The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Introduction
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures your ability to handle graduate-school level work through verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning questions. Graduate school admissions committees use your score to gauge your abilities and compare it with those of other applicants.
On the GRE, you will receive a “scaled score” within a range of 200-800 for each of the three sections (verbal, quantitative, and analytical). You can score no higher than 800 or lower than 200 on any one section.
GRE Subject Tests
another exam you might have to take is a GRE Subject Test. These exams are designed to test your knowledge of a particular subject area, such as English, chemistry, or sociology. In all, there are sixteen tests covering a variety of topics. However, not every graduate school or program requires a subject test. Check the admissions requirements of the schools you’re considering.