The GRE stands for the Graduate Record Examination. It’s a standardized test commonly required for admission to graduate programs in various disciplines worldwide. The test is designed to assess a candidate’s readiness and suitability for graduate-level academic work.

Administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the GRE evaluates a test-taker’s skills in verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. It’s accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools globally for admission into various master’s and doctoral degree programs.

The GRE is a computer-based test that assesses critical thinking, analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning skills. The scores obtained in the GRE are utilized by admissions committees as a benchmark to evaluate applicants’ readiness for the academic rigors of graduate studies.

Overview of the GRE Test

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) test pattern consists of three main sections:

Verbal Reasoning: This section assesses the ability to analyze and evaluate written material. It includes reading comprehension, text completion, and sentence equivalence questions.

Quantitative Reasoning: This section evaluates math skills and problem-solving abilities. It includes questions related to arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.

Analytical Writing: This section measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Test-takers are required to write two essays: an “Issue Task” essay expressing and supporting their perspective on a given issue, and an “Argument Task” essay critiquing an argument provided.

Additionally, the GRE may contain an unscored or research section that can appear at any point after the Analytical Writing section. This section is used for ETS research purposes and does not contribute to the test taker’s score.

The GRE is a computer-based test and is typically taken at designated test centers. Scores for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections range from 130 to 170 in one-point increments, while the Analytical Writing section is scored from 0 to 6 in half-point increments.

Candidates can choose the order in which they want to attempt the sections: either Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, followed by Analytical Writing, or vice versa.

GRE Test Types Available in Nepal

The GRE examination in Nepal offers two distinct types: the GRE General and the GRE Subject Test.

GRE General Exam in Nepal (Test Center)

Aspiring candidates pursuing master’s, doctoral, or law programs abroad typically opt for the GRE General Test. This evaluation assesses students’ quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and critical thinking abilities. These skills, acquired throughout their academic journey, are not specific to any particular subject or field of study. Thus, the GRE aligns with the prerequisites for admission to sought-after graduate programs, including Law and Business, at esteemed global institutions.

The ETS General Exam takes place on computers at designated ETS test centers. AECC Global Nepal offers comprehensive preparation resources to help students achieve high scores and secure admission to their preferred institutions.

GRE General Exam in Nepal (At Home)

In light of COVID-19 safety measures, the GRE General Test at home provides a convenient option for students seeking to take the test from the comfort of their residences. This home-based test can be conducted on a personal computer, either in a secure location or at home, under proctor supervision. A software check is mandatory to prevent any glitches or instances of malpractice.

The “at-home GRE General test” closely resembles the format of the test administered at official test centers. A significant advantage is its round-the-clock availability, providing candidates the flexibility to register and take the test at their preferred times throughout the week.

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Requirements for Taking the GRE Test at Home

Hardware and Software Specifications:


  • Laptop or Desktop computer (Tablets, mobile devices, and Chromebooks are not permitted).
  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 8 / MAC 10.5 or higher.
  • Dual monitors are prohibited.


  • Download the ETS Secure Test Browser.
  • Install the appropriate Windows or MAC version.
  • Complete the Equipment Check.


  • Utilize internal or external speakers to communicate with the proctor.
  • Earphones or headsets are not allowed.


  • Use a separate microphone for communication (not part of a headset).
  • Camera
  • Built-in camera or webcam must be used.
  • The camera should offer a 360-degree view to the proctor.


The GRE is used for admission to a wide range of graduate programs, while the GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business schools (MBA programs).
You can take the GRE once every 21 days, up to five times within a continuous rolling 12-month period.
GRE scores for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning range from 130 to 170, while Analytical Writing scores range from 0 to 6.
Some graduate programs require GRE scores as part of the admission process, while others may not. It’s essential to check the specific requirements of the programs you’re interested in.
Yes, the GRE is available in both in-person and at-home testing formats. The at-home GRE test allows candidates to take the exam from their homes using a computer with live supervisors.


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