The Graduate Record Examination is a standardized aptitude test widely used for admission to postgraduate programmes throughout the USA and many other countries in the world. This exam serves test takers in many ways, let’s take a look at few.
The GRE exam is taken to get admission into graduate schools and even to secure a merit-based fellowship. The sole purpose of this exam is to help the qualifiers of this exam to secure admission into the Masters or Doctoral programs in the graduate schools abroad. Recently, some of the business schools have also started accepting GRE scores as part of the admission criteria. It is only the general test which has been designed to evaluate the performance of various applicants on the same level of skills. As it is not easy to compare various applicants’ personal statements, recommendation letters, and GPAs but it becomes easier for graduate schools to compare their GRE scores. If you are applying to math related field quant score will be given the priority and if you are applying to field related to English literature your verbal score will be given the priority. Some programmes also mention in their websites the maximum and minimum scores they expect from a candidate. Students from various backgrounds and undergraduate schools apply to the same graduate schools. And, therefore, GRE exam is a fair way to select students of the same level. Although there are many credentials being considered, but still GRE exam solely stands to be the most crucial one. There is no need to worry even if your graduation marks are not so good, as you can still aim to do exceptionally well in the GRE, to widen your opportunities. So you still have a chance to surpass the ones who are with high GRE scores. The overall purpose of why GRE exam is to be taken, is to test your ability and evaluate how successful you will be in the chosen program