I wanna know about GRE dates and which mode is preferable offline or online. How many times can a person appear?And is it possible to get into MIT, Harvard, and Stanford?

I am in caste, so the government is gonna pay all fees of whichever college I am getting into. I am trying to do MS in CS. I wanna know when I can appear for GRE. How much do I need to prepare?

Asked by Pratik Mahajan over 1 year ago

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Vanshika Yadav

Vanshika Yadav

MentR-Me Team

Most master's abroad programmes and doctorate degree programmes at prestigious US, UK, German, and Canadian universities need the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) updated General Test. Exam development and administration are done by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

As a result of the Pandemic, many students were unable to take the GRE in person. Therefore, ETS moved the exam to an online format. The offline and online versions of the GRE are similar.

Cost of the GRE Exam:

When reserving a seat for your exam, you must pay the GRE fee of 205 US Dollars (this amount may vary depending on the country).

For students who can demonstrate financial need, ETS also provides financial aid. When applying for financial assistance, you must complete out a Fee Reduction form and attach a copy of your FAFSA Student Aid Report. The financial aid is a GRE fee waiver/fee reduction programme (SAR). After completing the form, you must send the report along with it, and ETS will inform you of the following steps.

Best time to take GRE:

Aspirants mostly focus on the Fall and Spring semesters. When you are certain that you can ace, the test is the ideal time to take the GRE in the fall and spring. Throughout the year, the GRE exam is administered practically every weekend. There isn't a specific day or hour when you can perform well. To determine the ideal time range, they only need to be aware of the Fall or Spring timeline.

Preparation strategies for GRE:

You must schedule a GRE date first. We advise scheduling your GRE exam three to six months in advance. You must do this in order to establish a goal since you operate more effectively under pressure.

Take your first GRE mock test without any preparation after scheduling the GRE exam date. This will enable you to identify your areas of strength and weakness.

For the first several months of preparation, it's important to concentrate on the weaker portions of the GRE.

Up to 2-4 hours a day might be spent learning and comprehending the concepts. But keep in mind that repetition is the key.

You should continue working on both verbal and quantitative skills at the same time.

The finest books and resources for the GRE actually vary from person to person. However, we have selected the best books that may aid you in your quest for success.

The following are some of the top GRE study guides:

  • Official ETS GRE Guide (2nd Edition)
  • New GRE from Barron (19TH EDITION)
  • The Verbal Workbook by Barron
  • Workbook for Math by Barron
  • Strategies, Practice, and Review for the Kaplan GRE Premier/New GRE.


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