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The GRE General Test is one of the world's largest assessment programs for graduate admissions and the exam is conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). Over half-a-million individuals from over 160 countries take the GRE General Test every year, across 1,000 test centers set up by ETS. GRE scores of candidates are accepted at thousands of graduate programs around the world, for masters and doctorate degrees.

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    More than 1,200 business schools around the world accept the GRE scores, including top-ranked MBA programs according to The Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek along with a handful of US law schools accept GRE scores. Candidates looking to appear for their GRE examination will learn more about the GRE exam here

    Why take the GRE Exam?

    Apart from being one of the most commonly accepted exams by universities for admission to graduate programs, students looking to pursue masters, MBA, or Ph.D. are also required to appear for the GRE General Test. Also, students appear for the GRE exam to secure a merit-based scholarship for grad school. The GRE Test is accepted by thousands of graduate schools across the world. Apart from this, various Business and Law schools and different departments within these schools accept GRE test scores.

    Types of GRE

    There are two types of GRE tests, GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test.

    What is GRE General Test?

    Students seeking admission to MS courses in different fields in the US and various other countries appear for GRE General Test. Through this test, a candidate is evaluated on his analytical writing, quantitative ability, and verbal reasoning skills. The GRE Exam is conducted around the year, and candidates can appear for the GRE General Test as per their convenience. A large number of students opt for this test as the majority of universities across the world accept GRE scores.

    What is GRE Subject Test?

    The GRE Subject Test evaluates the candidates' ability on a particular subject. The subject tests are conducted in the following topics: Mathematics, Literature (English), Physics and Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry (Cell and Molecular Biology). Generally, this test is required for getting admission to specialized courses. The GRE General Test is offered year-round as a computer-delivered test in most locations around the world. The Paper-delivered GRE General Test is offered up to two times a year in areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available.

    GRE 2020: GRE Exam Key Information

    Gre Exam Key Information
    Exam Name GRE
    Official Website https://www.ets.org/gre
    Conducting body Educational Testing Service (ETS)
    Most popular for MS courses in the USA
    Also accepted for MBA courses outside Nigeria
    Mode of Exam Computer and Paper – delivered test
    GRE Fee ₦75,000
    Score Range

    Verbal Reasoning score range: 130–170

    Quantitative Reasoning score range: 130–170

    Analytical Writing score range: 0–6

    What are the Eligibility criteria for GRE Exam in Nigeria?

    There are no specific eligibility criteria for the GRE exam. Anyone can register for this exam, irrespective of age or qualifications. The only thing that a candidate is required to keep in mind is the fact that he/she would be required to produce their original valid international passport as proof of identity at the exam center, so candidates are required to have a valid passport before they register for the GRE exam.

    Age Criteria

    There is no age limit set for candidates wanting to appear for their GRE exam in Nigeria.

    Educational Qualification

    ETS has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GRE. However, candidates are expected to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university

    GRE Exam Fee

    Edugrade Services currently charge ₦75,000 for GRE General Test registration in Nigeria and charge ₦70,000 for GRE Subject Test registration in nigeria. Also, if the applicants want to change the center or reschedule the test then they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.

    GRE Cancellation Fee/ GRE Rescheduling Fee

    Candidates who must cancel or reschedule their GRE General Test registration are required to do so no later than 4 days before the test date or the GRE exam fee would be forfeited. Candidates would be required to pay $50 for rescheduling their GRE test. Apart from this, candidates are charged $50 if they want to change a subject in the GRE Subject Test.

    GRE Special Handling Requests

    Candidates wanting to avail additional services would be required to pay an extra fee for the same. Charges for special handling requests for services are mentioned below.

    Services

    Fee

    Late Registration Fee

    $40

    Standby testing

    $25

    Changing the test center

    $60

    Rescheduling fee for rest of the world

    $60

    GRE Subject Change Fee

    $60

     

    Forms of Payment

    Edugrade Services is accepting all Credit/debit cards, electronic bank transfer, Bank Deposit, Cash payment for the payment of Gre Fees. Modes of payment that are NOT accepted are post-dated checks, any currency other than US dollars and Naira.

    How to Register for GRE in Nigeria

    Registration for GRE can be done via our whatsapp, online, mail or in person at any of our office Nationwide. One can register for the GRE exam throughout the year. There are various test centres available for the GRE application. Click here to Register for the gre Exam .

    How to Book GRE Slot

    Whenever you plan to sit for the GRE exam in Nigeria, just check the appropriate Gre dates and Gre test centers to book your slot. Those who are thinking of pursuing an international Master or MBA degree, giving Gre must be on their priority list. Selecting dates is one of the most crucial factors as it is the first step in getting into your school of choice. It also depends on the college/university you are going to apply, as some universities have a single deadline where the candidates need to submit their Gre score reports before the deadline. Also, there are colleges that have rolling deadlines, here candidates have the option of submitting their Gre scores as per their convenience. So, based on your need, choose the Gre exam dates and the Gre test center and then do Gre Slot Booking. In addition to this, the candidate also needs to have a valid passport for showing as an identity proof. Click here to check Gre Available Dates and Centers .

    GRE 2020 Exam Centres

    In Nigeria, Gre is conducted in 4 cities: LAGOS | ABUJA | PORHTHARCOURT | OWERRI . NOTE: Candidates should always check the availability of their exam date and time before booking for the Gre exam in Nigeria. Click here to check Gre Available Dates and Centers

    GRE Exam Pattern

    GRE exam pattern is as follows - three sections, namely, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. The Analytical Writing section will always be the first, whereas, the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and unscored sections may appear in any order. Along with the time duration difference, the pattern also differs for paper-based and online exams.

    The GRE General Test consists of three sections

    • Analytical Writing

    • Verbal Reasoning

    • Quantitative Reasoning

    GRE pattern for the GRE Computer-based Exam in Nigeria

    Candidates looking to appear for the GRE General Test can find the detailed GRE Exam Pattern mentioned below.

    GRE Sections

    Paper-based

    Computer-based

     

    No. of Sections

    Duration

    No. of Sections

    Duration

    Analytical Writing

    2 sections- 2 tasks

    60 minutes

    1 section- two tasks

    60 minutes

    Verbal Reasoning

    2 sections- 50 questions

    70 minutes

    2 section- 40 questions

    60 minutes

    Quantitative Reasoning

    2 sections- 50 questions

    80 minutes

    2 section- 40 questions

    70 minutes

    Unscored

    NA

    NA

    Varies

    Varies

    Research

    NA

    NA

    Varies

    Varies

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    GRE Syllabus

    The GRE syllabus is different for both GRE tests, GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. General Test is the standard exam that tests students' verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills. Students who wish to pursue specialized subjects, need to take the Subject Test that might be required by the college/university they are seeking admission to, as Subject Test focuses on judging the candidate's expertise in specific fields.

    GRE Scores

    Candidates who have appeared for their GRE exam in Nigeria can access their GRE scores by logging into their GRE account using their credentials/ Login Details.

    When are GRE results available?

    Your official GRE test scores will be available in your account on the GRE website 7-10 days after your test date. They will be sent to the universities of your choice within three weeks of your test date. Once the results are out, you will receive an email from ETS that your official GRE result is available in your account.

    How is the GRE Score calculated?

    You need to have some idea about how the scoring pattern works to better understand how your GRE score will be calculated. The GRE Score Report comprises of the following components along with their score range according to the official website.

    Section

    Score Range

    Mean*

    Verbal Reasoning

    130–170

    150

    Quantitative Reasoning

    130–170

    152

    Analytical Writing

    0–6

    3.6

    Total

    260–340

    -

    *Source – ETS

     

    GRE Subject Test Score

    GRE Subject Test is calculated on a scale of 200 to 990 with an increment scale variation of 10 points.

    GRE Score Range

    The GRE score range can be understood with a section-wise distribution system: 

    • Verbal Reasoning score: On a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • Quantitative Reasoning score: On a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • Analytical Writing score: On a 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments
    • GRE Total Score: On a 260–340 score scale

     

    How long is GRE Score valid for?

    Candidates who have appeared for their GRE exam should be aware that their GRE score is valid for a period of five years from the day of the exam.

    GRE Cut-Off in Nigeria

    GRE is mainly made up of three sections, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning and students are given a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the test. While there is no blanket cut-off, every college and course accepting GRE scores would have their own cut-off listed on the official website. Candidates wanting to get admission into top Graduate Colleges are required to lean towards the higher margin.

    What is a Good GRE Score?

    If you are applying for MS courses in the US in particular, remember that colleges don't have minimum 'cutoff' marks required for admission. However, you still need to have an idea about average GRE scores across Top US universities.

    GRE Score Report

    Candidates wondering how their GRE Scores would look like when published can check out the sample GRE Score report below. (courtesy:https://www.ets.org/)

    GRE Preparation Tips in Nigeria

    Edugrade Services Provide several means for Gre Test takers in Nigeria to have a good score. We offer free onlines classes for test takers three(3) times a week and give out free practice test books when you registered with us.

    Who Accepts GRE?

    Those students who wish to enroll in graduate, business or law schools should opt for the GRE test. It is accepted by thousands of schools across the globe. You can check the list of MBA programs worldwide that accept the GRE General Test. Apart from this, you can check out the complete list of institutions and fellowship programs here.

    Universities accepting GRE Scores

    University accepting GRE Scores

    Verbal

    Quantitative

    Writing

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    158

    159

    5.3

    Stanford University

    159

    158

    4.8

    University of California, Berkeley

    153 – 156

    167

    4.5

    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    155

    167

    5.0

    University of Virginia

    163

    166

    4.5

    University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

    160

    167

    5.0

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

    158

    160

    4.5

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    158

    167

    4.3

    University of California – San Diego

    162

    160

    5.5

    University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

    155

    165

    4.0

    University of Wisconsin – Madison

    163

    163

    4.5

    University of Washington

    156

    167

    4.0

    Pennsylvania State University

    150

    165

    3.0

    University of Florida (UFL)

    154

    165

    3.0

    University of Texas, Austin

    155

    165

    4.0

    Ohio State University

    156

    165

    4.0

    California Institute of Technology

    160

    157

    5.0

    Duke University

    160

    160

    4.5

    University of Chicago

    158

    167

    4.0

    Northwestern University

    160

    160

    5.0

    Washington University in St. Louis

    161

    160

    5.0

    Johns Hopkins University

    163

    164

    4.8

    Rice University

    160

    167

    5.0

    Emory University

    153

    163

    4.0-6.0

    University of Notre Dame

    165

    165

    5.3

    Vanderbilt University

    157

    166

    4.8

    William and Mary

    158

    160

    4.5

    Johns Hopkins University

    159 162

    4.2

    Check our School Admission page for full list of Schools accepting Gre exam

    GRE for Engineering School

    Candidates who have appeared for their GRE can check out popular Computer Science & Engineering colleges abroad for admissions. GRE scores are widely accepted by engineering colleges across all courses.

    GRE for Business School

    Business schools across the globe use GRE scores for giving admission to MBA aspirants. Apart from this, students who want to pursue business programs and other specialized master's courses seeking admission in business schools worldwide also take the GRE test.

    GRE for Law School

    Those who are seeking admission in law school can also give the GRE Test. Various law schools across the world are accepting GRE General Test Scores for giving admission. Some of the law schools accepting GRE Scores are:

    American University Washington College of Law
    Brooklyn Law School
    Columbia Law School
    Florida International University College of Law
    John Marshall Law School
    Boston University School of Law
    Chicago-Kent College of Law
    Harvard Law School
    Cornell Law School
    New York University School of Law

     

    GRE Scholarships in Nigeria

    The GRE aspirants must note that ETS, the body that conducts GRE does not provide any scholarship even to the top scorers. There is no such thing as a GRE scholarship. Scholarships are provided by the graduate schools and GRE score is not the sole criterion for granting financial aid. Your academic background, work or research experience or any other achievements are also considered for awarding a scholarship. So, it doesn't mean that GRE scores are not important, they are given equal importance with other factors while applying for a scholarship. For a list of scholarships, visit our page on scholarships page or contact our admission processing department.

    Approved Gre Test Centers in Nigeria and their addresses:

    ABUJA

    Galaxy Uniprep Centre
    No. 3 Al-khums Close
    Off Lingu Crescent
    Opposite Red Cross Office
    by NNPC Station, Next to Sterlin Bank
    ABUJA - Nigeria

    ABUJA

    Global Distance Learning Institute
    Plot 825 Ralph Shabeinde street
    off ahmadu bello way Central business distric
    ABUJA FCT
    Nigeria

    LAGOS

    French Connection Nigeria Limited
    2nd Floor, The Landmark Building
    Lekki Epe Expressway
    NEAR VGC ROUNDABOUT
    IKOTA SHOPPING COMPLEX
    LAGOS - Nigeria

    LAGOS

    Electronic Test Company - Lagos
    JKK House
    229 IKORODU ROAD
    ILUPEJU LAGOS
    LAGOS - Nigeria

    PORTHARCOURT

    Jephthah Schools Ltd
    KM4 East-West Road
    Between Univ. of Port-Harcourt and Rumuokoro
    Academic Bldg.-First Floor
    Computer Lab/Resource Centre
    PORT HARCOURT - Nigeria

    OWERRI

    SWINTECH Computer Institute
    Government House Road
    Owerri

    – Nigeria

     

    GRE Exam FAQs

    Still, got doubts on GRE? Check out our frequently asked questions for more information on the GRE exam in Nigeria.

    Q. How many times can I retake the GRE test?

    A. Candidates can appear for the GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period.

    Q. How to register for the computer-based GRE test?

    A. Registration for GRE can be done via our whatsapp, online, mail or in person at any of our office Nationwide. One can register for the GRE exam throughout the year. There are various test centres available for the GRE application. Click here to Register for the gre Exam .

    Q. Can I get admission in an MBA program after giving GRE?

    A. Worldwide business schools offering MBA programs also accept GRE scores. Students, who wish to study MBA can also give GRE and enroll in top-most programs across the globe. However, it is always advisable to check with the exact requirements and the eligibility criteria of the college/university/program you want to enroll.

    Q. GRE vs. GMAT: Which Exam Should You Take?

    A. The major difference between GRE and GMAT is that GRE is widely accepted by colleges offering masters courses worldwide, whereas, GMAT is accepted by colleges offering business courses globally. Therefore, students who wish to enroll in a graduate school opt for GRE and those who want to attend business school take GMAT. Both the exams include a verbal and quantitative section. In the verbal section, GRE assesses the vocabulary of the candidates and in GMAT the focus in more on grammar. Further, the quantitative sections of the GMAT and GRE are quite similar.

    Q. Do graduate schools have any preference when it comes to GRE and GMAT?

    A. Although the general perception is that business schools prefer GMAT and graduate schools give more importance to GRE, however, there is no preference when it comes to selecting between both the exams. Still, aspirants are advised to go through the requirements of the program/institution where they wish to get enrolled before going for an exam.

    Q. How can I cancel my GRE score?

    A. Through GRE Score Select, candidates can select which score they want to report to the particular program they are applying to. Therefore, candidates need not cancel their scores in order to avoid reporting them. Although, candidates have the option to cancel their scores. After answering the last question, candidates will receive the option of canceling their scores. If the candidate opts for cancellation, not just one section but the complete test will be canceled.

    If your one section went good but the other was not so good, then don’t cancel the test otherwise the score for even one section won’t show up. Also, your score will be displayed once you accept them. Moreover, you won’t be able to cancel your scores once you viewed them.

    After seeing the score, you can select the colleges/courses you want to send your scores to. Also, the exam fee won’t be refunded after cancellation.

    Q. Is there any age limit for appearing for the GRE Exam? What is the eligibility criteria for appearing for GRE General Test?

    A. As such, there is no age limit mentioned by the ETS, the body that conducts GRE in Nigeria. Anyone, who wants to pursue a master’s degree can go for GRE if it is required by the college/university they are applying to.

    All those who want to pursue masters or business degree can opt for the GRE General Test. The applicant from different academic backgrounds can give this test. 

    Q. Where I can get prep material for GRE?

    A. The aspirants can get both free and paid GRE General Test preparation material from us. With the help of preparation tools like Magoosh, candidates can experience the feel of the actual test with the same test-taker friendly-design features that one will encounter on the test day. Students can experience features like an on-screen calculator, moving back and forth between questions, and changing answers within a section. Practicing with these features will help the aspirants in developing time management strategies and will make them familiar with the type of content they are going to see the test day.

    The aspirants can also get free study material for GRE Subject Tests from our official website. Those who registered for a subject test are advised to download the free practice book of the subject one wishes to appear for. The GRE Subject Test practice book comprises of a full-length test and answers key and test-taking strategies along with the information which will make them familiar with the test.

    Q. Can the GRE score be checked online?

    A. The scores of both GRE General and Subject tests can be viewed online. Generally, ETS, the body that conducts the GRE, declares the scores of the GRE General Test after 10 -15 days of the test. The official scores can be viewed in the ETS Account created by the aspirants at the time of registration.

    Also, the result of the GRE Subject test is declared almost after five weeks of the test date. Candidates are informed through email, so they can check their ETS account and send the official score reports to the score recipients.

    Q. How to send GRE Score Reports to the colleges/universities/institutions?

    A. In case of the computer-delivered GRE General Test, scores the candidates are asked to designate four score recipients at the test center. They can select not to send their score reports at that time and send them at later date by paying an additional fee.  

    In case of a paper-delivered test, the candidates are asked to designate four score recipients at the time of registration. Candidates can choose not to report the scores at that time and send the later by paying the additional fee.

    Q. How can I order Additional Score Reports?

    A. Additional Score Reports can be ordered online, through the mail. The aspirants are charged a fee of $27 for sending Additional Score Reports to every score recipient. Moreover, aspirants have the option of selecting the most recent, all or any specific test scores for GRE General or Subject Test. Also, the Score Report request cannot be changed, canceled or refunded once submitted.

    Q. How can I change the location and time of my test?

    A. The aspirant should change or cancel the test registration no later than four days before the test date or his/her test fee will be fortified. If the candidate cancels the exam within the above mentioned time period, then he/she will be refunded half of the original test fee. Apart from this, if a candidate reschedules the exam, then he/she will be charged $60.

    Q. How many times one can take the GRE General and Subject Test?

    A. Candidates can take the computer-based GRE General Test up to five times in a rolling 12-month period. Also, the candidate can retake the exam once every 30 days.

    The GRE Subject test can be taken as frequently as they are conducted. Also, candidates can take this exam many times if they think their true ability is not reflected.

    Q. What is the difference between GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test?

    A. Candidates looking to pursue masters opt for the GRE General Test whereas the GRE Subject Test measures candidates’ ability in a particular subject. Before registering for the Subject test, a candidate should always check with the college/program where one is applying actually requires a GRE Subject test or not. Only then a candidate should give the subject test, else there is no need to give the subject test along with the general test.

     


     

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