cefl cefl
Be Successful with Us
Useful LinksUseful Links Call Us+91-022-27719977 Email Uscefl.nerul@gmail.com

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The Graduate Record Examination gauges the students’ performance at the undergraduate level and is of two types: the GRE (General Test) and the GRE (Subject Test).

GRE (General Test): The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills for students seeking a graduate program in the U.S. The General Test measures the skills that are not related to any specific field of study.

The General Test is Internet-based and can be taken as frequently as once a month and up to 5 times in a year. GRE scores are valid for five years.

The test has 3 sections (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) and takes about 4 hours to complete. The highest score that can be received on the GRE General Test is 1600.

GRE (Subject Tests): The GRE Subject Test measures undergraduate achievement in eight different disciplines. Each subject test is intended for students who have majored in a particular subject or have an extensive background in that specific area.

The GRE Subject Tests can be given up to three times a year at 6 different testing centers in India.


The GRE program is designed to help the student crack the test. It involves class lectures on core concepts taught by faculty who specialize in coaching for standardized tests. The coaching is carried out in small groups of about 20-25 students to maximize attention given to each student. Apart from lectures, all possible study material is provided in an organized manner to students for practice and review. Student is administered 15 full length tests before test date to experience fatigue and get realistic experience.

In addition, the program includes:

  • Not time bound but a result oriented program– KIC is with you until you feel adequately prepared to take the exam.
  • Personalized study plan for each student based on diagnostic test.
  • Unlimited access to computer test room and study space in centers.
  • Batch timings assigned around your commitments.
  • Score monitoring program that charts student’s progress throughout the program.
  • Library facility available to all students that provides access to all the best test prep material.

Structure of the Computer-delivered Test

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored1 Varies Varies
Research 2 Varies Varies

1. An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward your score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. Questions in the unscored section are being tried out either for possible use in future tests or to ensure that scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores from earlier editions.

2. An identified research section that does not count toward your score may be included in place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for ETS research purposes.

The Analytical Writing section will always be first. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and unidentified/unscored sections may appear in any order; therefore, you should treat each section as if it counts toward your score.