What is the GRE exam?

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What is the GRE exam?

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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized examination that is typically taken by individuals who apply to graduate programs within the United States. By and large, most graduate programs will require that applicants send in their GRE score; that said, there are some programs that do not require these scores. The GRE comprises of verbal, quantitative, and writing sections. The verbal reasoning and the quantitative reasoning each has, at the minimum, two distinct sections. Each section has twenty questions. Typically, the exam will also add an additional verbal or quantitative section, which will not be graded. The writing section requires that students write an essay on an issue prompt and an argument prompt. The lowest possible score on the quantitative and verbal portions is 260; while the high possible score is 340. Each essay is scored out of six points; therefore, the highest possible score is 12.

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