For information on registration, test fees, and test preparation materials for the rGRE - both the General Exam and the Subject exams, please visit the GRE website: http://www.ets.org/gre/.
The Revised Graduate Record Examinations® (rGRE®) General Test is a computer-based test that measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills appropriate for graduate level study.
The University of Oregon Testing Office is an official ETS computer-based testing site and offers the rGRE General exam on a continuous date basis. The rGRE® General test costs $195.00. Appointments can be made online at the GRE registration website, or by calling Prometric Services at 1-800-473-2255.
rGRE® General Test Overview
The rGRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.
Verbal Reasoning — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
- analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
- select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
- understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts
Quantitative Reasoning — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
- understand quantitative information
- interpret and analyze quantitative information
- solve problems using mathematical models
- apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics
Analytical Writing — The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
- articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
- support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
- examine claims and accompanying evidence
- sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
- control the elements of standard written English
GRE® Subject Tests Overview
The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
Who Takes Them and Why?
Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study.
The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in the evaluation of grades and recommendations. Some Subject Tests yield subscores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses of individual students' preparation and may be useful for guidance and placement purposes.
Where Do People Take Them?
The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year in:
Any accredited graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. An institution seeking accreditation can receive test takers' scores if approved by the GRE Board.
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