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THE LATEST YOU CAN REGISTER FOR A TEST IS: 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE EXAM DATE
REGISTRATION SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF SPOTS The GRE is required by those graduate programs in the scientific, social and artistic fields.
The GRE wants to measure your academic skills through verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections, respectively. The overall test is graded over 1600 points. The test is given in two formats: paper-based and computer based. In Ecuador, the test is given in the paper-based format, twice a year.
Test takers will be asked to write two brief essays for the analytical writing section. The 45-minute "Present Your Perspective on an Issue" task states an opinion on an issue of general interest and asks test takers to address the issue from any perspective(s) they wish, and to provide relevant reasons and examples to explain and support their views. The 30-minute "Argument" task presents a different challenge: it requires test takers to critique an argument by discussing its logical soundness. The two tasks are complementary in that one requires test takers to construct their own arguments by making claims and providing evidence supporting their positions on the issue, whereas the other requires them to critique someone else's argument by assessing its claims and evaluating the evidence it provides.
Three scores will be reported on the new General Test: (1) a verbal reasoning score reported on the existing 200 to 800 verbal score scale, (2) a quantitative reasoning score reported on the existing 200 to 800 quantitative score scale, and (3) a score for the analytical writing section reported on the existing 1 to 6 Writing Assessment score scale, with half-point increments. Score recipients will be provided with brief descriptions of the analytical writing abilities characteristic of particular score levels. The great majority of analytical writing scores will be reported along with verbal and quantitative scores within the current score reporting time frame of 4 weeks following the test administration.
GRE SUBJECT TEST
The GRE Subject tests were designed to help graduate school admissions committees and scholarship sponsors evaluate how qualified applicants are in their specific areas of study. These exams also provide students with an evaluation of their own knowledge and education.
The scores of these exams are meant to demonstrate the command of subjects commonly studied at college level and as preparation for graduate studies. Since previous academic achievement is a good predictor of future academic success, these scores help predict the performance of a student at the graduate level. Also, because these tests are standardized, their scores allow the comparison of different students across a variety of undergraduate educational institutions and academic programs. Some Subject Tests provide partial grades within the global score, which indicate the strengths and weaknesses in the preparation of he students and can help them better plan for their future studies.
Subejct Tests can be taken in the following areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biolog, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.
VALIDITY OF SCORES: 5 YEARS
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