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graduate record examination - gre

Edify Group of Companies
Nov 3, 2022

Graduate Record Examination - GRE


The GRE test is a specialized academic test that enables students to attach an outstanding achievement to their university applications, helping them achieve admission into the top graduate, business or law schools across the globe. The GRE in Pakistan is an excellent choice to show the academic capabilities of the applicant. 

The GRE test in Pakistan comprises three main sections. Each section has a number of questions that are to be answered in a limited time slot. The sections are:

  1. Verbal Reasoning

  2. Quantitative Reasoning 

  3. Analytical Writing

Each section aims to test different skills of the Pakistani Student of GRE test. A detailed explanation with what to expect in each section is given below. 

VERBAL REASONING:

This section aims to test the student’s capabilities of:

  • Critical analysis and drawing conclusions from discourse, reasonings from incomplete data, identifying the author’s point of view/perspective, and understanding literal, figurative, and other levels of meanings. 

  • Highlighting important/unnecessary points while categorizing them into separate sections. 

  • Summary writing

  • Text structure analysis

  • Understanding the meanings of words or sentences along with the relationship among words and concepts.

QUANTITATIVE REASONING: 

This section aims to test the student’s capabilities of:

  • Understanding and interpreting numerical/quantitative information

  • Using mathematical formulae to solve problem questions

  • Application of algebraic formulas, arithmetic formulas, geometrical questions, and data analysis. 

ANALYTICAL WRITING:

This section aims to test the student’s capabilities of:

  • Articulating and implementing ideas in a clear, efficient manner

  • Supporting ideas with supportive reasoning and factual examples

  • Carrying a coherent discussion

The analytical writing section demands specific, focused responses to each question. This leaves very little leeway for the candidate to jump off the track. Therefore, being coherent and to the point is very important. 


WHERE TO TAKE GRE TEST IN PAKISTAN:

There are over 1000 GRE test centers around the globe covering 160 countries. GRE test in Pakistan is conducted in the four major cities of Pakistan:

  1. Islamabad

  2. Karachi

  3. Lahore 

  4. Faisalabad 

The test centers for the GRE test in Pakistan are authorized official centers. The exact locations of GRE test centers in Pakistan can be found at GRE Test Centers in Pakistan.

The best educational consultant in Pakistan is Edify group of companies. Edify group of companies is the best GRE consultant in Pakistan for GRE students. At edify, students can gain professional consultancy for GRE through offices in Multan, Lahore, and Faisalabad. Edify is one of the best GRE consultants in Faisalabad & Lahore. 

FEES: 

The fee for the GRE test in Pakistan is set at $205. However, the fee reduction program is also available to Pakistani GRE test students. Eligibility criteria for fee reduction in Pakistan require the candidate to demonstrate whether:

  • They are in need of financial support

  • They are unemployed 

  • They work for national programs that represent and work with underrepresented groups.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GRE TEST IN PAKISTAN:

The documentation required for GRE test in Pakistan is:

  • Original ID

  • Recent Photograph

  • ETS account 

TYPES OF GRE TEST:

There are two types of GRE tests:

  1. GRE general test

  2. GRE subject test

The GRE general test comprises the aforementioned sections and topics. However, the GRE subject test is slightly different. The GRE subject test in Pakistan is for Pakistani students who wish to continue their higher education in a specific field of studies, such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, or psychology. For each subject, there is a different exam. 

CHEMISTRY: 

The chemistry GRE subject test in Pakistan consists of about 130 MCQs based questions. The areas of chemistry from where the test is formulated are:

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

MATHEMATICS:

The Mathematics GRE test in Pakistan consists of 66 MCQs and these questions are from calculus, algebra, number theory, and some other areas of Math. 

PHYSICS:

This test consists of 100 5-choice questions. The exam is made up of questions from:

  • Classical Mechanics

  • Electromagnetism

  • Thermodynamics

  • Quantum Mechanics

  • Atomic physics

  • Special Relativity

  • Laboratory Methods

  • Specialized Topics

HOW THE GRE TEST IS SCORED:

GRE test in Pakistan is scored differently according to each section. For example, the Analytical writing section is scored on a 0-6 point basis. Whereas, the quantitative reasoning section is scored on the basis of correct answers to the presented questions.

QUANTITATIVE AND VERBAL REASONING SCORING:

This section is divided into two measures. Each measure has various questions, and the number of correct answers from both measures are calculated, known as the raw score. Further, this raw score is equated and a final score is given. The students are first given the first measure and the second measure is provided by the computer according to the student’s performance in the first measure. Equating the raw score means that the scores are not discriminatory regardless of which second section was opted by the student. This provides an unbiased, fair scoring.

ANALYTICAL WRITING:

Each essay is read and scored carefully by a highly trained examiner on a 6 point scale. The examiner take into consideration how coherent and relatable the essay is to the provided question or topic. Basically, the quality of writing is the major consideration. Secondly, the highly advanced e-rater scoring engine is used and it further checks the essay in deep detail, primarily focusing on the writing proficiency. Then, both the scores of the individual examiner and e-rater are assessed, and an average in calculated. This is the final score. However, this is the case only when the e-rater and human examiner scores are in a close match. In case they do not match closely, a second human examiner checks the exam and the average of both human examiners’ scores is the final score achieved by the student. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

CAN THE GRE TEST IN PAKISTAN BE TAKEN ONLINE?

Yes, the GRE test in Pakistan can be taken online at the Prometric test centers available in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. 

HOW CAN PAKISTANI STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THE GRE TEST?

There are numerous academies that offer round-the-clock classes for GRE test preparation. Alongside that, the ETS website also offers various coursebooks that can be bought online in electronic copies which may prove to be very useful. 

Edify group of companies also provides the best GRE test preparation services in Pakistan. One of the best educational consultants in Lahore, Faisalabad, and Multan is edify group with numerous success cases in our portfolio. 




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