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Old December 14th, 2016, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Graduate record examination vs GMAT

As you are asking for Graduate record examination and GMAT entrance exam which require for admission in abroad universities , so I am telling same for you:

Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most Graduate Schools in the United States. It was created and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949.

Type Computer-based or paper-based standardized test.
Developer / administrator Educational Testing Service
Knowledge / skills tested Analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning.
Purpose Admissions to masters and doctoral degree programs in various universities.
Year started 1949
Duration About 3 hours and 45 minutes (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section).
Score / grade range Analytical writing: 0.0 to 6.0 (in 0.5 point increments),
Verbal reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments),
Quantitative reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments).
Score / grade validity 5 years
Offered
Computer-based test: Multiple times a year (depends on availability of the test center).
Paper-based test: Up to 3 times a year in October, November and February.
Restrictions on attempts
Computer-based test: Can be taken only once after 21 days from the day of exam in every year. Maximum of 5 times a year. (Applies even if candidate cancels scores on a test taken previously.)
Paper-based test: Can be taken as often as it is offered.
Countries / regions
About 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries.
(Paper-based test offered only in areas where computer-based testing is not available.)
Languages English
Annual no. of test takers Over 655,000 in 2012
Prerequisites / eligibility criteria No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelors degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate. Fluency in English assumed.
Fee
US$ 205
(Limited offers of "Fee Reduction Program" for U.S. citizens or resident aliens who demonstrate financial need, and for national programs in United States that work with underrepresented groups.
Scores / grades used by Most graduate schools in USA, and some in other countries.

Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

Type Computer-based standardized test
Developer / administrator Graduate Management Admission Council
Knowledge / skills tested Quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, integrated reasoning, analytical writing.
Purpose Admissions in graduate management programs of business schools.
Year started 1953
Duration 3.5 hours
Score / grade range Quantitative section: 0 to 60, in 1 point increments (only 6 to 51 reported),
Verbal section: 0 to 51, in 1 point increments (only 6 to 51 reported),
Integrated reasoning section: 1 to 8, in 1 point increments,
Analytical writing assessment: 0.0 to 6.0, in 0.5 point increments.
Total score: 200 to 800.
Score / grade validity 5 Years
Offered Multiple times a year.
Countries / regions 600 test centers in 114 countries.
Languages English
Annual no. of test takers About 250,000 in a year
Prerequisites / eligibility criteria No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelors degree holders and undergraduate students who are about to graduate. Fluency in English assumed.
Fee US$ 250
Scores / grades used by More than 2,100 universities/business schools in US and other countries.
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