The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service. The test was established in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Annual number of test takers: 584,677 (2016)
Knowledge / skills tested: Analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning
Scores / grades used by: Most graduate schools in USA, and few in other countries
Score / grade validity: 5 years
Purpose: Admissions to masters and doctoral degree programs in various universities
Developer / administrator: Educational Testing Service


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