GRE In Nigeria? What’s that about?
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) 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 (ETS) who created it in 1949. According to ETS, the goal of the GRE Test is to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning.
The GRE examination/test is taken two – four times in a month on weekends, throughout the year at certified pro-metric centers. There are various GRE test centers in Nigeria, and the computer based centers are located in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja only.
Test takers are allowed to sit for the GRE examination only five times within a space of a year and the test can be taken just once in a month. Any student who disregards this rule, does that at his/her own detriment and such action could earn him/her a ban from future testing or cancellation of scores. ETS does not release scores that are older than 5 years, although graduate program policies on the acceptance of scores older than 5 years will vary.
The content of the GRE consists of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers. The minimum score accepted by educational institutions (schools) differs from school to school. Each school usually sets its own minimum score, so a prospective student will need to contact the international admission office of his/her school of interest.
The computer-based GRE General Test consists of six sections. The first section is always the analytical writing section which involves separately timed issue and argument tasks. The next five sections consist of two verbal reasoning modules, two quantitative reasoning modules and either an experimental or research module which may occur in any order. The experimental section does not count towards the final score but is not distinguished from the scored sections
WANT TO REGISTER?
You can register for the GRE test on www.theeducationalresourceagency.com. Reading materials for the test are available for download as well as tutorial classes for the test to ensure a pass grade.
GRE Test days in Nigeria are as follows:
CBT in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
|Monday, September 19, 2016|
|Thursday, September 22, 2016|
|Thursday, September 29, 2016|
|Sunday, October 02, 2016|
|Monday, October 03, 2016|
|Wednesday, October 12, 2016|
|Thursday, October 20, 2016|
|Sunday, October 30, 2016|