GRE Test Prep Classes Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE

GRE® Exam Preparation

What is the GRE®?

A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE® scores. 

The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires.

The GRE® test has three parts - Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE® test structure:

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An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.

An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), which works under the direction of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE®www.gre.org

What is the scoring scale for the GRE®?

  • The AWA section grades are from 0-6 in 0.5 point increments.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increments.
  • The Verbal Reasoning section grades are from 130-170 in 1 point increments.
  • Total scores are from 260-340 in 1 point increments; AWA scores are separate.

GRE® FAQ’s

Does admission to universities depend only on GRE scores?

GRE Score is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GRE score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.

Its not possible to improve your acedemic grades or ex-employers , but you can attempt to get a good GRE Score and improve your application profile.

Does one have to be a graduate for taking the GRE Exam in UAE?

Anybody can take the GRE exam irrespective of their educational qualification. But you have to be a graduate to start your Masters Program.

What is the cost/registration fee for the GRE?

The GRE Exam fee is USD 205. The test takers can chose to submit the GRE Scores to 4 universities free of charge while taking the exam.

How do I register for the GRE Test  in UAE?

You can register for GRE online or by phone or by mail. The detailed information about registering for the GRE can be found at www.ets.org

If you are facing any difficulty, feel free to contact the One Attempt Team for assistance.

How many times in a year is the GRE exam held?

GRE is offered usually on all working days in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (ie, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). The schedule can be obtained at www.ets.org

How many times can I take the GRE Test?

GRE can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 21 calendar days between 2 tests. However one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year. It is advisable not to appear for GRE too many times as it may affect the applicant’s candidature.

What is the validity of the GRE exam?

GRE score is valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.

How soon do I get my GRE score?

You will see your GRE score for the math and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam and will receive the unofficial score print. The official GRE scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you and to the universities you have chosen.

How do I pass on my GRE score to the colleges where I want to apply to? What happens if I want to cancel the GRE test score and reinstate?

After the GRE exam, the student will see his scores. He will be given the option to cancel the score. Cancelled scores will not appear on his score report. Universities will not know that a student had cancelled a score earlier. Cancelled scores can be reinstated within 60 days by paying a fee of $50. (So, if a student takes the GRE and doesn’t get a good score, he can cancel the score and retake the exam after 21 days. If this second score is lower than the previous one that he had cancelled, he can reinstate the previous one.)

How do I pass on my GRE score to the colleges where I want to apply to?

The universities only accept official GRE scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $27.

If I take the GRE more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score. If you have taken the GRE multiple times, you can choose the score that you want to sent to the university.

If the application deadline of University X is July 15, by when should I take the GRE test?

Technically, you can take GRE as late as July 15. However, it is best to take the GRE at least 15 days before the deadline so that you have enough time to prepare the other parts of the application.

Do I need to have the GRE score at the time of applying to universities?

Yes, you need to have the GRE score with you at the time of applying. You need not have the AWA score. Ensure to send official GRE Score to the university.

Which graduate and business school institutions accept GRE scores?

See the complete list of institutions (PDF) using GRE scores and their official ETS code number. Business schools worldwide accept GRE scores for their MBA, specialized master's and other doctoral business programs, including many top-ranked programs. View the most current list of business schools accepting GRE scores for MBA admissions.

Which MBA programs accept GRE scores?

Business schools worldwide accept GRE scores for their MBA, specialized master's and other doctoral business programs, including many top-ranked programs. View the most current list of business schools accepting GRE scores for MBA admissions.

What happens if I cancel my exam date?

If the test registration is cancelled till 4 days ahead of the test, 50% of the fees will be refunded. After that, there will be no refunds. (So, it’s advisable for students to reschedule rather to cancel.)

What happens if I reschedule my GRE test?

The test date and the test center can be changed till 4 days ahead of the test date by paying a fee of $ 50.

GRE® Classroom Training

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  • 16 classes of 3 hours each
  • 6 months validity on each registration
  • Comprehensive study material and GRE Official Guide included
  • One-on-one review and doubt clearing sessions with faculty
  • Access to computer aided tests
  • Access to 1Attempt exhaustive question bank
  • Preliminary counseling session on admission to Universities
  • Lab facility with 10-12 computer adaptive tests
  • Test reviews with faculty
  • Onsite library available for self study and practice

GRE ATTEMPT OPTIONS

A) Attempt GRE 8 Week Program- Regular Batch

8 Weeks Classroom training
Classes on weekends

B) Attempt GRE 4 Week Program- Fast Track Batch

4 Week Classroom training
Classes on weekdays (evening) and weekends

C) Attempt GRE 1 Week Program- Intense Training

Intense 5 Hours daily classroom training
Leave from work is mandatory as classes will be on weekdays and weekends

D) Attempt GRE Private Program- One on One

Classes as per student's availability and requirement

With the Classroom Training package, we also include a complimentary admissions counseling session that will help you use your high scores to achieve the highest quality university education possible.

For students who are interested in more comprehensive, step-by-step, assistance with the university admissions process, we offer separate packages as part of our Admissions Counseling division. These packages include complete assistance in choosing universities, editing essays, filling out applications, and preparing for interviews. For more information, please view our Admissions Counseling page.

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