stands for the Graduate Record Examinations. It is a standardized test used as an admission requirement for many graduate schools not only in the United States, but also in other English speaking countries.
There are two different types of GRE: the General Test and the Subject Test (offered in 17 specific areas) and, depending on your university requirements, you take the General or both of them. The test scores are used by admissions officials to predict your academic performance in a graduate program. The GRE General Test
measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.
“The GRE® Subject Tests have excellent predictive validity and can be a strong component in admissions decisions. However, usage for the different Subject Test titles varies among disciplines.
Over the past several years, the number of individuals taking the GRE Computer Science Test has declined significantly. As a result, the GRE Program has decided to discontinue the GRE Computer Science Test. The test will be offered for the last time in April 2013. All other GRE Subject Tests will continue to be administered during the 2013-2014 testing year.
Universities that receive Computer Science Subject scores have been notified of our plans to discontinue the test.
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