GRE-Graduate Record Examinations

GRE® 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 can take the General / Standard or both of the GRE® exams. 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.

GRE® Subject

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. 

Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these seven disciplines:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

GRE® Subject Test Dates and Registration Process

The Subject Tests are given at paper-delivered test centers worldwide three times a year, in:

  • September
  • October
  • April

If you intend to take the GRE® Subject test you will need to register online, for more information regarding registration deadlines and fees, please visit the GRE® website (

GRE® General Test

The GRE revised General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all.

GRE® General Test Sections



Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing
(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

35 minutes per section








Registration Process

Applicants may register for the GRE general test by visiting or calling Prometric Regional Registration Center (RRC) 0031-320-239-530 in the Netherlands.

If you do not have a credit card that works internationally, AMIDEAST offers a service allowing you to pay in local currency for a small additional fee. Please contact or visit our office for details.

Note that you must present a SIGNED & VALID PASSPORT or National Identification Card to the test center administrator on test day that matches exactly the name you used when registering.

It is recommended to reserve your seat at least two months before your chosen test date, to ensure test seat availability.

Test Dates at AMIDEAST Ramallah Test Center

The 2017 test dates are:

Test Dates at AMIDEAST Gaza Test Center

In Gaza, the GRE test is paper based and offered offered three times a year, February, October and November.  Exact dates are still to be announced for 2017. 


Need Help Preparing for the test?

To help prospective test takers practice for the GRE® TOEFL, AMIDEAST offers GRE® self-study book.


For more information visit any of our AMIDEAST offices or contact the WB testing department at 00972 2 240 8023 ext. 102 or the Gaza testing department on 00972 8 282 4635 ext 102 or send an email to