The GRE or Graduate Record Examination, is a standardized aptitude test offered by a private educational testing and measurement organization known as ETS (Educational Testing Services). THE GRE is administered throughout the world including Pakistan. This examination is designed to measure the candidate’s aptitude for graduate study. It is the most widely used test in the United States and rest of the world including in Pakistan as well. Whenever a student apply to a university from other country, he is asked by the university to submit GRE score for evaluation. Specially, a scholarship or some type of financial aid or Grant is offered for higher score in GRE. There are two forms of the GRE:
The general test specifically measures the candidate’s verbal, quantitative and analytical writing aptitude. The test is now most commonly offered in a computer-based format
instead of the older paper-based format. In Pakistan, NTS-GAT is commonly known as GRE Local. The format of GAT and GRE are quite different. If you are interested in taking GAT
The subject tests are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of the subject matter in a particular discipline. Subject tests are offered in the following areas
- Computer Science
- English Literature
In Pakistan only a few universities require these subject test scores in addition to the general test when applying to the Ph.D. program.