Virtually all Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Schools in the U.S require that you take the GRE. The test, conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS) has computer-based and paper-based testing options. The computer-based GRE is given year round. You may take the GRE once every 21 days and up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Candidates must acquire a GRE Account, register for the exam and submit payment ($195) to ETS. Computer-based test centers are located in Lexington, Louisville, Nashville (TN), Memphis (TN), Clarksville (TN), and Knoxville (TN).
The overall testing time for the computer-based GRE is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section. 1) analytical writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) 30 minutes per task; 2) verbal reasoning (two sections) 30 minutes per section; 3) quantitative reasoning (two sections) 35 minutes per section. Verbal and quantitative reasoning are scored from 130-170, in 1 point increments where as analytical writing is scored from 0-6, in half point increments. A 152 in verbal reasoning and 153 in quantitative reasoning typically scores around the 53% ile. A 4.0 in analytical writing typically scores around the 54% ile.
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