Big savings for GRE test takers announced

With the introduction of the GRE revised General Test,ETS will offer a limited-time 50-percent discount on the test fee.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: June 28, 2010 7:22 pm

With the introduction of the GRE revised General Test,ETS will offer a limited-time 50-percent discount on the test fee to all individuals who take the test between August 1 and September 30,2011.

The announcement appeared on the GRE website when ETS revealed a completely new test-taker section designed to educate potential graduate and business school students about the GRE revised General Test.

“We know students are going to find the overall testing experience better with the introduction of the GRE revised General Test,” says David G. Payne,VP and COO for Graduate and College Programs at ETS.

The GRE revised General Test will deliver many new features when it is introduced in 2011. Some of the new things test takers will notice:

* More questions featuring real-life scenarios to better reflect the kind of thinking students will do in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs

* Less reliance on vocabulary out of context,more emphasis on reading — and no antonyms or analogies

* Many new navigation features,including the ability to skip questions and go back to them later within a section for a better test-taking experience

* New answer types,such as filling in a number or providing more than one response when asked,so students can better demonstrate what they know

* An on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section*

In addition to the 50-percent discount,test takers around the world will find that the GRE revised General Test delivers other good news as well. Starting in August 2011,the split-test administration will be eliminated in China (including Hong Kong),Korea and Taiwan,and will be replaced with computer-based testing one to two times per month. Candidates testing in those regions will be able to take the Verbal,Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections on computer,all on the same day. “We are so pleased to be able to provide increased access to students in those regions as well as an overall better testing experience,” says Payne. “This change is especially important since a rapidly growing number of students from Asia are taking the GRE General Test.”

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