The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance – Socrates

About GRE® (Graduate Record Exam)

Whether you are planning to go to graduate school, including business or law — or just exploring your options — you are taking an important step toward your future. It is a smart move to show schools your best and with the GRE General Test, you can!
The GRE General Test helps you do your best on test day. With the GRE General Test, you decide which scores to send to schools. If you feel you didn’t do your best on test day, that’s okay. You can retake the test and then send only the scores you want schools to see. It’s all part of the ScoreSelect® option, only available with GRE tests.

The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school.
Verbal Reasoning — Measures the ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse and reason from incomplete data, understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author’s intent, and summarize text and distinguish major from minor points, understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts, and understand relationships among words and among concepts. There is an emphasis on complex verbal reasoning skills.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures the ability to understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information, solve problems using mathematical models, and apply the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. There is an emphasis on quantitative reasoning skills.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, including the ability to articulate and support complex ideas with relevant reasons and examples, and examine claims and accompanying evidence. There is an emphasis on analytical writing skills.

Who takes it

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business, J.D. degree, or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

Scores reported

  • Your official GRE® score report contains your:
  • Contact information (name, phone number and email)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Intended graduate major
  • Test date(s)
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks
  • Authorized score recipients or fellowship sponsors and the scores
  • reported to those institutions
  • Cumulative record of scores reported within the last five years
  • Official score reports sent to the institutions you designate include your:
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number, email)
  • Intended graduate major
  • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks
  • Score reports sent to institutions will not include any information concerning the other score recipients you have chosen. Additionally, institution score reports include only the scores that you selected to send to them using the ScoreSelect® option. There will be no special indication if you have taken additional GRE tests

When and where people take it?

The GRE General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Kenya, Mainland China; Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; and Korea, the computer-delivered test is available up to three times per month. In areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available, the paper-delivered test is available up to three times a year in October, November and February.

GRE® (Graduate Record Exam) Cost

GRE® (Graduate Record Exam)

  • Quantitative
  • Verbal
  • Analytical
  • Writing

Kshs. 29,000

(Includes Books/CD/Soft Copy) To be returned on Exam Day.T&C Apply

Course Tuition Guideline

Tuesday- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday- 11.30am to 1.30pm
Friday- 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
2 hrs per session
3 times a week

1 week: ksh 4000
2 weeks: ksh 6700
3 weeks: ksh 10000
1 month: ksh 13500

About the GRE Test

  • The GRE is now only available as a Computer Based Test (CBT), Paper Based Test (PBT) is in a limited scope.
  • Some graduate programs may require GRE subject score.
  • After completing your exam (even before with “ScoreSelect”), you can send your scores (free!) to four universities so be prepared.

Do I need to take GRE?

If you are planning for a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) then you might need to take GRE (especially if you are planning to study in US). GRE is now accepted by most colleges for MBA programs (some Law programs are also accepting GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores). For some colleges/programs it’s an optional test but highly recommended for international students.

GRE score validity

  • Your GRE scores are valid for five years.
  • You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based) only once every 21 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take only the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you may take it as often as it is offered.


GRE Test Structure

Total Computer Based Test (CBT) time is up to three hours 45 minutes, not including the research section. The directions at the beginning of each section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing 1 Issue Task* 30 minutes
Analytical Writing 1 Argument Task* 30 minutes
Verbal (2 sections) Approximately 20 questions per section 30 minutes for each section
Quantitative (2 sections) Approximately 20 questions per section ~35 minutes for each section
Unscored** Varies Varies
Research*** Varies Varies

* Analytical section is always first section and other sections (verbal and quant.) might be in any order.
* For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics; instead, one topic is presented.
** An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.
*** An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

Which programs accept GRE scores?

GRE is widely accepted for graduate programs (for many majors). For professional degree courses it’s popular in Engineering, Science, Stats, Mathematics etc.The GRE General Test is now accepted by more than 500 business schools worldwide (including top schools like Harvard, MIT, Wharton, INSEAD for their MBA programs. In the last four years, the number of business schools accepting the GRE General Test for MBA admissions has quadrupled.

Several Law schools have started accepting GRE tests!!

GRE Scoring – How is GRE scored?

Measure Scores Reported
Verbal Reasoning 130 – 170, in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130 – 170, in 1 point increments
Analytical Writing 0 – 6, in half point increments

Is calculator allowed in GRE Test?

An on-screen basic calculator (non scientific) is available for GRE Quantitative section.

Can I go back and forth or edit answers and come back to review my answers?

Yes you can move around within a section and edit answers.

What is the price for GRE test?

Cost for most of the countries is $205. It may vary from $205-$230 (depending on your country).