Graduate Record Examinations

(GRE) in Nepal

GRE 101

What is Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)?

About GRE

Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE Test) is a standardized test that assesses the verbal, quantitative, critical thinking, and analytical writing abilities required for success in graduate and business school. The GRE General Test is taken by prospective graduate and business school candidates from all around the world. Since candidates originate from different educational and cultural backgrounds, the GRE General Test offers a standard yardstick for comparing their credentials. In addition to your undergraduate records, recommendation letters, and other requirements for graduate-level study, admissions committees, and fellowship panels will also consider your GRE scores.

Each test will set you back $205.

Who conducts GRE test?

Like most standardized tests in this country, the GRE is created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), a private company in New Jersey. ETS publishes the GRE under the sponsorship of the Graduate Record Examinations Board, which is an organization affiliated with the Association of Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States. ETS is also the organization that conducts the SAT and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Test's Structure

The GRE is divided into six or seven sections, including an analytical writing section, two sections of scored quantitative reasoning, two sections of scored verbal reasoning, and one experimental section that is either quantitative or verbal and is not scored.
1. Verbal Reasoning Ability
The two scored Verbal sections each have 20 questions and each section has a time limit of 30 minutes. These questions can be divided into three groups:
6 Text Completion Questions
5 questions about sentence equivalence
9 questions about reading comprehension

2. There are two scored quantitative portions, each of which has 20 questions and takes 30 minutes to complete. These inquiries can be divided into three groups:
8 questions of quantitative comparison
9 Discrete Quantitative questions
3 queries about data interpretation

3. Analytical Writing Assessment
In this portion of GRE, you will be given two essay prompts–one will be an analysis of an issue and the other will be an analysis of an argument-which you will have to complete in 1 hours, giving 30 minutes to each essay

When and where can you take gre test?

Around 1,000 test locations in more than 160 countries offer the GRE General Test. The computer-delivered test is offered continuously throughout the year in most parts of the world. Up to three times a year, the test is given in a paper-delivered version in regions of the world where computer-delivered testing is unavailable. Visit the GRE website at for the most recent information about the GRE General Test.

What does GRE Measure?

The exam does not assess knowledge or performance in any particular topics, in contrast to the majority of tests that students may have completed in college or high school. Instead, the exam’s goal is to evaluate a test taker’s fundamental verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. Advanced topic in Mathematic like Calculus and advanced trigonometry are not included in the quantitative section of the exam. As an alternative, it evaluates a student’s conceptual knowledge of the fundamental high school mathematics subjects of algebra, fractions, decimals, and percents, arithmetic, word problems, and geometry. Many students get tempted to assume Quantitatve Reasoning as the easiest one that  they only need to review the rules from high school arithmetic. In actuality, the quantitative questions focus more on a student’s aptitude.

GRE Scoring

The Analytical  Essays are scored slightly differently from the Verbal and Quantitative sections. Each essay receives a scaled score of 0–6, in half-point increments, which is the average of two scores for that essay. The scores of the two essays are then averaged to produce a single score reported for the Analytical Writing section. 

The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are each reported on a scale of 130–170 in 1-point increments. For each section, a raw score is computed; this raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly. Each raw score is then converted to a scaled score through a process known as equating. These scaled scores are what is listed on your score report and lead to the percentile ranks referred to above.

The conversion from the raw score to the scaled score depends on the number of questions answered correctly for a given section and  the assigned level of difficulty of all correct and incorrect questions (each question is assigned a level of difficulty ranging from 1 to 5)

The scores are valid for five years

GRE Scoring in percentile

Every GRE score has two components: a scaled score and a percentile rank. GRE scores fall on a 130–170 point scale. However, your percentile rank is more important than your scaled score. Your percentile rank indicates how your GRE scores compare to those of other test takers. For example, a scaled score of 160 on the GRE translates to roughly the 53rd percentile, meaning that you scored better than 53 out of every 100 test takers—and worse than the other 47 percent of test takers. A score of 152 is about average, while scores of 163 and above are very competitive. Get the latest reported scores and percentiles at and at, the official ETS website for the GRE.


Graduate schools use GRE results in a variety of ways. Scores are frequently required for program entrance applications, but they can also be used to award fellowships or financial help. The general skills required for graduate school are evaluated in each GRE section. In the Verbal Reasoning section, for example, you must be able to read complex informational text and comprehend high-level vocabulary words. In the Analytical Writing section, you must respond to a prompt in writing. And in the Quantitative Reasoning section, you must be able to apply general mathematical concepts to a range of problem types.

The GRE score is frequently seen as a crucial predictor of preparation for graduate-level studies by graduate school admissions committees. Additionally, admissions officers for graduate schools

A quantitative component, like a GRE score, makes the task of analyzing so many applicants much easier for graduate school admissions officers who must compare hundreds or even thousands of application.
You will take the vital first step in making your graduate school application as competitive as possible just by deciding to enroll in Zoomers Classes and committing to yourself to be as well-prepared as you can be for this exam.

Another reason schools require the GRE is that it ensures that most graduate school applicants are qualified. The GRE may have little relevance to any particular field of study you might be pursuing, but as long as it helps graduate programs identify potential candidates, and as long as it is the only tool available to compare an eclectic candidate pool, the GRE is here to stay.

What Is a Section-Adaptive Exam?

In 2011, the administrators of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) introduced the Revised GRE, which underwent significant changes to its structure and format. One of the most notable changes was the transition from a computer-adaptive test to a section-adaptive test. Unlike a computer-adaptive test where the difficulty level of each subsequent question is based on the student’s performance on previous questions, a section-adaptive test determines the content and difficulty level of a specific section based on the student’s performance on a preceding section.
For instance, the first Quantitative section of the test will typically consist of medium level questions. Based on the student’s performance in this section, the subsequent Quantitative section may contain questions that are mainly classified as easy, medium, or difficult. The scoring algorithm will then incorporate data from both sections to calculate the student’s Verbal or Quantitative score.

Studying gre at zoomers!

Zoomers GRE classes, unlike other preparation centers in the town, shall be a very rigorous preparation lasting for months. We have been working with students for past several years and have known that they do not do particularly well in the existing ways of teaching. That’s why we’ve come up with the lengthier version of GRE preparation that will span 120-130 Days ( about 4 months).
In this time period, students will be preparing for their language proficiency exam as well (IELTS or TOEFL). Since we have never been accustomed to being taught like US based Education System,  most of the students find it very difficult to acclimatize and be intimidated by the course structure of GRE, particularly Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning Ability.
Therefore, we will begin the course in a rather subtler way. We will take off the course starting from the very beginning; starting all the way from orientation to the English Language. In this way, students shall build up their conceptual knowledge in English and Maths which will strengthen their confidence to tackle GRE. 

When will zoomers classes start?

Every new sessions of GRE Classes starts on 1st and 15th of Every Month. Students can simply fill the Get Admitted Form for enrollment or can visit our office for new details. 


Unlike the limited number of SAT test dates, GRE does not have any particular point of time to conduct the tests. There are about 2 to 3 test dates in a week. You can find out the most suitable test date for you on the official ETS Website. 

Zoomers - GRE Lesson Plans

Analytical Writing Assessment and Verbal Reasoning Abiility

Study in USA Seminar (Process Overview)
Orientation to GRE and ESL Class (IELTS/ TOEFL)
Different tricks and techniques to do better in GRE and in life
Orientation to Course
Vocabulary Flash Card Begins

Learning Approaches to Excel in GRE English, Strategize, Orientation to the Course, Basic English
Parts of Speech
Adjectives, Adverbs
Conjunction and Interjections

Orientation to Academic Writing Reading
Writing a Paragraph
Tuning paragraphs Together
Patterns of Paragraph Development
Exemplification, Narration, Description,
Process, Cause and Effect, Comparison and Contrast,
Classification, Definition, Argument
Writing an Essay
Reading Essays

Writing Simple Sentences
Writing Compound Sentences
Writing Complex Sentences
Writing Varied Sentences
Using Words Effectively
Solving Common Sentence Problems
Identifying Run-Ons and Correcting
Sentence Fragments
Subject Verb Agreement

Illogical Shift
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
End Punctuations: Periods and Question Marks
Using Commas
Apostrophes, Quotation Marks
Colons, Dashes, Parenthesis
Brackets, Slashes, Ellipses

AWA: The Issue Essay: Introduction to an Issue Essay: Tips and Tricks
AWA: The Issue Essays Drill: Practicing and Work on Weak Spots

AWA: The Argument Essay: Introduction to an Argument Essay: Tips and Tricks
AWA: The Argument Essays Drill: Practising and Work on Weak Spots

Verbal Reasoning: Text Completion Questions
Verbal Reasoning: Sentence Completion Questions

Verbal Reasoning: Reading Comprehension: Tips and Tricks
Verbal Reasoning: Reading Comprehension Drills: Practise and Work on Weak Spots


Mock Tests
Revisions and Wrap up!

Quantitative Reasoning Ability

Introduction to Maths as a Subject
Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning Ability
Diagnosis Test

Math Foundations—Arithmetic and Number Properties Review
Basic Mathematical Vocabulary Terms, Decimal System, Integer, Number Line
Laws of Operation
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Solving for X
Absolute Value
Properties of Zero
Factors, Multiples, Remainders

Numbers, Rounding Off, Factors and Primes
Fractions- Comparison, Approximation, Effects of Operation
LCM, GCM, Exponents, Roots,
Scientific Notations, Radicals
Time and Distance
Units of Measurement


Simplifying Work Problems
Team-Work Problems
Mixture Problems
Sets and Groups
Interest: Simple, Compound
Co-ordinate Geometry: Introduction to Planar System, Straight Lines, Equations of a line

Introduction to Algebra Review
Algebraic Terms
Basic Operations
Advanced Operations
Polynomials and Quadratics
Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities

Graphing Quadratic Equations, and Functions
Transformation of Functions
Introduction to Statistics Review
Median, Mode, and Range
Standard Deviation
Frequency Distributions
Graphs and Tables

Introduction to Counting Methods and Probability Review
Counting Methods
Permutations and Combination
Distributions of Data, Random Variables, and
Probability Distributions

Introduction to Geometry Review
Lines and Angles
Coordinate Geometry
Graphing Circles

Solid Geometry
Introduction to Quantitative Comparison
Data Analysis: Tables & Bar Graph, Histograms, Circle Graphs,
Interpreting Data and Graphs

Interpreting Basic Stats
Interpreting Tables and Graphs
Revision and Wrap Up

12 Reasons Why!

Why Study With Us?

Being vocal about any reasons to choose Zoomers to study GRE would be mere exaggerations; you should experience yourself!

Well-Versed Tutors

Our tutors are well versed with the curriculum of GRE. They are well equipped with every resources to students excel in their tests. 

Curriculum Square One

Our every curriculum starts from  very basic. Students with any conceptual level of knowledge can crack any tests whether SAT or IELTS/ TOEFL/PTE.

1400+ New Words

Vocabularies is the most important elements to score high in GRE. We have curated innovative ways to assimilate vocabularies. 

400+ New English Idioms

Students shall learn 400+ New English Idioms to bolster their Knowledge in English. 

Scholarships Opportunities

There are various merit-based and need-based scholarships to cater to every students. 

Rewards in Mock Tests

High achievers will be awarded with numerous rewards in every mock tests. 

Personal Essay Assessment

Personal Essay is the most important factors in the admission decision. We guide our students to draft their much needed personal essay. 

Internships Opportunities

US Education System values genuine co-curricular engagements outside the class. We will help students find such opportunities as per their interests. 

Rewards for Real Test

The fees paid by the students at the beginning of the course shall be reimbursed as per the scores in Real Tests. 

Career Choice Mentorship

We want to see our every students becoming a knowledge workers in 10 years down the lane. So, we help them find the major of their interest. 

College Selection Assistance

Students shall learn 400+ New English Idioms to bolster their Knowledge in English. 

Documentation Assistance

Sometimes college may ask for hefty documents which intimidate students. With Zoomers as a guidance counselor; take no worries!

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Read out answers to the frequently asked questions about GRE from parents and students!

Graduate Record Examination(GRE) Test is a standardized tests taken by Educational Testing Service (ETS) USA to measure the readiness of undergraduate students to pursue their academics in Graduates Level and beyond.

The difficulty level of the GRE varies for each individual based on their strengths, weaknesses, and preparation. Some people find it challenging, while others find it easier than expected. It is important to understand the format and content of the test, and to prepare adequately with practice materials and review of relevant concepts to increase your chances of achieving a high score. In addition, in any cases feel that you cannot prepare by yourself for the exam and do not possess a confident to do that, then excellent test preparation centers like Zoomers could be of great help whose course materials are meticulously designed to be assimilated by the students of any foundational knowledge.

The GRE General Test is intended for individuals who are considering graduate or business school and seeking to pursue advanced degrees, such as Masters or MBA programs. There are no specific eligibility criteria for taking the GRE General Test, but individual graduate programs may have their own requirements, such as minimum GPA or years of work experience.

Any students intending to pursue their academic aspirations in Gaduates, Post-graduates, and PhD level are qualified to give the GRE Test. 

You don’t necessarily need the GRE. But your application with a good academics and a sound GRE score will make you indispensable. 
Also, since your academic score in not standardized, means, it can be varied according to geographical reasons, teachers, institutions, and so many more; Your Academic Score has more dynamics to it which can raise a question about the credibility of the score. That’s why, it’s better you have a GRE  Score to win assistantship and the good worth of scholarship. With test preparation centers like Zoomers, GRE is easier!

Let us put this way. GRE is like the entrance exam which the university takes to check whether you are eligible to get an enrollment; whereas the tests like IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE are the tests that measure your English language proficiency. Score in your IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE only indicates that you are fluent with English language; it doesn’t indicate your intellectuality nor any aptitude. 
That’s why IELTS/ PTE/ TOEFL neither help in getting admission in a reputed university, nor a good amount of scholarship; you need a handsome GRE score which we can help you to earn it. 

It is possible to study for the GRE in 2 weeks, but the amount of preparation needed will vary based on individual factors such as prior knowledge and experience, the amount of time you can dedicate each day, and your study habits. If you have limited time, it’s important to focus your efforts on areas where you need the most improvement, prioritize your study material and allocate your time efficiently. Consider taking a diagnose practice test to identify your strengths and weaknesses and make a customized study plan. Remember, the key to success is consistent and focused effort over the two weeks, as well as staying motivated and organized
However, it is always good to have sufficient for you to prepare for the test; you will have ample practice time, and opportunities to work on your weak spots, and get your confidence boosted. That’s why Zoomers classes are about 4 months long ( about 16-18 weeks) to help students grasp an inherent ability to do well on tests, in college, and in real life. Not only that, Zoomers Prep Classes will enhance the analytical thinking capability of students.

The definition of a “good score” on the GRE is subjective and varies depending on the graduate program you are applying to. Generally, a score of around 160-165 on each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a 4.0 on the Analytical Writing section is considered to be a good score. However, it’s important to keep in mind that some graduate programs may have higher or lower score requirements. It’s best to check the requirements of the specific programs you’re applying to.


he measure of your readiness for college while IELTS/ TOEFL/ PTE are the indicators of your English language. That is the fundamental difference between SAT and Language Tests. Language Tests are not optional in most of the colleges, however, SAT can be optional. 

Regarding the scores required for acceptance, it is imperative to note that the answer varies and is contingent on various factors such as the quality of the applicant pool and the specific requirements of the program. Nonetheless, it is advisable to have a target score in mind as it provides a sense of direction and purpose in terms of preparation. If the school in question does not provide a cutoff score, it may be worth exploring the average scores of the previous year’s incoming class.

The importance of scores is largely determined by the competitiveness of the program. In less competitive programs, scores may not hold as much weight, while in more competitive programs, every score will matter. It is also important to note that the significance of scores may vary between programs in different fields, and it is worth exploring the specific requirements of the program in question.

If your scores are to be used for placement or for a scholarship, it would be good to know that now, while you still have time to prepare.

It is noteworthy that not all programs give equal weight to each section of the exam. For instance, some programs may prioritize Math scores, while others may place more emphasis on Verbal scores. Furthermore, some programs may not take into account the scores from the Analytical Writing section. Thus, it is crucial to be aware of a program’s specific preferences to allocate one’s preparation efforts accordingly.