The GRE is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for mostgraduate schoolsin the United States. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service(ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Pormetrictesting centers. In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and between departments within schools. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a more admission formality to an important selection factor.