Meanings of GRE, GMAT and TOEFL

By | August 20, 2020

Registration and payment for all these exams is done only online and directly with the organizations that host each exam through their websites. In these websites you will also find the official and updated information about the exam and the dates available to take it are published and / or managed.

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is the exam required to enter Postgraduate (Master, Doctorate) in the USA.

The results are required by North American universities to measure skills in three areas: verbal, quantitative and analytical. They are not related to any specific area of ​​study.

The general GRE is an open enrollment exam, so there are dates open almost daily from Monday to Friday throughout the year, as long as there is space available in the test center.

The registration and payment are handled personally by GRE website or by telephone to the 001-443-923-8160.


It is given on a computer, at the PROMETRIC Technology Center (PTC) located at the ICANA headquarters (Maipú 672, CABA)

The exam is made up of three required sections: Analytical Writing, Quantitative Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning. The score is between 130 and 170 points; the minimum required will depend on what is established by the institution to which admission is being requested.

At the end of the exam, you can access the unofficial results, which include the score of the verbal and quantitative sections. The official result will be available online on the ETS website approximately 10 business days after taking the exam.

Some universities ask for the GRE Subject Test, which is a specific exam in the candidate’s area of ​​study and is given in a “paper and pencil” mode. These exams have dates pre-established by ETS in April, September and October, and registration is done online following the steps indicated on the GRE website
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The GMAT (which stands for Graduate Management Admission Test according to Abbreviationfinder) is designed to help business schools evaluate their applicants for advanced business and management studies. It does not presuppose any specific business knowledge. The goal is to measure analytical writing, math, and verbal skills.


It is done on a computer, at the Pearson VUE administration center.

The exam lasts 4 hours and is made up of 4 compulsory sections: Verbal, Quantitative, Integrated Reasoning & Analytical Writing.
The score is between 200 and 800 points, the minimum required will depend on the business school to which you are applying. The unofficial results can be seen on the screen at the end of the exam, the official results are available after 20 days and are reported by GMAC directly to the applicant.

The TOEFL IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based Testing) assesses the level of general English of people whose native language is not English. It grants an international academic certification of proficiency in English at an advanced level. It is generally required for admission to universities where the language of instruction is English, government agencies, scholarship programs, some employment visas, and licensing certification agencies, among others.

The dates available to take it are established by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the US for all countries in the world. It usually schedules between 3 and 4 dates per month throughout the year, and publishes on its website only those that have available places at the time of consultation during the next 3 months. This information is constantly updated according to the registrations they receive.

The registration and payment of the exam are managed personally and are also done online from the TOEFL site or by phone at 001-443-751-4995.

The exam lasts 4:30 hours and consists of 4 sections that are presented in the following order: Reading, Listening, Speaking & Writing. The score is between 10 and 120 points; The minimum required will depend on what is established by the institution to which it must be presented.

Results and certificates are sent directly by ETS to those interested and are available online within 10 business days after the exam.