Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Law and Legal Definition

Applicants to graduate schools require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to enter graduate schools in fields other than professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, or law. Both a GRE general test and subject tests for specific fields are offered. It is a commercially run standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools, in the U.S. It is conducted to measure the aptitude of graduate students. GRE scores are required for acceptance into most graduate programs. The GRE exam consists of four sections. The first section is a writing section, while the other three are multiple-choice tests.