ETS announced Major Changes to GRE Exam in 2011. Since then updates about new GRE 2011 pattern, sample questions have been published. Revised GRE exam will be offered from August 1, 2011.
Students will be skeptical of taking Revised GRE starting August 1, 2011. I would tend to wait for few months to learn more about the new GRE exam pattern before registering for the exam. ETS have announced 50% discount to attract revised GRE test takers.
GRE Test 50% Discount
If you register to take revised GRE test between August 1 and September 30, 2011you can save 50% on the GRE revised General Testing fee. It’s an exclusive offer only for test takers who are among the first to take the GRE revised General Test.
If you want to take advantage of this limited-time 50% discount, you have to register as soon as registration opens for the GRE revised General Test on March 15, 2011.
Please note that if you test during this special discount period of August 1 – September 30, 2011, your GRE scores will be sent by mid-November 2011. That means if you need your scores before then, don’t wait — make sure you take the current test before August 1, 2011.
Current Test vs Revised GRE Test
Student applying for Fall 2012 and later will have tough decision to make. I have posted a comparison of current and revised GRE 2011 pattern
Go through above 2 posts and also take a look at practice and sample questions for new GRE 2011 pattern . Then decide which exam format do you prefer to take the exam.
I would prefer to take GRE Exam is current pattern sometime between Jan to April of 2011. If you don’t get the expected GRE Score, register for Revised GRE test between Aug 1 to Sep 30, 2011 using the 50% discount. You will have enough time to prepare for new GRE pattern.
If you’d like you can register GRE exam in both the formats
- Current GRE Format ( between Jan to April)
- Revised GRE Format ( between Aug 1 to Sep 20, 2011)
If you get the expected score in Current GRE format, then you can cancel the test date for revised GRE 2011.
Do you agree to above solution? I will cost you additional money, but it would be well worth the risk.