Mainland GRE test takers show strong global performance

Updated 2018-03-15 17:09:03

A new report from the Educational Testing Service shows that test takers from the Chinese mainland outperform their global peers on the GRE test for Quantitative Reasoning, according to reports by Beijing News and Tencent.

China's test takers scored an average of 164.7 during the 2016-17 testing year, compared to the global average of 153.2. But they lagged behind the global average on the Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing tests.

The report says that a total of 58,678 test takers from the mainland sat the exams in the last testing year, a figure surpassed only by the number of participants from the United States and India.

Physical sciences and business remain the most popular fields of study for prospective graduate students from the Chinese mainland. There has been an increase in the number of test takers aiming to apply for these majors, according to the report.

The GRE, or Graduate Record Examinations, are a series of standardized tests used for graduate school entry in the United States, where Education Testing Service is based.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58April 19 2019 12:50:16

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16April 19 2019 12:50:16

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18April 19 2019 12:50:16

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords