GRE Test Centers in Guatemala

By | August 27, 2019

GRE Testing Locations

Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Guatemala, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Guatemala offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in Guatemala

  1. GUATEMALA CITY,GUATEMALA – APCU-8344
    Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA), Ruta 1, 4-05 Zona 4, Apartado Postal #691, Guatemala City
    Guatemala 01004
    Computer Based Test

GRE Test Dates

There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests.  For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test,  testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:

Test Dates for Paper Based Deadlines for Registration Scores Available
November 09, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 20, 2019
February 1, 2020 December 27, 2019 March 13, 2020

GRE Subject Tests in Guatemala

The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:

  • April
  • September
  • October

GRE Testing Locations in Guatemala

More about Guatemala

  • ALLCOUNTRYLIST: Overview of major industries in Guatemala, including mining, construction, transportation, tourism, and foreign trade.

Business

Guatemala is industrially more developed than most other Central American countries. Nevertheless, the agricultural sector dominates here too, although it is severely affected by natural disasters and fluctuating world market prices for export products. The 1996 peace agreement ended the 36-year civil war, but ongoing political violence and corruption scandals are making the necessary investments more difficult. The structural adjustment program initiated in 1992 with the support of the IMF met with protests, particularly from the urban population, who largely make their living from the informal sector ( shadow economy). With a gross national income (GNI) of (2018) US $ 4,400 per resident, Guatemala is one of the middle-income developing countries. Due to the highly unequal distribution of income, however, more than half (59%) of the population lives below the poverty line. Official unemployment was 2.7% in 2017 and inflation was 2.4%. The gross external debt (2014) amounts to US $ 18.8 billion. The most important foreign exchange earners are the transfers of the Guatemalans, some of whom live illegally in the USA (2015: US $ 6.3 billion, corresponds to approx. 10% of GDP).

Foreign trade: The trade balance has almost always been negative since the 1980s (import value in 2015: US $ 17.6 billion; export value: US $ 10.8 billion). The most important export goods are textiles, which are mainly manufactured in contract processing companies, chemical products, agricultural products, rubber and petroleum. Above all, consumer goods, intermediate products, petroleum products and capital goods are imported. The main trading partners are the USA, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and China. A free trade agreement has existed with Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador since 2001, and a customs union with Honduras.

Agriculture

The agricultural sector contributes 11.1% to the gross domestic product (GDP) and employs around 31% of the workforce. The focus of cultivation is in the central highlands. Important export products are sugar (export share 2014: 8.8%), coffee (6.2%), bananas (6.0%), cardamom (2.2%); Vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants are increasingly replacing declining coffee exports. The cultivation of rice, corn, beans, tomatoes and potatoes is primarily used for self-sufficiency. Cattle breeding is predominant on the Pacific coastline. The production of staple foods takes place predominantly in small farms. For export, on the other hand, some of the large foreign companies produce.

Forestry: The forest area of ​​Guatemala covers about a third of the country, but only a small part is used for forestry. In the forests of Petén are cinchona, rubber and dyes won. The collected chicle (sap of the sapotilla tree) serves as raw material for the chewing gum industry in the USA.

Fisheries: A deep-sea fleet is being built in cooperation with Peru. The main export goods are shrimp from aquaculture.

Industry

The industrial sector has grown significantly in recent times. The processing industry (maquila) in particular has grown significantly. Industry, including mining and construction (2015), generates 28.1% of GDP and employs around 17% of the workforce. The textile, food, beverage and tobacco industries as well as the chemical industry dominate. 70% of the industrial companies are located in the capital.

Tourism

The development of tourism shows an increasing tendency. In 2018, 1.78 million foreign guests visited the scenic and culturally attractive mountain regions and the numerous Maya places of worship. The Ruta Maya (Mayan Road) is intended to connect Guatemala to the classic ruins of neighboring countries. Check cachedhealth to see Guatemala the Heart of the Mayan Empire.

Natural resources

Despite rich raw material deposits, the sector is only poorly developed. Copper, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, nickel, gold and silver are only mined in small quantities. The most important export product is crude oil, which cannot be refined in the country due to its high sulfur content. Around half of the electricity required is generated by hydropower.