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Exam Description

The GRE General test plays a vital role in the admissions process for graduate and business school programs around the world. The test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are required for success in graduate and business school. Test content is closely aligned with these skills, and test-taker friendly features, such as the ability to skip questions, go back and change answers, provide a flexible testing experience for prospective applicants helping them approach test day with more confidence.

    The GRE General Test is administered in a secure testing environment at more than 1,000 ETS-authorized test centers in 160 plus countries.

  • In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered GRE General Test is administered on computer and available on a continuous basis throughout the year.
  • In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the computer-delivered test is available up to three times per month.
  • In areas of the world where the computer-delivered test is not available, a paper-delivered test is given up to three times per year (October 8, 2016, November 5, 2016, and February 4, 2017).

Structure of the Computer-delivered GRE General Test

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) One "Analyze an Issue" task
One "Analyze an Argument" task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored or Research Section* Varies Varies

Structure of the Paper-delivered GRE General Test

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing (Two sections) Section 1: "Analyze an Issue" task
Section 2: "Analyze an Argument" task
30 minutes per section
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 25 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 25 questions per section 40 minutes per section
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