Thousands of graduate and business school programs accept the GRE® revised General Test, making it the most widely accepted graduate-level admissions test in the world.
It's also the only admissions test with the new ScoreSelectSM option that lets you send schools the scores you feel reflect your personal best and test-taker friendly design design that gives the flexibility to use your own test-taking strategies.
here are the top questions about the GRE® revised General Test.
How long does the test take and how many questions are there?
The computer-based GRE revised General Test takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes and consists of separately timed sections:
The paper-based GRE revised General Test takes up to 3 hours and 30 minutes and consists of separately timed sections:
What does “test-taker friendly design” mean?
The computer-based GRE revised General Test features advanced technology with added flexibility. The test-taker friendly design offers these new functions:
*For those taking the paper-based GRE revised General Test, calculators will be provided at the test center for use during the test.
When will I receive my scores?
Scores for the computer-based GRE revised General Test are reported 10 – 15 days after your test date.
Scores for the paper-based test will be sent approximately 6 weeks following your test date.
What's the best way to prepare for the GRE revised General Test?
There are various ways to prepare for the GRE revised General Test, including FREE test preparation software, POWERPREP® II, for the computer-based test, which contains a full-length practice test that's as close to taking the actual test as you can get. For paper-based test takers, there's the Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE revised General Test. Here are some ideas:
What do I need to know if I’m testing in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Korea?
In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the GRE revised General Test is now administered entirely as a computer-based test. This means you take it in one session, all on the same day. Test administrations in these regions are offered 1 to 3 times per month. learn more>
Paper-based administrations are offered in regions where computer-based testing is not available. The paper-based GRE revised General Test is a linear test that features the same question types as the computer-based test with the exception of Highlighting an Answer Within a Reading Passage. There's no longer an answer sheet. You write your answers in a test book. Plus, you'll receive an ETS calculator to use during the Quantitative Reasoning section. You may not use your own calculator. Find out more about the paper-based test.
How do I have my scores sent to my prospective schools or fellowship sponsors?
Four FREE score reports are included with your test registration fee and are sent to the schools or fellowship sponsors you select. If you take the computer-based test, you can select score recipients at the test center. If you take the paper-based test, you can choose score recipients during registration or on your admission ticket correction stub.
You can send additional score reports to other institutions for a small fee.
The new ScoreSelectSM option lets you decide which scores to send to the schools you designate. You will be able to approach test day with even more confidence knowing you can send the scores you feel reflect your personal best. You can send scores from your Most Recent test administration, scores from All GRE tests you have taken, or Any specific test administration. For more about sending your scores, visit ets.org/gre.
I took the test before August 1st, 2011. Can I use my old test prep materials from the prior test format to prepare for the GRE revised General Test?
Since the GRE revised General Test features a new design and new question types, using prep from the prior test format is not recommended. The good news is FREE official test prep materials are available. learn more now>
What if I need to change the date or location of my test?
You can cancel, reschedule or change the location of your test up until 3 days prior to test day (10 days for those in Mainland China) or your test fee will be forfeited. For more details and to find out how to change or cancel your registration, visit ets.org/gre.
Which graduate and business school programs accept GRE scores?
Thousands of graduate and business school programs around the world accept GRE scores for admissions. Here’s the complete list of accepting schools and their official ETS code number. view list>
Considering an MBA? Business schools worldwide accept GRE scores for their MBA and other graduate business programs. View the rapidly growing list at ets.org/gre.
What accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs?
ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities and health-related needs by providing services and reasonable accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet ETS requirements. For full information visit ets.org/gre.
for graduate school. for business school. for your future. take the GRE revised General Test.register now