The GRE® Tests

Testing the skills you need to succeed.

The questions on the GRE® revised General Test are based on the kind of thinking you will do and the skills you will need to get ahead in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs. Depending on your intended area of study, you may also want to take a GRE® Subject Test to strengthen your application.

All about the GRE® revised General Test

The computer-delivered GRE® revised General Test measures the skills you will need in graduate or business school, and features a test-taker friendly format.

3 Number of scores you will receive – one each for Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning
4 Number of FREE score reports you can send to schools
03:45 Time it takes to complete the test


The GRE® revised General Test contains 3 scored sections:
Analytical Writing
Verbal Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning


of GRE® test takers changed at least one answer, and most improved their scores.


days after your test date, you can view your scores online in your My GRE® Account.


Your scores are valid for 5 years after the year in which you tested.


More than 1,200 business schools, including most top-ranked M.B.A. programs, accept GRE® scores for admission to their M.B.A. programs.


97 of the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Top 100 U.S. business schools accept GRE® scores.


29 of 30 of Bloomberg Businessweek's top U.S. M.B.A. programs accept GRE® scores.


9 of the top 10 institutions on The Financial Times 2015 Global M.B.A. Ranking accept GRE® scores.


7 out of 10 GRE® test takers earned the same or better scores on the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections when they took the test a second time.


Nearly 1 out of 4 people take the GRE® revised General Test more than once.


of test takers rely on official GRE® software and apps to prepare for the GRE® revised General Test.


of test takers prepare from 1-4 hours per week.


Top 3 study snacks among GRE® test takers: fruits, nuts, chocolate


1 out of 3 GRE® test takers starts preparing less than 1 month before test day.

Is a GRE® Subject Test Right for You?

The GRE® Subject Tests are designed to measure your knowledge in a particular field of study. They can help you stand out from other applicants by emphasizing your skill level in one of seven specific areas.

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology / Biology / Chemistry / Literature in English / Mathematics / Physics / Psychology

Learn what is on the GRE® Subject Tests

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