Use the test-taker friendly features to do your best.

With the GRE® revised General Test, you are able to work through each section of the test in the way that is most comfortable for you. You can skip questions, go back and change answers, and have control to tackle the questions that you want to answer first.

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The only admissions test for graduate or business school with a test-taker friendly design.

Get the Power of Confidence with the only admissions test for graduate or business school with a test-taker friendly design that lets you go through each section of the test in the way that is most comfortable for you. Within a section of the GRE® revised General Test you can*:

  • Preview and review questions
  • Tag questions with the “mark” and “review” features, so you can skip and return to them later
  • Go back and change answers
  • Use an on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section

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*For those taking the paper-delivered GRE revised General Test in areas of the world where the computer-delivered test is not available, the test design and question types will be modified to be appropriate for a paper-delivered, linear test. In addition, calculators will be provided at the test center for use during the paper-delivered test.

test structure and length:

The computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year in most places around the world. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the test is available 1 to 3 times per month. The computer-delivered test takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Structure of the computer-delivered test
MeasureLengthNumber of Questions
Analytical WritingOne section with two separately timed 30-minute essaysTwo essay tasks
Verbal ReasoningTwo 30-minute sections20 questions in each section
Quantitative ReasoningTwo 35-minute sections20 questions in each section
Unscored1VariesVaries
Research2VariesVaries

There's a 10-minute break following the third section and a 1-minute break between the other test sections.

 

1An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.

 

2An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

 

The Analytical Writing section will always be first. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and unidentified/unscored sections may appear in any order; therefore, you should treat each section as if it counts toward your score.

 

Paper-delivered GRE® revised General Test administrations are offered up to three times a year (October, November and February) in areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available. The paper-delivered test takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Structure of the paper-delivered test
MeasureLengthNumber of Questions
Analytical WritingTwo 30-minute sectionsOne essay task in each section
Verbal ReasoningTwo 35-minute sections25 questions in each section
Quantitative ReasoningTwo 40-minute sections25 questions in each section

There's a 10-minute break following the second Analytical Writing section.

 

 

 

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