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GRE Key Facts:
  • GRE is a computer-based exam required by many graduate schools for admission to a wide variety of programs at the graduate level. It is designed to assess general skills necessary for graduate school.
  • The test delivers a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience. You will be able to change your answers, and skip questions, all within a section.
  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures are section-level adaptive. The computer selects the second section based on your performance on the first section.
  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures allow you to preview other questions within the specific section on which you are working, review questions you have already answered, and change your answers.
GRE Components:
  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
GRE Scores:
  • Three scores will be reported on the GRE revised General Test:
  • Verbal Reasoning score on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Analytical Writing score on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments
GRE Test Formats
Sections Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing  (1 section)   2 separately timed writing tasks 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning  (2 sections) Approx. 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning  (2 sections) Approx. 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Approx. 20 questions 30-35 minutes per section
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