The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills-skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. The test closely aligns with the types of skills that are required for success in today's demanding graduate programs, including business and law.
In most regions of the world, the test is administered throughout the year on a computer at Prometric® test centers. The computer-delivered test may also be offered on specific dates at additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network. See available test centers and dates for all computer-delivered testing locations.
In areas of the world where the computer-delivered test is not available, a paper-delivered format of the test is administered up to three times a year in October, November, and February. See available test centers and dates for paper-delivered testing locations.
The GRE General Test is composed of Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning sections. Testing time is listed below.
Analytical Writing: one section with two separately timed
writing tasks—30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning: two 30-minute sections—20 questions per section
Quantitative Reasoning: two 35-minute sections—20 questions per section
In addition, an 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. An identified research section that is not scored may be included in place of the unidentified, unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. For more information about the content of the computer-delivered GRE General Test, visit www.ets.org/gre/general/content.
Analytical Writing: two sections, each with one writing task—
30 minutes per section
Verbal Reasoning: two 35-minute sections—25 questions per section
Quantitative Reasoning: two 40-minute sections—25 questions per section
For more information about the content of the paper-delivered GRE General Test, visit www.ets.org/gre/general/content.
The GRE Subject Tests measure achievement in specific subject areas and assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in those disciplines. These tests are available in the following disciplines:
• Literature in English • Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests are paper-delivered tests administered worldwide up to three times a year in September, October and April. Testing time is 2 hours and 50 minutes. See available test centers and dates for the Subject Tests. For more information about the content of each of the GRE Subject Tests, visit www.ets.org/gre/subject/content.