The GRE revised General Test is composed of revised Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning measures. Each of the measures has been revised to better focus on skills that are necessary for success in graduate school.
The revised General Test delivers a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience. Now you will be able to edit or change your answers, and skip questions, all within a section, and more-giving you the freedom to use your own personal test-taking strategies. In addition, a calculator is available on the Quantitative Reasoning measure to reduce the emphasis on computation.
The GRE revised General Test is offered on computer throughout the year on a continuous basis in the United States, Canada, and other regions of the world. Paper based administrations are offered in areas of the world where computer-based resting is not available.
For the most up-to-date information about the GRE revised General Test, visit the GRE website at www.ets.org/gre.
The computer-based GRE revised General Test contains six sections:
Questions in the unscored section are being tried out either for possible use in future tests or to ensure that scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores on earlier editions.
An identified research section may be included in place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for the purpose of ETS research and will not count toward your score.
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.
The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measure are section-level adaptive. The computer selects the second section of a measure based on your performance on the first.
The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures allow you to preview other questions within the specific section on which you're working, review questions you've already answered, and change your answers.
Total testing time is 3 hours and 45 minutes, including the unscored section. The directions at the beginning of each Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section. For the Analytical Writing section, the timing for each task is shown when the task is presented.
|Section||Number of Questions||Time|
|Analytical Writing (1 section)||2 separately timed writing tasks||30 min, per task|
|Verbal Reasoning (2 sections)||Approximately 20 question per section||30 min per section|
|Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections)||Approximately 20 question per section||35 min per section|
|Research*||Approximately 20 question||30-35 min. per section|
*An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any other.
** An identified research section that is not scored may be included and it will always be at the end of the test.
Three scores will be reported on the revised General Test: