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NOTE: EducationPlanner provides information about the new GRE revised General Test, which replaces the GRE General Test in August 2011. If you are already registered for the GRE General Test or have questions about your GRE General Test scores, please visit ETS.org.

Overview

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) test is a national standardized test for students interested in pursuing a graduate or business degree.

This 3 hour and 45 minute test covers the following:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Most test questions are multiple choice, although the writing section involves two essays.

The GRE test is administered online. However, a paper-based GRE test is still available in areas of the world that do not have computer access.

Getting Ready

Check for GRE study materials at your local library or bookstore. Here are some other ways to prepare:

Think you're ready for the real thing?

Simply find a testing center and register. The registration fee is more than $150, and additional fees may apply.

Scores to Aim For

Your GRE revised General Test uses a different scoring system than the GRE General Test. The new scoring is as follows:

  • Analytical Writing—0 to 6 (in half-point increments)
  • Verbal Reasoning—130 to 170 (in 1-point increments)
  • Quantitative Reasoning—130 to 170 (in 1-point increments)

What if you want a higher score?

You can take the GRE test as many times as you would like. Scores are valid for only 5 years.

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