Whether you are planning to go to graduate school or business school — or just exploring your options — you are taking an important step toward your future.
The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.
— Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
— Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
— Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively
What skills does the test measure?
- The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse, understand multiple levels of meaning, select important points and understand the meanings of sentences and entire texts.
- The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information and use mathematical skills such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics to solve problems.
- The Analytical Writing section measures your ability ability to sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support your ideas with relevant examples and examine claims and accompanying evidence.
- If you take the computer-delivered GRE revised General Test, your official scores will be available in your My GRE account and sent to the institutions you designated approximately 10–15 days after your test date.
- How long is the test?
The total testing time for the computer-delivered test is around three hours and 45 minutes, plus short breaks.
- Three scores are reported on the GRE® revised General Test:
• a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
• a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
• an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments