Test Structure

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The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE® revised General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.

Structure of the Computer-delivered Test

Measure

Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing
(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)

20 questions per section

35 minutes per section

Unscored¹

Varies

Varies

Research²

Varies

Varies

¹ An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward your score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. 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 from earlier editions.

² An identified research section that does not count toward your score 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 ETS research purposes.

The Analytical Writing section will always be first. 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.

Paper-delivered GRE® revised General Test Content and Structure

The overall testing time for the paper-delivered GRE® revised General Test is about three hours and 30 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the second section.

Structure of the Paper-delivered Test

Measure

Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing
(Two sections)

Section 1: "Analyze an Issue" task
Section 2: "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes per section

Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)

25 questions per section

35 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)

25 questions per section

40 minutes per section

The Analytical Writing sections will always be first, while the other four sections may appear in any order.

Analytical- http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/

Verbal Reasoning- http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/

Quantitative Reasoning

http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/