The computer-delivered GRE revised General Test has an overall testing time of approximately three hours and forty-five minutes. The test consists of six sections, and after the completion of the third section, there is a break of ten minutes.
Structure of the Computer-delivered Test
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
- The GRE revised General Test includes an unscored section, which may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. This section includes questions that are being tested for possible use in future tests or to ensure consistency of scores across different editions.
- In place of the unscored section, an identified research section may be included, which also does not count towards the score. The research section always appears at the end of the test, and the questions are included for ETS research purposes.
- The order of the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and unscored sections may vary. However, since you won’t know which section is unscored, it’s best to approach each section as if it counts towards your score.
- Some undergraduate courses have specific application deadlines. For example, the closing date for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and Bachelor of Dental Surgery is 31 August 2016.
- The GRE revised General Test has various features, including the ability to freely move forward and backward within a section, preview and review capabilities, the ability to mark and review questions, and an on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section.