GRE Prep Overview

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The GRE consists of three main parts: the Analytical Writing section, the Verbal Reasoning section and the Quantitative Reasoning section. Each are designed to test your handle on skills that are integral to a successful graduate educational experience. The test lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes. Directions indicated at the start of each section lay out the number of questions in it and the time allotted.

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GRE Test Format

Over the years, the test has been redesigned to render it less intimidating and frustrating. Presently, you are allowed to amend your answers or skip questions and return to them later on within a given section, allowing you to utilize any personal strategies you have developed to approach standardized tests. Moreover, in order to reduce unnecessary, time-consuming arithmetic, a calculator is supplied for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

Though there are still a couple places in the world where the GRE is administered on paper, in the United States, Canada and most other international locations, the test is computer-based and formatted as such. It has six sections:

  • An Analytical Writing section composed of two questions
  • Two Verbal Reasoning sections
  • Two Quantitative Reasoning Sections
  • One unscored section, often a Verbal Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning section that may come up randomly at any point in the test.
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