|Section||Questions||Section Time||Section Topics||Scoring|
|GRE Analytical Writing Assessment||2 separately timed writing tasks||30 min per task||1 30-minute essay: Analysis of an Argument; 1 30-minute essay: Analysis of an Issue; 2 Essays in total||0-6, half-point increments|
|GRE Verbal Reasoning||About 20 questions per section||30 min per section||Reading Comprehension; Text Completion; Sentence Equivalence; 2 Sections in total||130-170 score scale, 1-point increments|
|GRE Quantitative Reasoning||About 20 questions per section||35 min per section||Quantitative Comparisons; Multiple-choice questions (select 1 answer choice); Multiple-choice questions (select 1 or more answer choices); Numeric entry questions; 2 Sections in total||130-170 score scale, 1-point increments|
|Experimental (Unscored)||About 20 questions||30-35 min section||An unidentified verbal or quantitative pretest section may be included and appear in ANY order after the AWA section. Not counted as part of the score||Not Counted|
|Research||Varies||Varies||An unidentified section may be there at the end of the test. Not counted as part of the score||Not Counted|
|Total Time||3 hours 45 minutes (including unscored section)||260 - 340 total; Analytical writing from 0-6.|
The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE lasts 30 minutes and has 30 questions. It tests your capacity to comprehend material laid out before you and your ability to use logic to arrive at conclusions not offered in the passage.
This Section Tests:
•Analyze and make conclusions based on written material
•Compare and contrast the relationships between words and concepts
The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE lasts 45 minutes and has 28 questions. It emphasizes basic mathematical concepts and your ability to analyze data by incorporating hypothetical situations. By using these scenarios, the Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to utilize these concepts in daily life.
This Section Tests
Graphs and Tables
The writing section of the GRE, which is always administered at the very beginning of the test, is 75 minutes long. It consists of two writing topics. You are instructed to write concise responses to open-ended questions.
Two trained readers trained by ETS assign each essay a score between 1 and 6, where a score of 0 is reserved for essays that are blank, off-topic, or non-English. The readers will grade the essay as a whole, taking into account its organization, succinctness and the general quality of argument put forth by the writer.
High scores result from an answer that is well-organized, logical and strategic in the manner that the question is addressed. If the scores are within one point of one another, they are averaged to produce a final score from 0 to 6. If the two readers' scores differ by more than one point, then a senior third reader decides. Scorers prefer responses that directly answer the question, and note carefully any wavering, deviating or rambling in the response.
This section tests: