GRE Test Information

What You Can Expect from the GRE revised General Test

Updated 01/16/12

  1. A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test that lets you edit or change your answers, skip questions and more, all within a section - giving you the freedom to use more of your own test-taking strategies. Another new feature is an on-screen calculator.
  2. New types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning (two 30 minute sections with 20 questions each) and Quantitative Reasoning sections (two 35 minute sections with 20 questions each), many featuring real-life scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's demanding graduate and business school programs. The new test is adaptive by section whereas the previous test was adaptive by question.

Score Reporting

The scores for the GRE revised General Test include:

  • A Verbal Reasoning score reported on a new 130 - 170 score scale, in one-point increments
  • A Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a new 130 - 170 score scale, in one-point increments
  • An Analytical Writing score reported on a 0 - 6 score scale, in half-point increments

See Frequently Asked Questions about the GRE from TaketheGRE.com.

Paper-based GRE revised General Test

Score reports from paper-based tests will be mailed approximately six weeks after the test date. Scores earned between July 2006 and June 2011 are available at any time.