The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standard test, administered by ETS (Educational Test Services), is an admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE consists of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic and vocabulary. Its aim is to measures candidates’ verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing and Critical Thinking skills.

There are two type of Test

  • Computer delivered – This test is about three 3.45 hours consisting of six sections with a 10 minute break following the third section.

Measures

Number of Question

Time

Analytical writing Assessment (one section with two separately timed tasks)

‘Analysis of an issue’ and ‘Analysis of an argument’ task

30 min per task

Verbal Reasoning ( Two sections)

20 question per section

30 min per section

Quantitative Reasoning ( Two sections)

20 question per section

35 min per section

Experimental / Research

Varies

Varies

 

  • Paper delivered – This test is about three 3.30 hours consisting of six sections with a 10 minute break following second section.

Measures

Number of Question

Time

Analytical writing ( Two section)

Section one Analyze an issue

Section two Analyze and Argument

30 min per section

Verbal Reasoning ( Two sections)

25 question per section

35 min per section

Quantitative Reasoning ( Two sections)

25 question per section

40 min per section