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What is GRE?

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools from all around the world.

It was designed for those interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business, or doctoral degree in the US, Canada, and many other countries.

GRE is the first step towards studying abroad. The test is owned and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).

GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning.

The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at testing centres and institutions owned or authorized by Prometric.

This table describes the structure and timing of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which is a standardized test often required for admission to graduate and business school programs primarily in the United States, but also accepted at many schools worldwide.

GRE Exam Structure:

Section Questions Duration
Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) One task asks you to “Analyse an Issue,” and the other asks you to “Analyse an Argument. 60 minutes (each 30 minutes)
Quantitative Reasoning 20 questions per section 70 minutes (each section 35 minutes)
Verbal Reasoning 20 questions per section 60 minutes (each section 30 minutes)

Total Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Nature of GRE Exam: Computer-Based Adaptive Test

Total Scores: GRE score is out of 340

Maximum Score: 170

Average Score: 150.8

The duration of the examination is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.