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GRE General Test Sections:

  • Verbal section
  • Quantitative or Math section
  • Analytical Writing section

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The GRE Examination is tested and administered by Education testing Services. The GRE is also known as the Graduate record Exam. All Colleges and universities require you to have completed the GRE exam with a good to score to be considered for an admission in US Universities and in German Universities as well. The GRE is a pre requisite for perusing their graduate studies in USA and Germany. 

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GRE Sections

Analytical Writing

Number of Sections : 1
Number of Questions : 2 separately timed writing tasks
Time : 30 min. per task


Number of Sections : 2
Number of Questions : Approximately 20 questions per section
Time : 35 min. per section


Number of Sections : 2
Number of Questions : Approximately 20 questions per section
Time : 35 min. per section


Number of Questions : Approximately 20 questions
Time : 30-35 min. per section

*An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any order.
** An unidentified research section that is not scored may be included, and it will always be at the end of the test.


It will take about 3.45 hours to complete the examination.

Scoring scale and score availability

The scoring scale is now from 130-170 in one-point increments

You cannot re-take the GRE as frequently

With the Revised GRE, you can only test every 60 days.

Who can take the GRE: There is no particular eligibility standard for attempting GRE Test. Applicants can look for the test regardless of age and credentials. Nonetheless, the candidate has to fulfill the admission criteria for specific institutes where he/she is applying.

GRE Test Pattern: GRE Computer-based test is the most frequently attempted GRE test format. Nonetheless, paper-based format is another option one can choose in the absence of the Computer based test. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes. There are six areas and a 10-minute break is given after the third section throughout the examination.

GRE Exam Content: The GRE exam has two options. GRE Subject Test and GRE General test. The GRE Exam curriculum is different for both formats. The GRE subject test is concentrated on judging the candidates knowledge in precise fields where as the GRE General test processes a candidates Critical Thinking, Quantitative Ability and Verbal reasoning ability along with Analytical writing skills.

GRE Test Dates: If you are looking for the Computer based GRE exam that you can take the exam throughout the year at the Prometric Centers. Once you take the GRE and for any reason you wish to retake the test you can retake it once in every 21 days not more than 5 time in one calendar year.

GRE Exam registration: If you plan to take the GRE, then the first step is to create a My GRE account on the ETS website.

GRE Score: Once you have completed the GRE you will have access to three score reports. Verbal reasoning is scored on a scale of 130 to 170. Quantitative reasoning is scored on a scale of 130 to 170 Analytical Writing Assessment score is available on 0-6 level. The official score are available online in about 2 weeks from the date of the exam.

Validity of the Score: The GRE score holds good for 5 years from the date of taking the exam and the score report requests are accepted up to 3 months form the date of taking the exam

ScoreGetter offers GRE sample tests for all the candidates who approach them for the score analysis before taking the GRE. This is provided free of cost as a service to the students.

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Verbal Reasoning

There’s a greater focus on reading passages, both short and long. Two new question types, Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence, have been added to this section to test vocabulary in context, as well as strengthening/weakening questions.

Quantitative Reasoning

There are more data interpretation questions using graphs and tables. Numeric Entry questions don’t have answer choices—you need to supply the correct one. There are also questions where you need to select all of the correct answers.

MST (Multi Stage Test)

The revised GRE is an MST, or multi-stage test. You still take it on a computer, but it adapts to your performance only after you’ve answered a section of Quantitative or Verbal questions. Answer the majority of questions in a section correctly.

Test Interface and Functionality

The new GRE allows you to skip around freely, to go back and change your answers, and to mark questions you want to come back to later. You’ll also be allowed to use an on-screen calculator.

GRE classes in chennai ScoreGetter are highly interactive with high focus on wear areas and individual attention form the instructors who always take personal interest in your performance.