The GRE® General Test is a computer-delivered test that contains question types that assess the thinking ability— and the skills demanded to apply to graduate school programs, including business and law.
The GRE General Test assesses your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills — skills that are general and have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a particular field of study but are important too.
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)||One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task||30 minutes per task|
|Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
Who Takes It
Prospective students from around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, master’s in business, MBA, JD, or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to enhance your undergraduate records, recommendation letters, and other qualifications for graduate-level study. They provide schools with a standard measure for comparison.
Who Accepts It
- Institutions and fellowship sponsors
- Business Schools
- Law Schools