The GRE test(Graduate Record Exam) is the standardized test used to gainadmission in various graduate schools or business graduate schools in various English speaking countries, especially the United States. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centres throughout the country. GRE has three sections: Verbal Reasoning; Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. Calculators are allowed. Total test time is 3-hours, not including the research section.
Structure of the Computer-delivered GRE General Test
Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)
  • One “Analyse an Issue” task
  • One “Analyse 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
Unscored or Research Section* Varies Varies