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The GRE® General Test

The GRE® General Test plays a vital role in the admissions process for graduate and professional programs around the world, including business and law. The test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are required for success in today's demanding programs.

The GRE General Test is a computer-delivered test that is administered in a secure testing environment at more than 1,000 ETS-authorized test centers in 160-plus countries.

  • In most regions of the world, the GRE General Test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.
  • In Mainland China; Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; and Korea, the test is available up to three times per month.

In areas of the world where the General Test is not available on computer at physical test centers, the GRE General Test at home option is offered. The at home test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center. It is taken on the test taker's own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor. Learn more about the GRE General Test at home.

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Why should my business or law school program accept GRE scores?

With a larger pool of test takers, you will have access to a larger number of qualified, diverse applicants. That diversity includes nationality, ethnicity, gender, age and undergraduate major. The GRE General Test measures skills that professional schools value. Find out more about business school and law school use of GRE scores.

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