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About the GRE® General Test

One Test. More Opportunities for Success.

Getting an advanced degree can create many opportunities. In fact, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development illustrates how education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates.

Whether you are planning to go to graduate school, including business or law — or just exploring your options — you are taking an important step toward your future. It is a smart move to show schools your best and with the GRE® General Test, you can!

Test Content

Test Content

Learn more about what is in each of the three test sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning.

Test Locations and Dates

Test Locations and Dates

Choose when and where to test. Available throughout the year at home and at more than 1,000 test centers around the world!

Registration

Registration

Learn more about registration, testing options, at home testing requirements, how to set up and use your ETS account, and more.

Test Prep

Test Prep

Prepare with official free and low-cost preparation materials from the maker of the test and feel more confident on test day.

Scores

Scores

Find out how and when you will get your scores, how to send them, and how to understand them.

Who Takes It

Prospective applicants from around the world who are interested in pursuing a master's, specialized master's in business, MBA, JD or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test.

GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. They provide schools with a common measure for comparison.

Who Accepts It

The GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate, business and law schools.

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