NEW: A free, timed practice test for the shorter GRE is now available. See Helping Students Prepare.
The world’s most widely used test for admission to graduate, business and other professional schools is getting better! On September 22, 2023, the GRE® General Test will be shortened from just under 4 hours to just under 2, and will report scores faster, helping candidates submit their applications sooner!
The GRE test will continue to measure the same skills and maintain the strong quality and security you expect, with valid and reliable scores for confident decision making.
Importantly, the score scales will remain the same to ensure there is no interruption for institutions in their admissions processes.
The shorter test:
Beginning September 22, 2023, the test structure will be:
|Analytical Writing||1 section, 1 essay task||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning||2 sections, 27 questions total||47 minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||2 sections, 27 questions total||
|Total Time||1 hour, 58 minutes|
One free, time practice test, “POWERPREP® Online — Practice Test 1 for the Shorter GRE,” is available now. More materials specifically designed for the shorter test will be available in the coming weeks. To be notified when these materials are available, sign up for ETS Global Higher Education news.
In the meantime, as all GRE General Test question types will remain the same except for the removal of the “Analyze an Argument” task from the Analytical Writing section, you can advise students to use existing free and low-cost prep materials, which they can access on our website, and attend our free, monthly prep webinar.
This summer, in celebration of our move to the shorter test, we’re offering the following discounts:
Sign up to receive updates about the shorter test and the availability of new prep materials, and receive webinar invitations about the shorter GRE. Direct students with questions to the test-taker web page about the shorter GRE.