What’s on the GRE General Test?
The GRE General Test assesses the skills you need to succeed in master’s, MBA, specialized business master’s and doctoral programs. It includes the following sections:
You’ll start the test with the writing section, which includes two tasks that measure how well you can apply your critical thinking and articulate complex ideas. Learn more about Analytical Writing tasks.
In random order after the writing tasks, you’ll have two 30-minute sections that measure how well you can understand what you’ve read and apply your reasoning skills. Learn more about Verbal Reasoning tasks.
You’ll also have these two 35-minute sections that measure how well you can interpret and analyze quantitative information and solve math problems. Learn more about Quantitative Reasoning tasks.
The test will contain an additional unscored Verbal or Quantitative section. You won’t know which of the sections is unscored, so be sure to take all sections seriously.