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The GRE® General Test

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GRE General Test Preparation Materials in Accessible Formats

ETS is committed to making preparation materials available in accessible formats. This page describes:

  • the GRE General Test preparation materials
  • the types of formats available
  • how to obtain them

Many materials are downloadable, and others can be ordered from ETS Disability Services. To order materials that cannot be downloaded (such as braille, recorded audio or hard copy large print) or if you require materials in a format not listed here, contact Disability Services Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
 

If you need to take the GRE General Test and require accommodations, learn more about our Disability Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.


Information about formats provided

Each document title described on this page lists the formats available or planned for that document. Practice tests produced in formats that are also provided for the operational test are designed to represent the testing experience of an actual test in that format. Other materials are designed to familiarize the user with test content and test-taking strategies.

If you’re using multiple formats of any of the test preparation materials (for example, braille or regular print along with an accessible electronic document), you may notice differences in the wording or presentation of some questions, directions, graphics or explanations. Similarly, if you take the GRE test using multiple formats, you may notice differences in the wording or presentation of questions, directions or graphics. In both cases the differences are the result of adaptations made for each format.

Braille materials are produced in accordance with the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) rules. Some materials contain charts and figures, such as bar graphs, triangles and rectangles. The charts and figures are presented as raised line drawings. Depending on the material, the figures may be in the braille book itself or in a separate figure supplement. Labels and numbers on the charts and figures are given in braille. Nemeth Code is used as appropriate in mathematical expressions in the text of preparation materials, as well as in labels and number on the charts and figures.

Recorded audio materials are provided in cassette format and use tone indexing to assist in navigation. To take advantage of the tone indexing, you should have a cassette player that supports the "cue and review" feature. Variable-speed playback is also recommended, but not necessary. Audio materials include descriptions for all figures and are complemented by tactile and large-print (18 point) figure supplements.

Tactile figure supplements complement audio materials that include figures, as well as certain braille materials that do not have the tactile figures in the main braille book. Labels and numbers on the charts and figures are given in braille.

Hard copy large-print materials are provided on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, spiral-bound. Downloadable large-print materials are formatted for 8.5 x 11 inch printing and provided in PDF format. In general, mathematical materials are produced using 18 point Times and non-mathematical materials are produced using 18 point Verdana.

Accessible electronic formatted materials are provided in Word (2003) format and can be used with a variety of assistive technologies. They include accessibility enhancements such as links, tables of contents, embedded enlarged figures, figure descriptions, scripted math expressions, and heading styles, which can be used for navigation with some forms of assistive technology. Support for these enhancements varies with the type of assistive technology used, but the text will be readable in any case. For detailed information, see GRE Screen Reader Instructions.doc (Word).Users of accessible electronic documents may benefit from using the corresponding large print or tactile figure supplement for documents including figures.

Introductory and review materials (all accessible test formats)

Use these materials to prepare for all available formats of the GRE General Test.


These materials are equivalent to the portions of The Official Guide to the GRE® General Test that are also included in the free test preparation material: Chapters 1–3, 5 and 7. The remaining chapters 4, 6 and 8, which include a practice test with answers and explanations and additional practice questions with answers and explanations, are available in accessible formats by contacting ETS Disability Services.

Equivalent to: Overview section of the Practice Book for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test (PDF)

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Equivalent to: Introduction to the Analytical Writing Measure portions of the Practice Book for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test (PDF)

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Equivalent to: Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure portion of the Practice Book for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test (PDF)

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Equivalent to: Introduction to the Quantitative Measure portion of the Practice Book for the Paper-delivered GRE® General Test (PDF)

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Equivalent to: Math Review (PDF)

Note: The Math Review consists of four chapters: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis. The chapters are available separately or bundled together.

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Equivalent to: Mathematical Conventions (PDF)

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Equivalent to: Problem-solving Strategies (PDF)

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POWERPREP® Practice Tests with Accommodations

To make sure you have as authentic an experience as possible when taking the POWERPREP practice tests, we recommend you use only those formats for which you’ve been or may be approved for when taking the actual test. Both POWERPREP Online and POWERPREP PLUS® Online provide the following accommodations:

  • extended time
  • extra breaks
  • screen magnification
  • selectable colors
  • screen reader and refreshable braille compatibility

Learn more about the accommodations in POWERPREP practice tests.

Official GRE Mentor is a self-paced comprehensive online course that offers 600+ practice questions from the POWERPREP practice test series, plus skill-building content to help you brush up — all housed in one easy-to-use platform. The following accommodations are available in the course: extended time on timed practice tests and screen reader compatibility.

This course includes access to POWERPREP PLUS Online – Practice Test 2. This practice test is the closest simulation to the real test experience and delivers scores and feedback on all three sections. Information about POWERPREP PLUS Online is available below.

 

Format:

  • Online/Web Browser
  • Tactile figure supplement: Item number 830649. Contact Disability Services with your order number and ETS ID to obtain this supplement.

POWERPREP Online offers two free practice tests that simulate the actual test and include the test-taker friendly design features you’ll encounter on test day, like moving back and forth between questions and changing answers within a section. 

Format: Online/Web Browser
 

POWERPREP PLUS Online offers three official practice tests (sold separately), each containing a different set of never-before-published real test questions that simulate the computer-delivered test experience and provide scores within minutes for all three measures, explanations for correct answers, a score report that summarizes your performance and more! 

Format: Online/Web Browser
 

Practice Tests in Additional Accessible Formats

Use these materials if you plan to take the GRE General Test in an available format other than the computer-delivered test.


To make sure you have as authentic an experience as possible when taking the practice tests, we recommend you use only those formats for which you’ve been or may be approved for when taking the actual test.

Equivalent to: Regular Print Free Practice Test

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Equivalent to: Regular Print Free Practice Test

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