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Duration

3:45 hours

Website

ets.org/gre

cost

USD 195

Dates to perform

The computer-based exam can be taken year-round at most global centers. The paper-based test can be taken in October, November, and February anywhere the computer-based test is not available.

Punctuation

Verbal Reasoning: scoring scale from 130 to 170, with increments of 1 point;

Quantitative Reasoning: scoring scale from 130 to 170, in 1-point increments.

Analytical Writing: scoring scale from 0 to 6, with half-point increments.

The GRE is an exam accepted by thousands of graduate schools and is intended to measure verbal reasoning, critical thinking, and writing skills. The exam is made up of three sections:

Verbal Reasoning

In this multiple-choice section, the purpose is to have the skills to evaluate and understand written material and to demonstrate the ability to reason.

· Computer exam: Two 30-minute sections, with 20 questions each.

· Exam in printed format: Two sections of 35 minutes, with 25 questions each.

Quantitative Reasoning

In this section the skills to analyze quantitative information and solve problems will be measured, focusing on mathematical skills and understanding concepts in four areas: arithmetic, geometry, algebra and data analysis.

· Computer exam: Two sections of 35 minutes, with 20 questions each.

· Exam in printed format: Two sections of 40 minutes, with 20 questions each.

Analytical Writing

The main objective of this section is to assess critical thinking and reading skills to evaluate and understand written material. In this section you will have to write two essays that will be rated by specialized readers, and then the score will be reviewed by a computer system.

· Computer test: One section, 30 minutes to write each of the two essays.

· Exam in print format: Two sections, one essay must be written per section - 30 minutes per essay.

The GRE also contains a non-scoring section and a research section that do not count toward the test score. This non-scoring section has questions that the ETS is testing for future exams; however, this section can be in any order and it is not known which one it is, so it is important to give the entire exam the same relevance. The research section is always last and is very easy to identify.

The Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the computer-administered test are adaptive. This means that the system selects the difficulty level of the second section based on the performance of the first section. In each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score, which is based on the number of questions that were answered correctly and the level of difficulty of each question in that section.

In this format, you can also choose which question to answer first and you can skip or return the questions already answered, and even change some. If you think a question is wrong, changing it may be a good option. In either of the two formats you can use a calculator.

Finally, if you decide to take the GRE more than once, you only need to share your best scores with business schools through an ETS program called ScoreSelect. The exam can be taken every 21 days, up to 5 times in a year.

There is an official tool to compare the GRE score with the GMAT score, it can be accessed here