Every aspect of your application is a chance to connect with those reviewing it. By including GRE scores in your application — along with relevant background information and details on your future goals — you can build a bridge to the grad school of your dreams and beyond. Get started by learning more about each section of the test, with test prep and advice available to help you prepare.
Discover some key things you should know about the GRE.
The GRE General Test is the world’s most widely used test for admission to graduate, business and law programs.
Thousands of graduate and professional schools accept GRE scores to help them make admissions, scholarship and fellowship decisions.
The test consists of Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections.
Submitting scores helps put you on equal footing with other applicants, boosts your credibility and paints a fuller picture of your potential.
The GRE General Test is offered on a continuous basis at hundreds of test centers in 160 countries. You also have the option to test at home.
In September 2023, the GRE General Test changed from four hours to two. The skills measured did not change, but the number of questions in each section was reduced. Learn more.
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“I like the fact that I could mark down questions on the GRE test that I was uncertain about, do the ones I know immediately, and then go back.”
MBA Graduate and GRE Test Taker
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