GRE Facts & FAQs

Review these GRE facts and FAQs to learn the most important information about the exam. You’ll want to know these key details to feel confident going into the test!

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When Should I Register For the GRE?

When you should register for the GRE depends on the application deadlines of the schools you’re applying to. The test is administered year-round, so if you believe you may need or want to take the GRE more than once, be sure to plan accordingly.

How Do I Register?

The easiest way to sign up for the GRE is on the official website.

How Much Does The GRE Cost?

It costs $160.00 to take the GRE in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. For those in all other locations, it costs $190.00.

When Will I Receive My Test Scores?

You can view your score online in approximately 10 – 15 days from your test date on the official GRE website.

Can I Take The GRE More Than Once?

Yes, but the GRE can only be taken once in a single month. Keep in mind that some graduate schools will average your scores, so be sure to check the policies of the schools you’re applying to. Additionally, if you repeat the test, the scores from the three most recent tests you’ve taken in the last five years will be reported.

How is the GRE Scored?

The highest score you can achieve on the GRE is a 340. Your score is made up of the Verbal Section and Quantitative Section, which consist of 170 points each.

The Analytical Writing Section is graded separately on a scale of 0 – 6, with 6 being the highest achievable score. The Analytical Writing score does not contribute to your overall GRE score.

What Is the Format of the GRE?

This is the format of the GRE:

  • Analytical Writing Section. You will have one hour to complete two writing tasks—an Argument Task (30-minutes) and an Issue Task (30-minutes).
  • Quantitative Section. This portion of the test consists of two sections. Each section contains 20 questions and lasts 30-minutes.
  • Verbal Section. This portion of the test consists of two sections. Each section contains approximately 20 questions and lasts 35-minutes.
  • Unidentified Section. This is an ungraded portion of the test. It can be either an unidentified Quantitative pretest or an unidentified Verbal pretest, and it will appear in any order after the Analytical Writing Section.

How Long is the GRE?

It takes approximately three hours and 45-minutes to complete the GRE.

Are There Breaks During the GRE?

Yes. There is an optional 10-minute break after the third section of the test.

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