GRE Exam Pattern/ Test Format

The GRE General Exam is intended to assess your overall academic ability and is the standardized method for entry to graduate schools in the United States of America. There are also a growing number of business schools that also consider the GRE exam as part of their application. Let’s look at the GRE Test Pattern.

There are three sections in the test : Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing.

GRE SectionsPaper-basedComputer-Based
 No. of SectionsDurationNo. of SectionsDuration
Analytical Writing2 sections- 2 tasks60 minutes1 section- two tasks60 minutes
Verbal Reasoning2 sections- 50 questions70 minutes2 section- 40 questions60 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning2 sections- 50 questions80 minutes2 section- 40 questions70 minutes
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