The GRE® revised General Test is used as a factor for admission to general graduate-level degree programs.
The test assesses verbal and quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills of graduate school applicants. Testers usually take the GRE on computers, but it is still offered on paper in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.
In August 2011, the GRE revised General Test introduced new score scales. Test takers receive scores between 130-170 for both Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The Analytical Writing assessment is scored from 0 to 6.
Registering for exams
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Preparing for exams
When you visit ETS.org or register for the GRE revised General Test, you will have free access to the official test preparation materials for the computer- and paper-based tests.
ETS.org provides information on what to expect on test day including the test structure and content, how to prepare and what to bring.
Reviewing test scores
Computer-based General Test: Score reports are mailed to you and up to four institutions 10–15 calendar days after you take the test. These institutions must be designated on test day.
Paper-based General Test: Score reports are mailed to you and up to four designated institutions approximately four to six weeks after your test date. These institutions must be selected before taking the test.
For additional GRE scoring information, visit the GRE Getting Your Scores web page.
The business school programs you designated to receive your score report will also receive your official score report approximately 20 calendar days after testing. You may designate up to five business school programs to receive your official score report.
Your score report will include all scores from GRE tests taken over the last 5 years.