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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Graduate Record Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Paper based test & Computer Based Test
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours 45 Minutes+4 More
  • Official Website
Eligibilty Criteria

There are no specific GRE exam eligibility criteria regarding age or educational qualifications. The only two things that candidates need to be concerned about is – Having a Passport if you are an Indian and successfully completed the undergraduate degree. The GRE admission criteria also depend on the university the candidate is applying to.

Exam Pattern

GRE General Test Exam Pattern
The GRE General 2022 exam primarily comprises 3 sections:

Verbal Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning
Analytical Writing Assessment

The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections consist of multiple-choice questions with one answer correct and multiple-choice questions with more than one answer correct. The Analytical Writing Assessment section comprises 2 essay tasks. There is no negative marking in the GRE exam. Apart from the three scored GRE sections, another unscored section is provided by ETS for research purposes. This unscored section is either Quantitative or Verbal Reasoning and the candidate will not know which section is the unscored section prior to or after the exam. Verbal and Quantitative sections appear alternatively in the exam.



Number of Questions

Verbal Reasoning

30 minutes


Quantitative Reasoning

35 minutes


Analytical Writing Assessment

60 minutes (30+30)

2 essay tasks:

  • Analyse an Issue

  • Analyse an Argument

Unscored Section

Can be either verbal or quantitative



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