GRE exam format

Exam Format

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)
  • Unscored*(Position varies)
  • Research**(At the end of the test)
20 questions per section
  • Varies
  • Varies
35 minutes per section
  • Varies
  • Varies
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section