1) Does the GRE General Test measure knowledge in any specific disciplines?
The GRE revised General Test measures a student’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — disciplines that are not specific to any individual field of study, but essential for all and important for success in graduate or business school.
2) Which graduate and business school institutions accept GRE scores?
See the complete list of institutions (PDF) using GRE scores .
3) How does the content of the GRE revised General Test differ from the current GRE General Test?
There are new types of questions on the GRE revised General Test that better reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school programs.
In the Verbal Reasoning section, antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so you’re no longer tested on vocabulary out of context. New types of questions have also been added to test your ability to interpret, evaluate and reason from what you’ve read.
In the Quantitative Reasoning section, more focus has been placed on data interpretation and real-life scenarios, with multiple-choice and numeric entry answers. You’ll also be able to use an on-screen calculator to reduce the emphasis on computation.*
In the Analytical Writing section, you’ll be given one topic to complete an essay task about, rather than a choice of topics. Tasks are more specific, to ensure you can integrate critical thinking and analytical writing by fully addressing the tasks presented.
Learn more about changes to the GRE revised General Test content.
4) What level of math content is included in the GRE revised General Test?
The GRE revised General Test uses the foundations of high school math to test quantitative reasoning. The test material measures your ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis; to reason quantitatively; and to solve problems in a quantitative setting.
5) What is the duration of the Test?
The total testing time for the computer-based revised test is 3 hours and 45 minutes, plus short breaks.
6) Can I compare between the Old and New pattern scores?
Yes, ETS has released a conversion chart through which anyone can compare the score in the old format with the scores in the new format.
You can find the new & old score scales comparison chart here.
7) Will scores under new pattern be still reportable for five years?
Yes, scores for the GRE revised General Test will continue to be valid for five years.