Expert Guide: How Long Is The GRE?

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The GRE can feel like a slog — you have to take time out of your normal schedule, focus on complicated math and unfamiliar vocab for hours, and there’s a ton of pressure to do well.

Nonetheless, you may be wondering, “Exactly how long is the GRE?” ETS designates 4.5 hours for each testing slot, but how does that break down? We’ll cover the answer to that question plus tips to deal with the test length in this article.

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What Is the GRE? Expert Guide to the Test

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If you’re just starting to think about grad school, you probably have a lot of questions, so I’m here to answer one of the biggest ones: what is the GRE? Do you need to take the GRE? How important is it for grad school admissions? What does it test? How can you sign up for it?

This in-depth guide will answer all these questions and more. Read on for a complete overview of the GRE that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about the test and the actions you need to take.

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GRE Total Score: What Is It?

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GRE scoring can be confusing. What do the numbers mean? What are they out of? This guide will explain the GRE total score for both the General and Subject Tests, as well as give data on average GRE scores and how well you need to do in order to get a perfect GRE score.

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Expert Guide: What Is on the GRE?

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Let’s face it: there is no way to develop a successful study plan for the GRE without knowing what the exam is actually going to be testing you on. What are the major academic skills that the test covers? What content should you have down cold? What is on the GRE?

In this article, I’ll explain everything the GRE tests. I’ll break down what you need to know for each section of the test and explain the different types of questions, before wrapping up with some general tips on how to prep.

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GRE Exam Pattern: What You Have to Know

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We can’t stress it enough: to beat the GRE, you have to understand how to make the design of its questions and its structure work for you.

In this article, I lay out the overall GRE exam pattern and marking scheme. Then, I go through it section by section, giving you a detailed look at the skills and knowledge that’s tested, and the different types of questions you’ll face. Finally, I have great tips on how you can best use all this info on test day.

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Complete Guide: GRE Test Format

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If you’re studying for the GRE, the absolute most important thing to learn is the GRE format. No amount of math practice or vocab memorization can make up for not knowing what’s on the exam and how it’s structured. To fully maximize your score, you have to ensure that there will be no surprises on test day.

Want to know exactly how the test will present each question? Ready to learn about how to navigate the computerized test? In this article, I will lay out the format of each GRE section, explain the editing, revision, and calculator functions of the test, and give you tips on how to use this knowledge to boost your final score.

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What’s the Highest Possible, Maximum GRE Score?

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The scoring scale for the new GRE is a little bizarre, so it can be challenging to determine the top GRE score. In this guide, I’ll go over the highest GRE score, how many people get the max GRE score, what the maximum GRE score means for you, and whether or not you need to worry about getting the highest score possible.

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Official GRE Syllabus: Exactly What’s Tested on the GRE

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If you’re getting ready to take the GRE, you should first know the GRE syllabus: exactly what this test is trying to measure, what content it covers, and what kinds of questions you’ll be asked.

In this complete GRE exam syllabus, I’ll take you through the format of the three sections of the test, explain the differences between the computer and the paper versions of the GRE, and then give you detailed examples and explanations of every kind of question you’ll encounter. Finally, I offer some tips on getting started with your GRE prep.

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