What Does the GRE Consist Of?

What does the GRE consist of? What subjects will you be tested on and what kinds of questions can you expect to see on the test? Knowing the GRE content, format, and question types is critical to doing well on the exam. Many people who don’t learn what they’ll be tested on end up studying the wrong skills and topics and, as a result, don’t get the GRE score they want.

Read this guide to learn the format of the GRE, what skills and subject areas you’ll be tested on, and every question type you’ll see on the test. We also include official sample questions so you can be as prepared as possible.

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GRE Score Breakdown: Understanding Your Scores

What’s the GRE score breakdown? What scores will you actually receive after taking the exam, and how are these scores calculated? In this guide, we explain the GRE scoring breakdown so you can understand what your GRE scores mean and how you can use this information to maximize your GRE score.

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GRE Experimental Section: What to Expect

The GRE is a long and important exam that most people spend weeks, if not months, preparing for. But did you know that one of the sections doesn’t actually count toward your final score?

In this article, we go over everything there is to know about the GRE experimental section, including what it is, how it differs from the GRE research section, and how it affects your test prep.

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Expert Guide: What Is on the GRE?


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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Complete Guide: GRE Test Format


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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