The GRE is a 3 hour 45 minute computer–adaptive test (CAT) that consists of three sections: an Analytical Writing Assessment, a Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section.

More about the GRE format:
Analytical Writing
  • 2 Essays, 60 minutes total
  • 30 minutes for the "issue" essay
  • 30 minutes for the "argument" essay
  • Tests ability to communicate complex ideas in a concise and effective way, evaluate claims and evidence, support ideas using logical reasoning and relevant examples, and use standard written English to prove an argument
Quantitative
  • 2 Sections: each section approximately 20 Questions
  • 35 minutes
  • Problem Solving, Quantitative Comparison, Numeric Entry (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data interpretation)
Verbal
  • 2 Sections: each section approximately 20 Questions
  • 30 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension, Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence