The GRE is a 3 hour 45 minute computer–adaptive test (CAT) that has three sections: an Analytical Writing Assessment, a Quantitative Section and a Verbal Section. Here's an overivew of what's on each section of the GRE.

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
  • 2 Sections, approximately 20 questions each
  • 35 minutes
  • Problem Solving, Quantitative Comparison, Numeric Entry (arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data interpretation)
  • 2 Sections: approximately 20 questions each
  • 30 minutes
  • Reading Comprehension, Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence