POWERPREP® Practice Tests: Preparation for the Computer-delivered GRE® General Test

POWERPREP® II Software for testing prior to July 30, 2017

If you are planning to take the computer-delivered GRE® General Test before July 30, 2017, download the POWERPREP® II Software. This software contains two practice tests, a test preview tool to familiarize you with the question types, test features, help tools that are available during the test and much more.

Download the PC Version
Download the Mac® Version
System Requirements

Use the POWERPREP® practice tests to help you prepare for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test. The tests are designed to help you:

  • Understand what's being tested
  • Gain familiarity with the various question types
  • Become familiar with the testing tools, including the on-screen calculator
  • Practice taking the General Test under timed or untimed conditions
  • Understand scoring

Three powerful tools to meet your preparation needs. Use one or all three!

  • POWERPREP Test Preview Tool
    • Contains information to help familiarize you with the question types, test features and help tools that are available during the actual GRE General Test. This free tool can be found in the “My Test Preparation and Services” section of your ETS Account. Log in to Your ETS Account to preview the test

  • POWERPREP™ Online
    • Two free practice tests that simulate the actual test and include the test-taker friendly design features you’ll encounter on test day, like moving back and forth between questions, changing answers within a section and the on-screen calculator. Log in to Your ETS Account to access POWERPREP Online

    • Two official practice tests (sold separately), each containing a different set of never-before-published real test questions, simulate the computer-delivered test experience and provide scores within minutes for all three measures, explanations for correct answers, a score report that summarizes your performance, and more! Log in to Your ETS Account to purchase POWERPREP PLUS Online

Use the table below to determine which product is best for you:

  • Two Analytical Writing tasks
  • Seven Verbal Reasoning questions
  • 11 Quantitative Reasoning questions
  • Two full-length timed tests1
  • Option to take Practice Test 1 under untimed conditions2
Two never-before-published full-length timed practice tests (each sold separately)
Scores   Scores on the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures Scores within minutes on all three measures of the test: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing
Score report  
Correct answers Answer key for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning questions only.
Explanations for correct answers    
Scored sample Analytical Writing responses and reader commentary  
Difficulty level for each question    
Problem-solving strategies used to determine correct answers in Quantitative Reasoning measure    

1 The two POWERPREP Online practice tests contain the exact same test preparation questions as the practice tests in the POWERPREP II software; the only difference is the user interface.

2 Users taking POWERPREP Online Practice Test 1 under untimed conditions will not receive scores on the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures.

System Requirements

To successfully launch the POWERPREP practice tests, your device must meet the specified System Requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions about the POWERPREP practice tests, view the FAQs.


The POWERPREP practice tests allow users to take the test under extended time and extra break conditions, with screen magnification and selectable colors. You can select the accommodations you require before you begin the actual test.

  • PC Users: If you select screen magnification or selectable colors accommodations, you will receive an email with instructions for installing the specialized ZoomText® software that will provide the accommodations you require.
  • Mac Users: If you need screen magnification or selectable colors accommodations, you will need to use your own screen color and/or magnification software when taking the POWERPREP practice tests.

Note: To ensure you have as authentic an experience as possible when taking the practice tests, do not select any accommodations that you will not be using when taking the actual test.

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