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GRE® General Test Structure

SectionNumber of QuestionsTime
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks) One "Analyze an Issue" task
One "Analyze an Argument" task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored or Research Section* Varies Varies

* An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. Additionally, an identified research section that is not scored may be included in place of the unscored section, and it is always at the end of the test.

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