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What is the standard format of the GRE test to take?

The General Test of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is set to have five or six sections.

There will always be

  • one Analytical Writing section composed of two 30-minute tasks (60 minutes)
  • two 20-question Verbal Ability sections (30 minutes each)
  • two 20-question Quantitative Ability sections (35 minutes each)

In addition, there may be

  • an unidentified Experimental Section, which would be a third verbal or quantitative section

Occasionally, there may be

  • an identified optional research section (but not if there is an Experimental Section)

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