The world’s most widely used test for admission to graduate and professional programs, including business and law, is getting better! On September 22, 2023, the GRE® General Test will be shortened from just under 4 hours to just under 2, and will report scores faster, helping you submit your applications sooner!
The shorter test will:
Here’s what to expect for tests starting September 22, 2023.
|Analytical Writing||1 section, 1 essay task||30 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning||2 sections, 27 questions total||47 minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||2 sections, 27 questions total||41 minutes|
|Total Time||1 hour, 58 minutes|
Prep resources and practice tests specifically designed for the shorter test will be available in September, but there’s no need to wait until then to begin preparing!
We are eliminating the “Analyze an Argument” essay task from the Analytical Writing section, but all other GRE General Test question types will remain the same. Therefore, all existing prep materials are still valid and you can use them to help prepare for test day. And think about it: If you’re taking a 4-hour practice test but the actual test will only be 2 hours, you’re well prepared!
To register, follow the normal registration process, outlined in the GRE® Information Bulletin (PDF). Registration for the shorter test is open now; simply choose a test date on or after September 22, 2023.Schedule Your Test
Want to better understand how the shorter GRE will compare to the current test? Want to switch your test date to on or after September 22? Find answers to these questions and more.Download the FAQs (PDF)