Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

A graduate degree can give you a big advantage in your career. The first step to achieving that advantage is to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The GRE revised General Test was introduced in August 2011.

Preparing for the GRE

The general test comprises three sections. The cumulative score from the verbal and quantitative sections will be considered for admission purposes.

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time
Analytical Writing
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
One "analyze an issue" task and 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
GRE Fees

Testing location for Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach areas:

Prometric Testing Center
660 Independence Parkway
Battlefield Corporate Park
Suite 300
Chesapeake, VA  23320
(757) 277-9877 Please call to schedule a testing appointment.

Registering by Phone:

  • Call the test center directly or (800) GRE-CALL ((800) 473-2255)
  • Use VISA, MasterCard or American Express
Contact ETS for more GRE information.
One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task