GRE Test Format
Test is divided into three sections, Quantitative reasoning, Verbal reasoning and Analytical writing assessment.
(a) Quantitative Reasoning section has 28 questions to be completed within 45 minutes.
(b) Verbal Reasoning section has 30 questions to be completed within 30 minutes.
(c) Analytical Writing assessment (AWA) section requires writing two short essays.
1. The first is the issue task, in which students analyze the issue presented and explain their views on it. For the issue task, test takers may choose one of two essay topics. 45 minutes is allocated for essay completion.
2. The second essay is “Analysis of an Argument,” in which a given argument must be critically analyzed and evaluated. The argument task does not offer a choice of topics. 30 minutes is allocated for essay completion.