FAQs

How long is the GRE?

GRE 3 hours 40 minutes test excluding the breaks. If the experimental section in Math then the testing time will be 5 minutes longer than the mentioned time. Including breaks, optional research sections, selecting the schools, etc the duration will be around 4.5 hours.

How often can I take the GRE?

You can take the computer-delivered GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.

How should I prepare for the GRE?

Here are some tips to help you prepare for the GRE:

1. Know the rules of the game – Get thorough with the structure, format, and scoring of the test.
2. Review the essentials (basic concepts) required for the test. For verbal, learn vocabulary and for math, learn the basics of the math topics tested.
3. Learn techniques, strategies and pacing tips to boost your score.
4. Practice questions from standard GRE materials.
5. Take GRE Full-length practice tests at regular intervals and review the test to learn from the mistakes.

For more on GRE prep, see our guide for making a GRE study plan.

How is the GRE delivered?

In India, the GRE General Test is a computer-delivered test, which means the entire test is administered via a computer in Prometric test centers.

Do I get scratch paper on the Computer-Based GRE?

Yes, the scratch paper will be provided on the computer-based GRE. You are allowed to get as many papers as you need but you are not allowed to take the scratch paper out of the testing center. In Manya, we teach effective use of the scratch paper for better score improvement.

Can I take the GRE for Business School?

Most of the business schools accept the GRE in place of the GMAT. However, it is suggested to cross-check the policies and preferences of the program and the college you’re interested in.