GRE general test is currently offered as the computer based test in most part of the world.
GRE general test has main three divisions:
1. Quantitative Reasoning.
2. Verbal Reasoning.
3. Analytical Writing.
The maximum time given for computer-based GRE is 3 hours 45 minutes.
The test start with the Analytical Writing section & time given for this section is 1 hr.
After that candiate has given to solve 2 sections of Verbal Reasoning each with approximately 20 questions to be completed in 30 minutes.
For quantitative reasoning 35 minutes are given to solve 20 questions.
One more unidentified unscored section usually appear at any position during test.
The quantitative section has two types of multiple choice questions, comparation based questions & normal problem solving questions along with
numeric entry questions where candidates have to enter the values in text fields. But, such type of numeric entry questions are very few.
The quantitative questions in test are not much difficult. Even 10th grade students can solve all the questions. Data interpretation type of questions
are also included into this.
Onscreen calculator is also provided for calculations.
The analytical writing section consist of two essay writing tasks, the Issue and the Argument.
In issue task, candidate has to write his views on the topic with proper examples and reasoning. The time allocated for this task is 30
The Argument task consists of a statement of a position. The candidate is required to analyze the logic of the given position and find the fault in the logic & also a way to fix or improve it. The time given for this task is also 30 minutes
The scoring for the Analytical Writing section is on a scale of 0-6. Each essay is scored by a human reader and then e-rater. E-rater is a computer
program for evaluating the Analytical writing section.
If the human and e-rater scores differ, the score is sent to a second reader. The final score is the average of the two human scores (to the nearest half mark). If the there is no disparity between the first human score and that of the e-rater, that score is taken.