The Paper-Based Revised GRE exam is different in structure and length from the GRE exam of the past. Since the GRE exam changed on August 1, 2011, it's important to know what the paper-based exam will look like if you're testing outside of the United States in a location where the computer-based GRE is not offered. Here's what the Revised GRE exam structure and length looks like on the Paper-based exam.
- You will be provided with a calculator by ETS; you will not be allowed to use your own calculator.
- You'll be placing your answers in a test booklet instead of another sheet of paper.
- The overall testing time for the paper-based test is about 3 hours and 30 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the second section.
|Section||Number of Questions||Time in Minutes|
|Analytical Writing||1 Issue Task||30|
|Analytical Writing||1 Argument Task||30|
|Verbal (2 sections)||25 per section||35 per section|
|Quantitative (2 sections)||25 per section||40 per section|