GRE Information
Test Preparation

Graduate programs and business schools use GRE scores to evaluate your readiness for graduate-level work. The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE revised General Test is offered on computers throughout the year in most regions of the world. Paper-based administrations are offered in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

The revised General Test is composed of Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning sections. In addition, an unidentified Verbal or Quantitative section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. Be sure to complete all Verbal or Quantitative sections since you will not know which ones will be counted as part of your score. An identified research section that is not scored may also be included.

The revised General Test is scored on a scale of 130-170 points in 1-point increments on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections. The revised Analytical Writing section is scored from 0-6 in half-point increments.

–Information taken from 2012-2013 GRE Bulletin

GRE Exam Format

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) Approx. 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) Approx. 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies
Total Time (with breaks) 3 hours and 45 minutes (approx.)

Registering for the GRE

Online Registration
Register online at using a credit/debit card

Telephone Registration
Call Prometric Services at 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255. Credit/debit card or voucher number is required.

Mail-In Registration
Complete the Computer-based GRE revised General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form found at and mail it with your payment to the address printed on the form.

Test Dates

The GRE General Test is given year-round at computer-based test centers in the United States, Canada and many other countries.

Test Fees

The current registration fee for the GRE is $195.

Test Centers in Utah

Salt Lake City
University of Utah
201 South 1460 East
490 Student Services Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Prometric Testing Center
5500 South 1900 West
Suite 201
Taylorsville, Utah 84118

Prometric Testing Center
350 South 400 West
Suite 250
Lindon, Utah 84042

Utah State University
University Inn 115
0118 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322