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1. What is the GRE®

The Graduate Record Exam, or GRE®, is a standardized test. This exam score is necessary criteria for taking admission in a lot of graduate schools in the United States, in English–taught graduate and business programs all over the word and in other English speaking countries. 

2. Who takes it and why?

Prospective graduate students must take the GRE®. Prospective Business students are increasingly interested as well. It is a very important component of your grad school application (along with letters of recommendation, etc.). In addition, more and more Business schools have started to accept the GRE® score (as an alternative to GMAT®). Therefore, prospective business students are increasingly interested in preparing and taking the GRE®.

3. Who administers it?

The GRE is developed and administered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS®), which is a non-profit organization. You can find a lot of details about the ETS® and the tests they administer from their website,

 4. Is it difficult?

It is a medium-level test. The difficulty of the text lays in timing, format and content. The testing time for the computer-based GRE® revised General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section. The GRE can be taken on a computer or on paper. Lately, the computerized test has been made for user-friendly, meaning that its design allows you to edit, change, skip through and return to questions within a certain section.

The more familiar you are with the format and the more practice you have, the more you are likely to do well and time won’t be a problem anymore. The GRE® has three sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. They aren’t related to any specific field of study but if you studied enough in the undergraduate school, the test shouldn’t be extremely difficult.  Apart from knowledge, you need critical thinking skills and a strategy to solve the items and you can master that strategy only by practicing, i.e. about 100 hours.

5. What is the secret of obtaining a high score?

The answer is: a good preparation time and a good strategy to solve the test. First, a preparation time of about 100 hours would be helpful, five hours a day, like a part-time job, with one day-off per week. In addition, your vocabulary, your ability to read and your ability to reason quantitatively and logically developed over the years is a plus. When you begin studying, set your goal score at 20 points above your diagnostic score and try to break that 20 point barrier each time you take a practice test. Depending on how easy the first 20-point improvement was, raise your next goal by 5-20 points. Continue to raise your goal until about 2 weeks before your GRE test date. For those last 2 weeks, focus on holding your last score.

Second, solving as many tests as possible and understanding the tricks to solve them faster helps you to get a high score. You have to understand that having more time on the GRE wouldn’t actually help you get a higher score, but the scoring scale would only get harder. While taking your GRE, don’t worry about questions within each section that you don’t know how to solve right away, but flag them, move on, and only come back to them if you have time at the end of the section.  Giving each problem your full energy and attention will maximize your GRE score.

6. How should I prepare?

A preparation time of about 100 hours would be helpful, five hours a day, like a part-time job, with one day-off per week.
In addition, your vocabulary and your ability to read, your ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis and to reason quantitatively and logically, developed over the years, represent a good background.

Try our free online free GRE practice test. At the end of your practice test you'll get a complete report on your strengths and weaknesses. If you are satisfied with your results, then you may be ready for the real test.  If you feel that you still need help, check out our GRE tests pack of 10 tests each.

You have to work on your timing. The best way to ensure that you can focus for the entire duration of your GRE test is to regularly take full length practice tests.

Not only building up your vocabulary and mastering the exponent rules is important, but also your mental preparation and stamina during the preparation time and on the test day. Make sure you have had enough sleep before the test day because the test is designed to test not only your knowledge but also your ability to concentrate and perform under any circumstances.

 7. Where can I take it?

You can take the GRE® revised General Test in any of the about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries at Prometric™ test centers, and also on specific dates at additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network. It is available as a computer-based test given at most locations and as a paper-based test in areas where computer-based testing is not available. You can check out the test centers and other information on

8. Do I need to register to take the free GRE practice test?

Yes, registration is required to take the free practice test and it is necessary if you would like a detailed performance report or take any full length practice tests. Registering takes only a few seconds and besides your e-mail, you don’t have to give any personal information or credit card.

 9. When can I start the practice tests?

As soon as you have placed your order you are forwarded to your package of tests.

10. For multiple answer questions, do I get partial credit if I get only one answer correct?

In order to get the credit for answering the question correctly, you have to get all the selections correct.

11.What level of math knowledge is required in the GRE test?

Your high-school math knowledge should be enough to be able to make quantitative reasoning. The test measures your understanding of basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and your ability to perform data analysis, to reason quantitatively and to solve problems in a quantitative settling.

12. How do I pay?           

In order for you to pay you need to be registered  user first; second you need a PayPal account . When you click ‘’Buy this product’’  you will be directed to PayPal website and you will complete your purchase there. After payment is complete you will be redirected to our website and you can start practicing.

13. What is your refund policy?

If you are not satisfied  with our product let us know in within 7 days  after the purchase and we'll cancel your account and give you a full refund. E-mail us at or use the contact form.

14. What is the validity of the package  I have purchased?

From the moment  of your purchase you have 200 days to practice. After this period you will not be able to take further simulations but you will be able to see your results.

15. How can I see the results and the explanations?

In order for you to see your results go to ‘’ Prep Center ‘’section and click on ‘’Stats’’ . Choose the simulation number and click on ‘’Attempt ‘’number to select the results of the desired simulation  to see  you answer and a full explanation for a particular item click on item number.

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17. What is the structure of the GRE exam?




Number of questions

Allotted Time


Analytical Writing

1 section

(N.B. always first. The other 6 may appear in any order)


Analyze an issue

(1 essay)

30 min

30 min


Analyze an argument

(1 essay)

30 min

30 min


Verbal Reasoning


approx. 20 Qs/section (about 40 in total)

30 min/section (1 hour total)

90 sec.


Quantitative Reasoning


approx.20 Qs/section (about 40 in total)

35 min/section (70 min total)

105 sec.






Unscored section


If included, can appear anywhere in the test, and does not count towards your final score.


Research section



If included, will be at the end of the test, and does not count towards your final score.