The GRE general test is meant to measure your overall academic ability and is the standard exam for admission to non-business schools.
An increasing number of business schools are accepting scores from the GRE exam. Also, not all graduate schools or programs require the GRE. Some schools and programs also require various subject tests, so check with your choice of schools to make sure which exam(s) you need to take. The GRE general exam does NOT test you on any specific facts or pieces of knowledge that you may have learned in any one class.
For the quantitative and verbal reasoning assessments of the GRE revised General test, the scores range from 130 to 170 points. For the analytic writing section, scores range from 0.0 to 6.0, in half-point increments. There are two verbal and two math sections on the GRE revised General test. The first of both sections is not computer adaptive, but the difficulty of questions that you'll be given for the second section is dependent on how well you did on the first section. The essay section of the GRE is composed on the computer, but both writing tasks are graded by trained readers.
Registration for the GRE exam is straight-forward. Exam centers are located throughout the world, and most locations are open seven days a week. Registration for the GRE revised General Test is first-come, first-serve, so you want to register as soon as possible for your preferred date and venue.
GRE revised general test format
In all cases the Analytical Writing section is the first section of the exam, followed by a 10 minute break. After the break, there are 6 sections: two verbal, two math, an unscored section, and a research section. The research section is always the last section, while the other sections can appear in any order. Therefore, you won't be able to tell which section is unscored, so you must be sure to do your best on all sections: