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What is the structure of the new GRE CBT?

Here's a breakdown of the timing and tasks for each test section:
  1. Analytical Writing
    1. One "Analyze an Issue" task. Duration 30 minutes
    2. One "Analyze an Argument" task. Duration 30 minutes

  2. Verbal Reasoning
    Approximately 20 questions per section (2 sections). Duration 30 minutes per section.

  3. Quantitative Reasoning
    Approximately 20 questions per section (2 sections). Duration 35 minutes per section.

  4. Unscored
    An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. This section is typically a Verbal Reasoning or a Quantitative Reasoning section.

  5. Research
    An identified research section that is not scored may also be included. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for the purpose of ETS research and will not count toward your score.

    You'll get a 10-minute break following the third section, and a 1-minute break between the other test sections.
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