GRE Practice Test

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Use our GRE practice test to prepare for your exam. We have broken down our GRE practice questions into the types of questions you will see on the actual exam.

Each question includes a detailed answer explanation. Use the answer explanations to help you learn complex concepts and improve your score on the exam.

Summary: Take one of our GRE practice tests below to begin your studies. For more help, consider using one of the best GRE prep courses.

Free GRE Practice Test

Take a GRE sample test below. You will find 1 exam for each section that is tested on the GRE general test.

Take the exams and review the answer explanations at the end to help better understand important concepts.

Section Specific GRE Practice Exams

If you want to dive into a specific section for the GRE general test, you can find more free GRE practice tests below.

GRE Prep

If you want some additional help with prepping for the GRE, consider using GRE prep courses.

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Other Free GRE Practice Resources

In addition to the GRE practice resources above, you can use the resources from other providers below.

GRE Sample TestTake a GRE mock test to prepare for your exam.Magoosh
GRE Vocab eBookReview GRE vocab terms in this eBook.Magoosh
GRE Math ReviewReview this PDF from ETS on reviewing for the quantitative reasoning section.ETS
GRE Math ConversionsAdditional review materials for the quantitative reasoning section.ETS

GRE Practice Flashcards

500+ Common GRE Vocab WordsQuizlet
GRE Math Foundations ReviewQuizlet

Overview of the Exam

The GRE is used by graduate schools during the application process. It is very common for business schools to use the GRE. Some law schools even use the GRE as well.

Review the infographic below for a breakdown of the GRE. If you want more information about the exam, read our guide on what is the GRE.

GRE Exam Overview

Registering for the Exam

The GRE is very easy to register for and can be done online. You will need to create an ETS account to register. Here is a link to create an ETS account.

You will need to pay a fee to take the exam. The fee varies depending on your country, but you can expect to pay around $205.

How to Use a GRE Practice Test

When using a GRE sample questions, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Take a practice exam for each section of the GRE.
  2. Review your answer explanations and see which section you struggled with the most
  3. Focus your studies on that specific section. You can use study guides, flashcards, more GRE practice tests, or a GRE prep course in this step.
  4. After spending time focusing your studies on that section, take another practice exam and see if your score improved.
  5. Re-evaluate where you stand after getting your test score back in step #4.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 until you are completely comfortable with all sections of the exam.

Benefits of Taking a GRE Sample Test

You will find that using GRE practice questions has many benefits. Some of the major benefits include:

Familiarity of the Exam

You will be exposed to the format and types of questions that are asked on the actual GRE exam. This will help you eliminate any surprises when taking the real exam.


One of the things that makes the GRE challenging is the timing aspect of the exam. You will be able to practice your timing when using GRE practice tests.

Don’t worry if you run out of time when practicing. This will allow you to be realistic with yourself and help you figure it out before taking the real exam.

Find Weak Areas

Practicing for the GRE will help you find which areas you struggle with. You may find that you struggle with the verbal reasoning section the most – you can then focus your studies on that section.

You may find that you struggle with a specific topic within verbal reasoning. If this is the case, you can focus on that specific topic.

Better Problem Solving

Taking practice exams will help you learn new ways to solve problems. You may review one of our answer explanations and discover a more efficient way to solve a problem.

This will help you save time when taking the exam and get a better GRE score.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 different sections on the GRE – verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

For more in-depth information on the exam, review our guide on what is the GRE.

Yes, the exam is timed. You will have 30 minutes per section on verbal reasoning (2 sections). You will have 35 minutes per section on quantitative reasoning (2 sections). You will have 30 minutes per task on analytical writing (2 tasks).

In order to score in the 90th percentile or higher, students should aim to get a 162-170 on the verbal section and a 166-170 on the quantitative section.

For a breakdown on GRE scores by major and various schools check out our guide to GRE scores.

The price varies depending on where you are located and what GRE test you are taking.

For most of the world, the GRE general test currently costs $205. In some countries, like China for example, the GRE general test costs $231.

GRE subject tests are standardized for the whole world and currently costs $150.

The GRE does not provide formulas for students. Students will be expected to memorize various formulas to do well on the exam.

Some common formulas students should have memorized for the GRE test include:

  • Area of a circle
  • Circumference of a circle
  • Area of a square
  • Perimeter of a square
  • Area of a rectangle
  • Perimeter of a rectangle
  • Area of a triangle
  • Slope
  • Distance, rate and time
  • Interest rate
  • Compound interest

GRE scores last for a total of 5 years. The five year timeline starts from the day you took your exam.

Trevor Klee
Trevor is our GMAT and GRE expert. Trevor runs his own tutoring company and scored in the 99th percentile of the GRE and GMAT.