ETS announces GRE test will be shorter from September: Beginning in September 2023, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) will reduce the length of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test to two hours. ETS has also announced modifications to the number of questions, sections, and results declaration. Registration has begun on the official website, ets.org, for the GRE exam 2023, which will begin on September 22, 2023. The following modifications have been made to the examination:
- Remove the “Analyse an Argument” task from the section on analytical writing.
- Les divisions Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning have fewer queries.
- Removal of the unscored section
ETS announces GRE test will be shorter from September:
In addition, candidates will now receive their GRE scores within eight to ten days. Previously, the exam was administered for three hours and 45 minutes.
“The changes we’re announcing today demonstrate the importance we place on keeping our customers at the centre of everything we do,” said Amit Sevak, CEO of ETS. “As we continue to develop new products, we are committed to maintaining rigour and validity while enhancing the test-taker experience,” he added.
As the question format will remain the same, candidates can utilise the extant official GRE test preparation materials and practice tests designed for the revised exam. Admission to graduate programmes in foreign countries requires the GRE.
About the GRE General Test
The GRE® General Test is the most popular test for graduate and professional school admissions, including business and law. It accurately evaluates the essential verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills for success in most graduate-level programmes. GRE scores are essential to holistic admissions due to their unique function as the only research-based, fair, and objective measurement of cognitive abilities. Since their inception, GRE scores have opened doors for individuals with fewer socioeconomic resources and educational opportunities than their counterparts, and they continue to serve this function.