GRE EXAM FORMAT & DURATION
Analytical Writing Assessment
1 - Issue based
1 - Argument based
(0.5 point increment)
(1 point increment)
(1 point increment)
One unscored section
Randomly selected section, could be Math or Verbal.
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GRE Frequently Asked Questions
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You will see your score for the math and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you.
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If the test registration is cancelled till 4 days ahead of the test, 50% of the fees will be refunded. After that, there will be no refunds. So, it's advisable for students to reschedule rather to cancel.
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