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General Test Information

Timing and Break

There will be a 10-minute break (standard time) following section 3 of the test. At that time notify the administrator if you wish to leave the room. Between sections you may pause for 60 seconds if you choose.

If you wish to leave your seat at any other time during the test, please raise your hand—section timing will not stop for this type of break.

Test Information

If you have a concern about the wording of a test question, please note the section number and the question number on your scratch paper and continue the test. Report your concern to the administrator after you complete the test.

No credit will be given for any responses marked on scratch paper. Use the scratch paper to work out your answers. All scratch paper must be turned in to the administrator at the end of the testing session.

In each of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, you may skip any question and return to that question later. You should answer as many questions as possible during each section and manage your time with this in mind. Use the Review button at any time during the section to review which questions you have answered and which questions you have skipped.

Retaking a GRE Test

You may take the General Test once every 21 days up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.

The retaking a test policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (e.g., inconsistent registration information) and test scores have been reported. In such cases, the invalid scores will be canceled and score recipients will be notified of the cancellation. Test fees will be forfeited.

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