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Quiz: How long do you need to study for the GRE?

Welcome to our GRE Test Dates Quiz!

Before you jump in and start answering questions, take a moment to read our When Should You Take the GRE? post, which explains:

  • When and where the GRE exam is offered.
  • How to register for your chosen GRE test date.
  • Which factors to consider before selecting your GRE date.

Once you’re familiar with the importance of choosing your GRE test date wisely (it can absolutely affect your score!), it’s time to take the quiz.

About the Quiz

Don’t worry—this is not a diagnostic quiz! This five-question survey considers the basic factors that determine your GRE preparedness. With that information, we determine how much time you need to prepare before can confidently take the GRE exam.

It’ll only take about two minutes to complete, and your answers (plus some helpful next steps) will appear on this page. If you have questions about your results, please leave a comment on this post and we will get back to you with our best advice.


How long do you need to study for the GRE?


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1. When do you want to take the GRE?

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2. How many hours a week do you have to study for the GRE?

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3. Are there any weeks where you won’t be able to study for the GRE (vacation, exams, etc.)?

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4. How much QUALITY study time have you already devoted to the GRE?

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5. How far away from your ideal score (in the section most important to your program), using the 130-170 GRE grading scale?

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