Magoosh is excited to offer you a free GRE practice test with video answers and explanations. If you’re thinking about taking the GRE or want to see how effective your GRE test prep has been (or how long to study for the GRE!), pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses with this quiz!

## Free GRE Practice Test by Magoosh

*Please note that the formatting of several Verbal Reasoning questions will be slightly different than what you will see on test day. However, the content of the test is reflective of the GRE.*

## This 40-Question GRE Practice Test Includes

What can you expect to see in this GRE free practice test? Our GRE test-prep experts–including Chris Lele and Rachel Kapelke-Dale, along with members of our awesome GRE tutor team–have prepared GRE practice test questions for you. The test includes the following sections:

### Quantitative Reasoning (20 questions)

GRE math practice test questions might throw you off. For a lot of students, the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section presents question types they’ve never seen before. However, with careful practice, you can master these! On test day, expect to see:

**Multiple choice questions with one answer choice****Multiple choice questions with multiple answer choices**. These could be “all that apply” or “exactly X correct answer choices” (such as “exactly three correct answer choices.”) Be sure to read directions carefully!**Type-in answers (numeric entry)****Quantitative comparisons.**These are the trickiest question types for many test-takers but becoming familiar with them helps a lot. You do not solve the problems given in these questions. Instead, you review two columns (which can contain anything from numbers to equations). Then, you decide whether the information in Column A is bigger, the information in Column B is bigger, the two quantities are equal, or if it cannot be determined from the information given.

If the GRE quantitative practice test makes you nervous, you’re not alone. A lot of test-takers won’t have studied math since high school or college. That’s OK! Just make sure to brush up on all of the topics you’ll see. If you’re unsure of where to begin, taking a GRE online practice test is a great way to figure out areas to focus on.

You can expect to see the following subjects covered on the GRE.

GRE Quant Concept | Percentage frequency on the test |
---|---|

Word problems | 35.5% |

Ratios, percents, and fractions | 23.9% |

Algebra | 22.8% |

Data interpretation | 20% |

Integer properties and arithmetic | 16.7% |

Two-dimensional geometry | 15% |

Statistics | 14.4% |

Powers and roots | 7.8% |

Inequalities | 6.1% |

Probability and combinatronics | 5.6% |

Coordinate geometry | 4.4% |

Three dimensional geometry | 2.2% |

Sequences | 1.7% |

Functions | 1.1% |

### Verbal Reasoning (14 questions)

The GRE Verbal practice test contains many question types that you’ll see on the official exam. In this section, you’ll encounter general GRE practice questions that test your reading comprehension and critical reading skills. These include:

**Text Completion**. These are questions with blanks that you select the answers to. You’ll see one or two TCs with single blanks, two to three with double blanks, and one to two with triple blanks. For questions with more than one blank, you must fill in the right answer everywhere to get the point.**Reading Comprehension**. These questions come with passages, which vary from fewer than 20 lines (short) to over 40 lines (long). They ask about your understanding of the text.**Critical Reasoning**. Technically a subset of Reading Comprehension questions, CR questions ask you to make logical connections between pieces of information in a short passage.**Sentence Equivalence questions**. SE questions ask you to select words that complete a given sentence—and that produce the same meaning. If your vocabulary is strong (and you can make it stronger with good preparation), these questions go quickly!

## GRE Practice Test Answers and Explanations

What should you do after you finish Magoosh’s free GRE practice test? Check out the answers and explanations, of course!

In these links, you’ll find video and text descriptions of the right answers, as well as explanations for why the right answer is correct (and why other answers are wrong).

After you’ve finished taking the GRE practice test online, it’s vital to review *all* of your answers—even the correct ones. A lot of students don’t take the time to do this, but that’s a huge mistake! You may have gotten a question right because you guessed. Or you may have gotten it right but been unsure about *why* it’s right. When a question testing that same material comes up on test day, you’ll miss it—unless you master the material during your prep, of course! A little time now can gain you lots of points later on.

### What is My GRE Score?

Now that you know how many questions you answered correctly, you’re probably curious to know how to translate that number into a GRE score.

As much as we’d like to provide you with a calculator that inputs your results and spits out a score, it’s not quite that simple…for two reasons.

- This is not a full-length GRE practice test. On test day, you will encounter two 30-minute Verbal tests and two 3-minute Math tests. Each of these four tests will have 20 questions. You’ll also have to take an Analytical Writing Assessment and an experimental section. For this practice test, you only encountered one Verbal test and one Math test. So, this practice test is much shorter than the real deal…though I’m sure it was hard enough!
- More importantly, GRE scores are scaled. ETS takes your raw score on all the math and verbal sections (the number of questions you answered correctly) and, through some mysterious method known as “equating,” translates those scores into the scaled scores you’ll see on you report. Read this article to learn exactly what that means.

**In short:** Use this practice test to get a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, not to estimate your exact GRE score. Your goal on the GRE is to answer as many questions correctly as possible within the given time limits. Look carefully at the explanations for the questions that you missed on this practice test, understand what you did wrong, and then devote extra time to understanding those concepts and question types. On your next practice test, compare the results to see if your raw section scores have improved and if you’ve mastered the concepts that used to give you trouble.

## Where to Find Official GRE Practice Tests

So you’ve reviewed the free online GRE practice test answers and explanations. Great job! However, for truly outstanding prep, you’ll want to take more practice GRE tests throughout your preparation. One a week is a great start. Where to look?

Remember that it’s a good idea to try multiple full-length practice tests for GRE test practice. To find them…

- Magoosh has great options for this—our video explanations are just the beginning of what makes us better!
- Still craving more practice? You can find it in our book GRE Prep by Magoosh.

As you practice your test preparation skills with a mock test (or several mock tests!), check out the Magoosh blog for tips to help you master different subject areas with our study guides. We’ve covered everything from the most frequent GRE quant concepts to a comprehensive guide to Reading Comprehension questions for GRE verbal.

Finally, don’t forget to set goals! You can find out everything you need to know about GRE scores here. And Magoosh’s GRE prep can help you reach those goals once you’ve set them!

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