GRE Question Papers 2023: Download GRE Quant, Verbal, AWA Sample Papers PDFs FREE


Rahul Singha

Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Sep 4, 2023 03:10 IST

GRE Sample Paper/ GRE Mock Test 2023: We bring to you the latest GRE exam papers for you to revise your GRE syllabus. The GRE Exam has two formats, the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test. The GRE General Test evaluates the candidates on their verbal, analytical, and mathematical skills. Whereas, the Subject Test focuses on judging the candidates’ abilities in specific areas. The GRE General Test is taken by students from various educational backgrounds and it provides schools with common selection criteria for comparing candidates' qualifications. Whether you are planning to pursue a master’s course in law, business, or any other graduate course, you need to take the GRE test, which is accepted by thousands of graduate schools across the globe. Most experts suggest that in order to ace your GRE exam you must solve as many GRE sample papers and GRE question papers as possible.

GRE Sample Paper 2023

GRE Sample Test Paper: For the benefit of our readers, we have also collated a set of GRE question papers with answer keys that are based on past year's GRE exam papers for the benefit of our readers. The following GRE exam question paper has been sourced from various authentic websites and ETS - the conducting body of the GRE 2023. 

GRE Mock Test Samples

GRE Verbal Reasoning Questions with Answer Key - Set 1 GRE Verbal Reasoning Questions with Answer Key - Set II
GRE Quantitative Reasoning Questions with Answer Key Set - 1 GRE Quantitative Reasoning Questions with Answer Key Set - 2
GRE Practice Test GRE Quantitative Practice Test
GRE Analytical Writing Practice Test GRE Verbal Practice Test

Preparation for the GRE General Test

GRE Sample Test Papers: From free study material to low-cost books and sample tests, ETS offers a variety of options for students. The aspirants can sign up on the official website of the GRE and access test preparation tools directly prepared by the experts of the GRE or visit our GRE Preparation website. Further, the aspirants can get the free and paid official GRE General Test Preparation Materials here.

Apart from this, the aspirants can also understand the GRE exam format of the test by following the links mentioned below:

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Official GRE Exam Question Paper 2023

For the benefit of our readers, we have got GRE sample papers and GRE question papers for the befit of test aspirants. Candidates need to visit the links mentioned below to access GRE exam question papers. 

GRE Subject Test Sample Papers

GRE Sample Test Paper: Those who are taking the Subject Test should also prepare accordingly and formulate test-taking strategies to get the desired result. The aspirants preparing for the exam always have the dilemma of how to start preparing. They can practice full-length tests and answer keys of GRE model papers available on the official website of the GRE and develop their test strategy accordingly. The official website contains GRE sample test papers for the following subjects:

  • GRE Biology Sample Paper (Discontinued since May 2021)
  • GRE Chemistry Sample Paper
  • GRE Literature in English Sample Paper (Discontinued since May 2021)
  • GRE Mathematics Sample Paper
  • GRE Physics Sample Paper
  • GRE Psychology Sample Paper

Students can access all the subject practice test books here and start preparing for the tests.

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GRE Sample Test Papers in Other Accessible Formats

ETS, the administrative body, also provides preparation tools to those who have any kind of disability or any health-related need and require test preparation material in any specific format. The preparation material includes:

  • Review Materials for the GRE General Test (All Accessible Test Formats)
  • Practice Tests for the Computer-delivered GRE General Test
  • Practice Tests for the GRE General Test in Additional Accessible Formats

Test Structure and Content

The GRE Subject Tests are always administered in the paper-delivered format, so, always make sure to prepare accordingly. The total test time is 3 hours and 40 minutes. Apart from the practice books, ETS, the conducting body also provides the content and overview of the Subject Tests which students can access and understand the complete format of the exam as well.

For content specifications and an overview of the Subject Tests, students can visit:

GRE Exam Question Paper Study Material (Books)

Different books cover different sections of the GRE exam and also include GRE model papers, GRE sample test papers, and GRE question papers to give confidence a boost. You can avail yourself of discounts on certain packages when you buy two or more books together. It comprises a test preview tool and two practice tests that will help you to prepare for the test day. It also contains information on how the marks are calculated, explanations for answers, score reports summarizing your performance, etc. Students can avail of the Powerprep Practice Tests here.

GRE Prep Tips

Candidates can choose to study on their own or either join a good coaching institute for preparing for the GRE exam. Those who plan to study on their own can easily get a lot of study material and GRE study plan online. Apart from this, ETS, the administrating body also has its own official study guide and a mobile app, which will be beneficial for students.

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GRE General Test Syllabus

The GRE General Test syllabus is divided into three main sections, GRE Verbal Reasoning, GRE Analytical Writing, and GRE Quantitative Reasoning.

GRE Analytical Writing

The GRE analytical writing section aims to measure the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support ideas with relevant reasons and examples, examine claims and accompanying evidence, sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion and control the elements of standard written English. The syllabus for GRE Analytical Writing includes two separately timed analytical writing tasks of thirty minutes each:

  • Analyze an Issue
  • Analyze an Argument

GRE Verbal Reasoning

The verbal reasoning section aims to measure the test taker's ability to analyze and draw conclusions from the discourse, reason from incomplete data, identify the author's assumptions and/or perspective, select important points, distinguish major from minor or relevant points, summarize text, understand the structure of a text, understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts and understand relationships among words and concepts.

List of topics covered under the GRE verbal syllabus includes

  • Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
  • Verb Tense
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism 

GRE Quantitative Reasoning

The quantitative reasoning section aims to measure the test taker's ability to understand quantitative information, interpret and analyze quantitative information, solve problems using mathematical models, and apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics.

GRE Exam Pattern

The GRE computer-based test has a user-friendly design and is three hours and forty-five minutes (3 hr 45 mins= 225 mins) long. Candidates can check out GRE Syllabus 2023 and GRE Exam Pattern 2023 to understand the GRE General Test better. The detailed GRE exam pattern is provided below:

 GRE Sections No. of Sections Duration
Analytical Writing 1 section- two tasks 60 minutes
Verbal Reasoning 2 section- 40 questions 60 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning 2 section- 40 questions 70 minutes
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies

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GRE Sample Paper 2023 FAQs

Q. Is the GRE test hard for first-time test-takers?

A. No. You should understand that the test has been created to understand the academic prowess of the student. Hence a candidate who has prepared for the GRE test should not consider the GRE as a tough exam.

Q. Is the GRE test easy to crack?

A. For a candidate who is well versed with the GRE syllabus and who has prepared well for the GRE exam with total sincerity and enthusiasm would be able to crack the GRE.

Q. How do I practice for GRE?

A. After successfully completing your GRE preparation. Candidates are advised to solve as many GRE practice papers as possible to prepare for their GRE test.

Q. Which practice tests are best for GRE?

A. Candidates are advised to refer to GRE Practice Papers available on the official GRE website. As ETS the conducting body of the GRE exams maintains an updated database of the latest GRE questions that could come in handy to students appearing for the GRE test.

Q. Is a calculator allowed during the GRE exam?

A. Students can use a calculator during the GRE test, but they cannot bring their own to the testing location. Those who are taking the test on a computer can use the on-screen calculator to solve GRE Quantitative Questions.

Q. How accurate are GRE practice tests?

A. GRE practice tests are there for a reason. And candidates are advised to solve as many practice papers as possible to be able to achieve high GRE scores.

Q. Is POWERPREP® easier than GRE?

A. Candidates should understand that POWERPREP® designed by ETS are practice tests designed to help students prepare for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test. Hence, POWERPREP® has been designed keeping the GRE syllabus and exam pattern in mind.

Q. What is a good GRE score?

A. There is no such thing as a good GRE score. Every university would have its own GRE Score cut-off and students are required to achieve scores equal or higher than the set grade. Candidates should note that higher GRE scores would automatically increase their chances of securing a seat in the university and also make them a front runner for any scholarships being offered by the university.

Q. What is the price of the GRE test?

A. Indian nationals would be required to pay US $228 to register for the GRE test. Special requests such as late registrations and rescheduling come with an additional cost as mentioned in the article above.


A. GRE POWERPREP® are practice tests designed to help students prepare for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test. POWERPREP® has been launched by ETS for the benefit of students.

Q. What are the benefits of POWERPREP®?

A. Taking the help of GRE POWERPREP® would automatically enable the student to understand what's being tested, gain familiarity with the various question types, become familiar with the testing tools, including the on-screen calculator, practice their test-taking strategies, such as time management, by taking a test under timed conditions and lastly understand scoring.




Reshmi Kadamati

7 months ago

hi i am architectural student so i need to join cullen university of space architecture college , i.e, university of houston , USA .

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

6 months ago

Hello Reshmi. If you are looking for assistance with university admissions, do reach out to our team of Shiksha Study Abroad Counsellors: You can know all about the University of Houston, here:



Akshat Mishra

8 months ago

Hey! The dates given for 2023 for gre 2023 are in Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,June. What if I wish to appear in Sep-Oct? Will this be possible? Does ETS reveal new dates as the months pass by?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

6 months ago

Hello Akshat. Yes, GRE dates for September to December have been updated on our GRE exam dates page: Please feel free to go ahead with your GRE slot booking.


Navneet Kaur

9 months ago

Hie, there.I want to Crack the exam of gre for once so that I can commence my application procedure.I donot want to give the exam twice.I want to know the qualifying mark for the gre ?? I need admission in the university, if I have given the gre exam or attempted it.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

8 months ago

Hello Navneet. The GRE Cut off would be set by the university you are looking to apply to. However, note that the GRE Cut-off is the minimum score required for submitting your application to the university for admission. This does not guarantee your entry. You will need to score higher than the pres



Vempati Manasa

11 months ago

Hi is awa score in gre important. I got 1 mark in awa . will i get admission

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

10 months ago

Hello Vempati. Candidates should understand that GRE scores are reported separately. So you would have a scaled score out of 170 for your GRE Verbal Reasoning Section, A scaled score out of 170 for your GRE Quantitative Reasoning section and a score out of 5.0 for your GRE Analytical writing sectio



Shruti Sharma

11 months ago

Hi, How can I book my gre exam slot for second attempt? And how much I have to pay for the same.

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

10 months ago

Hello Shruti. You need to visit the official website of the GRE exam and log in to your test taker account and register for the exam. The GRE exam fee would be the current fee of the GRE exam: US $213

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