GRE Tests and Publications


Because the GRE was revised significantly in August 2011, available current tests and questions are limited. At the moment, only the following revised GREs or GRE questions are available:

1. The Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test

The most recent set of questions from ETS, this book contains hundreds of questions and two complete revised GRE tests. Students in PowerScore GRE Courses receive this book included as part of the course material. 

2. PowerPrep II Software

The PowerPrep II software contains two complete GRE, but more important, it simulates the testing interface for the computer-based tests. The software is also included in the Official Guide.

For GRE students registered to take the test on or after July 30, 2017, a new version of the PowerPrep software is available via an online interface. The test questions have not changed. Only the “look and feel” of the test has been updated.

For an additional paper-based version of the GRE, students may download the Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE® Revised General Test.

3. The GRE Website

The official GRE website contains additional sample GRE questions.

The above questions are the only available official revised GRE questions.

Occasionally students ask about the applicability of older GRE exams to the current, revised GRE format. While there have been many changes and certain question types have been removed, other types of questions are still applicable. The list below identifies all the previous ETS officially released GRE tests. 

1. GRE: Practicing to Take the General Test (10th Edition)

This was the last recent set of released tests from ETS prior to the revision. The book contains 7 complete GREs, including the following test forms:  

      • GR86-2
      • GR90-16
      • GR91-17
      • GR91-18
      • GR91-19
      • GR92-1
      • GR92-2

Incidentally, the 9th Edition of this book (should you come across it) includes exactly the same tests as the 10th edition.

2. GRE: Practicing to Take the General Test: The Big Book

The Big Book contains 27 previously administered GREs from the 80s and early 90s. While tests from that era have the Analytical Ability section, which no longer appears on the GRE, small portions of the tests are still marginally useful because certain Quantitative and Verbal questions are similar (although not identical) to some of today’s questions.