Much like the SAT and ACT, the GRE exam is a broad assessment of your critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills — all skills developed over the course of many years. Some schools may also require you to take one or more GRE Subject Tests.
Three scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test: a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments. a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments. an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments.