Split-Test Administration of the GRE General Test in China (including Hong
Kong), Korea, and Taiwan
How does the split-test administration work?
The General Test is offered in two parts. The Analytical Writing section is
offered on computer; the Verbal and Quantitative sections are offered at a
paper-based administration. Test takers are required to take both the
computer-based and paper-based parts of the GRE® General Test in the same
testing year, and must take the computer-based Analytical Writing portion first.
A choice of two paper-based administrations will be offered during the 2007-08
testing year, spaced out so as to minimize congestion in the computer-based test
How do you register for GRE® General Test in these regions?
The candidate should schedule an appointment for the Analytical Writing
measure through the Prometric
Regional Registration Center.
What is the test fee?
The test fee is US$175. The candidate will pay for the entire test at the
time he/she registers to take the Analytical Writing section.
How soon can I take the Analytical Writing section?
The Analytical Writing section will be offered beginning July 1, 2007
(candidates may schedule appointments at any time). The test will be offered at
all existing computer-based testing centers in China (including Hong Kong),
Korea, and Taiwan.
When will the paper-based Verbal and Quantitative sections be
The two paper test administrations will be October 27, 2007 and June 7, 2008.
How do test takers schedule their Verbal and Quantitative testing
At the Analytical Writing session, the candidate will complete the Background
Information Questions, select score recipients, and select a paper-based test
center. Once the candidate takes the Analytical Writing section and test data
are transmitted to ETS, a registration number and admission ticket for the
paper-based administration of the Verbal and Quantitative measures will be
generated and mailed to the candidate.
How soon must test takers take the Analytical Writing section before
the paper-based Verbal and Quantitative testing dates?
Candidates must take the Analytical Writing session several weeks before the
paper-based Verbal and Quantitative administration to allow time for admission
tickets to be mailed to candidates, test books to be mailed to the test centers,
and so forth.
Therefore, candidates wishing to test at the October 2007 paper
administration must take the Analytical Writing section between July 1, 2007 and
September 22, 2007. Those wishing to take the paper-based test in June 2008 must
take the Analytical Writing section between September 23, 2007 and May 3, 2008.