Funding Resources

GRE Resources

(The new, revised GRE will be launched on August 1, 2011.)

  • Link to Power Prep II – Software to practice the GRE:



What are the math skills that you need to know?


  • properties and types of integers, such as divisibility, factorization, prime numbers, remainders and odd and even integers
  • arithmetic operations, exponents and radicals
  • concepts such as estimation, percent, ratio, rate, absolute value, the number line, decimal representation and sequences of numbers.


  • operations with exponents
  • factoring and simplifying algebraic expressions
  • relations, functions, equations and inequalities
  • solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities
  • solving simultaneous equations and inequalities
  • setting up equations to solve word problems
  • coordinate geometry, including slopes and intercepts of lines and graphs of functions, equations and inequalities.


  • parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, triangles — including isosceles, equilateral and 30°-60°-90° triangles — quadrilaterals, other polygons, congruent and similar figures
  • three-dimensional figures, area, perimeter, volume
  • the Pythagorean theorem
  • angle measurement in degrees.
  • NOTE: The ability to construct proofs is not tested.

Data analysis

  • basic descriptive statistics, such as mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, interquartile range, quartiles and percentiles
  • interpretation of data in tables and graphs, such as line graphs, bar graphs, circle graphs, boxplots, scatterplots and frequency distributions
  • elementary probability, such as probabilities of compound events and independent events; random variables and probability distributions, including normal distributions; and counting methods, such as combinations, permutations and Venn diagrams
  • NOTE: These topics are typically taught in high school algebra courses or introductory statistics courses. Inferential statistics is not tested.