Get time from GPRS shield's RTC?


I purchased a Geeetech GPRS shield for my arduino uno. As far as I understand, it has an RTC component on board.
I was wondering whether I can access this RTC to get the time and date, and if so, how.

Guidance would be most appreciated.

You haven't provided a link to the shield in question, but in general yes you can, but you need to set the clock first! And my personal experience is that they aren't too accurate.

Look up the AT+CCLK command.