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Updated On - November 30th 2017

GRE general tests and GRE subject tests are taken by those who are willing to do graduation in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, business and arts. It is accepted by thousands of graduate schools and business schools all over the world. For more than 60 years, the GRE test is being held in approximately 1,000 centers over 160 countries. To register for GRE, candidate is required to create an ETS account first by submitting his ID proof. This is followed by filling up the GRE form and paying the exam fee by the modes provided. ETS also provides its applicants options to change and cancel their registrations just four days prior to the exam date.

Versions of the test:

GRE test has two versions. Those two versions are given below:

  1. GRE general test:  these are the general tests which are just another way to admission towards graduate or business school. It does not judge your knowledge in any field but overall. It has questions from given below three topics mainly which are very general.
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Analytical writing
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  1. GRE subject test: it is a kind of achievement test which measures the knowledge of the candidate in a particular field. It emphasize your knowledge and skills in a specific area the GRE subject test, unlike GRE general test, determines your skills in any of the below given seven streams.
  • Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Why is GRE test taken?

The GRE is test is held for all those applicants who are willing to pursue a master’s, MBA, specialized masters or doctoral degree. The GRE general test sets a common bench mark for testing all the candidates’ qualifications from variable educational and cultural backgrounds.

Who accepts GRE score?

The GRE score is accepted widely in thousands of graduate schools and business schools all over the world. The GRE is held in various countries. And all those countries in which the tests are held, accepts the GRE scores.

GRE Exam Dates and Exam Centers

The GRE test is held on different dates in different countries.

Different dates are assigned for GRE test to be held in USA and Puerto Rico and in the same way, different dates are there for test to be held in other countries as well.

Important dates regarding the GRE test are given below:

  1. For the test to be held on September 17, 2017
For test in the USA and Puerto Rico 
Last date for registrationAugust 12, 2017
Last date of late registrationAugust 19, 2017
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineJuly 29, 2017
For test in all other locations including US territories 
Last date for registrationAugust 5, 2017
Last date of late registrationAugust 12, 2017
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineJuly 22, 2017
  1. For the test to be held on October 29, 2017
For test in the USA and Puerto Rico 
Last date for registrationSeptember 23, 2017
Last date of late registrationSeptember 30, 2017
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineSeptember 9, 2017
For test in all other locations including US territories 
Last date for registrationSeptember 16, 2017
Last date of late registrationSeptember 23, 2017
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineSeptember 2, 2017
  1. For the test to be held on August 4, 2018
For test in the USA and Puerto Rico 
Last date for registrationMarch 3, 2018
Last date of late registrationMarch 10, 2018
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineFeb, 17, 2018
For test in all other locations including US territories 
Last date for registrationFeb 24, 2018
Last date of late registrationMarch 3, 2018
Registration deadline for supplementary test center and Monday administration deadlineFeb. 10, 2018

GRE is held at approximately 1,000 centers over 160 countries. The paper based GRE exam centers are available in various parts of the world. The centers for GRE 2017 -18 are mentioned below along with the countries:

  1. United States territories
  • American Samoa
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  1. International
  •  Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Cameron
  1. Canada
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo- drc
  • Congo republic
  • Cote d’ivoire
  • Cyprus
  • Djibouti

4. International

  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern marijuana island
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua new guinea
  • Philippines
  • Romania
  • Russian federation
  • Rwanda
  • Serra leone
  • South Africa
  • South sudan
  • St. kitts and nevis
  • St. lucia
  • Sudan
  • Surname
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • West bank
  • Western Samoa
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe

GRE Exam Fee and mode of payment

The GRE general test has different fee and GRE subject test has different fee.

Also GRE exam fee is differs from country to country. Given below is the exam fee in US dollars:

GRE general test fee

GRE general test fee in China$220.70
GRE general test fee in other parts of world$205
Late registration fee for paper delivered test only$25
Standby testing in paper delivered test$50
Rescheduling fee in China$53.90
Rescheduling fee in other parts of world$50
Fee to change the test centre$50

GRE subject test fee:

GRE general test fee worldwide$150
Late registration fee online only$25
Standby testing$50
Rescheduling fee charges$50
Fee to change the test centre$50
Fee to change subject test$50

Mode of payment

The GRE enables many modes of payment to pay for the GRE exam fee. For GRE general test the preferred modes of payment are given below:

For computer delivered tests:

  1. Credit/debit card: candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  2. PayPal: candidate can also pay through this mode if suitable.
  3. E-check service: candidates have this option to pay as well but the service must be drawn against US banks only.
  4. Money order/ certified check or voucher.
  5. If the candidate is from china, he can refer to the NEEA accounts for payment of the GRE test fee.
  6. If the candidate is from Nigeria, then he can pay through visa card, PayPal or voucher numbers only.

For paper delivered tests:

  1. Credit/debit card: candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  2. PayPal: candidate can also pay through this mode if suitable.
  3. E-check service: candidates have this option to pay as well but the service must be drawn against US banks only.
  4. Money order/ certified check or voucher.
  5. Western union quick pay service: candidates can choose PAY TO while completing their form. And then can pay the fee under Company Name: Educational Testing Service; Company Code: GREPROGRAM NJ; Country: USA in which candidate must include his original Western Union Quick Pay Receipt.

For GRE subject test the preferred modes of payment are given below:

  1. Credit/debit card: candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  2. PayPal: candidate can also pay through this mode if suitable.
  3. E-check service: candidates have this option to pay as well but the service must be drawn against US banks only.
  4. Money order/ certified check or voucher.
  5. Western union quick pay service: candidates can choose PAY TO while completing their form. And then can pay the fee under Company Name: Educational Testing Service; Company Code: GREPROGRAM NJ; Country: USA in which candidate must include his original Western Union Quick Pay Receipt.
  6. If the candidate is from Nigeria, then he can pay through visa card, PayPal or voucher numbers only.

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Fee reduction programme in GRE

Keeping in mind that the money must not be a barrier in anyone’s study, ETS employs some a fee reduction programme for GRE subject and general test.

As per the fee reduction programmes, the candidates can pay 50% of the total exam fee after meeting certain terms and conditions employed by ETS.

The underrepresented groups eligible for fee reduction programmes are:

  1. For those with the financial need: to be eligible for fee reduction, candidate must meet following requirements:
  • He must be a US citizen.
  • He must have been receiving financial aid through any under graduate college in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico
  • He must be a dependant with an Institutional Student Information Report which shows his parental contribution less than $2,500 for senior year.
  • He must be self supporting with an ISIR showing contribution less than $3,000 .
  • The students who are un enrolled can also be eligible for fee reduction if:
  • They have applied for financial aid.
  • They have an ISIR indicating a contribution of not more than $3,000
  1. For those who are unemployed: candidates who are unemployed and are receiving unemployment compensation can also get the GRE fee reduction certificate.
  2. For national programmes in the United States: ETS also provides fee reduction certificates in many other programmes like:
  • GEM: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Program
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
  • PREP: Post baccalaureate Research Education Program
  • Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program (The McNair Scholars Program)
  • Project 1000 Program

GRE Registration

Candidates can register for GRE online itself. But before registering for GRE, candidates must go through some of the instructions given below:

  • If you have any health related problems, follow the health need procedure guided by ETS.
  • Candidate must bring the valid and acceptable ID proof at the test centre.
  • Make sufficient time when you choose your test centre and time for score reporting to meet the admission deadlines.
  • Choose the graduate institutes and fellowship sponsors you want to receive.
  • You must know about FREE GRE service while signing up for search service in GRE test registration.
  • Remember the spelling of your name and other important things while registering for GRE online.
  • Make sure that your ID documents match the name of your account.

Registration process

In order to apply for GRE test, candidate is first required to create an ETS account. To create the ETS account, follow the simple steps:

  • Go to the website www.ets.org/mygre
  • Register for GRE
  • Sign up the free GRE search service.
  • View the registration.
  • You can cancel it if you want to.
  • Check other additional reports.
  • Now you can access the free GRE diagnostic services.
  • Your account is created.?

Modes of registering for GRE general test

ETS provides three different ways to candidates to register for GRE general test. They are mentioned below:

  1. Online registration: to register online, candidate has to follow the below mentioned simple steps:
  • Create an ETS account
  • Give two dates before your preferred date.
  • Now pay for the GRE exam fee.
  • Candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  • PayPal and e check services are also acceptable.
  • If you are from china, you can refer to the NEEA accounts for payment of the GRE test fee.
  • If you are from Nigeria, then you can pay through visa card, PayPal or voucher numbers only.
  1. Phone registration: candidates can also register via phone. For registering via phone, follow the given steps:
  • Candidates residing in United States, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada can call on 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255 to register
  • Candidates in all other parts of world can call on RRC number
  • Give two dates before your preferred date.
  • Now pay for the GRE exam fee.
  • Candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  • PayPal and e check services are also acceptable.
  • If you are from china, you can refer to the NEEA accounts for payment of the GRE test fee.
  • If you are from Nigeria, then you can pay through visa card, PayPal or voucher numbers only.
  1. Registering via mail: for registering online by mail, you will need authorization voucher by mail. For registering via mail, follow step given below:
  • Fill the computer delivered GRE general test authorization voucher form and pay for the exam fee via paper check or money order.
  • After receiving the voucher, register online or call at the prometric numbers to schedule appointment.?

Modes of registering for GRE subject test

ETS provides two different ways to candidates to register for GRE general test. They are mentioned below:

  1. Online registration: to register online, candidate has to follow the below mentioned simple steps:
  • Create an ETS account
  • Now pay for the GRE exam fee.
  • Candidates can pay through credit or debit cards branded with the logo of American express, Discover, JCB, Master card or Visa card.
  • PayPal and e check services are also acceptable.
  • If you are from china, you can refer to the NEEA accounts for payment of the GRE test fee.
  • If you are from Nigeria, then you can pay through visa card, PayPal or voucher numbers only.
  1. Mail registration: for registering online by mail, you will need authorization voucher by mail. For registering via mail, follow step given below:
  • Fill the computer delivered GRE general test authorization voucher form and pay for the exam fee via paper check or money order.
  • After receiving the voucher, register online or call at the prometric numbers to schedule appointment.

Testing arrangements for GRE test

Candidate must choose his GRE test center carefully. While registering for GRE test centers, candidates have following options.

  1. He can ask for supplement centre if he lives more than 125 miles or 201 kilo meters from any nearest center.
  2. There is an option of Monday testing too. This is only for those candidates whose religious convictions prevent them for testing on Saturday. For giving test on Monday, candidate is required to register and mail his Registration Form for the GRE Subject Tests, fees and letter signed by his cleric on letterhead stationery confirming the affiliation with a recognized religious body whose convictions prevent the candidate from testing on Saturday.
  3. There is standby testing also. It is available if sufficient space test materials and staff are available at the test center.

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Filling up the GRE registration form

Candidate is required to fill the form very carefully. Candidate is required to fill lots of information in the GRE registration form. The given below screenshots can be helpful to the candidate.

Checklist of GRE general and subject test: after filling up the form, make sure that you are done with the following points:

  • The test fee
  • The reschedule and cancelling policies
  • ID requirements
  • Test dates
  • Online registration system
  • graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors you want
  • ScoreSelect option
  • GRE search service.

ID requirements for GRE general and subject test: while signing up with the ETS account candidate is required to submit any valid ID proof for name used in the account.

General instructions about ID requirements are:

  • It must be an original one.
  • It must not be expired but should be valid.
  • It should bear the full name of the candidate.
  • It should have a clean and clear photograph of the candidate.
  • It should have candidate’s signature.
  • It must not be expired, photocopied or anything which doesnot have your last name.
  • International driver license, student ID, draft classification card or credit/debit card is not acceptable.
  • Notary-prepared letter or document
  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Employee ID card
  • Any temporary ID card
  • Diplomatic, consulate or embassy ID card are also not acceptable.

GRE registration for differently abled

ETS provides some exceptions to its candidates who are differently abled. So that they can compete with the folks on an equity basis.

Candidates who are differently abled must mention their disability while filling up the GRE form.

Some advantages for differently abled are:

  • They are given a 50 percent extended time in tests.
  • In case of any documentation is required, they are given 100 percent extended time.
  • The breaks given to them are not included in the testing time.
  • In GRE general test, they are provided with Ergonomic keyboard, intellikeys keyboard, keyboard with touchpad, Screen magnification, Selectable background and foreground colors, trackball
  • They are also provided with reader or scriber if required
  • They are also provided with assistance for spoken directions too.
  • If they need Braille slate or perkins brailler, they are provided with that too.
  • The differently abled candidates are also provided with alternate test formats if the normal test format is not understandable to them.

Cancel or change your GRE registration

ETS also provides option if any candidate wants to cancel or change jis registration.

To change GRE general or subject test registration: to make any changes in GRE general test registration, follow given below simple steps:

  • Contact GRE services by phone, fax or mail.
  • Mention your name, DOB, address, registration number, test date, preferred test center and new test date.
  • Pay the rescheduling fee.
  • To change the test centre, call GRE Services at 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 by the regular registration deadline.
  • Pay the rescheduling fee.

To cancel your GRE general or subject test registration:

  • Contact GRE services by phone, fax or mail
  • Mention your name, date of birth, address, registration number and test date.
  • You will receive the refund equivalent to half of the fee you paid originally.

Contact details

If the candidate faces any kind of problems while filling up the form or in any other process, he can contact:

Email: TSReturns@ets.org

Phone: 1-800-353-8570, 1-800-750-6991, 1-866-473-4373 (US and Canada only)

1-609-406-5430, 1-609-771-7670 (all other locations)

Fax: 1-609-406-9709

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