GRE

Graduate Record Examinations

Administered by:

ETS (Educational Testing Service)

Required for:

Who Takes It and Why?
To pursue PG Degree /Masters Degree in any specialisation apart from MBA in USA. There are some universities which accepts GRE for MBA as well. Also ISB, Hyderabad started accepting GRE for their flagship program.

Website:

www.gre.com or www.ets.org

Validity:

The score is valid for 5 years.

Reporting:

The score is sent to 4 universities free of cost at the time of GRE exam. ETS charges fees (US $ 27 / recipient) for scores sent to universities later. If the students do not select the score recipient at the time of exam, they must pay US$27 per recipient to have scores sent later.

Fees:

$205

Mode:

GRE test is a Computer-delivered Test in India

Registration:

By Web or Phone or Mail.

Address:

Prometric Testing Private Limited

2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower – A, Sector 25, Phase II,
DLF City Gurgaon, HARYANA – 122 002.
Phone No. 0124-4517145, 0124 – 4147700
Fax: 0124-4147773

Forms:

No paper forms available. Registration to be done online using ‘My GRE Account’ on ETS website.

Requirements For Web/Phone and Mail Registration or Requirements For Registration:

There are four ways you can register for the computer-based General Test.

Web:

  • Online Registration can be done only via International Credit card. International Credit cards that can be used are American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA card. Debit card cannot be used for online registration in India.

Phone:

  • One can register over the phone by using an American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or a VISA International Credit card.
  • Post that, students need to call the appropriate RRC at least two business days before preferred date [Regional Registration Center]. A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be given to you when you call.

Mail:

  • Mail the International Test Scheduling Form (PDF) to the appropriate RRC with appropriate payment, (at least 3 weeks prior to intended date).
  • ETS now accepts payments via the Western Union Quick Pay service for computer-based testing administrations. Only original receipts will be accepted by Prometric.

Centres:

Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Bengaluru & CLICK HERE for other cities.

Confirmation:

Online Registration

  • A registration number is given as terms of confirmation

By Phone

  • A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be given to you when you call

By Mail

  • A confirmation number, reporting time and the test center address will be mailed to you.

(A) General GRE

Fees:

US$ 205

Rescheduling or Cancelling a Test Appointment:

  • Contact the appropriate registration center no later than 3 full days before your test date (not including the day of your test or the day of your request)
  • The General Test rescheduling fee is $50
  • You cannot reschedule between sites served by different Regional Registration Centers (RRCs)

Mode:

The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive, meaning that the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures span a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult. The second section of each of the measures is administered based on a test taker’s overall performance on the first section.

Number of tests:

Only 1 test can be given in a calendar month. A total of 5 tests can be given in a year.

Score:

Section Score Scale
Verbal Reasoning 130 – 170, in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130 – 170, in 1 point increments
Analytical Writing 0 – 6, in half point increments


Structure of the Computer-delivered Test

Measure

Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)
20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)
20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research (Identified) Varies Varies

(B) SUBJECT GRE

Fees:

US$ 150

Mode:

Subject test is a Paper based test

Number of tests:

The test can be given as often as they are offered.
The test is held three times a year, in:

  • September
  • October
  • April

Subject Offered:

Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Biology, Psychology, English Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics.

Benefits of a High GRE Score:

  • A high score will increase the chances of admission in top ranked Universities.
  • Chances of getting Scholarships / Financial Aid are bright with a high GRE score.
  • Visa Officers also give weightage to high GRE scores while considering Visa applications.
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