Graduate Record Examination (GRE)



Required For

Study/Work Permit in English speaking countries

Mode of taking test

Computer Based Paper-Pen Based

Test Type

English Proficiency Test

Official Website

About Test

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an admissions test used worldwide to screen graduate school applicants in a variety of arts and sciences disciplines. It is a standardised international level test that is accepted for admission to many graduate schools around the world. Students interested in pursuing master's or doctoral degrees can take the GRE exam. It is available in two formats: general and subject test.

Why take the test?

The GRE is designed to assess verbal and quantitative reasoning skills, as well as critical thinking and analytical writing abilities. The GRE assumes English fluency, but its verbal reasoning sections prioritise efficient reading and understanding words in context over memorization. Thousands of graduate and business schools accept the GRE. A GRE score can range from being merely formal to being one of the most important factors in graduate school admissions. The importance of GRE scores varies greatly between schools and even departments within schools. When applicants' other credentials are lacking, high GRE scores are especially important.


Students should have cleared undergraduation before applying for admission. GRE scores would not be valid if the aspirant does not clear undergrdauation.

General Facts
Date and Frequency

You can take the test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period

Center and Admit Card

The GRE test is conducted in over 1000 tests centres across the world. Applicants can select a test centre depending on their location and convenience.


The GRE test results are usually available within 10 -15 calendar days. Test takers can get their GRE results online or from the test centre where they appeared for the test. ETS, the conducting body of GRE, sends test takers an email notification when their test results are out.

Score Reporting

GRE test takers are allowed to send their scores to four graduate schools. Candidates have to select the four institutions at the time of registration through the Score Select option.

Score Validity

5 Years

Registration Fees

USD 205

Rescheduling Fees

USD 50

Test Center Change Fees

USD 50

GRE Registration Process

Aspirants can register online for both GRE General test and subject tests, although, registrations via phone and mail are possible. Online registration is the most common way to apply for GRE test.

Step 1

Signup on GRE official portal

Step 2

Submit personal information

Step 3

Profile details submission

Step 4

Selection of Test centre, date and time

Step 5

Payment and completion of registration

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized test that is required for admission to many graduate programs in the United States and other countries.
The GRE consists of three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. The Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored on a scale of 130-170, in one-point increments, and the Analytical Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-6, in half-point increments.
The GRE takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete, including breaks.
The GRE costs $205 in most countries.