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The GRE General Test

Overview

The GRE General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. The test is accepted by graduate and business schools in U.S. and other countries, meaning you only need to take one test to have many opportunities within reach.

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Why choose the GRE Test?

One test, more options for the future

GRE scores can be used to apply to a range of graduate, business, and law programs , including those at top-ranked schools.

The choice is yours. Test at a test center or at home.

Choose the location where you feel most comfortable, so you can do your best on test day.

Show schools you are prepared

GRE scores show schools you have the academic skills required for graduate program success.

Time to assess your goals

GRE scores are valid for five years. Take the time to decide on the program that fits you best.

Prepare with official resources

Gear up in the way that works best for you. Choose from a variety of official prep options from the maker of the test.

Use your own test-taking strategies

Take the test that lets you change answers, skip & mark questions, review and return to them while navigating freely.

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Preparation for the test

We provide several free and inexpensive tools to assist you in getting ready for the GRE General Test so you may feel more at ease on test day.

Fees for the GRE General Test

Standard Test Administration for GRE General Test
GRE test fees India Price (INR)
GRE General Test ₹ 22,550
GRE Subject Test ₹ 14,500
Special Handling Request
Special Handling Request Fees
Rescheduling fee ₹ 5,000
Changing test center ₹ 5,000
Changing your Subject Test ₹ 5,000
Additional score report ₹ 2,900
Score review ₹ 5,900
Score reinstatement ₹ 5,000
Returned payment ₹ 2,900

Acceptable Payment Modes

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Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards

Indian/ Locally Issued

Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro credit and debit cards

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Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) for Visa and MasterCard cards issued outside India will also be supported.

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Taking a GRE® General Test

Registration Process

To Register for the GRE General Test:

  • Log in to your ETS account or create an account. If you haven’t already created an ETS account, review the ID requirements page. It’s essential that the name you register with matches exactly the name as it appears on the ID you plan to use on test day. See more information in the section below.
  • On the GRE home page, select Register/Find Test Centers.
  • Select the GRE General Test
  • Verify your email address, then continue.
  • To select your test appointment, confirm your time zone, or select a new one
  • Choose the two-month window you want to search and then select your preferred date from the calendar.
  • Select an available time/date to test and click “Register for this test.”
  • Complete your registration and pay for your test.
  • Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email from ETS.

Click here to sign in or create an account to get started.

Read the GRE® Information Bulletin for all of the test information,
policies and procedures you need to know.

ID Requirements

The following conditions must all be met by ID documents, with very few exceptions. Each ID document needs to:

  • be an original; photocopied documents are not allowed, and documents cannot be displayed on a mobile phone or any other digital system.
  • be a physical ID; electronic identification cards are not permitted to be sent to mobile phones or other electronic devices.
  • be a national, state, or provincial identity card granted by the government and recognized by the nation of which you are a citizen or permanent resident.

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Who takes the GRE® General Test

Prospective applicants wishing to pursue master’s, specialized master’s in business, MBA, JD or doctoral degrees can take the GRE General Test. GRE scores provide a common measure of comparison used by admissions or fellowship panels. The scores supplement undergraduate records, recommendation letters, and other graduate-level application materials. Select an option to know more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Both sections will be divided in two sub-sections with section 1 having 12 questions and section 2 having 15 questions.

# of Tasks/Questions
Analytical Writing
(1 section)
1 Issue task; 30 minutes
Verbal Reasoning
(2 sections)
Section 1: 12 questions; 18 minutes
Section 2: 15 questions; 23 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning
(2 sections)
Section 1: 12 questions; 21 minutes
Section 2: 15 questions; 26 minutes
Total Total Testing Time: 1 hour, 58 mins

The reading passages that might be included in the test will not change from the earlier version of the GRE.

The number of associated questions with the Reading passages will not change from the earlier version of the GRE.

The GRE® General Test fee varies according to the country. In India, the test fee is ₹ 22,550.

Yes. GRE® test scores are hands down the most widely accepted scores for admission at graduate programs around the world, and they certainly help candidates pursue a plethora of options.

Thousands of universities, including 1300+ business school that offer MBA programs, accept the GRE General Test. These include:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Auckland
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In addition to the GRE® General Test, which is a general test of academic skills unrelated to any particular field, ETS also offers the GRE® Subject Tests. The Subject Tests gauge your proficiency in a specific area of study. They are intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Graduate schools will pay attention if you demonstrate your knowledge on a particular subject. By highlighting your knowledge and skill level in a particular area, the Subject Tests can help you differentiate yourself from other applicants.

Anybody can take the GRE General Test. There is no specific eligibility requirement.