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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a widely used standardized test to assess applicants for graduate programs across arts and sciences. It’s accepted by many graduate schools worldwide for admission to various disciplines. The GRE comes in two formats: General and Subject, and is suitable for students seeking master’s or doctoral programs.

Why take GRE?

The GRE assesses your verbal and quantitative reasoning skills, critical thinking, and analytical writing abilities. It tests your English fluency, focusing on reading comprehension and understanding words in context rather than memorization. A GRE score is accepted by many graduate and business schools, and its importance in admissions can vary from being a requirement to a crucial factor. The significance of a GRE score differs between schools and departments. A high GRE score becomes particularly important when other aspects of your application are weak.

GRE Basics

Before applying for admission, students must have completed their undergraduate degree. If the applicant hasn’t completed their undergraduate degree, their GRE scores will not be considered valid.

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.

Result 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

General Test:

Analytical Writing

Verbal Reasoning

Qualitative Reasoning

Subject Test:





Registration Fees USD 205

Rescheduling Fees USD 50

Test Center Change Fees USD 50

Late Fees USD 25

GRE Exam 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 & completion of registration Confused About How To Prepare For GRE? Get help from Leverage Live Experts


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