Does admission to universities depend only on GRE® scores?

 It is one of the various criteria that the admission council looks at. However, a good GRE® score does improve your chances of getting admission and financial aid.

Does one have to be a graduate for taking the GRE®?

 Anybody can take the GRE exam irrespective of their educational qualification. But you have to be a graduate to start your Masters Program.

What is the cost/registration fee for the GRE®?

The registration fee for taking GRE® is USD 205. After the test, the test takers are asked to submit the names of 4 colleges that they would like to send their scores to. This facility is part of the USD 205 fee that is charged for the test.

How do I register for the GRE®?

You can register online or by phone or mail. The detailed information about registering for the GRE® can be found at gre

How many times in a year is the GRE® exam held?

GRE® is offered usually on all working days in India (ie, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). The test schedule can be obtained from gre

How many times can I take the GRE®?

GRE® can be taken an unlimited number of times with a gap of a minimum of 21 calendar days between 2 tests. However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.

What is the validity of the GRE® exam?

Your GRE® score will be valid for 5 years from the date the test was taken.

How soon do I get my score?

You will see your score for the maths and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you.

How do I pass on my score to the colleges where I want to apply to?

The universities only accept official scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay $27.

If I take the GRE® more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score. If you have taken the GRE multiple times, you can choose the score that you want to send to the university.

If the application deadline of University X is July 15, by when should I take the GRE®?

Technically, you can take it as late as July 15. However, it is best to take the GRE® at least 15 days before the deadline so that you have enough time to prepare for the other parts of your application.

Do I need to have the GRE® score at the time of applying to universities?

Yes, you need to have the GRE® score with you at the time of applying. However, you need not have the AWA score.


Which graduate and business school institutions accept GRE® scores?

See the complete list of institutions (PDF) using GRE scores and their official ETS code number. Business schools worldwide accept GRE scores for their MBA, specialized master’s, and other doctoral business programs, including many top-ranked programs. View the most current list of business schools accepting GRE scores for MBA admissions.

What happens if I cancel my exam date?

If the test registration is cancelled till 4 days ahead of the test, 50% of the fees will be refunded. After that, there will be no refunds. (So, it’s advisable for students to reschedule rather to cancel.)

What happens if I rescheduling my test?

The test date and the test centre can be changed to 4 days ahead of the test date by paying a fee of USD 50.

What happens if I want to cancel the GRE® test score & reinstatement?

After the GRE exam, the student will see his scores. He will be given the option to cancel the score. Cancelled scores will not appear on his score report. Universities will not know that a student had cancelled a score earlier.
Cancelled scores can be reinstated within 60 days by paying a fee of $50. If a student takes the GRE and doesn’t get a good score, he can cancel the score and retake the exam after 21 days. If this second score is lower than the previous one that he had cancelled, he can reinstate the previous one.

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