Frequently Asked Questions of GRE

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1. What is the fee of the GRE?

 Fees effective July 1, 2020, are stated in U.S. dollars in the table below.

Location Fee
China $231.30
Australia $230
Nigeria $226
Turkey $255
All other areas of the world     $205


For more information check: GRE exam fee

2. How do I register for the computer-delivered GRE test?

You can register for GRE online. While registering for the GRE, the candidate needs to submit any valid Identification proof for the name used in the account. The registration process may look a bit complicated, but once you understand the steps of the process, it will be easy for you. Here is everything you need to know about: GRE registration

3. How long is the GRE test?

For the paper-based GRE exam, the total time duration given for completing the exam is three hours and thirty minutes (3 hours 30 minutes) and for the computer-based test, it is three hours and forty minutes (3 hours 40 minutes) plus short breaks. However, do remember that this estimation does not include the time you will need for commuting or checking into the testing centre.

4. What skills does the GRE General Test evaluate?

The GRE test has been designed in such a way that it evaluates the skills or ability that one has already learnt over the years.  These skills are not connected to any specific field of study but are important for all. These skills are related to  Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The skills required for graduate admission are evaluated. Check this for more information: GRE Exam pattern

5. What is the validity of a GRE score?

GRE scores have the validity of five years following your test date. For example, scores for a test taken on August 3, 2018, are valid till August 2, 2023. It takes around  5 working days to process your requests to send the scores of GRE. If you are planning to send your scores to the institutions and the expiry date is approaching, ensure to allow enough time for processing or else your scores will not be sent. For more information check this: GRE score

6. What level of math content is included in the test?

The GRE covers only the basic math of the high school to evaluate the skills of quantitative reasoning. The test material measures your ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis to reason quantitatively and to solve word problems in a quantitative setting. Know more about the quant section here: Quantitative Reasoning Section of GRE

7. What if I need to reschedule my GRE date?

If you have already registered to take the GRE General Test and now want to reschedule it then you must be, you must change or cancel your test registration within the four days before your test date otherwise your test fee will be forfeited. If you want to reschedule your test date, you will have to pay a rescheduling fee which is of US$50. If you want to cancel your test within the available time period of 4 days before the test, you will receive a refund equivalent to half of your original exam fee. Know more about it: GRE exam Date

8. How many times can you retake the GRE?

You can appear for the GRE again after the 21 days of the previous test and you are allowed to take up to five times within any continuous 12-month period or 365 days. This will be applicable even if you cancel your previously taken GRE scores. You will get full information here: GRE exam

9. How can I prepare for the GRE?

Many GRE Preparation Books are available to practice GRE sample Questions, or you have another option to do GRE preparation online. GRE Online Practice Tests contain GRE sample papers, so you can practice GRE sample tests online and get an idea about the actual GRE questions and time management. For full information check this: GRE preparation

10. Can I use a calculator in the GRE?

In the GRE General Test, you will be provided with an on-screen calculator. You can use the Quantitative Reasoning section to reduce the emphasis on computation and to concentrate on more attention on reasoning skills. The calculator has four functions addition, subtraction, multiplication, division as well as a square root. Here we have mentioned what should be done and what should be avoided for better GRE results: Do’s and don’ts for the GRE.

11. How is the General GRE different from GRE subject tests?

The GRE general test evaluates your analytical writing, verbal, math, critical thinking skills all together that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to any of the specific fields of study but includes everything. Whereas GRE subject tests measure your knowledge of a particular field of studies such as Math, Biology or English.

12. What kind of accommodations are available for the GRE?

ETS Disabilities offers the GRE test accommodations such as Screen magnification, Selectable background and foreground colours,  Sign Language interpreter, Braille, Oral interpreter, Recorded audio, Large print test book or answer sheet, Human reader, Extra time, etc

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