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The  Graduate Record Examinations(GRE) is owned and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). According to ETS, the GRE targets to evaluate, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking ability that have been obtained over a long period of learning.

The registration procedure may seem a bit complicated, but once you understand the steps, it will become easy for you. This article will guide you throughout the GRE registration process.

GRE Registration

Before registration for GRE go through some important points from the links given below related to your GRE test:

GRE syllabus GRE exam pattern
GRE exam dates GRE score

GRE Registration Instructions

Candidates can register for GRE online itself. But before the GRE registration, the applicant must follow the  instructions mentioned below:

  • One must follow the health need procedure given by ETS if he/she have any health-related issues.
  • Take proper time to select your test centre and time for GRE score reporting to meet the admission deadlines.
  • Applicant must bring valid and acceptable identification proof at the test centre.
  • Remember the spelling of your name and other important things must be filled correctly during the GRE registration process 
  • Make sure that your Identification documents match the name of your account.

If you have any doubt regarding the exam, you will get your answers here: Frequently Asked Questions of GRE

ID requirements for GRE registration

While signing up with the ETS account candidate is required to submit any valid Identification proof for the name used in the account. General guidelines  about Identification requirements are as follows:

  • Photocopies of the document will not be allowed, it must be an original document.
  • The documents must be in the validity period, expired documents will not be accepted.
  • It must contain the full name of the candidate in the documents It must be a government-issued identity proof. 
  • The photograph of the candidate on the document must be clear and visible.
  • The document must also have the applicant’s signature.

Do not repeat these mistakes: 6 Common mistakes made by GRE test takers 

GRE Registration

Step 1:

The applicant has to create a new account or log in to an existing account on the official website of ETS. For the creation of the account you must follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the website
  • Select the option ‘Create an Account
  • Fill all the asked information. The name you mention in the ETS Account must be the same as that on your passport.
  • Choose a username and password of your choice. Select a security question and answer it which can be remembered easily by you.

  • Check the information you have filled. If there are any corrections, click on “Back” and make the changes.
  • If no edits are required, Click on “Submit” and your account is created.

Step 2:

Candidates would be then required to select their GRE Test Centre/Exam Date that is most convenient to them as test-takers.

Step 3:

Once the candidate has opted for his choice of Test Date and Exam Centre he would be redirected to the exam payment gateway page. Candidates would be required to pay the GRE test fee as mentioned. They should be careful to check the details of the examination here. Once the payment is made, changes made henceforth would incur a price.

You can pay for GRE via a Credit Card, Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, China UnionPay, Diners Club) or JCB Card. PayPal is also one of the ways candidate can pay.

Step 4:

Once the fee is paid, the candidates can take a print out of the acknowledgement receipt. They would also have access to the same on the dashboard of their accounts.

One can also do GRE registration by mail and phone. Details about  it are given below:

Mail GRE Registration

Print and complete the Application Form, and send it to the address along with the appropriate fee. The form must be received at least three weeks before your preferred test date. The details concerned with a confirmation number, the test centre address and reporting time will be sent to you by mail.

Phone GRE Registration

Call the Regional Registration Center (RRC) for GRE registration. The call must be made at least 2 workings before your GRE test date. On the call itself all the details regarding confirmation number, reporting time and the test centre address will be provided to you.

If you have completed your registration look at the list of books which will help you crack GRE exam easily: GRE Preparation Books and other Materials

GRE Registration for Subject Test

GRE Subject Tests are only taken with paper and pencil and are conducted 3  times per year. You can’t take Subject Tests on the computer so, the availability of test centres is limited, and registration is open only specific times of the year.

For GRE registration of a Subject Test, go to your My GRE homepage and select the option “Register for a Subject Test”. After confirming your personal details, you’ll be able to check if there is any registration available currently. If it is available then you will have to select the subject test you are interested in. You can then find an available seat by either searching best test centre or searching by test date. Then follow the steps similar to the general GRE Registration.

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