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Graduate Record Examinations (General Test) 2021

By Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey (USA)

Exam Mode

Online/Offline

Application Process

Offline

Exam Level

Undergraduate

Overview

ETS, founded in 1947, is a non-profit organization in New Jersey, USA.

  • It is a team of education experts, researchers and assessment developers who believe that, through learning, people can improve their situations in life and make incredible contributions to the world.
  • ETS has been certified by National Quality Assurance (NQA) for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The BCMS safeguards ETS`s critical operations and systems as well as the integrity of information entrusted to the organization.
  • ETS has been certified to the ISO 9001 : 2015 standard by DEKRA Certification, Inc. as a multi-site with the scope: The Design and Delivery of Fair and Valid Educational Assessments and Related Products. This recognizes ETS as having a robust Quality Management System.
  • The GRE General Test is the world’s largest assessment test for admissions to graduate and professional schools.
  • Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master`s (MS), specialized Masters in business, MBA, J.D. degree, or doctoral degree appear for GRE General Test.
  • GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement candidate’s undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.
  • GRE General Test is accepted by over 100 countries.
  • GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate schools, including business and law, as well as departments and divisions within these schools. 
  • Over half-a-million individuals from over 160 countries take the GRE General Test every year, across 1,000 test centers set up by ETS.
  • GRE General Test is conducted in computer - based mode at Prometric test centers throughout the year. At additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network, the test is conducted on specific dates.
  • GRE General Test is also conducted in paper delivered mode twice a year - November and February.

Exam Highlights :

Exam Level

Multi - national

Medium of Instruction

English

Accepting Countries

More than 100 countries

Exam Mode

Online

Offline

Exam Frequency

Round the year

(Prometric centers)

Specific dates

(Outside Prometric centers)

Twice a year

(November and February)

Exam Duration

3 hours 10 minutes:

  • Analytical Writing: 1 hour (30 minutes for 2 tasks)
  • Verbal Reasoning: 1 hour (30 minutes for 2 tasks)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 1 hour 10 minutes (35 minutes for 2 tasks)

3 hours 30 minutes:

  • Analytical Writing: 1 hour (30 minutes for 2 tasks)
  • Verbal Reasoning: 1 hour 10 minutes (35 minutes for 2 tasks)
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 1 hour 20 minutes (40 minutes for 2 tasks)

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Descriptive Questions

Official Website

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about

 

Application Details

Candidates who wish to appear for GRE General have to register themselves for which they have to read the following carefully.

Registration Checklist :

  • Candidates have to review fees, select right test center and date, and understand the policies and procedures of GRE General Test, before they begin the registration process.
  • They are required to check the following carefully and proceed further :
  1. Test Fees :
    • Fees are stated in US dollars effective July 1, 2021.
    • Fees are subject to change without notice.
    • All fees are inclusive of any value-added tax or similar taxes that ETS is liable to pay.
    • In jurisdictions where the customer is required to account for any local taxes due, the price remitted to ETS excludes those taxes.
    • In those circumstances, it is the sole responsibility of the customer to pay those taxes to the local tax authority.
    • ETS is not responsible or liable for collecting and remitting those taxes on the customer`s behalf.
    • Candidates have to refer the table which provides complete details of the fee structure given below.
  2. Reschedule and Cancellation Policies :
    • Test takers can reschedule or cancel their registration at any time.
    • To avoid forfeiting their test fee, they must do so no later than four days before the test date (10 days in Mainland China).
    • The process, fees and refunds vary depending on the test being taken.
    • Test takers have to refer ‘Rescheduling or Canceling Registration’ section given below.
  3. ID Requirements :
    • Candidates are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable ID when they report to a test center, and it must match the first and last name that they used when creating ETS account and registering for the test.
    • When test takers register for a GRE® General Test, they will be required to provide identification (ID) information.
    • They must enter their first and last name exactly as it appears on the primary identification document (excluding accents) that they plan to present at the test center.
    • They have the option to include their middle initial, but it is not mandatory.
    • They cannot use a supplemental ID to resolve name discrepancies.
    • It is responsibility of the candidate to ensure that their ID documents are up-to-date and available on the day of the test.
    • If there are any discrepancies in the name, they may contact [email protected] before registration.
    • ID requirements depend on where candidates plan to write the test and country of citizenship.
    • Candidates have to review general ID requirements and country specific ID requirements given below.
  4. Test Center and Dates :
    • Candidates have to view test centers and dates for the GRE General test in both computer and paper delivered mode.
      • Computer-delivered Tests is offered year round on a first-come, first-served basis. They can view seat availability for preferred date and location.
      • Paper-delivered Tests is conducted thrice a year, so they can select the center and the dates of their choice.
    • Candidates can make sure to allow sufficient time for score reporting when scheduling their test so that their admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying to are not conflicting.
  5. ETS Account :
    • Before candidate can register for a GRE® General Test, they need to create an ETS Account.
    • Prior to creating ETS account, candidates must be sure to review important information about the Name they use when registering, including what to do if there is change in name.
    • If there is any discrepancy in the name, such candidates are advised to refer the details of Name and Change of Name given below.
    • The ETS is required to register for the test, view the scores and access other services.
    • Candidates may avail the following services through ETS Account :
      • Sign up for the free GRE® Search Service.
      • View, change or cancel registration.
      • Apply for and view approved testing accommodations.
      • Order Additional Score Reports.
      • Access the free GRE Diagnostic Service.
      • Purchase test preparation materials.
      • Choose to receive important notifications concerning the test and scores through text messages in addition to email.
  1. Score Recipients :
    • Candidates have to determine the graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors to which the GRE Test Score must be sent.
    • As part of the test fee, they can designate up to four score recipients for free.
    • If test takers prefer to send score reports later or want to send score reports to more than four recipients, they can send additional score reports for a fee.

How to register for GRE General Test ?

Computer-delivered Test :

  • Candidates have to register early to get their preferred test date and test location either online or by phone.
  • By submitting registration for a GRE® General Test, test takers are agreeing to abide by all procedures and policies in the GRE® Information Bulletin, on the GRE website or communicated to them at the test administration for which they have registered.
  • Register to Test in the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico or Canada:
    • Online Registration :
      • Candidates need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
      • Register at least two calendar days before the preferred test date.
      • Such candidates have to remit the prescribed fee of registration through American Express®, China UnionPay®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® and Visa® credit/debit cards.
      • Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal® and voucher numbers are also accepted.
      • If they are paying with a paper check or money order, they will need to request an Authorization Voucher by mail.
      • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs.
      • Such candidates are required to refer Disability Accommodations for more details.
      • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
    • Phone Registration :
      • Candidates Call the test center directly or Prometric® Services at 1-443-751-4820or 1-800-473-2255 at least two business days before the preferred test date.
      • Such candidates have to remit the prescribed fee of registration through American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards.
      • Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and voucher numbers are also accepted.
      • If they are paying with a paper check or money order, they will need to request an Authorization Voucher by mail.
      • A confirmation number, reporting time and test center address will be given to them on call.
      • Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs may request for the facility in the exam for which they are advised to see Disability Accommodations.
      • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
    • Register to Test Outside the United States :
      • Individuals in Mainland China must register online through an NEEA Account.
      • Individuals in Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; and Korea or at additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network must register online through an ETS Account.
      • Online Registration :
        • Candidates need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
        • Register at least two calendar days before the preferred test date.
        • Such candidates have to remit the prescribed fee of registration through American Express®, China UnionPay®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® and Visa® credit/debit cards.
        • Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal® and voucher numbers are also accepted.
        • If candidates are testing in Mainland China, refer to the instructions in their NEEA account for payment methods.
        • If they are testing in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
        • If they are paying with a paper check or money order, they will need to request an Authorization Voucher by mail.
        • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs.
        • Such candidates are required to refer Disability Accommodations for more details.
        • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
      • Phone Registration :
        • Candidates can call the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) at least two business days before the preferred test date.
        • They can remit the prescribed fee through American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards are accepted.
        • Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and voucher numbers are also accepted.
        • If they are testing in Nigeria, only Visa and voucher numbers are accepted.
        • Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs may request for the facility in the exam for which they are advised to see Disability Accommodations.
        • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
      • Post - Registration Process :
        • After registration, test takers will receive a confirmation email from ETS which confirms test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.
        • To correct personal data, they can contact GRE Services.
      • Retaking a Computer-delivered Test :
        • The retaking a test policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified that is inconsistent registration information.
        • If the violation is identified after registration but before the test administration, the testing appointment will be canceled and test fees will be forfeited.
        • If the violation is identified after test scores have been reported, the invalid scores will be canceled, score recipients will be notified of the cancellation and test fees will be forfeited.

Paper-delivered Test :

  • Paper-delivered GRE® General Test administrations are offered up to three times a year.
  • Candidates can register for a paper-delivered administration online or by mail.
  • By submitting registration for a GRE® General Test, test takers are agreeing to abide by all procedures and policies in the GRE® Information Bulletin, on the GRE website or communicated to them at the test administration for which they have registered.
  • Online Registration :
    • Candidates need to create or have an ETS Account to register online.
    • They can remit the test fees through American Express®, China UnionPay®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® or Visa® credit/debit cards.
    • Payment by e-check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only), PayPal and voucher numbers are also accepted.
    • If they are writing test in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
    • Online registration is not available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs.
    • Such candidates are required to refer Disability Accommodations for more details.
    • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
  • Mail Registration :
    • Candidates can download and complete the Registration Form for the Paper-delivered Test (PDF) and mail it with payment to the address printed on the form.
    • The form must be received at ETS by the registration deadline.
    • Allow four weeks for processing. Registration forms cannot be faxed.
    • American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards are accepted.
    • Money orders, certified checks or voucher numbers are also accepted.
    • If they are writing test in Nigeria, only Visa and voucher numbers are accepted.
    • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion without notice.
  • Registration Code Lists :
    • Citizenship and Country or Region Codes and State and Territory Codes (PDF)
  • Post - Registration Process :
    • Test takers will receive a confirmation email from ETS that confirms their test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.
    • To correct personal data, or to add, delete or change score recipients, they can contact GRE Services by the Friday before the registered test date.
  • Retaking a Paper-delivered Test :
    • Test takers can take the paper-delivered GRE General Test as often as it is offered.
  • Testing Arrangements :
    • Supplementary Test Centers :
      • If test takers are more than 125 miles (201 kilometers) from the nearest centerscheduled to administer the paper-delivered GRE General Test, they may request a supplementary center and their request must:
        • accompany their completed registration form and fees
        • be received by the supplementary test center registration deadline
        • include the name and complete address of an institution and staff member willing to administer the test
        • indicate if test takers would prefer another test date or a refund since centers cannot be guaranteed
        • explain why the available test centers are not suitable
      • Monday Testing :
        • Monday testing will be arranged only for those whose religious convictions prevent them from testing on Saturday.
        • To register, mail Registration Form for the Paper-delivered GREGeneral Test (PDF), fees and letter - signed by the cleric on letterhead stationery - confirming their affiliation with a recognized religious body whose convictions prevent them from testing on Saturday.
        • Their request must be received by the Monday administration registration deadline.
        • Leave the test center number blank on registration form, but indicate the city and state where they wish to test.
        • They will be assigned to the closest available center within 125 miles for locations that are scheduled for Saturday test dates.
        • No standby testing is permitted.
      • Standby Testing :
        • Standby testing may be available if sufficient space, test materials and staff are available at the test center.
        • If test takers would like to attempt to test as a standby, report to the test center by 8:15 am with:
          • a completed Registration Form for the Paper-delivered GREGeneral Test (PDF)
          • payment (including the registration and standby testing fee)
          • acceptable photo ID
        • Standby registration is not available for Monday testing, testing in Mainland China; Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; Korea; India; and Iran or for those requesting disability or health-related testing accommodations.

Details relating to Name of the Candidates / Test Takers :

  • Use of Name :
    • Candidates can create an account at any time, regardless of whether or not they plan to register for a GRE test.
    • The name they use when they create ETS account will also be the name they use when they register for GRE test.
    • So it`s important to make sure that their first and last name exactly matches (excluding accents) the name printed on the identification (ID) documents that they will present on the day of the test.
    • If it does not, they may be prohibited from taking the test or their scores may be canceled.
  • The Name to be Used when Registering :
    • While registering for GRE General Test, candidates must ensure that their first and last name should match with the name as found in the ID Card.
    • They must make sure to provide their entire first (given) name (excluding accents).
    • Do not register under a nickname and do not register with only an initial as first name.
    • They must provide the entire last (family/surname) name.
    • If they have a two-part first or last name, they must make sure to supply their complete last name as it appears on the ID documents (excluding accents).
    • They have the option to include their middle initial, but it is not mandatory.
    • In case registration is made by phone, they must make sure that they are registered under the entire first and last names as they appear on ID (excluding accents).
    • If the online account has already been created, they must confirm that the name on their ID documents still matches the name that appears in the account (excluding accents).
    • In case of a mismatch, they can contact GRE® Services.
  • Change of Name :
    • Name changes can be processed upon submission of the appropriate documentation to ETS.
    • If test takers are sending scores and their name has changed since they took the test, they can contact GRE Services for assistance.

ID Requirements :

  • General ID Document Requirements :
    • With few exceptions, ID documents must meet allof the following requirements.
    • Each ID document must be :
      • an originaldocument
      • a government-issuednational/state/province identity card that is recognized by the country in which they are a citizen or permanent resident
      • valid (expired documents are not acceptable)
      • bear first and last nameexactly 
      • recent, recognizable photograph
      • signature(the name and signature on the ID document must match)
  • Country Specific ID Requirements :
    • Candidates have to select the country/location where they wish plan to appear for the test to find information about specific ID requirements.
    • They are advised to click on the link so that they will come across the acceptable ID card for specific country.
  • Unacceptable ID Documents :
    • Any document that is photocopied or expired
    • Any ID document presented at the center on a cell phone or any other electronic device
    • Any document that does not bear the first and last name exactly (excluding accents) as it was used when registering for the test
    • International driver`s license
    • Draft classification card
    • International student ID
    • Credit/debit card of any kind
    • Notary-prepared letter or document
    • Birth certificate
    • Social security card
    • Employee ID card
    • Temporary ID (excluding driver`s license, resident card and employment authorization card renewals)
    • Diplomatic, consulate or embassy ID card
    • Any document that is not recognized by a government agency
  • Constraints to produce ID Documents :
    • If candidates have been granted political asylum, have refugee status or are otherwise unable to produce the identification, they mustcontact the ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) at least seven days before registering to test.
    • ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI)

Email : [email protected]

Phone : 1-800-750-6991 (United States, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada)

1-609-406-5430 (all other locations)

Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm ET

Fax : 1-609-406-9709

    • They must receive approval from OTI before they register.
    • They should also be prepared to submit any requested documents to OTI for review prior to receiving approval.
    • If they do not contact OTI before registration, they are not permitted to test or their test scores are withheld, as a result their test fees will not be refunded.
  • ID Verification :
    • ID verification during check-in at the test center may include :
      • Biometric voice and photo identification
      • Fingerprinting/thumb printing
      • Videotaping
      • Signature comparison
    • If test takers refuse to participate, they may not be permitted to test and their fee will be forfeited.
    • This is in addition to the requirement that test takers must present acceptable and valid identification.

Disability Accommodations :

  • ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities and health-related needs.
  • They can download the necessary bulletins and forms and learn more about available accommodations and registration procedures in Disability Accommodations.
  • Applying for Accommodations :
    • The Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needscontains procedures and forms for requesting testing accommodations.
    • The Supplementshould be used in conjunction with the information in the GRE® Information Bulletin and registration form(s).
    • All test takers requesting any accommodations must submit their requests and have their accommodations approved by ETS Disability Services before their test can be scheduled.
    • Their request should be submitted as early as possible, especially if they are requesting an alternate test format.
    • Documentation review takes approximately six weeks once the request and complete paperwork have been received.
    • If additional documentation must be submitted, it can be another six weeks from the time the new documentation is received until the review is complete.
    • Once approved, ETS will send an email providing instructions for registering for the GRE test.
    • If test takers have a health-related need that requires them to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room, or to take extra or extended breaks, they must follow the accommodations request procedures in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs(PDF).
    • To submit a request, send all completed forms and documentation via any one of the following methods.
      • Online : They can apply for accommodations, view approved accommodations, and view test appointments online in the ETS Account. To apply for accommodations and view approved accommodations, they must log into ETS Account, click on "GRE Accommodation Status/New Request" under the "Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Needs" section on the main home page and follow the instructions.
      • Email : [email protected]
      • Mail : ETS Disability Services

P.O. Box 6054

Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA

      • Courier Service : ETS Disability Services

225 Phillips Boulevard

Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 USA

Rescheduling Test Registration :

  • Computer-delivered :
    • Test takers can reschedule their test online.
    • They must reschedule their GRE® General Test no later than four days (10 days in Mainland China) before their appointment otherwise their test fee will be forfeited.
    • They will be charged a fee for rescheduling test registration.
    • Appointments cannot be rescheduled beyond one year of the original appointment date.
    • If they do not reschedule test registration as indicated above, the full test fee will be forfeited.
    • Be prepared to provide appointment confirmation number and the full name they used to make an appointment when rescheduling.
    • Testing fees and registrations are not exchangeable between the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests.
    • In the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada :
      • Test registration can reschedule online through ETS Account.
      • To reschedule by phone, call Prometric® Services at 1-443-751-4820or 1-800-473-2255.
      • If rescheduling by phone, be prepared to provide appointment confirmation number and the full name used to make the appointment.
    • In Mainland China :
      • In the above location, test takers must reschedule their test registration online through NEEA account.
    • In Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; or Korea :
      • In the above locations, test takers can reschedule their test registration online or by contacting GRE Services.
    • In All Other Locations :
      • Test takers can reschedule test registration online using ETS Account.
      • To reschedule by phone, contact the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) and be prepared to provide appointment confirmation number and the full name used to make the appointment.
  • Paper Delivered :
    • The policies for rescheduling test registration are as follows:
      • Test takers must change their GRE® General Test registration no later than four days before the test date otherwise test fee will be forfeited.
      • The fee to reschedule test registration is US$50.
      • Rescheduling is permitted in the same testing year (July 1-June 30).
      • If they do not reschedule the test registration as indicated above, their full test fee will be forfeited.
      • Testing fees and registrations are not exchangeable between the GRE® General Test and GRE® Subject Tests.
    • They can reschedule test registration in one of two ways :
      • online through ETS Account
      • by calling, faxing or writing to GRE Services

Canceling Test Registration :

  • Computer-delivered :
    • If test takers cancel their GRE General Test registration no later than four days prior to the test date (10 days for individuals in Mainland China), they will receive a refund equivalent to half of the original test fee.
    • Testing fees and registrations are not exchangeable between paper-delivered tests and computer-delivered tests.
    • If they are taking the test in Korea, see the specific refund policy for test takers in Korea.
    • In the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada:
      • Test takers can cancel your test registration online using ETS Account.
      • To cancel by phone, call Prometric Services at 1-443-751-4820or 1-800-473-2255 and be prepared to provide appointment confirmation number.
    • In Mainland China :
      • If the above case, test takers must cancel their test registration online through NEEA account.
    • In Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; or Korea :
      • In the above countries, test takers can cancel test registration online through ETS Account or by contacting GRE Services.
    • In All Other Locations :
      • Test takers can cancel test registration online through ETS Account.
      • To cancel by phone, contact the appropriate RRC and be prepared to provide your appointment confirmation number.
  • Paper Delivered :
    • If test takers cancel the registration no later than four days prior to the test date, they will receive a refund equivalent to half of the original test fee.
    • Testing fees and registrations are not exchangeable between the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests.
    • If they are taking the test in Korea, they can see the specific refund policy in Korea.
    • Test takers can cancel the test in one of two ways :
      • online through ETS Account
      • contact GRE Services by phone or email

Changing Test Center :

  • The fee to change test center is US$50.
  • Test center changes cannot be guaranteed but will be made if space is available.
  • They can also report to the preferred test center on the test day with their confirmation email.
  • If the center can accommodate the test takers and the test is available, there is no additional charge.
  • Test takers can change test center by the regular registration deadline in one of two ways :
    • online through ETS Account
    • contact GRE Services

Fee Structure :

Standard Test Administration - GRE® General Test

Australia

$230

China

$231.30

Nigeria

$220

Turkey

$255

All other areas of the world

$205

 

Special Handling Requests

Late registration fee (paper-delivered test online registration only)

$25

Standby testing (paper-delivered test only)

$50

Rescheduling fee — China

$53.90

Rescheduling fee — All other areas of the world

$50

Changing test center

$50

Changing Subject Test

$50

 

Scoring Services

View Scores Online

FREE

GRE® Diagnostic Service (Computer-delivered GRE General Test only)

FREE

Print Official Examinee Score Report Online

FREE

Additional Score Reports (ASR) — per recipient

$27

Question-and-Answer review service — Verbal Reasoning & Quantitative Reasoning sections only (New York State residents only)

$50

Score Review for Analytical Writing measure

$60

Score Review for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures (Paper-delivered tests only)

$50

Score Review for Subject Tests

$50

Score Reinstatement Fee

$50

Payment and Refund Policies :

Accepted form of payment :

  • Computer-delivered Tests :
    • Credit/Debit Card (American Express®, China UnionPay®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard® and Visa®).
      Note:Any credit/debit card branded with one of the seven accepted credit card logos can be processed.
    • PayPal®
    • E-Check Service (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only)
    • Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher
    • If testing in Mainland China, refer to the instructions in NEEA account for payment methods.
    • If the test taker appears for the test in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
    • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.
  • Paper-delivered Tests :
    • Credit/Debit Card (American Express, China UnionPay, Diners Club International, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa).
      Note:Any credit/debit card branded with one of the seven accepted credit card logos can be processed.
    • PayPal
    • E-Check Service (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only)
    • Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher
    • Western Union® Quick Pay?service - when completing the form, use the following under "Pay To": Company Name: Educational Testing Service; Company Code: GREPROGRAM NJ; Country: USA. Include original Western Union Quick Pay Receipt with the form. Copies or facsimiles will not be accepted as valid payment.
    • If the test taker appears for the test in Nigeria, only Visa, PayPal and voucher numbers are accepted.
    • ETS reserves the right to add or delete payment options at its own discretion and without notice.

Other Forms of Payment :

  • Payments may also be made by personal paper check. Make payable to ETS-GRE (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only). If paying by check, the test takers may comply with the following :
    • Bank name and its address should be preprinted on the face of the check.
    • Check must have a preprinted check number.
    • Check must include candidate or payee name and address.
    • Check date cannot be over 90 days old.
    • New bank account starter checks missing the preprinted name and address are not acceptable.
  • Note that cash payments will not be accepted.

Payment Policies :

  • A check in U.S. dollars must be drawn on a bank in the United States. By sending check, test takers are authorizing ETS, at its discretion, to use the information on the check to make a one-time electronic debit from their account for the amount of check; no additional amount will be added.
  • If they do not have sufficient funds in their account, an additional service fee of US$20 will be debited electronically from their account.
  • Contact ETS to learn about other payment options if they prefer not to have their check used in this way.
  • If they do not have sufficient credit or funds in their account to cover a registration or service ETS has processed on their behalf, their scores will be withheld and an additional service fee of US$20 will be added to their account.
  • If they do not include the correct fee, their request for registration or service will be returned.
  • Services may be withheld for nonpayment of fees.
  • All test fee payments must be made in full, have the correct numeric and written dollar amount, and be received at the regional registration center (RRC) or ETS within 90 days of the date on the payment (e.g., check, money order).

Refund Policy :

  • If test takers cancel their registration no later than four days before the test date, they will automatically receive a refund equivalent to half of the test fee.
  • The remainder of payment will be retained to cover expenses for processing registration and holding space at the test center.
  • There are no refunds for additional services.
  • Refunds will be in U.S. dollars.
  • Cash refunds are not available.
  • Refunds will not be given if they do not follow proper registration procedures and/or fail to present the required identification documents at the test center.
  • If test takers are taking the test in Korea, they have to see the specific refund policy in Korea.
  • A refund will be processed and credited back to the original credit/debit card or bank account.
  • A refund will be processed and credited back to the original PayPal or bank account.
  • If original payment was a check, allow eight weeks after cancellation for refund to be processed.

Requesting a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by Mail :

  • Test takers will need to request a GRE General Test Authorization Voucher by mail if they are paying with a paper check or money order.
  • Once they receive the authorization voucher, test takers will be able to register online or by phone.
  • Complete the Computer-delivered GRE General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form (PDF) and mail with a paper check or money order with the appropriate payment to the address printed on the form. Allow up to three weeks for processing and mail delivery.
  • When they receive the authorization voucher, test takers can register online or call Prometric Services at 1-443-751-4820or 1-800-473-2255 to schedule an appointment.
  • An appointment to test must be made prior to the expiration date on the authorization voucher.

If they lose their authorization voucher, they have to contact ETS. Only one replacement will be issued.

 

Subjects

Analytical Writing :

The analytical writing section aims to measure the test taker`s ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support ideas with relevant reasons and examples, examine claims and accompanying evidence, sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion and control the elements of standard written English.

Verbal Reasoning :

Basic Sentence structure

Verb Tense

Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Pronoun Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement

Modifiers

Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives

Parallelism

Quantitative Reasoning :

Ratio and proportion

Circles

Statistics

Simple and compound interest

Order of operations

Powers and roots

Permutation & Combination

Percentage

Linear equations

Quadratic Equations

Profit and loss

Triangles

Work and time

Probability

Co-ordinate geometry

Speed, distance and time

Set Theory

Number properties

Volume and surface area

Limits

Average

 

Dates
  • GRE General Test is offered by computer delivered round the year at various locations of the world.
  • GRE General Test is conducted by paper-delivered mode up to three times a year in areas where computer-delivered testing is not available.
  • Computer-delivered GRE General Test :
    • The computer-delivered GRE General Test is offered year-round at Prometric® test centers.
    • At additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network, the test is conducted on specific dates.
    • Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • When selecting a test date, test takers must make sure that their scores will be reported in time for the application deadlines.
    • They can take the test once in 21 days, maximum five timesin a period of 365 days.
  • Paper-delivered GRE General Test :
    • Note that not all test centers are open on all test dates.
    • See test dates, deadlines and score reporting dates below.
    • All deadlines are registration receipt dates at ETS.
    • When selecting a test date, test takers must make sure that their scores will be reported in time for the application deadlines.
    • Test takers may take the paper-delivered GRE General Test as often as it is offered.

 

GRE General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the frequency to take the GRE at the center is reduced. From January to April 2021, the slots available for GRE exam dates are 535 (General test), in the top 11 locations.

Eligibility
  • There are no specific eligibility criteria for the GRE exam.
  • There is no age limit set for candidates willing to appear for GRE exa
  • ETS has not announced any official statement regarding qualification required to appear for GRE.
  • However, candidates are expected to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Such candidates should be in possession of a valid passport issued by the competent authority of the concerned country.
Cut-Off
  • The institutions concerned will look at the score of the test takers and take a call thereon.
  • Score Scales-Three scores are reported on the GRE® General Test :
    • a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
    • an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments

Score

Description

6 and 5.5

  • Develops and supports main points with logically compelling reasons and/or highly persuasive examples
  • Well focused and well organized
  • Skillfully uses sentence variety and precise vocabulary to convey meaning effectively
  • Demonstrates superior facility with sentence structure and usage, even minor errors may not affect meaning.

5 and 4.5

  • Develops thoughtful analysis with better ideas and supports main points with logically sound reasons and/or well-chosen examples
  • Generally focused and well organized
  • Uses sentence variety and vocabulary to convey meaning clearly
  • Demonstrates good control of sentence structure and usage, even minor errors may not change meaning.

4 and 3.5

  • Develops competent analysis of ideas and support with relevant reasons and/or examples
  • Adequately organized
  • Conveys meaning with acceptable clarity
  • Demonstrates satisfactory control of sentence structure and usage, some errors may affect clarity.

3 and 2.5

  • Displays some competence in analytical writing and addressing specific task directions
  • Writing is flawed in at least one of the following ways:
    • limited analysis
    • weak organization
    • weak control of sentence structure or usage with errors that often result lack of clarity

2 and 1.5

  • Serious weaknesses in analytical writing
  • Flawed writing in the following ways:
    • lack of analysis or development
    • unclear in addressing specific task directions
    • lack of organization
    • frequent problems in sentence structure or usage, with errors that obscure meaning

1 and 0.5

  • Fundamental deficiencies in analytical writing
  • Fundamentally flawed in writing in at least one of the following ways:
    • extremely confusing or mostly irrelevant in the assigned tasks
    • little or no development
    • severe and pervasive errors that result in incoherence

0

  • Analytical writing skills cannot be evaluated:
    • responses do not address any part of the assigned tasks
    • mere attempts to copy the assignments
    • in a foreign language
    • display only indecipherable text

NS

  • The examinee produced no text whatsoever
  • In case test takers do not answer questions in any section, it will be reported as a No Score (NS).
Centres
  • The GRE® General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in over 160 countries.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the official website and select GRE General Test centers only.
  • GRE General Test, test centers in computer delivered and paper delivered are different. Candidates are advised to select the mode of GRE General Test as per their convenience carefully.
  • The computer-delivered GRE® General Test is offered year-round at Prometric® test centers and additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network.
  • The paper-delivered GRE® General Test - not all test centers are open on all test dates.

Computer Delivered :

https://ereg.ets.org/ereg/public/workflowmanager/workflow?workflowItemId=tcAvailability

Paper Delivered :

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/centers_dates/pdt_test_centers

Results

Getting Scores :

  • Test takers will receive an email notification from ETS when the official scores are available in ETS Account and official score reports have been sent to their designated score recipients.
  • Test takers may visit their ETS Account to view scores.
  • If they wish to have a paper copy of the official Test-taker Score Report, they may use the print functionality in their account to print a copy of the official score report. 
  • Official Test-taker Score Report includes the scores of all of the GRE tests in the reportable history and is intended only for test their information and personal records.
  • ETS sends official Graduate Institution Score Reports directly to all authorized score recipients test takers designate.
  • Computer-delivered Test :
    • At the end of the test, test takers will be asked if they want to Report (view) or Cancel the scores.
    • If they select Report, they will view their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the test center.
    • Test takers will not view their Analytical Writing score at that time because of the essay scoring process.
    • About 10-15 days after the test date, official scores will be available in ETS Account and sent to the score recipients they designated on test day.
  • Paper-delivered Test :
    • About five weeks after the test date, official scores will be available in ETS Account and will be sent to the score recipients they designated during registration.

Score Report :

  • Official GRE score report contains :
    • Contact information (name, phone number and email)
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Intended graduate major
    • Test date(s)
    • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks
    • Authorized score recipients or fellowship sponsors and the scores reported to those institutions
    • Cumulative record of scores reported within the last five years
  • Official score reports sent to the institutions include :
    • Contact information (name, address, phone number, email)
    • Intended graduate major
    • GRE test score(s) and the associated percentile ranks

Sending Scores :

  • Test fee entitles test takers to request that scores be sent to up to four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors.
  • With the ScoreSelect® option, they can decide which test scores to send to the institutions they designate.
  • They can send the scores they feel show how their personal best, giving them more confidence on test day.
  • If they wish to send scores to additional institutions or decide to send scores after test day, they may do so by ordering Additional Score Reports for a fee of US$27 per recipient.
  • For the computer-delivered GRE® General Test, they will be asked to designate their free score recipients at the test center.
  • For the paper-delivered GRE General Test, they will be asked to designate their free score recipients during registration.
  • Computer-delivered GRE General Test :
    • On test day, after completing the test and viewing their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores, test takers will be asked to designate which score recipients they want to receive their General Test scores.
    • Test takers will have the option to select the `Most Recent` option or `All` option up to four institutions for free. They may also choose not to send any scores at that time.
    • After test day, they can order Additional Score Reports for a fee of US$27 per recipient.
    • At that time, they can choose to send scores from Most Recent, Allor Any test administration from reportable history.
  • Paper-delivered GRE General Test :
    • At the time of registration, test takers will be asked to designate which score recipients they want to receive the General Test scores.
    • If a score recipient is not listed, they can contact ETS before the test date.
    • During registration, they will have the option to select the `Most Recent` option or `All` option up to four institutions for free.
    • They can also choose not to send any scores at that time.
    • After test day, they can order Additional Score Reports for a fee of US$27 per recipient.
    • At that time, they can choose to send scores from Most Recent, Allor Any test administration from reportable history.

If the Name of the Test Taker has changed :

  • Name changes can be processed upon submission of the appropriate documentation to ETS.
  • If test takers are sending scores and their name has changed since they took the test, they may contact GRE Services for assistance.

Ordering Additional Score Reports (ASRs) :

  • There are three ways to order Additional Score Reports (ASRs) : online, by mail and by fax.
  • Test takers can select to send from their Most Recent, Allor Any specific test administration of the GRE® General Test and/or Subject Tests.
  • ASRs can be ordered for a fee of US$27 per score recipient.
  • Once a request is submitted, it cannot be canceled, changed or refunded.
  • Mailing address changes cannot be processed through this service in which case they have to contact GRE Services for assistance.
  • Ordering ASRs Online :
    • Additional score reports can be ordered online in ETS Account.
    • Score reports will be sent to designated institutions approximately five business days after the order is placed.
  • Ordering ASRs by Mail or Fax :
    • Complete the Additional Score Report Request Form (PDF) and follow the directions on the form.
    • Score reports will be sent to the designated institutions approximately 10 business days after the request is received.

How the Test Is Scored :

  • Score Scales - Three scores are reported on the GRE® General Test :
    • a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
    • a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
    • an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments.
  • In case test takers do not answer questions in any section, it will be reported as a No Score (NS).
  • Computer-delivered Test :
    • For the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures of the computer-delivered GRE General Test, the reported scores are based on the number of correct responses to all the questions included in the operational sections of the measure.
    • The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures are section-level adaptive.
    • This means the computer selects the second operational section of a measure based on the performance on the first section.
    • Within each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score.
    • For each of the two measures, a raw score is computed. The raw score is the number of questions they answered correctly.
    • The raw score is converted to a scaled score through a process known as equating.
    • The equating process accounts for minor variations in difficulty among the different test editions as well as the differences in difficulty introduced by the section-level adaptation.
    • Thus a given scaled score for a particular measure reflects the same level of performance regardless of which second section was selected and when the test was taken.
    • For the Analytical Writing section, each essay receives a score from at least one trained rater, using a six-point holistic scale.
    • In holistic scoring, raters are trained to assign scores on the basis of the overall quality of an essay in response to the assigned task.
    • The essay is then scored by e-rater®, a computerized program developed by ETS that is capable of identifying essay features related to writing proficiency.
    • If the human and the e-raterscores closely agree, the average of the two scores is used as the final score.
    • If they disagree, a second human score is obtained, and the final score is the average of the two human scores.
    • The final scores on the two essays are then averaged and rounded to the nearest half-point interval on the 0–6 score scale.
    • A single score is reported for the Analytical Writing measure.
    • The primary emphasis in scoring the Analytical Writing section is on critical thinking and analytical writing skills rather than on grammar and mechanics.
    • During the scoring process, essay responses on the Analytical Writing section will be reviewed by trained analysts using ETS essay-similarity-detection software and by experienced essay raters.
  • Paper-delivered Test :
    • For the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the paper-delivered GRE General Test, a raw score is computed.
    • The raw score is the number of questions answered correctly.
    • The raw score is then converted to a scaled score through a process known as equating.
    • The equating process accounts for differences in difficulty among the different test editions. Thus, a given scaled score for a particular measure reflects the same level of ability, regardless of the edition of the test that was taken.
    • For the Analytical Writing section, each essay receives a score from two trained raters, using a six-point holistic scale.
    • In holistic scoring, raters are trained to assign scores on the basis of the overall quality of an essay in response to the assigned task.
    • If the two assigned scores differ by more than one point on the scale, the discrepancy is adjudicated by a third GRE reader. Otherwise, the two scores on each essay are averaged.
    • The final scores on the two essays are then averaged and rounded to the nearest half-point interval on the 0–6 score scale.
    • A single score is reported for the Analytical Writing measure.
    • The primary emphasis in scoring the Analytical Writing section is on critical thinking and analytical writing skills rather than on grammar and mechanics.
    • During the scoring process, essay responses on the Analytical Writing section will be reviewed by ETS essay-similarity-detection software and by experienced essay raters.

Score Review :

  • Score Review for Analytical Writing Measure - Fee : US$60
    • Test takers may request a score review of the Analytical Writing measure of the GRE General Test within 90 days after the test.
    • They can request a score review online through ETS Account.
    • They can also mail or fax a completed GRE Score Review Request Form (PDF) with payment to the address or fax number indicated on the form.
    • Allow one to three weeks for the results of the review to be emailed.
    • Note that during the review process GRE General Test scores will be placed on hold
    • Test takers will not be able to report their scores to designated score recipients until the review process is completed.
    • If the score review process results in a higher or lower score, the new score will be reported.
  • Score Review for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Measures (paper-delivered tests only) - Fee : US$50
    • Test takers may request a score review for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures of the paper-delivered GRE General Test online through ETS Account.
    • They can also mail or fax a completed Score Review Request Form (PDF) with payment to the address or fax number indicated on the form.
    • The form must be received at ETS within 90 days of the test administration.
    • Allow one to three weeks for the results to be emailed.
    • Note that test taker will not be able to report their scores to designated score recipients until the review process is completed.
    • If the score review results in a higher or lower score, the new score(s) will be reported.

Question-and-Answer Review Service - Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Sections (New York State test takers only) - Fee : US$50

  • This service allows test takers to review the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning test questions that they answered incorrectly on their computer-delivered General Test.
  • The questions are presented with answers and the correct answers.
  • The service is available to New York state test takers who take the GRE General Test during one of the eight weeks listed below :
    • July 14-20, 2019
    • September 15-21, 2019
    • October 13-19, 2019
    • November 10-16, 2019
    • December 15-21, 2019
    • January 12-18, 2020
    • April 12-18, 2020
    • May 10-16, 2020
  • Review sessions will be available approximately 30 days after the test date, and for up to 60 days thereafter.
  • Test takers may make an appointment three days after they take the General Test.
  • Test takers Plan to be available up to two hours. Contact GRE Services to schedule an appointment.
  • To reschedule appointment, contact GRE Services no later than four days before the appointment.
  • The rescheduling fee is US$50 and there are no refunds for this service.
Admit Card
  • After registration, test takers will receive a confirmation email from ETS which confirms test choice, test date, test center and score recipients.
  • To correct personal data, they can contact GRE Services.
  • ETS registration details and a valid ID card shall be carried by the test takers to the exam centers.
  • ETS registration details and a valid ID card are construed as admit card.

Test Center Procedures and Regulations :

  • General Procedures and What to Do Before Test Takers Arrive at the Test Center :
    • Dress which can be adapted to any room temperature.
    • Report to the test center at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled testing time.
    • If late, test takers may not be permitted to the test and their fee will be forfeited.
    • Food, beverages, tobacco and e-cigarettes are not allowed in the testing room.
    • Weapons and firearms are not allowed in the test center.
    • Test-related information written on clothing, shoes, ID documents or on any part of the body is prohibited.
    • Unless an inspection is required for use or possession of an unauthorized aid during the test session, removal of footwear is prohibited in the testing room.
    • If the test takers have health-related needs that require them to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, they need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the GREBulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs (PDF).
    • The test administrator will assign a seat.
    • Test takers are required to remain in the test center building.
    • It is the responsibility to ask the test administrator for permission to leave the test center vicinity.
    • If test takers leave the test center without permission, they may be dismissed, their test fees may be forfeited, and their scores may be canceled.
    • Friends or relatives who accompany them to the test center will not be permitted to wait in the test center or be in contact with them while they are taking the test.
    • Except for ETS-authorized observers, visitors are not permitted in the testing room while testing is in progress.
    • The testing session will be actively monitored by test center staff. This includes staff walking around and entering and leaving the testing room.
    • ETS reserves the right to take appropriate action and/or notify appropriate authorities including, but not limited to, law enforcement authorities, if a test taker responds in a threatening or disturbing way to essay questions or communicates with ETS either verbally or in writing in a threatening or disturbing manner.
    • Security and Inspection Procedures :
    • ETS respects individuals’ privacy and has implemented procedures to ensure that the check-in process is completed in a respectful manner.
    • ETS reserves the right to ensure the security of test content by using electronic detection scanning devices (e.g., handheld metal detectors/wands) and may also employ additional security measures such as visual inspections for unauthorized testing aids or other wearable technology.
    • Test takers should be prepared to undergo these security measures to ensure a fair testing environment.
    • Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the test and forfeiture of the test fees.
    • Test takers may be asked to empty their pockets, raise their pant legs above the ankles, pull up their sleeves above wrists for visual inspection, and they may be scanned with a handheld metal detector wand.
    • They may also be required to remove their eyeglasses for close visual inspection.
    • Additional visual inspections of clothing, footwear, and ID documents may also be conducted.
    • Such inspections are conducted during check-in and upon return from breaks.
    • They may request that the inspections be performed by a staff member of the same gender and/or in an area sheltered from the view of other people.
    • Test center staff will make every effort to accommodate such requests, but ETS cannot guarantee that all test centers will have the necessary staff and space available.
  • Personal Items :
    • Personal items other than ID documents are not allowed in the testing room and cannot be accessed during the break, except for food, beverages or medication.
    • This includes any phones; tablets; all wearable technology; all watches; and any other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic devices.
    • If test takers are seen using or accessing any of these electronic devices and/or transmitting data, including but not limited to text messaging, email and photographs, their device may be inspected and/or confiscated.
    • Test takers may not access their phone during the test or during breaks to check messages, make a call or to check the time, or for any other reason.
    • Before the test, they will receive instructions from test center staff regarding where to store personal items.
    • Jewelry is prohibited, except for wedding and engagement rings. Do not wear other jewelry to the test center.
    • Clothing and other personal items that include, but are not limited to, hair accessories, neckties, bowties, hats, scarves, jackets and outerwear are subject to inspection by the test center administrator.
    • Refrain from wearing such items as tie clips, cuff links, ornate clips, combs, barrettes, headbands and other hair accessories on test day, as they may be prohibited from wearing them in the testing room.
    • Any violation of this procedure during the test or during breaks may result in dismissal from the test and/or cancellation of scores.
    • Test centers and ETS assume no responsibility for personal items, including watches, jewelry or devices that they choose to bring into the test center.
  • If Test Session Is Cancelled or Delayed :
    • On occasion, weather conditions or other circumstances beyond the test administrator or ETS`s control may require a delayed start or the rescheduling of the test appointment.
    • In such cases, they will be offered the opportunity to schedule another test appointment free of charge or receive a full refund of the original test fee.
    • In addition, they may seek reimbursement from ETS for reasonable and documented expenses associated with traveling to the test center.
    • To request reimbursement, contact GRE Services with the following information within 30 days of their original appointment :
      • name
      • date of birth
      • mailing address
      • daytime telephone number
      • email address
      • original test date
      • appointment number and
      • a brief description of what occurred at the test center
    • All reimbursements will be made in US dollars.
  • Reporting Suspicious Behavior :
    • ETS takes test security very seriously.
    • Although tests are administered under strict supervision and security measures, testing irregularities may sometimes occur.
    • Please contact ETS as soon as possible to report any observed irregular behavior.
    • All information will be held in strictest confidence.
    • Reports of cheating will be investigated thoroughly and offenders may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the applicable laws.
  • Computer-delivered Tests Only :
    • The following procedures and regulations apply during the entire test session, which begins at sign-in, ends at sign-out and includes breaks.
      • If test takers requested and received an authorization voucher from ETS, they must take it with them to the test center.
      • Plan to be at the test center up to four and a half hours.
      • They will be required to read and sign a confidentiality statement at the test center agreeing to all rules and regulations.
      • If they do not sign the statement, they cannot take the test; as a result test fees will not be refunded.
      • They may be required to sign a test center log before and after the test session and any time they leave or enter the testing room.
      • The test administrator will provide them with scratch paper for use during the test.
      • Scratch paper is not to be used before the test or during breaks.
      • During the test, if they have used all of their scratch paper, they must return it to the test center staff in order to receive more.
      • They cannot remove a page or portion of the scratch paper at any time.
      • All paper, in its entirety, must be returned to the test center administrator at the end of the testing session.
      • The GRE General Test uses a standard English-language (QWERTY) computer keyboard.
      • If at any time during the test they have a problem with the computer, or for any reason need the administrator, raise hand.
      • Testing premises are subject to video recording.
      • The GRE General Test includes an optional 10-minute break after the third section and one-minute breaks between the remaining sections of the test. These break times cannot be exceeded.
      • Test takers are required to remain in the test center building or campus.
      • They are not permitted to go outside the test center building unless it is to use the restroom during the test administration, including breaks.
      • If they need to leave the seat at any time other than the break, raise hand; timing of the section will not stop.
      • They will have access to an on-screen calculator during the Quantitative Reasoning sections.
      • Personal calculators are not permitted in the testing room.
  • For Paper-delivered Tests Only :
    • The following procedures and regulations apply during the entire test session, which begins when test takers are admitted to the test center, ends when they leave the test center and includes breaks.
      • Test administrators will not honor requests for schedule changes.
      • Plan to be at the test center up to four and a half hours.
      • Take confirmation email and identification document(s) to the test center.
      • Take three or four sharpened No. 2 HB pencils and a good eraser. Pencils and erasers will not be supplied at the test center. Mechanical pencils and pens are not permitted.
      • No test taker will be admitted after test materials have been distributed.
      • With the exception of test taker’s confirmation email, paper of any kind is not permitted in the testing room. Their confirmation email cannot be used as scratch paper.
      • Test takers will be provided with an ETS calculator to use during the Quantitative Reasoning sections.
      • They may not use their own personal calculator. Sharing of calculators with other test takers is not permitted.
      • The GRE General Test includes a 10-minute break after the second Analytical Writing section. This break time cannot be exceeded.
      • Test takers are required to remain in the test center building or campus.
      • They are not permitted to go outside the test center building unless it is to use the restroom during the test administration, including breaks.
      • They must have the test administrator`s permission to leave the room during the test. Any time lost cannot be made up.
      • Test takers may work only on the test section designated by the test center administrator and only for the time allowed.
      • They will not be permitted to continue the test or any part of it beyond the established time limit.
      • They will write essay responses and enter answers to test questions in the test book, rather than on a separate answer sheet.
      • At the end of the test they will be required to return their test book to the test administrator. This material is the property of ETS.
  • What to Bring to the Test Center :
    • Computer-delivered Test :
      • Valid and acceptable identification
      • Authorization voucher, if applicable
    • Paper-delivered Test :
      • Valid and acceptable identification 
      • Confirmation email
      • Three or four sharpened No. 2 or HB pencils and a good eraser
  • Dismissal from a Test Center for Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered Tests :
    • A test administrator is authorized to dismiss test takers from a test session and/or their scores may be withheld and ultimately canceled for any actions that violate the policies and procedures set forth herein and/or communicated at the test center including, but not limited to:
      • Attempting to take the test for someone else or having someone else takes the test.
      • Failing to provide acceptable identification.
      • Obtaining improper access to the test, a part of the test or information about the test.
      • This includes having test questions or answers in advance of the test administration and bringing pre-knowledge of test information into the test center in any form including, but not limited to, identification documents, clothing, prohibited devices and any other method listed as an aid in connection to the test.
      • Using or having any prohibited device in their possession in the testing room, including, without limitation :
        • any phones
        • tablets
        • all wearable technology
        • all watches
        • any other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic devices
        • pagers or beepers
        • mechanical pencils, mechanical erasers, pens, highlighter pens, compasses, rulers, protractors
        • calculators
        • books, pamphlets, notes, dictionaries, translators
        • unauthorized scratch paper
        • scan pens or scanning devices,
      • Creating a disturbance (Disruptive behavior in any form will not be tolerated; the test administrator has sole discretion in determining what constitutes disruptive behavior).
      • Attempting to give or receive assistance - Communication in any form is not permitted during the test administration. Discussion or sharing of test content or answers during the test administration, including breaks, and after the test administration, is prohibited.
      • Removing or attempting to remove test content from the test center. Under no circumstances may test content or any part of the test content be removed, reproduced, and/or disclosed by any means (e.g., hard copy, verbally, electronically) to any person or entity.
      • Tampering with a computer during a computer-delivered test administration.
      • Attempting to remove a page or portion of scratch paper from the computer-delivered testing room or using scratch paper before the test, during untimed sections of the test or during breaks.
      • Bringing food, beverages, tobacco or e-cigarettes into the testing room.
      • Bringing a weapon or firearm into the test center.
      • Leaving the test center vicinity during the test session or during breaks.
      • Leaving the testing room without permission.
      • Taking excessive or extended unscheduled breaks during the test session. Test center administrators are required to strictly monitor unscheduled breaks and report test takers who take excessive or extended breaks.
      • Referring to, looking through, or working on any test, or test section, when not authorized to do so, or working after time has been called.
      • Failing to follow any of the test administration regulations contained on the GRE website, in the GRE® Information Bulletin(PDF), given by the test administrator or specified in any test materials.
    • ETS reserves the right to take all action - including, but not limited to, barring test takers from future testing and/or withholding or canceling their scores - for failure to comply with test administration regulations or the test administrator`s directions.
    • If scores are canceled, they will not be reported and their registration and test fees will not be refunded.
    • Reports of cheating will be investigated thoroughly and offenders may be prosecuted to the full extent of the applicable laws.

 

Contact-Info

ETS General Enquiries :

Phone : 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373

(Toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada)

Monday-Friday 8 am to 7:45 pm ET (except for U.S. holidays)

Fax : 1-610-290-8975

Mail : GRE-ETS
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA

Overnight Mail : GRE
Distribution and Receiving Center
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08618-1426 USA

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