Who can take GRE?

Anyone who wants to pursue a master's course in a US university in any stream other than management, law or medicine.

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

Not necessarily. However, to do a master's course, one has to be a graduate in any stream.

What is the scoring system?

The total marks are 1600, out of which 1280 and above is considered good. Different questions carry different marks, depending on its difficulty level. English and maths carry 800 marks each. Essays carry six marks.

How often can I take the exam?

You can take the exam as often as you want to but only once in a calendar month.

How often can I take the exam?

You can take the exam as often as you want to but only once in a calendar month.

What is the cost of the exam?

The charges are $160 payable to ETS-GRE in US dollars.

What happens if one postpones the exam date?

If you postpone the exam at least seven days before your scheduled date, you would have to pay an additional $50 to reschedule else the entire fees is forfeited.

How soon do I get my score?

You will see your score the moment you finish the exam, but official scores takes 21 days to reach the student.

What happens if I cancel the exam?

After taking the exam you are given the choice of cancelling your score without seeing it. If you do so, the score is lost forever but it gets reported on all subsequent score charts that you had cancelled an exam.

How do I pass on my score to the college?

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 ETS a token amount.

How important is the GRE score in helping secure scholarships for graduate studies?

The GRE score, your past academic record and your application materials play a vital part towards securing scholarships.

What is the GRE subject test?

The GRE subject tests are specialized tests, to be taken only if your university asks for it. Check with them. These are paper-based test held in April, November and December every year.