GRE Exam 2023: Eligibility, Syllabus, Test Preparation & Results

GRE Exam 2023: Fees, Registration, Syllabus, Results & Scores

Updated on Sep 6, 2022

Candidates have the option of taking the GRE at any time during the year. The GRE is available at Prometric test centers in India all year. There may be limited test date slots available in GRE test centers outside of the Prometric network, hence it is important to check the date availability before registering for the GRE.

In reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, ETS, the organization that administers the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), has chosen to bring the GRE online at home for students who wish to study abroad. To take the GRE test, candidates need to have certain system requirements. 

The GRE is currently accessible in both computer and paper-based formats. The GRE Paper Delivered Test, on the other hand, is also available in regions without an internet connection. In India, GRE is only accessible in a computer-delivered format.

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1 When to book GRE Exam dates?

The majority of the candidates prefer this option. The GRE dates are available around the year except on holidays and Sundays. This flexibility will allow you to choose a GRE date that suits your schedule well.

The majority of cities only have one exam facility. Larger cities may have more since those cities might also have more candidates opting for the exam. 

This might turn out to be a limiting factor because seats at your preferred test center may not be available on several GRE days.

You'll have to pick a date depending on availability as well as your circumstances. While the approach for choosing the proper day will be explored later, the following elements are important to consider:

  • Deadlines for submitting your GRE application
  • The distance between you and the exam center of your preference 
  • Having sufficient time to retake the test if necessary

2 The right time to take the test

The most popular season is usually close to the application deadlines for most graduate schools which is late summer and fall. 

If you want to take the GRE during this time, you should sign up for the test as soon as possible to book your seat. The sooner the GRE date approaches the application deadline, the faster the available spaces will fill up. 

You should also note that the GMAT and medical board exam centers are generally the same as GRE test centers, and you'll be competing with them all for a place. This makes it another factor that contributes to a tight space in the allotment of seats.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the afternoon slots are the first to fill up. If you wish to take the test in the afternoon, you should schedule your GRE date a few days ahead of time. 

There are several alternatives available for candidates who wish to take the computer-based GRE test has a lot of options. It might be difficult to choose a date, so here are a few suggestions to help you limit your options.

  • Find out when the application deadlines are for the exams you want to apply to.
  • Schedule a test at least two weeks before the application deadline.
  • The optimal time to take the GRE test is six weeks before the application deadline if your preparation is done beforehand.
  • This timeline can prove to be helpful if you decide to take up the test once again.
  • You must wait 21 days before taking the exam again.
  • The scores are sent to colleges within 10 to 15 days of the GRE date.

3 GRE Exam Dates

Like other worldwide standardized examinations, the GRE has several test dates from which students can pick based on their schedule and availability. Your exam date should be at least two to three months before the deadline for your first university application. 

Candidates should be aware that dates may change based on seat availability at the GRE Test Center. As a result, applicants should only use the table above as a guide and not as a final document to trace the seat availability. 

4 How do you reschedule the exam?

GRE Cancellation/Rescheduling Money: Candidates who need to cancel or reschedule their GRE General Test registration must do so at least four days before the test date, or their exam fee will be forfeited.

You will be charged $50 if you wish to reschedule your GREs. You will also be charged a fee of $50 if you wish to change a subject on the GRE Subject Test.

5 FAQs

Q1. When do you get the GRE admission ticket?

Answer - You will receive the admission ticket via post within 3 weeks of GRE registration. You can also print your admission ticket.

Q2. What are the documents required for registration?

Answer - You are required to carry your passport as a document of registration

Q3. How many times can you take the GRE test?

Answer - You can appear for a GRE General Test once every 21 days, i.e, up to five times within any continuous 12-month period. 

Q4. How many times is the GRE subject test conducted in a year?

Answer - The GRE subject tests are offered in test centers worldwide, thrice a year - in September, October, and April

Q5. Is GRE required to study in the USA?

Answer - Yes, GRE is compulsory for admission to universities in the USA.

Q6. Can I take the GRE at home?

Answer - Yes, you can take the GRE at home by a human proctor online

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