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

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

Updated on Sep 6, 2022

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, ETS (Educational Testing Service), to make the GRE more accessible, has established the GRE at Home facility, which allows students to take the exam from the comfort of their own homes. Starting July 1, 2021, ETS has allowed candidates to use their Aadhar Cards as part of their student ID throughout the GRE registration procedure.

You can register on the ETS website, by mail, or over the phone. You must meet the requirements, pick the 'at-home' option while selecting the test facility choice, and pay the costs to register for the GRE at home. Paper-delivered GRE The general exam is administered up to twice a year in November and February in places where the computer-delivered test is not accessible. GRE Subject Tests are provided up to three times a year at paper-delivered exam locations across the world.

Thousands of graduate programs throughout the world accept GRE test scores that are available 10 to 15 days after the test date for Masters and doctorate degrees. According to the official ETS GRE website, GRE scores are accepted by business schools, institutions, fellowship sponsors, and law schools all across the world. 

Table of Contents

1 Documents

You will be asked to supply identification (ID) information when you register for the GRE General Test. You must enter your first and last names precisely as they appear on the primary ID document you want to provide during the test session. You can include your middle initial if you like, but it's not mandatory. A supplementary ID cannot be used to resolve name conflicts (if required).

When reporting for a test appointment at home or a test facility, you must provide valid and appropriate identification. You must make sure your identification documents are ready on the day of your exam.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Military Card
  • State or Province ID card
  • National ID card

You must produce a valid government-issued identity document if you are taking the test at home.

ID documents must fulfill all of the following standards, with a few exceptions. Each ID document must have the following information:

  • Photocopied papers are not allowed, and documents cannot be displayed on a mobile phone or another electronic device.
  • Have a national/state/provincial identity card issued by the government that is recognized by the country in which you are a citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be legitimate; expired documents. Those that are expired will not be accepted.
  • Keep your first and last names the same as when you registered for the test.
  • Add a recent photo of yourself.
  • Affix your signature (the name and signature on the ID document must match)

Under the following conditions, a few documents can be generated as a supplement to primary ID proof documents:

1. If the exam administrator inquires about the primary identification document supplied.

2. If the ID verification document is acceptable but does not include the candidate's full name, portrait, or signature.

Documents Accepted as Primary ID Supplements:

  • Government-issued identification card
  • ID card for students
  • Identity confirmation letter from the candidate's educational institution

The letter from your most recent institution should be printed or typed on the institution's original letterhead. Your date of birth and the date of issue should also be included. It should also include the institution's official seal and the officer's signature, both of which should require your photo.

2 Online GRE Registration

To register for the GRE, the candidate must first create an ETS GRE account. Follow these simple steps to create a new ETS account:

  • Create an account by clicking the 'Create an Account button
  • Fill up the blanks with the requested information. The name you provide in your ETS Account must match the name on your passport
  • Choose a username and a password. Select a security question and provide an answer that is easy to recall.
  • Examine the details you've supplied. If you need to make any changes, click "Back" and make the necessary changes.
  • Click "Submit" if no changes are necessary.
  • Your user account has been created.
  • Please provide two dates center your selected date.
  • Now you must pay the GRE fees.
  • Candidates may pay using credit or debit cards with the American Express, Discover, JCB, Master Card, or Visa logos.
  • PayPal and e-checks are other acceptable methods of payment.

3 GRE Registration Offline

There are two methods for registering for the GRE offline.

Registration by phone

  • To register for the GRE, contact 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255 if you live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands. Otherwise, you can register by calling the relevant RRC (Regional Registration Center) number.
  • You must register two business days before your selected GRE test date, even if you register over the phone. Payment choices are the same as when registering online.

Registration by mail

ETS also offers mail-in registration for the GRE. To register for the GRE via mail, follow these instructions.

1. Complete and mail the GRE General Test Authorization Voucher Request Form to the address shown on the form.

2. Include the payment costs with the form, which should be paid by money order or paper check

3. Submit the application at least three weeks before your selected GRE exam day, and you'll receive a confirmation number, reporting time, and test center address.

4 Registration by Fax

Print and fill out the GRE application form 2021, then fax it to 91-124-4147773 along with the GRE fees. The GRE application form must be submitted at least seven days prior to the GRE exam date of your choosing.

5 Dates for GRE Registration

You may take the GRE at the home version of the test at any time of the year. All you have to do now is register for the GRE exam, and make sure you have the necessary setup and an internet connection to take the test. Candidates who wish to take the GRE test at a test center must ensure that the test center has available slots and that the test is scheduled in accordance with COVID-19 safety rules.

As a result, your GRE exam dates will be spread out across the year, as the exam is administered on most days of the year. Candidates should schedule their first GRE exam 30-45 days before their application deadline, according to experts.

The next most often asked question is, "How many times can I take the GRE test?" Candidates should be aware that they can take the test once every 21 days for a total of five times in a rolling 12-month period. This is true even if you have already cancelled your test scores.

6 GRE Registration Fees

GRE General Test Fee in India


Late Registration Fees


Standby Testing 


Rescheduling fees in the other parts of the world


To change the test center


7 Next step after GRE

After you've finished the GRE, you'll have the choice of reporting or cancelling your results. You'll be able to get an unofficial score report for the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections immediately after completing the exam if you want to report your results. You may now transmit your most recent GRE scores or GRE scores from a prior exam day to the universities you've chosen. You can also choose not to give your scores if you are displeased with them. The cost of your GRE includes four score reports. 

After test day, for a charge of $27 per score report, you can send any extra score reports. Your grades are valid for five years. After you take the GRE, you'll get an email with your official test scores, including the analytical writing score, within 10-15 days. Your official test results will be forwarded to the schools you specified on test day at this point (or, if you took the paper version of the GRE, that you indicated during registration).

8 FAQs

Q1. How much is the GRE registration fee?

Answer- In most parts of the world where the GRE general test is administered, the cost is $205, but there are five countries where the cost to register for the GRE is higher: $213 in India, $226 in Nigeria, $230 in Australia, $231.30 in China and $255 in Turkey.

Q2. How does the GRE compare to the ACT or SAT?

Answer- The GRE is often thought to be more demanding than the ACT or SAT. The vocabulary and reading components of the GRE are more difficult.

Q3. What is a decent GRE score?

Answer- A GRE score in the 75th percentile is regarded as acceptable, while one in the 90th percentile is regarded as excellent. Consequently, a score of 318 or above is regarded as good, while a score of 329 is regarded as exceptional. A score of 292 is considered bad, whereas one of 300 or higher is considered average.

Q4. What kind of math is on the GRE?

Answer- Elementary algebra, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and number theory make up around a quarter of the problems on the test. The subsequent questions are on topics in mathematics that are currently being researched by students at a variety of universities.

Q5.What subjects are tested on the GRE?


  • Physics.

  • Psychology.

  • Chemistry.

  • Mathematics.

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