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GRE Exam - Fees, Dates, Tips, Results & Scores

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test commonly used for admission to graduate and business schools in the United States and other countries. The test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. The test is designed to assess the ability of individuals to succeed in graduate-level academic work, as this exam is accepted worldwide in all universities or colleges.

The GRE is offered in two formats: the computer-delivered GRE General Test and the paper-delivered GRE General Test. The computer-delivered test is available year-round at test centers worldwide. In contrast, the paper-delivered test is offered three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is unavailable.

The GRE General test will check your analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning, while the GRE subject test will check your knowledge in a specific field. Candidates can take five tests in a whole year but with a gap of 21 days, as you are allowed to take up to five exams in a year. Candidates must wait and register for further years if they want to take more.

This exam lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes, including a break for 1 minute after section, and a break of 10 minutes is given to the candidate after the third section. Moreover, the primary purpose of this exam is to take admission to various universities/colleges for master's and doctoral degrees. In this test, you would get a score and a percentile that ranks the candidate's performance. The scoring of GRE general tests ranges from 130-170 in one-point increments for each of the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections. From 0 to 6 in half-point increments, analytical writing section. Furthermore, the verbal and quantitative reasoning scores are combined for the total score, ranging from 260-340. Candidates will get their results on the ETS account within 15 working days, and the candidate's score is valid for up to 5 years from your exam date.

Test name GRE
Full form Graduate Record Examinations
Conducted by Educational Testing Services
Eligibility A student must complete their graduation
Test duration 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Online (Home Edition)
  • Exam Center
Mode Computer-based
Required For To get admission for Master programs
Fees ₹22,550
Validity 5 years
Result Within 15 working days after the test
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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an entrance exam for international students who wish to get admitted to universities or colleges in the US to study at the master's level. The GRE is accepted by more than 160 countries and 1000+ universities and colleges worldwide.

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Anyone with a bachelor's degree can apply for the GRE test. ETS doesn't set any specific rules and regulations for the GRE test.


The GRE syllabus is considered easier than the GMAT syllabus. GRE's syllabus is divided into three sections (a) analytical writing assessment, (b) verbal reasoning, and (c) quantitative reasoning. So let's see the syllabus of the GRE briefly:

  1. Analytical Writing Assessment: This module has two questions for writing an essay. You will get an essay based on issues and arguments. You have to understand the statement properly and express your ideas.
  2. Verbal Reasoning: You have to analyze and understand the structure of the text of two sections and answer the 20 questions in each section.
  3. Quantitative Reasoning: It has mathematical questions based on Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis.

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Exam Pattern

GRE is a computer-based test including three modules 

  1. The analytical writing assessment has two questions and a time duration of 60 minutes.
  2. Verbal reasoning has forty questions with a time limit of 60 minutes.
  3. Quantitative reasoning contains forty questions with a time limit of 70 minutes. Every module is in two sections with an equal number of questions.


The GRE test fee for Indians is ₹22,550. You can pay the exam fee online using a credit/debit card, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal. 


Registering for the GRE is a simple process as you can register online for the GRE test on the official website of ETS. To register, a student must create an ETS account and select the date and center for the exam. 

Exam Dates

Under the GRE test, a student can attempt the test maximum of five times a year. There are only 18-20 GRE centers in India. To ease the process, the most preferred way to attempt the GRE is Home-Edition or Online. The Home Edition version of the GRE can be attempted at any time, based on your convenience. 

Result & Scores

The GRE scores are available within 15 days after the exam. You can check the scores on your ETS account and the number of correct and incorrect answers. Your GRE scores are valid for five years after the exam.

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