Updated on Sep 23, 2021
GRE is a highly sought aptitude eligibility test for graduate and postgraduate studies abroad. Despite the robust number of students aspiring to study abroad, the ones who make it are the ones who crack the GRE examination.
Withholding their international standards, ETS provides unbiased, stress-free, equal opportunity for all students across the world. To do so, students are given the perk of choosing to write the test on their desired GRE exam date at their proximal GRE centre.
A fuss-free examination gives ample time for students to be well-prepared. In this article, let’s look closely at how you can choose your desired centers and test dates for GRE registration.
GRE is conducted throughout the year. Candidates should book their GRE exam dates at least two weeks prior to the exam. To register, login to your GRE ETS student account. Initiate your GRE registration process by choosing a suitable GRE exam date, desired GRE centre and time to attend the computer-based test. Continue to review your application and proceed to pay the GRE fee using a debit/credit card.
In order to extend equal opportunity to all students across the world, ETS has established numerous GRE centres across various countries. As you head to register for the GRE test, you can access the nearest GRE centres and test dates available for you to attend the exam. You can pick the desired GRE test date and centre according to your own convenience.
Selecting the test date and nearest test centre around you is simple. Just follow the steps mentioned below:
Step 1 - Head to the test centre finder and choose your current location. A pop-up of all the GRE exam centers around you will appear. Choose a proximal ‘GRE test centre and date’.
Step 2 - You will be directed to a calendar pop-up. In the calendar, dates marked in Green represent the available GRE exam dates present in your location. Access the available test time and ‘Register’ for the apt date, time and location of GRE.
Once you’re done, proceed to payment and you are officially registered to take the exam.
Note: Every candidate is allowed to take the GRE general test five times in a year. However, you must have a gap of 21 days between two consecutive GRE tests.
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Students can attend the computer-based test from various GRE centers. The above list holds information of some of the GRE test centers in India. However, for students out of reach or under special circumstances of inadequate resources, a GRE paper-delivered test is conducted.
Prioritizing the needs of the students, ETS strives on providing dates and proximal centres to all GRE applicants. So, if you’re planning to apply for the GRE test, all you need to do is lookout for the GRE test date availability and schedule your test according to your preparation plan. Available GRE test centres will be at your service on the test date.
1. Can GRE be taken at home?
A. Yes, the GRE computer-based test can be taken up by students at the comfort of their own house. Applicants who wish to do so must book an appointment online after registering for the test . A GRE home test will be arranged. During the GRE examination, the candidate will be monitored online using a human proctor called ProctorU.
2. How many months before do you have to register for the GRE General Test?
A. Students can book their desired GRE general test three-four months prior. However, as many students appear for the test, it is recommended to register at least six months prior if you wish to write the test in the peak season or are particular about the examination date.
3. Is it better to take the GRE Test at home, given the volatility of the situation outside?
A. Yes, writing the GRE test during Covid can be stressful. GRE from home is a safe and stress-free option to opt for.
4. Is it true that aspirants who register for the GRE Test at home find slots as early as 24 hours?
A. Once you register for GRE at home, you will receive a confirmation email with a GRE launching link that you can access on the scheduled date of your exam.
5. What checklist should students prepare before registering at home?
A. Updated checklist for GRE from home:
Computer: Desktop/laptop. PC with Windows® operating system version 10 or 8, or a Mac® computer with Mac OS X® 10.5 or higher (10.13 High Sierra recommended)
Browser: Chrome™ or Firefox® browser
Speaker, microphone and camera.
Download and check before giving GRE at home: Download the ETS test browser and Run an equipment test using ProctorU® prior to the exam date. Fix any issue that is detected.
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