GRE Exam Dates and Centers

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Updated on Sep 23, 2021

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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 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.

 

Checking the availability of GRE test dates and centres:

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.

 

List of GRE test centres in India:

City GRE Exam Center
New Delhi
  • Council for American Education - A-260 (3rd Floor), Defence Colony, New Delhi

  • Cyberstation - CPS Global, E-512, 3rd Floor Sector 7, Dwarka (Near Ramphal Chowk), New Delhi

  • Merit - A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, Qutab Institutional Area, Near JNU, U.S.O Road, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi.

Gurugram
  • ETS Onsite UAS Intl Production Lab - 2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower A, Sector 25, Gurgaon.

  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - Iris Tech Park, 2nd Floor Tower A, Sector 48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.

Chandigarh
  • Saint Kabir Public School - Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh.
Mumbai
  • Everonn Systems India Limited - Marwah House, Saki Vihar Road, Saki Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai

  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - 6th Floor, Techniplex1, Goregaon (W), Ratnakar Bank Building, Balwa Group, Mumbai.

Bangalore
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, Whitefield, ITPL Road, South Taluk, Bangalore.

  • IDomain Technologies - No 65, First Floor, 2nd A–Cross, KHB Colony, Koramangala, 5th Block, Opposite to Peas Park, Bangalore.

Hyderabad
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - 9th Floor, Unit -2, Kapil Towers IT Block, Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Nanakramguda
Chennai
  • Everonn Systems India Limited - 15, Jagannathan Road, Nungambakkam, 2nd Floor, Romar House

  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - Unit #8, 3rd Floor, Centennial Square, No 6A, Dr Ambedkar Road, Kodambakkam

Kolkata
  • Indexpo Corporation - Binary House – 2, Circus Market Place, 2nd Near Our Lady Queen Of The Missions School, Park
Pune
  • GRAD Dreams Education ConsultingPrivate Limited - 205–206, 2nd Floor, Manish Plaza, Opposite Bhramha Majestic, NIBM Road, Kondhwa
Cochin
  • Sacred Heart College Computer Lab, Thevara, Cochin, India 682013
Trivandrum
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - 7th Floor, K.E.K Towers, Maloor Lane, Vazhuthacaud

  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - C/o Hotel Ruby Arena, Kumarapuram Road

Ahmedabad
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited - 5th Floor, Unit 501, Parshwanath Esquare, Prahaladnagar Corporate Road, Prahaladnagar
Allahabad
  • IPEM - 119/25A Mahatama Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines
Mysore
  • Exuberant Technologies Private Limited - #19, Block No 8, Diya Complex, Dr Rajkumar Road, JSS Layout
Coimbatore
  • ANCONS International - #15, Sethuram Bldg, Ground Floor, Sundaresan Layout, Lane adj IOB Race Course Br., Trichy Road

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.

GRE General paper-delivered test: Paper-delivered GRE is conducted worldwide. The paper-delivered GRE test is conducted twice a year in India, i.e., in the months of February and November. However, applicants are given the GRE paper-delivered tests only under special circumstances i.e., If no proximal GRE centres are in the vicinity of the students or there are no computers available in the locality of the test taker. 

In the previous year, only 2% of the test takers opted for a paper delivered test.

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.

 

FAQ’s:

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: 

Equipment checklist: 

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.