GRE Exam Fees: Everything You Need to Know About GRE Exam Application & Registration Fees

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Updated on Sep 23, 2021

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     Are you a GRE aspirant and looking for detailed information on the exam cost? Have you been searching the web to know the GRE test fee for an Indian student? Do you wish to know 'what is the cost of GRE exam'? If yes, this article is for you, as it provides comprehensive information on the cost of GRE in India.

 

About GRE

     Graduate Record Examination or GRE is a standard admission test pursued by prospective students aspiring to enter a graduate or professional school abroad. Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a non-profit organization that owns, conducts, and administers GRE assessments worldwide.

     There are two types of GRE tests - GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. The GRE General Test assesses the verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, and analytical writing skills of the applicants from across the world applying for graduate and post-graduate courses. The GRE Subject Test assesses the skills, ability, and knowledge in a specific subject or field of study. 

     The GRE scores are accepted worldwide by several business and law schools for pursuing post-graduate and doctorate programs. The subsequent sections in this article provide details of GRE examination fees for students from diverse global locations (including India) and payment alternatives available to them.

 

GRE Exam Fee Structure 

     GRE form fees depend on your country of origin and the type of GRE test you aspire to enrol in. Consequently, the GRE exam cost differs for the General and Subject tests. While, the GRE General Test cost varies as per the location of the applicants, the cost of the Subject Test is uniform all over the world. Irrespective of the location of the applicants, ETS states GRE fees in US dollars. 

     The location-wise exam fee for GRE General Test is as below -

Country

Fee

Australia

$230

China

$231.30

Nigeria

$226

Turkey

$255

Rest of the world

$205

GRE Exam Fee in India -

(converted to INR as per US Dollar Exchange Rate of 73.22 as of 30.03.2021)

Details of the GRE Fees in India (effective from 1st July 2020)

GRE Registration Fee for General Test

$213

INR 15,595.86

GRE Registration Fee for Subject Test

$150

INR 10,983

GRE Rescheduling fee

$50

INR 3,661

Changing the Test Center or Subject Test Fee

$50

INR 3,661

GRE Cancellation Fee

$50

INR 3,661

Score Reinstatement Fee

$50

INR 3,661

Score Review for Analytical Writing Assessment

$60

INR 4,393.20

GRE Late Registration Fee (for online registration only)

$25

INR 1,830.50

Additional Score Report

$27

INR 1,976.94

 

     In addition to the above GRE prices, applicants need to pay value-added tax to ETS and other local taxes to the local tax authorities, if applicable.

 

Methods of Fee Payment

     ETS does not take payments in cash and offers the facility to pay the GRE Exam fee or GRE Slot Booking fee online. Applicants can use the following payment methods for their computer-delivered and paper-delivered tests -

  • Debit or Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Discover, American Express)

  • Certified Checks, Personal Paper Checks or E-check (drawn only against US bank accounts)

  • PayPal

  • Money Order 

  • Voucher (sponsored organisations and institutions issue prepaid vouchers with a specified number to the applicants for paying GRE test fees. These vouchers are valid for one year from the issue date).

     Applicants must follow the ETS guidelines while selecting any of the above payment methods for paying their GRE Exam fee.

 

Waiver of GRE Fee 

     In case you have financial hardships, you can avail the GRE Fee Waiver Service offered under the GRE Fee Reduction Program. ETS gives a GRE Fee Reduction Voucher that college seniors or unenrolled college graduates can redeem to appear for a single General and Subject Test at half of the regular exam fee cost. Not only this, but they also get access to online test preparation materials worth $100! ETS issues these vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis. The Fee Reduction Program is available only to the unemployed resident aliens or citizens of the US who are above 18 years of age, are planning to take a GRE test, and meet the eligibility requirements.

 

To Conclude

     The GRE Exam application fee (or GRE Exam registration fee) varies as per the type of test chosen and the applicant's location. If you are an Indian applicant, then carefully study the GRE guidelines relating to the exam fees in India as mentioned in this article. Make sure that there are no errors with your GRE exam registration. So, don't wait and get a complete understanding of registering for GRE exam at the earliest.