Studydekho Banner

Discover the Best Coaching Institute

Explore institutes with quality education and reputation.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

We are happy to help you!

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Updated: Mar 15, 2024

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an entrance exam administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to applicants for graduate and doctorate programmes in fields such as engineering, sciences, humanities, law, and business. Most Indian students wishing to study abroad in the United States, Canada, and a few other nations attempt the GRE 2024 exam.

GRE Eligibility

There are no set criteria for GRE eligibility. Anyone wishing to pursue a graduate degree can apply for the GRE 2024 exam. However, the candidate must first examine the course and college eligibility requirements for which they wish to apply.
The GRE 2024 eligibility in India is -

  • There is no specific age limit listed by ETS.

  • Any undergraduate degree.

  • A valid Passport with photo & signature.

  • A government-approved ID. (Adhaar Card)

How do I take the GRE exam?

Steps are as followed:

GRE Registration

GRE Registration
To register for the GRE, you need to create an account on the official website of the ETS-


Create a My GRE account and register. You can register through mail, phone, fax or online. However, in case you are taking the GRE Subject Test, you can only register by way of mail or online registration.

GRE Exam Schedule

The GRE is available online year-round, seven days a week. ETS GRE allows you to reserve GRE dates for 2024 in India even before two calendar days. The GRE 2024 dates for paper-based tests have yet to be announced. Candidates can book their GRE test dates in 2024 at their leisure by selecting the test venue that is closest to them or their preferred region. Candidates can take the GRE 2024 general test every 21 days for a maximum of five (5) times per year. The GRE subject examinations are only offered three (3) times per year, in September, October, and April, at paper-delivered venues worldwide. The individual may take the GRE 2024 topic test once every 14 days. 

The GRE Test Dates 2024

ETS GRE test type

GRE 2024 exam dates

GRE general test

Throughout the year

GRE subject test

April 7 to 20, 2024

GRE Exam Pattern

The GRE exam is mostly a computer-based test conducted primarily by the Prometric Network. However, in places where the computerized GRE exam test is not available, you may have to take a paper-based GRE exam. Here is the information on both the Computerized and paper-based sections in the GRE exam.

The computerized GRE exam consists of six sections

(i) Analytical section consisting of two essays with 30 minutes time for each essay which is followed by a 10 minutes break.
(ii) Verbal reasoning section consisting of two parts each containing 20 questions with 30 minutes time for both parts.
(iii) Quantitative reasoning section which is again divided into two parts with 20 questions in each part and 35 minutes time each for both.
(iv) The final part consists of an experimental or research section which does not count towards your final score but is used by the ETS to experiment with new questions.
The test will consist of the Analytical section as the first part of the test but the other five sections may occur in any order.

The paper-based GRE consists of six sections

(i) The analytical section split into two parts
(ii) The Verbal reasoning section split into two parts
(iii) The Quantitative Reasoning section split into two parts.
There is no experimental or research-based section in this test. The GRE Subject Tests may be taken in the following fields of study- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry; Literature in English; Mathematics; Physics; and Psychology. The length of each exam is 170 minutes.

GRE Exam Syllabus

An aspirant can give the GRE exam in two formats- GRE General Test or a GRE Subject Test. The syllabus for both tests is different. The GRE General Test is a very broad form of the GRE exam that measures a candidate’s 5 general skills- verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking. On the other hand, the GRE Subject Test is a more specific form of the GRE exam that focuses on judging a candidate’s knowledge and expertise in a particular field of knowledge.
The GRE exam you choose to give depends upon the purpose and the requirements of the institute you are applying to.

GRE Exam Result

The GRE result is conveyed to the candidate within 10-15 days of taking the GRE exam.

GRE Exam Fee

The registration fee for GRE is $228 which may be waived off for candidates who can prove financial hardship. The average cost of taking the GRE Exam in India is 14,500 INR but the rates vary with the exchange rate. Further, you may have to pay $50 extra charge if you decide to reschedule your GRE or change your test center.

GRE Centers in India

At present, the GRE exam can be taken in the following cities- Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nashik, New Delhi, Nizamabad, Patna, Pune, Trivandrum, Vadodara and Vijayawada.

Validity of Scores

The GRE scores are valid for a period of 5 years from the date of taking the exam.

GRE Official Website

Any other detail relating to the GRE can be availed from the official ETS site-





About us