About Graduate Record Exam (GRE) 2020

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 26 Aug, 2020 18:41

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About GRE 2020

To study graduate programmes at a foreign university, you will need to take the Graduate Record Exam, commonly known as GRE. GRE is one of the biggest and the most common examinations for admission to Graduate schools abroad such as Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford UniversityKing's College, London, and more. The examination is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). 

Updates on GRE (COVID 19 Alert)

Due to the currently prevailing pandemic, ETS has launched a GRE General Test Special Home Edition. This was launched from 2nd April 2020. Now, candidates from around the world, except in Iran and mainland China, will be able to take the GRE exam from home. The registrations are now open for June 2020 dates. However, before registering, candidates will be required to ensure that they meet the requirements set by the ETS for equipment. 

The at-home testing solutions functions similar to the one at the test centre. Test takers will be able to preview, review, skip questions and change answers while taking the test at home. ETS will be publishing the Subject Test administration dates for the year 2020-21 from June 2020. The same will be updated here as well. For now, ETS has also waived off rescheduling fee for the test takers.

GRE Eligibility

To get admission in a graduate school abroad, you


GRE Score Report

Taking the GRE test can be a daunting endeavour


GRE Test Preparation

Your preparation for the GRE test depends on the


GRE Test Structure

The Educational Testing Services (ETS) has formulated the test


Upcoming Exams :

GRE Test Centres in India

The GRE is available at more than 1,000


GRE Test Syllabus

The GRE syllabus or GRE test content is mentioned


How to Apply for GRE

The Graduate Record Examination, commonly known as GRE, is


GRE Practice Tests

GRE practice tests or GRE sample papers are the


GRE Admit Card

This confirmation email by the ETS upon successful registration


Top Universities Accepting GRE Scores

There are more than 1,000 schools across 160


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Why is GRE Required?

The GRE is developed by ETS to measure one’s preparedness and qualifications for graduate programmes and business schools. GRE scores are used by graduate schools abroad to assess an applicant’s suitability for the chosen programme. The test evaluates and analyses critical thinking, problem-solving skills, verbal reasoning, analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and command on a particular subject area.  

GRE - Highlights

Exam Name



Graduate Record Examination

Conducting Body

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Exam Mode

Both Computer-Based and Paper-Based Mode

Types of GRE

GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test 

GRE Subject Tests Duration

2 hours 50 minutes

GRE General Test Duration (Computer-Based)

3 hours 45 minutes

GRE General Test Duration (Paper-Based)

3 hours 30 minutes

Accepted For

Postgraduate Courses Abroad 

Popular For

Master’s Degree Courses in Business

GRE Age Limit

No Age Limit


213 USD

GRE Validity

Valid for 5 Years

Types of GRE

1) GRE General Test

GRE General Test is taken by candidates seeking admission to master’s degree courses and doctorate degrees including Business and Law courses. To take the GRE Subject Test, you should have studied that subject as a major in your undergraduate degree but, for the GRE General Test, your academic background does not come out to be a barrier. 

2) GRE Subject Test

The GRE Subject Test measures and analyses your knowledge of a particular subject or a field of study. With the help of this test, you can show your in-depth understanding of a specific subject and the schools will consider that for admitting you. You can use the GRE Subject Tests scores to stand out from the rest of the applicants.

Important Dates

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