GRE Registration and Application Form 2021

Updated by: Nidhi bahl on Aug. 15, 2021, 8:38 a.m.

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How to Apply for GRE

The GRE registration process can be carried out in three ways: through the candidate's ETS account, by phone, by mail. Conducted in over 1,000 test centres in over 160 countries, GRE can also be taken from the comfort of your home.

Before registering for the GRE at Home test, one must check if they meet the ETS-specified equipment and environment requirements. The application process for the GRE at Home and GRE at test centre is identical. GRE appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, candidates must register early to get their preferred test date and centre.

The Graduate Record Examination, commonly known as GRE, is a computer-based as well as paper-based exam conducted to measure and assess one’s ability to study a graduate programme in universities abroad. Some of the popular universities accepting GRE scores include Auburn UniversityUniversity of Massachusets, University of Illinois, Chicago, University of Dayton, to name a few.

Go through the page and check out the detailed steps of GRE registration. This will help you in completing your GRE application process without any mistakes.

COVID-19 Update

Respecting the regulations and restrictions established by different countries regarding large congregations, ETS has introduced a GRE General Test at Home. where the applicants will be able to attempt the exam from the comfort of their homes. To attempt the exams from their homes, candidates must register and apply for the same. However, it must be noted that the GRE General Test at Home depends on the COVID-19 regulations in place at the respective country.

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Online GRE Registration

The online method of GRE registration is completed on the official website of ETS. Here are the steps for the online GRE registration.

Online GRE Registration

1. Create an Account

  • The first step in the online GRE registration depends on whether you are a first-time user or not. 

  • The first time users are required to create an account on the ETS website. 

  • If you are not a first time user, you can directly log onto the website by entering your username and password.

2. Enter the Required Information

  • Once you have created an account on the website, you will need to provide more information. 

  • You will be asked to feed in some additional details which may prove to be handy at the time of admission. 

3. Select the GRE Test Centre and Date

  • After entering all the required details, you will have to select a GRE test centre that suits your convenience. 

  • You can also select a date for you as per your preference. 

  • Candidates can access the whole GRE calendar on the ETS website to make an informed decision about selecting their GRE test date.

4. Payment

  • After selecting a GRE test centre and date, you will be redirected to the payment page. 

  • You will have to pay the GRE registration fee of $205 through that page.

  • You must carefully read the exam details before proceeding with the payment. 

5. Acknowledgement Receipt

  • After making the payment, you will get a soft copy of an acknowledgement receipt.

  • You can print the acknowledgement receipt and keep it for potential future use.

  • With this, you will have successfully registered yourself for the GRE.

GRE Registration Through Phone

Applying for the GRE through phone is a very simple process. Here are the steps you would need to follow to complete the GRE registration via phone.

Step 1: Call the RRC (Regional Registration Centre).

Step 2: You must make sure to make a call prior to at least two business days from the GRE test date of your preference. 

Step 3: To ensure your registration, you will be given a confirmation number, your test centre address and your GRE reporting time.

Step 4: The RRC (Regional Registration Center), which is ‘Prometric’ is located in Gurugram, Haryana.

GRE Registration Through Mail

Follow the steps mentioned below to register for the GRE test via mail.

Step 1: Print an application form for GRE that you can access through the ETS website. 

Step 2: Complete the application form entering all the required details.

Step 3: You can then mail the application along with an application fee to the following address: 

2nd floor, DLF Infinity Tower–A
Sector 25, Phase II,
DLF City, Gurgaon,
Haryana – 122002 

Step 4: Once your application has been received at the address, you will be either mailed or faxed a confirmation number and address of your exam centre along with the timing of your test. 

Step 5: You must ensure to mail the application at least three weeks before your preferred GRE test date.

GRE about Registration FAQs

1. How to register for GRE in online mode?  

 To register online for the GRE, you must first create an ETS account, enter all the required information, select the test date and test centre and lastly, pay an amount of $213 in online mode.

2. Can I register for GRE via mail?    

Yes, you can register for the GRE through mail. For that, you would first have to take a printout of the GRE application form available on the official website of ETS, complete the form and mail the duly filled form to Prometric, 2nd floor, DLF Infinity Tower–A, Sector 25, Phase II, DLF City, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002, India. You will receive an email after your application has been received at the address.

3. How to register for GRE via phone? 

 Yes, you can register for the GRE by phone. Call the Regional Registration Centre- 91-124-4147700.

4. Will I get a confirmation email upon successful registration for GRE?  

 Yes, you will receive an email upon successful registration for the GRE.

5. How to reschedule the GRE test date 2021? 

 To reschedule your GRE test date, you have to log into your ETS account, go to 'Upcoming Tests' on the home page, click on 'Reschedule Appointment under the 'Actions' column. Click on 'Find Available Test Centers and Dates' and then on 'Register' and confirm that you want to reschedule by paying an amount of $50.

6. Can I see the list of GRE test centres before registering?    

Yes, you will be able to see the list of GRE test centres nearest to your preferred location before registering for the test.

7. What is the fee to reschedule the GRE test date?  

 The rescheduling fee for the GRE is $50.

8. How to cancel my GRE test registration? 

Yes, you can cancel the GRE test online or by phone. If you cancel the test four days before the test date, you will receive the entire application fee.

9. Can I register for the GRE Subject Tests in online mode? 

   You can register for a GRE subject test online or by mail.

10. Can I change my GRE test centre?    

Yes, you can change your GRE test centre by logging into your ETS account or by phone. There is no fee to change the GRE test centre.

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