GRE Test Dates 2021

Updated by: Nidhi bahl on Aug. 24, 2021, 2:13 p.m.

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GRE Test Dates 2021

When selecting a GRE test date, it is important for applicants to make sure that their scores become available in time for their university application deadlines. The GRE offers various convenient testing options for candidates to select their preferred test centre and date.

The GRE General Test can be taken once every 21 days, up to five times within a continuous rolling 12-month period. More often than not, candidates get confused about the GRE registration process, wondering how to select a GRE test centre or how to choose a GRE test date. Without comprehending the entire process, candidates might end up being misguided while choosing a test date. This page will provide applicants with a clear idea about GRE test dates, how to pick or reschedule a test date and so on. 

The prestigious test is taken by half a million people from around the world every year. The test helps graduate aspirants to get into the graduate school of their dreams. Some of these popular universities include Oregon State University, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts, Washington State University, among others.

COVID-19 Update

GRE has also launched a GRE home option for students who prefer taking the GRE test at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Know more about GRE home test by clicking the link below:

GRE General Test at Home

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GRE Test Dates in India 2021

There are two types of GRE test conducted throughout the year i.e GRE General (Computer and Paper Based Test) and GRE Subject Test (Paper-based). The GRE General Test is conducted throughout the year at the designated centres in various countries including India.

In India, a total of 19 GRE test centres are operational and students can select the test slots that are available from January 2021 to the rest of the months of 2021. Students can select the test date and slot of their preference at the time of GRE registration and appear in the test. 

Here is a simple step-wise guide for you to know the steps involved in choosing a GRE test date. 

How to Choose the GRE Test Dates?

Check the following steps to select the GRE test centres at the time of registration: 

Visit the ETS Website

The first thing you will have to do is to visit the ETS (Educational Testing Services) website. Navigate through the website to find the GRE page. 

Go to the GRE Page

Under the Products option on the top of the home page of the ETS website, you will find a link to the GRE page. Click either the GRE General Test option or the GRE Subject Test option (as per your choice).  

Create an ETS Account

  • Creating an ETS account is important for you to proceed with your GRE registration and choosing a date. 

  • If you are a new user, you will have to create an account whereas if you are an already existing user, you will simply have to log in by entering your credentials. 

Go to the ‘Find Test Centres and Dates’ Page

  • After following the steps mentioned above, navigate through the GRE General Test or the GRE Subject Test web pages to find the link to test centres and dates. 

  • Click on the link and proceed with the process. 

Fill the Form

  • You will have to select the GRE test type you are aspiring to take from the dropdown options. 

  • After that, you will have to enter your location so that you can find a GRE test centre that is near you.

  • In the next step, you will have to choose at least two months according to which, you will be shown the available GRE test dates. 

  • At last, you will have to enter a Restricted Reservation Code which is optional.

  • Finally, submit the information by clicking on the ‘Find Available Test Centres and Dates’ option. 

Select the GRE Test Dates

  • Submitting the form will redirect you to a new page. 

  • On that page, you will be shown all the available dates for your selected GRE test and location. 

  • You will have to click on one of the available dates (in green) and select the date as per your convenience. 

  • If you feel that none of the dates available in the months that you have selected seems convenient to you, you can go back and change the months. 

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How to Reschedule GRE Test Dates?

The GRE is a tricky test. There are certain points at which you might feel like you are running out of preparation time before the exam. In such a case, you would wonder if it is possible to reschedule the GRE test dates. There are four ways to reschedule your GRE test dates: online method, by mail, by fax, and by phone.  

How to  Reschedule GRE Test Dates Online

Here are the steps involved in the online process to reschedule GRE test dates. 

  • Log on to your ETS Account.

  • Go to the home page and look for the ‘Upcoming Tests’ option.

  • Click on the link and you will be taken to a page that contains your appointment details. 

  • There, under the ‘Actions’ column, you will find an option called ‘Reschedule Appointment’. Click on it. 

  • Upon doing that, you will find available dates for your test choice at a specific location. 

  • Click on the ‘Find Available Test Centers and Dates’ option and choose a date and place for the test. 

  • You can choose any available date within a year of your original GRE test date. 

  • Click on ‘Register’.

  • Then, through a pop-up window, you will be asked if you’re sure about proceeding with the rescheduling. Press yes. 

  • Finally, pay a rescheduling fee of $50. 

Reschedule GRE Test Dates by Fax?

Submit a request for rescheduling a test date and add the following information:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Date of Birth

  • Test Date

  • Registration Number

  • New Test Date

  • Test Centre

  • Rescheduling Fee of $50

Fax the request to 1-610-290-8975.

Reschedule GRE Test Dates by Phone

  • Call on 1-866-473-4373 or 1-609-771-7670.

  • You can call on either of the above-mentioned numbers from Monday to Friday.

  • The timing should be between 8 am and 7:45 pm. 

Reschedule GRE Test Dates by Mail

Submit a request for rescheduling a test date and add the following information:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Date of Birth

  • Test Date

  • Registration Number

  • New Test Date

  • Test Centre

  • Rescheduling Fee of $50

Mail your request at the address mentioned below:

P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA


You must mail the request to the GRE Services.  Send the request no later than four days before your original test date. 

Conditions to Reschedule GRE Test Dates

  • You will have to choose your next GRE test date within a rolling period of 365 days.

  • Therefore, your next preferred date should be within one year from your original GRE test date. For instance, if your original test date is 15th January, you can choose any available date until January 15th of the following year. 

  • The cost to reschedule your GRE test dates is $50. 

  • Make sure to submit your request to reschedule the date at least four days prior to your original GRE test date. 

  • If you fail to submit your request before the deadline, you will lose the window. 

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