What is GRE?
The full form of GRE is Graduate Record Examinations. It is a standardised test conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Services). ETS GRE scores are accepted by most of the top graduate level schools for masters degree programs (like the popular Master of Science degree – MS in USA).It’s gone through a lot of changes over the years. In its newest avatar, it is called the GRE revised General Test. New Government of India schemes to promote young scientists.
GRE Exam Eligibility
The only eligibility requirement for GRE is the document required to prove your identity. In India, you’ll need a valid passport. You’ll have to get your original passport (not photocopies) which clearly shows your full name, photograph and signature.
No other documentation (like birth certificate, international driving license etc) can be used as an alternate identity proof. They are very strict about this.
Apart from this eligibility requirement, ETS does not set any age, qualification, timing related pre-requisites. However, there will be a range of eligibility criteria set by universities that accept GRE scores. For each of their programs, they may have minimum age, experience and qualification related filters.Follow us on Facebook.
GRE Exam dates in 2018 – 2019
Unlike the other entrance exam dates in India, there are no specific GRE Exam dates in India. You can take it any time of the year by taking an appointment with the closest GRE exam center. But with this flexibility, there’s another issue.
During the peak application season (generally around August to December), it may be difficult for you to get an appointment in your preferred exam center. You’d be forced to book a day and time at another center that may not be close to where you live.
This makes it important to plan your GRE preparation schedule and test dates well in advance.
You can find the available dates and register for GRE test by going at this link.
GRE 2018 – Centers in India
In India the GRE 2018 test is conducted (primarily by Prometric and also by other independent teams outside the Prometric network) 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 Vijawada.
Not all of them might offer the computerised test. Some may offer the Paper-delivered test.
Download these pdf files to find out whether the center close to you offers computer-based or paper–based exams.
This is the list in 2018. In subsequent years (2019 – 2020), as ETS expands its footprint in India, there may be additional GRE exam centers in newer Indian cities.
You’ll find the exact address and seat availability on the ETS website after you select the country (India) and city from the dropdown list.
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