Register for GRE Exam
Want to study in your dream college abroad? Then taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is mandatory for you. Be it a graduate program or a business program you wish to enroll for this student-friendly examination can be taken multiple times in a year. The best score is then sent to the college for admission.
Here is a look at the GRE Registration process that you would need to know.
The registration process of this examination is very straightforward and self-explanatory. The text centers for GRE are available in more than 160 countries making it a total of 1000 centers all over the world. One can choose to appear for the examination in either paper mode or computer mode according to the preference and comfort level of the candidate. Here is a step by step procedure to make you understand the process better.
- 1. Read about the policies
The first and the foremost thing is to read about the policies and the fees structure of the examination. While doing this make sure you chose the correct dates and the right center.
- 2. Fill up your ID
Read about the policy which mentions about the ID requirement. The name on the ID card must match with the registered legal name - or the name you have on, say your passport. Photocopies or expired documents are not acceptable.
- 3. Decide the type of examination
you want to appear for
After having read about these facts decide whether you want to appear for a computer based examination or a traditional pen-paper examination. Seats availability and dates may differ for both kinds of examination.
- 4. It's time to create an account
You will now need to create an account so that you can start the registration and have your unique ID.
After being confident about these nitty-gritty facts proceed to make an account with the ETS which is responsible for conducting this examination. This site would enable you to get all the latest information about the test and its dates.
- 5. Shortlist your colleges
The most important thing in your GRE application process is the colleges you want to apply to. While there are hundreds of choices you have, you need to decide the ones that you are most likely to get.
This decision can be made based on different factors, that can include everything from the score you are likely to get to the financial resources available at your disposal. Since each college has its application fee, and it's not cheap at around $30 up, you would want to focus on the 5-10 colleges you want to get into.
Decide the colleges you want to apply for. Only these institutions will receive your scores. If you decide to apply for a college later, you can do that by paying a fee.
- 6. Research about the recruiters
Learn about how recruiters hire professional by using the Search engine facility on the website which is free of cost.
- 7. Choose the examination center you want to take the test in
Once this is done choose your examination center and the desired date for the examination and complete the payment using various options available online. Choose an examination center that is close to you as it would ensure that you have to travel less on the exam date. You wouldn't want to be disturbed on the exam day, and a nearby test center ensures that you can keep it as easy as you want. This step would also complete your entire registration process.
Through this process, one can also change the name in case of any discrepancies. One can also register via phone. Rescheduling the examination or even cancellation is possible through this process (there is a fee of around $50 associated with Rescheduling).
Note that not all centers are open on all test dates. Hence take special care while choosing your slot and your center. Some important dates about this examination are mentioned as follow:
- If you are planning to appear for the computer based examination, then you can apply anytime as it is conducted all through the year in different centers across the globe. For paper based examination you need to check the available dates.
- Scores are delivered 10-15 days after giving the examination. The scores are sent to your respective ETS accounts
- One can reappear for the test after 21 days and five times in total in a year.
GRE - 2019: How to Register and find Test Centers for iBT GRE General Test
- Go to ETS website Register Here
- Select Test Type, City/location and Month and click "Find available test centers and dates"
- You will be able to see available dates and if seats are available for a given date/time slot.