GRE 2021: Dates, Application Form, Details

GRE 2021 is conducted by the Education Testing Service (ETS). GRE General Test is a standardised test for graduate as well as business schools. Through this exam, candidates can get admission in various programs like MS, JD, MBA and PhD. GRE also known as Graduate Record Examination is the worlds largest assessment test. More than half a million candidates from over 160 countries give the GRE General test every year. ETS conducts this exam in more than 1000 test centres.

Candidates after qualifying the GRE general test can enrol for thousands of graduate courses around the world for masters and doctorates programmes. Also, more than 1200 business schools from all over the world accept the GRE scores. According to The Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek, GRE scores are also accepted for the top-ranked MBA programmes. Moreover, some of the US law schools accept the GRE scores.

GRE exam is conducted in two versions – the computer-based mode and paper-delivered test mode. The paper-delivered GRE general test 2021 is for the places where the computer-delivered test is not available. Other than the GRE general test, ETS conducts six GRE Subject tests to evaluate their knowledge in their respective fields.

GRE 2021 Dates

The important GRE Test Date 2021 for general as well as subject test are given below:

GRE General Test

Regular RegistrationLate RegistrationExam DateResult Date
20 December 202027 December 202001 February 202102 March 2021
27 September 202104 October 202109 November 202109 December 2021

GRE Subject Test

Regular registrationLate RegistrationExam DateResult Date
21 February 202128 February 202104 April 202104 May 2021
02 August 202109 August 202114 September 202114 October 2021
13 September 202120 September 202126 October 202125 November 2021

GRE 2021 Application Form

The details regarding the GRE Registration 2021 are:

  • GRE Registration process will start in online mode.
  • Candidates can register themselves for the GRE General test through the year.
  • The registration of Computer-Based GRE general test 2021 will be done through the phone.
  • However, for GRE paper-based general test, candidates can register themselves through email.
  • The details should be filled correctly as per the guidelines.
  • Moreover, candidates may keep a copy of filled application form for further use.

GRE Online Registration Process 2021

The steps to register for the Graduate General Test 2021 through online mode are:

  • Create an ETS Account
    • Visit the official website and click on the registration window.
    • Then, click on “Create an account” button.
    • Fill the details asked such as personal, address, qualification and communication details.
    • Select a username and password.
    • Now, the account will get created.
  • Select Date and Test Center
    • Select the test i.e general test or subject test.
    • Then, Select test location and two month period within which you want to give the test.
    • At last, Book the test date and the test Centre.
  • Pay the registration fee
    • Now, candidates have to pay the application fee.
    • The application fee can be paid in online mode only.

Application Fee

The details regarding the GRE 2021 application fee are:

GRE General TestFee in USD
China$231.30
Australia$230
Turkey$255
Nigeria$226
All other parts of the world$205
GRE Subject TestsFee in USD
All parts of the world$150

GRE Special Handling Requests

The details regarding the GRE special handling requests fee are:

Special Handling RequestsFee in USD
Changing your test center$50
Late Registration Fee$25
Changing your Subject Test$50
Standby testing ( paper- delivered test only)$50
Rescheduling Fee – All the other areas of the world$50

GRE Eligibility Criteria 2021

The GRE Eligibility criteria are set by the Educational Test Service (ETS). Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria in order to apply for the exam. The details regarding the GRE 2021 Eligibility criteria are:

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit prescribed by the ETS.
  • Educational Qualification: ETS doesn’t specify any qualification criteria in order to appear for the exam. However, the candidate must fulfil the eligibility criteria of the course for which they are appearing for the GRE Exam.
  • Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks criteria specified to apply for the GRE Exam.

GRE Test Pattern 2021

The details regarding the GRE 2021 Exam pattern are:

GRE Test Pattern 2021 for Computer Delivered Test

Section (s)Number of QuestionsAllotted Time
Analytical WritingOne “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)20 questions per section30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)20 questions per section35 minutes per section
Unscored SectionVariesVaries
Research SectionVariesVaries
10 mins break after section 03

GRE Test Pattern for Paper-Delivered Test

The SectionsNumber of QuestionsAllotted Time
Analytical Writing(2 Sections)Section 1- “Analyse an Issue” task
Section 2-“Analyse an Argument” task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning(2 Sections)25 questions per section35 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning(2 Sections)25 questions per section40 minutes per section
10 mins break after section 02

GRE Test Centre 2021

The exam is conducted by ETS at various prometric centres havinng braches all over the world. In addition to specific dates, the ETS has additional test centres outside the prometric network as well. The candidates can check the availability of test centre by the following steps.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Access the GRE test centre search form.
  • Enter two month period within which you want to give GRE Exam.
  • Enter a test location.
  • All the available GRE Test centres for that location and period will be displayed on the screen.
  • Book a test date and complete the registration for the exam.

Note: The test centres and dates will be allotted on the basis first come first basis.

GRE Test Syllabus 2021

ETS releases the GRE Test Syllabus for GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests. The result will release in online mode on the official website.

The GRE General Test will include three types of questions:

  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Reasoning
  3. Analytical Writing

The GRE Subjects Test will include six disciplines:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Literature in English
  4. Mathematics
  5. Physics
  6. Psychology

GRE Admit Card 2021

The details regarding the GRE 2021 Admit card are:

  • GRE 2021 Admit card will release in online mode.
  • The successfully registered candidates will be issued admit card.
  • The admit card will be received in the form of the confirmation mail.
  • Candidates may download the email and bring it to the centre on the day of GRE Exam.
  • Candidate has to bring a valid document along with the admit card.

It will be containing the following details:

  • Candidates name
  • Name and address of exam centre
  • Date and time of test
  • Exam Instructions
  • etc.

GRE Sample Paper 2021

The Sample papers of GRE can be used by the candidate to get an insight into the exam. Candidates can solve the sample papers to understand the GRE 2021 exam pattern and evaluate the performance. Also, GRE Sample papers are designed on the basis of questions that have been asked by the ETS in the GRE Exam.

Through solving sample papers, the candidate can type and pattern of the questions as well as the distribution of questions. By solving more and more sample papers, the candidate can become more skilful in solving the related questions.

GRE 2021 Result

The details regarding the GRE Result 2021 are:

  • GRE Result will release in online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates will be able to check the scores using their registered ID.
  • After declaration of result, candidates will receive an email from ETS saying that their official GRE result is available in their ETS account and can check the same.
  • Candidates may download the result and keep a copy for refference.

GRE Selecetion Procedure 2021

THE ETS will only conduct the GRE Exam. No selection procedure will be conducted by the authority. But, the B-schools will conduct their own seperate GRE Selection Process on the basis of the marks in the GRE Exam. Moreover, the institutes have rights to decide their own admission related guidelines, eligibility criteria like minimum marks, age limits etc.

How to Check if B-School Accepts GRE general Test scores?

The steps to check if GRE Scores are accepted or not, candidates may follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Visit the GRE Official website.
  • Under the General Test, the candidate may click on MBA Programs.
  • Click on the “View a complete list of Institutions that accept GRE scores” option.
  • Then, the list of institutions and fellowships approved to receive GRE scores will appear on the screen.

Note: The GRE Scores are also eligible for the admission process of Masters as well as other doctoral buisness programs.

GRE Participating Institutes 2021

GRE Scores are accepted by graduate schools of buisness and law around the world. The institues which uses GRE Scores for admission are known as GRE 2021 Participating institutes. Other than admission process, many institues also use GRE Scores to award fellowships. Candidates can select the approved institutions and fellowship sponsors while filling the GRE Application form 2021.

GRE Test Centres in India

The list of GRE 2021 Exam centres is given below:

  • Allahabad
  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Cochin
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gwalior
  • Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Nashik
  • Nizamabad
  • New Delhi
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Trivandrum
  • Vijayawada
  • Vadodara

GRE 2021 Highlights

Candidates may check the overview of GRE Exam in the given table:

Exam NameGRE 2021
Full-FormGraduate Record Examination
Exam LevelInternational
Organising BodyEducation Testing Service (ETS)
Mode of ExamInternet-based and Paper based
GRE official websiteets.org/gre

In case of any doubts regarding the GRE 2021 Exam, you may ask us in the comments section.

Official website of GRE: www.ets.org/gre

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