GRE Test Centres 2018
Updated on Mar 9, 2018 - 11:03 a.m. IST by Ranjini Basu

GRE Test Centres 2018 - GRE® is conducted by ETS®- Educational Testing Service for the admission to various Post Graduate programmes in universities across the globe in more than 1,000 GRE 2018 test centres in more than 160 countries. Aspiring test takers may choose any GRE test centres 2018 depending on their preferred date and location. GRE exam is conducted in two different formats, namely GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test to evaluate a candidate’s overall and subject knowledge respectively. The GRE 2018 General test is administered both in computer-based and paper-based modes while the GRE Subject test is available in the paper based format only. Candidates, opting for GRE exam can check the list of GRE test centres 2018 and their respective locations in this article.


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The computer-based GRE General Test is available round the year. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. According to the officials of ETS, candidates can take the online GRE revised General Test once in every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. In regions that do not offer the computer-delivered test, the paper-delivered test is available up to three times a year in the month of October, November and February.


How to choose the GRE Test Centres 2018?

Computer-delivered GRE General Test

Candidates can view the GRE 2018 test centres, GRE 2018 test dates and their availability at the official portal of the GRE conducting body, ETS.

The ‘See Test Centres and Dates’ page will aid in the process. The steps are as the following:

  • Aspirants would have to click on the hyperlink, “View test centers, test dates and seat availability.

  • Then select the GRE Test format from the first drop-down list. The GRE Test types are listed as GRE General test and the specified GRE Subject tests.

  • The second drop-down list asks candidates to type the location at or near which they would like to take the GRE test.

  • As they select the location, the page displays a ‘Find test dates within this two-month period’. This displays the dates for the next two months. Candidates may scroll ahead if they wish to choose dates which are scheduled for later months as well.

  • Candidates can key in the ‘Restricted Reservation Code’, if they have any. This is completely optional.

  • Clicking the ‘Find available GRE test centres and dates’ button displays the next page in which:

  • Calendars of the months selected is displayed with available dates marked as green and unavailable dates are marked as grey. The selected dates will be marked in orange

  • The page also displays a Google map of the selected city with test centres marked on it.

  • Just below the calendar, all the available dates and days are listed.

  • Clicking the date displays a list of available centres and their addresses in the city on the mentioned date.

It also displays whether the GRE test centre is selected for computer-based test or paper-based. There are clickable directions to the centre and ‘show test times’. Clicking ‘Show test times’ displays the test times along with the ‘Seats Available’ in green as well as the link to Register for GRE 2018 for that particular date.


Paper-delivered GRE General Test

  • To check the GRE Test centres 2018 and the available dates for the Paper-delivered GRE General Test, candidates need to abide by the following steps:

  • Prospective test takers should note that not all test centers are open on all test dates. One needs to click on the hyperlink (PDF), “Paper-delivered Test Center List.”

  • Also, Paper-delivered GRE General Test is not conducted in areas where computer-delivered test facility is available.

  • Candidates need to register early to get their favourable dates as the Paper-delivered GRE General Test is conducted three times per year unlike the Computer-delivered GRE General Test.

GRE is a standardised test conducted by ETS- Educational Testing Service is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools worldwide. Various organisations will accept GRE 2018 scores in the selection procedure for considering the qualified candidates for their respective graduate courses/programmes. While there is no specific eligibility criteria for GRE 2018, candidates who want to pursue graduate studies and hence have completed or currently doing their undergraduate programme may appear for GRE test 2018 from a designated GRE test centre. The GRE Test Syllabus completely differs for both the formats. While the GRE General test measures a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, the GRE Subject Test is focused on evaluating the candidate’s expertise in the specific fields. The difference in both the formats is reflected in the GRE test pattern.


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Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!


What is GRE? What is its use? What is its qualifications?

Kanupriya Gupta 19th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

GRE is also called Graduate Record Examination and it tests your verbal reasoning skills, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. It is a 3 hour and 45 minutes test and it is mandatory if you are applying for a Masters or Doctorate in the US. It is computer-based. You also have the option of taking it multiple times and there is a limit of taking it the maximum five times in a year. You can attempt it only once in 21 days. These scores are valid for 5 years. For the verbal and quantitative section, GRE score falls around 150 to 152. If you get 165 you are have secured close to 95%. In the section of analytical writing, an average score would be 3.5, 6 being the highest.

The paper is as follows:

You will have to write two essays for the analytical writing section within the time limit of 30 minutes where you will have to analyse one argument and one issue.

You will face 20 questions in verbal and quantitative learning each.

There is an unsecured section at the end of the exam which is a dummy and does not carry marks but is to be filled so that the conducting body can get information about the candidate.

Countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia and UK accept GRE scores. Other than determining your eligibility, GRE seems to enhance a candidates profile. Taking subject tests in GRE seems to be an additional advantage for specific courses abroad.

Hope this helps. All the best!


hello sir i am doing post Graduate(M. Sc on botany ) ,i have thinking to apear for GRE exam after completion of the M. sc, so sir i wanted to know is there any age limit to apear the GRE exam, and sir, how can i apply the gre form, .so sir i want to complete my P. hd from abroad.plz suggest me

Sanjay Khandelwal 13th Jan, 2020
There is no specific age limit to appear for GRE test, you must be atleast 18 years old to take this test. But upper age limit is not specified. You can take this test after 21 days from one test and 5 times in a year. To apply for gre test you must register and create an ETS account after registering you can select the type of test general or subject test, and select the exam dates.
All the best.

how much does it cost overall to study PhD biochemistry at mit uk. and wat should be my GRE and TOEFL/ IELTS scores ?

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Jan, 2020
Dear Aishwarya,
I would like to tell you that PhD in biology is available at MIT, in that you can choose your research area as biochemistry.
PhDs are usually full funded but if theres any tuition fee present then your PI can only tell you about that.

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Minimum score required: 6.5
Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 35

I hope this information helps you

all the best

gre is tough exam or noy?? gre exam is conducted in india ??

L RESHMASREE 13th Jan, 2020

The GRE is administered by ETS worldwide in two separate tests. Only the computer-based test format is available in India. GRE General Test and GRE Subject test are available in various Indian cities.

Coming to it's toughness since it's one of the most recognized exam it will be little tough when compared other normal university exams.

Hope this helps you.

Wishing you a good luck!

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