GRE Test Centres 2018
Ranjini Basu, 09 Mar 2018, #GRE

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.

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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