GRE Test Dates 2020
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 - 12:32 p.m. IST by Ridhi.Khurana

GRE Test Dates 2020 - The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is conducted by Education Testing Services (ETS) around the world and GRE 2020 test dates are scheduled such that candidates can book as per their convenience. ETS conducts two tests - GRE General test and GRE Subject test wherein any person, can check the available GRE test dates and then register to schedule their test dates of GRE 2020 as per their convenience. GRE 2020 test dates vary as per the mode of exam, i.e. date of GRE 2020 computer delivered test will be different from the GRE 2020 dates of the paper delivered test. The computer delivered test can be taken 5 times a year with a gap of at least 21 days between tests. Refer to the article below for better understanding of GRE 2020 test dates before proceeding to GRE registration.


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GRE General tests are generally computer based tests except for some locations where there is no provision for them. In such cases, the test is a paper based one. GRE Subject tests are paper delivered tests only.

GRE Test Dates 2020

Candidates planning to appear for GRE 2020 may appear for computer-delivered examination whose dates are available on the ETS website. The slot scheduling of GRE 2020 general test dates is online. Candidates do not have the option to register for paper delivered tests if their location has the provision for computer-delivered test and GRE General test dates are available. Candidates who are residents of locations where the GRE test is not conducted in computer delivered mode have to apply online for the GRE paper-delivered test. It may be noted that the GRE subject test is conducted in paper delivered mode only.

GRE Test Dates 2020 - Paper Delivered Tests

Candidates who have to opt for paper delivered tests will have a limitation of a maximum of 3 GRE exam dates 2020 per year (September, October and April). The GRE Test Dates are given below for different regions of the world, as may vary.

Exception to Monday Testing: Candidates who have GRE 2020 test dates for paper delivered exams and are unable to appear on the GRE test date due to religious reasons, can request the authorities for an alternate exam date, provided that they confirm their affiliation with a recognized religious body that has rules to this effect. Given below are test dates of GRE 2020 as per the location.

GRE Test Dates 2020 for US and Puerto Rico

Test Dates

Registration Deadline


Deadline (Regular)

Deadline (Late)

Deadline for Supplementary Test Centre and Monday Administration


Approximate date for mailing Score Report

February 1, 2020

December 27, 2019

January 3, 2020

December 13, 2019

March 2. 2020

March 13, 2020

GRE 2020 Test Dates for all other locations including US Territories

Test Dates

Registration Deadline


Deadline (Regular)

Deadline (Late)

Deadline for Supplementary Test Centre and Monday Administration


Approximate date for mailing Score Report

February 1, 2020

December 20, 2019

December 27, 2019

December 6, 2019

March 2, 2020

March 13, 2020

How to Check GRE Test Dates Availability for Computer Delivered Test?

Candidates who wish to appear for GRE test in the coming year have to follow the steps as provided below to know the GRE 2020 test dates:

Steps to Check GRE Test Dates for Computer Delivered Test

Step 1: Visit the ETS website at

Step 2: Enter the type of GRE test, two preferred months to appear for the exam and preferred city.


Step 3: Now click on ‘Find available test centres and dates’.


Step 4: The page that opens will show three categories with different colors:

  • Seats available (light green)

  • No Seats available (Grey)

  • Select Date (Orange)

Step 5: Select any of the suitable dates to see if the address of available test centres.


Step 6: Now click on show test times’. The screen that follows will show available time slots for that particular GRE test date and centre.


GRE Exam Date Selection 2020

Those who have searched for the availability of GRE 2020 test dates and their preferred test centres have to follow certain guidelines as given below:

How to Select GRE Test Date?

Step 1: Visit the official website of ETS

Step 2: Register and create a new account on ETS website.

Step 3: Login into ETS account.

Step 4: Now select the preferred exam that has to be taken, i.e. GRE paper delivered test or GRE computer delivered test.

Step 5: Select the GRE 2020 exam date and test centre as per the convenience.

Step 6: Provide all personal and educational details

Step 7: Proceed with payment of GRE 2020 registration fees.

Rescheduling GRE Test Dates 2020

Candidates have the option to reschedule an already selected GRE exam date. One has to pay an additional fee to reschedule the GRE test and this varies for GRE General test and GRE subject test. It may be noted that the dates must be rescheduled within 1 year of original test dates of GRE 2020. The reschedule request has to be made at least 4 days prior to the GRE 2020 test date. While contacting the GRE services for a reschedule request, one should have the following details in hand:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Address

  • Registration Number

  • GRE test date 2020

  • Candidate’s preferred GRE exam centre

  • New GRE test date

GRE Test Cancellation 2020

Candidates who have already booked a GRE test date and time slot for appearing in the GRE exam are provided with the facility to make changes to the schedule or even cancel. All one has to do is to make a request to GRE Services for or cancellation of scheduled examination. This has to be done at least before 4 days prior to the GRE test. For people belonging to Mainland China this timeline is 10 days. This guideline has to be adhered so that 50% GRE test fee can be refunded which is not possible otherwise.

The GRE test cancellation request has to contain the following details:

  • Candidate’s name

  • Date of Birth

  • Candidate’s complete address

  • Registration Number

  • GRE 2020 test date and test centre

Key Points related to GRE Test Dates 2020

  • In order to register for the GRE test, one has to create an ETS account. Those already having an account have to sign in for GRE exam date registration.

  • Before starting with the GRE registration, candidates are advised to first go for checking availability of GRE 2020 test dates.

  • The GRE test dates 2020 and centres are allotted on a first come- first served basis.

  • There is no limit for taking the GRE General test for an aspirant. The computer delivered GRE test can be taken 5 times in a year (in 365 days) with a gap of at least 21 days and the paper delivered test can be taken whenever its offered (thrice a year).

  • For GRE subject test, it can be given in paper delivered mode only and has a limit of 3 times a year, i.e. September, October and April.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GRE Test Dates 2020

Question: Is calculator allowed on GRE computer delivered test date?


The GRE General Test of computer-delivered mode includes an on-screen calculator for use in the Quantitative Reasoning section. Thus, candidates need not bring calculator along.

Question: Is passport mandatory while selecting the GRE test dates 2020?


No, passport is per se not a mandatory document but is required to affirm the location of candidate. Also during registration, passport details are verified with those uploaded in the registration form.

Question: I want to cancel the already selected GRE computer delivered test date. Will I get any refund?


Candidates can get 50% refund on paid fee, provided that the cancellation request is made at least 4 days prior to the GRE exam date.

Question: How can I retake the test again on another GRE 2020 test date?


Candidates can appear for GRE computer delivered test date with a gap of 21 days between two tests. The test can be taken for 5 times a year.

Question: How to know when and where the GRE test is offered in my location?


Candidates have to check the available test date and exam centre as available on the ETS website whose link has been shared above.

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Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.

Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!


I am a student of galgotias university and my gre score is 310 and having 8+ cgpa in mechanical engineering. I done two intenships one from DRDO and other one from Indian railway. Also i had done two research paper. What are my chances of getting technical university of Munich or Berlin.?

dheeraj reddy 14th Feb, 2020

Hi sajal

As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.

GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.

You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.

You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.

For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.

Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).

Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.

I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.

With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!


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.

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Graduation in dental surgery(5yr)+3 yr work ex. Masters in hopsital admin(2 yr) + 3 yr of work ex. Wish to pursue PhD in health allied course in USA. Am i eligible to apply also how much GRE score would be required to apply for a good university?

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.

Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.

However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.

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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!

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