GRE Test Dates 2018
Ranjini Basu, 17 Nov 2018, #GRE

GRE Test Dates 2018 – Aspirants, willing to appear for GRE®, the aptitude test conducted by ETS® are required to create ‘My GRE Account’ in order to check the available GRE 2018 test dates. The GRE test is divided into two formats, namely GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. The test takers can register for either a computer-delivered test or a paper- delivered test pertaining to GRE General Test. However, for the GRE Subject Test, candidates need to write a paper-based format. The GRE 2018 test date for the subject test varies from the GRE test dates 2018 of the General GRE test. The computer-based GRE 2018 is offered year-round at more than 1,000 Prometric test centres in more than 160 countries. Aspirants can appear for the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if the candidates cancel their scores on a test taken previously. Applicants are required to keep the following points in mind while checking the GRE test dates 2018.

How to check the GRE 2018 Test Dates?

For choosing a preferred date for the GRE 2018 exam, create ‘My GRE Account’ and register. If you are already registered with ETS, you can just sign in and register.

  • It is not imperative for candidates to complete the GRE 2018 registration process to be able to view the available GRE 2018 test dates and centres.

  • While selecting a GRE test dates 2018, one must ensure to choose the date which will help in scores being reported on time to meet the application deadlines of the chosen universities.

  • For the GRE Subject Test, not all test centres are open on all GRE 2018 test dates. The GRE test centre list is usually updated on a monthly basis throughout the year.

Applicants are required to create an account or log into their GRE accounts to view and register for available GRE 2018 test dates. However, for GRE Subject Test, one should make sure that the test centre is open on the mentioned date.

Click here to check the availability of GRE Test Dates

Formats of GRE General Test

There are two formats of GRE General Test and candidates can choose any format depending on the availability of the same.

1. Paper-delivered Test- While selecting a GRE test date, candidates should ensure that the scores will be reported in time to meet the application deadlines. For paper-delivered tests, scores reports are sent to the score recipients you designate according to the approximate score report mailing dates listed below. It does take some time for the delivery of scores and processing by the institution. One can avail the paper-delivered GRE General Test as often as it is offered.

2. Computer-delivered Test- There are 14 Regional Division Registration Centers for GRE® Computer-delivered Tests in International Locations. Prospective test takers can select a GRE Test date 2018 computer-delivered GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a year’s time (365 days).

The address of India’s Prometric Test centre is-


2nd floor

DLF Infinity Tower–A

Sector 25, Phase II

DLF City Gurgaon

Haryana 122002


Phone: 91-124-4147700

Fax: 91-124-4147773

Selection of GRE Test Dates 2018

Candidates are advised to check for a preferable GRE test date and centre before they actually register. The steps provided below will explain the complete process of selecting the test dates of GRE 2018.

Step 1. Go to Find Test Centres and Dates page in the official website of ETS or check the above window.

Step 2. From the first drop-down list “Select a test”. This lists the GRE General test as well as all the GRE Subject Tests.

Step 3. From the second drop-down list, choose the test centre location.

Step 4. The page displays ‘Find GRE test dates within this two-month period’ and shows the dates of next two months. The candidate may choose to see the dates in the displayed two months or click the arrow button to view the subsequent two months.

Step 5.  Key in the Restricted Reservation Code, if any. This is an optional feature.

Step 6. Click ‘Find available test centres and dates'

Step 7. The next page displays the available dates in the two-month period. The GRE test date is colour coded and the index below projects the same-

Green: Available GRE test dates

Grey: Seat unavailable

Orange: Selected GRE test date

Step 8. Clicking on the date will display the test centres available. It will also display the directions to the selected GRE test centre as well as the available slot and the number of seats available at the particular centre.

GRE Test Dates 2018: Monday Testing

GRE Services facilitates Monday testing for candidates who have religious convictions barring them from appearing for the GRE test on Saturday. The candidates are requested to mail the following information to the officials: 

  • Registration form of GRE

  • GRE registration Fees

  • Letter confirming the candidate’s affiliation with the religious community whose conviction prevents the candidate from appearing for a test on Saturday. This letter should be attested by the cleric.

Important information for candidates opting for Monday testing:

  • The required documents should be received by GRE Services by the special registration deadline date.

  • The GRE 2018 test centre number on the registration form should be left blank

  • The city and state where the candidate prefers to be tested to be mentioned in the form only.

  • The candidate will be assigned the closest available centre within 125 miles.

  • Standby testing option is not available for Monday testing candidates

Rescheduling GRE Test Date 2018

Candidates are permitted to reschedule their test dates within the testing year. The reschedule should be done at least four days before the scheduled exam. To reschedule a test which was scheduled for Friday, the candidates are suggested to send in the request by Monday.  Inform GRE Services by phone or mail regarding the change along with the following details:

  • Name of the candidates

  • Date of birth

  • Complete Address

  • Registration Number

  • GRE Test date

  • Preferred GRE test centre

  • New test date of GRE

Requests sent by mail need to reach GRE Services at least four days prior to the scheduled GRE 2018 test date.

Cancelling GRE Test Dates 2018

Prospective test takers can avail the facility of cancelling their scheduled exams by informing the GRE Services. Cancellation of a test has to be done at least four days prior to the stipulated exam date to avail refund equivalent to 50 percent of the GRE test fee.

Candidates are required to send in their cancellation request along with the following credentials:

  • Name of the candidate

  • Date of birth

  • Complete Address

  • Registration Number

  • Test date of GRE

There are no specific eligibility criteria for GRE 2018. Aspirants can appear for the test irrespective of age and qualification. The GRE syllabus depends on whether the candidate is appearing for GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test. The syllabus and GRE pattern differ for both the GRE General test and the GRE Subject test. Interested candidates can download the GRE sample papers for both the formats of GRE 2018.

Aspirants who are interested in pursuing a Masters degree, specialised Masters course, MBA or PhD degree can sit for the GRE Test. Conducted by ETS, it is a standardised test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate schools across the globe. Candidates can take the computer-delivered GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if a test taker cancels the scores of the test taken previously. One may opt for the paper-delivered GRE General Test but should note that the same is offered up to three times a year. It is a mandate for all aspirants to check the application deadlines of the institute/s; then check the GRE test dates 2018 before registering for the test.

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