How to Apply for GRE Test

GRE has been the most important exam for people who have always dreamt of joining grad school, but with the increase in the domain of GRE to the B-schools as well, even MBA aspirants have also started preparing for the exam. Preparing for GRE is one thing but applying for it is an issue of concern. Therefore it is important to have all facts and challenges cleared so that you won’t be facing any problems while filling the form or at the time of choosing the center of examination. So, if you are also worried about the ground rules that you need to know while filling the form, then by reading this article, it will be a smooth sail through the whole process.

Registration Checklist

Before starting any procedure, it is important to understand all the policies, processes and the fee structure, so that you won’t come across any unwelcome surprises. Make sure you understand every step.

Create your ETS Account

Before you can start the registration process, it is compulsory for you to create an account on the official ETS website. ETS account is not necessary only to book a slot or register for your GRE exam; it is also used for viewing the score and for accessing other services. Before you start creating your account, review relevant info like the name you can use for registering and what can be done for changing the name.

Requirements of ID

It is your responsibility to bring valid ID proofs to the exam centers. The name on the ID proof, your ETS account and the registered name of test should be exactly the same.

Test Centers and Dates

You can view the available test centers and test dates for each. Register according to your comfort. The available seats for computer-based exams can also be seen on the ETS website. But registering for GRE cannot be initiated until you have logged into your GRE account.

Registering for the Computer-delivered Test

Computer-based exam is conducted the year-round and booking a slot is easy. For booking a slot, log into your ETS GRE account and register for the computer-based exam.

To register for Paper-based test

Paper-based test is conducted just thrice a year and it is available at places only where the computer-based exam is not available. Registering for the paper-delivered test is same as a computer-delivered test but with a slight difference in choosing the options. Select paper-delivered test icon on the screen in place of choosing the icon present for the computer-delivered exam.

Rescheduling or canceling the test

Rescheduling or cancellation of test can be done upto four days before the test. Fine money of $50 will be required for rescheduling the test. If you cancel the test, you will get a refund of half of the original fees.

Reporting the score

You can report your score to a maximum of four grad schools for free, but after that, you need to pay extra $27 for sending the score.

These are a few essential pieces of information before a person starts filling up the form and registers for GRE through the official site of ETS. If you find yourself stuck at some point, don’t lose your composure and look for the answer on the ETS website, as they contain all the authentic information that you may need.  

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