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GRE Exam Fee in India 2021- How to pay and other details

GRE Exam Fee in India 2021- How to pay and other details

What is GRE?

GRE is amongst the most critical exams required for the students if they want to study abroad. GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is conducted by Educational Training Service (ETS). The GRE registration is done on the official website of ETS. It is an exam that can be conducted online or on paper. There are two types of GRE, namely general test and subject test. The countries like USA, Canada, UK, Australia and many more accept GRE. The validity of this exam is for five years. This exam is given by those who want to study in graduate as well as management schools. This general type exam contains verbal, analytical writing and quantitative section. The subject type exam contains chemistry, biology, English, mathematics, physics and psychology. The duration of the GRE is 3.5-3.75 hours. Candidates can use a calculator during the examination.

GRE 2021: Key Highlights

Due to the ongoing pandemic, there are specific changes in the GRE, some of which are listed below:

  • The GRE exam fee in India is revised. The candidates now have to pay the US $213 instead of US $205.
  • Now, students can give the GRE from home instead of going to the centres.
  • There will be no hard copy of the scorecard available to the student.
  • The exam takes place under live proctors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Candidates can give this exam five times a year with a difference of 16 days between the examinations.

What are the eligibility criteria for the GRE?

There are no such eligibility criteria to give a GRE examination either for general or subject test. Students opting for management courses can give GRE. There is no minimum age limit to give the exam. There is no qualification or work experience required. A good hold on the English language is essential. As legal documents are required, students should have to verify their identity. For Indian candidates, the passport is the legal document requirement.  If you have given GRE general test 5 times in a year and the GRE subject test 3 times in a year, you cannot register yourself again.

Some of the schools have different requirements, and the candidate should verify those requirements with the school and have the required documents. Minimum GRE score is also at a time different for different schools. Therefore, candidates should always crosscheck with the requirements of the schools of their interest.

GRE Exam Fee

The  GRE exam fee in India for the general test type has initially been US $205, which was approximately INR 15,000. For the Indian candidates, the fees have been updated to US $213, which is approximately INR 15,600. The GRE exam fee for subject test type is US $150, which is approximately INR 11,000. The fees are inclusive of any value-added tax or similar taxes.

GRE Special Handling Requests

ETS also charges special handling requests fees for both general and subject tests. If rescheduling the exam, the fees charges are US $50, which is approximately INR 3,660. If the candidate wants to change the centre of the examination, the fees are US $50, approximately INR 3,660. There are also test material available by ETS on their website. The candidates wanting the test materials can purchase, and the fees range between the US $20- the US $72, which is approximately INR 1,400 – INR 5,200.


How to Register for GRE?


The registration process for the GRE examination is straightforward. There are seven simple steps to register:

  1. Visit the official website of ETS.
  • Visit the ETS’s official website, conduct the GRE examination, and have an official website where all the updates regarding the GRE are given. When you open the ETS website, you will have to select the grey ETS account option.
  1. Create an account
  • After the first step, you will create an account. As with any other website, you need to create an account if you have not created it earlier. You will then click on the “Create an Account” button on the website.
  1. Fill up personal information.
  • The third step will include giving your personal information. The website will redirect the page to a form where you will have to fill up personal details. The details will be fundamental, like your Name, Address, E-mail, Gender etc.
  1. Username and Password
  • The fourth step will be to set up a username and a strong password for your account. Make sure to keep a solid and new password that you do not use for any other account. There will also be a security question. Then, you will receive an e-mail on your registered e-mail id, and you will have to verify it.
  1. Registration for the appointment
  • The fifth step is to book yourself an appointment by registering yourself. After completing the basic login steps, a home page will open up for you in which a button saying “Register/Find Test Centres, Dates” needs to be selected. You will have to select that button for the registration process.
  1. Fill up the GRE form.
  • The sixth step is to fill in your options about the GRE. You will then see a new form in which you will have to fill up test type, test centre, date etc., as per your own choice.
  1. Payment of GRE fees
  • The last and final step is how to pay for GRE in India. After verifying all your details, you need to pay the GRE fees through different payment option like debit card, credit card, PayPal etc.


GRE Exam Centres


There is an option for the candidates to give the examination either on paper or on computer, the ETS books exam centres for the candidates to give their examination. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the students can give the GRE online from home. But there is a list of exam centres provided by the ETS if any candidate has opted for the exam on paper mode. The GRE centres are as follows:

  1. Delhi
  • Home Edition, Cheshire Home India: Delhi Unit, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025
  • Council for American Education: A-260 (3RD Floor), Defence Colony, New Delhi, India 110024
  • Merit: A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, Qutab Institutional Area, Near JNU, USO Road, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, Near FAI, New Delhi, India 110067
  1. Mumbai
  • Prometric testing – Aruna Manharlal Shah Institute of Managem: Maneklal Amulakhrai Mehta Marg, Off LBS. Road, B/H MTNL Telephone Exchange, Mumbai, India 400086
  • Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd: 6th Floor, Techniplex1 (Gate No.2), Goregaon(W), Ratnakar Bank Building, Balwa Group, Mumbai, India
  • Avon Academy: 304, 3rd Floor. Shiv Centre, Plot No-72. Sector-17. Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India 400706
  • Grad-Dreams education consulting Pvt. Ltd: 2ND FLOOR, FALCON COURT, HARI OM NAGAR, MULUND EAST, Mumbai, India 400081
  1. Kolkata
  • Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: Millennium City,9th Floor, Block DN-62, Sector V, Salt Lake, KOLKATA, India 700091
  • Agile Technologies and Solutions, Vasudeva, 4th Floor, 1, Iswar Ganguli Street, Kalighat, Kolkata, India 700026
  1. Jaipur
  • Kalvi Institute Private Ltd: 2 Katewa Nagar Ext, Gujar Kithari, Near Sri ram School, Metro Pillar 69, New Sanganer Road, Jaipur, India 302019
  1. Cochin
  • Sacred Heart College Computer Lab, Thevara, Cochin, India 682013
  1. Tirupati
  • ANCONS International: Arch Road, Above Syndicate Bank Bldg, Bairagipatteda, Tirupati, India 517501
  1. Ahmedabad
  • Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: 5th Floor, Unit 501, Parshwanath Esquare, Prahaladnagar Corporate Road, AHMEDABAD, India 3800051
  1. Chennai
  • Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: Unit #8,3rd Floor, Centennial Square, No 6A, Dr Ambedkar Road, Kodambakkam, India 600024
  • Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd – Dr V.P.R Nagar C/o Dhanalakshmi Engineering C: Administrative Block-1st Floor Off Tambaram, Manimangalam Post, India 601301
  1. Bangalore
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited: 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, Whitefield, ITPL Road, Bangalore, India 560066
  • Prometric Testing Private Limited: 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, White Field ITPL Road, BENGALURU, India 560048
  1. Chandigarh
  • Saint Kabir Public School: Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh UT, India 160019
  1. Indore
  • Prestige Institute of Management and Research: Scheme No:74 C, Vijay Nagar, Indore, India 452010


GRE Scores

GRE scores are the marks you obtain in the examination. There are three sections in GRE, namely, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. For, verbal reasoning the score should be between 130-170 in 1-point increments. In the quantitative reasoning section, the score should also be between 130-170 with 1-point increments, and in analytical writing, the score should be between 0-6 in half-point increments. There will be no scores for the question that will be left unanswered. The GRE score report given to the student comes between  10-15 days after the exam. To get into the top schools, the GRE score should be above 320. For, GRE subject test, the score should be between 200-990 in 10-point increments.



Frequently asked questions for GRE General Test.

  1. Which schools accept GRE scores?
  • GRE is accepted in schools located in many different countries around the globe. More than 120 countries accept GRE scores. Schools in countries like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, UK and many more countries accept GRE scores. To know the particular school names, visit the official page of ETS.
  1. What is the pattern of the GRE General Test?
  • GRE contains three sections, verbal section, quantitative section and analytical writing section. The verbal section will include sentence correction, reading comprehension and text completion. All will be multiple-choice questions. The following section will be a quantitative section which will include quantitative comparison questions, multiple-choice questions with one answer choice, the multiple-choice question with multiple answer choice and numeric entry questions. The last section will be analytical writing.
  1. How can I prepare for the GRE?
  • To prepare for GRE, one should practice as much as possible. Mock exam papers are available online, and the candidate should practice as many mock exams as possible. Also, test material is available on the ETS website, consisting of material ranging from US $20- the US $72, which is approximately INR 1,400 – INR 5,200.
  1. How can we score well in the analytical writing section?
  • A six-point holistic scale decides the score for each of the essays. Each essay is checked by one trained evaluator. In holistic scoring, trained evaluators give scores based on the overall quality of an essay. An e-evaluator, a computerised program developed by ETS, identifies writing proficiency through the submitted essays and gives scores. If the human and e-evaluator scores match closely, the average of the two scores makes the final score. If they disagree, a second human evaluator is appointed, and the final score is the average of the two scores evaluated by the human evaluators. For the analytical writing section, candidates get a single score. The most crucial aspect in scoring the Analytical Writing section is checking your critical thinking and analytical writing skills rather than grammar and vocabulary. During the scoring process, your essay responses on the Analytical Writing section will be reviewed by trained analysts using ETS essay-similarity-detection software and by experienced essay evaluators.

Frequently asked questions for GRE Subject test

  1. Is it a good idea to take the GRE Subject Test?
  • YES! Taking GRE subject test is a good idea if you want to stand out from other candidates. This test will test your knowledge of specific subjects, which helps you prominent in the respective backgrounds. You may also want to give both GRE general and subject test for better performance.
  1. How many times can I give GRE?
  • In a year, you can only give GRE subject test 3 times that too with a gap of 16 days between the first exam.
  1. How is the scoring done for the GRE subject test?
  • The attained score of the candidate will depend on the number of questions you answer correctly. Questions you answer incorrectly or leave or more than one option is selected will be counted as incorrect. There is no deduction in marks for incorrect answers. Equating is a process that will convert the raw scores into scaled scores.

4. How much is the GRE exam fee in India?

  • For Indian students opting for GRE General Test, US $213, which is approximately INR 15,600, is the fee. For GRE Subject Test, US $150, which is approximately INR 11,000, is the fee.