GRE General Test 2021 - Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Fee

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Graduate Record Examination or commonly known as GRE is an exam for graduates and professionals to explore their options of higher studies at universities abroad and create more opportunities. The GRE score is accepted by more than 1,200 business schools around the world. Interested candidates can check out the country-wise list of institutes at the official website. The exam is taken by more than half a million applicants every year at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. Candidates can pursue master’s, specialized master’s in business, MBA, J.D. or Doctoral degrees using the GRE score. The examination is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The article will help you in understanding the GRE 2021 exam in a better way in terms of the application procedure, eligibility, pattern, and more.

GRE 2021 Latest Update - ETS has announced the acceptance of the Aadhaar Card (w.e.f 1st July) from Indian students if new/ renewed passports are not available for GRE registrations. It is done in view of the COVID-19 situation in the country. The rule is applicable for GRE General Test, GRE General Test at Home and GRE Subject Tests commencing from October 2021.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, ETS has launched GRE General Test At Home for locations where the computer-based format was available earlier. It is not launched yet in Mainland China and Iran. In this mode, candidates can take the test on their own computer at their homes. They must meet the system requirements set by ETS. The computer will be monitored by a human proctor.

GRE Exam 2021 - Quick Overview

Exam name

GRE General Test or Graduate Record Examination General Test or GRE

Exam conducting authority

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Official website

www.ets.org/gre

Courses covered

Masters and Doctoral

Exam Mode

Offline and Online

Application mode

Online


Available Application Forms

GRE 2021 Important Dates

In most regions of the world, the test is available throughout the year except for weekends and designated holidays. However, in Mainland China, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea, the test can be taken only three times per month.

It must be noted that the paper-based GRE General Test is conducted up to two times per year (February and November) in areas where computer-based testing is not available. The exam is generally conducted through a Computer-based mode.

Candidates need to register for the test after checking the availability of the test at their preferred test centre. The important dates for GRE 2021 are as under:

Months

GRE General Test Dates

January

27th and 28th January 2021

February

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, and 25th February 2021

March

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, and 31st March 2021

April

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th April 2021

May

2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, and 31st May 2021

June

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th June 2021

July

1st, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th 13th, 14th 15th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th July 2021

August

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st August 2021

September

7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September 2021

October

5th, 12th, and 26th October 2021

November

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th November 2021

December

7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th December 2021

- There are deadlines for application submission. Candidates must keep them in mind. The test can be taken once in 21 days and up to 5 times a year.

- Eczema can be scheduled online, through the mail, over the telephone, or through fax. The best option is through online registration.

- Please note that the GRE scores are sent to the selected colleges and universities 10 to 15 days after the test date. So, ensure that you take the test as such that the score reaches the institute well before the college’s application deadline.


GRE 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

Pattern for Paper-Based Exam

It includes questions based on Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Each section has two sub-sections. Here are the details:

Sections

Sub-sections

Questions

Duration

Analytical Writing

One Section

Two tasks

60 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

Section 1

50

60 minutes

Section 2

Quantitative Reasoning

Section 1

50

70 minutes

Section 2

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Pattern for Computer-Based Exam

Sections

Sub-sections

Questions

Duration

Analytical Writing

One Section

Two tasks

60 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

Section 1

40

60 minutes

Section 2

Quantitative Reasoning

Section 1

40

70 minutes

 

Unscored

Varies

Varies

Varies

Research

Varies

Varies

Varies

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The overall duration of the computer-based test is three hours 45 minutes with a 10-minutes break following the third section.

GRE Syllabus (2021 Latest)

The GRE syllabus for all three sections is mentioned below:

Analytical Writing

This section tests the applicant’s ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and effective manner, support ideas with reasons and instances, examine claims and evidence, sustain a coherent, well-focused discussion, and control the elements of standard written English. Candidates can take a look at the question types on the official website.

Verbal Reasoning

Questions in the verbal reasoning section test the candidate's ability to analyse and draw conclusions, identify the author's perspective, distinguish major points from minor, summarise text, understand the structure of the text, and more. Topics included are:

  • Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
  • Verb Tense
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Quantitative Reasoning

This section measures the candidate’s ability to understand quantitative information, solve problems using mathematical models, and apply basic mathematical skills and elementary concepts. Topics covered in quantitative reasoning are as under:

  • Sets Theory
  • Number properties
  • Order of operations
  • Powers and roots
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Permutation & combination
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Pipes, cisterns, work, time
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Volume and surface area
  • Lines and angles
  • Quadrilateral
  • Triangles
  • Polygon
  • Circles


GRE 2021 Eligibility

The exam conducting authority, ETS, has not prescribed any eligibility conditions for the exam. However, here are some of the criteria which are understood from the exam structure.

  • There is no age limit for appearing in the GRE General Test.
  • Candidates must have completed an undergraduate course.
  • Check with the university you are interested in for the requirement of GRE score. Not all universities and courses require a GRE score.

GRE 2021 Application Process

Candidates can register for the GRE exam 2021 through various modes. We have covered the detailed procedure of all the modes here. However, we suggest submitting the application forms online as it is the most convenient and quick approach.

GRE Registration Fee

The registration fee for all the modes is the same. Indian students are required to pay US $213 as a registration fee for the GRE General Test.

GRE 2021 Online Registration

Here are the steps for online registration.

  • Visit the official website for GRE at https://www.ets.org/gre and click on the 'ETS Account' button in the top right corner.
  • Now, click on the 'Create an Account' button for new registration.
  • Provide the details asked for.
  • Select the test centres and exam dates as per your preference.
  • After this, you will be redirected to the fee payment page.
  • Make the fee payment and take a print of the acknowledgement receipt.

Registration through Mail (Post)

  • Take a print of the application form.
  • Fill in all the details.
  • Send the application fee along with the requisite application fee to the following address:

Prometric

2nd floor, DLF Infinity Tower–A

Sector 25, Phase II,

DLF City, Gurgaon,

Haryana – 122002

India

A confirmation number, test center address, and reporting time will be emailed, mailed, or faxed.

Note: The application form must reach the above address three weeks prior to the earliest selected test date.

Phone Registration

  • Call the Regional Registration Center (RRC), Prometric, Gurgaon, Haryana on 91-124-4147700. The call must be made at least two business days prior to the selected test date.

Fax Registration

  • Print the application form and fill it with all the details.
  • Send the application form to 91-124-4147773 with the fee amount through fax.

The form must be received at least seven days prior to the first choice of the test date.


Other Details

GRE Test Centres in India

Here are the details of GRE test centres in India:

Test Centre City

Test Centre Location/ Address

Allahabad

IPEM

119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad

Ahmedabad

Prometric Testing Private Limited

5th Floor, Unit 501, Parshwanath Esquare, Prahladnagar Corporate Road, Prahlad Nagar, Satellite, Ahmedabad

Bengaluru

Prometric Testing Private Limited

3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, Whitefield, ITPL Road, South Taluk, Bangalore

IDomain Technologies

No 65, First Floor, 2nd A–Cross, KHB Colony, Koramangla, 5th Block, Behind Infosys and Tavant Technologies Building, Opposite to Peas Park, Bangalore

Chandigarh

Saint Kabir Public School

Sector 26 – Computer Lab,

Chandigarh

Chennai

Prometric Testing Private Limited

Unit #8,3rd Floor, Centennial Square,

No 6A, Dr Ambedkar Road,

Kodambakkam, Chennai

Everonn Systems India Limited

15, Jagannathan Road,

Nungambakkam, 2nd Floor, Romar House, Chennai

Coimbatore

ANCONS International

#15, Sethuram Bldg, Ground Floor, Sundaresa Layout, Lane adj IOB Race Course Br., Trichy Road, Coimbatore

Gurgaon

Prometric Testing Private Limited

Iris Tech Park, 2nd Floor Tower A, Sector 48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon

ETS Onsite UAS Intl Production Lab

2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower A, Sector 25, Gurgaon

Hyderabad

Prometric Testing Private Limited

9th Floor, Unit -2, Kapil Towers IT Block, Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Opposite ICICI Bank Building, Nanakramguda, Serilingampaly, Mandal, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Kolkata

Indexpo Corporation

Binary House – 2, Circus Market Place, 2nd Near Our Lady Queen Of The Missions School, (Park Circus 7 point crossing), Calcutta

Mumbai

Prometric Testing Private Limited

6th Floor, Techniplex1 (Gate No.2), Goregaon (W), Ratnakar Bank Building, Balwa Group, Off Veer Savarkar Flyover Goregaon (W), Mumbai

Mysore

Exuberant Technologies Private Limited

#19, Block No 8, Diya Complex, Dr. Rajkumar Road, JSS Layout, Mysore

New Delhi

Cyberstation

CPS Global, E-512, 3rd Floor Sector 7, Dwarka (Near Ramphal Chowk), New Delhi

Merit

A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, Qutab Institutional Area, Near JNU, U.S.O Road, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi

Council for American Education

A-260 (3rd Floor), Defence Colony, New Delhi

Pune

GRAD Dreams Education Consulting Private Limited

205–206, 2nd Floor, Manish Plaza, Opposite Brahma Majestic, NIBM Road, Kondhwa, Pune

Trivandrum

Prometric Testing Private Limited

C/o Hotel Ruby Arena, Kumarapuram Road, Trivandrum

Prometric Testing Private Limited

7th Floor, K.E.K Towers, Opposite Trida Complex, Maloor Lane, Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum

GRE General Result/ Score

The GRE General result is provided in candidates' respective accounts. The result is released in the form of scores. The GRE test scores will be uploaded to the candidate's GRE account 10 to 15 days after the test date. So, candidates can check their scores using their login credentials. The scores are sent to the selected universities within three weeks of the test date. Candidates are intimated about the GRE result via email message


GRE 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Are GRE test centres open in India for the 2021 exam?

Considering the COVID-19 situation in the country, it is difficult to say if the GRE test centres will be operational for the year 2021. ETS has introduced the GRE at-home edition so that test-takers can appear for the exam from their home with all safety.

Question 2: What is the marking scheme for the GRE General Test?

For the Analytical Writing section, the marking is done between 0-6 in half-point increments, for the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections, the marking is done between 130-170 points with 1-point increments.

Question 3: What is a good GRE score?

There is no range for a good score. Every university has its own GRE score cut-off. So, candidates are required to score equal to or higher than the set cut-off. A high GRE score will increase the chances of securing a seat in your preferred university.

Question 4: What will be the validity of the GRE score?

The GRE score remains valid for five years from the day of the exam.

Question 5: Will I get any study material for the GRE General Test?

Yes. The free and Paid study material for the GRE General Test is available on the official website. You can access the same and start your preparation.


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