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GRE Exam Fees 2024: Check Out GRE Fees in India

Updated on 22 February, 2024

upGrad Abroad Team

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Before delving deeper into the GRE exam fees, you should know that the examination has two versions, i.e., the General and Subject tests. Usually, the former is the most popular test version, but some universities may ask for the Subject test scores, too. Let us now see how much the GRE exam schedule and other important handling request fees will cost.

GRE Exam Fee in India

The 2024 GRE test fee in India is 22,500 for the General exam. The examination fee around the world may  The fee for the GRE Subject Test in India is ₹14,500

India₹22,500 (nearly $271)
Other Countries$220 (nearly ₹18,200)
China$231 (nearly ₹19,100)

Source: ETS official website

GRE at Home Test Fee

The GRE at Home test fees is same as of the GRE test centers, i.e., ₹22,500 for the GRE General test.

GRE Exam Fee: Cancellation Charges

The cancellation fee for the GRE exam in India is half of the original exam fee provided that the candidate applies for cancellation no later than four days prior to the test date. The official GRE documents should be scrutinized for information on the terms and conditions and refund policies. 

GRE Rescheduling Fee & Other Handling Fees

Now that you are familiar with the GRE exam scheduling fees in India, let us have a look at the fees for the special handling requests like rescheduling, changing test center, score review, additional score report, etc.

Special Handling RequestFees
Rescheduling fee₹5,000
Changing test center₹5,000
Changing your Subject Test₹5,000
Additional score report₹2,900
Score review₹5,900
Score reinstatement₹5,000
Returned payment₹2,900

Source: ETS India official website

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Another important aspect of this exam, along with fees, is the GRE exam date. If you are wondering what are the important dates for GRE 2024, explore our article on GRE Exam Dates. Remember, choosing the right exam date is as important as making a preparation strategy. This is because even though the tests are available on most days, yet they are not available on all days. Hence, to ensure you can to take the test on the day you wish to, you must keep a close tab on the GRE exam dates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to register for the GRE?

There are two ways to register for the GRE, either through the ETS website or by phone. Registering through ETS involves the following steps ; 

  1. Visit ETS website
  2. Create your ETS account 
  3. On the GRE home page, select Register/Find Test Centers.
  4. Verify your email address, then continue.
  5. Book your test appointment by confirming your time zone or selecting a new one.
  6. Choose the two months you would like to take the test, and select an available test date from the calendar.
  7. Select an available time slot and tap on "Register for this test."
  8. Pay the test fees

Another way to register for the GRE is by contacting your country's Regional Registration Center (RRC).  In India, the name of the Regional Registration Center is Prometric and is located in Gurgaon, Haryana. 

How can I cancel my registration for the GRE?

You can cancel your GRE registration online via your ETS account or by contacting Prometric, the Regional Registration Center (RRC) of India. If you choose to cancel via phone, you must provide your appointment confirmation number to the RRC.

What are the documents required for the GRE?

As per the new ETS regulations, candidates registering for the GRE must possess a valid passport with name, photograph, signature, and original Aadhar Card. Also, they are supposed to undergo a mandatory ID verification process at the test center that may include photo identification and biometric voice, fingerprinting, videotaping, and signature comparison.

Recommended Read: Documents Required for GRE Exam

How to pay fees for the GRE in India?

Students registering for the GRE can pay the registration fees using various modes of payment such as credit or debit card, PayPal, money order, or a personal check payable to ETS-GRE.

Is GRE retake free?

No, the GRE retake is not free. However, students can opt for a GRE fee reduction voucher by filling out the GRE Fee Reduction Request Form and submitting it to the ETS. Candidates may use a GRE Fee Reduction Voucher for both General and Subject Tests. With the help of this voucher, they get a 50% reduction in the original fee amount.

Should I pay for the GRE whenever I reappear for it?

Yes, you must pay the GRE fee as many times as you reappear for the exam. However, you can apply for a GRE fee reduction voucher that ETS offers for the students. You must complete the GRE Fee Reduction Request Form and submit it to the ETS to get the voucher.

Which is better, the GRE or the GATE?

If we talk about global reach, it would not be wrong to say that GRE is comparatively more acceptable than GATE. In India, there are more than 10 universities that accept GRE scores. However, GATE scores are accepted only by a few German technical colleges and some Indian universities.

How difficult is the GRE?

The GRE consists of three sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. It is considered challenging due to tricky mathematical problems, vocabulary, and reading passages. However, with the right preparation, students can crack the exam.

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