The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) —  administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) — is a global level entrance test that is an admission requirement of thousands of graduate schools. Prospective applicants who are interested in pursuing a masters degree in any field or a PhD appear for this test. If you are one of those applicants, you have to first register and pay a GRE fee. So, how much does it cost to appear for the GRE exam? Let’s find out!

GRE Exam Fees 

The GRE offers tests in two formats — General Test and Subject Test. The general test is structured in a way to measure your critical thinking, problem solving, analytical writing and logical reasoning skills through three sections — Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning, while the subject test measures your knowledge of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology. 

The GRE General Test registration fee varies from country to country. In most countries, the GRE fee is USD 205, while the GRE fees in India is USD 213 (approximately 15700 INR), Australia – USD 230, Turkey – USD 255, China – USD 231.30 and Nigeria – USD 226. While the GRE general test fees vary based on your location, GRE subject test fees are consistent all over the world — USD 150 (11200 INR approx.)

In addition to the registration fee, you may have to pay extra for any additional services that you might require such as rescheduling fee, additional score reports fee, etc., among others. Let’s take a look at those.

GRE Special Handling Charges

Sometimes, due to some unforeseen circumstances, you might not be able to appear for the GRE exam. In such situations, you can reschedule the exam for some extra cost. ETS charges USD 53.90 (Approx. 4036.79 INR) to reschedule and select a new date for the examination. You can reschedule the exam either by visiting the official website of ETS or by connecting with a representative of the Regional Registration Centre over the phone. More so, if you want to request a change in the test center, you need to pay the same amount, i.e, USD 50. 

In addition to the aforementioned GRE fees in India 2021, below are the extra costs for scoring services. 

        Service        Fee (In Dollars)
      Additional Score Reports      USD 27 (Approx. 2000 INR)
      Question-and-Answer Review(Only For Verbal       Reasoning and  Quantitative Reasoning ) – For New       York State residents only      USD 50 (Approx. 3700 INR)
      Score Review for Analytical Writing Measure      USD 60 (Approx. 4500 INR)
      Score Reinstatement Charge      USD 50 (Approx. 3700 INR)

Similarly for the GRE subject test there are many costs involved for the additional services. We have listed them down in the following table:

        Service        Fee (In Dollars)
    Late registration fee       USD 25 (Approx. 2000 INR)
    Rescheduling fee      USD 50
    Standby testing      USD 50
    Score reinstatement fee      USD 50
    Score review      USD 50
    Additional Score Report      USD  27
    Changing your Subject Test      USD 50
    Changing your test center      USD 50 (Approx. 3700 INR)

Mode of Payment

ETS does not accept payments in cash. However, you can pay your GRE fees 2021 through any of the following modes of payment.

  • Paypal 
  • Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher
  • Credit cards or debit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Rupay Global, UnionPay and Visa etc)
  • E-cheque service (only drawn against U.S. bank accounts)

GRE Refund Policy

If you want to cancel the exam, the maximum refund that you’ll receive is 50% of the total GRE fees. However, to receive the refund, you have to cancel your registration no later than at least four days before the examination. The refund amount will be credited to your bank account, from which you’ve paid the exam fee.  In the event you cancel within four days of the exam date, then your total exam fee will be forfeited.

The GRE fees vary depending on your location and the test type. Hence, we suggest you consider the above information before starting the application process. Additionally, if you have any doubts regarding the fees or payment guidelines, visit the ETS official website to obtain more details about the same. Good luck!

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