The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a standardized test is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is required for applying to a college/university — across the globe — that provides a higher education degree such as MS. There are three sections in the exam that you are tested on — Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Besides, just like the GMAT exam, this test is computer-adaptive, and can be taken on a date suitable for you anytime in the year.
Moreover, the registration fee for the GRE test is USD 213 in India, which is roughly INR 16,000. The exam fee tends to differ from country to country. In some countries the fee is higher than USD 213, while in most places the fee is about USD 205. Now that you have an idea of the GRE exam fee in India, let’s take a look at the rescheduling fee, the mode of payment and the refund policy as well.
GRE Test Rescheduling Fee & Center Change Fee in India:
In case you cannot take your exam on the date you registered due to unforeseen circumstances, there is a provision for that. You can reschedule your exam for some extra cost and choose a new date. This can be done through your ETS account online, or by a telephonic conversation with a representative of the Regional Registration Centre in India. ETS charges USD 50 (INR ~3700) to request for a change in the date of exam.
Additionally, a change in the test centre also costs you a similar sum of USD 50. So, make sure you check your calendar and any other factor that might prevent you from giving the test on your chosen day before completing the registration process.
If you are a paper-based test-taker and fail to pay the registration fee on time for the GRE exam, ETS charges a late registration fee of USD 25 (Rs. 1625).
GRE Fee: Mode of Payment
ETS accepts payments through any of the following modes:
- Credit/Debit Card (American Express®, MasterCard® or Visa®, Discover®, JCB®)
- Money Order
- E-cheque service (only drawn against US accounts)
Once you complete the registration and choose the test date and centre, you can go ahead and pay the GRE fees.
GRE Refund Policy:
The maximum eligible refund for the GRE fee is 50% of the total fee. In order to be eligible for a refund, you have to cancel your registration no later than four days before the examination.
Moreover, for payments made through Credit/Debit cards, the refund will be processed and credited back to the same Credit/Debit card or bank account. And, for payments made through PayPal, the refund will be made to the same PayPal account.We hope this information about the GRE fee in India, rescheduling and refund policies were helpful. For more information, you can always check out the official website.