GRE Exam Fees

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Registration Fees and Other Costs for GRE Exam (1)

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is an admission test required for taking admissions in masters and doctoral degree courses in various countries i.e US, UK, Canada, Singapore and Australia. GRE exam fee varies in amount for different countries. The fee for GRE is subject to change without any prior notice. In India, the GRE fee is around INR 15,000. However, there are several other costs for taking the GRE. This blog provides you with detailed information on GRE: exam fees and other registration costs.


GRE Graduate Record Examinations
Purpose Admission in Masters and Doctoral PhD Courses
Duration  3 hours and 45 minutes 
Required by US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Australia etc.
Validity 5 Years
Average Score 292+
Maximum Score 300+
GRE Exam Fee USD 213 
GRE Exam Eligibility  No specific eligibility criteria.
Age Limit 18 years or above.
Academic Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree

GRE Exam Pattern

The GRE takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the test. There are 6 sections with a 1-minute and a 10-minutes break after each section and third section respectively. Mentioned below is the GRE General Test Pattern:

Analytical Writing

(1 Section with 2 Tasks)

Task 1- Analyse an Issue

Task 2- Analyse an argument

Verbal Reasoning

(2 Sections)

1 Section- 20 Questions

2 Section- 20 Questions

Quantitative Reasoning

(2 Sections)

1 Section- 20 Questions

2 Section- 20 Questions

Check out: How to Ace GRE verbal reasoning section.

How are GRE scores measured?

The following detailed list is how the GRE scores are usually measured:

Analytical Writing

Score scale: 0–6, in half-point increments

Verbal Reasoning

Score Scale: 130–170, in 1-point increments

Quantitative Reasoning

Score Scale: 130–170, in 1-point increments

GRE Exam Fee in different Countries

The GRE application fee is mentioned below in the table for different countries: 

Country GRE Exam Fee
India USD 213 (INR 15,800)
China USD 231.30
Turkey USD 255
Australia USD 230 
Nigeria USD 226

The GRE Exam Fee for the rest of the world is USD 205. 

GRE Exam Fee for different exams

There are two types of GRE tests:

  1. GRE General Test
  2. GRE Subject Test 
GRE Exam Test GRE Exam Fee
GRE General Test USD 213 (INR 15,800)
GRE Subject Test USD 150 (INR 11,160)
GRE Home Test  USD 213 (INR 15,800)

In view of the current pandemic scenario of Covid-19, the conducting organization of GRE i.e ETS has allowed students to take the GRE at their home to conduct the exam safely. The GRE exam fee for both the Home Test and the Centre Test is the same as mentioned above.

Additional GRE Fees

Other than the registration fee for the main general test and subject test here are some additional criteria where the candidate is required to pay a certain amount.

Additional GRE Services Fees 
GRE late registration fee USD 25 (INR 1,860)
GRE standby testing fee USD 25 (INR 1,860)
GRE Exam centre change fee USD 50 (INR 3,720)
GRE score reporting fee per receipt USD 27 (INR 2,000)
GRE Score Review for Analytical Writing measure USD 60 (INR 4,465)
GRE reschedule fee USD 50 (INR 3,720)
GRE Score Reinstatement Fee USD 50 (INR 3,720)

GRE Exam Fee Payment Methods

The GRE exam price in India is $213, and Indian students are sometimes puzzled about how to pay the money. The reason for this is that the charge must be paid in US dollars. However, cash is not accepted, and preparing monies specifically to pay for GRE is hard.GRE fees can be paid using the ways listed below:

  • Make a payment using a credit or debit card (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa)
  • PayPal
  • Money order, voucher, check, or electronic check

The e-check must be written on a US bank account, thus, therefore, is not available to Indians who do not have a bank account in the United States. The best way to pay GRE costs is to use a debit or credit card or PayPal.

There are some related additional GRE Services that are totally free. The services are mentioned below in the table:

Service Fee
Viewing Scores Online No fee
Print Official Examinee Score Report Online  No fee
GRE Diagnostic Service  No fee

*The GRE diagnostic service is only for the GRE General Test.

How to pay the GRE fee?

The GRE fee is mentioned in USD so many people get confused with the payment method. The GRE exam fee is not acceptable in cash. So, the payment methods for the GRE exam are mentioned below:

  1. Through Credit or Debit Card (American Express®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB®, MasterCard®, Rupay™ Global, UnionPay® and Visa®)
  2. PayPal
  3. Through Money order or voucher 
  4. Payments can also be made through personal paper checks (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only).
  5. If the payment is done through check, then comply with the following:
  • Bank name and its address should be preprinted on the face of the check.
  • Check must have a preprinted check number.
  • Check must include candidate or payee name and address.
  • Check date should not be over 90 days old.
  • New bank account starter checks missing the pre-printed name and address are not acceptable.


What is the score validity of the GRE exam?

The GRE exam scores are valid for upto 5 years.

What is a good GRE score?

A GRE score of 326 or above is considered good as per the conducting body of GRE i.e ETS.

How many times can I take the GRE exam?

There is no specific limit for taking the GRE exam. You can take the GRE exam till you get the desired score, however, you are allowed to take the test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period.

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