Where Do I Take The GRE? : Finding test centers near you

Thinking of studying in a foreign university and adopting some of the best practices of another culture and country? GRE is the test for you. The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test meant for ones who want to back their undergraduate scores and take admissions to different disciplines in graduate and management colleges all over the world. The test can be taken after an interval of 21 days and there are test dates allotted throughout the year.

Whether you want to take the GRE General Test or a specific GRE Subject Test; there are no requisite eligibility criteria as such. You can also take the test irrespective of your age and qualification. You can simply register for the test on dates when there are seats available.

Those interested in taking the GRE will be pleased to know that there are around 700 GRE test centers in over 160 countries all over the world. Here we will look at different centers that might be ideal for you.

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  1. Computer Delivered GRE General Test 

    This test is conducted all through the year at Prometric test centers. On certain dates you will be able to find additional test centers. The seats for the test are filled on first come first serve basis.This computer delivered test can be taken once in 21 days and up to five times, over a continuous rolling period of 365 days. It takes about 10 to 15 days for the results to be delivered to you.

  2. Paper Delivered GRE General Test 

    This test can be taken as often as it is offered, which is up to three times a year. Hence you should pay attention to the test dates whenever they are announced.The paper delivered test is not offered in those parts of the world where computer delivered testing is available. It’s also important to remember that all centers are not functional for all test dates. There might be some GRE test centers that are open on a specific date and some, close. Therefore, research well around your center before making your decision of where to take the test.

  3. GRE Subject Test 

    This is a paper delivered test only and can be taken whenever it is offered which is- three times in a year.


The GRE test centres list is updated monthly and there are certain centers that will be open on specific dates. You can choose the centre based on your geographical location, convenience and dates.

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