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Even though ETS provides instructions on how to Register for GRE at International locations, many students planning to take GRE are not sure how to register for the test.

This guide will help you understand the process and where to find information within ETS site.

GRE Exam Registration process

Registering for GRE involves following steps

  1. GRE Test Format
  2. Testing Identification Requirements
  3. Decide on Test Dates
  4. Find the Test Center
  5. Register for the test
  6. Study for the exam

GRE Test Format

GRE Exam is offered in 2 formats

  1. Computer Based Test
  2. Paper Based Test

The General Test is offered as a computer-based test in the United States, Canada and many other countries. Paper-based General Test administrations are offered in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

Testing Identification Requirements

Every test taker need to have some form of ID, so they can verify you identity. ID requirements vary by the country refer to ETS for the list of requirements. Make sure you read the list of ID requirements and have the required documents with you even before registering for the test.

GRE Test Dates

Decide when you plan to take GRE Exam. Have few dates or range of dates, while registering for GRE Test. Also, some students start preparing for GRE only after registering  for GRE. So, give enough time to prepare for GRE from the day you register for test to actual exam day. It also depends on your skill level and English vocabulary.  Also, GRE test date depends on which semester you plan to apply for admission and university deadlines.

Find GRE Test Center

Find out the nearby GRE Test center located in your country. Some countries like India have 8 GRE  test centers. Countries like Ghana has only one test center. If you have any questions, you can directly contact your local GRE testing center for information.

Register for GRE Test

At international test location, you can register for test by one of the following ways

  1. Online GRE Registration ( Credit/Debit Cards Only)
  2. Phone
  3. Fax
  4. Regular Postal mail ( Money Order/Certified Check/Voucher/Western Union Quick Pay, UNESCO Coupons, Credit/Debit Cards)

Prepare for GRE Exam

Having registered for the test, here are some useful resources that will help you prepare for GE Exam

If you have additional questions, leave comment here. Above information is taken from ETS GRE site. Refer to ETS for more detailed information.