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GRE 2018 - The GRE® General Test is a standardized test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. GRE 2018 is conducted in two modes; computer-based and paper-based formats. In addition to the GRE 2018 general test, there are seven GRE subject tests that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective fields. Aspirants interested in pursuing a higher education, especially Master's degree, specialized Master's course, MBA or a PhD degree can appear for the GRE. It is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), a US-based organization. The GRE Test 2018 is available at over 1000 test centers in more than 160 countries. It covers three major sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. While Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning are scored on a scale of 130 – 170, analytical writing is scored on a scale of 0-6. In this article, candidates can know all about GRE 2018 such as dates, eligibility, registration, pattern, syllabus, fee structure and result.

GRE Eligibility Criteria 2018

Acronym GRE
Test type GRE General (Aptitude) GRE Subject (Subjective)
GRE eligibility criteria No specific eligibility criteria to pursue postgraduate programmes
Test sections Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing
Test duration 3 hours 45 minutes
GRE score 130-170( per section) Analytical writing: 1-6

GRE Registration 2018 :

In order to appear for GRE® General Test 2018, candidates have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’. Candidates can apply for the GRE 2018 as well as check their scores in My GRE Account. There are three ways to register for the GRE general test; Online, Phone and Mail registration. Candidates can opt either Online or Mail registration in the case of GRE 2018 subject test.

Here are major five steps that candidates should follow to register for GRE 2018:

  • Create an ETS account for GRE registration 2018
  • Select GRE test type- GRE General or GRE subject test
  • Set location and date for the GRE 2018
  • Fill academic background information required for GRE registration 2018
  • May payment through American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA

GRE 2018 Registration fee:

Fees for GRE® General Test is $205 worldwide. Fees for GRE Subject test is $150 globally.

Special Handling Requests Fees
Late registration fee (paper-based test online registration only) $25
Standby testing (paper-based test only) $50
Rescheduling fee $50
Changing your test center $50

If candidates wish to change a subject in the Subject test, they will have to pay $50 extra.

GRE Test Dates 2018

There are no specific test dates for GRE® General Test. The computer-based GRE Test 2018 is offered year-round at parametric test centers. Aspirants can take the exam as per their requirement. They can take the GRE 2018 once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if the candidate has cancelled his scores on a test taken previously. Also, the GRE test date 2018, depends on the availability of the test centre selected by the candidate. If the seats in the specific test centre is filled on that date, the aspirant has to either select a new date or go to a different test location. However, you have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.

GRE Test Centers 2018

The GRE Test 2018 will be conducted in over 1000 cities across 160 countries. Candidates can chose their choice of test centre from the option given by ETS. Candidates are requested to check the GRE 2018 test centers, GRE 2018 test dates and their availability from the ETS portal. The portal gives the candidates options to chose GRE 2018 test dates from a two-month period for greater convenience.

GRE 2018 Test Pattern


GRE Sections



No. of Sections


No. of Sections


60 minutes

2 Sections, 2 tasks

Analytical Writing

1 Section, 2 tasks

60 minutes

70 minutes

2 Sections, 50 questions

Verbal reasoning

2 Sections, 40 questions

60 minutes

80 minutes 2 Sections, 50 questions Quantitative Reasoning 2 Sections 40 questions 70 minutes
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GRE Results 2018

An email notification is sent by the ETS to the candidates who have appeared for GRE to inform them about the availability of scores. The results are available in the GRE 2018 accounts of the aspirants. Candidates appearing for the computer-based test can know their unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the test centre. The official results are available within 10 to 15 days of the GRE test 2018.

Scoring Pattern of GRE 2018: Candidates can check the scoring pattern for GRE verbal reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and analytical writing from window below

GRE 2018 Scoring Pattern

Measure GRE Scores
GRE Verbal Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increment
GRE Quantitative Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increments
GRE Analytical Writing 0–6, in half-point increments


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