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1. What are the requirements for the GRE?

There are no educational requirements.

2. For how long are my scores valid?

The GRE score is valid for 5 years

3. When can you take the GRE?

The GRE General Test is administered throughout the year as a computer-based test in countries across the world.

4. Well, when is an ideal time to take the GRE?

Most engineering students take the test either in the 3rd year (6th semester) or at the beginning of the 4th year (7th semester) of college.

5. How can you book to take the test?

  • Register at
  • Registration fee is US$160 to US$205 (US$190 in India)
  • Your test fee entitles you to request that scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors
  • Additional score reports can be ordered for a fee of US$23 per score recipient.

6. I am in India. Can I register for the test without receiving my passport?

Yes, you can. However, you MUST have your passport at the time of writing the exam. Passport is the ONLY accepted identity proof for those who take the test in India.

7. What are the parameters that will be considered for my admission?

  1. The GRE and TOEFL scores
  2. Academic performance - your undergraduate scores
  3. College reputation
  4. Projects/internships
  5. Recommendations
  6. Work-Experience
  7. Extra-curricular activities
  8. Whether any professor from your prospective school is interested in you
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