Are you preparing for the GRE exam 2021? Or planning to take a test? GRE is a standardized test for getting admission to top Universities. If you dream to study in any foreign institution you will need to complete its admission requirement.

There are many Universities globally accepting GRE scores for admission. Therefore this exam is important. But there are many of you who are confused about its exam dates and pattern.

In this article, we will discuss the GRE exam date 2021 in India.

GRE Overview

GRE is a standardized examination for admission in various universities. GRE score is accepted by worldwide universities for graduate and postgraduate admissions.

This exam is conducted by Educational Testing Service ETS. Every year, millions of students from 160 countries take the test around the year.

Modes of GRE

Students can take online or offline GRE based on their convenience.

Paper-based Exam

The paper-based exam consists of three sections: analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.

The total number of questions is 102 and the time allotted is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Computer-based Exam

The computer-based exam also consists of three sections as paper-based exams. But it has extra two questions in the logic and research section.

The total number of questions is 82 and the time allotted is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

GRE Exam Dates 2021 in India

GRE General Tests are offered year-round in most countries. Only China, Korea and Hong Kong are exceptions. There GRE is conducted only thrice a year: April, September and October.

Candidates can apply for GRE anytime except on weekends and designated holidays, but it is ideal to register as soon as possible.

General Test Dates 2021

January: 27, 28

February: 1 to 5, 8 to 11, 15 to 18, 22, 23, 25.

March: 1 to, 8 to 11, 15 to 18, 22 to 26, 30,31.

April: 1 to 8, 12 to 15, 19 to 23, 26 to 29.

May: 2 to 6, 10 to 12, 17 to 21, 24 to 27, 29,31

June: 1 to 4, 7 to 10, 14 to 17, 21 to 24, 27 to 30

July: 1, 5 to 8, 12 to 15, 19 to 22, 26 to 29

August: 2 to 5, 9 to 12, 16 to 19, 23 to 26, 31.

September: 7,14,21,28

October: 5,12,26

November: 2,9,16,23,30

December: 7,14,21,28

GRE Subject Test 2021

# Application Date: 26/02/2021 to  05/03/2021

# Test Date: 10/04/2021

# Result Date

Available online: 10/05/2021

Mailed: 21/05/2021

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Test Centres


Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: 5th Floor, Unit 501, Parshwanath Esquare, Prahladnagar Corporate Road, AHMEDABAD, India 3800051


#1 Prometric Testing Private Limited: 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, Whitefield, ITPL Road, Bangalore, India 560066

#2 Prometric Testing Private Limited: 3rd Floor Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan, White Field ITPL Road, BENGALURU, India 560048


Saint Kabir Public School: Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh UT, India 160019


#1 Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: Unit #8,3rd Floor, Centennial Square, No 6A, Dr Ambedkar Road, Kodambakkam, India 600024

#2 Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd – Dr. V.P.R Nagar C/o Dhanalakshmi Engineering C: Administrative Block-1st Floor Off Tambaram, Manimangalam Post, India 601301


Sacred Heart College Computer Lab, Thevara, Cochin, India 682013


#1 Home Edition, Cheshire Home India: Delhi Unit, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025

#2 Council for American Education: A-260 (3RD Floor), Defence Colony, New Delhi, India 110024

#3 Merit: A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, Qutab Institutional Area, Near JNU, USO Road, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, Near FAI, New Delhi, India 110067


Kalvi Institute Private Ltd: 2 Katewa Nagar Ext, Gujar Kithari, Near Shri ram School, Metro Pillar 69, New Sanganer Road, Jaipur, India 302019


#1 Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd: Millennium City,9th Floor, Block DN-62, Sector V, Salt Lake, KOLKATA, India 700091

#2 Agile Technologies and Solutions, Vasudeva, 4th Floor, 1, Iswar Ganguly Street, Kalighat, Kolkata, India 700026


#1 Prometric testing – Aruna Manharlal Shah Institute of Managem: Maneklal Amulakhrai Mehta Marg, Off LBS. Road, B/H MTNL Telephone Exchange, Mumbai, India 400086

#2 Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd: 6th Floor, Techniplex1 (Gate No.2), Goregaon(W), Ratnakar Bank Building, Balwa Group, Mumbai, India


ANCONS International: Arch Road, Above Syndicate Bank Bldg, Bairagipatteda, Tirupati, India 517501


IPEM, 119/25A Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Civil Lines, Allahabad, India


Prometric Testing Private Limited

9th Floor, Unit -2, Kapil Towers IT Block

Survey No 115/1, IT Park, Opp ICICI Bank bldg, Nanakramguda, Serilingampaly, Mandal, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India


GRAD Dreams Education Consulting Pvt Ltd, 205 – 206, 2nd Floor, Manish Plaza

Opposite Brahma Majestic, N.I.B.M Road,

Kondhwa, Pune, India

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Registration Process

A candidate can apply for GRE online or offline.


#1 Step one includes making an account on the ETS website.

#2 Make sure to fill in all the information as per your passport details, read all the policies and terms of ETS carefully.

#3 Now check the availability of seats at your preferred centre and now log into your ETS account using credentials and see credentials.

#4 After filling in all your information, pay the application fees with a credit or debit card.

#5 After you have filled the form successfully a confirmation email will be sent to your email account.


Phone Registration Process

You can make a call to the appropriate regional registration centre. You can make the payment using American Express, Discover JCB, MasterCard, Visa credit or debit card.

Call Information

Prometric, 2nd-floor DLF Infinity Tower–A

Sector 25, Phase II, DLF City Gurgaon

Haryana 122002, India

Phone: 91-124-4147700

GRE Exam Fees 2021

In India, exam fees are $213. But in the rest of the world, it is $205.

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When should You Take the GRE Test?

While deciding on when to take the test you should consider the following things:

#1 University you are aiming for:

Suppose you are aiming for a university that begins its application process by March. You should have your GRE test before March.

#2 Your preparation:

To get admitted into top universities you need to get a good score on your GRE exam. You should start your preparation three to four months before your exams.

#3 Retake GRE:

You have to accept or reject your scores after the results come. If you accept your score it will be sent to the selected universities.

Otherwise, you can retake the GRE test with a gap of 21 days.


You can take your GRE general test throughout the year. You have an option to give it either online, offline, and from home.

Moreover, you should start your preparation three to four months beforehand.

You will also have to give English proficiency tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and similar tests.

To begin your preparation you can take the help of the IELTS Ninja website. It provides expert teachers, the best courses and related information.

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