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Questions about GRE

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

When to write GRE?


For admissions, during fall 2022, there are two options, the first one being October. The timing is perfect as it offers you ample time to prepare for other examinations or even re-taking the GRE if needed. Eliminating GRE earlier itself helps to smooth the preparation of remaining competitive exams. Preparing for SATs, TOEFL and IELTS require a longer duration of the study with minimal distraction. Thus, October is convenient to prevent missing any deadlines. The second option is calculating two months before the first deadline of the university in a pool of your choices. It is a better date for someone confident and thorough with the GRE syllabus. Chances of re-attempting the GRE might increase pressure due to other paper works. Overall, there is nothing to worry about if you prepare well enough. These two dates are ideal for an applicant to process remaining documents (statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, write SOPs, create portfolio) and take TOEFL.


Why are the dates ideal?


Processing LOR and SOPs consume a lot of time, hence they should be done at the earliest to prevent any complications. Also, there are fewer chances of clashing events and deadlines with the exam dates. Another point to consider, after writing GRE is that it usually takes up to 15 working days for your official results to be sent to you. Until then one should be wrapping up other procedures within the first deadline. Normally from December onwards, applications should start to be sent to universities of choice. Upon finishing all this sit back and wait for the college's response.


Where to take GRE from?


Recently GREs can be conducted at the comfort of your homes. It was to minimize human exposure to the Coronavirus. Yes, some people have taken advantage and are cheating during the exams. No need not worry about scores when you are sincere during the exam. Statistically, the GRE is taken by 600,000 people yearly. Malpractice by few individuals will not bring a significant shift to the overall score average. Apart from that, GRE is not the only criteria colleges investigate when considering an applicant; projects, SAT, TOEFL are included when shortlisting.

Conventionally, when taking the exam, one should be in a distraction-free environment to focus more. Suppose your home is suitable to provide an examination room atmosphere no need to go for test centers.


For GRE at home, one needs to have:


⦁ A stable internet connection

⦁ PC or Desktop

⦁ Speaker and Microphone

⦁ A good webcam

⦁ Electricity _

If you do not have any of these, it is best to go to test centers to prevent complications. A list of some of the test centers in India:




​City

Testing Center Address

Mumbai

Prometric Testing Private Limited

6th Floor, Techniplex1 (Gate No.2),

Goregaon (W), Ratnakar Bank Building, Balwa Group,

Off Veer Savarkar Flyover Goregaon (W), Mumbai


Everonn Systems India Limited

Marwah House, Saki Vihar Road,

Saki Naka, Andheri East, Mumbai

Bengaluru

Prometric Testing Private Limited

3rd Floor, Tower B Prestige Shanti Niketan,

Whitefield, ITPL Road, South Taluk, Bengaluru


IDomain Technologies

No. 65, First Floor, 2nd A-Cross, KHB Colony,

Koramangla, 5th Block, Behind Infosys and Tavant Technologies Building

Opposite to Peas Park, Bengaluru


New Delhi

Cyber Station

CPS Global, E-512, 3rd Floor Sector 7,

Dwarka (Near Ramphal Chowk), New Delhi


Merit

A-9, Qutab Institutional Area, Qutab Institutional Area,

Near JNU, U.S.O Road, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi

Council for American Education

A-260 (3rd Floor), Defence Colony, New Delhi

Chennai

Prometric Testing Private Limited

Unit#8, 3rd Floor, Centennial Square, No 6A,

Dr Ambedkar Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai


Everonn Systems India Limited

15, Jagannathan Road, Nungambakkam,

2nd Floor, Romar House, Chennai

Chandigarh

Saint Kabir Public School

Sector 26 – Computer Lab, Chandigarh

Gurgaon

Prometric Testing Private Limited

Iris Tech Park, 2nd Floor Tower A,

Sector 48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon


ETS Onsite UAS Intl Production Lab

2nd Floor, DLF Infinity Tower A,

Sector 25, Gurgaon


Kolkata

Index Pro

Binary House – 2, Circus Market Place,

2nd Near Our Lady Queen Of The Missions School,

(Park Circus 7-point crossing), Kolkata


Trivandrum

Prometric Testing Private Limited

7th Floor, K.E.K Towers, Opposite Trida Complex,

Maloor Lane, Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum


Prometric Testing Private Limited

C/o Hotel Ruby Arena, Kumarapuram Road, Trivandrum


Pune

GRAD Dreams Education Consulting Private Limited

205–206, 2nd Floor, Manish Plaza,

Opposite Bhramha Majestic, NIBM Road, Kondhwa, Pune


Allahabad IPEM

119/25A Mahatama Gandhi Marg,

Civil Lines,

Allahabad

Hyderabad

Prometric Testing Private Limited

9th Floor, Unit -2, Kapil Towers IT Block, Survey No 115/1,

IT Park, Opposite ICICI Bank Building,

Nanakramguda, Serilingampaly, Mandal, Gachibowli, Hyderabad


Coimbatore

ANCONS International

#15, Sethuram Bldg, Ground Floor,

Sundaresan Layout, Lane adj IOB Race Course Br.,

Trichy Road, Coimbatore

Ahmedabad

Prometric Testing Private Limited

5th Floor, Unit 501, Parshwanath Esquare,

Prahaladnagar Corporate Road, Prahaladnagar,

Satellite, Ahmedabad



Written by:

Tinotenda





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