GRE Entrance Exam Eligibility

For the GRE Test, the ETS which is the conducting authority has not set any particular Eligibility criteria or age limit as such for taking the test. But there are a few necessary things that candidates should consider before applying for GRE. These are generally implied criteria.

Candidates can check out the GRE Exam Syllabus and GRE Exam Pattern to know more about the contents and structure of the Exam.

GRE Exam Eligibility 2020

Even though GRE Exam Eligibility is not set by ETS, these are generally implied Eligibility for GRE Exam.

  • Education: Fundamentally, as the exam is an assessment test for graduate courses, the applicants are expected to have at least an undergraduate degree. Under generally understood GRE Exam Eligibility prospective graduates can apply as the GRE Scores have the validity of 5 years.
  • Age Limit: The age limit for GRE exam is that the applicant has to be at least 18 years old. Once an applicant takes up the exam and gets the GRE scores, he is expected to apply for the universities or business school on their own.
  • This general understanding of GRE Exam Eligibility requires the aspirant to have a qualification, and other norms set by the desired educational institution. So the aspirants should be thorough with the selection process of universities or business school beforehand and make sure that they are eligible for the same.

GRE Score Reports

  • Score Recipients: The applicant can choose which universities or fellowship sponsors he/she wants to receive the scores. As part of the test fee, one can designate up to four score recipients.  
  • More Score Recipients: If the applicant prefers to send score reports later or wants to send score reports to more than four recipients, then they can send additional score reports for an additional fee.
  • Since the identification(ID) document required to write the GRE test is the passport, the applicant must have a valid passport of their host country.
  • The GRE test is mainly conducted for admission into the graduate level, postgraduate level and doctoral programs. Candidate should also note that not all colleges and universities require the GRE Test Score for admissions. So the candidate should learn the admission process of the colleges he/ she wishes and apply to and then plan to take the GRE Test accordingly.

Types of GRE Exams

There are generally two types of GRE. They are as follows:

  • GRE General Test: Everyone can take this test and the only condition is that the candidate should have an undergrad degree in any field.
  • GRE Subject Test: This test is to measure the candidate's knowledge in a particular subject area. There are different subject areas that the GRE would conduct the test in. So the candidate has to have an undergrad degree in that particular area.

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