The GRE Test does not have specific scheduled dates for the computer-based test in the U.S., Canada and many other countries. The GRE paper-based test, however, does have regularly scheduled test dates.

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You can schedule your GRE General test year round at various test centers in the U.S., Canada and other countries.  he appointments are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be sure to schedule accordingly.  You are allowed to take the GRE Test only once per calendar month.  Additionally, you are not allowed to take the GRE Test more than five times within any 12 month period.

GRE Test Locations

There are thousands of GRE Test Locations located in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Territories.  There are International GRE Test Centers located at many locations throughout the world.  A complete list of GRE test center locations by country is provided by for your convenience.

Paper-based Test

If computer-based testing is not available, you may elect to take the GRE paper-based test. There are typically three test dates for the paper-based GRE Test  - October, November and February. Upcoming dates are listed on the ETS website.  A list of paper-based test centers is maintained by ETS.

GRE Split-Test Administration in China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan

 In China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, the GRE general test is administered in two parts.  Verbal and Quantitative sections are paper-based and the Analytical Writing section is computer-based. You must take the computer-based Analytical Writing portion first and then take the two paper-based sections later (within the same testing year).

The GRE Test is a standardized exam that is used by various colleges and universities in the U.S. as a factor in determining graduate school admissions.  The GRE Test is similar in purpose to the ACT and  SAT tests.  The GRE Test is only one factor that colleges use in their admissions processes, but it can be an important factor – so you should prepare and strive to do well on the test.  Try our free GRE practice tests to help you prepare.  

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