GRE Eligibility Criteria


The Graduate Record Examination is a widely accepted entrance exam conducted for the purpose of admission in several courses offered at various foreign Universities. The objective of the test is to evaluate the verbal, mathematical and also analytical skills of the students and to check whether they are eligible to apply for various courses. This test is conducted thrice a year. Following are the eligibility details of the GRE.

Basic Eligibility for GRE

All aspirants can take up this exam irrespective of the academic qualification. The exam is mainly conducted for admission into graduate level, post graduate level as well as doctoral programs. Admission to various courses will be on the basis of the marks in the concerned qualifying exams as well. All citizens are free to write this exam.

Age Qualification for GRE

No age limit is yet specified for taking up Graduate Record Examination. Aspirants who are qualified in all other respects can take up this exam with out any age barrier.

Who is eligible to apply?

All aspirants are eligible to apply for Graduate Record Examination irrespective of age, academic qualification and also religion and caste.

Application forms for GRE

There are various modes by which one can apply for Graduate Record Examination. One can apply via the official website of the exam organizing board. There are options for registering for the exam via telephone just 3 days before the commencement of exam. One can also apply via fax as well. Postal registration is yet another mode for application. This should be done 3 weeks prior to the exam. The students have to approach the concerned University with the proof of GRE score as well as the marks in the qualifying exam for admission. Qualifying in the GRE doesn’t mean that one can get admission into the course. A rank list will be published in concerned Universities based on the GRE marks as well as the marks in the qualifying exam.

Exam pattern

The exam is generally of two formats. In the first format, the test will be generic. The test comprises of 4 sections.

  • Analytical writing skills
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Quantitative reasoning

The first one will be a written test. All other sections will be of objective type. The total time allotted for this exam will be 4 hours. The subject wise examination is also conducted for certain specializations. These include Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, History of the language, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.



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30 Responses to “GRE Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 30

    I have 7.59(sgpa)% in electronics engineering in Basaveshwar engineering(Autonomous) college,Bagalkot. can i appear in GRE for MS…. and i have scored 12th 66.67%………

  2. 29
    Tanvi sharma:

    i am a student of engineering…
    doing and m now in second year…
    when will i be eligible for gre exam?

  3. 28
    Anaya Gaikwad:

    I am a science student studying in 12th std but i have left biology subject instead of geography so am I eligible for GRE exams?

  4. 27
    Akash Patil:

    Good Afternoon sir/mam.
    My name is Akash, and i’m in 3rd year of B-tech (Food Technology) which is a four year degree program. Can u let me know that when can i appear for the GRE ? And how much time it generally takes for its preparation ?

  5. 26
    Bhushan Bankar:

    Is there any Engineering Degree percentage criteria to appear for GRE examination ?
    If yes, How much percentage should an Engineering student have to appear for the GRE examination ?

    Kindly waiting for your response.!

  6. 25

    what is the total mark and pass mark for gre exam

  7. 24
    saiel pathare:

    how many percentage should be required to feel GRE form after completing an engineering (degree course) !

  8. 23
    dupinder kaur:

    if i’ll qualify my exam … would m eligible for mocrobiology in australian university

  9. 22
    dupinder kaur:

    can i clear my exam if i’ll not take any coaching

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  11. 20

    sir i am pursuing in mechanical …….which exam i have to qualify tom get admission in germany for m.s ……gre or toefl…or ielts…

  12. 19

    can i appear for gre exam by self study without doing private classes

  13. 18

    1. Is there any specific syllabus for post graduation in architecture ? 2. What is criteria ? 3. When i could appear for test as i am doing graduation in architecture ? 4. After qualifying test how many years it is valid ? 5.for which countries it is applicable ? 6. Should i get scholarship after passing this test. Or any conesion in fees structure ? 7. What is minimum percentage required to appear ?

  14. 17

    i have 42% in electronics engineering in pune university, can i appear in GRE for much will be cost of study

  15. 16

    Can students with 60% in be in electronics &comm engg eligible to write gre test..

  16. 15

    Sir I have 58 % second class in engineering , am l eligible for gre, can I get admission to ms in USA.

  17. 14
    namita pandey:

    are students with 65% in bt ech in electronics and communication elegible for gre??

  18. 13
    ankita basin:

    I have completed my with an aggregate of 65%..n i m very 75% marks required for getting scholarship n good admission in abroad????

  19. 12

    sr i’m just 58% second class for b.E. am i eligible for gre exam?

  20. 11
    Pradipta Bhowmik:

    I have done B.Sc in Biotechnology of regular course and persuing M.Sc Biochemistry from distance education. Presently I am in 2nd Semester. Am I eligible for GRE?

  21. 10

    want to know about gre full description and how much criteria require for best institute or university all over the world.

  22. 9

    I am having 69% marks in my engg …am i eligible for gre….coz while searchng for sme gud colleges ,dey required 75%marks in engg…..plz reply

  23. 8

    I am student of UET Lahore.I am doing Engineering Can I complete my remaining degree from any foreign university after passing GRE. I have completed my 5 semesters and 3 are remaining.

  24. 7
    ravinder reddy:

    with 65% aggregate in, i eligible for ms in usa & their any chance of getting scholarship?

  25. 6

    with 60% aggregate in,can i eligible for doing m.s in u.s.a.and is their any chance of getting scholarship?

  26. 5

    best gre institute in jaipur and delhi?
    can i do selt study also ?

  27. 4
    Pratik raj:

    Sir,i m doing math(honours).am i eligible for any engineering master degree cource.if so please tell me descriptively.

  28. 3
    Anamika Acharya:

    bst institute for gre in delhi

  29. 2

    dear sir/madam, am doin final year BE in aeronautical,for further studies in abroad through scholarship, what to do?

  30. 1
    Dwipen Deka:

    How one can do M.V.Sc. abroad? Stream- Wild life.