Examination Services

GRE - Graduate Record Examinations Test

Introduction

The GRE® General Test and GRE® Subject Tests are taken by individuals pursuing graduate degrees. The GRE scores have been used by admissions and fellowship panels at thousands of graduate programs around the world to supplement an applicant's undergraduate grades and other qualifications for graduate study.

GRE® General Test

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills-skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. The test closely aligns with the types of skills that are required for success in today's demanding graduate programs, including business and law. The test is administered throughout the year on computer at Prometric® test centers. The General Test may also be offered on specific dates at additional testing locations outside of the Prometric test center network. Refer to available test locations and dates for all testing locations.

Test Structure

The GRE General Test is composed of Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections. Testing times are listed below.

Analytical Writing:

one section with two separately timed writing tasks-30 minutes per task.

Verbal Reasoning:

two 30-minute sections- 20 questions per section.

Quantitative Reasoning:

two 35-minute sections- 20 questions per section.

In addition, an unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score. An identified research section that is not scored may be included in place of the unidentified, unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Visit www.gre.org for more information about the content of the GRE General Test.

GRE® Subject Tests

The GRE Subject Tests measure achievement in specific subject areas and assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in those disciplines. These tests are available in the following disciplines:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

GRE Subject Tests are paper-delivered tests administered worldwide, one time a year within Pakistan in October. Testing time is 2 hours and 50 minutes. To check for available test locations and dates please refer https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/subject-tests/about.html. Visit this site for more information about the content of each of the GRE Subject Tests.

Test Preparation

GRE General Test

Select the link below to access test prep materials, many of which are free.
https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/general-test/prepare/content.html

Test Takers with Disabilities or Health related Needs

Testing accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs who meet ETS requirements. If you are requesting testing accommodations, you must have your accommodations approved prior to testing. The 2022-23 GRE® Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs contains contact information, registration forms and procedures. The Supplement should be used together with this Bulletin. Visit this site https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/general-test/register/disability-accommodations.html

Test Registration

Registration Checklist

Before you begin the registration process, review the checklist below to familiarize yourself with the various policies and procedures, available services, and registration options.

  • Check the test fees at https://www.ets.org/gre/test-takers/general-test/register/fees.html. The GRE general exam fee for Pakistan is $220.
  • Read the reschedule and cancellation policies. Refer to the section on this page below.
  • Read and understand the ID requirements. You are responsible for presenting valid and acceptable ID when you report to a test center and it must match the first and last name you used when creating your account and registering for your test.
  • Decide when you would like to take the test.
    • The test is offered year-round on a first-come, first served basis from Mondays to Thursdays except local and religious holidays. View seat availability for your preferred date and location.
    • Be sure to allow sufficient time for score reporting when scheduling your test so you can meet the admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.
  • Create an ETS account to get the most up-to-date test centre information.
  • Determine which graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors you want to receive your scores. As part of your test fee, you can designate up to four score recipients.
  • If you prefer to send score reports later or want to send score reports to more than four recipients, you can send additional score reports for a fee.

Refund Policy

Test Registration

If you cancel your registration no later than four days before your test date, you will automatically receive a refund equivalent to half of the test fee.

  • Cash refunds are not available.
  • There are no refunds for test preparation materials, additional services, or service fees. Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures and/or fail to present the required identification documents on test day.

Exam Fee:

Testing & Services Fees
Test Fee
The GRE® revised General Test Fee US$220
The GRE® Subject Test Fee US$150
Rescheduling fee US$50
Partial Refund Amount US$110

Registering by Phone:

Call Prometric Malaysia at 0060-3-7628-3333

Name guidelines

The first and last name you use when you register-and the spelling of that name-must exactly match (excluding accents) the name printed on the ID documents that you will present on the day of the test. If it does not, you may be prohibited from taking the test or your test scores may be cancelled after you take the test.

  • Be sure to provide your entire first (given) name (excluding accents). Do not register under a nickname and do not register with only an initial as your first name.
  • You must supply your entire last (family/surname) name.
  • If your ETS account has already been created, confirm that the name on your ID documents still matches the name that appears in your account.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your ID documents match the name that appears on your account.

ID Policy

All test takers in Pakistan must use either a valid passport or a valid state issued SMART National Identity Card as their ID (Identification Documents). Without these IDs, you will not be admitted at the Test Center on your test date. If the passport does not have a signature, then the candidate should provide a supplemental ID which includes, CNIC, Driver's license, Student ID or Letter of Identification from a school. All the IDs must be original, non- expired and without having any cancelled stamp on them.

Forms of Payment

Online:

Register online at www.ets.org/mygre and make a payment of $220 through a credit card.

Through USEFP Centers:

You can also register for the GRE® revised General Test at USEFP centers in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. At the time of registration, you will be required to:

Payment will be accepted in Pak. Rupees, equivalent to $220 in favour of "United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan".

Before preparing the bank draft, please confirm the dollar rate from our office.

Take an appointment through telephone before visiting our center.

NOTE:

  • In case of absence on the test date, or cancellation of appointment, no refunds will be applicable.
  • USEFP can assist in rescheduling the test, but the cost of rescheduling will be borne by the candidate.
  • Rescheduling will be done in accordance with the ETS policy of rescheduling and will be subject to the availability of seats.

As this is a special registration service, therefore, this policy supersedes the standard refund policy of ETS/Prometric.

Refund Policy

Test Registration

If you cancel your registration no later than four days before your test date, you will automatically receive a refund equivalent to half of the test fee.

  • Cash refunds are not available.
  • There are no refunds for test preparation materials, additional services, or service fees.
  • Refunds will be processed in the same currency and credited back to the original payment method. If the original payment was a paper check or money order, allow eight weeks after your cancellation for your refund to be processed. Note: If for any reason the refund cannot be processed, an ETS representative may need to contact you. Please ensure your GRE contact information is accurate.
  • Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures and/or fail to present the required identification documents on test day.

Scores and Score Report

As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to as many as 4 graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. For the computer-based GRE® revised General Test, you will be asked to designate your score recipients at the end of your test. If an institution is not listed, ask the test center administrator for the appropriate form to indicate unlisted institutions. Complete the form and turn it in before you leave the test center. The form will not be accepted after you leave the test center.

You will view unofficial Verbal and Quantitative scores at the test center; however, because of the essay scoring process, you will not view your Analytical Writing score at that time. Test centers cannot provide printed copies of score reports. Official Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores will be sent to you and the score recipients you designated within 4-6 weeks after you take the test.

Service Fee
Additional Score Reports (ASR) - Per recipient US$30
Score Review for Analytical Writing measure US$60
Score Reinstatement Fee US$50

For more details on Additional Score Reports please visit General test related services.

Retaking a GRE Test:

You can take the GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a test taken previously. You may take the GRE Subject Tests as often as they are offered.

The Retake policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (e.g., inconsistent registration information) and test scores have been reported. In such cases, the invalid scores will be cancelled and score recipients will be notified of the cancellation. Test fees will be forfeited.

Test Preparation Materials

To prepare for the GRE® revised General Test, please check out the following test preparation books that are easily available at all good bookstores all over Pakistan.

USEFP Testing Department can be contacted at the following email addresses:

testing@usefp.org (Islamabad) Tel: 051-2272708
testing.khi@usefp.org (Karachi) Tel: 021-32630672
testing.lhr@usefp.org (Lahore) Tel: 042-35762467

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