The GRE® General Test is a computer-delivered test that is offered both at test centers and at home.
Test Center Testing
The GRE General Test is administered in a secure testing environment at more than 1,000 ETS-authorized test centers in 160-plus countries.
- In most regions of the world, the test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.
- In Mainland China; Hong Kong, China; Taiwan, China; and Korea, the test is available up to three times per month.
At Home Testing
The GRE General Test at home is now a permanent part of the GRE® portfolio of products. It is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week around the world, with the exception of Iran.
The at home test is:
- taken on the test taker's own computer at home
- the same valid and reliable GRE General Test you know and trust
- identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center
- administered with best-in-class security measures that use both human proctors and AI technology
Students can prepare for the test using the same prep materials. Only the delivery method has changed.
- Why did ETS decide to offer the GRE General Test at home?
ETS is committed to supporting institutions and students during this global health crisis and beyond. This at home solution provides a convenient, flexible and safe option for testing, allowing students to complete their applications, so that institutions can make informed admissions decisions.
- Our institution is receiving scores from test takers in countries where test center testing was not available at the time they tested. We concluded that they tested at home; however, at home testing was not available in their country. Are these scores valid?
Yes, these scores are valid and can be verified through the existing process. The ability to register for the GRE General Test at home is dependent on the country name entered by a test taker in their ETS account, not their physical address or IP address. If the test is available in the country entered, the test taker will see the "Test at Home" option in the registration system; they can then complete the registration and scheduling process, take the GRE General Test at home and submit scores. We are aware of this activity, and we monitor it; it is not a security violation. The actual test administration, including its rigorous security standards, is exactly the same regardless of the physical country of the test taker.