A lot of people are overwhelmed when they see the seemingly endless fields to fill in the GRE registration form. A test taker needs to enter a lot of information even before he can see the test dates and centers. To add to his confusion, there are no guidelines given in the official ETS website.
Booking a slot for the GRE exam can be quite a simple and easy process. It just requires a little preparation. It is important to know a few details before registering to avoid mistakes.
Before you begin the online registration, you need to know about the ETS policies and procedures with regard to registration, rescheduling, and cancellation.
Create an ETS account
Prior to booking a slot, create an account for yourself on the ETS website. Make sure you have a valid passport which is the only identification proof for the test takers in India. Remember to carry your original passport, not the photocopy. The First, Middle and Last Names should be the same as in the passport. In case you don’t have the last name mentioned in your passport then you need to repeat your first name as the last name. Fill in the other mandatory details and submit. Your account will be created.
Decide your test date
Decide when you want to take the GRE, depending on how well you have prepared and according to the deadlines of the university applications. After logging into your account, select the date and time. You could choose to write the exam in the morning, afternoon or evening.
Select your test provider and the city
You will be asked to select the country and the city where you would like to take the test. Most of the cities have Prometric centers. There are other ETS-authorized centers too. Booking of dates happens on first come first served basis.
Complete the registration
Ensure that you definitely fill in the form fields that have an asterisk mark (*) next to them. Confirm your registration and proceed to the payment process which can be done using a credit card, an internationally valid debit card or a PayPal account.
Take a printout of the receipt. In case you cannot print it immediately, save it as a PDF for future reference.
This completes your GRE Registration.
All the Best!!