Students wanting to take the GRE General Test as part of the admissions process to graduate school can now do so online.\r\nThe GRE test was moved online so prospective students could take the test from the comfort of their own home while test centers remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.\r\nThe new format of the GRE has led to lots of questions from students. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked below.\r\n\r\nIs the registration fee for the at-home test the same as the traditional format?\r\nYes, it’s US$205 for both.\r\nHow long does it take to get GRE results?\r\nYour official scores will be available in your ETS Account and sent to the institutions you designated approximately 10–15 days after your test date.\r\nWill the at-home version of the GRE be available after the pandemic?\r\nThis is still to be decided.\r\nWhat if I have a power cut, network failure, or the internet drops during the at-home GRE test?\r\nIf you have technical issues immediately before your test, contact ProctorU via the Live Chat feature in your ProctorU account. If you have a technical issue during your test that prohibits you from speaking to the proctor, call ProctorU at 1-855-772-8678 for assistance.\r\nShould there be a major interruption, the test taker would be offered a free retest through ETS.\r\nWhat are the room conditions for the exam? And how do you check this is compliant?\r\nOnce students pass the equipment check, their environment will be checked by the proctor to ensure the room you take the exam in is safe and secure room and meets ETS’s high standards of security.\r\nHow does the score select option work?\r\nAt the end of the exam, you’ll be prompted on whether or not you want to report your scores. If you do, you’ll see your unofficial verbal and quantitative scores and be able to designate the universities that you want to send your official scores to be sent off to your university of choice.\r\nHow should I start my preparation and how long should I prepare for it?\r\nETS recommends six months of test preparation, but the average student usually starts prep about 90 days prior to administration.\r\nHow do you make sure no one cheats during the test?\r\nProctorU trains diligent proctors, so any attempt to cheat can be detected immediately.\r\nETS also uses AI technology that determines if a student tries to open up an unauthorized browser such as Google or if they try to download any unauthorized software.\r\nAny attempt to do something malicious will be detected immediately and the exam will be terminated immediately.\r\nA video will also be recorded during your entire test session.\r\nCan students use paper or notes during the exam?\r\nETS allows students to take notes with an erasable marker on either a whiteboard or a blank sheet of paper, visible through a transparent sheet protector.\r\nNotes need to be erased in view of the proctor in their entirety before the end of the exam for security purposes.\r\nWhen will the at-home GRE be available until?\r\nThe test is offered around the clock Friday through Monday until June 30 2020, and seven days a week from July 1 through to September 30 2020.\r\nCan you retake the GRE if your scores aren’t high enough?\r\nStudents can take the exam once every 21 days, no more than five times in any continuous, rolling 12-month period.\r\nIs there a link to get a mock test for the GRE?\r\nETS recommends using its own websites and materials, especially the free POWERPREP® Online which provides sample test questions, information, and various resources to prepare for the exam.\r\nWhere can the GRE test be taken?\r\nThe GRE is a worldwide exam, and currently, wherever physical tests were administered, the at-home version is available – excluding Mainland China and Iran, but ETS is working with both governments to see if they can move forward with offering testing in those countries.\r\nFor how many years is the exam valid? or is it valid for all your life?\r\nThe GRE scores is valid for five years from the date of administration.\r\nCould you explain the adaptive nature of the GRE?\r\nThe test is adaptive by section. It’s the only exam right now with a test taker friendly design.\r\nTest takers can navigate freely within sections, skip questions, mark answers, come back to them if they’re not sure on the answers, and there’s also a review screen that lets them see questions they\u0027ve answered.\r\nOnce you complete your first verbal and your first quantitative section, it will determine the difficulty level of the next verbal and quantitative section. How well you do on the first verbal and quantitative sections will determine the difficulty level of the next.\r\nYou can review the scoring process on the website which will walk you through the scoring method.\r\nWill universities know that I have taken the GRE at home?\r\nUniversities will only receive your score, there is no indication on the score card if you take the exam at a test center or at home.\r\nDoes GRE have negative marking?\r\nNo, points aren’t deducted for incorrect answers. ETS encourages students to make an educated guess because it will hopefully help boost their scores.