2016 GRE Registration in Pakistan

Posted by on January 26, 2015 in GRE, Uncategorized | 62 comments

GRE is a highly competitive and challenging entrance test for all Pakistani students planning to pursue higher education in the U.S. Moreover most of the GRE students in Pakistan are unfamiliar with many of the periphery steps required for GRE registration in Pakistan. In this article I will elucidate the various methods for GRE registration in Pakistan.

Prometric testing center, which is located in Lahore, Karachi & Pakistan is the organisation that conducts the GRE exam in Pakistan. It does this in collaboration with the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan – in short the USEFP. The single biggest reason that students register for the GRE exam in Pakistan is the Fulbright scholarship. Every year the US government, through the USEFP, provides hundreds of scholarships to Pakistani students for higher education in the U.S. GRE is the core requirement for the Fulbright scholarship program.

SEE ALSO: GRE Test Dates 2016

Before I explain the various methods of registering for the GRE exam in Pakistan, let me give you a breakdown of the fees associated with taking the test.

  • The GRE general test costs $195 in Pakistan.
  • The GRE general test can be rescheduled by paying an additional $50.
  • If you want to change you GRE Test center it will cost you an extra $50.

4 free score reports are associated with the GRE test. This means that by paying the GRE fee of $190, you are allowed to send up to 4 score cards for free to various institutes and organisations.

SEE ALSO: GRE Customized Score Reports

  • For each extra score report you will have to pay an additional $25.
  • If you want to get your GRE test reviews it will cost an extra $50 for verbal and quantitative sections and another $55 for the analytical writing section.

There are multiple ways for registering for the GRE test in Pakistan. Before you register for the GRE test, you must check the available test dates for GRE in 2016 for Pakistan. Following is an exclusive list of all the different methods that can be used to register for GRE test in Pakistan.

Important: You do not need a passport in order to register for the GRE test. However you need your passport on the test day since it is the only ID accepted by the ETS. Therefore make sure you have a VALID passport at the time you take the GRE exam.

SEE ALSO: Average GRE Scores of Pakistani Students

There are 5 different modes of registering for the GRE.

Visit the Prometric testing center

This is a preferred method for GRE registration. It requires you to visit the prometric testing center in any of the three location; Lahore, Karachi & Islamabad. You must take a bank draft in US dollars in favor of “United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan”. The demand draft should be of $185 in value. Simply fill the registration form available at the Prometric test center and attach the bank draft with it. You will be intimated of your test date in a couple of days via mail.

Online Registration

For Pakistani GRE applicants having access to a credit/debit card can also register and schedule their GRE test Online. Please remember that you must have either one of the following credit cards in order to do GRE registration in Pakistan online: American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, VISA.

By Fax

  • Fill the International Test Scheduling Form and fax it to 60-3-7628-3366.
  • You can get this form here
  • A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be faxed or mailed backed to you. If you provide an e-mail address, you may receive a confirmation by e-mail. You need to take this confirmation code with you on the test day.

SEE ALSO: Average GRE Scores of Fulbright Applicants

By Phone

  • To register for GRE in Pakistan you can also call Regional Registration Center, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at +60-3-7628-3333 at least two business days before your preferred GRE test date. For GRE students in Pakistan, the regional center in Kuala Lumpur.
  • On call you will submit your credentials and a confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be given to you when you call. As usual you will have to take this code with you on the test day.

By Mail

  • For students in Pakistan planning to register for GRE in Pakistan can also register for the test by mail. Simply download the GRE Registration form from the website www.gre.org and mail it to the Regional Registration Center.
  • The form must be sent at: Prometric P.O. Box 12964 50794 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • A confirmation number, reporting time, and the test center address will be faxed or mailed to you. If you provide an e-mail address, you may receive a confirmation by e-mail.

SEE ALSO: Fulbright Scholarship Pakistan


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    Considering the fact that deadline for USAID is 13th May, what would be the last possible date to give GRE? i guess it takes about 10-15days for results? should i give GRE on 27th April?

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    how can i find the addres of prometric testing center in karachi for gre registration?

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    Hey I have done BS-4 YEARS and now I want to take admission for MS through scholarship in any top university,
    So which test I have to pass?GRE REVISED GENERAL TEST OR GRE SUBJECT TEST.

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    Hi i have done llb now me wana do llm so what should do gre general or subjective and ppz guide me regaing how to apply aad fee in pakistani rupeee

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      GRE general and it costs 200USD

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    Salam, I want to appear for PhD in US . Which GRE is required for PhD ? Please mention, how many months (approximately) are required for preparation to get 340+ score ?


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      WAS – you may spend a lifetime and not achieve a 340+ score because the max you can get on GRE is 340.

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    hello. i want to know the process of payment of fees through prometric testing centre in karachi. i have tried calling their offices but they dont pick up. how should i register for test and pay the fees through prometric centre of usefp?

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      Visit there office and get the payment details from there. You have to make a bank draft.

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        please i want to know about whether i can get any fee concession or fee waiver for registration for Gre.if any please guide me.

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    Hello sir,I want to apply for full bright scholarship.But GRE registration date has been passed now its 25 April and 1 June is last date to apply for full bright.Is there any solution of this problem? I am strongly interested in it so please help me

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      Well you MUST take the GRE before 1st June else there is no alternate. 🙁

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    sir i want to know that whether undergraduate can apply for the test? not for anything but to know potential

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      Yes Noor undergrads can apply for it – in fact majority of applicants are undergrads.

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    Assalam o Alikum Sir !
    Sir i want to apply for GRE general test in lahore. Please guide me about procedure for GRE test fee payment other than online. Should i have to visit prometric center or to cal them?
    I am waiting for your kind response.

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      WAS – You can also visit prometric center to pay 🙂

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    Hello Sir, is it possible to pay GRE fee for online registration using PayPal? On their website they have mentioned that you can pay using PayPal for paper delivered test. But in Pakistan test is computer based so I am confused. Also I think that you can pay the fee with standard chartered visa card but is it also possible to pay using UBL Wiz card? Has anyone tried that. I’ll be very thankful for your help.

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      Yes it is possible – PBT is no longer available in PK and to register you have to use Standard Chartered Card

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    which gre test i have to take for phd; gre general or gre subject?

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      You will have to check with the website of the university to which you want to apply for a PHD and they will tell you if they need both or one of them or none.

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    is gre subject conducted for economics? at official website only Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
    Biology Chemistry Literature in English Mathematics Physics and Psychology are mentioned.

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    sir i want to get information about the gre test dates for 2015 please inform me about this

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      Yes what information do you need?

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    hi where is UNIV. OF THE PUNJAB (10449) ets center. i want to take subject gre . ets site is showing this center. is there any particular dept?

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      Hi Asim, you will have to check with Punjab Uni because usually the center is in FC College 🙂

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    Hey: I just completed my M.Phil and Now I want to get admission in PHD in abroad. kindly let me know which GRE test I should take? GRE general or GRE subject? and what is the net possible date ? thanks.

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      GRE general is mandatory and for subject I would advise you to check with the program directly if they require it. 🙂

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    Kindly tell me in which format this test is conducted in Pakistan? Paper or Online?


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    Please Tell me about coaching classes fee for 10 weeks preparation for GMAT ?
    Is GMAT is valid for universities in Germany also ?
    And Test will be in Hard form on paper written Or Computer based ?
    What sis meant by code: 0933), and code: VLC-95-89 ?

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      GMAT is valid for Germany too – it is computer based. These codes you need to enter after you are done with the exam – GMAT will use these codes to send your scores to the desired programs.

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    is any institute or acadmy is available in islamabad and lahore for prepration of GRE subject international for PHD???????

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      We are only based in Lahore at the moment. We only prepare in GRE general and not the subject

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    is GRE is compulsory for all international scholorships or only for USA?
    any one help me.

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    Hello Sir

    what’s the payment procedure if one wants to get registered via mail/fax ?

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    my husband done his mphil and now wants to take admission in phd in one of the best university of america. kindly tell which gre test they required? and gre fees? and where in lahore you academy or institute is located? or one thing more i want to ask can undergraduate apply for gre test?

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      GRE general test is required. fee is 205 USD, we are located at 190-C Model Town. yes undergrads can also apply

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        Talha sb plz send me u r mob on number on zakirtanoli42@yahoo,com

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    hello! i have apllied for fullbright scholarship on 25april. i should give gre test before 17 may.. can i give gre before 17th?? and how??

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      Hello – You can take GRE by 31st May. Thanks

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    Hello Sir,
    I have done B.sc in Electrical Engineering. I want to do Masters from abroad on full bright scholarship. I can’t afford fee for GRE general. Because I am unemployed. Kidly guide me how can I continue my studies.


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      Hello Usman, You can contact USEFP as they offer several vouchers for free GRE test taking. You can contact USEFP at usefpakistan.org.

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    Hi sir u m facing some problems in registration. I have credit card plus master card but they r not accepting it saying the mode of payment is not correct

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      Hello – you can try an alternate card or you can go to the GRE testing center and pay in cheque.

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    sir, i m a medical student .2019 is my final year . can i apply for GRE in 2019.if ye than tell me the document necessary for apply in GRE..

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      Yes, you can apply. No documents are needed to apply for GRE except a passport or a smart ID card!

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    Hello Sir I am from Lahore and I have to complete BS hons and I have to apply for MS in US and they have to recommend that you have to take the GRE for Take admission in MS.
    Sir can you guide what will I have to do?
    Plzzz response ASAP.

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    Sir, i have a question regarding GRE payment mode. Can i use my mastercard debit card for payment? i have heard that ets only accepts credit cards for payment so i am in doubt whether i should use my debit card or not? i can’t visit the USEFP centre in Islamabad for registration as it is quite far from my city so i want to opt for online registration.

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      Yes, Zainab – you can use it. Debit cards are accepted.

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