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It has been a few years since ETS has revised the GRE format in 2011, and there has of late been a lot of doubt in the air that it might happen again in 2015.

“Is ETS planning to introduce a new form of the GRE?”

“Will the GRE pattern change from this year?”

After all, it has been quite a while, and it is understandable that such rumors crop up among the already anxious test takers.

It looks like there is a multitude of test takers who are worried about this news. Which is probably why many students have despairingly contacted us in the past couple of weeks, to find out the truth behind these rumors.

At first we thought it was a couple of students getting nervous, and asking questions just out of curiosity, but as our inbox filled with more and more of the same question, we decided to get behind this.

When was the last time GRE revised their test fee? Well, it has been over a year. On the 3rd of January, 2013, ETS increased the general test fee from $175 to $185, and now, they have done it again!

Just a couple of days ago, ETS has announced the revision of the GRE test fee. With effect from the 16th of May, 2014, the GRE will cost $195 for the test takers around the world, as opposed to $185 previously. The new test administration fee reflects an increase of $10, so applicants should take the new fee into consideration when paying for the GRE.

In addition to the test fee, some of the other costs that are related to the GRE have also been raised. As it was earlier, the price for taking the test also includes free score reporting to as many as 4 universities. However,

There are a few questions that have lately been on the minds of GRE aspirants. ‘Is ETS planning to introduce negative marking system in the GRE? Will the GRE pattern change from next March?’

After all the changes that the GRE has been through over the past couple of years, it is understandable that thousands of students are worried about this news. Many students have despairingly contacted us to find out the truth behind these rumors. To find out the validity of these claims, we decided to get an official confirmation from ETS.

After persistent efforts for over a week, we received a reply from ETS. Here it is: