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GRE FAQ's

What is validity of IELTS®?

IELTS® is valid for 2 years

Do I need to write IELTS/TOEFL if I’m already appearing for GRE?

This depends on whether the University that you are applying to needs you to submit your IELTS/TOEFL score. Please speak to your consultant for more details.

Are the IMS tests Adaptive?

You get access to 10 IMS tests. 5 tests are linear and 5 tests are adaptive.

I would like to avail the advanced program from IMS. How can I?

You can upgrade to Advanced sessions of GRE by connecting with our Education Advisors (EA’s) either by calling or walking into the nearest IMS center or through an email and thereby enrolling/upgrading for the relevant program.

I would like to avail the admission consulting services from IMS. How can I?

If you are a Non-IMS student then you need to get in touch with one of our Education Advisors (EA’s) either by calling or walking in to the nearest IMS center or requesting to schedule an appointment with you through our website www.imsindia.com. In case you are already an IMS classroom student then you can upgrade you program with consulting services by enrolling in a relevant program by connecting with your local IMS center.

When do the applications for Universities start?

Well, that depends very much on what kind of course are you applying for and in which Countries. To put it in a nutshell, a common trend across all the Geographies can be seen as follows:
For Masters Courses:
Fall semesters – September/October onwards for next year Fall intake.
Spring semesters – April/May onwards for next year Spring intake.

What happens if I cancel the GRE score and want it reinstated?

Cancellation
After the GRE exam, you will see your scores. You will be given the option to cancel the score. Cancelled scores will not appear on your score report. Universities will not know that you had cancelled a score earlier.
Reinstatement
Cancelled scores can be reinstated within 60 days by paying a fee of USD 50. If you take the GRE and don’t get a good score, you can cancel the score and retake the exam after 21 days. If this second score is lower than the previous one that you had cancelled, you can reinstate the previous one.

If I take the GRE more than once, which score will be considered by the universities?

Almost all the universities take the best score. If you have taken the GRE multiple times, you can choose the score that you want to send to the university.

How do I pass on my score to the colleges where I want to apply to?

Universities only accept official scores sent directly by the ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay USD 27.

How soon will I receive my score?

You will see your score for the math and verbal sections the moment you finish the exam, but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you.