GRE® General Test
Please note that the Paper Based (PBT) Revised GRE General Test is now offered in Erbil only!
 
What is the GRE®?
 
The GRE revised general tests are required for applicants to many graduate-level programs in the United States and at international universities. The GRE test is made up of the revised General Test, composed of verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections, and of Subject Tests on specific academic fields. Some universities require only the General Test while others will request applicants to take Subject Tests related to their planned area of study. The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin has additional information on these tests.
 
Where do I get a GRE bulletin?

AMIDEAST/Iraq maintains a supply of test bulletins in Erbil, Baghdad and Basra with all pertinent information about the GRE exam, including the registration form. Information on the exam content and registration procedures is also available on the GRE Web site.
 
Where and when can I take the GRE test?

The GRE exam is administered by AMIDEAST in Iraq in its paper-based format in Erbil on limited dates per year. Below are the GRE test locations/dates:
 
GRE General Test Locations/Centers:
 
ERBIL: Language Center, Salahaddin University, Kirkuk Road, Across from General Directorate of Traffic Police, Erbil

2017/2018 GRE General Tests Dates: ERBIL ONLY

 


Actual Test Dates in Erbil

Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq

Online Registration Deadline
Via Credit Card Only

Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Baghdad

Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Basra

Registration deadline via AMIDEAST/Iraq in Erbil

 October 7, 2017

August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

September 1, 2017

November 4, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 29, 2017

 February  3,  2018

December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

December 29, 2017

 
 
How do I register to take the GRE revised General test in Iraq?
 
Test-takers with access to the internet and an international credit card may register for the paper-based test on the GRE Web site at www.gre.org. The registration fee is $205 USD Note that for students registering at the web site, it is necessary to provide a postal address to which scores can be mailed from the United States.
For students who do not have a credit card that works internationally, AMIDEAST provides a local registration service allowing payment in local currency for a small additional fee. Please note that hard copies of GRE score reports are no longer provided and must be ordered directly from the official ETS GRE website. AMIDEAST Iraq can no longer offer hard copies of GRE score reports. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
To register locally please visit:
 
  • The AMIDEAST office in Erbil. Registration is every day of the work week (Sunday-Thursday) from 8am to 4pm. The office is located in Ainkawa Neighborhood close to Ashtar TV, near Mar-Youhannah church, mobile +964 770 645 2275.
  • The AMIDEAST office in Baghdad. To register for a test, please contact massim@amideast.org or call +964 750 620 0215 or +964 0780 620 9267
  • The AMIDEAST office in Basra. AMIDEAST representative in Basra is at the University of Basra, Bab Al-Zubair Compound, in Institute of Live Languages every Monday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For any questions, please contact iraq@amideast.org or call +964 0780 547 9398

In order to facilitate communication, we require all students using the local registration service to obtain an e-mail address. AMIDEAST/Iraq staff rely primarily on e-mail for communication with students about testing issues.

 
How do I prepare for the GRE exam?
 
It is important for you to be familiar with the kinds of questions asked on the GRE test. There are several ways to prepare.
  • Visit the GRE website
  • Do the sample questions in the GRE bulletin
  • Purchase GRE test preparation materials from AMIDEAST. Please contact iraq@amideast.org for more information.

What do I do on the day of the test?
 
Arrive at AMIDEAST or other assigned test center 30 minutes before the assigned test time. Check-in procedures take time. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted to the test, and you will forfeit your test fees.
Bring photo identification, as described in the GRE registration bulletin.
Bring your test confirmation information.
 
What about my scores?
 
Please note that hard copies of GRE score reports are no longer provided and must be ordered directly from the official ETS GRE website. AMIDEAST Iraq can no longer offer hard copies of GRE score reports. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
Questions about any missing score reports should be directed to Educational Testing Service (ETS), the nonprofit organization that develops the GRE exam and issues score reports. An e-mail sent to the ETS customer service address gre-info@ets.org usually will receive a response in five to seven days. Score report problems are best avoided by careful preparation of the registration form.