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Graduate Record Exams (GRE) revised General Test


The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test is taken by individuals applying to graduate programs. Starting from August 2011, the GRE revised General Test replaces the GRE General Test. It is offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of the United States. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is appointed by the ETS to hold GRE revised General Test in Hong Kong.

The GRE revised General Test is delivered via the internet. The test is about four and a half hours and is composed of Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing:

  • Verbal Reasoning - measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material amd synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
  • Analytical Writing - measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.




Testing Appointment Scheduling

Online Registration using a credit card
Register online at the GRE Website at Test dates and a list of test centres can be found at the GRE Website which is being updated as frequently as necessary, and so be sure to check the GRE revised General Test online registration system for the most up-to-date information. New users registering online will be required to establish an online profile with user names and passwords. Please return your online profile and print out your registration confirmation right before the test day.

The 2019-2020 GRE Information and Registration Bulletin can be downloaded from the ETS Website



Test Dates and Registration Information

Test dates and registration information are listed at the GRE Website and respectively.



Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here for the questions and answers.




GRE Services

Address: GRE-ETS PO Box 6000 Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA



Location of Test Centres and Important Notice

HKEAA Lai King Assessment Centre
HKEAA San Po Kong Office
HKEAA Tsuen Wan Assessment Centre
QESOSA Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School


Candidates and their representatives must NOT contact NOR request to visit their test centres. Doing so can result in the cancellation of the test centres.

All candidates must bring along their own valid identification documents (e.g. passport) to enter test centre for attending the test

You are strongly advised to log in to your GRE account to confirm your registration details the day before your test. This is to avoid you going to the wrong centre on the test day.



HKEAA Lai King Assessment Centre

Address: Estate No 1, Lai King Estate, Kwai Chung, New Territories
Location map: 
Transportation: Lai King MTR Station (Tsuen Wan Line) - Exit C
Accommodation for non-local test takers: (Search: Kwai Ching District)



HKEAA San Po Kong Office

Address: 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon
Location map:
Transportation: Wong Tai Sin MTR Station (Kwun Tong Line) - Exit D2
Accommodation for non-local test takers: (Search: Kowloon City District)



HKEAA Tsuen Wan Assessment Centr

Address: 7 Shing Mun Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Location map:
Transportation: Tai Wo Hau MTR Station (Tsuen Wan Line) - Exit B
Accommodation for non-local test takers: (Search: Tsuen Wan District)



QESOSA Tong Kwok Wah Secondary School

Address: 57 Tin Wah Road, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, New Territories
Location map:
Transportation: MTR Light Rail Tin Yuet Station
Accommodation for non-local test takers: (Search: Yuen Long District)




Reference on Accommodation for Non-local Test Takers

Remarks: The information is for reference only. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority is not involved in the provision of accommodation services to candidates. Candidates are free to choose their own accommodation arrangements.

To search for the information of a licensed hotel or guesthouse from the website of the HKSAR Government


General Typhoon / Bad Weather Arrangements

As cancellation and/or postponement of an examination is a very serious matter, any decision to do so by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) will be made only when it is absolutely necessary. If weather conditions are at all doubtful (such as the possible hoisting of a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning), candidates should pay attention to the radio or television broadcast, or view the HKEAA website for examination schedules right up to the time they leave for the examination centre. Candidates should note that:

(a) under normal circumstances, the HKEAA announcement of the postponement/cancellation of an examination will be made approximately two hours before the commencement of the examination;

(b) the announcement of closure of schools due to a tropical cyclone/the issue of the Rainstorm Red or Black Warning does not necessarily imply any postponement/cancellation of an examination scheduled to be held on that day;

(c) unless an announcement has been made by the HKEAA that examinations/public examinations/ international and professional examinations held by the HKEAA are postponed/cancelled due to bad weather conditions, candidates must assume that their examinations will be conducted as originally scheduled;

(d) once an examination has started, it will continue for the full allotted time unless physical conditions in the examination centre are considered to be dangerous by the Centre Supervisor.





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