Chris says that there is no limit to the number of times a student can take the GRE test; but in a calendar year the test can be taken only five times. The cost of the test is pretty steep, which in essence deters students from taking them up in quick succession. The test scores are valid for five years from the date of publishing of the test-score. In case a student took the old GRE test four years back those scores are still valid when applying for a postgraduate course in the USA
Test scores for the verbal and quantitative portions can be viewed as soon as the test is completed. Once the student completes the test; there is an option to either ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the test score. If the student declines to view the score then no one will know what the actual score was and the records are deleted. If the student clicks ‘accept’ the score is immediately displayed. The essays are verified by humans and the consolidated GRE test score with the rating for the essays is usually available in two weeks from the time of taking the test.
In the next video, Chris talks on how students can send the GRE scores to institutions.