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GRE test in 2022-23: More Indian students than Americans took exams for first-time ever

  • IBEF
  • February 19, 2024

In a notable development, more Indian students took the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) than their American counterparts for the first time in 2022-23, marking a shift in the historical trend since the test's inception in 1936. 113,304 Indians took the GRE in June-July 2022-23, surpassing the 97,676 American and 57,769 Chinese test-takers. This surge indicates the growing demand for the GRE among Indian students, as stated by the CEO of the Education Testing Service (ETS), Mr. Amit Sevak.

Factors contributing to the rise in Indian test-takers include the acceptance of GRE scores by over 100 business schools in India and a heightened interest in STEM disciplines. The report also noted that the GRE's flexibility, with scores valid for five years, allows students to decide to study in India or abroad during that period. The preference among Indian students for studying in the southern and western regions of the U.S., along with Canada and Western Europe emerging as sought-after international destinations after the USA, further highlights the evolving dynamics in international education preferences.

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