Monday, April 16, 2007
Education Testing Services (ETS), the organisation which administers conduct of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), recently cancelled their plans to launch the revised GRE (General Test). ETS had originally planned to launch the revised Test worldwide in September. Registrations in India, which had been closed, will be reopened for General Test appointments beyond July 31, 2007, said a press note posted on their website. It is learnt that the General Test fee is likely to go up, due to increased costs for test development and delivery. The decision followed ETS's concerns about accessibility of the test. The original plans called for the revised test to be delivered over the new worldwide network of 3,200 Internet-based testing centres. Despite the size of the network, ETS was not sure if all the students would have access to the Test.