GRE, TOEFL Tests To Be Attempted From Home Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

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According to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) global exams like TOEFL and GRE will be attempted from home except in mainland China and Iran in view of the COVID-19 situation round the globe.

The tests had been suspended round the globe owing to coronavirus outbreak.

Srikant Gopal, executive director of the TOEFL Program was quoted saying thatĀ test takers across the world who are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be provided at home solutions. Both TOEFL and GRE will be attempted from home, till the situation improves for them to be conducted at test centres.

He also said that precautionary measures are taken to ensure the credibility of the tests taken from home so that they meet the highest standards of reliablity, security and validity. Multiple best-in-class measures like live remote proctors and artificial intelligence technology will be employed for monitoring these tests taken from home.


TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is attempted by more than 35 million people all over the world, to demonstrate their English proficiency. The TOEFL test is the English-language test most preferred by universities in the United States, Germany and France, and by graduate programs in Canada. TOEFL tests prepares the candidate for the academic English requirements of a University. Test questions involve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

About GRE

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is attempted by prospective graduate and business school applicants from across the world who wish to pursue master’s, specialized master’s in business, MBA, J.D. degree, or doctoral degree. GRE tests verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing of a candidate. GRE scores boost a candidate’s admission into various branches of study in top Universities in India and abroad.


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