No matter how your name is printed on your certificates or mark sheets, how your name appears in your passport matters the most when you want to register for the GRE. Let’s consider the following: Your name is Priti Maneklal Shah. Your name is Priti. Your father’s name is Maneklal. Your last name or surname is Shah. But, in many Indian passports, people have their father’s name in their first/given name. So, if your passport says: Surname: Shah. Given Name: Priti Maneklal then, in your GRE account, you will enter Priti Maneklal as the first/given name and NOT First name – Priti Middle name – M Last name – Shah To summarise: The first/given and last name/surname you use when you register — and the spelling of that name — must EXACTLY match (excluding accents) the name printed on the identification (ID) documents [ONLY a valid passport to be carriedREAD MORE