GRE® Scores

GRE® test scores are valid for five years. Currently, test takers can send scores earned between July 1, 2008, and the present.

Score Scales

GRE® revised General Test Scores (for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011)

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Section Score Scale
Verbal Reasoning 130–170, in 1-point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130–170, in 1-point increments
Analytical Writing 0–6, in half-point increments

Any section in which the test taker answers no questions at all is reported as a No Score (NS).

GRE® General Test Scores (for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011)

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Section Score Scale
Verbal Reasoning 200–800, in 10-point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 200–800, in 10-point increments
Analytical Writing 0–6, in half-point increments

Any section in which the test taker answers no questions at all is reported as a No Score (NS). 

For tests taken prior to August 1, 2011, score reports include a test taker's Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the prior 200–800 scales as well as estimated Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores on the current 130–170 score scales. Analytical Writing scores are reported on a 0–6 scale.

GRE Subject Test Scores

The GRE Subject Tests report one total score on a 200–990 score scale, in 10-point increments, although the score range for any particular Subject Test is usually smaller.

Subscores are reported for the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; and Psychology tests on a 20–99 score scale, in one-point increments, although the range for any particular Subject Test subscore is usually smaller.

 

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