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How Do Revised GRE Scores Compare to Prior GRE Scores?

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Question: How Do Revised GRE Scores Compare to Prior GRE Scores?

 

Since ETS changed the GRE in a major way as of August 1, 2011, people have been asking me this question: How do revised GRE scores compare to the old GRE scores?

 

Answer:

Prior GRE Scores

On the old GRE, scores ranged from 200-800 points in 10-point increments on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections, and from 0-6 on the Analytical Writing section in half-point increments. Good GRE scores will range from the mid to upper 500's in the Verbal section and mid to upper 700's in the Quantitative Section.GRE scores are valid for up to five years, so even if you took the old GRE right before the test changed over to the revised version, your GRE scores will be valid and will be considered for admission.

Revised GRE Scores

On the revised GRE, scores range from 130-170 points in 1-point increments on both the revised Verbal and Quantitative sections, and from 0-6 on the revised Analytical Writing section in half-point increments.

So, the difference between a 154 and a 155 on the revised GRE won't seem quite as vast as the difference between a 560 and a 570 on the GRE of the past. Cool, huh?

Concordance Tables For Comparisons

If you'd like to see how your Revised GRE score compares to prior GRE scores, then check out these concordance tables. Percentile rankings are included, too!

Revised GRE Verbal Scores vs. Prior GRE Verbal Scores
Revised GRE Quantitative Scores vs. Prior GRE Quantitative Scores

 

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