Updated on - November 19th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

Results-and-scores

GRE Result & Score

GRE is one of the largest general tests in the world to assess students for admission to graduate programs. It is valid in almost all universities of the world and is widely accepted. The exam has four sections that are, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. GRE also offers specific subject tests.

 

Paper-based exam

One can give GRE in two ways, computer-based and paper-based. In the paper-based test, the three sections remain the same. The scoring for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing remain in the range of - 130–170, 130–170 and 0-6 respectively. The time allowed for each section respectively is 70 minutes, 80 minutes and 60 minutes.

Computer-based exam

Another way to give GRE is a computer-based test. In a computer-based test, the three sections remain the same. The scoring for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing remain in the range of - 130–170, 130–170 and 0-6 respectively. The time allowed for each section, however, changes and respectively is 60 minutes, 70 minutes and 60 minutes.

 

GRE Examinee Score Report

GRE Examinee Score Report is like a report card. It contains the score and is the very document one sends to universities.

 

Average GRE Score

Subject

Quantitative Score

Verbal score

Business

153

153

Education

156

153

Engineering

156

160

Humanities and arts

157

150

Natural sciences

151

151

Social science

153

151

Other fields

154

153

 

How to check the GRE Score?

The score for the GRE can be checked on the official notification from ETS is received via mail. One can visit the official ETS site to check the score.

  • The scores are made available to students when ETS sent it to them.
  • On paper-based tests, the results are out after five weeks of the candidate taking a test.
  • In computer-based tests, unofficial scores are made available to the candidates beforehand.
  • Official scores are out 10-15 days after the test is taken.
  • All scores can be accessed via the registered account on the ETS website.

How to Send GRE Score Report?

Sending of GRE is an easy task. One has to follow the given instructions:

  • The GRE fees paid by candidates entitled them to send the score to up to 4 colleges for free.
  • You can choose which scores to send to which university to send your personal best.
  • You can choose to send your score to other universities too.
  • The cost is $27 per recipient that you wish to send your score too.
  • Scores can be sent via online or mail.

Additional GRE Score Reports (ASRs)

An additional GRE Score Report (ASR) is the score report that a student sends to the institutions or universities of their choice after the registration is done. A student can choose to send their most recent or other scores to the institution of their choice. The ASR can be sent at the fee of USD 27 per recipient to whom the candidate may wish to send their scores too. It can be sent via mail or online.

Understanding GRE Score

GRE has two types of scores general score and a subject score. There are three sections in a general test, and all three are marked, and they are calculated to get a total score. The score then can be sent to the universities of the choice of the candidates. A whole summary of scores is also available for candidates to check their performance.

A percentile always accompanies GRE score. A percentile represents a total number of candidates who took a test and the ones which scored lower than you. Percentile has nothing to do with the day in which a candidate takes his or her friend, but it is calculated according to the number of candidates who took the test during that whole period.

GRE Scoring System

GRE can be attempted and scored in two ways, in a computer-based system or a paper-based exam system.

General Test Scoring

Section

Range

How it is scored

Verbal Reasoning 

130-170

It is checked by an expert and is scored by some questions attempted that is right.

Quantitative Reasoning

130-170

It is checked by an expert and is scored by some questions attempted that is right.

Analytical Writing

0-6

Two trained scorer scores it on a 6 point holistic scale. Rating is based on the overall quality of the essay.

 

Subject Test Scoring 

The subject test scores are available after the five weeks of the GRE exam. It is available on the official website.

GRE Subject Test scoring is done on a 220-990 score scale in 10 point increment. Scores of Biology and Psychology are done on the 20-99 scale in one point increment.

FAQs

1.  How many sections are there in the GRE general exam?

There are three sections.

2. How is Analytical writing scored in GRE?

The overall quality of the essay scores it.

3. Can we give computer-based GRE?

Yes, you can give computer-based GRE.

4. Can we give a paper-based GRE?

Yes, you can give a paper-based GRE.

5. What is the best way to give the GRE?

You can choose whatever mode which is comfortable for you.

6. When do we get our results in computer-based mode?

Within 10-15 days after the exam.

7. When do we get our results in paper-based mode?

After five weeks of the exam.

8. What is the charge for GRE Additional Score Report?

It is $27 per additional score report.

9. How many free reports can we send?

You can send four free reports maximum.

10. What is the score range for GRE Verbal Reasoning?

The score range for verbal reasoning in GRE is 130-170.

 


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