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GRE Results And Scores

Written by  Piyush Bhartiya

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, September 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

GRE Results And Scores

Written by  Piyush Bhartiya

Reviewed by  Priyanka Bhargava

Published: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  Updated: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 9:30 AM IST  9 mins read

GRE results and scores

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is the aptitude test one needs to give to get admission in the majority of universities in the US and Canada. This examination is administered and managed by an educational testing service. The examination is divided into 3 parts namely verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

  • Verbal reasoning score is on a scale of 130-170
  • Quantitative reasoning score is on a scale of 130-170
  • Analytical writing ranges from 0-6

GRE Score

GRE Results

After applying for the GRE examination online, the result gets declared in around 10-15 days of the examination. As seen the score range of the different parts of the examination, we can see that an average score of an individual is around 15-155 in verbal and quantitative reasoning and 3-3.5 in analytical writing.

GRE result time

GRE result time varies with different methods chosen for the exam but is around 10-20 days. The report is sent to the official email id provided by the aspirant. Unofficial scores are revealed on the spot after completion of the examination but one has to wait for the official report.

Exam type

Result duration

Computerized examination

10-15 days 

Pen and paper examination

15-20 days

Computer-delivered test

The general testing time for the PC conveyed GRE exam is around three hours and 45 minutes. There are 3 sections which can be attempted as follows, first, the verbal section will get attempted and after that quantitative section will appear. At last, analytical writing will come as it is an unscored section of the examination.

Paper delivered examination

The paper-conveyed GRE exam is a direct test with an all-out testing time of roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes. In the examination, all the sections are available to the candidate who can attempt in any order as they wish. This helps in organising the choice in which one attempts the paper.

Unofficial GRE scores

There is no full GRE unofficial score report, yet your unofficial Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be given to you on-screen legitimately after you take the GRE. These scores are not your official scores and may contrast somewhat from the scaled scores on your official score report. (In any case, this is fairly uncommon. More often than not, your unofficial scores will be indistinguishable from your official scores.)

Additionally, there is no unofficial score for the Analytical Writing (AW) segment; the main AW score you'll get is the official one on your GRE score report.


  • What skills do GRE general test measures?

Ans- GRE examination is a general examination which tests the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills of an individual. This helps in broadening the horizon of the aspirant and opens the thinking.

  • What is the price of the test?

Ans- the registration fee which one needs to pay for GRE registration is $204 (INR 14,500 approx.). Extra $50 is applied if one changes the centre or reschedules the examination.

  • Which MBA programs accept GRE scores?

Ans- GRE score is accepted by major universities in the US and Canada naming Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton, Massachusetts etc. 

  • Do I have to send my GRE score right away?

Ans- One has to pay additional fees to send the result to the universities apart from the ones they have selected. When one gives an online computerized test, the results are sent to the desired universities automatically after 10-15 days of the examination.

  • Does GRE take the highest score?

Ans- one has to send the GRE scores and one can apply for the examination as many times. The highest score will be sent to the university and a call for admission will be received by the aspirant.

About the Author & Expert


Piyush Bhartiya

author • MBA • 2 years

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.