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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Nov 12, 2021 13:17 IST

GRE Score Chart: The full form of GRE is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and is one of the most widely accepted exams for MS courses in universities abroad. Candidates wanting to study MS courses abroad or MBA courses would have to appear for the GRE exam as part of the admission process. A lot of times, GRE scores may not be mandatory, however, a good GRE score is sure to set your application apart from the rest. GRE scores can also make you eligible for scholarships and study grants for your said course of study abroad. Candidates can check out our detailed GRE guide on the link above.

Due to COVID-19, a lot of GRE test centres had to curtail their services owing to student safety and locally imposed lockdowns. ETS – the conducting body of the GRE exam has also launched the GRE at Home version of the test. The GRE at home test is similar in all aspects of the GRE exam, however, candidates can take the exam from the safety of their homes as long as they meet system and environment requirements. Candidates can check out our GRE test at Home guide on the link shared above.

GRE Results & Scores 2021

In this article, we are going to be solely focusing on the GRE score chart and the GRE score table. However, before that let us familiarize ourselves with GRE Scores and Results.

When will I get my GRE Scores?

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding GRE exams is the availability of GRE scores. Candidates should note that GRE scores would be available to the candidates 10 to 15 days from their GRE test date. Once their GRE General Test scores are available on their ETS account, the conducting body would send the candidate an email notification informing them of the same. Candidates who have opted for the GRE at Home test would get their score also available to them in 10 to 15 days from their GRE test date.

How to access GRE scores?

As informed to you earlier, once your GRE test scores are available on your ETS account, the conducting body of GRE - ETS would send you an email notification informing you of the same. You will be required to visit the official website, put in your credentials, and go ahead with viewing your GRE results.

Steps to viewing your GRE Scores:

  • Visit the official GRE website
  • Select member log-in
  • Enter in your GRE account credentials
  • View your GRE Results

What is GRE Score Validity?

A lot of times, candidates are confused about the validity of their GRE scores. Candidates should note that their GRE scores are valid for five years following their test date.

When can I appear for the GRE test again?

A lot of times, candidates are unable to achieve their desired scores, and they are left wondering about the next GRE test and when to take them. Candidates looking to re-appear for their GRE test can do so once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days).

Understanding your GRE Scores (Section-wise)

In this segment, we are going to understand how the various sections of the GRE test are scored. We will also study the GRE score range and what is total GRE Score?

GRE Score Chart (Section-wise)

In this section, we will know about the various sections of the GRE general test along with the GRE Score Chart.

  • GRE Verbal Reasoning Score and GRE Quantitative Reasoning Score are reported based on the number of correct responses provided by the test taker. This is the raw score of the candidate that tells the candidate about the total number of questions answered correctly by him. The GRE raw test score would be later converted to a scaled score called Equating. 
  • GRE Analytical Writing Score: For the Analytical Writing section, each essay would receive a score from one trained rater and by an e-rater developed by ETS. If both the scores are identical in nature, the average of the two scores would be used as the final score. However, if the two scores, one from the trained rater and the other from the ETS developed e-rater are not identical, a third - a human trained rater would be brought in and the final score would be the average of the two human scores.

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Section-wise GRE Score Table

In this section, we will know about how the various sections of the GRE general test and the GRE score table. From the GRE score table below, we interpret that, the GRE Verbal Reasoning section and the GRE Quantitative Reasoning section have a GRE Score Range of 130 to 170 with 1 point increments and the GRE Analytical Writing Section has a GRE Score Range of 0 to 6 with half-point increments.

Section

GRE Score Chart

GRE Verbal Reasoning Section

130–170, in 1-point increments

GRE Quantitative Reasoning Section

130–170, in 1-point increments

GRE Analytical Writing Section

0–6, in half-point increments

What is the total GRE Score?

As far as GRE general test is concerned, there is nothing such as a GRE Total Score. Candidates would have a scaled score for every section and a percentile score for every section that would define the test takers' score as compared to other candidates who have appeared for the test. Candidates should not confuse themselves with terms such as total GRE score or highest GRE score. These are not applicable to the GRE exam.

GRE Score Chart: Understand the GRE parameters

In this section, we are going to be discussing the GRE Score Chart of the various GRE Sections of the exam. We have already informed our readers that there are three sections in the GRE Exam Pattern, namely: GRE Verbal Reasoning Section, GRE Quantitative Reasoning Section and GRE Analytical Writing Section. Let us now understand how the GRE sections are individually marked.

GRE Score Chart: Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning Sections

Raw score GRE conversion chart: In the table below, the Raw Score is the number of GRE questions that the candidate got right during the GRE test. The GRE Raw test score would be later converted to a scaled score via Equating. We have provided candidates with the GRE Verbal Reasoning Scaled score and GRE Quantitative Reasoning Scaled score against the GRE Raw score of the candidate.

Raw score GRE conversion chart

GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score

GRE raw score of the candidate

GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score

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40

170

169

39

169

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168

167

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166

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165

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156

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154

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137

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6

136

135

5

135

134

4

134

133

3

133

132

2

132

131

1

131

130

0

130

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GRE Score Chart: Analytical Writing Section

As mentioned above, in the GRE Analytical Writing section, each essay would receive a score from one trained rater and by an e-rater developed by ETS. The section is scored on a scale of 0 to 6, in half-point increments. The score table for the GRE Analytical Writing is provided below.

GRE Score Table: Analytical Writing Section of the GRE Exam

Scores 6 and 5.5

Sustains insightful, in-depth analysis of complex ideas; develops and supports main points with logically compelling reasons and/or highly persuasive examples; is well focused and well organized; skillfully uses sentence variety and precise vocabulary to convey meaning effectively; demonstrates superior facility with sentence structure and language usage, but may have minor errors that do not interfere with meaning.

Scores 5 and 4.5

Provides generally thoughtful analysis of complex ideas; develops and supports main points with logically sound reasons and/or well-chosen examples; is generally focused and well organized; uses sentence variety and vocabulary to convey meaning clearly; demonstrates good control of sentence structure and language usage, but may have minor errors that do not interfere with meaning.

Scores 4 and 3.5

Provides competent analysis of ideas; develops and supports main points with relevant reasons and/or examples; is adequately organized; conveys meaning with reasonable clarity; demonstrates satisfactory control of sentence structure and language usage, but may have some errors that affect clarity.

Scores 3 and 2.5

Displays some competence in analytical writing, although the writing is flawed in at least one of the following ways: limited analysis or development; weak organization; weak control of sentence structure or language usage, with errors that often result in vagueness or lack of clarity.

Scores 2 and 1.5

Displays serious weaknesses in analytical writing. The writing is seriously flawed in at least one of the following ways: serious lack of analysis or development; lack of organization; serious and frequent problems in sentence structure or language usage, with errors that obscure meaning.

Scores 1 and 0.5

Displays fundamental deficiencies in analytical writing. The writing is fundamentally flawed in at least one of the following ways: content that is extremely confusing or mostly irrelevant to the assigned tasks; little or no development; severe and pervasive errors that result in incoherence.

Score Level 0

The examinee's analytical writing skills cannot be evaluated because the responses do not address any part of the assigned tasks, are mere attempts to copy the assignments, are in a foreign language or display only indecipherable text.

Score NS

The examinee produced no text whatsoever.

The table above has been sourced from the official GRE website: https://www.ets.org/gre

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