# GRE Score Calculator - Here's How to Calculate GRE Test Score

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Rahul Singha
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 21:38 IST

GRE Score Calculator: GRE or Graduate Record Examination is an examination used as a benchmark to measure the potential of a candidate. Students desirous of studying in an international university must appear in the GRE General test as most universities in the USA and Canada accept the GRE score as a performance measure. The GRE general test is conducted, generally, on all working days, all through the year. Additionally, the candidate can decide which GRE score is to be shared with which university, using the score-select option. In this article, we will be discussing the GRE Score Calculator and how the GRE score is calculated.

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## How to Calculate GRE Score

In this section, we are going to talk about how GRE score is calculated.

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• The GRE General Test is computer adaptive.
• The performance in the first section of quantitative and verbal determines the level of difficulty in the next subsection.
• The score in these sections is one mark for each correct answer.
• Thus, if the first section is performed well, the next section will be of a higher difficulty level. Giving you the opportunity to score the highest possible score.
• If, however, the score in the first section is low, the next section will be easier, and the score is earning potential will also be lowered. Read more on GRE Scores, here.

### How is GRE score calculated?

GRE Score Calculator: The GRE General Test scores are calculated in the following manner:

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

An important point to note here is that the GRE score validity is for five years from the date of the GRE test date.

## GRE Percentile Calculator:

GRE Score Percentiles or Percentile Rank: When appearing for a GRE general test, along with the score, a percentile rank is also awarded to the student. This percentile score refers to the percentage of test-takers who scored a GRE score lower than yours. For instance, a GRE verbal score of 150 comes up to 47 GRE score percentile, which means that  53 per cent of test-takers scored more than you and 47 per cent were below you.

## GRE AWA Score Calculator

GRE Score Calculator: The GRE Analytical Writing measure contains two discrete analytical writing tasks, a single combined score is reported because it is more reliable than a score for either task alone. The reported score ranges from 0 to 6, in half-point increments. The GRE Analytical Writing (AWA) assesses "analytical writing," so critical thinking skills (the ability to reason, assemble evidence to develop a position and communicate complex ideas) are assessed along with the writer's control of grammar and the mechanics of writing.

### GRE AWA Score level

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 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 usage, but may have minor errors that do not interfere with meaning.

Scores 4 and 3.5

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

Scores 3 and 2.5

Displays some competence in analytical writing and addressing specific task directions, 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 usage, with errors that often result in vagueness or a 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; unclear in addressing specific task directions; lack of organization; frequent problems in sentence structure or 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 0

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

Score NS

The examinee produced no text whatsoever

source: ETS

The GRE test is available in two formats - the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test. While the GRE General Test measures the Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning skills of the candidates. The GRE Subject Test measures a candidate’s in-depth knowledge in any one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

### The GRE General test comprises the following sections:

• Verbal reasoning skills
• Analytical writing skills
• Quantitative reasoning skills

### GRE Subject Test

• It is used to test the ability in a specific subject in which you wish to pursue higher education.
• The subject can be chosen from eight different fields.
• This test is valid in limited universities for certain specific programs.

### Difference between GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test

Still wondering about the difference between GRE General and Subject Tests. Candidates can check the difference between the two below.

GRE General Test

GRE Subject Test

Test Focus: Verbal & Quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical skills acquired over a long period.

Test Focus: The GRE subject test gauges undergraduate achievement in 4 specific fields of study.

Taken by: Majorly MS aspirants. PhD. Students also take it up but are fewer in comparison.

Taken by: Preferred by PhD or MS aspirants planning to shift their fields of study. Here the majority are PhD applicants.

Cost: The cost of a general test is \$213.

Cost: GRE subject test costs \$150.

## Eligibility criteria for GRE

There are no specific eligibility criteria to take the GRE General Exam concerning age, education qualification, experience, quota, etc. The student must only bring the identity card prescribed by GRE to take the exam.

## What is a Good GRE Score?

There is no particular percentile or score that can be quoted as the perfect good score for GRE. A good score for GRE depends on the type of course or program you wish to pursue and the university you want to get admission to. A good score is simply one that gets you admission to the college of your choice and the course or discipline you wish to learn. However, to put it roughly any score above 75 percentile (in verbal or quantitative) is considered a good score.

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