The GRE can feel like a mysterious black box: your answers go in and a score comes out. But there must be more to it than that, right? Just how is the GRE scored?
As you might have guessed, the process is much more complicated than just adding up the number of questions you got right. In order to ensure the most accurate scores, processes called adaptive testing and equating are used. Read this guide to learn what these terms mean, how they affect you, and what has to happen before you get your official GRE scores.
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How do most people perform on the GRE? The simplest way to answer this question is to look at average GRE scores.
In this guide, we’ll go over the GRE average scores for all test-takers, the average scores by intended graduate field, and the average scores by gender, country, and ethnicity. We’ll also illuminate what these averages actually mean and how you can leverage this information for your own GRE needs.
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If you’re studying for the GRE, the absolute most important thing to learn is the GRE format. No amount of math practice or vocab memorization can make up for not knowing what’s on the exam and how it’s structured. To fully maximize your score, you have to ensure that there will be no surprises on test day.
Want to know exactly how the test will present each question? Ready to learn about how to navigate the computerized test? In this article, I will lay out the format of each GRE section, explain the editing, revision, and calculator functions of the test, and give you tips on how to use this knowledge to boost your final score.
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If you want to know how you did on the GRE compared to all other test-takers, GRE percentiles are the best way to see that. In this guide we’ll go over the most current GRE score percentiles, help you figure out why your GRE percentile matters, and discuss the percentile distributions for different graduate major fields.
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Interested in taking the GRE? The registration process may seem complicated, but once you understand the steps, it’s actually pretty straightforward. GRE testing spots can fill up quickly, so you want to make sure you understand how to sign up for a test date sooner rather than later so you can get your preferred testing location and date, and so that you’ll have enough time to send your scores to the schools of your choice.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through all the steps for the General GRE registration. I’ll also go over differences international students need to know before they sign up, how to register for GRE Subject Tests, and how to register for the GRE by mail.
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The scoring scale for the new GRE is a little bizarre, so it can be challenging to determine the top GRE score. In this guide, I’ll go over the highest GRE score, how many people get the max GRE score, what the maximum GRE score means for you, and whether or not you need to worry about getting the highest score possible.
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Deciding when to take the GRE? This official guide has the most up-to-date GRE test dates for the 2016-2017 testing year to help you plan!
We’ll also discuss the importance of planning out when you’re going to take the general GRE and give you four important factors to consider when deciding on your GRE exam date.
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If you’re getting ready to take the GRE, you should first know the GRE syllabus: exactly what this test is trying to measure, what content it covers, and what kinds of questions you’ll be asked.
In this complete GRE exam syllabus, I’ll take you through the format of the three sections of the test, explain the differences between the computer and the paper versions of the GRE, and then give you detailed examples and explanations of every kind of question you’ll encounter. Finally, I offer some tips on getting started with your GRE prep.
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Not sure what your GRE score means? You’re not alone — the GRE score range is one of the least intuitive scoring scales out there. It can be hard to tell whether a 150 (or a 165 or a 138) is a high score or a low one. Luckily, we’re here to help!
In this article we’ll go over the GRE score scale for each of the three sections (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing), discuss the general score distribution for the GRE, talk about some program-specific score distributions and averages, and finally turn to how this affects you. What score should be aiming for and how should you set a score goal based on the programs you are interested in? Continue reading “GRE Score Range: What Does Your Score Mean?”
Wondering when you can take the GRE? In this article, we’ll cover the most current information about GRE test dates for 2017 and 2018. We also explain everything you should consider before deciding on a test date.
The computer-based GRE can be administered throughout the year, so there’s plenty of times to choose from, but you should still be strategic about which GRE exam date you pick. This guide will help you plan ahead to ensure your GRE (and grad school) success!
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