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Following table lists Average GRE Scores from 1965 to 2008 and total number of GRE Test takers per year. It’s always fascinating to the following data related to GRE

  • Number of GRE Test Takers per year
  • Mean GRE Scores
  • Minimum Required GRE Score for admission to universities
  • Recent GRE Questions

We may not have access to all the above data, but we have access to Average GRE Scores 1965 to 2008. There are lot of interesting information that can be interpreted from the data.

Average GE Scores 1965 to 2008

Academic Year Number of

GRE Takers

Verbal Math Analytical Analytical

Writing

1965 93,792 530 533
1966 123,960 520 528
1967 151,134 519 528
1968 182,432 520 527
1969 206,113 515 524
1970 265,359 503 516
1971 293,600 497 512
1972 293,506 494 508
1973 290,104 497 512
1974 301,070 492 509
1975 298,335 493 508
1976 299,292 492 510
1977 287,715 490 514
1978 286,383 484 518
1979 282,482 476 517
1980 272,281 474 522
1981 262,855 473 523
1982 256,381 469 533 498
1983 263,674 473 541 504
1984 265,221 475 541 512
1985 271,972 474 545 516
1986 279,428 475 552 520
1987 293,560 477 550 521
1988 303,703 483 557 528
1989 326,096 484 560 530
1990 344,572 486 562 534
1991 379,882 485 562 536
1992 411,528 483 561 537
1993 400,246 481 557 541
1994 399,395 479 553 545
1995 389,539 477 553 544
1996 376,013 473 558 549
1997 376,062 472 562 548
1998 364,554 471 569 543
19994 396,330 468 565 542
2004 397,489 465 578 562
2001 432,667
2002 520,547 473 597 571
2003 571,606 470 593 4.2
2004 418,463 469 597 4.2
2005 431,783 467 591 4.2
2006 508,604 465 584 4.1
2007 561,060 462 584 4
2008 553,375 457 586 3.9

Source – ETS publications and reports.

  • Analytical Writing Section was offered starting 2003
  • Analytical Reasoning Section was offered between 1982 to 2002
  • about 100,000 increase in GRE Test Takers from 2001 to 2002 (interesting)

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