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First of all everyone should know or understand one fact here in New GRE score pattern.
ETS will give any student a minimum score of 130 in Verbal and 130 in Quantitative sections. So here we can understand that no one can score below 260.
The total score of the test is 170+170=340. So start analyzing your score basing on this.
Good Revised GRE Score
For example I score 140 in Verbal and 160 in Quantitative. That scores implies the following
- I scored 10 points for my correct answers plus 130 minimum score given by ETS in verbal.
- I scored 30 points in Quant plus 130 minimum score given by ETS.
- So the total score is 300/340. Which means I score 40 out of 80 inclusive of 1 increment points.
So scores varies between 130 to 145 in each section can’t be considered as good Revised GRE score.
And the chances will be very low for considering applications with these scores for Admission.
The average Revised GRE score would be 300/340 and this will be equal to some where around range of 1100 to 1150 (not exactly) of old pattern scores.
If some one looking for funding and serious about their MS programs….. Then give your BEST SHOT and there’s no other option….. Make sure of scoring around 310 – 320 for getting funding or PHD admits.
Please correct me if I’m wrong and the figures taken here are average numbers to explain about the average scores.
You got it right. When Average Revised GRE score is 302, then lets consider scores about 302 as Above Average, Good Revised and Great GRE Scores.
With New GRE Scoring scale, big differences will look big and small difference look small. In previous pattern, score of 500 and 520 is not that different. But, score of 140 and 150 is huge.
I’m sure, every GRE test taker would like to know answer to the following question
I scored XYZ in GRE Verbal and XYZ Quantitative section. Is it a Good Revised GRE Score?
There is no simple yes/no answer to the above question. Just like how universities use various factors to evaluate applicants profile, your GRE, University, department, profile of other applicants received, SOP, LOR, all have to be taken into account. I know students with not good GRE Scores get admit with scholarship.