When you receive your GRE Score report, it will contain following details
- authorized score recipients
- test date(s)
- score(s) for each section
- percentile score
Few have difficulty in understanding GRE Percentiles score, how its is used and why percentile score is important. Following GRE Percentile chart shows the data compiled from all test takers from 2006 to 2009 with Scaled Score and their corresponding Verbal and Quantitative percentiles score.
GRE Score Percentile
Percentage of test takers in a group who obtained scores lower than specified scores. If your score is 95th percentile, then your score is better then 95% of the test takers in your reference group.
Percentile ranks on score report are based on performance of the current reference group (usually 3 years). Years used in reference group will be published by ETS in recent edition of GRE Guide.
GRE Score Percentile chart
Source: ETS Based on the performance of all examinees who tested between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2009 (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Interpretive Data Used on Score Reports)
Do you have additional questions about GRE Percentile Score, do leave a comment.