GRE test scores

The GRE General test is a computer adaptive test, which according to the test designer is developed according to this design requirement:

“Computer-Based General Test:

Your scores on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the computer-based General Test depend on your performance on the questions given and on the number of questions answered in the time allotted.

Because both of these sections are computer-adaptive, the questions presented are selected to reflect your performance on preceding questions and the requirements of the test design. Test design factors that influence which questions are presented to you include:

  1. the statistical characteristics (including difficulty level) of the questions already answered
  2. the required variety of question types
  3. the appropriate coverage of content”

You will be given three different GRE scores. The test designer states that:

“GRE General Test Score Scales

Three scores are reported on the General Test:

  • a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments
  • a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 200-800 score scale, in 10-point increments
  • an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments

Any section in which you answer no questions at all will be reported as a No Score (NS).”

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