How is the GRE Score Calculated?

    Updated on: 12 Sep 2023 12 min read

    GRE is the only standard admission test in the world that is accepted for admission to business programs and graduate courses including MS programs in universities abroad. So, if you wish to study abroad, taking the GRE General Test has to be in your plans. Given the current level of competition, merely taking the GRE is not sufficient. You need a good GRE score, especially if you aim to get into a top-ranked college in the world.
    How do you get an ideal GRE score? One, by preparing exhaustively, and two, by being conversant with how GRE scores are calculated. We focus on the latter in this post.

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    For the computer-delivered test, you need to pick your free score recipients at the test center. For the paper-delivered test, the choice has to be made during registration. Here’s a self-explanatory video on how to send scores after taking the test.

    A key point to remember when reporting your GRE score to colleges abroad is that there is no “total GRE score.” Universities are more interested in knowing how much you scored in each section of the GRE, rather than overall.

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    To Sum up GRE Score 

    The GRE score average mentioned above gives you a reasonable idea of what to target. If you aim to be accepted by a top business school in the world or a great engineering program, a high GRE percentile (and score) is a must. It is one criterion you have to fulfil undoubtedly.

    Knowing how to calculate the GRE score is one step to cracking a good score, familiarity with the syllabus is another, and preparing well for the test is the last. 

Written by Yogender Panchal

Yogender is a tech enthusiast with specialization in digital marketing. He is currently working at Gyandhan a leading company which provides Education Loan who are studying Abroad. Playing Volleyball, driving a car, traveling, researching new online marketing trends are some of his interest areas that keeps his rejuvenated.

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Aman Jain graduated from IIT Kanpur, and currently functions as the CMO at GyanDhan. He is deeply passionate about creating equality in higher education and has directly interacted with 2 Lakh students in his 8-year-long journey.

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