# Revised GRE Score Conversion Information

On August 1st, 2011, ETS replaced the GRE General Test with a new version of the exam known as the Revised GRE General Test. The new test represents a significant departure from the previous version, in both structure and content:

• The computerized format of the Revised GRE allows test-takers to navigate within a section, as well as skip questions and return to them later. The new format also includes an on-screen calculator students can use for the math sections.

• The Verbal and Quantitative sections of the test were drastically redesigned, including new timing, pacing, and question types (in the Verbal section Antonyms and Analogies have been removed, and Sentence Completion has been expanded, while in the Quantitative section new question types—Numeric Entry (you input a number as your answer) and Select At Least One (where more than one answer could work and you must choose all of the options that are correct to get credit)—were added).

In addition, the test adopted a new scoring scale for the Verbal and Quantitative sections. These sections were previously scored from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments, and are now scored from 130 to 170 in single-point increments.

Not surprisingly, this change to a new scoring scale has caused some confusion for test takers looking to relate a score on one scale to an equivalent score on the other, particularly for those students who took the GRE prior to August 1st, 2011, but who are now competing for admission with students taking the Revised GRE. How do scores on the 200-800 scale compare to scores of 130-170? And how will schools compare and interpret scores from each scale simultaneously?

Fortunately, with the Revised test approaching its one-year anniversary, the test makers have been able to compile a tremendous amount of data about the new scale, and have recently released a GRE score conversion table comparing scores and percentiles of the old test with those of the Revised.

## How does the old test compare to the new, and vice-versa?

Below, we have provided percentile tables for both the old and Revised GRE. In addition, we have also provided two tables comparing their unique scoring scales.

NOTE: The tables below do not list every score value. To view the entire of the scales and tables, please click on the links at the end of this article.

 Old GRE Scoring Scale Score Verbal Score Percentile Quantitative Score Percentile 800 99 94 750 99 77 700 96 64 650 91 48 600 83 35 550 69 27 500 57 20 450 44 11 400 28 9 350 18 5 300 6 3 250 1 1 200 - 1
 Revised GRE Scoring Scale Score Verbal Score Percentile Quantitative Score Percentile 170 99 99 165 95 92 160 83 81 155 65 64 150 44 43 145 22 23 140 10 9 135 3 2 130 - -
 Old GRE Scoring Scale Score Verbal Score Percentile Quantitative Score Percentile 800 99 94 750 99 77 700 96 64 650 91 48 600 83 35 550 69 27 500 57 20 450 44 11 400 28 9 350 18 5 300 6 3 250 1 1 200 - 1
 Revised GRE Scoring Scale Score Verbal Score Percentile Quantitative Score Percentile 170 99 99 165 95 92 160 83 81 155 65 64 150 44 43 145 22 23 140 10 9 135 3 2 130 - -

## Old GRE scores v. Revised GRE scores (including percentile ranks)

 Verbal Old GRE Revised GRE Percentile rank 800 170 99 750 169 99 700 166 96 650 163 91 600 130 83 550 156 69 500 153 57 450 120 44 400 146 28 350 143 18 300 138 6 250 132 1 200 130 -
 Quantitative Old GRE Revised GRE Percentile rank 800 166 94 750 159 77 700 155 64 650 151 48 600 148 35 550 146 27 500 144 20 450 141 11 400 140 9 350 138 5 300 136 3 250 133 1 200 131 1

## Revised GRE scores v. Old GRE scores (including percentile ranks)

 Verbal Revised GRE Old GRE Percentile rank 170 800 99 165 680-690 95 160 600-610 83 155 530 65 150 450 44 145 380 24 140 320 10 135 280 3 130 200-230 -
 Quantitative Revised GRE Old GRE Percentile rank 170 800* 99 165 ** 92 160 760 81 155 700-710 64 150 630 43 145 530-540 23 140 400-420 9 135 280-290 2 130 - -

* ETS does not provide a specific score comparison for students obtaining a 170 in the Quantitative section of the Revised GRE. Per the GRE Scoring Tables comparing old GRE and Revised GRE scores and percentiles: “Score users should use special care in evaluating test takers who received a Quantitative Reasoning score at the top end of the prior 200-800 score scale. Now, with the new 130-170 score scale, we can provide more differentiation for higher ability test takers. However, test takers who took the prior test and received an 800 on the Quantitative Reasoning measure, received the highest score possible that they were able to earn on the measure.”

** ETS does not provide a specific comparison value for students scoring a 165 in the Quantitative section of the Revised GRE. However, students scoring a 164 on the Revised GRE are equated to students scoring a 790 on the old GRE, and both are given a 90th percentile rank.

For complete score conversion and comparison tables, please see: