GRE Score 2018
Updated on Jan 23, 2018 - 3:33 p.m. IST by Shivani Bhatt

GRE Score 2018 – Test takers receive an email notification from ETS when the official GRE scores are available. Candidates can then log in to their ETS accounts and see, download and print their GRE 2018 Score Report. The printed report can only be used for personal use by the candidate. At the end of the GRE 2018 test, candidates will be able to see their unofficial GRE® General test score. The score, however, excludes the Analytical Writing Score. The unofficial score available at the end of the GRE 2018 test is for viewing only. No printed score sheets of the GRE scores 2018 will be provided to the candidates at the GRE exam centre. The actual scores for GRE 2018 General Test will be sent to the test takers within 10–15 days of taking the test. GRE Subject test takers will be intimated about their results within 5 weeks after the date of the test. In this article, candidates are made aware of the GRE scoring process for both general and subject test, GRE 2018 test samples, cancelling GRE score 2018 and list of universities and institutions accepting GRE 2018 test Scores.


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GRE Scoring process of General Test

The official GRE score for the GRE 2018 General test is available to the candidates within 10–15 days of the GRE 2018. Candidates who have taken the computer-based exam can know their unofficial scores for Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores at the GRE 2018 exam centre. As the Essay task is not scored real-time, the unofficial GRE score of analytical writing will not be released to the candidates at the end of the GRE test. GRE 2018 Test Scores will be measured on a scale of 130 –170. The scoring pattern was updated on August 1, 2011, and has been maintained as such since. The break-up of the GRE score 2018 report according to the GRE 2018 syllabus is:


Section wise GRE Score 2018


GRE Scores

GRE Verbal Reasoning

130–170, in 1 point increment

GRE Quantitative Reasoning

130–170, in 1 point increment

GRE Analytical Writing

0–6, in half-point increment

GRE 2018 test takers can decide the recipients of their GRE score 2018 report during the time of GRE 2018 registration. All the applicant authorized GRE Test score recipients receive the candidates official Graduate Institution Score Reports sent directly by ETS. The top universities receive the GRE scores and release their department specific cut off for admission. Some universities also publish the GRE Quant and Verbal reasoning cut off for their programmes.

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GRE scoring process for Subject Test

Measured on a scale of 200–990, in 10 point increments, GRE Subject scores are available for all the six GRE 2018 subject tests. Subscores are reported for the Biology, and Psychology tests on a 20–99 score scale, in one-point increments. Similar to the GRE General test. GRE Subject test scores are valid for five years. Higher education aspirants can send their most recent GRE subject scores 2018 or all tests taken in the last five years to the universities or institutions.

GRE 2018 Subject test scoring takes into consideration the correctly answered questions only. Test takers are not penalised for incorrectly marked answers. The number of questions answered correctly is adjusted according to the difficulty level of the questions on the test. Therefore, the same number of correct responses on different tests may not result in the same reported GRE subject score 2018.


Cancelling GRE Scores 2018

The GRE 2018 Test takers have the chance to accept or cancel scores after they have received their unofficial GRE 2018 score report. GRE General test 2018 scores cannot be cancelled once viewed. GRE 2018 test takers do not have the option to cancel scores for any particular section. Upon cancellation, the GRE 2018 test scores will neither be available to the student for review nor be reported to the institutions and universities chosen during GRE 2018 test registration. If the students cancel their GRE 2018 test score, they will not be refunded and the scores will not be visible in the reportable history section of their ETS accounts.


GRE ScoreSelect®

 The GRE ScoreSelect® helps the candidates in deciding the scores that are to be sent to the designated institutions or universities. Candidates can do it by two methods:

1. On test day: Aspirants can opt to send their GRE test scores to the institutions of choice on the test day. They can opt to either send the ‘Most Recent’ or ‘All’ for the Four Free score reports

Most Recent: Sends the scores from GRE 2018 score report

All: Sends all scores from all the GRE tests taken in the last five years

Note: For GRE 2018 Subject Test and GRE General test paper-based exam, aspirants are required to select the designated institutions which will receive the scores at the time of registration.

2. After test day: An additional cost will be levied on the test takers if they want to send the scores to institutions more than the four free.

Most Recent: Sends the scores from GRE score report 2018

All: Sends all scores from all the GRE tests taken in the last five years

Any: Sends scores from one or as many tests taken in the last five years

GRE 2018 Score Report Format


GRE Examinee Score Report

The GRE score report of the examinee is the scorecard comprising the marks scored in the GRE 2018. The report contains section wise percentile rank for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. In the examinee score report, GRE 2018 test takers will come across their section wise scores, date of test, score reporting history and instructions to name a few.


GRE 2018 Examinee Score Report Sample

GRE Graduate Institution Score Report

While the institution score report is the report which is sent to the institutions at the time of GRE registrations. Candidates can select the recipient of the GRE score report as per their choice. ETS is responsible for sending the GRE 2018 scores directly to the designated institutes.


The GRE Scores 2018 that the institutes are likely to receive will contain the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name

  • Address, Phone & Email

  • Date of Birth (DOB)

  • Social Security Number

  • Intended Graduate Major

  • GRE test date

  • Registration number

  • Name of the GRE test scores recipient institutes

  • Marks obtained in each section of GRE General Test

  • Subject test scores

  • GRE Institution Score Report Sample

  • Institutions approved to receive GRE Score 2018

Whether a candidate is preparing for a B-school or seeking an opportunity in graduate school, GRE is the one-stop destination for all. GRE is the one test which is accepted by the majority of institutions spread across the globe. From the PDF shared below, aspirants can check whether their prospective institute accepts the GRE test scores or not as it contains a list of institutes from the US and from other parts of the world that are approved to receive the GRE 2018 scores.


List of Institutes Accepting GRE Score 2018

GRE 2018 test takers do not have to fulfil any necessary GRE 2018 Eligibility. Fluency in English is assumed. However, candidates have to fulfil the admission criteria which includes an English proficiency test for individual institutes where he/she is applying. GRE 2018 is available at about 1000 GRE test centres in more than 160 countries. You can take the test once every 21 days and GRE test dates are available all around the year. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. Aspirants who are interested in pursuing a Masters degree, specialised master's course, MBA or doctoral degree can sit for the GRE 2018 Test.


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hi I always want to crack GRE is that possible

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.

Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!


I am a student of galgotias university and my gre score is 310 and having 8+ cgpa in mechanical engineering. I done two intenships one from DRDO and other one from Indian railway. Also i had done two research paper. What are my chances of getting technical university of Munich or Berlin.?

dheeraj reddy 14th Feb, 2020

Hi sajal

As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.

GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.

You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.

You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.

For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.

Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).

Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.

I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.

With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!


Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!


Graduation in dental surgery(5yr)+3 yr work ex. Masters in hopsital admin(2 yr) + 3 yr of work ex. Wish to pursue PhD in health allied course in USA. Am i eligible to apply also how much GRE score would be required to apply for a good university?

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.

Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.

However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.

Good Luck!


What is GRE? What is its use? What is its qualifications?

Kanupriya Gupta 19th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

GRE is also called Graduate Record Examination and it tests your verbal reasoning skills, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. It is a 3 hour and 45 minutes test and it is mandatory if you are applying for a Masters or Doctorate in the US. It is computer-based. You also have the option of taking it multiple times and there is a limit of taking it the maximum five times in a year. You can attempt it only once in 21 days. These scores are valid for 5 years. For the verbal and quantitative section, GRE score falls around 150 to 152. If you get 165 you are have secured close to 95%. In the section of analytical writing, an average score would be 3.5, 6 being the highest.

The paper is as follows:

You will have to write two essays for the analytical writing section within the time limit of 30 minutes where you will have to analyse one argument and one issue.

You will face 20 questions in verbal and quantitative learning each.

There is an unsecured section at the end of the exam which is a dummy and does not carry marks but is to be filled so that the conducting body can get information about the candidate.

Countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Australia and UK accept GRE scores. Other than determining your eligibility, GRE seems to enhance a candidates profile. Taking subject tests in GRE seems to be an additional advantage for specific courses abroad.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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