GRE General Quantitative Reasoning Scores

A Concordance Table Between the GRE General and the Prior GRE Scores

GRE General Quantitative Score
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 A Concordance Table Between the GRE General and the Prior GRE Scores

Many graduate schools out there accept old GRE scores in the 200 - 800 scale as well as the current GRE General scores, and they use the following concordance table to compare GRE Quantitative scores to get an accurate picture of applicants. If you have received your GRE General Quantitative Reasoning score and want to know how it would compare to the prior GRE Quantitative Reasoning score or work in a graduate program and want to compare students' scores from the prior version of the exam, then check out this concordance table below.

How Long Are GRE Scores Valid?

The GRE policy has changed a little bit since July 2016. For GRE tests taken on or after July 1, 2016, scores are considered part of test-takers' reportable history for five years after the test date. For GRE scores taken before July 1, 2016 the scores are part of test-takers' reportable history for five years after the testing year in which they tested (July 1 - June 30).

The GRE enacted the five-year policy to ensure that scores remained valid as older scores may not reflect an applicant's current quantitative, verbal and analytical ability. Think, for example, how much different you might test if you were in the middle of an advanced math class five years ago when you took the GRE, but haven't taken or practiced any advanced math skills since the class ended. Your mathematics and computation knowledge and ability can change quite a bit in a five year span. Or, perhaps, five years ago, you hadn't done too much Verbal reasoning prep, but now you work in an environment that requires you to use reading comprehension skills all day long. Your ability may have shot up over the last five years. ETS wants to ensure that college admissions officers have the best information about testers so they can make the best admissions decisions possible. 

GRE Scores and Admissions

For those of you using this information for admissions decisions, ETS would like to remind you to keep this in mind: although the current scores allow for greater differentiation between higher ability test takers, if a student received an 800 on the prior GRE, then he or she received the highest possible score available at the time. This must be taken into consideration for all admissions decisions!

More GRE Score Information

The percentile rank listed below is based on students who tested between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015, according to ETS.

GRE General Quantitative Reasoning Concordance Table
Prior GRE Score GRE General Score Percentile Rank
800 166 91
790 164 87
780 163 85
770 161 79
760 160 76
750 159 73
740 158 70
730 157 67
720 156 63
710 155 59
700 155 59
690 154 55
680 153 51
670 152 47
660 152 47
650 151 43
640 151 43
630 150 39
620 149 35
610 149 35
600 148 31
590 148 31
580 147 27
570 147 27
560 146 24
550 146 24
540 145 20
530 145 20
520 144 17
510 144 17
500 144 17
490 143 14
480 143 14
470 142 12
460 142 12
450 141 10
440 141 10
430 141 10
420 140 8
410 140 8
400 140 8
390 139 6
380 139 6
370 138 4
360 138 4
350 138 4
340 137 3
330 137 3
320 136 2
310 136 2
300 136 2
290 135 1
280 135 1
270 134 1
260 134 1
250 133 1
240 133 1
230 132 <1
220 132 <1
210 131 <1
200 131 <1