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
80016691
79016487
78016385
77016179
76016076
75015973
74015870
73015767
72015663
71015559
70015559
69015455
68015351
67015247
66015247
65015143
64015143
63015039
62014935
61014935
60014831
59014831
58014727
57014727
56014624
55014624
54014520
53014520
52014417
51014417
50014417
49014314
48014314
47014212
46014212
45014110
44014110
43014110
4201408
4101408
4001408
3901396
3801396
3701384
3601384
3501384
3401373
3301373
3201362
3101362
3001362
2901351
2801351
2701341
2601341
2501331
2401331
230132<1
220132<1
210131<1
200131<1