ETS has not only revised the structure of the Test. It has also revised the scoring pattern in GRE. While this can be a good news for some, this can be an extremely bad news for those who do not understand the new scoring pattern. Verbal Xpert magnifies not only the Revised Score Scale, but also some other valid points of concern GRE takers may have:
1. What are the changes in the scoring scale in GRE?
UNLIKE the General GRE (current GRE) where the scores are reported on a new 200–800 score scale, in 10-point increments, the Revised GRE moves scores reported on a new 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
Analytical Writing scores though, will be reported on the same 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments.
2. Will the scores based on the prior scale be valid after August, 2011?
All official GRE scores are valid and should be considered with equal preference in your admissions decision. Scores on prior scale will be considered for the next five years until prior scores are no longer valid.
3. Which of the 2 scores will be considered in case a candidate presents one new and one old score?
According to ETS, if an applicant presents two sets of scores, the new score will be considered for admissions, since athe revised test is more closely aligned with the skills needed in graduate and business school programs.
4. When will the reporting of scores done in Revised GRE?
For tests administered in August–September, scores will be reported starting in early November.
For tests administered in October, scores will be reported starting in mid-November.
For tests administered in November, scores will be reported starting in late November.
For the tests administered in December, score reporting will be done according to the regular reporting period (10–15 days after test date).