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Scoring in GRE

Section Minimum Maximum
Verbal 130 170
Quantitative 130 170
Combined 260 340

It can definitely be confusing to contextualize your scores, especially because comparing Verbal scores to Quant scores can feel like comparing apples to oranges. So let's take a look at sectional scores and break it down a little more.


Note: GRE In-Section Scores


Because it's so important, here it is one more time:


Perfect GRE scores are 170 in each section, 340 combined.


Keep in mind that, depending on your program, your scores in one section may be weighted much more strongly in admissions. Potential English Lit MAs don't have to worry about Quant quite as much as potential Engineering PhDs. However, scoring high in both sections is a definite plus.