The GRE revised General Test is here!

We have exciting news to share — the GRE® revised General Test is here! On August 1, the biggest change to the test in 60 years was introduced. These changes, which represent a new level in psychometric design and delivery, have made the most widely administered test for graduate and business school admissions even better.

Test takers worldwide began taking the GRE revised General Test on August 1. Here's why that means good news for you and for your applicants. The GRE revised General Test:

  • is more aligned with the skills needed to succeed in graduate and business school
  • provides more simplicity in distinguishing performance differences between candidates
  • is more test-taker friendly for an enhanced test experience

With this good news, it's a great time for you to start getting ready for the new score reports coming in early November. Remember, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be reported on the new 130–170 score scale, in one-point increments. Analytical Writing scores will continue to be reported on the same 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments.

Here are some helpful reminders of what you can do now:

In November, the GRE® Program team will be providing this additional information to help you in making admissions decisions using the new score scale:

  • Concordance information will appear directly on the score report and in the electronic score reporting files sent via the Scorelink® Internet Delivery service and CD-ROM service, where relevant, to help you get familiar with the new score scale.
  • The new concordance tables and other helpful information will be available on the GRE website.
  • Plus, you'll have additional tools to help you use the new score scale in your admissions decisions.

And remember, if you haven't already done so, be sure to sign up for the eUpdate to stay informed about the latest GRE revised General Test news.

Sincerely,

The GRE revised General Test team