Hi everyone!

I am confused about my GRE score and looking for some clarification. If I am not mistaken in both quantitative and verbal sections your score starts at 130 and for every right answer you get 1 point (then bonus points can be added). So I was adding up my score using the diagnostic service available and I counted more right answers than the score given to me by 5 points! For example, I counted 27 correct answers in quant (and I quadruple counted to make sure I was right once I found the error) so a minimum score of 157 but was only given a 152 as an official score. Am I mistaken about how the scoring is done? Any help is appreciated, thanks!

No

Yes.

You have two things:

- the
*raw* score - which is the score you got out of 40. In your case, thatâ€™s 27/40
- the
*scaled* score - which is an adjustment to account for the difficulty of your second section, amongst others. Since the PP1 is known to be relatively straightforward, and you probably got a (relatively) easier section 2, you got a -5 penality, which reduced your final score to 152.

It is important to note that this can also result in an increase in your final score. For example, this is usually the case in the high 160s for quant (for reference, I got a +1 in quant, making a 39/40 a 170), and even more likely in verbal (where a 21/40 became a 157).