What Score Do You Need to Pass the GRE?

What Score Do You Need to Pass the GRE?

The GRE does not give passing or failing grades. Higher scores are better, but what score constitutes a "good" score depends on the student's goals.

According to Paula Martin of Kaplan Test Prep, a good GRE score is the highest score each student can possibly get after studying to prepare for the test. Martin defines a reasonable amount of prep time as about 100 hours. Martin advises taking a diagnostic test, then aiming for a score 20 points above the diagnostic score. She says a good score places the student between the 50th and 99th percentiles, which indicates an average to above-average student.