GRE Subject Test Score

GRE Subject Test Score

The GRE Subject Test scorecard is reported by the number of questions answered correctly. The difficulty level of the questions asked during the test also factors into the score, which means if two students getting the same number of questions right will not necessarily get the same score. The differences in the complex questions among subject test forms are relatively small. By applying a process called score equating the differences in the difficulty of the questions in the test is negated or balanced. The number of questions answered is also taken into the consideration while calculating the final GRE scores in the scorecard because the number of questions that can be answered correctly is restricted.

GRE Subject Test List

  • Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Scoring of the Subject Tests is a two-step method:

  • Before calculating a total score for GRE Subject test, a raw score is calculated. To calculate that raw score, out of the total number questions you attempted, the number of questions you answered correctly subtracting one-fourth the number of questions you answered wrongly taken into the consideration.
  • By the method of score equating, the raw score is then changed to a scaled score that tally the differences in difficult questions among the different test editions. Accordingly, a given scaled score considers approximately the same level of ability regardless of the edition of the test that was taken.

Subject Test Score Scales

A GRE Subject test is computed on a 200–990 score scale, in 10-point increments.

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Psychology; and Biology Tests scores are calculated on a 20–99 score scale, with point-one increments.

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