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What does a score of 200 mean for the GRE?

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Prior to 2011, 200 was the minimum score for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Graduate schools and some business schools use the GRE as part of their application process.

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the exam. It has three sections: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing. As of January 2015, the exam uses a scoring scale of 130-170. Graduate programs use the test to measure skills in critical thinking, problem solving, recognizing patterns, drawing conclusions, writing and communicating. A key difference in the current exam is that it is a multistage test. This means it becomes progressively difficult based on previous answers.

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