The verbal and quantitative reasoning sections of the GRE test are scored based on the number of correct answers provided by the GRE test taker.
As stated earlier, both these sections are section-level adaptive which means that the difficulty level of the succeeding section will depend on the number of correct answers provided in the current section. All the GRE questions in a section carry equal weightage.
Firstly, a raw score (based on the number of questions answered correctly) is calculated. This score is then converted to a GRE scaled score by a process called equating in which the minor variations in the level of difficulty and the differences in the section-level adaptation are computed to produce a final GRE score.
How Is Analytical Writing Scored?
Both the essays are scrutinized by two GRE trained readers. Each essay is measured using a six-point scale. Both the readers score your essay and if the GRE scores are different by more than one point, then a third reader will analyze your essay. Or else, an average of both the scores is taken as the final GRE score. Additionally, your essay will also be reviewed using essay-similarity-detection software. This is to ensure that the essay is not copied or taken from any other source. If any such discrepancies are found, the Analytical Writing scores will be cancelled. Therefore, you should never try to cram essays available through any resources.