GRE Physics Practice



A GRE Physics consist of 100 problems which you have to solve in 2 hours and 50 minutes.  Beginning in the 2017-18 testing year (July 1-June 30), your raw score will be determined by the number of questions you answer correctly. Questions you answer incorrectly or for which you mark no answer or more than one answer are counted as incorrect. Nothing is subtracted from a score if you answer a question incorrectly.
Your raw score is then converted to a scaled score through a process known as equating. The equating process accounts for minor variations in difficulty among the different test editions. Thus, a given scaled score reflects approximately the same level of ability regardless of the edition of the test that was taken; the same number of correct responses on different test forms will not necessarily result in the same scaled score.

Table 1 below shows the relationship between the raw score and the scaled score for one particular test.  Table 2 and 3 shows the relationship between the scaled score and the percentage score for two particular tests.

    table 1     table 2     table 3

Physics 490, Spring 2018
Marianne Breinig
The University of Tennessee,
Department of Physics and Astronomy