2017 Math GRE: Is 1/4th point still subtracted for incorrect answers?

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peterrudzis
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2017 Math GRE: Is 1/4th point still subtracted for incorrect answers?

Postby peterrudzis » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:49 pm

Hello all,

According to the ETS website (https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/scores/how/), 1/4th of a point is no longer subtracted from one's score for incorrect answers on 2017-2018 GRE subject tests. On the other hand, 2017 Math GRE practice materials, such as the current Princeton Review book, indicate that incorrect answers still cost 1/4th of a point.

While I would be inclined to trust the ETS website, would anyone know of an authoritative source with discusses the scoring of the 2017-2018 Math Subject GRE specifically? Naturally, it would be nice to know which scoring convention will be used, as this would effect one's strategy on the test.

Thanks in advance.

whatstheprobability
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Re: 2017 Math GRE: Is 1/4th point still subtracted for incorrect answers?

Postby whatstheprobability » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:19 pm

On the most recent practice book (Form 1768), on page 4, it has the same scoring procedure quoted. So this scoring convention is the one in effect for this year.

junglemath
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Re: 2017 Math GRE: Is 1/4th point still subtracted for incorrect answers?

Postby junglemath » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:25 pm

peterrudzis wrote:Hello all,

According to the ETS website (https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/scores/how/), 1/4th of a point is no longer subtracted from one's score for incorrect answers on 2017-2018 GRE subject tests. On the other hand, 2017 Math GRE practice materials, such as the current Princeton Review book, indicate that incorrect answers still cost 1/4th of a point.

While I would be inclined to trust the ETS website, would anyone know of an authoritative source with discusses the scoring of the 2017-2018 Math Subject GRE specifically? Naturally, it would be nice to know which scoring convention will be used, as this would effect one's strategy on the test.

Thanks in advance.


Thanks for mentioning this. It looks like the September test will be the first one that will have no penalty for incorrect answers, which means that (obviously) you should answer every question, even if you have to guess. Although it is possible that this new scoring system means that the questions will become harder.




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