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Magoosh GRE Verbal Diagnostic Test

Welcome to the Magoosh GRE Verbal Diagnostic Test!

This quiz has 10 questions; instructions for each prompt will appear above the question.

After you take the quiz, we will email you your results along with custom GRE prep recommendations.

Like the GRE itself, this Diagnostic is challenging. Take a deep breath and do your best.

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14 Responses to Magoosh GRE Verbal Diagnostic Test

  1. Jane October 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    If i got a 4/10 what would you estimate my gre official score can be? I need to score at minimum a 154.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 26, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      Hi Jane,

      This is a diagnostic test that is meant to help students determine which study plan would be best for them. We can’t provide score estimates based on this quiz because it doesn’t give us enough information! The GRE is a long and difficult exam that tests your knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. The GRE requires pacing strategy, mental stamina, and a knowledge of many different methods and strategies–these are all things that we couldn’t hope to replicate in a 10-question quiz! If you want a better idea of how you would perform on the GRE, I recommend that you take one of the free ETS Powerprep tests or another full-length practice test 🙂

  2. Edzard Joseph-Gabriel July 24, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    I scored 3/10 this is very scary for me and I have to take GRE test in month. What should I do now?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 25, 2018 at 5:50 am #

      The first thing you should do is not be scared, Edzard. While this diagnostic test can give you a sense of how you’d do in GRE Verbal, it’s not an absolute measurement. If your diagnostic tests indicates you might have a weakness in Verbal, what you want to do is investigate further. From here, it’s a good idea to complete more Verbal questions, perhaps by taking a PowerPrep practice test from ETS, or by going through question sets in a resource such as Magoosh GRE or the GRE practice book PDF.

  3. Temilade May 14, 2018 at 6:14 am #

    i score 4/10 in the verbal diagnostic test, what is the approximate study plan time i will need to score a 166 score on the GRE

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 14, 2018 at 7:45 am #

      That’s honestly difficult to say. As you consider your prep timeline, I’d like to emphasize that the Verbal diagnostic test is just a “first taste” of how you might perform in GRE Verbal. You’ll want to do some additional practice questions (from sources like ETS or Magoosh GRE) to get a stronger sense of what your Verbal ability is. You may keep scoring at around 40% in further practice. But there’s also a chance you’ll find that your diagnostic score was an outlier, and that you actually do better in follow-up question sets.

      With that said, if you do find yourself consistently scoring at less than 50% on Verbal GRE, you should probably give yourself at least three months to study. In that case, you may want to consider one of Magoosh’s 3 month or 6 month GRE study plans.

  4. Rishab March 1, 2018 at 4:18 am #

    i scored 6 0n 10..what would be my official gre score?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 1, 2018 at 6:47 am #

      Hi Rishab,

      This is a diagnostic test that is meant to help students determine which study plan would be best for them. We can’t provide score estimates based on this quiz because it doesn’t give us enough information! The GRE is a long and difficult exam that tests your knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. The GRE requires pacing strategy, mental stamina, and a knowledge of many different methods and strategies–these are all things that we couldn’t hope to replicate in a 10-question quiz! If you want a better idea of how you would perform on the GRE, I recommend that you take one of the free ETS Powerprep tests.

  5. kalu January 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    I scored 3 out of 10 in this quiz, don’t like it but there is room for improvement.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 20, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

      Hi Kalu,

      There is definitely room for improvement! This quiz is meant to give you a good idea of your starting point, and most of us need to study before becoming comfortable with these types of questions. Commit yourself to a good study schedule and you will see improvement 🙂 Good luck!

  6. kati December 30, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    Wow. 1 out of 10, I think I should just give up now!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 31, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Kati,

      Don’t give up! I know it’s disheartening to see a low score, but the GRE is a completely “learnable” test–it’s all about strategy and practice! The test questions might seem a bit bewildering right now, but that is true of any test that you haven’t studied for (how many questions do you think you would get right on a calculus test if you’ve never studied calculus before??). The key to success in the GRE is understanding the different types of questions and what strategies to use to solve them, and getting plenty of practice 😀 Don’t be discouraged! I know that with some time and effort, you can improve significantly! Check out our study plans to get an idea of what it takes to get a great score on the GRE 🙂

  7. Anish August 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    if i have scored 7/10…what can be my official gre score?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      Hi Anish,

      This test cannot come close to estimating that, because it is only a quarter of the questions you would answer in verbal. If you really want to estimate a verbal score based on rough approximation, we can say 7*4 = 28, 28+130 = 158 so your likely verbal outcome based on this might be 153-161.


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