# Why Students Fail the Quantitative Reasoning Section in the GRE

The Quantitative reasoning section on the GRE examination requires applicants to answer multiple-choice questions. General Test Percentage Distribution, the percentage of students who scored at least 70% in the Quantitative reasoning section, is very high. That’s not surprising given the high success rate of test takers with the Quantitative reasoning section.

General Test Percentage Distribution contains verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing data for nonenrolled and enrolled college seniors (those who declared that they planned to take a Graduate Study program in a particular academic discipline within one to two years before their examination date). That data can be used to determine whether the Quantitative reasoning section of the GRE exam was successfully completed. The median GRE score for students who completed the Quantitative reasoning section is 790 out of a possible 800. That means, among the students who took the Quantitative reasoning section, almost half scored above the median score for that section.

The GRE score distribution shows that the median score is 790 for nonstudents taking the Quantitative reasoning section and that students who scored above the median had higher scores. This is not a surprising result considering the high success rate of students completing the Quantitative reasoning section. So students who scored above the median were more likely to score above the 800 for the Quantitative reasoning section. But how many students got scores above the median?

Of the students who scored above the median and scored above the average in the Quantitative reasoning section, about 40% students were still enrolled in an accredited university. It’s not clear why these students did not pass the Quantitative reasoning section. Some students might have had trouble using the Quantitative reasoning sections questionnaires or some students might have failed to write coherently. Most likely, a large portion of the students who scored below the median score in the Quantitative reasoning section did not get enough practice taking the Quantitative reasoning section in school to pass. That means that students who scored below the median in the Quantitative reasoning section probably failed because of not having enough time in school to complete all the Quantitative reasoning section questionnaires and to practice all the analytical writing they had to do.

However, there are a lot of students who were able to pass the Quantitative reasoning section but failed in other sections of the GRE examination. This indicates a need for students to spend more time in school to increase their GRE score. The most important thing for students who are trying to improve their score in the GRE is time, even if it’s the only time they’ll spend in school. After all, if students could save time by not taking the GRE, then why would anyone bother with the exam?

A lot of students believe that the reason students fail in the Quantitative reasoning section of the GRE is due to not having enough time in school. They assume that the GRE exam was a waste of time for them, since they didn’t spend enough time studying for it. But the number of students who fail in this section of the GRE is actually much smaller than the number of people who succeed, which implies that most students don’t really need to spend as much time studying.

The numbers also show that more students than not do better on the Quantitative reasoning section in college. In other words, if you’re good at the Quantitative reasoning section of the GRE, but can’t afford to take it in school, your chances of getting better grades are significantly higher than a student who cannot afford to take the GRE. At the same time, the number of students who pass in the Quantitative reasoning section is a lot higher than the number of students who fail. This means that students need to spend less time practicing the Quantitative reasoning section in school and spend more time learning about the GRE in order to be able to pass the GRE.

If you think that you have what it takes to succeed on the Quantitative reasoning section of the GRE, then you should really learn how to study before taking it. By practicing the Quantitative reasoning section in school, you will be able to make sure that your GRE score is as high as possible.