GRE Subject Test
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The GRE Subject Tests are intended to measure your knowledge of
specific subject matter.
The GRE Subject Tests are designed to help graduate school admission
committees and fellowship sponsors assess the qualifications of
applicants in specific fields of study. The tests also provide
students with an assessment of their own qualifications.
the tests are intended to indicate students' knowledge of the subject
matter emphasized in many undergraduate programs as preparation for
graduate study. Since past achievement is usually a good indicator of
future performance, the scores are helpful in predicting students'
success in graduate study. Because the tests are standardized, the test
scores permit comparison of students from different institutions with
different undergraduate programs. For some Subject Tests, subscores are
provided in addition to the total score; these subscores indicate the
strengths and weaknesses of individual student's preparation, and they
may help students plan their future studies.
Subject Tests are available in eight disciplines: biochemistry,
cell and molecular biology; biology; chemistry; computer science;
literature in English; mathematics; physics; and psychology. These
tests are given in paper-based format three times per year, in
November, December, and April.
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
- Literature in English
- Computer Science
When you register for a Subject Test, you will be sent a free
Subject Test Practice Book that describes the test in detail. The book
also includes test-taking strategies, content specifications, a
full-length test and answer key, and information to help you
understand the scores you earn.
Preparation Courses with Sample GRE Tests