The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.
- Verbal Reasoning: The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it analyze relationships among component parts of sentences recognize relationships between words and concepts.
- Quantitative Reasoning: The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis reason quantitatively solve problems in a quantitative setting
- Analytical Writing: The skills measured include the test taker’s ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively examine claims and accompanying evidence support ideas with relevant reasons and examples sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion control the elements of standard written English.
Who takes it and Why?
Prospective graduate applicants take the General Test. GRE® test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common Measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and Recommendations.
WHERE DO PEOPLE TAKE IT?
The General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.
The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year in:
Who Accepts It?
Any graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. If approved by the GRE board, an institution seeking accreditation can also receiver test takers’ scores?
GRE Subject Tests
What are they?
The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in the eight disciplines listed below. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology.
- Biochemistry 36%
- Cell Biology 28%
- Molecular Biology &Genetics 36%
- Cellular and Molecular Biology (33-34%)
- Organism al Biology (33-34%)
- Ecology and Evolution (33-34%)
- Computer Science
- Literature in English