About the GRE Subject Test

The Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in six specific fields of study and is often required for admission into a master’s degree program. GRE subject test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records, letters of recommendation and other qualifications for graduate study.

The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in the evaluation of grades and recommendations. The Biology and Psychology tests yield sub scores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses in an individual student’s preparation. The sub scores can also be used for guidance and placement purposes. The test is of paper pencil format.

Who takes GRE Subject Tests and who accepts them?

Prospective graduate school applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE Subject Test scores are accepted by thousands of graduate schools. Many individual departments or divisions of Graduate schools accept the GRE Subject test scores as it indicates the knowledge and skill level in a specific area. It's best to contact the admissions office or department you are interested in and see exactly what they are looking for.

What are the various subject tests offered?

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

When can I take GRE Subject Tests?

In India the GRE subject tests can be taken in the month of October only. Please visit www.ets.org for more details.

How much do the tests cost?

The fee is $150. The late registration fee (online registration only) is $25.

How are the tests scored?

Each GRE Subject Test yields a total score on a 200–990 score scale, in 10-point increments. Sub scores are reported for the Biology and Psychology Tests on a scale of 20–99, in one-point increments.

 

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