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GRE Subject Test: Psychology

What is the test pattern for GRE PsychologyNo. of Questions: 205 Multiple Choice Questions Syllabus and Question Paper Pattern
I. BIOLOGICAL (17–21%)

    Sensation and Perception (5–7%)
        Psychophysics, Signal Detection
        Perceptual Organization
        Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses
        Theories, Applications and Issues
    Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience (12–14%)
        Sensory Structures and Processes
        Motor Structures and Functions
        Central Structures and Processes
        Motivation, Arousal, Emotion
        Cognitive Neuroscience
        Neuromodulators and Drugs
        Hormonal Factors
        Comparative and Ethology
        States of Consciousness
        Theories, Applications and Issues

II. COGNITIVE (17–24%)

    Learning (3–5%)
        Classical Conditioning
        Instrumental Conditioning
        Observational Learning, Modeling

GRE Subject Test: Physics

What is the test pattern for GRE PhysicsNo. of Questions: 100 Five-Choice QuestionsSyllabus and Test Pattern

    (such as kinematics, Newton's laws, work and energy, oscillatory motion, rotational motion about a fixed axis, dynamics of systems of particles, central forces and celestial mechanics, three-dimensional particle dynamics, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, noninertial reference frames, elementary topics in fluid dynamics)
    (such as electrostatics, currents and DC circuits, magnetic fields in free space, Lorentz force, induction, Maxwell's equations and their applications, electromagnetic waves, AC circuits, magnetic and electric fields in matter)
    (such as wave properties, superposition, interference, diffraction, geometrical optics, polarization, Doppler effect)
    (such as the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic proces…

GRE Subject Test: Mathematics

What is the test pattern for GRE Mathematics
No. of Questions: 66
Syllabus and Test Pattern

Material learned in the usual sequence of elementary calculus courses — differential and integral calculus of one and of several variables — including calculus-based applications and connections with coordinate geometry, trigonometry, differential equations and other branches of mathematics.


    Elementary algebra: basic algebraic techniques and manipulations acquired in high school and used throughout mathematics
    Linear algebra: matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, characteristic polynomials, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors
    Abstract algebra and number theory: elementary topics from group theory, theory of rings and modules, field theory, and number theory


    Introductory real analysis: sequences and series of numbers and functions, continuity, differentiability and integrability, and element…

GRE Subject Test: Literature in English

What is test pattern for GRE English Literature
No. of Questions: 230
Syllabus and Question Paper Pattern
The approximate distribution of questions according to content categories is indicated by the following outline.

    Literary Analysis (40–55%)
    Interpretation of passages of prose and poetry. Such questions may involve recognition of conventions and genres, allusions and references, meaning and tone, grammatical structures and rhetorical strategies, and literary techniques.
    Identification (15–20%)
    Recognition of date, author or work by style and/or content (for literary theory identifications see IV below).
    Cultural and Historical Contexts (20–25%)
    Knowledge of literary, cultural and intellectual history as well as identification of author or work through a critical statement or biographical information. Also identification of details of character, plot or setting of a work.
    History and Theory of Literary Criticism (10–15%)
    Identification and analysis of the c…

GRE Subject Test: Chemistry

What is the test pattern for GRE ChemistryNo. of Questions: 130Type: Multiple Choice
Syllabus and Question Paper Pattern


    Data Acquisition and Use of Statistics — Errors, statistical considerations
    Solutions and Standardization — Concentration terms, primary standards
    Homogeneous Equilibria — Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexometry
    Heterogeneous Equilibria — Gravimetric analysis, solubility, precipitation titrations, chemical separations
    Instrumental Methods — Electrochemical methods, spectroscopic methods, chromatographic methods, thermal methods, calibration of instruments
    Environmental Applications
    Radiochemical Methods — Detectors, applications


    General Chemistry — Periodic trends, oxidation states, nuclear chemistry
    Ionic Substances — Lattice geometries, lattice energies, ionic radii and radius/ratio effects
    Covalent Molecular Substances — Lewis diagrams, molecular point groups, VSEPR con…

GRE Subject Test: Biology

What is the test pattern for GRE Biology No. of Questions 190 Each question contains 5 choices
Syllabus & Question Paper Pattern

Fundamentals of cellular biology, genetics and molecular biology are addressed. Major topics in cellular structure and function include prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, metabolic pathways and their regulation, membrane dynamics and cell surfaces, organelles, cytoskeleton, and cell cycle. Major areas in genetics and molecular biology include viruses, chromatin and chromosomal structure, genomic organization and maintenance, and the regulation of gene expression. The cellular basis of immunity and the mechanisms of antigen-antibody interactions are included. Attention is also given to experimental methodology.

    Cellular Structure and Function (16–17%)
        Biological compounds
            Macromolecular structure and bonding
            Abiotic origin of biological molecules
        Enzyme activity, receptor bindin…

GRE Subject Test

What measures GRE Subject Test and how The GRE Subject Test measures your knowledge and preparedness in a particular area of study. Graduate schools use subject test score to separate you out from the pool of applicants and to award scholarship and fellowship in a particular study discipline. The GRE Subject Test is available in following study areas
1. Biology
2. Chemistry
3. Literature in English
4. Mathematics
5. Physics
6. Psychology The GRE Subject Test is administered 3 times a year as Paper Based Test / PBT April, September, October

GRE General Test

What measures GRE General Test and how? The GRE General Test measures what you have learnt in college and during previous years of studies. And you would be able to complete graduate school course work. The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school. The GRE General test is available as Computer Based Test / CBT and Paper Based Test / PBT The test has 3 sections: Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively. Let's un…