GRE Test

The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, measures the knowledge of undergraduate students. Students taking the GRE can choose from two tests-a general test or a subject test. The general test assesses basic skills that can be applied in any field of study, such as verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing. The subject test is for students who must demonstrate knowledge in a specific field of study.

The subject areas that can be tested by the GRE include biology, chemistry, computer science, literature, mathematics, physics, and psychology. There is also a GRE subject test on the combined topics of biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. Many students who are applying to graduate programs are required to take the GRE subject test. Admissions panels and fellowship organizations use both general and subject GRE scores to determine which candidates are best qualified for admittance and scholarships.

Test Trade provides several resources for students planning to take the GRE, such as a 20-page practice GRE test and a link to other study aids. The site also contains a link that offers free GRE practice quizzes on topics that include math, grammar, writing, reading comprehension, and many others.

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Last Updated: 04/30/2014