GRE® Subject Tests Overview
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
Literature in English
Who Takes Them and Why?
Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. 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 the evaluation of grades and recommendations. Some Subject
Tests yield subscores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses of
individual students' preparation and may be useful for guidance and placement
Where Do People Take Them?
The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times
a year in:
Who Accepts Them?
Any accredited 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. A non-accredited institution can
receive test takers' scores if approved by the GRE Board.