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GRE Subject Test Detail
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
- Computer Science
- 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 purposes.
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 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.