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Graduate Record Examinations

The GRE revised General Test is being introduced on august 1, 2011 and features a better test experience and new question types.

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About GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations ( GRE ) General test and subject Tests are taken by individuals applying to graduate programs in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Business, Humanities and Arts, Education and other fields.

For more than 60 years, GRE scores have been used by admissions and fellowship panels at thousands of institutions around the world to supplement undergraduate grades and other qualifications for graduate study. Today hundreds of business schools now also accept GRE General Test scores for their MBA and other graduate business programs.

The subject tests are paper-based tests in eight subject areas. Subject tests measure achievement in specific subject areas and assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in those disciplines. Testing time is 2 hours & 50 minutes.


The test consist of approximately 175 questions and is intended for students who are interested in graduate programs in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology, along with related programs such as microbiology and genetics. The questions are distributed among three subscore areas : Biochemistry ( 36% ), Cell Biology ( 28% ) and Molecular Biology and Gentics ( 36% ).

  • B- 24 - Biology

The test consists of approximately 194 questions that are distributed amongthree subscore areas : Cellular & Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology and Ecology and Evolution.

  • C27 – Chemistry

The test consist of approximately 130 Questions designed to cover much of the content of the chemistry courses compete by students before the middle of the senior college year. The questions are classified approximately as follows : analytical chemistry ( 15% ), inorganic chemistry ( 25% ), organic chemistry ( 30% ) and physical chemistry ( 30% ).

  • C27 – Chemistry

he test consists of approximately 70 questions and is intended for students who plan to seek a graduate degree in computer science at least to the level of an undergraduate major in computer science. The questions are classified approximately as follows : Software systems and methodology ( 40% ), Computer organization and architecture (15%), theory and mathematical background (40%) and other topics, such as artificial intelligence, cryptography and social issues (5%).

  • L64 - Literature in English

The test consists of approximately 230 questions on literature in English from the British Isles, the united states and other countries . It also contains a few questions on major works, including the Bible, in translation. Factual questions test a student’s knowledge of writers typically studies on college courses. Interpretive questions test a student’s ability to read passages of poetry, grama, friction and nonfriction prose perceptively; such questions may address meaning, use of language, from the structure, literary techniques and various aspect of style. The questions are Classified as follows: literary analysis (40-55%), identification (15-20%), cultural and historical contexts (20-25%) history and theory of literary criticism (10-15%). In addition the literary historical scope of the test is as follows : continental, classical and comparative literature through 1925 ( 5-10%); British literature to 1660, including Milton (25-30%); British literature 1660-1925 (25-35%); American literature through 1925 (15-25%) American, British and World literatures after 1925 (20-30%).

  • M68 - Mathematics

The test consist of approximately 66 questions and intended to measure both the knowledge of the content of undergraduate mathematics courses for mathematics majors and the mathematical abilities traditionally expected of those who intend to seek a graduate degree in mathematics. In addition to the usual sequence of elementary calculus courses, the examinee should have had mathematics - major courses in abstract algebra, linear algebra and real analysis that require students to demonstrate the ability to prove theorems and create counterexamples. The questions are classified approximately as follows : calculus (50%), algebra (25%) and other topics (25%). The other topics may include; discrete mathematics and algorithmic processes, differential equations, topology and modern geometry, complex analysis, probability and statistics, logic and foundations and numerical analysis.

Section Types of Question Total Questions Time
Writing Present Your Perspective on an issue
Analyze an Argument
2 75 Minutes
Verbal about 6 Sentence Completion
about 7 Analogies
about 8 Reading Comprehensive
about 9 Antonyms
30 30 Minutes
Math about 14 Quantitative Comparisons
about 9 Multiple Choice
about 5 Graphs
28 45 Minutes