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GRE Subject Tests - A great way to distinguish yourself

Prospective graduate school applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records, letters of recommendation 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 sub scores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses in an individual student's preparation and may also be useful for guidance and placement purposes.

If you're majoring in one of these subjects, you might want to take a Subject Test in addition to the GRE revised General Test.

The eight disciplines:
• Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Literature in English
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Psychology
The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year, in: April, October and November.

GRE Subject Test scores are accepted by thousands of graduate schools, including individual departments or divisions within these schools. Although the scores may not be a requirement for admission to a particular program, admissions committees are likely to consider the scores if they are submitted.

Test Content and Structure
The eight Subject Tests are described below:
• Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Literature in English
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Psychology

When you register for a Subject Test, you will be sent a free Subject Test Practice Book that describes the test in detail.

GRE Test Validity
• The test measures the skills/abilities that should be measured
• The test measures appropriate content
• The test predicts success
• The test demonstrates that adverse consequences are minimal
• The test has the expected relationship with other measures of the same construct

GRE Subject Test Scores
Scoring of the Subject Tests is a two-step process:
First, a raw score is computed. The raw score is the number of questions you answered correctly minus one-fourth the number of questions you answered incorrectly.

The raw score is then converted to a scaled score through a process known as equating that accounts for differences in difficulty among the different test editions. Thus, a given scaled score reflects approximately the same level of ability regardless of the edition of the test that was taken.

Subject Test Score Scales
One total score is reported on a 200 – 990 score scale, in 10-point increments, although the score range for any particular Subject Test is usually smaller.

Sub scores are reported for the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; and Psychology Tests on a 20 – 99 score scale, in one-point increments, although the range for any particular Subject Test subscore is usually smaller.

Register for a GRE Subject Test
Paper-based Subject Tests are offered at test centers (PDF) worldwide. You can register for a Subject Test online or by mail. Register early to receive your free test preparation materials in time to prepare for the test.

By Web
Online Registration — you will need to create or have a My GRE Account to register online. Accepted forms of payment include: Credit/debit card, E-Check (drawn against U.S. bank accounts only) and PayPal Information.

By Mail
Mail registration — credit/debit card/money order/certified check (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa).
Download and complete the registration form (PDF) found in the GRE Bulletin and mail the completed form with payment to the address printed on the form. The form must be received at ETS by the registration deadline.

Paper-based Test Centers in India:
• Bagalore St Josephs College
• Mumbai, Mumbai Teachers Training College
• New Delhi, St Michael's Sr School
• Pilani, Birla Institute of Tech & Science
• Ranchi, Birla Institute of Tech

For Paper-based Test Centers internationally: Click here

For Institutions and Fellowship Sponsors Approved to Receive GRE Scores :
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Published date : 06 Jun 2012 06:15PM

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