The GRE Subject Tests can help you stand out from other applicants by emphasizing your knowledge and skill level in a specific area. 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. Subject Tests are not mandatory as they may not be required by schools, but they're a great way to distinguish yourself and show you're serious about your studies and your future.
Each Subject Test is intended for students who have extensive background in one of these eight disciplines:
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
- Literature in English
The GRE subject Tests are taken by prospective graduate school applicants. GRE subject test 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.