About the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), United States, Canada and other countries (including Turkey) English-speaking university in engineering and social sciences, especially (medical and exclusive) graduate and an examination must be entered in order to receive a doctoral degree. Although there are some universities that do not require a GRE score, almost all of the best universities require that the applicants have taken this exam. The GRE exam is administered by the students Educational Testing Service (ETS). There are two types of test, the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests:
GRE General Test
In the general GRE exam, candidates' abilities regarding verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills are measured. This test is required for most competitive Master's and PhD programs. The test evaluates:
• Verbal Reasoning - Measures the ability to analayze written texts. Vocabulary is also evaluated.
• Quantitative Reasoning - The numerical part of the exam. It consists of problems in arithmetic, algebra and geometry.
• Analytical Writing - This is the section where writing skills are measured within a critical and analytical concept.
• Experimental / research section - It is an experimental section and is not included in the scoring. You can come across either this section or the survey section in the exam.
GRE Subject Tests
GRE subject tests are carried out to measure the competence of those who want to study for postgraduate education in 8 disciplines in the field they choose. Some educational institutions require the Subject test to be taken along with the General Test.
Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology GRE Subject Test: It contains 175 questions divided into 3 parts.
Biology: Contains 200 questions in 3 sections: cellular and molecular biology, organism biology and ecology-evolution.
Chemistry: Includes 130 questions in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
Computer Science: Includes 70 questions on software systems and methodology, computer organization and architecture, theory and math background.
English Literature: Contains 230 questions on poetry, drama, biography, composition, short stories, novel, critics, literary theories and language history.
Mathematics: Contains 66 questions with a difficulty equal to undergraduate education.
Physics: Includes 100 questions on mechanics, electromagnetism, optics and waves, thermodynamics and static mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, theory of relativity.
Psychology: Includes 210 questions on experimental and natural psychology, social science, and general topics.
Which Institutions accept the GRE test?
In addition to native English speaking countries such as America, Canada, England, and Australia, most select English-medium higher education institutions accept the GRE test for graduate and doctoral applications. You can find the list of educational institutions where the exam is accepted at the link below: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores/send/aidi_fellowships