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The GRE® Subject Tests

Stand out from other applicants

Select a step to learn more about your GRE® Subject Test journey.


About the GRE Subject Tests

Show what you know about a specific subject and graduate schools will take notice.

The GRE Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge and skill level in a particular field of study. They’re intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

GRE Subject Test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.


Upcoming Subject Test Changes

The GRE Program is excited to announce that the GRE Subject Tests in Mathematics, Physics and Psychology are moving to a computer-delivered format in September 2023. The tests will be offered more often in more locations, including in test centers worldwide and at home in most countries. In addition, the Physics and Psychology Tests will be shortened to 2 hours.

These changes are intended to bring greater accessibility, convenience and options to students around the world who want to stand out and show admissions committees they’re serious about and ready to attend competitive graduate programs.

Additionally, the Chemistry Test was discontinued after the April 2023 administration. Scores on the test will continue to be reportable for 5 years after the test date.

About the tests

Test Content and Structure

Learn more about what’s on each of the Subject Tests, including an overview and content specifications.


Learn more about registration, testing options, how to set up and use your ETS account, and more.

Test Day

See what to expect on the day of your test.


Find out how and when you’ll get your scores, how to understand them, and how to send them.

Tools for success 

Test Prep

Prepare with official free materials from the makers of the test and feel more confident on test day.

Connect with Schools

Make sure recruiters around the world can find you and connect with schools directly through these FREE resources.

Admissions Advice

Find tips and articles to help you get started on your advanced degree journey.

Other resources

Policies in these 2023–24 GRE publications are in effect from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

GRE® Information Bulletin

Find all the test information, policies and procedures you need to know. Be sure to download and review this before you schedule your test.

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Download 2023 to 2024 GRE Information Bulletin

GRE® Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs

Find information for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs about how to register with accommodations.

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Download 2023 to 2024 GRE Bulletin Supplement


The GRE Subject Tests are accepted at thousands of graduate schools, including individual departments or divisions within these schools.

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