GRE Syllabus 2024 for General Test and Subject Test

GRE Syllabus 2024 – Educational Testing Service (ETS) has prescribed two sets of syllabus for GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. These tests serve as yardsticks to measure the General skills and sound of subject knowledge gained by candidates. In the article, we have shared subject-wise GRE General tes Syllabus and GRE Subject test syllabus.

Students must cover most of the syllabus around a month before GRE 2024 exam date to dtrengthen the topics in last month. ETS has also enabled GRE Home facility as remote proctored basis. Read the article to know GRE Syllabus 2024 updates and related information.

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GRE General Test helps evaluate a candidate’s verbal reasoning ability, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, analytical writing skills. Whereas the GRE Subject Test helps evaluate the subject knowledge of candidates including chemistry, Psychology, Mathematics and others.

GRE General Test Syllabus 2024

GRE Syllabus 2024 for General Test includes three sub-sections that includes

  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing

Weightage of Verbal Reasoning is 40 questions with 1 point increment.

GRE Exam PatternNumber of QuestionsAllotted Time
GRE Analytical Writing Section
Question type: Analyze an Issue task and Analyze an Argument task.
1 + 1
(One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task)
60 mins
(30 minutes per task)
GRE Verbal Reasoning Section
Question type: Reading Comprehension, Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence.
20 + 20
(Two sections with 20 questions per section)
60 mins
(30 minutes per section)
GRE Quantitative Reasoning
Question type: Quantitative Comparison Questions, Multiple-choice Questions and Numeric Entry Questions
20 + 20
(Two sections with 20 questions per section)
70 mins
(35 minutes per section)

GRE Verbal Reasoning Syllabus 2024

This section covers three subdivisions like Text Completion, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Equivalence. Candidate’s reasoning ability, interpreting ability to understand word, paragraph, also to understand the concept, etc.

Topics included under Verbal Reasoning

  • Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
  • Verb Tense
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism

Marking scale of the Verbal Reasoning section ranges between 130 – 170 with 1 point increment.

GRE Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus 2024

This section helps to evaluate a candidate’s skills in quantitative reasoning, problem solving ability, understanding capability, Basic Mathematical skill application including algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic Operations.

Ratio and proportionPolygon
Simple and compound interestPowers and roots
Profit and lossPipes, cisterns, work, time
Speed, distance and timeTriangles
Permutation & combinationQuadrilateral
Quadratic equationsCircles
Linear equationsOrder of operations
Sets TheoryPercentage
StatisticsCoordinate geometry
ProbabilityVolume and surface area
Lines and anglesNumber properties

Marking scale of Quantitative Reasoning ranges between 130 – 170 with 1 point increment. 

GRE Analytical Writing Syllabus 2024

The syllabus included in Analytical Writing section is of writing tasks. Timeline for each writing task is 30 minutes. The topics included are

  • Analyse an Issue
  • Analyse an Argument

Marking scale of the section is 0-6 with 0.5 point increment. To get more GRE score in Analytical Writing, candidates must improve their reading and writing ability and also their vocabulary skills. For this purpose, candidates may read newspapers, articles, editorials & Journals, etc.

GRE Subject Test Syllabus 2024

GRE Syllabus 2024 for Subject test includes the following subjects.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

GRE Biology Syllabus 2024

Though Biology was one of the subjects for the GRE Subject Test, it was later discontinued after the 2021 GRE Subject Test. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, Ecology & Evolution are the chapters included with weightage of 190 questions in this section.

GRE Literature in English Syllabus 2024

Just like Biology, Literature in English is also omitted from the GRE Subject Test Syllabus from 2021. Literary Analysis, Identification, Cultural and Historical Contexts, History and Theory of Literary Criticism are the chapters included in English with a weightage of 230 questions.

GRE Mathematics Syllabus 2024

Algebra, Calculus and Additional Topics are important chapters candidates are required to focus to score more in this section. Weightage of the questions in this portion is 66 multiple choice questions.

GRE Physics Syllabus 2024

Candidates should focus on following chapters to improve their scores in this section. The weightage of questions in this section is 100 five-choice questions. The questions are set based on diagrams, experimental data, graphs, etc. The topics to be covered are:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Optics and Wave Phenomena
  • Laboratory Methods
  • Specialized Topics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Special Relativity

GRE Chemistry Syllabus 2024

Totally 130 multiple choice questions are covered in this section. Candidates should focus on the following chapters to score high.

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

GRE Psychology Syllabus 2024

The weightage of questions in this section is 205 multiple choice questions. It is asked from the following chapters:

  • Cognitive
  • Clinical
  • Measurement/ Methodology/Other
  • Biological 
  • Social
  • Developmental

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FAQs Related to GRE Syllabus 2024

  1. What are the subjects included in GRE Subject Test 2024?

    Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Mathematics, Literature in English are the subjects included in the GRE Subject Test. Of those, English and Biology have been omitted since the 2021 exam.

  2. What is the type of questions asked in GRE 2024?

    Usually, multiple choice questions are triggered in the Graduate Record Exam 2024.

  3. Are descriptive type questions asked in GRE 2024?

    Yes. Descriptive questions are asked in the Analytical Writing section in GRE General Test 2024.

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