GRE Syllabus 2023 – 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 2023 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 2023 updates and related information.
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 2023
GRE Syllabus 2023 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 Pattern||Number of Questions||Allotted 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)
(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)
(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)
(35 minutes per section)
GRE Verbal Reasoning Syllabus 2023
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
Marking scale of the Verbal Reasoning section ranges between 130 – 170 with 1 point increment.
GRE Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus 2023
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 proportion||Polygon|
|Simple and compound interest||Powers and roots|
|Profit and loss||Pipes, cisterns, work, time|
|Speed, distance and time||Triangles|
|Permutation & combination||Quadrilateral|
|Linear equations||Order of operations|
|Probability||Volume and surface area|
|Lines and angles||Number properties|
Marking scale of Quantitative Reasoning ranges between 130 – 170 with 1 point increment.
GRE Analytical Writing Syllabus 2023
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 2023
GRE Syllabus 2023 for Subject test includes the following subjects.
- Literature in English
GRE Biology Syllabus 2023
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 2023
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 2023
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 2023
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
- Optics and Wave Phenomena
- Laboratory Methods
- Specialized Topics
- Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
- Quantum Mechanics
- Atomic Physics
- Special Relativity
GRE Chemistry Syllabus 2023
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 2023
The weightage of questions in this section is 205 multiple choice questions. It is asked from the following chapters:
- Measurement/ Methodology/Other
FAQs Related to GRE Syllabus 2023
What are the subjects included in GRE Subject Test 2023?
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.
What is the type of questions asked in GRE 2023?
Usually, multiple choice questions are triggered in the Graduate Record Exam 2023.
Are descriptive type questions asked in GRE 2023?
Yes. Descriptive questions are asked in the Analytical Writing section in GRE General Test 2023.