– A lot of graduate students want to have a GRE certificate always wonder: Should I choose GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test? Understand the difference between 2 types, this post will help you to have the right choose and effect on preparation.

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GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a test to check your Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing or knowledge in a specific major for the student who plans to learn more the Master or Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and Social Sciences or get a scholarship from every university in the US.

With students who plan to study MA then GRE to help the enrollment student council to evaluate the candidate’s ability and choose the potential student, because of the result of this test and the university process’s score are the condition to accept or deny the candidate by the reviewer to the postgraduate process.

GRE has 2 types you can choose one of them: GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test.

  • GRE General Test is a general test for every student who wants to study postgraduate.
  • GRE Subject Test is a specific test that includes 6 disciplines.

So, choose the GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test is suitable?

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Criteria to choose GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test

  • The purpose of testing:

GRE General Test helps you to show off your opponent ability, the level of your language and majority of universities are require student must have a GRE General Test certificate, besides that GRE Subject Test designed to evaluate student’s knowledge of a specific major which you studied to evaluate you can learn more that major in MA or not.

  • The content of testing:
    • GRE General Test includes 3 official parts: Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing.
    • GRE Subject Test will check your knowledge of specific majors: Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology.
  • The method to do the test:

With the GRE General Test, the candidate can do it on a computer or paper, every test will be in 4 hours. But the GRE Subject Test candidate only can choose a paper test, every test will be in 2 hours 50 minutes.

For more: How to score the GRE test?

Candidate can choose GRE General Test or GRE Subject Test focus on their demand or university requirement, normally the majority of universities only require GRE General Test, but these universities on top of the scholarship process require candidates have a GRE Subject Test certificate added.

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