Students planning to enter graduate school after receiving a baccalaureate degree normally are expected to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The computer-based revised General Test is administered in a secure environment on a continuous basis in ETS-authorized test centers.
Preparing for the Physics Subject GRE Test
The Ohio State University Society of Physics Students in conjunction with the OSU Office of Undergraduate Studies have put together a FREE GRE preparation course. The idea is to provide materials and course structure that will help students prepare for the Physics Subject GRE Test. The web page http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/undergrad/ugs_gre.php is the primary source for materials, schedules, and links to solutions. Additional useful information may be found at http://www.greguide.com/physics-gre.html.
How Physics Majors Perform on the GRE revised General Test
Results of a recent study published on-line show that, as a group, physics and astronomy majors outperform essentially all other majors on the GRE revised General Test!
|Major Area of Study||Mean Combined verbal and quantitative GRE Scores (2011-2013)
|Physics and Astronomy
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences||306|
|Computer and Information Sciences||306|
|English Language and Literature||306|
|Anthropology and Archaeology||305|
|Foreign Languages and Literatures||305|
|Architecture and Environmental Design||304|
|Business Admin. and Management||300|