GRE - Biochemistry-Cell-Molecular-Biology Test Practice Book
The content of the test is organized into three major areas: biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology and genetics.
In addition to the total score, a subscore in each of these subfield areas is reported. Because these three disciplines are basic to the study of all organisms, test questions encompass both eukaryotes and prokaryotes.
Throughout the test, there is an emphasis on questions requiring problem-solving skills (including mathematical calculations that do not require the use of a calculator) as well as content knowledge.
While only two content areas in the following outline specifically mention methodology, questions on methodology and data interpretation are included in all sections. In developing questions for the test, the test development committee considers both the content of typical courses taken by undergraduates and the knowledge and abilities required for graduate work in
the fields related to the test. Because of the diversity of undergraduate curricula, few examinees will have encountered all of the topics in the content outline. Consequently, no examinee should expect to be able to answer all questions on the edition of the test he or she takes. The three subscore areas are interrelated. Because of these interrelationships, individual
questions or sets of questions may test more than one content area. Therefore, the relative emphases of the three areas in the following outline should not be considered definitive. Likewise, the topics listed are not intended to be all-inclusive but, rather, representative of the typical undergraduate experience.