GRE Subject Test Notes For Mathematics
The test consists of approximately 66 multiple-choice
questions drawn from courses commonly offered at the undergraduate
Although the Mathematics Test was rescaled in October
2001, the content of the test did not change.
Approximately 50 percent of the questions involve
calculus and its applications - subject matter that can be assumed to be
common to the backgrounds of almost all mathematics majors.
About 25 percent of the questions in the test are in
elementary algebra, linear algebra, abstract algebra, and number theory. The
remaining questions deal with other areas of mathematics currently studied
by undergraduates in many institutions.
The following content descriptions may assist students in
preparing for the test. The percents given are estimates; actual percents will
vary somewhat from one edition of the test to another.
Calculus - 50%
Material learned in the usual sequence of elementary calculus
courses - differential and integral calculus of one and of several variables -
includes calculus-based applications and connections with coordinate geometry,
trigonometry, differential equations, and other branches of mathematics
Algebra - 25%
Elementary algebra: basic algebraic techniques and
manipulations acquired in high school and used throughout mathematics
Linear algebra: matrix algebra, systems of linear
equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, characteristic
polynomials, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Abstract algebra and number theory: elementary topics
from group theory; theory of rings and modules, field theory, and number
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