GRE Psychology Examination Centers | Syllabus and Books –UPS Education


GRE Psychology is one of the Subject-specific Tests in the Graduate Record Examination. This test is taken by certain individuals who are interested in pursuing they’re under graduation, Post-graduation, or Doctorate academics from universities abroad. It has now become a must for students to take the GRE examination as International universities are adding the GRE Score to their eligibility criteria for admission into their Psychology based programs.

In this article, we have mentioned the GRE Psychology Exam Syllabus, Examination centers, and recommended books for GRE Psychology Exam Preparation.

GRE Psychology Entrance Test Syllabus:

The GRE Psychology test includes various topics and subtopics of Psychology to challenge the theoretical knowledge of the candidate. The examinations contain questions of undergraduate academic level. The topics are as follows:

Biological (17-21%)

  1. Sensation and Perception (5–7%)
  2. Physiological/Behavioral Neuroscience (12–14%)

Cognitive (17-24%)

  1. Learning (3–5%)
  2. Language (3–4%)
  3. Memory (7–9%)
  4. Thinking (4–6%)

Social (12-14%)

  1. Social Perception, Cognition, Attribution, Beliefs
  2. Attitudes and Behavior
  3. Social Comparison, Self
  4. Emotion, Affect, and Motivation
  5. Conformity, Influence, and Persuasion
  6. Interpersonal Attraction and Close Relationships
  7. Group and Intergroup Processes
  8. Cultural or Gender Influences
  9. Evolutionary Psychology, Altruism, and Aggression
  10. Theories, Applications, and Issues

Developmental (12-14%)

  1. Nature-Nurture
  2. Physical and Motor
  3. Perception and Cognition
  4. Language
  5. Learning, Intelligence
  6. Social, Personality
  7. Emotion
  8. Socialization, Family, and Cultural
  9. Theories, Applications, and Issues

Clinical (15-19%)

  1. Personality (3–5%)
  2. Clinical and Abnormal (12–14%)

Measurement,Methodology and ,Other (15-19%)

  1. General (4–6%)
  2. Measurement and Methodology (11–13%)

GRE Psychology Examination pattern:

Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple choice questions), Graph experiment, and description type.

Total Number of Questions: 205

Time Available: 2 Hours (from September 2023)

Number of Available options: 5

Highest Score: 990

Lowest Score: 200

Negative Marking: NA

GRE Psychology Examination Centres in India

There are many examination centers for taking the subject tests in India that you can book. Some of them are as follows:

  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi

St Michael’s Sr. School

3, Pusa Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi, 110005

  • Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

South India Textile Research Association

13/37 Avinashi road, Coimbatore, 641014

  • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal

Indian Institute of Psychometry

117 evergreen plaza, Barrackpore trunk Rd, Kolkata

Books for GRE Psychology Exam

There are several books and guides available in the market today for the GRE Psychology Test. However, if the student is interested in taking in-depth topic-wise knowledge for the same, one book will not be sufficient for him. In the list below, we have provided a topic-wise list of books that the student may read for the same. The recommended books are as follows. 

Latest Advancement: Follow Psychology Journal or Magazine. You also refer to Psychologs Magazine

Other Important Links:

Click here for –Online GATE Psychology Coaching

Click here for –Benefits of Clearing the GATE Psychology Entrance Exam

Click here for – List of Universities/Colleges offering Master’s degree in Psychology.

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