Most editions of the test consist of approximately 205 multiple-choice questions. Each question in the test has five options from which the examinee is to select the one option that is the correct or best answer to the question.
Some of the stimulus materials, such as a description of an experiment or a graph, may serve as the basis for several questions.The questions in the Psychology Test are drawn from the core of knowledge most commonly encountered in courses offered at the undergraduate level within the broadly defined field of psychology.
A question may require recalling factual information, analyzing relationships, applying principles, drawing conclusions from data and/or evaluating a research design.
The Psychology Test yields two subscores in addition to the total score. Although the test offers only two subscores, there are questions in three content categories:
- Experimental or natural science oriented (about 40 percent of the questions), including learning, language, memory, thinking, sensation and perception, and physiological psychology/behavioral neuroscience. They contribute to the experimental psychology subscore and the total score.
- Social or social science oriented (about 43 percent of the questions). These questions are distributed among the fields of clinical and abnormal lifespan development, personality and social psychology. They contribute to the social psychology subscore and the total score.
- General (about 17 percent of the questions), including the history of psychology, applied psychology, psychometrics, research design and statistics. They contribute to the total score only.
GRE Psychology Sample Questions
Practice questions play an important role in your preparation. You can download standard practice question from here for the familiarity of the test questions.
GRE Psychology Contents