Best GRE preparation book for physics

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“GRE subject test” is conducted to test your knowledge on a particular subject area which also determine your apprehension and ease of that subject. In order to achieve a good score on the GRE Subject Test, you should have a appreciable amount of knowledge and a large background in that particular subject. Usually, students become well known with a subject during their undergraduate years by either majoring in or taking a number of classes in that field. Therefore, students typically choose to take GRE test in their department of study. Students who have done specialization  in a different subject area can also give GRE Subject Test but must have the knowledge of the subject they wish to take the exam in.

There are total 8 subjects GRE exams-

  1. Psychology
  2. physics
  3. Computer Science
  4. Chemistry
  5. Literature in English
  6. Biology
  7. Mathematics
  8. Biochemistry, Cell and molecular biology.


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When you start preparing for the Physics subject test you must collect as much information as possible about the test from dependable resources. The best thing would be to refer to the websites for the information.The more you will have information it will be easier for you to at art preparing for the test.

The Physics Subject Test is among the eight subject tests that are conducted. The physics section consists of 100 multiple choice questions. The questions checks your subject knowledge. Some of the questions are calculation based but there will no tough question that will require use of calculator. Logarithm table is not required. IF logarithmic values are required for some question then in that case corresponding values will be given along with the questions.

The Physics subject test consists of 8 main ares-: Classical Mechanics (20%), Electromagnetism (18%), Optics and Wave Phenomena (9%), Thermodynamics and Statistical Dynamics (10%), Quantum Mechanics (12%), Atomic Physics (10%), Special Relativity (6%), Laboratory methods (6%) and Specialized Topics (9%). These classifications can not be explicit and independent of each other there shall be some questions in the Physics test which will be related with more than one of these content areas.

Physics is highly dependent on mathematics subject.When you will appear for the physics test you will have to apply mathematical knowledge as well.So keep your mathematical concepts clear. These concepts  include single and multivariate calculus, coordinate systems (rectangular, cylindrical and spherical), vector algebra and vector differential operators, Fourier series, partial differential equations, boundary value problems, matrices and determinants and functions of complex variables.

below given are the best GRE  prep book for physics.

Best GRE Preparation Book For Physics-

51sKvYOBDIL1-NAME-3,000 Solved Problems in Physics

AUTHOR-Alvin Halpern




This book contains 3000 problems with their solutions.There is an proper index given inside this book which will help you to locate the type of questions you want to solve. Guideance and tips are also given to solve the problem quickly and efficiently.



7029892-NAME-GRE Physics

AUTHOR-Joseph Molitoris

PUBLISHER-Resarch and Education Association


This book contains complete and recent tests based on the most recent GRE .Each test contains questions of physics that can be expected to come in GRE Physics test exam.




51eq7cSsPNL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_3-NAME-Princeton problems in Physics with solutions.

AUTHOR-Nathan Newbury, John Ruhl,Stephen Thorset, Michael Newman, Suzzane Stags

PUBLISHER-Princeton University Press



This book contains solved problems and covers a broad range of physics. Challenging problems are given with their proper solutions.



31KFlLzyu3L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_4-NAME-University of Chicago Graduate Problems  in Physics with Solutions

AUTHOR-Jeremiah A. Cronin,David F. Greenberg, Valentine L. Telegdi

PUBLISHER-University of Chicago Press



This book is best for qualifying exam preparation.This book is well organized and solutions are given at the end.Appropriate examples are given for all type of problems.


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1-GRE Physics Syllabus

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3-GRE Syllabus 2015

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