Entrance exams for graduate degree programs vary depending on the type of program you plan to enter. Some tests are general exams that are accepted by a wide variety of graduate school programs, while others are specific to a certain type of graduate or professional school. It is best to check with the graduate school to ascertain which test(s) are required for the program you wish to pursue. Both the GRE and MAT are general exams for graduate school admission. Take practice exams to understand what type of questions to expect and know the time limits for each section of the exam.
The ® revised General Test is a general admissions test for graduate schools. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service.
About half of the available doctoral programs in psychology require you to take the Psychology GRE in order to pursue your degree, while a third of master's level programs require you to submit your GRE scores in order to apply. Check with the graduate school(s) you wish to apply to before registering for the exam.
Beginning July 1, 2014, all ® Psychology Test editions given at Subject Test administrations will adhere to the terminology, criteria and classifications referred to in the DSM-5.
The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is also a general graduate admissions test. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes. The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.
The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) exam is a standardized test that has been a part of the medical school admissions process for more than 80 years.