8 Best Physics GRE Subject Test Books

A lot of students take the Physics GRE Subject Test so we are listing a number of top Physics GRE Subject books.

About the GRE Physics Test

  • The test consists of approximately 100 five-choice questions, which are grouped in sets and based on materials such as diagrams, graphs, experimental data and descriptions of physical situations.
  • The aim of the test is to determine the extent of the examinees’ grasp of fundamental principles and their ability to apply these principles in the solution of problems.
  • Most test questions can be answered on the basis of one’s mastery of the first three years of undergraduate physics.

The following areas are tested in the exam – mechanics, EM, waves and optics,  quantum mechanics and thermodynamics, modern physics, etc.

Physics Fundamentals

  1. Fundamentals of PhysicsExpensive but a must-read
  2. University Physics – Expensive but good
  3. Physics for Scientists & Engineers With Modern Physics – Cheap yet good

Top Physics Subject Test Prep books

  1. 3,000 Solved Problems in Physics
  2. GRE Physics Test: REA: Serious Prep for the GRE
  3. Princeton Problems in Physics with Solutions
  4. University of Chicago Graduate Problems in Physics with Solutions
  5. The Best Test Prep for the GRE (Test Preps) – 4 Full Length Tests

If you know of any additional resources, put your comments below.


  1. Tarun on September 7, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Sir please suggests books even for English

  2. Mohammad Ishaq on October 28, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    recomended books
    1 advanced engineering maths(TMH)
    2Introduction to quantum mechanics by D. grifths
    3 introduction to electrodynamics by d. Grifths

  3. Shilpa on February 11, 2010 at 8:36 PM

    sir pleaselist books available in india for gre physics exam. thanks for the list.

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