The exam requires a thorough knowledge of the principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and genetics. In most graduate courses in these areas, the introductory courses are very intense. If you don't know the material, you won't succeed and sadly, you don't have time to learn the material within most programs. I know that some programs will admit students with deficiencies, but my experience is that these students don't do well, and rarely graduate.
- Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry (4th Ed) Nelson and Cox, 2004
- Biochemistry (3rd Edition) Voet and Voet, 2004
- Molecular Cell Biology (5th Edition), Darnell, Lodish, et al 2003
- Molecular Biology of the Cell (4th Edition) Alberts, et al, 2002
- An Introduction to Genetic Analysis (8th Edition), Griffiths, Wessler, et al 2004
- Modern Genetic Analysis: Integrating Genes and Genomes (2nd Edition). Griffiths, et al (2002)
- GREBIO.com 's summary eBook (www.grebio.com)