GRE preparation books and study materials
GRE preparation books and study materials -Almost every enquiry on study abroad leads one to the Graduate Record Examination or GRE. And why not? GRE is, perhaps, one of the most important exams for students who wish to pursue their master’s degree abroad, especially, in USA, Canada, Singapore and many other countries. Best part is that the GRE is a single entrance exam for admission to a wide range of postgraduate courses like engineering, humanities, life sciences and so on. However, to get entry into the best universities across the world, test takers have to ensure high scores in the GRE test which is only possible through in-depth preparation for GRE. And to guide test takers through the right GRE preparation strategy, Careers360 brings some of the important GRE preparation books and study materials that candidates should study from.
Now, GRE general test has three sections-Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing, while the GRE subjects test has subjects like Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. Both the Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored on a scale of 130-170 while Analytical section is scored on a scale 0-6. Aspirants preparing for GRE should study from GRE study materials.
GRE Test Pattern:
Number of Questions
Analytical Writing(One section with two separately timed tasks)
One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task
30 minutes per task
20 questions per section
30 minutes per section
20 questions per section
35 minutes per section
GRE Preparation Books and GRE Study Materials:
Educational Testing Service (ETS): The conducting authority of GRE, ETS produces some of the best GRE preparation books. In fact, ETS’s official GRE study materials are must buys for every GRE aspirant. The advantage of preparing from ETS guides is that the sample papers and practice sets are in sync with the actual GRE test. The best in the series is of course the ETS super power pack which includes a bundle of verbal and quantitative GRE preparation books, test preparation materials, expert tips, among others. Besides, ETS offers a comprehensive guide which aims at clearing conceptual doubts of the sections.
List of ETS GRE study materials:
Official super power pack
The Official Guide to the GRE
The Official Guide to the quantitative reasoning
The Official Guide to verbal reasoning
Manhattan prep: Manhattan prep’s books are some of the most popular GRE study materials for GRE aspirants.Of course, like in ETS you can go for the whole set or individual GRE preparation books. The Manhattan Prep GRE set includes 8 guides on topics like word problems, decimals, number properties, algebra etc. A word of caution here-Don’t use the Manhattan prep GRE set as a last minute study tool. This comprehensive set should be a part of your elaborate preparation strategy while you are attempting the topics.
List of GRE preparation books and GRE study materials by Manhattan Prep:
5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems
500 Essential Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards
Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides
Kaplan: Study abroad exams and Kaplan go hand in hand.The education provider has not only been guiding students in their preparation but also offers a wide range of GRE study materials for students preparing for the test. Kaplan’s most popular package is an annual GRE Premier and GRE Complete. Kaplan’s GRE premier has an incredible 2200 practice questions and 6 full length practice tests. Further, it also includes an online QuizBank which has 500 questions for the aspirants to solve.
List of GRE preparation books and GRE study materials by Kaplan:
GRE Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests
GRE Premier 2017 with 6 Practice Tests
GRE Vocabulary Flashcards
GRE Math Workbook
GRE 2017 Strategies, Practice & Review with 4 Practice Tests
Barron’s: Known as a master test prep provider, Barron’s list of GRE preparation books offer a comprehensive set of tips and practice tests for GRE aspirants. Barron’s GRE is of course the most popular of the lot. Currently, in its 21st edition, the GRE study materials contain strategies for all the sections- verbal, analytical and quantitative along with model tests and answer keys. Barron’s GRE study material also gives the buyer free access to its GRE online courses, including practice questions and video tutorials.
Virant: Vibrant brings out one of the few good GRE preparation books which cater to the analytical writing section of GRE. The most popular of the lot is the latest edition of Vibrant’s GRE Analytical Writing, which offers very simple and clear strategies to ace this section. The best part about these GRE preparation books is that they offer sample essays on topics similar to that which come in GRE tests.
GRE preparation- Online and practice sets: There are many GRE study materials available online that students can use besides books. In fact, you have the option of downloading pdfs on the various topics. You can even take mock tests online to check your time-management skills. You can either download the materials or buy online preparation kits Besides that, you can also refer to IELTS preparation sample papers.
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Questions related to GRE
Im interested to do BBA in canada.Is it necessary to attempt GRE ?
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year full time undergraduate course. To study in Canada, you must have qualified their secondary level education or equivalent to pursue this course.Basic Requirement is :IELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88, CAEL- 70 and PTE- 65In Canada, GRE is required for master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the test too.
As you intend to study business, you don't require appearing for GRE exam.
Hope this helps!
If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams
The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.
SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.
LPU is not AICTE Approved neither a Demmed University ? I know its UGC Approved but , Will it cause problem in Higher studies Abroad and in India (GRE/GMAT/GATE) or problems in Off Campus Placement and Company Switching ? Please Give Correct Answer !!!! DO NOT GIVE LPU WEBSITE NOT HAVING AICTEREASON
You will not face any issues. LPU students are studying abroad and even working also. LPU has tie-ups with international universities as well where a student can go abroad for studying. All the world level agencies like WES is giving equal equivalency to LPU degree. Then how it is going to create any problem.
You should join LPU without any second thought.
How to shortlist the universities that matches your profile and is it advisable to apply with the low GRE score if GPA is satisfactory?
Try searching for the top universities and apply for them. If your GRE score is low but above the required score then a strong LOR of SOP may compensate for it. While selecting the candidates GRE is not the only criterion taken into account.
I want to pursue a PhD from english- speaking country. So do I need to take IELTS and GRE both?
Dear Akira a,
As per your query there is no need to go for both ,You can choose any of one Where you should good score .You can either GRE or IELTS or TOFEL .Score is much more important So as per my suggest please focus in one .