Updated on - November 12th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya


GRE Preparation Tips

The preparations for GRE  are tough, you may there is a whirlwind of advice some of it's good, some of it's bad, and some of it's just plain unhelpful. so, here are a few tips which might help you; Plan ahead for your exams and have a schedule ready.

It is important for you to Know what you're getting into. Start studying words which may help you in enriching your vocabulary.

Focus on the subject areas you are interested in. Take lots of practice tests as practice makes a man perfect.


GRE General Test Tips

Preparation for the check can rely upon the number of your time you've got offered and your personal preferences for the way to organize. At a minimum, before you're taking the computer-delivered GRE general check, you ought to understand what to expect from the check, as well as these tips might help you

  • It is always better to check the website executive procedures,
  • Refer to sample papers and FAQs varieties of queries and directions,
  • Allot approximate a variety of queries and quantity of your time for every section.
  • The  test is designed to evaluate students' readiness and interest in advanced degree so brace yourself
  • There are no specific GRE exam dates in India. You can take it any time of the year by taking an appointment with the closest GRE exam center.


Section Wise Tips


Verbal Reasoning

Below are five straightforward verbal reasoning tips to help boost your score to the top of the GRE score range.

  • Know your vocabulary
  • Speak GRE easy sentences.
  • Learn to pace
  • Become a word detective
  • Think as the test writers do


Quantitative reasoning

Below are five straightforward tips for quantitative reasoning to help boost your score to the top of the GRE score range.

  • Slow down on Word Problems.
  • Use the calculator judiciously.
  • Plan to spend no more than 2 minutes per question.
  • Consider all the given info on Quant Comps.
  • Backsolve when there are numbers in the answer choices. 

Analytical Writing

Below are five straightforward tips to enhance your writing skills which may help boost your score to the top of the GRE score range:

  • State a thesis, and state it clearly
  • Use a standard pattern of organization
  • Order paragraphs effectively
  • Use a Standard Pattern of Paragraphing
  • Add Final Summary or Clincher Statement 


GRE Subject Test Tips

  • Always focus on the main concepts.
  • Pay attention to the bold lines inside the chapters.
  • Study according to the weight given to each subject.
  • Don’t go with the flow, stick to the syllabus of the subject.
  • Practice the previous year question papers.


Subject Wise Tips


  • Always read the experiments given in NCERT books.
  • In order to understand the concept, focus on diagrams.
  • Read the tough concepts from 2 sources.
  • Make points on the basis of study; it will help at the time of the exam.
  • Study according to the syllabus, never study too much


  • Practice is the key to solve questions in chemistry.
  • Always make notes of important points.
  • Learn the concepts of chemical reactions.
  • The periodic table is important; learn it on your tips.
  • Concentrate on chemical reactions to understand the concept.



  • Stick to the syllabus and lean according to it.
  • Make notes for the meaning of poems.
  • Read a lot for comprehensions.
  • Improve your vocabulary through the dictionary.
  • Improve your reading proficiency.


Preparation Tools for Differently-Abled

There are various facilities available for differently-abled students. Various helplines are provided by the government and district administrations. Follow the mentioned:

Phone: 1-609-771-7780 or 1-866-387-8602 (toll-free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Canada)
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET (except for U.S. holidays)
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 1-609-771-7165
Attn: GRE — Mail Stop 05Q
Mail: ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA


GRE Study Material

  • A lot of material is available in the form of notes, prepared by students.
  • Youtube is also a good source to prepare for the GRE by watching videos.
  • Many other commercial videos are there.
  • There are many books by Indian authors which are focused on GRE syllabus.
  • One must follow foreign author also for chemistry and physics like IRODOV.


Books to refer

Book Name



Manhattan  5LB Book of Practice Problems



ETS Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions



GRE Math Prep Course (Nova’s GRE Prep Course)



Kaplan GRE Math Workbook

Publisher Kaplan


Vibrant Publishers GRE Analytical Writing – Solutions to Real Essay Topics ( Books 1 and 2)

Publisher Vibrant


ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test



Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis


Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know



Magoosh GRE Vocabulary eBook




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Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.