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GRE 2020 Important Books: Section-wise important books

Updated On - June 29 2020 by Latika Kalra

GRE 2020 Important Books: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is an exam for college graduates from arts, business, the sciences, and humanities, or another background. GRE score will be accepted for the admissions process in prestigious colleges across the globe. A high GRE score will be needed to set candidates in gaining admission to the school of their choice.
GRE General Test consists of three sections: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytic writing. Given below are some books that will help the candidate to complete each section of the GRE test, strategies for being successful in the test, and practice questions to score well in GRE. Candidates can also refer to GRE Books pdf available online

1. ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test

Educational Testing Services (ETS) are the maker of the GRE. This act as a guide to score well in GRE because it is made by the same company who conducts the test. It is one of the most recommended test-taking guides. This guide will help the candidates to prepare exactly what will be asked in the test. This guide comes with four complete real test. This book provides vital information regarding GRE – exam pattern, structure, question types and comes with four practice tests as well. This book has 2 paper, 2 CD which will help students for preparing well. The questions and practice papers are very much similar to in the actual GRE exam. Additionally, the official guide also provides effective strategies for each section and certain question types that a test takers might find difficult. 

2. Manhattan Prep Set of 8 Strategy Guides

Manhattan Prep series is one of the most widely recommended books for GRE. It is consists of a set of 8 books that cover every important topic in-depth – Algebra, Number Properties, Fractions, Geometry, Word Problems, Quantitative Comparisons, Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence, Reading Comprehension and Analytical Writing. Manhattan Prep is a leader in preparing candidates for the GRE exam. It offers a wide range of products to help interested students to prepare for the exam. This book has more than 1000 pages with about 2000 questions (book and online). This book is considered a highly recommended book for GRE Preparation.

3. Magoosh GRE Prep is a very effective tool for candidates who want to prepare for the GRE by self. This online GRE preparation website mainly focuses on interactive learning from video tutorials and practise questions with a very user-friendly interface. It permits the aspirants to choose personalized plans which depend on different factors such as costs and duration of preparation. Apart from this, it provides several free resources in the form of eBooks and customized study plans. Students can improve their GRE scores by an average of 5 points after learning through Magoosh.

4. Barron’s GRE

 It is one of the oldest publications to guide students for GRE preparation and has always kept its position consolidated as a widely sold book for GRE. Although the level of questions isn’t so difficult as the actual GRE, Barron’s GRE provides extremely useful explanation strategies as well as a solid question bank to practise the fundamentals.

Best GRE Study Material – Section Wise 

Although there are a number of books that don’t make it to our top list, there are several of them that are specifically recommended for individual GRE sections. For a better and thorough preparation approach for the GRE, we’ve compiled a list of best GRE books for individual sections we well.

Best Books for GRE Quantitative Section

1.      Manhattan  5LB Book of Practice Problems

2.      ETS Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

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

4.      Kaplan GRE Math Workbook

Best Books for GRE Verbal Section

1.      ETS Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

2.      GRE Verbal Grail – Aristotle Prep (Good for Reading Comprehension)

3.      Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook

4.      Manhattan 5LB Book of Practice Problems (Questions harder than the actual GRE)

Best Books for GRE Analytical Writing Ability (AWA) Section

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

2.      ETS Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test

Best Books to learn GRE Vocabulary

1.      Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis

2.      Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know

3.      Magoosh GRE Vocabulary eBook

4.      Manhattan 500 Essential Words for GRE and Manhattan 500 Advanced Words for GRE


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