The new revised syllabus of GRE quantitative aptitude is easy to crack if provided the correct amount of preparation and practice using the right study materials and guides. There are numerous books available on the internet and in the market, which claims to be the best to prepare for the GRE quantitative aptitude. But the truth is not all books are good; some books are not only wastage of money but of time as well. Choosing the correct book is as important as the preparation, itself. Before you make a decision and spend money in buying the books, it is important to know the various sections of the GRE quantitative aptitude.
The question appearing in the quantitative aptitude of GRE primarily falls into four categories:
- Data Analysis: It includes Graphs, Probability, Tables, Statistics, Distribution data, and Charts.
- Geometry: It includes Lines & Angles, Circles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, 3D figures, and Polygons.
- Arithmetic: The topics covered are Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, Percentage, and Numbers along with their properties.
- Algebra: The topics are- Coordinate Geometry, Linear Equations, and the Quadratic Equations.
The book chosen to ace the quantitative aptitude should contain all these topics in great depth with ample questions ranging from easy to challenging ones, to practice with fantastic tips and tricks to solve the questions, and then only it can be considered a good book. Since a single book cannot provide you with everything, so you will need to take up at least two to three books to prepare well for the exam. Here lies a list of books through which you can pave a smooth path through the GRE to your dream grad school.
- ETS – GRE Official GRE Value Combo- This $20 book contains hundred and ninety-six pages, which includes the topics of both verbal and quant.
- ETS MATHS REVIEW: This book emerges from the hand of the creators of GRE and hence the questions are very similar to the GRE itself.
- MANHATTAN GRE Prep Books: This is not a single book but a set of books based on each topic. So more the book will be elaborative, the smoother will be the preparation.
- Barron’s Guide: This book is highly beneficial as it looks into every minute details and concept. The methods provided are magnificent and can save a lot of your time on the D-day, but it lacks in practice sets.
- Kaplan GRE Math Workbook: The drawback of Barron’s Guide work as the advantage of this book. It contains splendid exercise sets, ranging questions on a spectrum of easy to extremely tough and makes you completely ready for the final day.
Try working through these books, and you can have a smooth sail through the GRE and get your dream grad school.