GRE tests your skills that you have acquired over the years in verbal, quant and reasoning sections. It is the sort of exam that can pave your path to your haven, to your dream grad school. But it’s not going to be a picnic; you will have to dedicate each and every second of your free time, the time you get from your job, in learning and practicing for GRE. Even after making a schedule with a confidence of following it at all costs, the biggest diversion faced by any aspirant becomes is, which study material to opt for and which book you should choose as your guide. For decades, there have been many study materials that have showed their worth, in spite of being a tad bit expensive and is still going strong in the community of GRE aspirants. Let’s take a quick look at all GRE books that has been tagged as best and should be consulted for having a detailed knowledge of the concepts.
- The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test by ETS, 2nd Edition
This book is said to be the Holy Grail for the GRE aspirants and tops the list of GRE books. So, if you are planning on purchasing a single book, then this should be it. The official guide by ETS is written by the people who prepare the question for GRE, itself. Even though the tone used in the book is not too friendly, but undoubtedly it will prepare you for the final battle without leaving any stone unturned.
The cost of this book on the official site of ETS is: $38.00. Please note that the Book’s price on Amazon is $ 17.5
- Barron’s 6 GRE Practice Tests
This book is best opted for its sheer content. The practice sheets present fills the candidate with confidence and helps them understand the pressure imposed in the real-time environment, making them ready for the D-day.
Cost: Barron’s Site- $14.99
- The Manhattan GRE Series (MGRE) – Books One Through Eight
This series of books contains eight volumes covering each aspect and every section of GRE, designed by people who has years of teaching experience that apparently drips from teaching techniques used in the book.
Cost: Manhattan Site: $32.00 – $148.00 (Depends on the number of books purchased)
Amazon Site: $11.00 – $140.00
- The Princeton Review, Cracking the GRE, 2017 Edition
Among all GRE books, this is very famous in the community for its big picture strategies which are absent in the official guide of GRE, making learning fun and easy.
Cost: Princeton Review Site: $23.99
These are a few books that a GRE aspirant should consider to prepare well. But if you are looking for books that are section-specific, then consider these books:
GRE Books: Best Books for GRE verbal
- ETS’s Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions
This book is designed by ETS specifically for the verbal section of GRE, and since, ETS is the creator of GRE questions, understanding problems and its level becomes easier.
Cost: ETS Site: $20.00
- The Manhattan verbal reasoning
These books belong in the series of The Manhattan GRE Series (MGRE).
Best Books for GRE Quantitative
- Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, by ETS: This book was designed by ETS with the thought of giving an insight view of the quant questions asked in GRE.
Cost: ETS Site: $20.00
- The Manhattan quantitative aptitude:
This book belongs in the series of The Manhattan GRE Series (MGRE).
These are a few books that make your preparation strong and confident.
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