Best Books for GRE Preparation

Looking for the top books for GRE Preparation but the whole lot of variety of GRE test-prep books is confusing you? To get on the way of earning high score you need the perfect guide test-prep book and a handful of hard work. Here is a list of best books for GRE preparation that we consider essential.

Top Books for GRE Preparation

Manhattan Prep GRE Strategy Guides (By Manhattan Prep)

Manhattan test-prep books are by far one of the most reputed guides for the preparation of GRE. The guides were written by experienced GRE instructors having 99th percentile ensuring massive information provided to the readers. The books contain detailed lessons and strategies according to the exam paper structure.

The set consists of 8 books, each covering different topics from algebra to text completion, all which are needed for the exam preparation. Well organized 1500 pages of study material are provided by the Manhattan prep. The set of books provide ample of study material along with six online practice examinations. For thorough coverage of syllabus for GRE exam preparation, this book is one of the best choices.

Barron’s Essential Words for the GRE (By Philip Greer)

Barron’s GRE preparation book covers all the major sections of the test and is very much extensive. The pro of the book is that it is for nearly the half price of other test-prep books. Following the pro of it, the book doesn’t have many full length exams and may not be a book easier to follow as compared to others.

To begin with, the book includes a diagnostic exam which helps finding out the areas which needs improvement. Also, it consists of two full length practice tests with answers and the explanations to the answers. The book also includes additional tools online for tracking the preparation progress. The tools include video lessons, study plans, practice questions, and skill reporting. The books provide extensive study material for thorough preparation at a comparatively lower price.

5 LB Book of GRE Practice Problems (By Manhattan Prep)

Manhattan 5LB GRE test-prep book has a set of around 2000 questions for practicing for GRE. Generally, the book is found to be exceptionally good with the quantitative aptitude section, especially covering inequalities, probability, statistics and word problems.

It is not that good with the verbal section as compared to other test-prep books. The book needs a bit of focus on vocabulary on the sentence equivalence and text completions. Nevertheless, the book is good to go for practicing after you have thoroughly covered the syllabus and learnt the tricks already.

GRE Premier 2015 (By Kaplan)

The GRE Premier 2015, by Kaplan is one of the most known books for GRE Exam preparation. The book provides much more than a book must.

The book consists a set of over 2,200 practice questions with explanations and six full-length practice tests (5 online, 1 in the book). Also when purchased, the students are provided with, online study plans, mobile enabled online resources, a DVD to help you with time and study management, and academic support. Kaplan also has an online Quiz Bank which can be customized, having around 500 questions. Kaplan also offers a Kindle Version along with other online resources and free apps.

The book provides the most added values when it comes to compare with other GRE test-prep books.

The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test (By ETS)

The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test is the most trusted test-prep book as it is written by ETS who are the composers of the GRE Test. This book gives the most accurate idea of what to expect on the GRE Test as the composers of the test themselves have written it. It consists 100s of practice questions to give an exact idea of exam pattern. This book has a set of four full-length practice tests (2 in book, 2 on CD-ROM and content which covers the major areas of the exam. This book does not provide many practice questions, or additional resources as compared to other books but it is the most authoritative and authentic GRE study material available as of now.


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