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  1. GRE Student Post: Learning from Your Mistakes | Magoosh GRE Blog

    […] tips and tricks that I had to learn the hard way.  You can read more of my advice on my blog, like this article that discusses how to avoid a major score […]

  2. Vijay
    Vijay May 28, 2013 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    I want a little more information on your #6th point.. I have just installed my Powerprep software..But I have a doubt, Do Powerprep have many practice tests ? or Only limited tests ?? Please clarify

  3. Rahul
    Rahul July 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm | | Reply

    Hello am planning to take GRE test in Oct/Nov. To be frank am very very weak in English, Can i crack the GRE?? Please help me out

  4. fahim
    fahim July 18, 2013 at 2:21 am | | Reply


    how u crack the long and difficult passages of gre if u really concentrate on passage than u r clock will not allow u to do that.I crack long passages of maximum 8 questions but it take 20 to 25 minutes.How to overcome time management problem ? In gre same is the case with math last sunday I solve the powerprep test 1 in math section I can’t be able to answer 5-question.u solve the practice problem with time or without time or any suggestion?

  5. ramya yalamanchili
    ramya yalamanchili August 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm | | Reply

    relating to first point can you give me some of best gre test preparation books??Which book should i prefer barrons or manhattan or kaplan??frankly speaking…im very weak in gre please help me

  6. Prem Sagar
    Prem Sagar August 27, 2013 at 9:09 am | | Reply

    Hi SriHarsha,

    I am a working professional. I will be giving up GRE exam by the mid of December. I have read the article which you stated above. I am preparing Barron’s only cause I can’t afford huge amount to purchase Manhattan. Is Barron’s GRE sufficient? Where to take the practice tests to achieve good score? Is there any Online portal where I can take practice tests?


  7. ram
    ram September 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm | | Reply

    i took my GRE i did not practice much(only 3 days of practice) i was able to score 298.i will be taking my gre again. the verbal section seems impossible how do i prepare for it.

    C.M.KALYAN October 16, 2013 at 6:27 am | | Reply

    Hi ,this is your school friend Kalyan.I need assistance in Reading Comprehensions .

  9. Naveen
    Naveen December 2, 2013 at 8:16 am | | Reply

    Hello Harsha,
    I just have 35 days left for my GRE exam. Frankly speaking I dunno where to begin with and I haven’t started with anybook. Kindly suggest me bro 🙂 #pin_point

  10. chandrahas buddhiraju
    chandrahas buddhiraju December 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm | | Reply

    hello,i’m chandrahas.my gre is 285 and my toefl is 81…my undergraduate % is very low(52%).what are the odds that i get into the universities?are my toefl and gre scores okay or should i retake these tests?

  11. bindu
    bindu December 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm | | Reply


    I just have 1 month left for my gre exam. Frankly speaking I dont know where to begin with and I haven’t started with anybook. Kindly suggest

  12. ashwin
    ashwin December 31, 2013 at 3:50 am | | Reply

    I am really poor in both…I.e(verbals and maths)…in verbal I really feel tough with rc.. but I have 2 years time….get me some tips to built myself

  13. Akkil Nash
    Akkil Nash February 20, 2014 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    Hey, Tomorrow am going to write my GRE and wrote my MOCK test of ETS and got 286(Verbal:138; Quantitative:148) and am do expecting little bit morethan this…
    is there any tips to score 300+????

  14. sai
    sai June 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm | | Reply

    hey , im really weak in english .. i am pursuing my btech 3rd year right now…. i wanted to do ms in pretty decent univ in us .. will i be able to do so ..if im pretty bad with my communication skills ? some one plz do come up with a solution and study strategy schedule for this problem .. .. pc:im really bad at voacb part !

  15. 3nad
    3nad June 14, 2014 at 3:21 am | | Reply

    hai this is trinad i am willing to get a good score in gre and i cant find any solutions to improve my verbal improvement could u give me any suggestions

  16. akki
    akki July 16, 2014 at 8:41 am | | Reply

    hai i am taking gre coaching in manhattan review hyd from last 2weeks but i’m not undestanding and frankly speaking i’m very weak in english and quants, but i want to score in gre, pls give me any suggestions to get high score

  17. Shova
    Shova July 20, 2014 at 10:14 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the tips. I will remember these and i am sure these will help me a lot.

  18. omkar
    omkar August 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm | | Reply

    hi harsha i joined crash course of GRE, exactly i just have only one month for GRE
    am i able to achive the goal

  19. udaykanth
    udaykanth September 1, 2014 at 11:21 am | | Reply

    hi i blocked my date on november 6 i nedd to get practise test

  20. sabik
    sabik September 6, 2014 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    I just joined GRE coaching. I’m planning to take the test on December. I don’t whether this time is enough for my preparation. Tips and help please. What strategy I should follow to get a score with this limited time of preparation.

  21. Sudharsan
    Sudharsan October 25, 2014 at 1:03 pm | | Reply

    Sir, you have mentioned that reading in context and finding out the answers(guessing it)… What do you exactly mean I should do to crack verbal section…. ? Please mention any strategies if you would like to share…

  22. Syed
    Syed January 6, 2015 at 12:57 am | | Reply

    Hi every one and i just join gre coaching in hyd & im not book my gre test date. You all who written gre test tell me how much time is enough to prepere for gre quickly ur suggestion is very important plz help me

  23. sai ram
    sai ram February 21, 2015 at 10:54 am | | Reply

    Hi Bro.,I am working on Reading comprehensions, but i am not able to do it. Please suggest on how to work on it

  24. Gajanan
    Gajanan March 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    hi Sriharsha,
    I am working professional in TATA MOTORS.I have taken my GRE date on may last week.
    i don’t know know from where to start the study.Can you suggest me any study plans.
    Please give me information regarding from where i will get that study plans.I have two months in my hand to prepare but really very confused about how to start.
    Please suggest me any plans asap.

  25. akhil
    akhil April 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm | | Reply

    i am now completing my btech 2nd year…. i need ur guidelines how to prepare frm now exactly…. as i am wasting so much time….. can u say me exact way of preparing……. plzzzzzzz

  26. deepika
    deepika July 5, 2015 at 8:01 am | | Reply

    Hi harsha,
    Im planning to take my GRE next month so i want few suggestions that how to plan for the exam plzzzzz requesting u help me out……………

  27. tharun
    tharun August 23, 2015 at 1:36 am | | Reply

    hi i am getting low marks in gre how can i get more

  28. Bhagyashree
    Bhagyashree October 7, 2015 at 4:31 am | | Reply

    I am practicing a lot for verbal but can some time score only 3/20 I am reading whole rc 2 times skipping my 3 questions in verbal bz I m short of time and I leave a big rc … In quant I do bad sometimes that scores around 7-8 /20
    I know I can do bz I always b v close to my answers but now it’s frustrating …. My Gre is on 17 October 2015 . Plz suggest me something for the accuracy …

    1. nmi
      nmi November 17, 2015 at 8:54 am | | Reply

      You all need to improve your written English, as most of the people on this site. Most Indians, are poor at grammar, especially at not using articles…..words like, a, the, etc. I would like to suggest that you should read a lot of magazines, such as The Economist, Businessweek, Time, or similar publications. Pay careful attention to sentence and paragraph construction and the the way words are used – diction.

  29. studentnext2015
    studentnext2015 November 25, 2015 at 1:58 am | | Reply

    HI i am preparing for GRE. I am very week in English, Please help to improve my English.

  30. amrutha
    amrutha November 28, 2015 at 8:02 am | | Reply

    This is amrutha i am doing my b.tech 3rd year.i want to crack gre, still i had a time nearly 4 to 5 months to approach my exam can u suggest me in what way i can start my plan to the gre exam plzzzzzzzz help me. how months is sufficient for a good preparation for gre

  31. Saya Charming
    Saya Charming April 29, 2016 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    Great tips. One of my cousin wrote GRE Exam. She studied through Online GRE Prep.She spent 6 hours in a day and she practices GRE Mock test daily.And of course. It worked.

  32. Saya Charming
    Saya Charming May 3, 2016 at 8:34 am | | Reply

    Nice tips.@Amrutha 4 months of Dedicated training is more than enough.Considering Vocabulary, Concentrate more on it,Watch video tutorials,learn 10 to 15 words in a day.And take GRE Mock Test weekly once for self-evaluation.You can also join Online GRE Preparation under the authorized training centres.

  33. Suraj prasad mishra
    Suraj prasad mishra June 29, 2016 at 5:08 am | | Reply

    Sir I m graduation second year student.
    I want to go top Three university in USA for computer
    Science post graduation how to start my prepration from zero level.
    Plz guide me.
    Sir what is great marks are necessary to going in mit and Stanford university??

  34. Thivahar
    Thivahar June 30, 2016 at 11:18 am | | Reply

    Hi…I m week in verbal … I m planning for Jan 2017 .. So help me to improve my scores in verbal …

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