For quick reference, here are links to related books we have reviewed:
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON GRE TEST BOOKS
We strongly advise all prospective grad school applicants to purchase at least 2 books on the GRE General Test. First, we recommend an official guide from ETS (Educational Testing Service), the test’s author. There is a difference between the official questions you will be asked on the exam and the practice questions contained in all other books.
Secondly, we recommend an “unofficial” guide since there is indeed a way to study for this test and materially improve your score. The better unofficial guides contain many time-proven test-taking strategies as well as excellent explanations for the correct answers to the practice problems. You will greatly increase your chances of receiving a higher test score if you are armed with GRE test-taking strategies as well as actual questions from previous exams.
The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, 3rd Edition by Educational Testing Service
This is the book that has authentic GRE questions. The real GRE test questions are very carefully scrutinized. Nothing is left to chance. As a result, there is almost always a difference between the questions used by ETS and those manufactured by the unofficial guides. A CD-ROM containing an actual GRE test is included.
Magoosh: Test Prep Made Simple
Magoosh, a test preparation website created by renowned GRE experts and MBAs from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, offers hundreds of GRE questions, detailed explanations written by 99th percentile experts, and statistics to compare your score and pace against other users – all in an easy-to-use online interface, with no software to install or CD to run.
GRE Prep Plus 2023: Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Video + Mobile by Kaplan Test Prep
This GRE guide is the newest edition of a slight favorite among our current and former grad school admissions clients. It is very comprehensive and presents some good study tips and strategies. Six practice tests are included. Five of them are online and one is in print for ease of reference. Use these practice questions to augment your studies as we don’t believe they’re as well calibrated as the official practice questions from ETS.