GRE three months study plan

Preparation for any exam is always a challenging task which involves many hours of hard work and complete undivided attention. GRE is one of the most important exams for any individual aspiring to do his post graduation outside India. Naturally with such an exam, the difficulty involved is also high. GRE preparation therefore requires months of perseverance and studying. Of course, not always is there an ideal time limit for preparing for the exam however we can get a head start with a 3 month study plan.

Prep for GRE involves 3 stages as the exam itself consists of 3 major components:

Ø Quantitative reasoning

Ø Verbal reasoning

Ø Analytical writing

Please find below a detailed study plan for GRE prep:

Week 1 Time

Introduction to GRE:

● Introduction

● Various Sections

● Why GRE?

● Question solving techniques (video)

● Question solving techniques (test)

● Course Plan

● Application Process

● Scoring Pattern

5 hrs

15 mins

30 mins

30 mins

2 hr 15 mins

20 mins

10 mins

15 mins

15 mins

Quant: Concepts and Practice questions

● Numbers

● Arithmetic

● Algebra

● Geometry and Mensuration

8 hrs

3 hrs

2 hrs 15 mins

1 hr 30 mins

1 hr 30 mins

Total 13 hours

 

Week 2 Time

Verbal: RC: Concepts and Practice Questions

● Introduction to RC

● RC principles

4 hrs

30 mins

3 hrs 30 mins

Verbal: RC: Concepts and Practice Questions

● RC Rules

● RC rules: Practice tests

5 hrs

3 hrs 30 mins

Total 12 hours

 

Week 3 Time

Verbal RC: Official guide solutions

● Introduction and official guide question sets 1,2 and 3.

Verbal RC: Question bank

● RC section tests- 1 to 5 passages

2 hrs

3 hrs

Quant: Concepts and practice questions

● Coordinate geometry

● Permutation and Combination

● Probability

 

5 hrs

2 hrs

2 hrs

1 hr 15 mins

Total 14 hours

 

Week 4 Time
Official Guide Questions: Sets 1 to 4 2 hrs
Question bank: Section tests 1 to 5 1 hr 45 mins

Verbal RC: Question bank

● RC Section tests- 6 to 20 passages

10 hrs
Total 13 hours 45 mins

 

Week 5 Time

Verbal: RC: Question bank

● RC section tests- 21 to 25 passages

● Adaptive question bank

3 hrs

Verbal: Text Completion

● Concepts and practice questions

● Official guide sets 1, 2 and 3

● Section tests 1 to 5.

 

7 hrs 30 mins

2 hrs

1 hr 45 mins

Total 14 Hours

 

Week 6 Time

Quant: Question Bank:

● Section tests 6-10

● Adaptive question bank

1 hr 45 mins

3 hrs

Verbal: Sentence Equivalence:

● Concepts and practice questions

● Official guide solutions- sets 1, 2 and 3

● Question Bank: Section tests 1 to 10

4 hrs

30 mins

3 hrs 30 mins

Total 12 Hours 45 mins

 

Week 7 Time
Advanced Workshop: Parts 1 to 7 45 mins

Verbal RC: High level Questions

● High level questions: 10 passages

12 hrs
Total 12 hours 45 mins

 

Week 8 Time

Verbal SE: High level Questions

● High level questions: 1 to 5 (75 questions)

2 hrs

Verbal: Text Completion: High level questions

● High level questions: 1 to 5 (75 Questions)

3 hrs
AWA: Analysis of an Argument 3 hrs
AWA: Analysis of an Issue 3 hrs
Total 11 hours

 

Week 9 Time
Revision of Quant and Verbal Formulae 5 hrs

Quant: Concepts and Practice questions

● Statistics

● Advanced Quant

● Data interpretation

8 hours

3 hrs

2 hrs 45 mins

2 hrs

Total 13 hours

 

Week 10 Time

Verbal: Text completion: Question bank

● Section tests 6-10

3 hrs 45 mins
Quant: High Level Questions 4 hrs
Official Guide Questions Sets Revision 4 hrs
Total 11 hours 45 mins

 

Week 11 Time
AWA: Practice 3 hrs
Mock GRE Test: 1, 2 and 3 10 hrs 30 mins
Total 13 Hours 30 mins

 

Week 12 Time
Revision of Verbal and Quant Concepts (Based on analysis of mock test performance) 5 hours
Mock GRE tests (4 and 5) 7 hours
Total 12 hours