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Best GRE Books and Resources 2012



1. Manhattan GRE

2. Word Smart

3. Barron’s 1100 Vocabulary Words

4. GMAT Official Guide (for advanced learners – there is overlap on some difficult questions)

5. LSAT PrepTests (advanced learners)

6. All of our New GRE book reviews



1. Manhattan GRE

2. Nova (advanced learners)

3. GMAT Official Guide (advanced learners)


Online Resources:

1. Magoosh Verbal and Math

2. Manhattan GRE (6 tests)

3. (Vocabulary)

4. (Flashcards)

5. (Grammar comics)


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7 Responses to Best GRE Books and Resources 2012

  1. Susy August 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    I just wanted to know if there was a difference between Nova’s Math Bible book and their Nova Math? I am following the 90-day study plan focused on Verbal. I would really appreciate any advise before I buy the book!

    Thank you!! 🙂

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      Hi Susy,

      The Math Prep provides a little more review. Either way both books are chock full of questions. And the 90-day study plan should also correspond to the Nova Math prep book.

      Good luck!

  2. Divya July 26, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Hi Chris
    Need a little help from you . I am going to start preparing for GRE . Can you please help me with books i “Must Have “and how many practice test i should take to get a good score in GRE . I am planning to give gre in october .Please help in sites which offer more realistic practice tests .

    • Chris Lele
      Chris July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

      Hi Divya,

      Well, I do have the book reviews, which should you give you an idea of the ‘must-haves’. There are also our study schedules, which recommend only the best material. As for realistic practice tests there are so few of them beyond ETS material.

  3. Bhavin Parikh
    Bhavin March 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    The oatmeal comics are great – funny AND educational. Highly recommended!

  4. iop123 March 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    gmat for verbal i assume RC ?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris March 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Good question!

      i should have qualified that a little better. GMAT for RC and Critical Reasoning (Sentence Corrections not important).

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