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New Official Verbal and Quantitative Guides from GRE

Great news! ETS will be releasing two new practice books this May, one for GRE Math and one for GRE Verbal:

Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions

Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions

Each book will have 150 brand new, never-seen-before test questions. What that means for you is more practice content to get you ready for test day. I haven’t seen the books yet, but I’m guessing you’ll be able to combine questions to make for at least one practice test (who knows, perhaps each book has a practice test at the end for each section).

What this new release means for Magoosh is we will have a book review up a week after the book is released. That doesn’t mean you should rush out and listen to all the explanations. Make sure to go through the questions yourself and try to figure out the one’s you missed. Then, for an explanation, or simply more insight, you can check out the video explanations for all 300 questions (looks like I’ll be pulling some all-nighters!).

We’ll keep you informed about any changes in release date, and will put out a reminder a week or so before the books are released.

Until then, check out our list of the Best GRE Books of 2014!

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32 Responses to New Official Verbal and Quantitative Guides from GRE

  1. A March 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm #


    I saw that the second edition of these books was released recently. I have the old editions, should I buy the new ones? Are all the questions new in second edition?


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 9, 2017 at 6:32 am #

      Hi there! Excellent question 😀 The 2nd edition of these books include the same set of practice problems as the first editions. With that in mind, I’d stick with the books you have! Written by ETS, the problems in these books are excellent practice for the actual exam 🙂

      Hope this helps! Happy studying!

  2. Lisa Marie May 9, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I will be taking my GRE before the new school year for Clinical Psychology. I am not sure if there are miltiple tests for GRE but the ones I need are Verbal Reasoning and Qualitative. Can you help me understand what books I need. I don’t want to miss any. I saw there was an analytical also but not sure if it’s part of the test or required. Can you email me.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 12, 2016 at 6:01 am #

      Hi Lisa,

      It sounds like you just need to take the GRE Revised General Test (the normal one most people talk about) and this includes both verbal and quantitative reasoning as well as an analytical writing assessment. Any book that is made for the GRE Revised General Test (there are some for only verbal or only quant as well as the whole test) will help you to prepare.

      All three components (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) are required on the general GRE, so don’t worry! It looks like you’re looking at the right thing, so don’t worry. 🙂

  3. sm April 19, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    new book now…:(

  4. sm April 19, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    I have booked a GRE slot for 15th of may.
    With the new book coming out 15 days before I take exam will have an impact on the type of questions I shall be seeing on my test day since I am using previous released versions of ET’s, Barrons to sudy.

  5. raj August 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm #

    Hi Chris!
    When are the much awaited video explanations coming ?

  6. Min August 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    I had pre-ordered them months ago, and finally got mine from Amazon today! I’m following the 1-month study guide (at week 2, but I don’t follow the dates stringently, because I’m also using Manhattan Prep and a couple other resources that were recommended on this blog). Could you recommend how I should distribute these additional questions throughout the next month or so? I see there are 150 verbal and 150 quantitative questions…!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 4, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Min,

      I just got mine too!

      I’d recommend making the exercises in this books paramount, since the questions not only are written by ETS, but accurately reflect the test in its most recent incarnations (I can attest to this based on the actual tests I’ve sat for).

      If you don’t go to some of Manhattan questions or questions from other books that is absolutely fine, since the questions in the ETS guides will prepare you much better for the actual test.

      Good luck 🙂

      • Arvind Ramesh August 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

        Hey Chris ,

        Will I be able to access the questions published in these two books from Magoosh ? I see that the total questions in the Math and Verbal questions just increased on my Dash Board. Are these the new questions from the book ? 🙂

      • anshg August 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

        Hi Chris,
        This seems to be a very nice book. It would be great if you could provide us with a review of the book as it has been released now. Thanks 🙂

        • Chris Lele
          Chris Lele August 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

          Just writing the review now :).

          Should be up shortly!

      • Prabhleen Singh May 11, 2016 at 1:28 am #

        Hi Chris,

        Will video solutions of ets verbal reasoning book be available for us?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 18, 2016 at 9:33 am #

          Hi Prabhleen,

          Thank you for your feedback! We don’t currently have videos for the Official Guide to the GRE® Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, but I think it’s a great idea.

          We have a very small team with lots to work on, so there’s unfortunately no guarantee that we’ll be able to implement your suggestion any time soon. But I still really appreciate the feedback—we always love hearing what our students want so we can work to make Magoosh the best experience possible.

          In the meantime, I’d recommend checking to see if this question has already been posted on Urch’s forums. A lot of questions have been posted and answered there. Simply type in the first several words of the question and see what comes up! If it’s not already there, you can post it, and my guess is that it will get answered 🙂

          Hope this helps, at least a little 🙂

  7. nandhagopal July 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    hi chris ,
    i was eagerly waiting for this book to be released on this month , since i am writing GRE next month . i think it is going to be delayed further.
    i have completed sentence completion questions and text completion questions in magoosh.
    need more practise sc &tc questions .which books recommended for revision.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

      Just wanted to let you know that the review will be up shortly 🙂

      • Ratnesh August 12, 2014 at 9:38 am #

        We are waiting. 🙂

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele May 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Wow, I just looked the other day and it was scheduled for May 31st. It looks like they keep delaying :(. So let’s keep our fingers crossed that the guides will actually be out on the 18th.

      • Guri Kejriwal July 21, 2014 at 1:30 am #

        Hi Chris,
        Have they released the book in US( It was due 18th of this month). If yes, please, write a review on the book.
        Thank You

        • Chris Lele
          Chris Lele July 21, 2014 at 11:31 am #

          Hi Guri,

          I, too, am waiting on this book. Hopefully, it arrives tmrw. I’ll have a review up as soon I get my hands on it 🙂

          • Vidyuth July 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

            It gets delayed forever and I am getting restive. Amazon now says 14th!

            Eagerly waiting for your review Chris.

            • Chris Lele
              Chris Lele July 30, 2014 at 10:50 am #

              I know–it’s truly ridiculous. I think it first said the beginning of May, meaning this is the 4th time–and maybe not the final time–the release is getting pushed back.

              To cure your restiveness :), keep searching the Magoosh blog, as I’m sure there are some questions you’ve yet to see.

              I’ll get a review out as soon as the books arrive 🙂

  8. Sunny April 9, 2014 at 4:19 am #

    Dear Chris,

    Any news on exactly when these books will be released? I am thinking of giving the exam again in May and probably it would be good idea to get hold of new ETS stuff (as I have done twice the other ETS book). Thanks anyways.


  9. Dee February 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    Speaking from personal experience, those who subscribe to Magoosh already don’t need any new practice books.


    ~ Dee.

  10. pushkar February 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    great news!! chris, we too we pull all nighters 🙂

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele February 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      Awesome! Remember to get some “recovery sleep” after :).

  11. Dave February 2, 2014 at 3:33 am #


    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele February 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

      Yep, more practice questions to cut our teeth on!

      • Nisha April 27, 2014 at 2:40 am #

        Dear Chris,

        Do you have any idea about the release date of these books in May??

        • Chris Lele
          Chris Lele April 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

          According to Amazon, the book should be out on May 30th.

          Hope that helps!

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