Top 5 (Free!) Online GRE Resources

The costs of studying for the GRE exam and applying to graduate school can add up. So, why not make the most of all the internet has to offer with free GRE resources?

Aside from our eBooks, GRE practice test and blog 😉 here are the best online resources to fuel your studies.  Enjoy!

Top 5 Free GRE Resources

1. ETS Powerprep Tests – Free online practice tests from the test-makers themselves. Need I say more? Use these to get a feel for not only the content of the GRE, but also the basics of the exam- how the calculator works, how to flag and return to questions, etc. For a comparison of the various free and paid ETS resources, check out our ETS GRE Practice Tests vs. Powerprep vs. Offical Guide post.

2. Magoosh’s GRE Vocabulary Flashcards– Our GRE vocabulary flashcards cover more than 1000 of the most important GRE vocab words. You can either download the app or use the desktop version.

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3. Manhattan GRE Practice Test – Manhattan is a reputable source of GRE information, so this practice test is of a very high standard. Complete with explanations!

4.  Khan Academy – Khan Academy is a great place to learn about…pretty much anything. While there isn’t a section specifically dedicated to GRE Prep, you’ll still find plenty of material that is really helpful for your studies, in particular math. Just search for the concept you’re having trouble with, and my guess is you’ll find a video that explains it perfectly.

5. ETS Essay Topic Pools, Argument and Issue – ETS provides the entire pool of tasks from which your essay prompt will be selected. That’s right–the ENTIRE pool, meaning you will see one of these topics on your actual exam. Practice writing essays with these prompts.

Other Free (and awesome!) GRE Resources

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Magoosh GRE Prep App – A free GRE study app that gives you access to blog posts, study guides, practice questions and video lessons all from your phone.

A Big List of Magoosh’s Free GRE Resources – A comprehensive collection of all the free GRE resources provided by Magoosh compiled for your convenience. 🙂

Quizlet – Here you’ll find thousands (really, thousands!) of flashcards made by other students about the GRE – vocab, math, you name it. In particular, I like the vocab lists of Barron’s words.

Magoosh’s GRE eBook – Our eBook is a great crash course in all things GRE. This eBook contains an overview of each of the sections, study tips, practice questions, and more.

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial of Magoosh’s GRE prep and you’ll get access to over 20 lesson videos and 20 practice questions!

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37 Responses to Top 5 (Free!) Online GRE Resources

  1. Ashwani malik December 9, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    Dear sir , I want to give GRE exam but somehow I am afraid because my english is very weak, you can think I know only 20% english but meanwhile I am trying to learn. So my question is if I join your course would you correct me grammaticaly also , plz help me and guide me

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Hi Ashwani,

      Thanks for reaching out! The GRE is a difficult test that requires a high English level. It will be very difficult to learn English while studying for the GRE. You should check to see if you have to take an English-language test like the TOEFL or IELTS for admission to graduate school. If so, I recommend that you take that test first because it will help you to improve your general English level and prepare for the English on the GRE.

      I linked to our TOEFL and IELTS blogs above. These can be great resources for improving your English level. We also have a lot of advice for how to improve your English levels. . We also have a free online English grammar program called Magoosh English that you can use. Best of luck 🙂

  2. Saloni September 21, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Magoosh
    It’s saloni this side, whenever we pay for your Magoosh gre prep, so beside online test, do you provide lessons for preparation or you just conduct the tests.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi Saloni,

      Thanks for your interest in Magoosh! You can see everything we offer in Magoosh on our plans page. . Our Magoosh Premium Program is comprehensive and will completely prepare you for the GRE. We offer over 200 video lessons, over 1000 practice questions, up to 3 practice tests, study schedules to help you organize your time, and support from test prep experts. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if our program is right for you 🙂

  3. medha February 6, 2017 at 2:02 am #

    Hi Team,

    Planning to register for the 90 days beginners course for GRE. Just wanted to know if there was anyplace I could take a free mock test to know where I stand.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 6, 2017 at 6:04 am #

      The PowerPrep tests mentioned at the beginning of this blog post are probably your best free online mock tests. The scores are even adjusted for question difficulty, just like they are on the real exam. 🙂

  4. Deepak December 20, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    I am Planning to take up my GRE somwhere in june/july 2017.
    And currently i am working so i don’t find time to study everyday with books but instead i can spend an hour everyday(workdays) through online courses. Do you offer any such long term online courses. If so, Please do let me know.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 21, 2016 at 9:41 am #

      Hi Deepak,

      Yes! I recommend that you check out our comprehensive Premium GRE Course! If you buy the six month plan, you will have access to hundreds of video lessons and over 1200 high-quality practice questions, as well as support from our team of test prep experts for any question you might have! If you buy our six month package, you can use it with our 6-month study plan. The plan will bring you through all of the information and practice you need to know for the GRE, and you can definitely do it in an hour a day. You can try a 7-day free trial to see if Magoosh might work for you 🙂

  5. Vikrant October 14, 2016 at 4:54 am #

    Any free online test available from Magoosh ?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 14, 2016 at 8:54 am #

      Hi Vikrant,

      Unfortunately, we do not have any free online test available from Magoosh. Our mock exams are provided to our Premium Students.

  6. Sunaina September 23, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I have my gre exam on 180ct and i am preparing self. Yesterday, i gave mock and scored 300, which is very less. My target is 320 above. could u plz help me how can i improve my score.Any portal tht i can buy or anything. Plz rply asap. I seriously need your help.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

      Hi Sunaina,

      I am sorry to hear that you aren’t reaching your target score. Before I begin, I will say that it’s not common to see an increase like the one you’re describing, especially within a month. If you have flexibility in your schedule, I would recommend that you give yourself some more time to prepare. However, if you don’t, I would suggest that you study with high intensity for the remaining days. I would recommend using prep material. I do recommend getting a premium Magoosh GRE subscription plan, and using our 1-Month Study Schedule. You’ll have to accelerate this study plan in order to fit your timeline. You can feel free to use other prep courses as well, but I would highly recommend that you use some resource. Again, if you have flexibility, I would suggest that you give yourself some more time to better reach your target score. I hope this helps, and good luck!

      • Sunaina September 26, 2016 at 11:28 am #

        Thanks for your suggestion.
        Sorry for bothering you again, but could you please tell me how this premium one month plan will help me. I mean will someone guide me where am i going wrong or which part should i focus more or something like that.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

          HI Sunaina,

          Unfortunately, without a lot more information I can’t tell you where you are ‘going wrong’ or what you need to focus on. But I can definitely tell you why using a study program like Magoosh can help you (and any student) improve!

          First, in order to do well on the GRE you need to learn strategy and methods for solving difficult questions. If you just rely on free online sources, you might not get this sort of in-depth instruction on how to improve your problem-solving skills.

          Second, getting a good score on the GRE requires that you practice. A LOT. And you have to practice with high quality resources. In Magoosh, you have access to 1100+ questions that cover all of the question types and topics you will see on the exam. More importantly, we provide you with explanation videos for every single one of those questions so that you can deepen you understanding of how to solve them.

          Third, with Magoosh you can see exactly where your strengths and weaknesses are. We provide a score predictor that allows you to track your progress, and you can use our built-in tools to track your performance by question type or concept. This can help you to see exactly what you need to work on, and answer the question the question that I cannot answer right now 🙂

          Fourth, whenever you have a question, you will have access to help and support from our team of awesome student help experts. We are there to give you study advice or answer specific questions about questions or lessons.

          Finally, we are affordable! You can even try us for a 7-day free trial if you aren’t sure yet 🙂

  7. Mo September 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Hi signed up for the 6months plan. Looking to take my test mid October my scores on Practice test are 145q and 142v, I need to score above the 50th percentile.. I’m really frustrated with my scores need to raise them. Do you think pushibg my scores to around 155 is achievable in both verbal and quant?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 11, 2016 at 6:43 am #

      Hi Mo 🙂

      Welcome to Magoosh! Since you’re a Premium user, I’ve forwarded our message to our group of test prep experts to give you a more detailed message than we can usually provide on our blog. For future questions, you can write us directly at or use the ‘Help’ tab on the Dashboard when you’re logged into Magoosh!

  8. kamal August 11, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    i have a book of princeton review cracking gre premium 2015 edition with 6 online test.nevertheless i m facing issue with those 6 online test .tell me how get obviate of this intricate

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 12, 2016 at 4:07 am #

      Hi Kamal,

      Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with that resource at all and can’t help. You should contact the company directly for help. Good luck! 🙂

  9. Paa Solo August 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm #


    I took the test early this year and had 290 which is lower than the score required by the schools I wish to enroll ( Virginia Tech, Oregon State and Colorado State). The minimum score to qualify for admission is 300 but I want to get 310.

    Please I would be glad if you could assist me on how to get good books, assist me with strategies that work and how to prepare an effective study plan.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 7, 2016 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Paa,

      In order to improve on the GRE you need to use high quality materials, work diligently and have stellar study habits. You can check our book recommendations, but have you considered using Magoosh? We will take you through all of the concepts and strategies that you need to know to master the GRE with over 200 video lessons and 1100+ realistic practice questions. You will also have the support of tutors like me who can help you find a great study schedule and clarify any doubts you have while studying. On average, students who use Magoosh raise their score by 8 points, but many students improve much more, especially if they follow their study schedule diligently. You can try us out with a free trial to see if you think Magoosh might work for you 🙂

  10. Rasel1993 June 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    To me magoosh is the top online prep courses.i was just wandering what other online prep courses are with quality materials like magoosh?I mean other than magoosh which online prep courses would you recommend?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi there! Good question. 🙂

      Honestly, you should probably trust other students’ reviews more than mine since I work for Magoosh. 🙂 We tend to recommend a lot of Manhattan Prep materials, but there are students who can talk about their experiences with all kinds of programs. There are also a few up-and-coming new online platforms that I know exist but are not fully developed yet. You should definitely ask other students (current and former) on GRE forums about their experiences and thoughts!

  11. Brent Hanneson June 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Another free GRE resource:
    500+ videos

    • Alvaro October 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      Great advice Brent. Thank you in advance

  12. Clau March 18, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Does ETS Powerprep offers two preparation tests every time you register for the actual test?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 19, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Clau,

      Good question! 🙂

      Unfortunately, the PowerPrep II software only has a set of two tests that are not refreshed or changed, so you can only get two free practice tests. You’ll have to venture elsewhere for more tests, like with us here at Magoosh or with companies like Manhattan Prep who also have good quality practice tests!

      • Claudiu March 20, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

        cool thank you very much, I already use Magoosh and I am very happy with the practice tests!

  13. vinod December 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

    currently i m in engineering now…i don’t know about the gre exam..i want to join ms program in diffrent us/uk univercities..
    is their any selection criteria for ms programm..
    good engineering grades are required??

  14. akhilesh July 2, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    well, i have that 5 lb book of manhattan, and still those 6 online tests are not free for me

  15. Srutartha June 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Hello Rachel,
    I am planning to write my first GRE during December 2014. I have Barron’s study guide, their cd-rom which contains two full length model tests. And also Magoosh vocabulary flashcards. I have six months to prepare. Can you please tell me if this is enough? I would like to take online practise tests too, but then I have a financial situation in my family at the moment. So I don’t want my parents spending too much on me. And all the upgraded lessons and practise tests obviously paid ones. Can you please give some suggestions so that I can get a good score on my first GRE. I could really use some help now. Thank a lot in advance. 🙂

  16. sarah May 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    thanks ,,, a lot ,,,,,,,

  17. venu April 3, 2014 at 3:12 am #

    superb i love it……………..

  18. emma March 1, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Life savior!!

    Thanks a ton, Rachel…

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