When you plan to appear for GRE, you need to divide your study time into two portions. In the first part, you have to focus on strategic approaches to every kind of question including math and vocabulary. In the second part, you need to focus on how to answer very quickly.
- Take a realistic, full-length practice test to find out your verbal and quantitative scores. The rest results include not only the scores but information regarding the types of questions you have performed well.
Taking a practice test will help you to become familiar with the format and timing of the test. You will know exactly how to use what you have learned. You can also review the test and also read the explanations regarding every question.
Take these tests under conditions similar to what you will experience on the actual test day without interruptions and distractions. Schedule 4 hours when you take the test to write essays and 3 hours when you skip the essays. Invest a minimum of 1.5 hours to review the test either on the same day or one day after taking the test.
- Studying for most days in a week can improve your score compared to studying either one or two days a week. Most students have observed that studying 5 days in a week in 30-minutes segments for 1.5 hours every day can help them in making significant progress.
Block your time for four full-length sample tests. Just before one month of taking the GRE test, take a practice test and then take a practice test every week. The last practice test should be 1 week before the actual test day.
Practice tests can measure your progress and with these tests, you can become more familiar with the format and timing of the test and this will enhance your mental endurance. After every test, spend a minimum of 1.5 hours to review the explanations of the answer.