# Are Manhattan’s 8 GRE Books Worth it?

Although not a single compendium, it is a series of 8 books. This format of dividing the GRE into eight different books does justice to the GRE format.

# Suleiman Scored 331 on the GRE. Read His Experience

When I decided to take the GRE I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of material that was available everywhere. I was pretty confused about how I could work out a preparation plan.

# 5 Students Score 330+ on GRE at Brightlink Prep

Every GRE student measures success differently. For some, it may be a 320/340 on the GRE or finally realizing you aren’t bad at math. For others, it could be to score just enough to pass the GRE test. For us, it is the score that makes you happy!

# Articles Containing GRE Vocabulary [Part 1]

If you really want to improve your GRE verbal score, you must understand these words in context since GRE does not only test words – they test their usage.

# GRE Scores at Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Georgia Tech uses GRE as one of the important indicators for success in graduate school. Quant scores are highly competitive in engineering programs.

# GRE Scoring Grid: What if Scenarios

Over the past years, I have seen a lot of debate going on regarding the GRE Scoring algorithm and the GRE scoring methodology.

# Review of GRE POWERPREP PLUS Tests (Paid)

One of the most common complaints I hear from GRE students is that ETS has not shared enough official practice content. But things have now changed!

# GRE Probability Tutorial & Lesson

My emphasis in writing this GRE probability tutorial is to help you guys understand the GRE probability concepts that are tested on the exam.

# Review of Barron’s 6 GRE Practice Tests

Veteran tutors have authored Barron’s 6 GRE Practice Tests and are a helpful practice, but they are not the proverbial ‘Holy Grail’.

# Should I Study Probability and Combinatorics for GRE?

Probability & Combinatorics is difficult because it is not nearly as formulaic as most of the other mathematical topics. In Math, often, there is one way to solve the problem.

# Are Mocks an Accurate Predictor of GRE scores?

GRE Mocks have several benefits: consolidate what you have learned, build your stamina of working through a strenuous 4 hour-long exam, manage your timing

# GRE Scores for Mechanical Engineering

Applying to graduate engineering school and preparing for the GRE? Have a look at the Average GRE Scores of admitted applicants at top Programs in US.

# Benefits of a Good GRE Score

There are ample benefits of a good GRE score. Some require a GRE score in only admission decisions; others use it in making scholarship decisions as well.

# How Many Words Should I Learn for GRE?

This is perhaps the most important but also the most intimidating part of the GRE verbal section – memorizing a word list. Rote learning a list of unknown words is an extremely boring as well as the most ineffective way to learn new words.

# How Many GRE Mock Tests Should I Take?

Several students preparing for the GRE ask me about the number of full-length mock tests that they should take to ensure a good score.

# GRE Scores for Computer Engineering

As expected, the average GRE scores for graduate admissions in top Computer Engineering Programs are very competitive.

# The only GRE Books you will Ever need!

I don’t know the exhaustive list of best GRE books available globally but I once came across at least 27 different publishers and sources of GRE prep.

# GRE Scores for Civil Engineering

Applying to graduate civil engineering programs? Have a look at the GRE Scores for Civil Engineering at top Programs in US.

# GRE Scores for Electrical Engineering

Applying to graduate engineering school and preparing for the GRE? Have a look at the Average GRE Scores of admitted applicants at top Programs in US.

# 3 Hardest GRE Questions from April 2017

A GRE student with a 170 on the quantitative section last week shared that these were 3 of the hardest types of questions you could see on the test. Can you answer these? I have given the answers below and will share solutions once you give these a try.

# What’s Easier and Better: GRE or GMAT?

The GMAT is required almost exclusively for MBA while the GRE is used for a broad range of other disciplines such as engineering and humanities.

# GRE or GPA. Which is Important?

“I want to apply to Harvard!! I want to study with the top students and from the best faculty in the world. I also want to party hard. Then I will work for Apple/Google/Microsoft and will be the next big thing in the corporate arena. Oh but wait my GPA – I have 2.8 ?”

# How to tackle the GRE Verbal Section

Verbal section is a natural fear for most non-native English speakers and for those whose cognitive aptitude is inclined more towards mathematical reasoning than language and literature.

# Brightlink Starts GRE & GMAT Prep in Twin Cities

Brightlink has collaborated with the leading university of Pakistan, NUST, to begin GRE & GMAT prep classes for students in Islamabad & Rawalpindi.

# From 294 to 327 on the GRE in 3 months

It took me a long time and the journey was extremely tough but I finally made it last week – a 327 on the GRE, 169 Quant and 158 on verbal.

# Getting a Perfect Score on the GRE – 170 Q and 170 V

For most students in Pakistan, achieving a perfect or a near perfect score on the GRE is an impossible dream. In case most of you are new to the GRE, a perfect GRE score is

# Umair Scored 338 on the GRE. Read His Experience

I write this to share my complete GRE experience: how I prepared for the test, what test strategies I figured out in the process, the role of BrighLink Prep and all the important lessons I learnt during this two and a half month ride.

# Brightlink Student Gets 338 on GRE (170 Q, 168 V)

On the 8-10 mock exams he took prior to his GRE exam, his score ranged from 320 to 326 with his quant touching as low as 161 and verbal 159.

# 330 on the GRE – My GRE Experience, Lessons Learned, and Advice

This is an actual GRE Test Taker Experience from Pakistan, Samar Haider, who scored 330 on the actual test – 166 Quant and 164 on Verbal

# How many Questions Do I Need to get Right for a Good GRE Score?

I got a total of 30 questions correct out of 40 and since the GRE scoring scale is 130-170 then 130+30=160 should have been my final score. Right?

# Brightlink Student Gets Perfect GRE Verbal Score (170)

Brightlink Prep student, Sayaf Iqbal, has achieved the nearly impossible feat of securing a perfect score of 170 on the verbal section of the GRE.

# Azeez Scored 334 on the GRE. Read His Experience

?I have been a reader of the Brightlink Prep blog for quite a while. I recently gave the GRE and just wanted to share my experience with you. Hopefully, you can improve your score by quite a few points with these tips.

# Best Novels to Read for GRE Preparation

Should you read novels to improve your GRE verbal section? Don’t if you plan to give the GRE within the next 2 to 3 months unless you spend hours every day just staring at a wall. However if you plan to sit the GRE exam after at least 6 months then reading novels can be beneficial.

# 336(Q-167, V-169) – GRE Experience of Pakistani Student

A GRE Test Taker from Pakistan has shared her GRE. She has scored 336 on the GRE with a 169 on Verbal and 167 on Quant.

# Topics that you must study for the GRE – Part 1

GRE aspirants dread if they have little time left to take their exam because of the large number of topics that are tested on the exam.

# 10 Most Frequent GRE Words from March 2015

In my experience, every GRE test taker in Pakistan remembers 7-12 words on average and that makes a decent database each month given that 30-40 of my students take the GRE exam every month.

# 5 Hardest GRE Questions

Since GRE test takers in Pakistan are always asking me for hard GRE questions, I have selected some of my favourite questions.

# Best and Worst GRE Books to Prepare From in 2015

Every day I get many emails, texts, Facebook messages and visits to my office, loaded with queries related to which are the best books for GRE preparation for students in Pakistan. So I decided to write this post – although I do not think there is one single book that prepares you well for the GRE, however a combination of books can be used to ensure that you do decently on the GRE exam.

# 60 Day Advanced GRE Verbal Study Plan

This 60-day advanced and expert GRE verbal study plan demands 2 to 2.5 hours each day and must be followed to the pen to make progress.

# 2016 GRE Registration in Pakistan

Update yourself on the various methods for registering for the GRE test in Pakistan, GRE testing fee & GRE test dates for the year 2016

# GRE Test Dates 2016, Pakistan

The GRE revised General Test is offered year-round in Pakistan. The 2016 GRE test dates for Pakistan can be checked online before you register for the GRE.

# Manhattan’s 6 GRE Online Adaptive Tests Review

Given that there is a dearth of full-length GRE practice tests that are similar to the actual GRE tests, these 6 online adaptive practice exams are a welcome relief.

We all know that time is of essence on the GRE reading comprehension section – it not only tests your reading skills but also your time management.

# How to Avoid Silly Mistakes on the GRE Test?

Well many of us make minute calculation errors on the GRE and sometimes even tend to forget what the question has asked while making tedious calculations.

# 30 Day Basic GRE Verbal Study Plan

This 30-day GRE verbal study plan demands 2 hours each day on average and must be followed to the pen if you are to make sure that you are making progress.

# Quant 161 Verbal 164 – GRE Experience Pakistan 2014

Here’s one of the GRE students test experience in Pakistan. Ismail scored a 325 on the GRE exam with a 161 on quantitative and 164 on the verbal section.

Students in Pakistan ask me about how to get their GRE issue essays graded. In this post I will discuss how one can self grade their GRE Issue essays.

# GRE Verbal Tips for Pakistani Students

GRE verbal section is a hard nut to crack for students in Pakistan. The verbal section tests reading comprehension, critical reasoning and vocabulary.

# GRE Sample Mini Test Quantitative Section

Thinking of taking the GRE exam? Haven’t yet started your preparation? Take this min GRE quantitative test to find out what the GRE Math section is like.

# Quant 160 Verbal 159 – GRE Experience Pakistan 2014

Here’s one of my GRE students test experience. Bilal Majeed scored a 319 on the GRE exam with a 160 on quantitative and 159 on the verbal part of the exam

# Quant 162 Verbal 152 AWA 4.0 – GRE Experience Pakistan 2014

Here’s one GRE students test experience from Pakistan. Nabiha Khan, who scored a 314 on the GRE exam with a 162 on quantitative and 152 on the verbal part.

# Winners and Answer to the Monthly GRE Challenge Problem 1

Initially I had said that I will chose just 1 person at random but since a lot of people answered this correctly, therefore I will be handing out the free access for 1 month to the 10 quizzes to 3 people.

# GRE Quant 165 Verbal 158 – Student from Pakistan 2014

Here’s an anonymous GRE student from Karachi (Pakistan) and her advice for GRE preparation and test day, based on her exam experience. If you’d like to submit your own experiences please email us at info@brightlinkprep.com.

# GRE Experience Pakistan 2014 – Quant 162 Verbal 158 AWA 4.0

Here’s one of my GRE students test experience. Ahmad Hamid scored a 320 on the GRE exam with a 162 on quantitative and 158 on the verbal section of the exam

# The GRE is Not Hard, the GRE is Tricky

As a GRE instructor, I get asked a lot whether or not the GRE is hard. My answer is simply this: The GRE is not hard, the GRE is tricky.

# Finally No More Paying for Your GRE Test

Those of you who are currently attending or teaching at a public sector university in Pakistan can get their GRE test fee reimbursed by the USEFP.

# Monthly GRE Challenge Problem 1 – Answer to Win Free Access

At the end of this month, I will choose one person out of all those who answered this correctly and give a Free 1 month access to 10 GRE Quant Quizzes.

# Does the GRE Verbal Score Matter?

No program ignores your GRE verbal score even if it is quantitative related. For top schools, your verbal score has to be around the average mark.

# Should I Use a Book to Prepare for the GRE?

In a survey on GRE students in Pakistan, I found that more than 50% students responded that books are their most preferred method of studying for the GRE.

# Review of Barron’s GRE 20th edition

Barron’s GRE 20th edition is the most popular books amongst Pakistani’s. It has just a few improvements and most of the content has not been changed.

# GRE Diagnostic Service by ETS

Before you retake the GRE you must diagnose your mistakes in the previous attempt. You can do that by using the free GRE diagnostic service by ETS!

# Quantitative Topics & Concepts Tested on GRE

On the GRE word problems, Statistics, Probability and inequalities abound. In this post I will lay out the Quantitative Topics & Concepts Tested on GRE.

# ETS Releasing Two Separate GRE Official Guides

The news is that the ETS will be launching two separate and completely overhauled books for the GRE in May; one for verbal and the other for quantitative.

# How To Do Well in GRE Analytical Writing?

The GRE analytical writing section measures critical & analytical writing skills. In this post, we will learn how to improve your analytical writing?

# Review of Manhattan 5LB Book of GRE

With 33 chapters & 1800 practice problems, Manhattan GRE 5LB book is an essential source of GRE practice problems for students willing to do well on GRE.

# GRE Practice Question 1 – Sentence Equivalence

GRE Practice Question 1 – Sentence Equivalence

# GRE Practice Question 1 – Percentages

Try this GRE quantitative question [Difficulty Level – Medium] The original price of an item was increased by 35 percent, resulting in a new price. The new price of the item was increased by 20 percent, resulting in a final price. What percent greater than the original price is the final price? A. 42% B. 49% C. 55% D. 62% E. 70% Here is the solution: This is a good question to solve by Picking Numbers. Let’s say that the original price is 100 dollars. The new price, in dollars, is 100 + 0.35(100)= 100 + 35 = 135. The final price, in dollars, is 135 + 0.2(135) = 135 + 27 = 162. Thus, the original price is 100 dollars, and the final price is 162 dollars. The final price of 162 dollars is 62 dollars greater than the original price of 100 dollars. The percent that the final price of 162 dollars is greater than the original price of 100 dollars is...

# Do Non-US Universities Require GRE?

GRE is not only accepted by many Non-US universities but also by many universities in Pakistan as well. LUMS need GRE for admissions to graduate programs.

# GRE General Test or the GRE Subject Test?

The GRE general test is required by almost all graduate programs in the US. On the contrary the GRE subject test is required by research & PhD programs.

# GRE Scores Needed to Get into UCLA

With just 13,000 graduate students enrolling at UCLA each year from over 100,000 applicants, one can expect high GRE scores required to get into UCLA!

# GRE Scores Required for Admission at Columbia

Columbia uses GRE to check the aptitude of an applicant. Hence it makes GRE a crucial part of the application. The Average GRE scores for Columbia University are:

# Average GRE Scores for Princeton University

Being a top university, Princeton has a very high GRE requirement for almost all its programs. Here are the Average GRE Scores for Princeton University!

# Average GRE Scores for UC Berkeley

With admission rate at 18%, one can definitely expect that UC Berkeley is a tough place to get in – required GRE scores for UC Berkeley are above average.

# What is a Good GRE Score for Stanford?

Aiming for Stanford University? We will tell you about the average GRE scores for Stanford that will help you get into the program of your choice.

# GRE Test Dates 2014, Pakistan

The GRE revised General Test is offered year-round in Pakistan. The 2014 GRE test dates for Pakistan can be checked online before you register for the GRE.

# How to Study for GRE Vocabulary?

Every GRE student asks me, “What is a good book for learning GRE vocabulary?” My answer is; DONOT rote learn words. Let me tell you why!

# Average GRE scores for MIT graduate programs

MIT is consistently ranked at the top of nearly all elite universities in the world. Above all MIT says that there is no average GRE scores MIT.

# GRE Allows Customized Score Reports

ScoreSelect provides GRE test takers with various possibilities to send their GRE scores to the prospective universities. The process is simple.

# 5 Strategies to Score High on the GRE

There is no single strategy to score high on the GRE. The best strategy is to practice as much as you can and focus on these 5 practical strategies for GRE.

# Should I Take the GRE or GMAT?

Over the last year & a half (when GRE got revised) many prospective students have asked one very important question; should I take the GRE or GMAT?

# GRE Experimental Section

The GRE experimental section can be either a verbal or the quantitative section. It contains new questions that ETS is considering for future use.

# Time Management on the GRE Verbal Section

Time management on the GRE verbal section is crucial to score above par. The GRE rewards those students who can manage their time effectively on the test.

# How to Effectively Use the ETS Official Guide for GRE Preparation

If you are short on time and are determined to score well on the GRE test, you must try taking complete advantage of the 2nd Edition of ETS Guide.

# My GRE Experience – Taha Jalil

Here’s Taha’s advice for GRE preparation and test day, based on his exam experience. If you’d like to submit your own experiences please email us at info@brightlinkprep.com.

# How to Study for the New GRE?

You cannot prepare for the GRE by reading a book page by page. You must have a strategy on how to study for the new GRE, that will help you improve scores.

# How to study Math for GRE test preparation after many years?

Many GRE students come to me and say that they have been away from math for many years and the last time they did math was probably 6 or more years ago.

# Solving GRE Data Interpretation Questions

Data interpretation on the GRE contains graphs, charts & tables. These are time consuming question types which can be quickly solved by learning these tips.

# What is a Good GRE score for Fulbright Scholarship Pakistan?

The GRE score requirements vary between programs & universities. However a good GRE score is anything that is above the average in your field of interests.

# Average GRE scores of Pakistani Students

Average GRE scores of Pakistani Students were 147 for verbal, 153 for quantitative & 3.4 on the AWA. More than 2200 students took the GRE test in Pakistan.

# What is a good GRE score for Harvard University?

Each year applicants from around the world & Pakistan dream to go to Harvard. The average GRE score requirement varies from school to school within Harvard.

# Number of Statistics Questions Increasing on the GRE?

GRE is emphasizing a lot more on statistics than ever before. Therefore expect to see a lot of stats questions on the test day.

# How Many Probability Questions will I Get on the GRE?

Probability is the only topic that all students are frightened of. But how many probability questions do you get on the GRE? Let’s discuss how many!.

# How important is the GRE for graduate school?

Many GRE students in Pakistan ask me about the importance of GRE in getting admissions to graduate programs. Lets see what the experts have to say about it.

# Book Review of McGraw-Hill’s Conquering the New GRE Math

McGraw Hill “Conquering the New GRE Math” has completely misunderstood the difficulty level of the GRE test and written a very superficial book.

# McGraw-Hill’s GRE, 2013 Edition Book Review

Being a GRE tutor in Lahore I read all the books for the GRE that are available. Unfortunately McGraw-Hill is one of those that have not impressed me at all.

# Review of 1,014 GRE Practice Questions, 3rd Edition – Princeton Review

The Princeton review is a big name in test preparation. This review critically examines their book called 1,014 GRE Practice Questions 3rd edition.

# Cracking the GRE 2013 – Princeton Review – Book Review

The Princeton review is one of the most popular books for GRE preparation in Pakistan. But is it really worth all the hype? Lets discuss this question in detail.

# Review of the GRE Big Book by ETS

Many GRE students argue that it is pertinent to use the big book for GRE prep. Lets discuss this notion by putting up a review of the GRE big book by ETS!