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So, you’ve decided to take on the GRE and, for whatever reason, you’ve got just one month to get yourself prepped and ready. No sweat, we’ve got your back! In this blog, we’re going to lay out a study plan to whip you into GRE shape in just 30 days. No fancy jargon, no unnecessary fluff—just the straight-up essentials to prepare for GRE in one month. And hey, stick around till the end because we have a free 1-Month GRE Study Plan PDF waiting for you! Let’s dive in and make this month count!

Watch: How Eva Gupta prepared for GRE in a month!

Full Disclosure: Eva studies at Columbia University now.

In this blog:

  1. How to prepare for GRE Verbal in 1 month?
  2. How to prepare for GRE Quant in 1 month (PDF)?
  3. How to prepare for GRE Analytical Writing in 1 month?

How to prepare for GRE Verbal in 1 month? 

Here is a concise and effective plan to prepare for GRE Verbal in 1 month and it’s time we break it down step by step.

STEP 1: Learn the Basics

  • Understand the nature and pattern of the GRE Exam
  • Learn the Approach to different types of questions: Text completion, Sentence Equivalence, Reading comprehension, and Critical Reasoning
  • Learn Tips and Strategies for the AWA Issue section
  • Utilise Jamboree’s Vocabulary App “Simplified GRE” for Vocabulary building: Learn, Revise, and Quiz

STEP 2: Progress to Mastering Nuanced Techniques

  • Practice the basic approach on easy and medium questions
  • Understand and Learn approaches to different subtypes of questions in Reading Comprehension
  • Take a Timed Verbal Test to check progress
  • Download and study ETS’ AWA Pool for Issue topics
  • Write and review a few AWA essays
  • Use Jamboree’s Vocabulary App for Vocabulary building: Learn, Revise, and Quiz

Note: Make a habit of studying for 2-3 hours at a stretch.

STEP 3: Refine the Approach and Time Management

  • Start timed practice of harder questions for accuracy and time management
  • Take another Sectional Mock to gauge improvement
  • Create error logs for identifying concepts and sub-types to practice more
  • Continue the timed practice of AWA essays from the ETS pool
  • Use Jamboree’s Vocabulary App for Vocabulary building: Learn, Revise, and Quiz

STEP 4: Build Accuracy

  • Develop concept-wise accuracy with Reading Comprehension, Sentence completion, and Critical Reasoning Tests
  • Continue Timed Practice of AWA essays
  • Use Jamboree’s Vocabulary App for Vocabulary building: Learn, Revise, and Quiz

STEP 5: Build Section-wise Accuracy

  • Write Verbal Tests to build accuracy for the entire Verbal section
  • Write a few AWA tests
  • Maintain error logs and Revise concepts based on performance
  • Use Jamboree’s Vocabulary App to Revise Vocabulary

STEP 6: Full-Length Tests

  • Write a few full-length mocks, including AWA, Verbal, and Quant sections
  • Maintain error logs and Revise concepts based on performance
  • Continue using Jamboree’s Vocabulary App to Revise Vocabulary

How to prepare for GRE Quant in 1 month (PDF)?

Follow our carefully curated steps below to prepare GRE Quant in 1-month.

STEP 1: Learn the Basics

  • Understand the format and structure of the GRE Quantitative section
  • Review fundamental mathematical concepts: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation
  • Familiarize yourself with the different types of Quantitative questions
  • Explore and practice using essential GRE math formulas
  • Utilise GRE prep materials and textbooks for foundational learning

STEP 2: Practice Basic and Intermediate Problems

  • Begin with solving easy-level Quantitative problems
  • Progress to medium-level problems as you gain confidence
  • Focus on specific question types: quantitative comparison, data interpretation, and problem-solving
  • Take a Timed Quantitative Test to assess your progress
  • Review and understand solutions for incorrect answers

STEP 3: Learn Advanced Concepts

  • Dive deeper into advanced mathematical concepts, including algebra, geometry, and probability
  • Master techniques for tackling complex Quantitative problems
  • Explore advanced GRE math formulas and their applications
  • Solve challenging problems to enhance problem-solving skills
  • Take a Timed Quantitative Test to gauge improvement

Suggested Read: Hardest GRE Quantitative Practice Questions with Solutions

STEP 4: Refine Time Management and Error Analysis

  • Practice timed sets of problems to improve time management skills
  • Analyse errors and create an error log to identify weak areas
  • Focus on specific question types or topics where errors are prevalent
  • Take a Sectional Mock Test to assess the overall quantitative performance
  • Review and understand solutions for incorrect answers

STEP 5: Build Conceptual Accuracy

  • Write comprehensive tests covering a range of quantitative concepts
  • Focus on accuracy by reviewing and revisiting challenging topics
  • Use a variety of GRE math practice resources to reinforce learning
  • Continue refining time management strategies in a timed setting

STEP 6: Full-Length Tests

  • Take several full-length GRE practice tests, including all sections (Verbal, Quant, and AWA)
  • Analyze performance in each section and maintain an error log
  • Review and revise concepts based on test performance
  • Continue practising with a focus on time management
  • Utilise GRE prep resources for additional practice problems and strategies


Download the 1-month GRE Study Plan PDF for free, we hope it helps!

How to prepare for GRE Analytical Writing in 1 month?

The GRE has gone through some significant changes but there is a silver lining! Now that the new GRE Analytical Writing section has one less task, you will only have to prepare for the Analyze an Issue task and here’s how to –

STEP 1: Understand the Task

  •  Familiarise yourself with the structure of the Analytical Writing section
  •  Understand the specific requirements of the “Analyze an Issue” task
  •  Review sample GRE Issue prompts to grasp the range of topics
  •  Analyse sample essays to identify effective writing strategies

STEP 2: Develop a Template and Structure

  •  Create a template for organising your “Analyse an Issue” essay.
  •  Practice outlining essays with clear introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions.
  •  Develop a strategy for addressing both sides of the given issue.
  •  Work on crafting strong thesis statements that reflect your position on the issue.

STEP 3: Build a Bank of Examples and Ideas

  •  Compile a list of examples and ideas that can be used to support various positions
  •  Organise examples based on different categories (historical, scientific, cultural, etc.)
  •  Practice integrating examples seamlessly into your essay
  •  Aim for a diverse range of examples to demonstrate flexibility in thinking

STEP 4: Practice Writing Essays

  •  Begin with untimed practice essays to focus on content and structure
  •  Gradually move to timed essays to simulate test conditions
  •  Review and self-assess your essays using GRE rubrics
  •  Identify areas for improvement, especially in terms of clarity and coherence

Suggested: Writing a Winning GRE AWA Essay: Tips, Samples, and Scoring Criteria

STEP 5: Seek Feedback and Review

  •  Share your essays with peers or mentors for constructive feedback
  •  Pay attention to feedback on argument strength, organization, and language use
  •  Revise essays based on feedback and continue practising
  •  Review sample high-scoring essays to understand successful strategies

STEP 6: Timed Practice and Revision

  •  Focus on timed practice to improve efficiency and time management
  •  Identify common errors or weaknesses in your timed essays
  •  Revise and refine your approach based on timed practice
  •  Take full-length practice tests, including the Analytical Writing section

STEP 7: Final Review and Confidence Building

  •  Review the GRE Issue Task scoring criteria to understand the evaluation process
  •  Fine-tune your writing style, ensuring clarity and coherence
  •  Build confidence through consistent practice and successful revisions
  •  Remind yourself of key strategies before the actual exam

Jeevanjot scored a 340/340 in just 5-week training. Iva Gupta made it to Columbia University with a GRE score of 310. Amritanshu Rana got into the University of Pennsylvania without a GRE score. So, if all this seems too much, take a deep breath. Jamboree’s 30-year existence is filled with stories like these. Sign up to talk to our GRE expert on how to prepare for GRE in 1 month and get started.

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