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A dream score on the GRE for one and all: 330+. A target that might look a little steep, and difficult to achieve, but can be a good goal if you are willing to put in the requisite time and effort. The question that you need to ask is:

Are you ready to become a GRE master in both the Verbal and Math sections? Your GRE score is the key to your application process; do not neglect it.

Remember that, when you apply for the GRE, each college is looking for something specific. A college that is looking for your Quants score will not be over-focused on your Verbal scores. Universities judge you based on your scores that are very subject specific, and for your composite score. Unbalanced GRE scores might not work in your favour. For example, scoring a 170 in verbal, and a 161 in quants represents a skewed performance and showcases a dip in your Quants score below the 85th percentile.

Ofcourse, a perfect score in the Verbal section might not be a very easy task!


Start off with a self-analytical process, which will help you determine which section you need to improve upon. This is the starting point of your success story. Once you have this sorted out, you can work on your Verbal section and your Quantitative section- the key to your GRE score. Depending upon your weakness, time allotment can be done too. Let us take a further look at the key requirements across the sections:

  • Verbal Section:

    The Verbal section demands a rigorous preparation schedule in terms of reading and vocabulary. Both these facets are key determiners of your final performance. In order to improve your repository of words, you would need to spend a specific number of hours per day dedicated to learning words that form a part of your larger picture, the GRE score. Do not try and by heart each and every word, but learn how to use them within a specific context. While this can be one part, ‘reading’ can be another challenge for a lot of students. Learning ‘how to read’ is more important than reading hundreds of passages. The technique of reading will enable you to become an acute reader.

  • Quantitative Section:

    Unlike the Verbal section, the Quants section tests your ability across different topic areas in Math. The GRE is, basically, testing your adroitness in these sections. If your mathematical skills aren’t up to the mark, you would need to spend greater time and effort in understanding these subject areas.

A balanced approach is what is key to your performance. Know how to balance your time and effort in a smart and efficient manner. Over-spending time in one section can be detrimental to your progress. Strengthen your skills across sections only after a thorough analysis of both the sections that are a part of the test. The GRE score is the result of progressive and consistent hard work.

Don’t keep your GRE plans for the last minute, and contact us for any queries that you may have! ALL THE BEST!

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