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How to score 320 in GRE?


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Here is my GRE Story:


I am an Indian student and sharing my GRE journey.


My scores are 320 (169 Q and 151 V).


Duration: 2 months


Though these scores are not fetching me admits in my dream business schools but sharing my GRE story - hoping to be helpful to some of you.


For Verbal


Barrons 800 Words


Magoosh Common +Basic and all mocks- I dint practice RC though. But I would solve questions on Magoosh and 5LB for SE and TC. 


Two things I would like to share:


1.  Fear To tackle verbal: I am always scared to tackle verbal, I perform well at home but at real exam I suck. Not sure about the reason, I just give up. But before the exam, I saw a video on fear...It was rightly told that fear is something that does not exist and is only because you overthink. So when it does not exist you cannot remove it but rather laugh at it, because you are afraid something that does not exist. So be peaceful, when you get nervous or scared during exam just laugh at yourself- how can you remove something that does not exist.


2. Another thing is this exam is right to hold your feet on the ground. So when you feel you are naswering right or you get excited, you hit a bump. It hits on your head and because of your excitement or ego, you don't wanna let it go. You spend more than 2 mins or so and get nervous for the rest and screw up.  So time your questions. Divide the time schedule like 9 questions in 14 mins. Then recheck the clock. It's like you need to have that pace and rush. So during practice implement it. Not during first practice but yes after 3 weeks of practice. make sure you solve in 1 minute or skip it.Take guess move o n.Make it a habit but remember only if you scoring 60% on your practice implement it.


For Quant


Quant has been strength always. But you have to make sure to be careful. Like above be careful, there can be a bump anytime anywhere.


I practiced 5lb not of much help because they were easy. You can also try magoosh.


I am not the right guy to suggest for quant, but you have to be active on all groups solve only gre questions and think and spend time on questions. Dont blindly jump to solving. When the question is given spend 20 secs and try to understand the trick. I am sure many of them jump to solving without thinking.


Another most important GRE QUESTION IS MEANT TO BE SOLVED IN UNDER 2 MINS. DONT EXPECT QUESTIONS CAN BE LONGER THAN 3 MINS. YOUR APPROACH IS WRONG OR YOU DINT UNDERSTAND MEANING.


For DI , mostly 1 or 2 questions are puzzling in words. So when you approach DI, understand the pattern- he will ask you two types


1.) Calculations are on LHS and RHS. 


which means you have to note down the values correctly on LHS (STAY CONCENTRATED and NOTE DOWN correctly ...read and note down, don't do both at once. Understand carefully first read, understand and write down and solve...then solve on left...Don't do simultaneously...All understand word problems correctly)


2.) Calculations only on RHS.


Sometimes you will be doubtful how can the calculations be so easy. It is possible. Easy calculations on one side only.


On extra section


On quant when I got my first section, It was very tough. I was shocked. The calculations were very tough. Lengthy and crazy. Questions were typically worded. I realized that these questions are from extra section - so I relaxed my self, guessed and moved on.


So try to use this correctly.


TRY TO UNDERSTAND GRE QUESTIONS PATTERNS CORRECTLY.


Good luck guys