Is it worth taking the GRE? This question might make you wonder if it is hard or easy to pass the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). How long will it take to study for the exam.

This information is broken down into key points that will help you understand the time it takes to prepare and how this fits into your daily life.

You can confuse your mind by over-studying the GRE or under-studying it. We are here to help.

  • How can you prepare for GRE?

Students can prepare for GRE in a variety of ways.

  1. Self-study is possible. You will need to follow a structured schedule. Only dedicated students can keep the plan in place and overcome the difficulty of the GRE.
  2. Coaching Centres: Students prefer to use coaching centers to help them learn faster and more efficiently. A good coach center can provide the best facilities and experienced faculty to help you reach your goals.
  • What time are you able to spend studying for the GRE exam?

We are trying to show you how to use a structured method to get a target score. This score would require you to work at a reasonable level depending on your abilities.

Never forget that Anything is possible once you set goals and work towards them.

The time it takes to study for the GRE can vary from 5-6 hours per semaine to 2-3 hour per day. This is dependent on how proficient you are in each of the three sections on the GRE.

  • Study structure: How does the study time determine?

  1. What is your target score? What would you answer? Are you looking to score 330+ or just a 310? Is your university required to have a certain score?

    You should do extensive research about each university and the cut-offs before setting your target scores. Your target score should be determined by your university cut-off scores. These scores can usually be found on the admissions requirement page. If you have any questions, email or call the university. GRE scores are just one component of an application set. All aspects are considered holistically. Don't put too much pressure on yourself by focusing on a high GRE score. Let's not get too complicated:

    Quant Cutoff + Verbal Cutoff + AWA Cutting off = TARGETGRE Score.

    A higher score will require you to invest more time in preparation.

  2. GRE Practice Test: You're essentially taking a practice test. Only after you have taken a diagnostic test can you critically assess your weaknesses as a student. This will help you assess your proficiency and form the first part in your 'time-required" analysis. Let's now look at the next formula.

    The Target Score + The Practice Test = Time Taken

  3. How much prep is required These factors will give you an indication of how prepared you are. Let me show you how this works:

    Let's assume that your diagnostic score is 295. You require a target score of 315. This means that your score must be increased by 20 points. You will need to create a plan that focuses on areas where you scored lower. Let's say that you scored 142 in Verbal and made many mistakes in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension sections. To improve your Verbal score, you should focus on the RC Section and learn more about grammar.

    Let's compare the number points to the amount of preparation required.

    • READING COMPREHENSION: Five hours of preparation per point increment
    • SENTENCE COMPLETION: Three hours of preparation per point increment
    • QUANTS. 4-6 Hours of preparation per point in increment

The time required: These two factors will help you determine how much time is needed. Let's take as an example:

  1.  Hours required: After you have reviewed all points above, you'll be able to calculate the hours needed to reach your goal. This means that you will need to spend between 30 and 50 hours studying each of the 10 points. These hours do NOT include any 'practice tests' or'mock exams' you would need.

  2. Hours of input: This depends on whether you're a parent, a working professional, or a student. The hours you have available to help you prepare can vary depending on your situation. An hour might be all that is available for a working professional, while a student or parent can dedicate at most 3 hours per day.

  3. Requirements: Your study material is crucial in helping you to understand concepts. If you do have a tutor you should ensure they are providing the correct guidance. Before you choose a tutor, do your research.

    Don't make the error of "over-studying". Students are often excited about the GRE's prospect and spend more time studying than necessary. Sometimes this can be counterproductive. Your mind is more efficient when you break down information. Your preparation time should be divided equally between the Verbal and Quant sections.

    It is normal for Grasping abilities to vary greatly. It is essential to know how fast you are able to grasp new topics. Your foundation also plays a role in this.

  4. Deadlines and Retakes: You can take the GRE one time every 21 days. However, you should be aware of two things that could lead to miscalculations. Many students don't know the submission deadline and take the test too soon. This is a mistake because if a student fails to perform, there is no time for a retake.

    Jamboree recommends that students take their exam at least 4-5 weeks before the deadline to submit. This allows students time to try again in case of poor scores.

  5. GRE Study Schedules: It is important to plan your GRE study plans in a systematic way. When creating your study schedule, make sure you remember all of the above points. It is essential that you stick to your study schedule in order to achieve your goals.

  • What is the average time it takes to study for GRE?

All the points we have discussed will help you to estimate the time it takes to prepare for the GRE. You can expect to prepare for the GRE in as little as 6 weeks, up to 24 weeks if the mock tests are included.

Jamboree wants to make your preparations easier! All the best!


  • camdynelliott

    Camdyn Elliott is a 35-year-old educational blogger and school teacher. She has been writing about education for nearly a decade, and her work has been featured on sites like The Huffington Post and The New York Times. Camdyn is the founder of the education blog Education Week, and she is also the author of the book "How to Teach Like a Pro: A Guide to Effective Teaching Methods for College and Career Students."

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