How can I start my preparation for GRE and IELTS?

Hello sir.... Myself karthik. I jst completed my 10+2. In November month my engineering starts I want to pursue my MS-cyber security in foreign . From first day only i want to focus on abroad exams gmat,gre,and other language exams how can i start my preparation

Asked by Karthik over 1 year ago

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Kimaya Nigam

Kimaya Nigam

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : USA

Here are some tips for your test preparation:

Take a lot of practise exams before the final exam. You should be familiar with the format and pattern of the test to prevent any misunderstandings or delays.


Keep an eye on the time restriction for each section. You must effectively manage your time as you tackle each segment to prevent missing any questions.


the best books that you can look into for your IELTS preparation:


1.The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS

Pros - 

Help you prepare for all the sections of the IELTS exam.

Includes a DVD with listening and speaking tests

Cons - 

Better for getting to know the exam format and structure rather than learning new things.



2. Barron’s IELTS Superpack

Pros - 

Comes with two practice exams and 2 audio CDs

Very comprehensive

Con - 

Not designed for absolute beginners



3. Simone Braverman’s Target Band 7

Pros - 

It’s clear and easy-to-read

Written by someone who has taken the IELTS tests themselves

Con - 

Some of the sample tests don’t have answers


You can also get IELTS test prep tips, tricks and FREE resources curated by Study Abroad Experts and top school alumni to ace your IELTS. 


Apart from IELTS, here are some Best GRE Books to Score 320+


1. Kaplan GRE Prep Plus 2022


Comes with lots of online supplementary materials.

Two full-length practice tests

The online practice tests are similar to the official computer-based GRE test.

Gives techniques in approaching difficult questions


Recent editions have fewer online materials.



2. Manhattan 5lb. Book GRE Practice Problems


Includes 1,800+ practice problems.

Comes with online learning modules

Perfect for daily practice and preparation.


No indication of question difficulty


3. ETS GRE Prep Book: The Official Guide


Has the most authentic questions

Comes with the GRE PowerPrep software from ETS

Two online GRE practice tests are computer-adaptive


The 3rd edition is almost identical to the 2nd edition.

Doesn’t provide many test-taking strategies


Let me know if you need any other information or assistance is required from my end.


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