If it’s the first time you are taking the GRE, we recommend the following
1. Personalize your practice
Take an initial test to evaluate where you stand. You will know the areas that you need to work on. Try to follow a personalized study plan based on your strengths and areas for improvements.
2. Get familiar with the questions
Unless you know the type of questions that come on the GRE, you cannot possibly practice. Get familiar with the question types by picking up a relevant and reliable practice book.
3. Practice a little each day
Don’t get burnt out; however, don’t procrastinate either. The best way to prep is practice each day. Remember it is important to practice on relevant material which will eventually help you get comfortable with all types of questions.
4. Take simulated tests
A standardized test is more a test of endurance than merely content. GRE tests content that you have studied at some point in your life in school. Hence, more than content it tests how good a test taker you are. Make sure you time yourself to get a better feel of what the actual testing experience will be like. Schedule in section stops and breaks just like on test day. You should at least take 5 to 6 simulated tests with adequate sectional practice in between.