Well congratulations on messing it up the first time. If you are reading this further, it means you are willing to move on, push yourself and strive hard for a better score next time. Let’s be honest about it, GRE is not a formula centric test or for that matter a traditional calculations intensive test. GRE is a test of Reasoning. The very purpose of GRE is to filter out candidates from the hordes of applications based on their reasoning ability. Whether GRE does a fair job at assessing reasoning skills or not is a conversation for a lousy weekend. For now, let’s focus on how to get the best score possible based on your ability.

First things first, if you have just taken the test and feel the need to take it again: you need to sit down, turn off any distractions possible and revisit the test day. It’s really important for you to understand what went wrong in the test. Was it anxiety? Was it that you spent more time on a single question and couldn’t manage time later? Whatever it is, jot it down. Not for anyone else, but for yourself so as to understand your weakness and take as much as possible care next time. Below is a checklist for a much improved retake:

  • Take a break, yes, I mean it. Even for a day or two. But, be totally OFF GRE. It’s much needed and makes a huge difference.
  • In 2 weeks you should get your GRE diagnostic results. Constantly keep on checking your ETS account for the diagnostic report. Follow the instructions in video which is linked below for extracting and analyzing the best possible information from your GRE diagnostic report.

GRE Anannt Diagnostic Analysis
  • Generate your GRE Diagnostic analysis here: GRE Diagnostic
  • Understand your error pattern and MTF (mean time of failure). Scoring better in GRE is all about being a good test-taker. You may have a long way to go but luckily for you, structured practice is sure to deliver drastic improvement!
  • Work on your strengths and make them stronger.
  • You are not taking GRE to impress anyone, so if you are bad at a particular topic and it’s not very important in GRE- leave it. You have to be more structured and organized in your next test.

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P.S: don’t forget to attach your diagnostic analysis link ☺