I took the GRE test a few days ago, and if you are planning on taking the GRE any time soon, these are a few pointers you might benefit from:
1- Practice at least 5 full length tests.
2- The book I used to prepare for the test was GRE Exam Cram. I found many books, but I liked this one in particular, because it covers almost everything you need to know for the GRE exam. It also has 2 full length exams, and a cheat sheet the summarizes the basics you might need to revise the day of the test. The only problem is that you might find a few errors in quantitative section, If you need help email me and i’ll give you the errors I found. I’m not sure if you will find this book here in saudi but you can get it from amazon.
3- I also used the practice question I found on MyGRETutor.com, and I found them to be really helpful. The questions cover about most of the topics that you might face on the test.
4- Focus on the quantitative if you are planning on a math related college.
5- If the test center is not in your city, then I suggest that you travel to that city a day before your test.
6- Get alot of sleep, the GRE test is very easy!! anyone can get 800/800, but the only problem you will face is the time given for each section. Will be given only 45 minutes to solve 28 math problems.
7- The GRE quantitative section is not about what you know and what you don’t know, but it’s about how fast you can do the math!!
8- You will find the time given for the essays to be more than enough, but you will also find the time given for the verbal and quantitative sections to be a bit tight. If you manage to finish the quantitative section with more than 5 minutes left, then I think that you are either really smart or really dumb.
9-Use the ten minute break given after the second section really wisely. Leave the testing area and go get a drink and rest, because you might need that rest.
If you have any questions just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS There will be significant changes to the GRE test by Fall ’07. One of the best things that they have done, is that the quantitative test is made of two 40-minute sections rather than one 45-minute section.