Today, I will review another Top GRE test prep book – Nova GRE Math Prep Course.

If you need to improve your GRE Math score, seriously buy this book. Entire 528 pages in this book is filled with GRE Math questions, strategies and study plan.

Note – This book is updated for Revised GRE.

About the Book

  • Perfect Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Press (Sep 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889057592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889057590

Table of Contents

  1. Orientation
  2. Part One : Math
  3. Part Two: Summary of Math Properties
  4. Part Three: Diagnostic /Review Test

Part One: Math

GRE math section includes about 500 pages of GRE Math problems and strategies. Math section is further divided into sections (to name a few)

  • Substitution
  • Defined Functions,
  • Number theory,
  • Hard Quantitative comparisons,
  • Percents
  • Word Problems
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Functions
  • Permutations and Combination

This book has additional section (Permutations and Combination) which is not included in Nova GRE Prep Course with Software, which is about 40 pages of additional problems.

Each section in GRE Math Prep Course is further divided into 4 categories based on problem difficulty

  1. Easy
  2. Medium
  3. Hard
  4. Very Hard

So, if you look under any section, you will see strategies for each layer of difficulty and practice questions with answers (in detail). If you want to improve your score, you should be able to solve all the hard and very hard problems.


I strongly recommend  GRE Math Prep Course (Nova’s GRE Prep Course). But, if you have GRE Nova Math Prep course with software, I don’t think you have to buy this book just for one additional section. If you have other books for GRE Verbal section, general GRE test prep and need to improve your GRE math score, then BUY this book.

  • Buy Rating – 10 out of 10;
  • Impact – High Math score;
  • Strategies Score-  9.5/10;
  • Number of practice questions: 10/10;

For instance, if you are consistently scoring 700 to 750 in GRE quantitative section, then most likely Nova’s GRE Math Prep Course  will boost your scores to above average GRE score with practice and good GRE study plan.

  • MAnan Lalaji

    I have the old GRE BIBLE published in 2008..
    how is it compared to the new course?
    To get an excellent score, what would I add to my preparation alongwith the GRE Bible(2008 version)

  • Pooja

    I really want to buy this book.

    Is this the latest edition for the GRE Revised test takers or should we buy another book?
    Or do we wait for the new Nova’s Math Prep book to come out for the students taking GRE in the new pattern?

    Please help.

  • Shekar

    I have doubt that How helpful are these Prep Course books in reflecting the questions appearing in the actual GRE exams. Cause for instance the QUANT problems in these books seem really easy and I am wondering if similar problems will be asked in the actual GRE cause in that phew Am I relieved cause I am sure to score 700+ in that case.

    Anyhow can somebody suggest books which will really be helpfu in facing the tougher Quant questions?


  • rea

    But, it lacks data interpretation strategy and practice. I suggest that for only data interpretation chapter follow Nova GMAT math bible. It will help.

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  • Pasta_lover

    Hi, HSB. I do have Nova’s GRE Math Bible. Does Nova’s GRE Math Prep Course have the same content as the Math Bible? I understand that the Math Bible is an earlier edition so I am wondering if there are additional exercises and info on the Math Prep Course.

    Please do let me know. :)

    Thank you very much :)

    • rahul

      Both are same.