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GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 05:25
Hi there!

Schools that I'm targetting are accepting both GMAT and GRE.
Which one should I take considering that Iam French and really bad with all the quantitative stuffs :-)

Any tips are more than welcome!

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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 05:29
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 06:29
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GRE is still testing English vocabulary. So, I would recommend GMAT for non-native English speakers if you don't know thousands of words that you will almost never see in B-school.
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2011, 22:10
Definitely the GMAT....The GRE is the poor cousin in this scenario. Plus, if you are convinced B-school is where you want to be -- then GMAT will give you more options. And -- *some* employers look at your GMAT score -- and a high score gives you a slight edge over your classmates (most of whom will be competing with you for the same jobs).
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 09:28
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GRE is still testing English vocabulary. So, I would recommend GMAT for non-native English speakers if you don't know thousands of words that you will almost never see in B-school.


Does GRE still tests you on too much English vocabulary ? I did saw GRE forum that they have change the format a bit but I guess GMAT still preferable for non-natives :|
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 10:02
The GRE verbal section has changed quite a bit -- now your vocabulary is tested in some given context.

But overall GMAT will be an advantage over the GRE.


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walker wrote:
GRE is still testing English vocabulary. So, I would recommend GMAT for non-native English speakers if you don't know thousands of words that you will almost never see in B-school.


Does GRE still tests you on too much English vocabulary ? I did saw GRE forum that they have change the format a bit but I guess GMAT still preferable for non-natives :|
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2011, 05:09
Many bschools show in their entry requirements just a score about the gre quant part, does it mean that they don't consider at all the verbal part result?
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 12:52
If you are targeting at good MBA programs, they will definitely look at your verbal score. Thus, you will have to do well on verbal as well. The overall GMAT score depends both on Quantitative and Verbal sections.

As far as GRE is concerned, I have heard just a few days ago that some schools that require GRE do not look into verbal section. But just because I heard it does not mean it is accurate. I do not know which schools would require only quant section. Perhaps some MSF programs in Europe. If I were you, I would definitely check out the website of the school you are targeting at.
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2011, 13:00
Check out this link, you can get the idea:

http://testprep.about.com/od/thegretest ... _Score.htm
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Re: GMAT vs GRE for international applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 10:15
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Great articles, and yes - the GRE will test a lot more English vocabulary than GMAT will. If English is your second language, you're much better off with GMAT. Plus, it's generally accepted as more focused for business school purposes.

Read more here: GMAT vs GRE for Business School
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