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Unfortunately in some areas the Pearson VUE does not have testing center for the GMAT, for example in Tajikistan the country that I come from. Knowing the toughness of the GMAT and cost people do not want to travel abroad and take GMAT somewhere in Moscow, Istanbul or Dubai - that is onerous time and cost-wise, believe me. To this end, people take the GRE as it is available alongside TOEFL iBT. This issue is common for many other countries, I actually kindly ask the GMAT guys and Pearson VUE to open a testing center here in Dushanbe, Tajikistan - it will definitely pay off and help the guys like me a big time:-)
I took GRE little less than 5 years back. The score is going to expire in a few months. Considering that I scored 1440 on GRE which equals 720 on GMAT according to the ETS tool; should I apply to B-schools with GRE score or take GMAT now?
What is the acceptance rate of GRE among B-schools?
Pro's: The exam is cheaper. There are far more locations where you can take it. You can decide which scores to show (generally not a big advantage since most bschools USUALLY select the highest score in GMAT) Math is easier
Con's: Verbal is harder You will need to learn a few hundred words to obtain a +150 score on verbal, maybe a thousand for +160 GRE percentiles don't equate to GMAT percentiles. Any school that uses GMAT primarly, will deduct a few points according to this conversion scale _________________
Alejandro LC MMT - EGADE Business School 2013 SM - HEC Paris 2014
I think that the GRE should be taken advantage of by people who struggle with the GMAT quant section. The GRE math section is a cakewalk in comparison
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Today I tried to take GRE test (quant. part only and I found out that I am master in Math , I did the same with GMAT test and I received mediocre score. My weakness is Data sufficiency. The univ. of my choice accept also Gre score. I definitely will do the GRe. GMAT is a horror, especially data sufficiency!!!!