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# GRE vs. GMAT

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01 Mar 2010, 06:57
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With top schools now accepting both GRE and GMAT. I thought this might be a common question.

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17 Mar 2010, 04:24
GMAT is still more popular between MBA programs as well as Students
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17 Mar 2010, 16:47
Sure by far: gre-gets-little-traction-in-bschools-91370.html

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05 May 2010, 06:44
Yes, both have their advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, if you ever decide that you want to go for a master's in an academic field, the GRE is vital. On the other hand, not every business school out there takes a GRE score. However, one part of the article I disagree with is that the GMAT provides more security. The GRE administrators take just as many measures and those of the GMAT to make sure that the person actually taking the test is the person whose name is on the form. Personally, since I don't know exactly where I want to go yet, I plan on taking both.
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06 May 2010, 12:16
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Actually, that's a good thing to mention - the fact that not all business schools accept the GRE score. It might not be time well-spent to study and take a gre practice test when working toward a good GMAT score is time better spent.

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Yes, both have their advantages and disadvantages. On one hand, if you ever decide that you want to go for a master's in an academic field, the GRE is vital. On the other hand, not every business school out there takes a GRE score.

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06 May 2010, 12:57
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Actually, that's a good thing to mention - the fact that not all business schools accept the GRE score. It might not be time well-spent to study and take a gre practice test when working toward a good GMAT score is time better spent.

This. Plus its unclear how GRE performance is evaluated relative to GMAT performance in the eyes of each admissions committee. Do they take them both at face value? Do they map your GRE Q/V/Total percentiles onto the equivalent GMAT scores? Do they weight the splits differently? Is not taking the GMAT or not sending the GMAT score you received a negative, in their eyes? Is sending both scores a negative? Is it a positive?

It adds another variable to the decision equation and creates more uncertainty for future applicants -- something you might not want during a process that many see as already being a bit of a crapshoot for certain profiles.

That said, I took both because I was a dual degree applicant and some of my non-MBA applications required the GRE.
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03 Jul 2010, 06:33
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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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03 Jul 2010, 16:34
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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

Honestly, I didn't find this to be the case, but perhaps that's just me. The GMAT may offer problems that are somewhat more complex, but it also allows test takers 25% more time to solve them. I mean, the material is exactly the same. I suppose if someone prefers the GRE's "Which value is bigger?" to the GMAT's "Which of these things do you need to solve the problem?" he/she might find the GRE more intuitive. But I wouldn't say either is inherently more difficult.

IMO, most MBA applicants should still prepare for the GMAT, unless they have a concrete reason otherwise, such as a plan to apply to a degree program that won't accept it.
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06 Jul 2010, 14:02
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YourDreamTheater wrote:
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

Honestly, I didn't find this to be the case, but perhaps that's just me. The GMAT may offer problems that are somewhat more complex, but it also allows test takers 25% more time to solve them. I mean, the material is exactly the same. I suppose if someone prefers the GRE's "Which value is bigger?" to the GMAT's "Which of these things do you need to solve the problem?" he/she might find the GRE more intuitive. But I wouldn't say either is inherently more difficult.

IMO, most MBA applicants should still prepare for the GMAT, unless they have a concrete reason otherwise, such as a plan to apply to a degree program that won't accept it.

To each their own!
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06 Jul 2010, 14:50
My \$0.02, since this is near and dear to me as a soon-to-be GRE score submitter... The "official" reason that some bschools are taking the GRE is that they want to encourage non-standard applicants (attracted by the lower price of the GRE or the fact that they've already taken it) to apply.

Also, at a Stanford info session I asked about the GMAT vs. GRE and they said "either's fine; we actually think the GRE is harder."

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09 Jul 2010, 12:26
The GMAT is still preferred, but the GRE is becoming more widely accepted.
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14 Jul 2010, 15:02
i took gre
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14 Jul 2010, 17:20
I appeared for GRE 5 years ago and got 1460/1600 with 2 weeks prep approx... i'm finding GMAT much much harder.. sometimes I'm wondering whether I should take the GRE again instead of GMAT but i guess its too late
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17 Jul 2010, 03:43
Thanks for the comparision kit ...
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03 Aug 2010, 21:15
GMAT > GRE
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14 Aug 2010, 05:54
Could anyone recommend a similar forum like gmatclub for the GRE. My brother is interested in completing his GRE and is on the lookout for good forums that he can learn from.
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14 Aug 2010, 06:38
Just search in google for gre forum. There are plenty of good gre forums available!
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30 Aug 2010, 09:58
occamsrazor wrote:
I appeared for GRE 5 years ago and got 1460/1600 with 2 weeks prep approx... i'm finding GMAT much much harder.. sometimes I'm wondering whether I should take the GRE again instead of GMAT but i guess its too late

Wow!! 1460 with 2 weeks is amazing
I guess you have an awesome vocabulory. Most candidates take upto 1.5-2 months to study the Barrons wordlists alone.
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16 Sep 2011, 14:59
Is there any way to compare the GRE verbal score to the GMAT verbal score?
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22 Sep 2011, 09:05
I'm not sure if there was a tool for comparing the verbal scores, but there definitely isn't one at the moment for the revised GRE.
I'm not sure how relevant it would be, but I've taken a crack at the approximate coversions:

 Verbal - GRE Verbal - GMAT 600 37 650 39 700 43 750 47 800 51

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