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Revised GRE vs. GMAT for MBA??

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Re: Revised GRE vs. GMAT for MBA?? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2011, 08:02
You are not mistaken. Some of the best programs are now accepting revised GRE scores for MBA programs.

That's my blog post you linked. Thanks. For those of you too lazy to click, I decided to check out the new test (it's 50% off at the moment and that deal continues through the end of September). In my opinion the test is a lot easier than the GMAT. I managed a 770 on the GMAT in my first attempt, but I was really pressed for time and I remember making quite a few educated guessed. I finished all the Quant sections of the revised GRE with more than 10 minutes to spare, and the Verbal sections with at least 5 minutes to spare. On top of that the questions were easier, and the Verbal is no longer a ridiculously random test of your vocabulary.

If I were applying, I'd definitely pick the GRE over GMAT if it were possible.
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Re: Revised GRE vs. GMAT for MBA?? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2011, 10:30
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You are not mistaken. Some of the best programs are now accepting revised GRE scores for MBA programs.

That's my blog post you linked. Thanks. For those of you too lazy to click, I decided to check out the new test (it's 50% off at the moment and that deal continues through the end of September). In my opinion the test is a lot easier than the GMAT. I managed a 770 on the GMAT in my first attempt, but I was really pressed for time and I remember making quite a few educated guessed. I finished all the Quant sections of the revised GRE with more than 10 minutes to spare, and the Verbal sections with at least 5 minutes to spare. On top of that the questions were easier, and the Verbal is no longer a ridiculously random test of your vocabulary.

If I were applying, I'd definitely pick the GRE over GMAT if it were possible.


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Re: Revised GRE vs. GMAT for MBA?? [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2011, 19:19
Seriously? I really doubt. GMAT sets one up for the MBA, which, I believe, mandates one to have good analytical skills accompanied with good critical thinking and good hold on written English to start with.

GRE does not focus on critical aspects of the test, and, moreover, focuses too much on unnecessary vocab testing. I am not denying that GRE is a good indicator of "basic" English knowledge and "basic" analytical skills. Nonetheless, for streams such as engineering, science, humanities and so-on, GRE still suffices the need.

However, GMAT, to start-with, is "meant" to be an IQ test, although it is flawed heavily and can be beaten with an average, even perhaps below average, IQ. Nonetheless, GMAT still gives MBA schools a good indicator of the level of the necessary skills needed for business administration in general.

Even if these MBA schools start accepting GRE, I will not be surprised if they are heavily biased towards GMAT. Case in point, they might "subconsciously" rate GMAT over GRE while reviewing ones application. Anyhow, that's my "philosophy"; I am sure Admin Reps know more than me :-)
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