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# Should I switch to the GRE?

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13 Apr 2018, 10:15
Hey all,

I've been studying for the GMAT for the past two months and haven't really seen much improvement in my practice test scores. My first practice test, I got an overall score of 540 (32Q, 32V) and after studying for about a month (mostly going through OG questions, Magoosh videos and practice questions, and Manhattan prep books), I got an overall score of 590 (39Q, 32V). I scheduled to take an official GMAT test in less than two months, but now I'm starting to think I will not be able to reach my target score of 700+ in that time frame.

I am currently thinking of applying to dual MBA/Education programs, which all accept both the GMAT and the GRE. The schools I am targetting though typically accept students with GMAT scores above 700, and GRE scores around 159Q and 161V.

I took a practice GRE cold and scored (154Q - 55 Percentile, 156V - 73 percentile). When I compare this to my last GMAT practice (39Q - 37 Percentile, 32V - 66 percentile), I think switching to the GRE might be a good move.

What are your thoughts? Should I continue the GMAT preparation or switch to the GRE? I will be starting a pretty demanding job in August and was hoping to take the test before then.
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Why not ??

If your score is in the high range, I do not see any reason for not taking it. The BS's are not biased like before and take into account the GRE in the same manner.

Your percentile is quite good and the GRE is not by no means a "second choice" test. The era in which the GMAT ruled the land far and wide, probably, is already coming to an end.

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14 Apr 2018, 00:08
mc986 wrote:
Hey all,

I've been studying for the GMAT for the past two months and haven't really seen much improvement in my practice test scores. My first practice test, I got an overall score of 540 (32Q, 32V) and after studying for about a month (mostly going through OG questions, Magoosh videos and practice questions, and Manhattan prep books), I got an overall score of 590 (39Q, 32V). I scheduled to take an official GMAT test in less than two months, but now I'm starting to think I will not be able to reach my target score of 700+ in that time frame.

I am currently thinking of applying to dual MBA/Education programs, which all accept both the GMAT and the GRE. The schools I am targetting though typically accept students with GMAT scores above 700, and GRE scores around 159Q and 161V.

I took a practice GRE cold and scored (154Q - 55 Percentile, 156V - 73 percentile). When I compare this to my last GMAT practice (39Q - 37 Percentile, 32V - 66 percentile), I think switching to the GRE might be a good move.

What are your thoughts? Should I continue the GMAT preparation or switch to the GRE? I will be starting a pretty demanding job in August and was hoping to take the test before then.

Hi,

You can certainly go for GRE as it is been accepted by wide range of colleges now at place of GMAT. GRE is a bit easier than GMAT and you should not waste much of your time with GMAT. Please search your choice of college and know about its average GRE score accepted there.

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Honestly, The fact that GRE is easier than Gmat for me is a legend.

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