What is the main difference between GRE and GMAT Tests

   Asked by Peter   a year ago

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Answered a year ago

More than half a million people take GRE tests worldwide annually, and this is by far the most widely accepted graduate school test in the world. GRE can be used to apply for Masters in Engineering, PHD and MBAs. On the other hand, GMAT is a standard exam that has been the main business school admission test for the past 50+ years. Looking at the MBA admission requirements of top business schools such as Harvard, Kellog, Wharton, MIT Sloan, they all accept both GRE and GMAT. This is good news for those who are applying to both business schools and other graduate programs. Several people ask is there major difference in contents of both tests. While the problem types are different, however the math content and concepts are on the test are same (Algebra, arithmetic, geometry, and data analysis) The verbal section is where the big differences are seen. While both tests cover reading comprehensions, the other verbal contents are different. GMAT’s verbal section focuses more on grammar and logic, where GREs focuses on vocabulary. Which test to take is a personal preference, if you are strong in grammar then GMAT might be a good option. How to decide which test should I take, well neither test is easier, however you have the option to use calculator in quant section of GRE. In the end, either test could be the right choice, depending on your educational plans and educational background.