GMAT vs. GRE
Read about the GMAT and
GRE to decide which test you need to take.
The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a required part
of the admissions process for most business schools. Business
schools will often state their requirements on the admissions
page of their website. In addition, some graduate finance and
economics programs use the GMAT.
Since 1998, the GMAT has been available
only as a CAT (computer-adaptive test) that adapts to your performance
as you take the test.
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What is the GRE?
GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
The GRE (Graduate Record
Exam) is used by graduate school programs to assess applicants.
Business school and law school applicants generally do not take
the GRE. The GRE comes in several different forms: the subject
tests (such as psychology or computer science) and the GRE General
Exam. Check with the web sites of graduate schools to find out
which tests they require for admissions.
Since 1999, the GRE General
Exam has been available only as a CAT (computer-adaptive test)
that adapts to your performance as you take the test.
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GRE scores vs. GMAT scores
A GRE vs. GMAT score comparison is difficult, but in general
the GMAT is the harder exam. Put side-by-side, the GMAT math
and reading comprehension questions are more difficult for the
comparable skill level. International students may find the GRE
harder because of the vocabulary required. The question of GMAT
or GRE will probably be determined by the requirements of the
graduate programs. Virtually all major business schools require
the GMAT as well as some graduate economics programs. The GRE
is used for non-business related graduate programs.