GMAT or GRE? The Choice is Yours

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As you start preparing to apply to business school, one of the first questions to consider is which exam you should take: the GMAT or the GRE.  The GMAT has been the exam of choice for MBA programs for years, but recently more and more programs have started accepting the GRE.  Primarily, MBA programs have made the change to attract more applicants – those who have already taken the GRE for another graduate school program, those with “non-traditional” backgrounds who may do better on the GRE, or those in countries where the GRE is more common.

Which Test Should You Take?

The GMAT is typically favored by those with stronger quantitative skills, and the GRE is typically favored by those with stronger verbal skills.  One other thing to consider is that you are not allowed to use a calculator on the Quant section of the GMAT, but one will be provided to you on the Integrated Reasoning section.  

For the GRE, test takers can use a basic calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section for tedious, time-consuming calculations. For business schools that accept the GRE, here’s a list: MBA Programs that Accept the GRE

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