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The Difference between GMAT and GRE

The GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test, as its name suggests, is for admission to management or business school while the GRE or Graduate Record Exam is for graduate school. In other means, GRE is for general graduate school other than business school.

In general, nearly all MBA program requires GMAT score. The PhD program in business school also accepts GRE score for admission though all of them also accept GMAT scores. If you take either of them, you do not need to take another one. However, if you find GRE is more easy for you, you can take it as a replace.

The full score for GRE is 2400, while the full score for GMAT is 800.  Both tests have quantitative section, verbal section, and writing section. The differences between GRE and GMAT are as following table:



Quantitative Section (75 minutes)

Quantitative Section (45 minutes)

  • Word Problems

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Word Problems

  • Quantitative Comparison

Verbal Section (75 minutes)

Verbal Section (30 minutes)

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Sentence Correction

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Analogies

  • Antonyms

  • Sentence Completion

  • Reading Comprehension

Writing Section (30 minutes)

Writing Section (30 minutes)

  • Analysis of Issue

  • Analysis of an Argument

  • Issue

  • Argument


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