GMAT vs GRE

GMAT-vs-GRE

Which is the most suitable for you ? What is the process you have to follow.

  • First you identify the program which is the most suitable for you (link)
  • Some schools care more about Quant and others care more about Verbal. Talk to the admissions committee, alumni, and current students.
  • Note that GRE gives two independent  grades for Quant and Verbal and GMAT a whole overall grade; so, if you are particularly good at one of the two parts you can promote that in your application by taking GRE.

In Dia Gerontoudi Prep Center, we help you to score for a better than the average GMAT/GRE score (the records of our students show that) and thus there is the aim to:

  • Improve your odds of acceptance, do better than average.
  • Prep for the GRE/GMAT with your target score in mind
  • Research your GRE / GMAT scores ahead of time, in order to determine what areas to focus on for your prep
  • Help you achieve a strong GRE/GMAT score which is not only one of the most important admissions factors, but also an important tool in securing a strong financial aid package and more opportunities for fellowships

CHOICE ACCORDING TO SKILLS

  • If you have very strong math skills, but feel that your English skills (particularly vocabulary) are weaker, consider taking the GMAT.
  • If you have very strong English skills (particularly if your vocabulary is stronger than your grammar knowledge), but feel less confident in math, consider taking the GRE.
  • If your verbal and math skills are about equal, consider taking the GRE.
  • If you are applying to a program focusing specifically on your Quantitative or Verbal scores (such as Engineering), consider taking the GRE

SIMILARITIES

  • Score validity →5 years
  • Pool of topics disclosed
  • The AWA scores do not affect all other scores
  • You can take the test only once every 16 days for the GMAT and once every 21 days for the GRE (up to 5 times a year)

MAJOR DIFFERENCES

GMATGRE
Computer adaptive (CAT)Section adaptive (SAT)
Critical reasoning questions account for about one third of the GMAT’s verbal questionsThe vocabulary accounts for 50% of the Verbal Reasoning questions)
You take an overall scoreYou take two independent scores
Instructions for the AWA stay the same (essays)Instructions for the AWA vary (essays)
Calculator available ONLY for the IR sectionCalculator available for the Quant Section
YOU CANNOT SKIP QUESTIONS OR GO BACKYOU CAN SKIP questions and move around each section

SCORING, COSTS

GMATGRE
A Quantitative score reported on a 0-60 score scaleA Quantitative score reported on a 130-170 score scale
A Verbal score reported on a 0-60 score scaleA Verbal score reported on a 130-170 score scale
An Analytical Writing score reported on a 1-6 score scaleAn Analytical Writing score reported on a 1-6 score scale
An Integrated Reasoning score on a 1-8 score scale
Cost : $250+VATCost: $190+VAT