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GRE to GMAT Score Conversion

This post was updated in August 2017 to reflect the most recent data available.

Have you just taken the GRE and do you wonder what you would get on the GMAT? Did you apply to a b-school with a GRE score and do you want to see how you stack up against the GMAT competition? In both cases, you will definitely want to know the GRE to GMAT score conversion. Check the chart below when weighing GRE scores vs. GMAT scores.

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GRE to GMAT Conversion Chart

GREVerbal130132134136138140142144146148150
Quant GMAT
130200200200200200200210220230250260
132200200200200200220230240250270280
134200200200210220240250260270290300
136200210220230240260270280300310320
138220230240250270280290300320330340
140240250260270290300310330340350360
142260270280300310320330350360370390
144280290300320330340360370380390410
146300310330340350360380390400420430
148320330350360370390400410420440450
150340360370380390410420430440460470
152360380390400410430440450470480490
154390400410420440450460470490500510
156410420430440460470480500510520530
158430440450470480490500520530540560
160450460470490500510530540550560580
162470480500510520530550560570580600
164490500520530540560570580590610620
166510530540550560580590600610630640
168530550560570580600610620640650660
170560570580590610620630640660670680

 

GREVerbal152154156158160162164166168170
Quant
130270280300310320330350360370390
132290300320330340360370380390410
134310330340350360380390400420430
136330350360370390400410420440450
138360370380390410420430440460470
140380390400420430440450470480490
142400410420440450460470490500510
144420430440460470480500510520530
146440450470480490500520530540560
148460470490500510530540550560580
150480500510520530550560570590600
152500520530540560570580590610620
154530540550560580590600610630640
156550560570590600610620640650660
158570580590610620630640660670680
160590600610630640650670680690700
162610620640650660670690700710730
164630640660670680700710720730750
166650670680690700720730740760770
168670690700710730740750760780790
170700710720730750760770780800800

This information is drawn from here. Your GRE verbal scores run across the top, and the GRE quantitative scores are down the left-hand side.

Some might quip that comparing GRE and GMAT scores is like comparing apples and oranges. Is a perfect GMAT score equivalent to a perfect GRE score? Isn’t the math section on the GMAT more difficult than the one on the GRE? Though such questions do show that the comparison is not perfect—perhaps an oranges to tangerines one—this is still a “close-enough” approximation. Another way to compare is to check your GRE score percentiles against GMAT score percentiles.

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Apples to Oranges

For those who just took the GRE and are considering taking the GMAT, or vice versa, figuring out exactly how you’ll do on one test can be very difficult. To confound our attempts at conversion even more is the fact that not all of us have the same skill set.

For instance, you may be strong at vocabulary, but not so strong at grammar. This imbalance will work against you on the GMAT. Likewise, you might have scored 90% on the GRE quant, but since the quant competition for the GMAT is much stiffer you will in likelihood not score 90% on the GMAT quant section.

Business schools know very well about the asymmetries cited above. Perhaps, some schools even have a GRE quant to GMAT quant convertor—though I think only the quant heavy programs would really do such a thing. It could very well be that most b-schools don’t convert the scores between the two tests. In fact, I’m almost certain that neither verbal section is granted more weight. The difficulty between the GMAT and GRE verbal section is more of a subjective thing.

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GRE to GMAT Conversion Chart: Verbal and Quant

With that in mind, you may want to take a look at your scores in each section separately. Admissions committees will look at scores heavily weighted towards either Verbal or Quant differently, so it can be important to compare your GRE scores to your projected GMAT scores individually.

Verbal Score Conversion

GRE Verbal ScoreGMAT Verbal Score (Predicted)
1309
13110
13211
13312
13413
13514
13615
13715
13816
13917
14018
14119
14220
14321
14422
14523
14624
14725
14825
14926
15027
15128
15229
15330
15431
15532
15633
15734
15835
15935
16036
16137
16238
16339
16440
16541
16642
16743
16844
16945
17046

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Quant Score Conversion

GRE Quant ScoreGMAT Quant Score (Predicted)
1303
1314
1326
1337
1348
1359
13611
13712
13813
13914
14016
14117
14218
14319
14421
14522
14623
14724
14826
14927
15028
15129
15231
15332
15433
15534
15636
15737
15838
15939
16041
16142
16243
16344
16445
16547
16648
16749
16850
16952
17053

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Takeaway

While there are many confounding factors when converting GMAT scores to GRE scores, or vice versa, using the percentile ranking will give you a rough idea of how you would do on both exams. Remember that these tests aren’t necessarily some kind of IQ correlation. There is no hard and fast conversion of your average GMAT score. 🙂 For more information on the GMAT vs. the GRE as well as a broader GMAT test overview, check out our Hassle-Free Guide!

 

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10 Responses to GRE to GMAT Score Conversion

  1. Ravtej September 5, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    I scored 291 on the GRE and I need to score atleast 310 to get my score to 600 on the GMAT after Conversion. Please help me regarding the same.. My GRE is Scheduled for November 5th.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

      Boosting your score b y 19 points in two months is an ambitious goal. But it’s also definitely possible. How to do it depends on your own strengths, weaknesses, and study schedule. My advice is to carefully assess where you are doing the best and worst on the GRE, in terms of sections, question types, type of academic content, skills, strategies, and so on. Then build on your strengths while working on your weaknesses. And make sure you have a specific study schedule, so you get a steady, ongoing amount of study time.

      Magoosh can give you even more specific and detailed advice via email with a Maogosh GRE Premium subscription. If you decide to renew your subscription (I see you had a subscription before), don’t be shy about contacting Magoosh Student Help for further advice and guidance. 🙂

  2. Ishan July 14, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    I took a cold test for GMAT from the official website to analyse where I stand at the beginning of my preparation. I scored 570 in it, 44 in quants and 25 in verbal which is very disappointing. I am planning to take GMAT after 70 days. How much improvement in scores can be expected if I join Magoosh?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 17, 2018 at 11:03 am #

      Hi Ishan,

      I wouldn’t necessarily call a 570 a disappointing score if you took a “cold” test! The GMAT is a difficult test and it requires some specialized strategies and methods, so you can’t expect a high score if you take the test without preparation 🙂 As for how much improvement you can make–that really depends on you! It’s difficult to determine score potential from just one practice test, but you are off to a good start. If you work through one of our study schedules, everything you need for an elite score will pass before your eyes. How well you do depends on your effort, concentration, ability to remember and ability to put your learning into practice on test day. These are all things that we discuss in our study schedules, and they are skills that you work on through the duration of your studies. I know this isn’t an exact answer to your question, but I hope it helps a little 🙂

  3. MJ January 5, 2018 at 5:47 am #

    Why is the writing portion of the GRE not accounted for in the GMAT conversion? I scored well in writing portion, good in the verbal, and I need to improve in the quantitative. Using the conversion chart I have a good enough score to make the program’s minimum required score, but that score doesn’t account for the writing, which was my highest percentile (85%).

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi MJ,

      The AWA is not part of the composite score for either the GRE or GMAT, and it is usually not the part that students are the most concerned with. They are both scored 0 to 6 in half-point intervals, though, and can be considered more or less comparable. 🙂

  4. Shilpa January 8, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    Hello..I scored 490 on the gmat for the second time.(Q39 and V 21).
    I am thinking to appear to appear for the GRE test now after preparing for the same.I am upset with the score because I used to score around 600’s in the mocks.What is your opinion?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      Hi Shilpa,

      It’s difficult to say exactly what happened. However, the most important thing to do after taking a test and not getting the score you wanted is to take some time and reflect on your studies and performance. What practice tests gave you those 600 scores, and are they high quality? Did you feel very stressed during the test? Was there something uncomfortable or distracting in the test environment? Were you able to implement good pacing and other test-taking strategies? Were their questions that you hadn’t practice or weren’t familiar with? Thinking about your performance and why you may have gotten an unexpectedly low score can help you to move forward and avoid the same issues in the future!

      The decision of whether or not to retake is a difficult one, and we can provide you with some guidance to help you out. You might find these blog posts especially helpful:
      Should I Retake the GMAT?
      How to Study for a GMAT Retake.

      Finally, have you considered Magoosh? Our comprehensive GMAT course will prepare you for the GMAT with video lessons, over 1100 practice questions and support from expert tutors. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if Magoosh will work for you 🙂

  5. MK January 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    I scored 282 in total on GRE. 138 Verbal and 144 Quantitative. What will be my score and percentile on GMAT? Also what is my score on GRE old scoring system?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

      Hi MK,

      It’s hard to say exactly what these conversions will be perfectly. For the GMAT, your score would be approximately 330, which is approximately the 5 percentile. I would recommend that you take some time to prepare for a retake, and with some dedication, I’m sure you’ll be able to realize some improvement! Best of luck! 🙂


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