GMAT vs. GRE: How Are They Different?

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You might have heard that many who take the GRE are also taking the GMAT, or vice versa. You may be wondering which test is easier, or which is better if you plan to get your MBA. If you are wondering exactly what the differences are between the GMAT vs. GRE, then this post should answer all your GMAT and GRE questions.


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What’s the difference between the GRE and the GMAT?

The key to figuring out whether to take the GMAT or GRE lies in understanding the different tests—and then finding out which showcases your skills and meets your needs better.

GRE and GMAT differences appear in almost every aspect of the test. The uses of each test, their cost, their logistics, their structure, and their scoring are all different—we’ll take a closer look below.

Beyond that, there’s no simple answer to: “is GRE harder than GMAT?” Figuring out which is easier, GMAT vs. GRE, may depend on your strengths going into the exams.

So that you can make the right choice for you, let’s take a closer look at the difference between GRE and GMAT exams.


Who Takes the Test

The GRE, offered by the Educational Testing Service, is designed for people applying to graduate school: master’s degrees or business schools. On the other hand, the GMAT, offered by the Graduate Management Admission Council, is exclusively for those applying to business school: MBA applicants.

Because of the difference in the tests’ uses, around 532,000 people take the GRE every year, while fewer than half that number, 225,600, take the GMAT. This makes sense: more people apply to graduate programs in general than business schools specifically.

As you can see, test-takers applying to business schools can take either test—with the caveat that you should always check with the specific schools you’re applying to. At the moment, 1,300+ business programs accept GRE scores, while 7,000+ accept the GMAT.



Within the United States and its territories, the GRE costs $205. The GMAT runs slightly higher, at $250. This rises to $275-300 in parts of North America and Europe.


When, Where, and How

Both tests are offered year-round. If you’re thinking back to your college admissions process and the limited SAT or ACT dates, get that out of your mind! The GRE and GMAT are both offered throughout the year, though you should register early for your preferred test date.

Both exams are given at computer-based test centers around the world. These centers offer secure testing environments.

However, while the GMAT is only ever given on the computer, the GRE offers paper-based tests in some parts of the world where computer-based tests are unavailable. These paper tests are only offered three times a year, unlike the computer-based GRE.

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Test Structure: Sections and Content

The GRE and GMAT differ in both the content and how it’s tested. Here’s an overview of GMAT vs. GRE sections:

Verbal Sections
The GRE tests the following, with a strong emphasis on vocabulary:

  • Sentence Equivalence
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Text Completion

The GMAT tests these areas, with a strong emphasis on grammar:

  • Sentence Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Reasoning

When comparing the GMAT vs. GRE, you’ll notice the format of the questions also varies. The GRE has three types of questions: choose all answers that apply; choose a sentence in the passage; and multiple choice. The GMAT only has one: multiple choice.

The GRE is a computer-adaptive test within the Verbal and Quant sections. So is the GMAT.

The GRE gives two Verbal Reasoning sections of 30 minutes each, while the GMAT gives you one that runs 65 minutes.

Math Sections
The GRE and GMAT both test the same math topics:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Word Problems

They use different formats for Math questions, though. The GRE uses multiple-choice, multiple answers, numeric entry, and quantitative comparisons, while the GMAT uses problem-solving (multiple-choice) and data sufficiency questions.

The key difference? GMAT math is harder than GRE math. This doesn’t have to do with the content tested (as you see above, this is the same), but instead in the way it’s tested.

In addition, you can use a calculator on the GRE. You cannot on the GMAT.

Finally, the GRE gives you two Quantitative Reasoning sections at 35 minutes each, while the GMAT gives one that is 62 minutes long.

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GMAT vs. GRE Timing

The GMAT runs 3 hours and 45 minutes, plus short breaks, while the GMAT takes 3 hours and 7 minutes, plus short breaks. This breaks down like this:

GRE Timing

  • Analytical Writing: 2 x 30 minutes
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 2 x 35 minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning: 2 x 30 minutes
  • Unscored Section: 30-35 minutes
  • Research: 30-35 minutes

GMAT Timing

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: 30 minutes
  • Verbal: 65 minutes
  • Quantitative: 62 minutes
  • Integrated Reasoning: 30 minutes

You’ll notice that the GMAT has an integrated reasoning section, versus the GRE doesn’t—this is another way of testing your quantitative and data analysis skills. If you’re really good at math, or if it’s your weak area, this can make a major difference in determining which test is the better choice for you.


Scoring Scales

The GRE is scored on a scale of 260-340. The GRE is scored from 200-800. Here’s a breakdown of scoring for each test.

GRE Scoring Scale

  • Analytical Writing : 0-6
  • Verbal: 130-170
  • Quantitative: 130-170
  • Total Score (Combined): 260-340

GMAT Scoring Scale

  • Integrated Reasoning: 1-8
  • Analytical Writing: 0-6
  • Verbal: 6-51
  • Quantitative: 6-51
  • Total Score (Combined): 200-800

A high score on the GRE (90th percentile) is 329, while a high score on the GMAT (90th percentile) is 710.
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Which test is easier: GMAT or GRE?

The question of which is easier, GMAT vs. GRE, really depends on you. That is, it depends on who is taking the test and their strengths. For those with strong Quant skills the GRE math will seem easy. The GMAT math is definitely more daunting. So if you struggle with Quant, the GMAT will seem very difficult. On the other hand, it can be a great choice for those with stronger math skills.

Meanwhile, if you struggle with the nuances of vocabulary and style, the GRE verbal section may be very difficult. That is not to say that the GMAT verbal section is easier. But the Sentence Corrections section is more of the science of grammar, and those with logical minds tend to be more adept at quickly sifting through a morass of words to find grammatical errors. The GRE Text Completions and Sentence Equivalence questions, by contrast, are testing the art of word usage, a skill most humanities majors have been honing for years.
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Advantages of the GMAT vs. GRE

So, which test do you need to take for MBA programs? This is the big question lots of business school candidates ask themselves. The two tests have very different pros and cons.

One of the advantages of taking the GMAT is that it’s accepted at every business program: if you haven’t decided where you’re applying yet, taking the GMAT instead of the GRE keeps your options open.

On the other hand, if you know the b-schools you’re applying to, and they all accept both, you’ll need to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Are you super strong in math? The GMAT might be for you. Better at vocab than grammar? The GRE could be the better choice.

The best way to find out which test is more advantageous for you to take is to take a (free) official GRE practice test and an official GMAT test. You can also compare the GMAT score ranges of MBA programs with your achieved score. For the GRE, use these average GRE test scores.

If you score significantly better on one, then the answer is clear. If there isn’t much difference, spend a week getting a feel for each test to see which one suits your skillset better.

Do business schools prefer the GMAT or the GRE?

The GMAT is the standardized test for Business school. Like the GRE, it consists of a Verbal and Quantitative section. Unlike the GRE, the two sections are combined to give a composite score of 800. The GMAT cannot be used in place of the GRE, so unless you are going to business school, do not take the GMAT.

Unlike the GMAT, which is only taken by business school applicants, the GRE is accepted by many types of graduate programs—including accredited business schools and top business schools (ever hear of Stanford or Harvard?). That is not to say all the top business programs accept a GRE score. So when it comes to taking the GMAT vs. GRE for MBA admissions, always check with the business programs’ admissions committees to see which ones accept GRE scores as well as GMAT scores.
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Takeaway: GMAT vs. GRE

Deciding whether the GMAT vs. GRE is the better option involves an honest evaluation of your skills, needs, and weaknesses. The good news is that you’ve already started down the path to figuring out your application process just by reading this post!

Next steps? Try our free GRE diagnostic test and our GMAT diagnostic test to get a better sense of which test is right for you!

No matter whether you decide to take the GMAT or GRE, we’re here to help. Check out Magoosh GRE prep or Magoosh GMAT prep today!

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154 Responses to GMAT vs. GRE: How Are They Different?

  1. Vishal March 30, 2019 at 4:18 am #


    So I am a BBA Hons Student. I had always heard that GMAT’s Quant section was far easier in comparison to GRE’s

    I am not the best when it comes to being able to handle quant questions (especially algebra and geometry)

    Can someone recommend me which one of the two exams should I shoot for?

    P.S. I am planning to pursue MBA

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 31, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

      Hi Vishal!

      All the math concepts tested on the GRE are the same on the GMAT. The word problems on the GRE are similar to the word problems on the GMAT. Also, the GMAT is all multiple choice questions, so you won’t see any numeric entry questions or choose all answers that apply. But, the math on the GMAT tends to be a little more difficult. Also, some of the question types on the GRE, Quantitative Comparison and Data Interpretation, are not on the GMAT, but there are questions that are comparable.

      If you’re worried about the Quant section, then I would maybe recommend the GRE. There’s also no calculator on the GMAT! However, it’s ultimately your decision. 🙂 You should choose the exam that you think you would do the best on!

      • Govind Singh July 15, 2019 at 9:33 am #

        I have completed my graduation in Mechanical Engineering and I’m looking for a business school. so which one is better option GRE or GMAT ?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 16, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

          Hi Govind,

          Many business schools now accept the GRE in addition to the GMAT. 🙂 However, we’re Test Prep Experts, not admissions experts, so I’d recommend directly contacting the schools you’re interested in for their specific requirements.

          With that said, I’m happy to give you some more information on the differences between the GMAT and GRE.

          A large part of the material for both exams overlaps, with some differences:

          1. GMAT has a specific lesson section geared towards Data Sufficiency.
            For the topics that overlap, the GMAT will go into further detail, with lessons that explain more advanced strategies.
            GMAT verbal focuses more on grammar, while GRE verbal focuses more on vocabulary.
            The biggest difference is that GMAT math is generally a bit more difficult than GRE math.
        • Lastly, to sum everything up, here is an infographic about the GMAT vs. GRE debate that we made for our students:

          GRE vs. GMAT Infographic

          • Benjamin Hu October 6, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

            I am 26 a recent undergraduate from University of Michigan- Flint with a double major international business and marketing with concentration in finance and minor in economics. My question is is the GMAT the right test for me to take in order to pursue for graduate school? I am not sure exactly what I should pursue? I want to learn to speak Chinese fluently. Graduate schools I dream of getting accepted into are Stanford, INSEAD, Cal – Berkeley,…etc.. Thank you for your time and help.

            • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
              Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 27, 2020 at 1:56 pm #

              Hi Benjamin,

              Unfortunately, we aren’t the best people to answer this question! I’d recommend researching this question directly on the websites for your dream schools, and getting in touch with admissions counselors for your programs. That will give you more information on what tests they accept. Business schools are increasingly accepting the GRE as well as the GMAT, so if that’s the case for all of your chosen schools, you can decide which test to take based on your relative strengths and weaknesses.

  2. Sooryansh Singh January 20, 2019 at 11:33 pm #

    I am btech student in computer science and want to go Canada to do Msc in Environmental Science. And one more thing I am weak in quants section. And please can you suggest some universities in Canada that offer Msc in Environmental Science. Which test should I take for applying into Msc in Environmental Science?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 24, 2019 at 9:29 am #

      Hi Sooryansh,

      Our expertise is in test prep, not admissions advice, so I’m afraid that we aren’t the best people to answer this question! We do have a post that might be helpful in our TOEFL blog. I recommend that you start with that post and do some research on schools to find one that fits your profile and interests! Good luck 🙂

  3. Rohit Patil December 30, 2018 at 2:13 am #

    hi, i am Rohit, and i am 27 years. i have bachelor degree in mechanical and masters in oil and gas engineering. I have 2 years of experience in mechanical industry also. Is it good time to give GAMT and try to go abroad for business school?

    • David Recine
      David Recine December 31, 2018 at 8:00 am #

      Hi Rohit,

      It might be a good time– certainly some schools would accept you. However, I can also tell you that many B-schools either treat two years of experience as an absolute minimum or require more than two years of experience. My advice is to start investigating the schools you’d be interested in applying to. If you have enough experience for those schools right now, go ahead and start working on your application, GMAT included. Or, if the schools want you to have another year or two of experience, keep working for now.

      In either case, it certainly doesn’t hurt to get familiar with the GMAT sooner rather than later. You could even try taking the GMAT in the near future but applying to B-school later, since GMAT scores don’t expire for 5 years. (Double check your prospective B-schools’ own preferences for GMAT score freshness, of course!)

  4. Viswas September 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    Now im studying btech I would like to do MBA in abroad which exam is more useful to me GRE OR GMAT

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

      Hi Viswas,

      Most business schools accept the GMAT, but some accept both the GMAT and GRE. You should look up the testing requirements for your target schools to determine which test is accepted by the schools you plan to apply to.

  5. Aamir khan August 14, 2018 at 4:37 am #

    Hi there I have completed BBA hons and then MBA in finance total 18 years of education now I want to do PhD in finance. Which one would you recommend for me GRE or GMAT also in GRE there is subject and general which one should I opt.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

      Hi Aamir,

      that’s an impressive resume already! 🙂 So let’s talk about your testing options for leveling up with a doctorate.

      In all honesty, PhD finance program requirements vary a lot from school. To my knowledge, most programs will ask either for the GRE or GMAT; requirements for a GRE subject test are relatively uncommon. To know for sure which test you should take (or whether you should take more than one test), I recommend carefully checking the requirements of the specific programs you’re applying to. Then take the test or tests that give you a chance at your target schools.

  6. Sagnik Saha June 24, 2018 at 2:22 am #

    Hi, Can you please explain me the type of scholarships available for both the exams please? Thanks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

      If you’re asking about scholarships for university that are based on good GRE scores, Magoosh has an article on that here on the blog. Check out Rachel’s article on how to use your GRE scores to get scholarships. Much of the advice in that article also applies to GMAT scholarships, with the exception of scholarships for research. GMAT-based scholarships are generally for tuition only, and do not fund research or fieldwork., If you’re talking about scholarships to subsidize the testing fees for the GRE or GMAT.

      If you’re also wondering about scholarships that can subsidize the registration fees for the test, both the GRE and GMAT have fee waiver programs that can partly or fully subsidize test fees for students. See ETS’s fee waiver page and GMAC’s fee waiver page for more information.

  7. Pragati Upreti December 16, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    Its really great to see you replying to almost all the queries.
    Well,my query is,i am a b tech student in biochemical engineering.
    I am torn between which exam to take.
    Can i not go for GMAT being an engineering graduate?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 16, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Hi Pragati,

      Thanks! We try to respond to as many students as possible 🙂 Usually, the GMAT is only accepted for business schools, while the GRE is a general exam accepted by all disciplines. It’s possible that some biochemical engineering schools accept the GMAT, but I haven’t heard of it. GMAC (the makers of the GMAT) publish a list of the schools that accept the GMAT. You should look up the programs you are interested in to see if they accept the GMAT.I would say that the GRE would be the better choice for you, since almost all graduate schools accept the GRE. If you take the GMAT, you will definitely be limited in what programs you can apply for!

      • Shivam Garg March 5, 2018 at 7:36 am #

        Are GRE scores valid in india? Which all universities in india accept the GRE score?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 5, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

          I did a quick Googling for “universities in India that accept GRE,” and it looks like there are quite a few who do this, including some B-schools. Here is a link to the Google results. As you can see, this is a common and growing practice. So much so, that there may not be any one complete list of Indian GRE-accepting schools. So I recommend you simply check the website or admissions office of any Indian school you’re applying to in order to see if they take the GRE, and what their required scores might be.

  8. Divya K. October 30, 2017 at 11:19 pm #


    I need to apply for the executive mba .The university is allowing both GMAT as well as GRE scores.The last date for registration is 15 jan 2018.So which course I should opt for ,also I am a working professional.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      Hi Divya,

      This answer depends completely on your personal strengths and weaknesses! If you are strong in quant and prefer to learn about grammar and critical reasoning, then the GMAT might be the best test. If you have a strong vocabulary and reading comprehension skill, then the GRE may be best. Both tests have pros and cons depending on your personal strengths. I would recommend that you try a few practice questions for both the GRE and GMAT to get a sense of which might be easier for you.
      You can take our GMAT Diagnostic Test here:
      Our GRE verbal diagnostic test is available here:

      Good luck!

  9. Kam September 12, 2017 at 7:01 am #


    I’m trying to decide between taking the GMAT or the GRE. I reached out to/researched 4 schools I’m interested in and all said they don’t have any preference except for one (my top pick) which said its fine to take GRE but their preference is GMAT. However “they do not make admissions decisions on at all which test you took so it’s really a personal preference.”

    This really confused me because it sounds like they have a preference for GMAT but then said its a personal preference which test to take? It didn’t really help me to make a determination.

    Can you possibly help me to understand this better?


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 12, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

      Hi Kam,

      It sounds like they DO prefer the GMAT but are not allowed to make decisions based on it alone. So you can effectively take either one. I would recommend taking a practice test for both tests to see which one you naturally do better on. This can guide your choice. 🙂

      • Kam September 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

        Thanks for the response! I was leaning toward the GRE but was concerned after their reply that I didn’t have much choice and taking the GRE might put me at a disadvantage compared to other students. They mentioned the integrated reasoning as the reason for the GMAT preference…so I’m not sure how that would affect my application if I don’t have it?

        I’ve taken a GRE practice test and will do one for GMAT (I’ve done some math/verbal practice questions but not a full length test). I found the GMAT math very difficult and not sure I can improve enough on that compared to the GRE. Do you have any suggestions?

        Thanks again

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 17, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

          The math concepts they test (GRE and GMAT) are the same, but the way they ask questions is very different. If you find that the GRE makes more sense than the GMAT does for you, then that is a good indicator you might want to go for the GRE.

  10. Sakshi Arora July 29, 2017 at 5:37 pm #


    I have already done MBA in Finance from India and having 3 years of work experience as Financial Analyst. Now I have moved to USA on dependent visa. Since, I can’t work and our EAD will take another one plus year to come. I don’t want to sit idol and show skill or education gap to the future employers.

    I was planning to do MS but not sure if this is the right education for me! Also, Please suggest if I have to choose GRE or GMAT? I am really not a fan of maths.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 31, 2017 at 10:22 am #

      Hi Sakshi,

      Welcome to the US! I can imagine that it’s frustrating to wait for that paperwork to come through, but there are plenty of ways to stay busy in the meantime! Our expertise is in test prep, not admissions advice, so I can’t give you a perfect answer to all of your questions. However, I can provide some advice based on experience 🙂

      There are a wide variety of MS degrees here, and you’ll have to find one that will work for you! I recommend that you do some good research before committing to any program or path–if you live near a university, you can try to talk to students in the fields you are interested in to see what it’s like and what career path will come from the degree. You can also take community college classes to get a better understanding of the degrees that you are interested in 🙂

      The GMAT is usually used for MBA admission (though some business schools now accept the GRE as well). If you decide to get your MS, you will probably take the GRE, but you will have to check the admissions requirements for your target schools.Each school sets their own requirements. The math section of the GRE is a bit easier than that of the GMAT, so if you have a choice, the GRE could be a good choice for you!

  11. Saeed June 7, 2017 at 7:33 am #

    I want to apply for MBA at Wayne state university
    I have my bachelors in public relations . I am
    Not sure which one would be easier for me to score decent . The university accepts both please tell me asap as I want to apply for fall and have to take the test in this month

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 7, 2017 at 8:24 am #

      Hi Saeed,

      No one can tell you that for sure! It is individual. You should try taking a mock test of each one and see which one yields a better score. That way you can dedicate yourself to the test that best suits your current strengths. 🙂

  12. Sameer Kamath May 22, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    I’m Sameer and i just finished my graduation. I had prepared for my GMAT during my final year but due to the college workload could not prepare very well and hence decided not to give it. I’ve taken a small break and would be interning and studying for my GMAT again. But i just found out that the schools i want to apply to for a MIM( London Business School, HEC Paris, Rotterdam School of Management etc) accept GRE scores too and having prepared for GMAT, GRE prep seems easier. Could you guide me about this dilemma?Thanks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 23, 2017 at 8:57 am #

      Hi Sameer,

      It’s difficult to say with certainty that the GRE is easier than the GMAT. It really depends on your individual strengths and preferences. You already saw some of the pros and cons of both tests in this blog post. An important distinction between these two tests is that the math portion of the GMAT is more difficult than the math portion of the GRE, but it is more difficult to improve on the GRE verbal section as compared with the GMAT verbal section. If you want to compare preparation strategies, you can look at the 3 month study schedule on our GRE and GMAT blogs to see which one seems most reasonable for you! you can also do a few practice problems from both tests to get a sense of what to expect. I hope this helps you to make your decision! 🙂

  13. Sara April 10, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    Hi there. I wrote my gre once and I just prepared for one month and I got 161 in quant and 141 in verbal. And now I want to spend 6 month for preparing. I am confused to choose which one of the exam gre or gmat? I have engineering degree then math is not a big problem for me but being non native to English makes verbal part difficult for me. Please advice me regarding my issue. Thanks a lot

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 10, 2017 at 7:03 am #

      Hi Sara,

      If your graduate degree will also be in engineering, it’s probably best if you take the GRE. Most graduate engineering programs ask for the GRE and not the GMAT. The GMAT is usually used only by business-related graduate programs.

      Ultimately, this comes down to which exam your school wants to see. If you’re not sure whether your target schools require the GRE or GMAT, check with the admissions office. Then do whatever exam is required.

      • Sara April 11, 2017 at 4:41 am #

        thanks for your reply
        I want to do my MBA and both gmat and gre are accepted by the universities that I want to apply. I want to know which I get more score? Gmat or Gre by 6 months preparations.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 11, 2017 at 6:58 am #

          Ah, you have a choice between the two exams! That’s great! Exactly which exam you should choose depends on two things:

          1) Your school’s preference, if any. Check with your grad program to see if they prefer one test over the other. Even though programs sometimes accept either the GRE or GMAT, they may also have a preference. If your school has a preference it’s probably best to go with the exam that they most like to see.

          2) Your own preferences, in terms of which kinds of academic skills are the easiest for you. Depending on your own unique abilities, the GRE may be easier for you, or the GMAT may be easier for you. To figure out which exam you can do the best on, check out Chris’s side-by-side comparison of GRE vs. GMAT.

  14. Shuvadip March 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Hi there,I am currently preparing for GRE.I want do MBA in canada.I am aiming at universities like university of Toronto,university of British Columbia and university of Alberta.But i could not get anything clarified about the requirements(like GRE/GMAT) in any university website.Some say they don’t require any of it(they are given as optional actually).So i am really confused that what should I do.Should i just go for GRE?Or i should go for GMAT.Or both.By the way I am currently a student in India and have all the requirements(first class in bachelor program and required IELTS/TOEFL marks) met to get into any of the above mentioned universities.So it is only this GRE/GMAT which has restricted me to go for one of these universities.So I really need your help.
    Thanks a lot in advance for any kind help you can provide.And also big thanks for your GRE prep materials.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 11, 2017 at 1:34 am #

      Hi Shuvadip,

      I did some quick searching and found the following information:

      University of Toronto: No requirement listed, though they want a GRE or GMAT score.
      UBC: Minimum of 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in each test section OR 150 GRE score on verbal and quantitative section, but competitive scores being 650 GMAT OR 310+ GRE score on combined verbal and quantitative section.
      University of Alberta: The GMAT is a requirement for all applicants and we will not consider applications without a GMAT score. Ideally, applicants will submit a minimum GMAT score of 550. They also say the GRE is acceptable, but you need at least 50th percentile scores.

      In none of these cases are the tests optional, so I suggest you do more careful reading about the programs you want to attend. I would tend to recommend the GMAT because that is directly geared for business tests (and on occasion employers or additional programs like to see a GMAT score), but if you absolutely can’t do the GMAT, the GRE would work for you.

  15. Magoosh Test Prep Expert
    Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 14, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    Hi Mahmood,

    This is certainly a difficulty choice, and I’m afraid that I can’t be of much help. I can offer you guidance, but the best test realyl depends on your personal strengths and preferences, as well as how much time you have to prepare. The GMAT math section is very similar to that of the GRE, though it is harder. You will have to learn some new problems-solving strategies, but you will also be able to build upon all of the hard work you’ve done studying for the GRE so far. However, the verbal section of the GMAT is almost completely different from that of the GRE. There is more emphasis on analytical grammar skills, and you would have to learn an entirely new set of strategies. If you have a strongly analytical brain that is able to dissect grammar, as well as the time to thoroughly study, then you may want to switch to the GMAT. You would likely have to dedicate 3-4 more months to your studies for a top score. If you stick with the GRE, you will have to study fewer new concepts/strategies and can focus on refining your test-taking skills and understanding, but it will still take at least 1-2 months of dedicated study (or more) to significantly improve your score. I know this isn’t the perfect answer, but I hope that this, along with the information in this blog post, helps to answer your question 🙂

  16. Rounak verma October 23, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    My name is Rounak.
    I m currently pursuing B Tech. In mechanical but i want to opt MS in Finance. Is it possible ??.If yes how much is the fees..i wanna make sure that ms doesn’t make hole in my pocket.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 25, 2016 at 8:36 am #

      Hi Rounak,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have nearly as much expertise and experience in graduate school counseling as we do with test prep, so I’m afraid we can’t be of much help. I would contact the program directly and further discuss your opportunities and costs if you decide to make the pivot. As a reference, you can also check out some of the Magoosh’s recommended grad school sites and resources through this blog post. These resources may be helpful to direct your question.

  17. Parth Dave October 19, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    I am interested in MS Information System, MS Management Information System and MS Business Analytics, I hage already taken GRE once and have got a very low score, however as you very explained that it depends on the universities I target, that which one they prefer, whether GRE or GMAT.

    But my question is that, since I am more inclined towards the management part of the information system and I am interested in data modeling and analysis.

    Should I retake the GRE or should try of GMAT.

    Because few universities who provide MS IS under the department of CS require more Quant score while the universitie who provide MS IS or MIS under the department of management emphasis on both vocab and AWA.

    Which one should I take?

    I am ready to dedicate 3 months to prepare

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 22, 2016 at 7:41 am #

      Hi Parth,

      The best approach will be to contact your target programs to confirm if they specifically require a certain exam. If more programs require one over the other, then it may be more helpful for you to take that exam. However, another variable that you should take into account is which exam you believe you can perform better on. I would take a look at the section of this blog called “Is the GMAT more difficult than the GRE.” Then, I would recommend that you also try out a few problems in both exams to see how comfortable you are with both. Doing this proactively will allow you to maximize your studies in your next 3 months.

  18. sajjad September 22, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks for this great comparison. I have a question and would appreciate if you could answer it.
    I have already taken the gre and my quantitative score was 160. To take the GMAT, do i need to study some more mathematical subjects or just the questions are more difficult on GMAT quantitative?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 24, 2016 at 11:48 am #

      Hi Sajjad,

      The GRE and the GMAT use basically identical math concepts for their questions. The major difference is in the emphasis that the tests place on different subjects. For example, the GRE places more emphasis on geometry, data interpretation and statistics, while the GMAT includes more complex questions that require a deeper understanding of basic math concepts. But they are so similar that we use the same set of math flashcards to cover both tests!

      The questions in the GRE and GMAT are very different and require different strategies, however! One of the major challenges of switching between tests is understanding the different strategy and pacing that is required for each test. You can check out our GMAT blog for more information on the question types and format of the GMAT.

  19. Abdulwahab. September 21, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    Hi there.
    I need advice, I need to start preparing forcthe exam as soon as possible but I am still confused about which exam I should give.

    I am non native English speaker. In general, once decide to give GRE or GMAT, I need to work hard on my math skills because I am not maths fan and most of the math basics I have forgotten.

    For the verbal section I tend to the one in GMAT because its focus about grammar and not advanced words like the GRE. And I think as a ESL student, Grammar and structure are more easy than advances words.

    Yesterday I did the GRE practice exam without any preparation and I got (130) in verbal and (137)in quant 🙂 I still didn’t do the practice exam for GMAT, but I tried to solve 15 verbal questions ( all the verbal questions types), and I got 7 correct out of 15.

    Do you think going with the GMAT is best option for me since I am ESL student and the grammar and sentence correction is easier for me than the advanced words questions? And if I will give the GMAT, do you think 2 months will be enough to prepare well for the quant ( On preparation I will focus more in quant section than in verbal. Because I really need to improve my math skills)

    Thanks for any information you can provide.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 24, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      H Abdulwahab,

      Happy to help 🙂 The first think you should do is make sure that your target programs accept both the GRE and the GMAT! It could be that some of your target schools only accept one of them, which would narrow down your choice. You also need to consider which score is most important for your program. You can get this information from the school’s admission website. The GMAT math section is harder than that of the GRE, but you are right that the GMAT verbal section may be easier for a non-native speaker because of its focus on grammar. So if the verbal section is most important for your programs, then the GMAT might be the best choice. On the other hand, if the math section is more important you might consider the GRE.

      I wouldn’t be too worried about your practice test scores. You have done no preparation, and the GRE is an extremely difficult test that requires specialized knowledge of concepts and strategy. There are very few people who could take the test with no preparation and do well!

      You can definitely improve in two months, though we generally recommend a three month study plan for complete beginners. You will definitely want to make sure that you use high-quality study materials and focus on learning the concepts and strategies. If you haven’t considered Magoosh, I also recommend that you check out our 7-day free trial to see if you think we might be able to help you reach your goals:-)

  20. Aakash September 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

    Hi Chris

    It’s really a great blog for understanding the difference between the two tests…

    But my problem is that, I have done my bachelors in Bioinformatics (B.Tech.) and now I want to change my stream to management and not particularly MBA but in courses like MS in management or MS in International Business etc. so for which test I should prepare for GRE or GMAT.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 12, 2016 at 1:07 am #

      Hi Aakash!

      Thanks for your message 🙂 Whether you should take the GRE or GMAT will depend on the requirements of the individual programs you’re applying to. Some MS programs in management or business may require the GRE, while others may require the GMAT or have no preference. So, I’d recommend researching programs and decide which programs to apply to. This will help you decide whether you should study for the GRE or GMAT 🙂

      I hope this helps, at least a little!

  21. Natasha September 3, 2016 at 3:27 am #

    Hey.. i want to apply for msc in operational research (in UK) which comes under management science.. and i am quite comfortable with GMAT but i’m confused if this course needs a GMAT or a GRE. Universities do not specify it either. Please help!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 9, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Hi Natasha,

      Unfortunately, our experience is in test prep, not admissions. You will have to contact the school to see which one they prefer. Some schools accept both, in which case you can decide which one you want to take. Some schools don’t require a standardized test, so there may be other requirements that you need to meet. The best course of action is to send an email to the admissions office of individual schools 🙂

  22. Chris August 13, 2016 at 6:16 am #

    Thank you for a great comparison.

    I recently took the GMAT and scored an unsatisfactory 620 (Q36 V38). I had studied at less than full capacity for two weeks prior to the test date. My heart is set on very elite programmes and a high score on either test is thus a requirement.

    Although English is my second language, I’m more naturally inclined to the verbal questions than the quant. This leads me to think that the GRE is a better match for me. However, when taking the GMAT I listed the schools I want to apply to, and they have now received my score. Is it a bad idea to switch from the GMAT to the GRE now, both study wise and considering how the schools will view this?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

      Most schools, even top ones, simply consider your top qualifying score in any test you’ve taken, without thinking about your past scores. So switching to the GRE and submitting new GRE scores after you already submitted GMAT scores shouldn’t hurt your chances of getting accepted.

      Still, relatively few students take this approach, and every once in a while you’ll find an elite school that actually cares about all of your past and present scores. So to be safe, you may want to check with individual schools and see if this would be a problem for them. But like I said, the chances are good that a GRE retake can’t hurt you and may work in your favor.

  23. Jalaj August 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    I am doing LLB and now i want to change my stream to something like management but I’ll be able to do that after my graduation so can you guide me that whether i should go for MBA or not? If yes then why?? Is it good from future perspective??? Help me out please.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi Jalaj,

      Unfortunately, our expertise here at Magoosh is in test prep, not admissions or career counseling, so I’m afraid that I can’t be of much help. Another reader might have some advice for you, but I can recommend some admissions counselor sites that might be helpful. We have worked with Accepted and Stacy Blackman Consulting for years and highly recommend their services. I hope that helps at least a little!

  24. Rishabh July 18, 2016 at 10:58 am #


    In the comparision infographic, it is mentioned that a 326 in GRE is a 90 percentile. However, consider this : A 90 percentile is GRE Verbal is around 161 and that in GRE Quant is 165, which gives a total of 326 itself.

    So, if I get a 90 percentile individually in both sections, shouldn’t I be expecting an overall percentile which is much higher than the 90th mark?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 21, 2016 at 4:19 am #

      Good point, Rishabh! It turns out that official GRE percentiles are calculated only for the individual sections and not for the combined score. With that in mind, we’ve considered the 90th percentile for the two sections in order to estimate the combined score for a student looking to score in the 90+ percentile range. So, when you take a look at your scores, you’ll want to evaluate your Quant and Verbal scores separately when considering percentiles 🙂

  25. AISHA July 17, 2016 at 9:25 am #


    I am a bit confused right now about this test. I want to pursue Masters in Management Information Systems for my graduate school, but I am not sure whether I should take GRE or GMAT.

    can you please help me out

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 20, 2016 at 4:51 am #

      Hi Aisha,

      Happy to help! There are a couple of things you should consider when deciding whether to take the GRE or the GMAT. First, you should research the programs you’re interested in to see if they prefer that applicants take the GRE or the GMAT. If they don’t have any preferences, here’s what I’d recommend:

      If you are curious as to whether you are more suited for the GMAT exam, the most accurate practice test is the one offered by GMAC called GMATPrep. It’s the equivalent of PowerPrep for the GRE. Take both of those exams, and see which one you find easier or more suited to your skill set.

      In general, there are a couple of differences between the GRE and the GMAT. To determine the similarities between the GMAT and GRE materials, you can take a look at the lists of lessons available for each exam here:

      * GRE Lessons
      * GMAT Lessons

      You’ll notice that a large part of the material overlaps, with some differences:

      * GMAT has a specific lesson section geared towards Data Sufficiency.
      * For the topics that overlap, the GMAT lessons go into further detail, with lessons that explain more advanced strategies.
      * GMAT verbal focuses more on grammar, while GRE verbal focuses more on vocabulary.
      * The biggest difference is that GMAT math is generally a bit more difficult than GRE math.

      I hope these ideas help you as you decide between the GMAT and the GRE 🙂 Happy studying!

  26. Stuti July 5, 2016 at 6:44 am #

    Hi Chris,

    is it possible to prepare for both GRE and GMAT and get good scores on both? if yes, then can you please give out some tips about the strategy to study.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

      I can take this one, Chris! 🙂 The GRE and GMAT are similar in many respects, and you really can study for both of them at the same time. The real trick here is understanding the little differences between these two graduate exams– that way, you’ll be fully prepared on test day for both tests, with minimal risk of becoming confused or getting caught off-guard.

      In Verbal, the GRE focuses a lot more on vocabulary that the GMAT, especially when it comes to GRE Verbal Sentence Completion. GMAT Verbal has a lower vocabulary level, but harder grammar content, what with its Sentence Correction questions.

      In Quants, the math content is almost exactly the same, although the GMAT has its own unique data sufficiency questions, which test takers often find challenging. Similarly, the GRE has Quantitative Comparison questions, very unique to that test.

      As you think about all this and plan for a study schedule that includes both exams, be sure to check out Chris’s side-by-side GRE vs. GMAT comparison charts.

  27. Magaret May 29, 2016 at 4:40 am #

    I want to get a masters in hotel administration / management but the program offered in some universities vary from MSc to MBA. does this mean I would have to take both the GRE and GMAT or I can take just one of the exams… and which one would be most suitable?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 29, 2016 at 6:30 am #

      Hi Magaret!

      Great question! The answer to your question will vary based on the preferences of the individual schools/programs to which you apply. In general, MBA programs only accept the GMAT, while MSc prefer the GRE. That said, like I mentioned, the exact requirements will depend on the schools you apply to. So, I recommend directly contacting the universities you’re considering to ask them which exam is required and/or if there is a preference. 🙂

      I hope this helps, at least a little!

  28. Eldho ittan George May 18, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    I want to apply for Master’s Degree in computer science.So which exam should i take GRE or GMAT.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Hi Eldho,

      Typically, this type of program will require a GRE score, though it is starting to be possible to do either exam for increasingly more programs. Have you looked at the entry requirements for programs you like best? That is the most foolproof way to figure out which exam will serve you best! 🙂

  29. Sourin April 28, 2016 at 4:44 am #

    Dear Team,
    I am preparing for my masters in germany and I saw that most of the universities accept GMAT and GRE. And this is my first experience. So please guide me which will be easier to score

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 28, 2016 at 8:48 am #

      Hi Sourin,

      There are a couple of things you should consider when deciding whether to take the GRE or the GMAT. First, you should research the programs you’re interested in to see if they prefer that applicants take the GRE or the GMAT. If they don’t have any preferences, here’s what I’d recommend:

      If you are curious as to whether you are more suited for the GMAT exam, the most accurate practice test is the one offered by GMAC called GMATPrep. It’s the equivalent of PowerPrep for the GRE. Take both of those exams, and see which one you find easier or more suited to your skill set.

      In general, there are a couple of differences between the GRE and the GMAT. To determine the similarities between the GMAT and GRE materials, you can take a look at the lists of lessons available for each exam here:

      * GRE Lessons
      * GMAT Lessons

      You’ll notice that a large part of the material overlaps, with some differences:

      1. GMAT has a specific lesson section geared towards Data Sufficiency.
      2. For the topics that overlap, the GMAT lessons go into further detail, with lessons that explain more advanced strategies.
      3. GMAT verbal focuses more on grammar, while GRE verbal focuses more on vocabulary.
      4. The biggest difference is that GMAT math is generally a bit more difficult than GRE math.

      I hope that helps 😀

  30. Niloofar April 12, 2016 at 1:46 pm #


    There is a situation going on here. I applied for the Ph.D. program in Business administration and took GRE for a couple of times. I know that my Verbal score is so important as well as the Quantitative and Writing scores. Since my first Language is not English, I have some issues with the Verbal section. I got so many rejections because of my GRE scores, but one of the Universities asked me to apply for the winter 2017 and retake the GRE.

    My last three GRE scores are as follows:

    November 30th 2015 – Verbal: 147 Quantitative: 158 Writing: 3.0
    January 5th 2016- Verbal: 142 Quantitative: 161 writing: 3.0
    March 28th 2016- Verbal: 143 Quantitative: 161 Writing: 4.0

    Meanwhile, I should get 70th percentile on every section to be admitted and I am planning to take GRE or GMAT. For my last two GRE, I used Magoosh and I am so pleased that I did so. If I take GMAT next time, It will be my first experience of it. So, my question is that Would you recommend me to take GMAT because I tried GRE many times and I did not received a good Verbal score? or would you recommend me to take GRE because I am familiar with it?

    I appreciate your help and time.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 14, 2016 at 12:59 am #

      Hi Niloofar,

      I’m happy to help. 🙂

      So there is a lot similar between the two exams, but there are also parts of the GMAT not found on the GRE.

      Quantitative Section

      Let’s start with the quantitative section. The good news is that all the math concepts tested on the GRE are the same on the GMAT. The word problems on the GRE are similar to the word problems on the GMAT. Also, the GMAT is all multiple choice questions, so you won’t see any numeric entry questions or choose all answers that apply.

      But, the math on the GMAT tends to be a little more difficult. Also, some of the question types on the GRE, Quantitative Comparison and Data Interpretation, are not on the GMAT, but there are questions that are comparable. For example, an entire 30 minute section of the GMAT is dedicate to Data Interpretation, but is harder and formatted differently. It is called Integrated Reasoning. Quantitative Comparison is replaced with Data Sufficiency, which takes some practice to do well on.

      Verbal Section

      As for the verbal section, you will find the Reading Comprehension on the GMAT very similar to the GRE. Both tests ask similar questions and are testing similar skills. On the GRE, you encounter a few questions that involve arguments. On the GMAT, you will encounter many more. These Critical Reasoning questions are similar to what you see on the GRE, but perhaps a little more difficult and involved. The last main difference between the two tests is related to vocabulary and grammar. The GRE places more emphasis on vocabulary with the Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions. The GMAT, on other hand, places more emphasis on grammar with the Sentence Correction questions.

      What to do?

      Have you had the chance to take a mock GMAT exam? If you do that, you could compare your percentile ranking for that exam to what you already know about your GRE abilities and use this to make the final call. It is possible to be successful with either one, so the decision should really be made based on which one showcases your abilities the best.

      I hope this helps! 🙂

    • Wes April 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

      Hi there,

      Am looking at going to business school and test requirements and pretty much all of the schools on my list accept either the GRE or the GMAT.

      My question is, even if some programs say they accept both tests, is it possible that these programs may secretly prefer applicants that take one over the other? In other words, even if my program accepts both tests, could taking one possibly give me a leg up in admissions versus taking the other?

      Thanks so much for your time,

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 18, 2016 at 9:22 am #

        Hi Wes,

        It is not my experience that there is a secret preference. If a school truly prefers one test over the other, it will be clearly stated. Universities aren’t trying to make admissions any more difficult! (Thankfully! :))

        You want to pick the test that showcases your skills the best. If you can get the 90th percentile in GMAT quant but only the 75th percentile in GRE quant, then they’ll not-so-secretly prefer your GMAT score because it shows greater quant strength.

        I hope that helps!

  31. Ahmad February 13, 2016 at 2:31 am #


    I’m stuck with GMAT for couple of months but it was so hard to understand. It seems that GRE looks easy so final decision is to take GRE but will it strengthen my application if i’m applying for master in finance/accounting at any university in USA. Need Serious Advice.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 15, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      Hi Ahmad,

      The answer really depends on your programs of choice. Some do not accept the GRE and others do, so you want to make sure you know where you want to go before switching to the GRE! Have you done that research? It’s a very important part of this decision.

      Let us know! 🙂

  32. Bashayer February 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for the comparison but GMAT, GRE only required for business school ??
    I want to study chemistry it’ll required to take one of them

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 10, 2016 at 1:46 am #

      Are you saying that you can take the GMAT for your chemistry program? If so, that’s really interesting! Usually the GMAT is for business and management programs and the GRE is for graduate programs in general. Thanks for sharing your experience! If you have any other info that might help other students, please feel free to add it. 🙂

  33. harsh January 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    I want to ask you that which option is the best way to prepare for the GMAT or GRE preparing online or offline.

    If online then by which company…….
    If offlinenene then by which coaching institute or by which set of books….

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 1, 2016 at 6:27 am #

      Hi Harsh,

      Sorry for the late reply! Of course we want students to go for online/computer-based studying (like Magoosh!) but the truth is that it isn’t for everyone. If you have some insight into what works best for you and your study habits, you should do that. Many students are quite successful with a mixture of physical books and online resources. Try to make the decision based on you, your needs, your timeline, and your budget. There is no reason any of those factors should lead you to be anything less than successful. 🙂

  34. Greeshma G Pillai October 13, 2015 at 9:11 am #


    I have a total experience of 4 years in IT(Accenture). I want to apply for an MBA program in supply chain domain but I am not sure whether me taking up the GRE would help. Can you please help me to identify few of the good universities which accepts GRE scores.

  35. Ahsan October 13, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    Hi Chris,

    You’ve been doing some amazing work here helping out a lot of people understand the basic difference between GRE and GMAT.
    I’ve done my bachelors in marketing and finance and I’m looking forward to pursue a Masters degree in SCM. The business schools I’ve shortlisted are indifferent about GRE or GMAT.
    I don’t have a strong grip on my English (the vocab part especially) but my maths is quite strong. Moreoever, I want to keep my options open for an MBA program.
    So what would you suggest in this scenario? Should I go for GMAT or GRE?


  36. Rohit September 20, 2015 at 8:25 am #


    I worked as Software Developer in one of the top Investment Bank and top Hedge Fund for three years. I want to pursue PhD in Finance and would like to come back to same Industry but in different profile.

    What is the right path for this? I am in mid way of my GMAT preparation and in a few weeks I will write the exam (expected score 690-710).

    What is the right path for this? Shall I do MBA and then go for PhD or there are other/better paths as well?

    • Pooja April 28, 2016 at 10:43 am #

      Best to have a master’s then pursue a PhD. As this reflects research skills. Not always necessary, but have a master’s will put you above the rest. I have two MSc both distinction and now will be taking on a PhD, but like everyone else I need to do the GMAT. Hope this helps.

  37. Marcel Kazadi September 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    I Have a question concerning Magoosh GMAT or GRE test. Does Magoosh offer online GMAT or GRE test?
    Best regards
    Marcel Kazadi

    • Jessica Wan
      Jessica Wan September 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi Marcel,

      Our premium GRE product offers 3 practice tests, and our GMAT product offers 2. You can read more about these products here:

      All best,

  38. Akshat Jha August 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm #


    I wish to pursue MS in Applied Math from a US uni starting Fall 2016. The thing is,I am an Electrical Engineer with 2 and a half years in Supply Chain sector. I have always been inclined towards Math,have scored pretty well in Math in all 4 semesters of college. How difficult is it for me to make it to a good MS program at a good college? I have no publications.

    My GRE score:

    Math: 170
    Verbal: 169

    Please reply soon.

    • Akshat Jha August 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      Oops,I have a 159 in Verbal,not 169.

      • Akshat Jha August 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

        And a 5 out of 6 in AWA section.

      • Sauraj Jha February 4, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

        Pretty good scores, man! How did you prepare? Any updates on your admission to US universities?

  39. Forrest Gump July 9, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Hello Chris and fellow readers,

    I am currently working in a bank and previously worked as a day trader. I wish to pursue MS in Economics or MBA in Finance through a reputed university.I have a graduate degree in Electronics but I have around 4 yrs experience in finance sector overall.

    I am not sure what should I prefer- MS in Economics or MBA in finance. What would be the job scenario(money wise) in case of both(in USA or otherwise in any other country)

    I have heard that GRE admission requires recommendations as well- so who should recommend and would it be having greater importance than the GRE scores itself?

    Kindly guide me.

    Strength- Maths, Quantitative, Data Interpretation, Sentence Correction
    Weakness- Vocabulary(but overall my English is OK)

    Thanks and Waiting for your response,

    Forrest Gump

    • Oluwaseyitan February 20, 2016 at 2:11 am #

      Hello… Did you get an answer to this… I’m trying to make a decision on this.. Kindly assist. You could mail me

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 20, 2016 at 3:06 am #

        Hi there 🙂

        Unfortunately, we don’t have nearly as much expertise and experience in graduate school admissions as we do with GRE and GMAT prep, so I’m afraid we can’t be of much help. While we don’t offer any admissions consulting services ourselves (we focus mainly on test prep!), but here are some other companies whose services we recommend:

        Stacy Blackman Consulting

        We have worked with them for several years and recommend them highly. We also have an admissions section on our blog where our partner companies often address common student admissions questions:

        GRE Admissions
        GMAT Admissions

        Additionally, I’d recommend directly contacting the schools/programs you’re interested in to see if they can offer any insight, or check out the programs’ websites to see if they have any info! I hope that helps at least a little!

  40. Siddharth July 6, 2015 at 12:24 am #

    Hi Magoosh,

    I have been following this page and I must tell you many of the answers have actually cleared my doubts. I have one pending query though.

    I am planning to pursue a Phd in Operations Management from a reputed university in the USA. I know many of the universities are now accepting GRE or GMAT scores for applications but my basic online searches tell me that if it is a management related Phd then GMAt shows more seriousness on the part of the applicant and that GRE comes across as an easy route for admission. I would like some clarity on this point.

    What should i attempt in order to make a strong candidature to the universities? GMAT or GRE?

  41. Anirudh June 26, 2015 at 3:25 am #


    My MBA will be over by April 2015. And I have been thinking of doing some degree from USA and then settle for a job there itself. But I am confused whether I should go for GMAT or GRE. Is doing another MBA from GMAT worth it or doing masters would be better.
    Strong point- math, decision making, critical reasoning.
    Week point- vacab. ( I have trouble using what we say heavy words otherwise my English is fine I guess).

    Please help me decide.

  42. Hafiz Muhammad Ali June 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    H Chrish,

    I was looking for MS in Digital Marketing and didn’t know which test should i take, GRE or GMAT. In my case NYU School of Professional Studies has option for both GRE & GMAT which is optional.

    However if they require i think i will go for GRE.

    Thanks for making in depth Infographic.


  43. sukriti June 17, 2015 at 7:23 am #


    I am in my third year pursuing and management from a college in India which is an affiliate center of University of London.I have a final year left which I will be doing externally.I am looking for a liberal arts course abroad or a masters programme which is business related which will give me more options to further my career in management.I was wondering if GRE/GMAT is the way to go.I do not want to pursue MBA at this stage.Will taking them improve my profile considering I do not have a very strong profile.

    Thank you

  44. Ekta June 10, 2015 at 3:05 am #


    I want to opt for MSF or MS finance course from US but i am confused which exam needs to be taken up. GMAT or GRE. please guide on the same.

    And also suggest some good GMAT/GRE books for preparations.


  45. Aditya June 8, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    I’m planing for international affairs masters in US.
    I’m confused between GRE and GMAT.
    Please guide.
    The schools I’m targeting accepts both score.

    • Rita Neumann
      Rita Kreig June 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

      Hi Aditya,

      I’m happy to answer this question for you, because I got my Masters degree in International Affairs. 🙂

      When I applied to international affairs programs (back in late 2009), all the programs I looked at (Johns Hopkins SAIS, George Washington University, American University, and UCSD’s IRPS – now GPS program) accepted the GRE, so that’s what I took. I ended up attending a program that had an international business component, but they still didn’t require us to take the GMAT for admission.

      Since the schools you are targeting all accept both exams, I’d recommend taking whichever one you find easier. For me, and for a lot of students, that’s the GRE.

      Good luck! I hope you enjoy your program as much as I did. 🙂


  46. Pedro Garcia May 29, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    Hello Chris!

    Great post helped a lot, so apparently I’m taking the GRE. My only problem is there’s no way to get prepared for the exam here in my city, one of my brothers is in the states right know so I’m ordering a book to help me prepare for the exams by myself. As I espected there is like a hundred different books for this porpuse so my question is which one would you recommend, have you heard of a book that’s better than the others? Thanks a lot for your help.

    • Rita Neumann
      Rita Kreig June 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

      Hi Pedro!

      You’ve come to the right place, because Chris wrote a post answering just this question: The Best GRE Books of 2015. You can also see our full list of GRE book reviews here. I hope you find this helpful!

      Happy studying. 🙂

  47. manisha May 16, 2015 at 7:38 am #

    hi iam planning for ms finance. should i take gmat or gre? is gre enough for state universities? plz leave reply. thankyou

    • Rita Neumann
      Rita Kreig May 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

      Hi Manisha!

      The answer is that it really depends on the requirements of the programs you’d like to apply to. Each program is different, so I can’t give you a definitive answer one way or the other (although, I wish I could!) 🙂

      My recommendation for you is to look at the websites of a range of programs that you’re interested in attending, including some state universities. Some of them may say that they only accept the GRE or GMAT. Others will likely accept both. Once you have that information, you’ll be able to make an informed decision. Then you can start to prep! 🙂

      I hope that helps. Have a great day!

  48. Sofia March 10, 2015 at 2:40 am #

    Hi, could anyone please explain how to answer Sample Question No. 4 (the one with the percentages)? Thanks!

  49. Sasa January 4, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    I worked in US for 4 years for the client

  50. Tim December 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    I got a Quant 41 / Verbal 39 on the GMAT for a 650 overall and recently took the GRE and got a 161 Verbal / 162 Quant. Do you have an opinion on which of these I should submit to business school programs? Bonus fact: my GMAT score report will also show a cancelled score since I got that 41/39 because I tried again and didn’t do well and I also took it in 2010 and got a 640 (42/35) so my GMAT report looks pretty shady.


    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele December 31, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Hi Tim,

      I haven’t ever heard anyone describe their GMAT report as “shady” :). I like that!

      I don’t think it is that shady–though it’s not as “innocent” as your GRE score report. According to the conversion table your GMAT and GRE scores match up perfectly. That would tilt things in favor of your GRE scores, but some programs–whether they say it or not–favor the GMAT more than the GRE. This is esp. true for programs that favor quant.

      I’d do a little more research into the schools/programs you are looking at (maybe see what the average GMAT and GRE scores are).

      Hope that helps!

  51. Bianca December 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    thanks for the succinct and insightful article!

    My question is as following:

    I’ve already taken the GRE in 2010 for my Master’s, and my scores were: Quant 800 (94%) Verbal 570 (80%) Analytical Writing 4.0 (45%).

    I’m now planning to apply for MBA programs (Round 2, Fall 2015 entry), and am targeting the top 10 programs (particularly Stanford, Berkeley and Columbia). From what I know, my GRE converts to a 690 on GMAT.

    Therefore I’m wondering whether it makes sense for me to take the GMAT as well, given that there are all these nuances involved in the question “GRE or GMAT”?

    Thank you so much in advance!
    Best wishes!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele December 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi Bianca,

      Given your strong quant ability, you should definitely take the GMAT. That may allow you to truly shine, esp. because the verbal section is more logic based than vocabulary based.

      Take a practice GRE and a practice GMAT test (both official questions), and compare your percents.

      Hope that helps!

      • Bianca December 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

        Hi Chris,

        thanks for that insight! Yes, I’ve noticed how the verbal part on GMAT seems so much more reasonable than that on the GRE. Just need to brush up on my Quant skills though. Let’s see how the GMAT results will be like in the end.

        Thanks for your helpful and prompt reply,
        wish you a great holiday season!

  52. Raj December 5, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    Hi Chris

    I took the GMAT in Dec 2012 and scored a 700 (Q46, V40) – clearly based on the percentiles (quant ~ 70%, verbal ~ 91%), my quant is shaky. I am targeting a top 10 business school in the US for 2016 applications. Given my stronger orientation towards verbal, I am inclined to take the GRE in order to improve my score to submit a more competitive application. Would you think this is sensible decision? I will take a few diagnostic tests to get an actual feel of the GRE quant. One of my major issues with the GMAT quant has been timing….

    Thanks in advance!

  53. James November 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Hi Chris,

    I’m submitting testing for an MBA.

    My GRE Score converts to the same score as my GMAT. However, the percentiles of my GRE are significantly better than those of my GMAT.

    Do you have any advice for this situation?

    Thank you for your time.


    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele December 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi James,

      That’s a good question, and the answer may depend on who is looking at your scores. Some programs weigh GMAT higher than the GRE–though they’ll never say so. In that case, you’d want to submit your GMAT scores, even if the percentile is not as impressive.

      Conversely, some schools may weigh the two equally, in which case the GRE would, perhaps, be the better test to submit. The only reason I say “perhaps” is some schools may be aware of the discrepancy and not accord greater status to the higher GRE percentiles.

      When in doubt, submit the GMAT scores. They tend to–even when the percentiles are taken into account–look stronger from a b-school point of view.

      Hope that helps (somewhat!) 🙂

  54. Gaurav November 24, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Hi Chris,

    I am planning for MBA from US or UK next year and i am confused between both the exams. Can you help me in finding my best fit.
    Strong Areas: Reasoning,Quant,DI
    Weak Area : Grammar and Vocab

    Which one should i take ?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele November 24, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      Hi Gaurav,

      Based on your strengths, I think GMAT would be a better fit, since a strong score on GMAT quant impresses b-schools a lot more than a strong score on GRE.

      Based on your weaknesses, you might want to stay away from the GRE. That said, vocabulary is very learnable, but you will have to put in a lot of time and effort. Finally, the Sentence Correction accounts for about a third of the GMAT verbal, where vocabulary is really a constant across the GRE verbal, except for a couple of logic-based questions.

      Hope that helps!

  55. zang November 2, 2014 at 1:53 am #

    Hi Chris,

    Great Blog! Thanks. Would you please help me in deciding whether I should report my GMAT or my GRE score. My GMAT is 680 (Q49, V32) and GRE is Q170, V150. I know none of them is good enough but which one would you report to schools which accept both? Do you know how they would compare GRE scores with GMAT scores? Do they use ETS comparison table? Thank you.

  56. Yazan October 22, 2014 at 2:43 am #


    Thank you for this article; it’s very helpful.

    I am planning to purse an MBA mainly in Canada or Spain, English is not my Mother tongue. I started 2 weeks ago studying for the GMAT but a friend recently recommended the GRE as he did both (twice GMAT) and got higher score in the GRE (once).

    After reading this article, looks like the GRE needs a great deal of vocabulary but the GMAT math side is harder. so what do you recommend ?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele October 27, 2014 at 8:35 am #

      Hi Yazan,

      Presently, it seems that many international b-school programs only accept GMAT. You’d want to look into that before seriously considering the GRE :).

      If the programs you are interested in do accept the GRE, then you should try taking a mock GRE test (Powerprep test) and a mock GMAT. If the percentile rankings differ significantly, the choice is clear.

      As for prepping, the GMAT will require more rigorous quant studies; the GRE will be more vocab intensive.

      Hope that helps!

  57. Natasha October 4, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Hi! I found your article of much help in understanding but I’m still confused wether to take a GRE or GMAT. I’m currently doing mathematics honours and want to go abroad for further studies.. I’m good at verbal English and also math but I think GRE offers wide choice to choose between whereas GMAT offers only MBA. And I cannot make up my mind wether to pursue a master’s degree or management. Please help. What would be more apt for me? Keeping in mind my bachelor’s degree in math.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele October 6, 2014 at 11:07 am #

      Hi Natasha,

      Taking the GRE may be the best for you, since, as you mentioned, it keeps many doors open. My only reservation is that some quant-heavy programs will still probably favor the GMAT over the GRE (even if they accept both). In other words, a 51Q on the GMAT is more impressive than a GRE 170 (at least that’s my guess).

      Hope that helps shed some light 🙂

      • Natasha October 6, 2014 at 11:50 am #

        Thanks for your reply Chris! Much help!

  58. priyanka September 4, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Hi Chris,
    I went through this page. It was of great help.
    🙂 🙂

  59. Paolo August 28, 2014 at 3:36 am #

    Hi all,

    I´m not agree with the article. I´m preparing for a MPA or an International Relations Master Program and in most of them accept GMAT too.

    Both GMAT and GRE are accepted in most of the Master degree of US, Harvard included.


    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi Paolo,

      It seems that international institutes have been a bit slower to adopt the GRE–so you’re right: both the GRE and the GMAT are accepted in most US b-schools, but not in most international schools.

      Thanks for confirming this 🙂

  60. Bowen August 27, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    Thanks for sharing. Just finished my first year and started looking for requirements for a master degrees. This blog surely helped.

  61. Ankita August 20, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    I just loved your write up. One of the best I’ve read from my searchings from past 6 months and seeing your replies i am hopeful I shall get a reply too.
    See I am very sure I want to do an MBA but am just off from college and wish to do so now.So I want to know whether getting a two years experience will be necessary/important or I should apply directly. As they are expensive exams I have to be very sure.
    Secondly, I am poor at complicated maths so I guess GRE will be easier but I don’t understand in multiple answers of a GRE question do I have to select all the three like in the question given above or choosing 1 or 2 of the rights will also be considered as the right answer?

  62. New member August 19, 2014 at 3:29 am #

    I still struggling with my issue.
    I am interested in applying to US, so that means GRE and GMAT are the only choices. So, far so good. But, I am indifferent between a few courses, like I want to apply to both MBA and Finance and select one when the admission is granted. I am not a native English speaker, so I think GRE would be a bit difficult. In case, I go for GMAT, would I still be able to apply for courses like Finance and Economics? Also, a quick questions, two students with same percentage score in GRE and GMAT with one seat available, who will be preferred?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 19, 2014 at 11:46 am #

      Hi New Member,

      Good questions! Though I’m not sure I’m really equipped to answer all of them :).

      So, the GMAT is ONLY good for b-school. If you want to do an MBA with a emphasis in finance, you are fine. If you want to get a masters in economics or finance (or a Ph.D. for that matter), then you can ONLY take the GRE. The GRE, however, is fine for b-school. As to who that final seat would go to? If it is a quant-heavy program, GMAT, probably. If it is a school that has long accepted the GRE (Harvard, Stanford), then the answer isn’t really clear.

      Hope that helps (at least somewhat :)).

      • new member August 20, 2014 at 2:54 am #

        Thanks a lot for your reply. It was significantly helpful. You are a genius.
        So, if I go for GMAT, MBA will be the only option for me. Right?
        On the other hand, GRE can take me to Masters in Finance and possibly MBA too. Correct?
        Thanks again for your help.

  63. Amanda August 18, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    I’ve heard that the scores for the GRE last for 5 years. I am not planning to start my MBA for a couple years still, but I would like to focus on preparing to take the test in the next 6 months or so. Do the scores for the GMAT last as long as the GRE? From what I have read on this page, I think I would do better with the GMAT. I would prefer to take that if my scores will still be valid in 2 years when I am applying for grad school. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Hi Amanda,

      Yes, GMAT scores also last 5 years. Since many MBA programs just started accepting GRE scores, the assumption is that they are accepting scores for the revised GRE (which debuted in Aug. 2011). If your GRE scores are from before that time, I would recommend definitely taking the GMAT. Since you sound stronger at the GMAT this shouldn’t hopefully be a bad thing :).

  64. Omair August 5, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    Hi there!
    It was really helpful but I am still confused with GRE and GMAT because I am preparing the GMAT for the last two months and now I realize that if I had gone for GRE I can apply to any program locally and international so can someone help me with this?
    As I am good in english grammer then vocabulary and not good in math. But GMAT has few parts in verbal and quantitative section.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Hi Omair,

      If you are already prepping for GMAT, taking a GRE practice test shouldn’t be too bad. Get a sense of what you percent rankings are. With the GRE, doing better might largely come down to vocabulary and reading more advanced texts (The Atlantic and The New Yorker). Ending up taking both tests will give you a lot more options. And you might do significantly better on one test, something you can only know by having a go at both.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  65. Sufyan August 4, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    I want to apply in Business courses,and don’t have much grip over my Maths abilities. Which test should I take? And please tell me that whether Business Schools will accept GRE?

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele August 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm #


      Most business schools will accept the GRE. Some say that certain schools may weigh the GMAT more than the GRE, but that is hard to substantiate. So if your math is shaky and you have strong vocabulary/reading skills, I’d recommend the GRE.

      Good luck 🙂

  66. John July 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm #


    Where did you get that a 326 combined GRE score is 90th percentile? I haven’t found any published information about percentiles for combined scores, but 326 seems too high (based on the published information about percentiles for math and verbal and reasonable estimates of correlation between the two sections).

  67. Animish June 23, 2014 at 4:42 am #

    The cost for GRE is now $195; not $185.

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele June 23, 2014 at 10:54 am #

      Thanks for that helpful update 🙂

  68. Non native speaker May 27, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    apologies and little correction here:

    So if asked for non native speaker students, GMAT is easier coz, this test puts us in relatively equal position with native speakers as higher standard of language and vocabulary is not required.

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette May 27, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      Thank you for both of your comments :). We have a lot of non-native students for bot the GRE and the GMAT, and we haven’t really found that either one is universally easier for them! It really depends on your strength: some non-native English speakers are better at learning and applying grammar rules (GMAT), and others are better at learning and using vocabulary words (GRE). Additionally, the students who are stronger in Math tend to favor the GMAT, since the GMAT has more difficult math content and they can really let their talents shine. So I would say you should evaluate your individual strengths, since there really isn’t a test that’s easier for non-native speakers. I hope that helps! 🙂

      • Non native speaker May 28, 2014 at 1:40 am #

        Thank you Margarette. Personally, I agree with your comment. But seeing from different perspective the admission process is competitive. In my view it is like giving same exam paper to 10th grade and 8th grade students in case of GRE. But in case of GMAT, Math is universal and basically it is a matter of understanding the question correctly.

        Also I must admit that the discussion here is giving me lots of color on what i should do however, can i ask you and other guys one more question. While going through different information in the internet, I am getting sense that the B-schools prefer to receive GMAT score rather than GRE score even though they do not openly state it. Does this information have any merit? My intention is just to make sure I do not miss any chance. Below is one of the couple of examples i found.

        • Chris Lele
          Chris Lele May 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

          Hi, I just thought I’d chime in here :).

          I think that post had some merit at the time (I remember reading it on GMAT Hacks a few years back). Since then, the GRE has become more popular amongst b-schools and is now an inevitable piece of any b-school decision: which test should I take?

          I’d say your main focus should be determine via a mock test which test you perform better at in terms of percentile. If you score about the same, then take the test you feel you will be able to improve out more readily. Do you like studying vocabulary? Are you stronger at quant? That sort of thing.

          Good luck!

  69. Non native speaker May 27, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Hi guys,

    Looks like you guys having good forum here. I have been googling about it and spent whole week for deciding which test to take. So, reading through all the stuffs, my first impression is:

    The both exams are designed for native speakers as i understand and English is not my mother tongue. So if asked for non native speaker students, GMAT is easier coz, this test puts us in relatively equal position with native speakers as higher standard of language and vocabulary is required.

    Please kindly comment if i am wrong or anything to be added.

  70. Sanyam Kaushik May 25, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Very helpful info. And the best thing is that, a lot of information about the two has been covered very briefly and effectively…..

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette May 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

      Thanks, Sanyam! I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  71. beth May 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    couldn’t decide on which one to take this helped a lot!!

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette May 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Hi, Beth! I’m glad we could help! 🙂

  72. Flynn May 11, 2014 at 4:10 am #

    Thanks a lot Chris.. The details and visual explanations did make things very simple and cleared all possible doubt !

    A question tough : As I am planning to pursue my MSc in Hospitality & Operations Management GRE is the best option right? I have checked with the University, they have left the option to me either GRE or GMAT ? Please advice.

    Once again a BIG thank you and god bless !!

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele May 12, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Flynn,

      Glad the infographic was helpful!

      Regarding your question: take whichever test you feel more comfortable at. If you are very strong at math, then that may be the GMAT. If you like vocabulary and reading passages, then the GRE is the test for you.

      Good luck, and hope that helps 🙂

      • Sreejeta June 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

        Hi Chris:

        I am contemplating business school for myself and was collecting all kinds of useful study resources for GMAT. I have never been great in standardized tests, esp. the GRE and during graduate school I didn’t really get a good score(although a respectable one to get through school….thankfully) 🙂 .
        Now with GMAT I definitely want to devote my time productively to get through a reputable business management evening school.
        Based on your tutoring experience, do you think a bad GRE past score has ever showed any correlation or relativity with a GMAT performance .

        My maths is not that great, can you suggest some good study resources to survive the GMAT. Also what does Magoosh has to offer in Integrated reasoning?

        Thanks a lot in advance.

        • Chris Lele
          Chris Lele June 26, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

          Hi Sreejata,

          I would say there is a little bit of correlation. But people do change. And knowing that you can do significantly better on this test can actually make a big difference :).

          That said, the GMAT does have a more difficult math section. As long as you work hard, and prep with more vigor than when you took the GRE, I’m sure you can make significant improvements.

          Magoosh does offer Integrated Reasoning. We’ve got quite a few questions, so you’ll have plenty of practice.

          I hope that helps, and let me know if you have any more GMAT-related questions 🙂

  73. Vishal April 18, 2014 at 8:10 am #


    Magoosh has been of great help. I hope to sign up soon. Keep up the great work. 🙂

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele April 18, 2014 at 10:31 am #

      Thanks, Vishal 🙂

  74. Kamal March 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Great Blog! Understood everything about GRE vs. GMAT in 10 mins 😀

    • Chris Lele
      Chris Lele March 26, 2014 at 11:54 am #

      Awesome! I’m happy this infographic is resonating with others. It really simplifies things :).

      • Lily December 26, 2014 at 10:47 am #

        Hi Chris, I took GRE for my current master program at Stanford. I did only Okay (160/162) and am thinking about a dual MBA/JD program in the future (will go to work for a couple years after I graduate from Stanford). I know that I should finish all tests while I’m still at school. So I’m just wondering should I retake my GRE or consider taking GMAT if my targets are Stanford, Harvard, etc.. I would say that I’m equally good (or bad:) at quant and verbal. Thank you so much!!!

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