Advantage Testing GMAT Q&A

Do business schools prefer the GMAT over the GRE?

Most business schools accept both the GMAT and the GRE, with no stated preference for either test; however, the GMAT is more commonly used by students applying to business school. 

The GMAT and GRE have many similarities: both tests include Quantitative, Verbal, and Analytical Writing sections (but until at least April 20, 2021, the GMAT Online does not have the Analytical Writing Assessment). Note that some of the question types and content are unique to each test. For example, the GMAT tests grammar, while the GRE tests vocabulary. Likewise, the GMAT Quantitative Section includes data sufficiency questions, while the GRE Quantitative Section includes quantitative comparison questions.

If you are deciding between preparing for the GMAT or GRE, we recommend that you take a timed full-length practice GMAT and a timed full-length practice GRE. Compare your scores and your overall comfort level with each test. Then prepare for and take the test on which you feel that you will eventually perform best.

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