Traditionally, business schools have favored the GMAT over the GRE (the GMAT was designed specifically by the Graduate Management Admission Council for MBA admissions), while PhD or master’s degree programs required GRE scores. Now, however, more and more business schools are accepting both GMAT and GRE scores.
Unfortunately, the firm divisions between the tests means that percentiles aren’t all that useful for GRE to GMAT conversion – the populations taking them are too different.
In this article, we’ll show you how you can convert your GRE score to GMAT score to see how you’ll compare to takers of the the other test. If you’ve already taken one test, you’ll also be able to get an idea how you’d do on the other one.
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The GRE can feel like a slog — you have to take time out of your normal schedule, focus on complicated math and unfamiliar vocab for hours, and there’s a ton of pressure to do well.
Nonetheless, you may be wondering, “Exactly how long is the GRE?” ETS designates 4.5 hours for each testing slot, but how does that break down? We’ll cover the answer to that question plus tips to deal with the test length in this article.
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As with any test, if you’re taking the GRE, you probably want to know what a good score is. The short answer is, it depends! The long answer is this article.
In this guide we’ll go over what a good GRE score is in terms of the entire GRE test-taking population, what a good GRE score is for you, and how to set a goal score. You’ll be on your way to a good score for you in no time!
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If you’re just starting to think about grad school, you probably have a lot of questions, so I’m here to answer one of the biggest ones: what is the GRE? Do you need to take the GRE? How important is it for grad school admissions? What does it test? How can you sign up for it?
This in-depth guide will answer all these questions and more. Read on for a complete overview of the GRE that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about the test and the actions you need to take.
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GRE scoring can be confusing. What do the numbers mean? What are they out of? This guide will explain the GRE total score for both the General and Subject Tests, as well as give data on average GRE scores and how well you need to do in order to get a perfect GRE score.
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Let’s face it: there is no way to develop a successful study plan for the GRE without knowing what the exam is actually going to be testing you on. What are the major academic skills that the test covers? What content should you have down cold? What is on the GRE?
In this article, I’ll explain everything the GRE tests. I’ll break down what you need to know for each section of the test and explain the different types of questions, before wrapping up with some general tips on how to prep.
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We can’t stress it enough: to beat the GRE, you have to understand how to make the design of its questions and its structure work for you.
In this article, I lay out the overall GRE exam pattern and marking scheme. Then, I go through it section by section, giving you a detailed look at the skills and knowledge that’s tested, and the different types of questions you’ll face. Finally, I have great tips on how you can best use all this info on test day.
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Given that the redesigned GRE test has somewhat of an unusual scoring scale, it can be hard to tell what the lowest possible score actually is. In this guide, we’ll go over the minimum GRE score, how many people get the lowest possible score and whether you need to worry about it. We’ll also discuss what’s the lowest GRE score that will still get you into graduate school.
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Everyone talks about “taking the GRE.” But do the letters mean anything? What does GRE stand for? In this article, we’ll provide the answer, along with a brief history of the exam’s name. Finally, we’ll lay out why the name of the test probably won’t change any time soon.
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The GRE can feel like a mysterious black box: your answers go in and a score comes out. But there must be more to it than that, right? Just how is the GRE scored?
As you might have guessed, the process is much more complicated than just adding up the number of questions you got right. In order to ensure the most accurate scores, processes called adaptive testing and equating are used. Read this guide to learn what these terms mean, how they affect you, and what has to happen before you get your official GRE scores.
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