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GRE vs GMAT for INSEAD

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Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:24 pm
I am taking GRE instead of GMAT and applying to INSEAD.

Assuming I get a good score on it, would the fact that I took the GRE be looked down upon by the admissions office?

Thank you.

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Things have certainly changed in the last 5-10 years. Most top MBA programs including INSEAD will accept the GRE, if you do well then you should be good here.

One thing to note, this is from the INSEAD website:

In countries where the GMAT test is not offered, we will accept a GRE test instead. Similarly, a GRE test is acceptable for prospective students looking to follow the Dual Degree path. A score above 85% for the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE is highly recommended.

I doubt they will really uphold the note about "if the GMAT is not offered in your country" but just something to keep in mind

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Post Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:01 pm
Sci45 wrote:
I am taking GRE instead of GMAT and applying to INSEAD.

Assuming I get a good score on it, would the fact that I took the GRE be looked down upon by the admissions office?

Thank you.
Not really,
It used to be the case, but schools have opened up more and more to the GRE. It's pretty much accepted as equivalent, although it's maybe a bit better to take the GMAT.

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