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## Should I try GRE instead?

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sydneyuni2014 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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#### Should I try GRE instead?

Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Hello All

I have been trying to get 650 on the GMAT for quite a while but with little success. My mock tests are in the 600's but I could not get that much in the official test.

With little success on the GMAT yesterday I thought why not look what the GRE is like. So just to test it out I installed the program for the very first time and gave a sample test. I skipped the Verbal section but gave the Quant (not under exam conditions). I scored 153 in Quant. I understand it's the average score but with practice it should improve.

So is it a wise decision to switch from GMAT to GRE for my MBA admission for next year?

Thanks

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:50 am
Why not give it a shot! Most schools accept both and you should submit whichever is higher (on a relative scale). Best of luck!

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Donna@Stratus Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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sydneyuni2014 wrote:
Hello All
Hi- yes- I think it can be a good strategy to switch to see how you can do on the GRE! Most programs are accepting the GRE- and while the GMAT is still the gold standard- I think in your case you have potentially much to gain- and little to lose- by trying this option. Best wishes to you!
I have been trying to get 650 on the GMAT for quite a while but with little success. My mock tests are in the 600's but I could not get that much in the official test.

With little success on the GMAT yesterday I thought why not look what the GRE is like. So just to test it out I installed the program for the very first time and gave a sample test. I skipped the Verbal section but gave the Quant (not under exam conditions). I scored 153 in Quant. I understand it's the average score but with practice it should improve.

So is it a wise decision to switch from GMAT to GRE for my MBA admission for next year?

Thanks

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