GMAT® vs. GRE®
Which should I take?
GMAT vs. GRE: the question is, what route will you take? Business school or Graduate school? As you decide which test to take—GMAT or GRE–here’s what you need to know.
Pick your course option
GMAT Prep Course
GMAT Prep Course includes:
- 48+ hours of live interactive teaching from our best instructors
- New Study Plan that will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your performance during the course
- Official Test Day Experience - A Kaplan exclusive! Through our partnership with Pearson VUE, you'll be able to take a Kaplan practice test at the actual testing facility you'll use on Test Day so you'll know exactly what to expect
- The GMAT Channel - Another Kaplan exclusive! Get 30+ hours of live, highly-interactive unique instruction on everything from the basics to advanced topics taught live and online by Kaplan’s highest rated faculty
- Over 140 hours of instruction and practice
- 5,000+ practice questions
- 9 full-length computer adaptive tests (CATs) that replicate the actual exam experience
- Select your section order. CATs are fully updated to match July 2017 GMAT test changes
- The following books: GMAT Premier: Course Book Edition and GMAT Pocket Reference, Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide
GMAT Prep PLUS Course
Everything in our GMAT Prep Course, PLUS personal coaching and additional math help:
- 3 hours of one-on-one time, live online with a GMAT expert (over $400 value): Personalized coaching, review and analysis of practice test results, assistance building a study plan, and guidance on the graduate school application process.
- GMAT Math Foundations - Self-Paced ($299 value): A collection of online videos and practice questions designed to build a strong foundation in the basic math skills essential for success on the GMAT (on demand lessons & online workshops, and 400+ practice questions).
Deciding between GMAT or GRE
Of course, the ultimate determiner is whether the MBA programs to which you’re applying accept both tests or indicate a preference for one.
The GMAT and GRE are, in many ways, nearly identical:
- Both involve early-high-school-level math.
- Both rely heavily on reading comprehension.
- Both require essay-writing at the beginning of the test.