# GRE and GMAT

## GRE and GMAT-A Comparison

The GRE and GMAT are both standardized tests that are conducted for those individuals who are aiming for higher education mostly in the English speaking countries of the world. The comparison between the two exams is a topic that often comes up when candidates want to choose between the two tests so that they can take the test that best suits their requirements. Nonetheless, their comparison is good to know even for general interest. The following is a tabulated comparison of a few aspects of both the tests:

As it is evident by the above-mentioned respective sections of the two tests, in certain respects they can be called the two sides of the same coin. Both the tests try to ascertain how academically proficient an individual is in the basics of the English language, Mathematics and skills pertaining to Data Interpretation. Through their Writing sections also test an individual's capacity for creativity and the ability to think out-of-the-box. Mathematical understanding and speed in numerical calculations is also the key to excel in both these tests. Both the tests do not consider the actual total scores of the candidates taking the test but statistically derive their scores from the actual total scores. These derived scored are expressed in different ways like averages and percentiles but, depict the same thing and that is; a comparative analysis of an individual with respect to all the other test-takers.

Their scores may be considered together during admissions in certain colleges and institutes. However, candidates need to remember that prior to taking these tests, they should check with their prospective colleges and institutes to know which test scores they would consider on priority. Candidates also need to understand that there is no such thing as an easy or difficult test. Tests are subjective to the individuals taking the tests and therefore, they both can be called equally difficult or equally simple tests.