MBA aspirants prefer GMAT, despite increased acceptance of GRE scores – Study

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According to a survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, GRE has remained second in student eyes. For traditional Business School Admissions, GMAT is the preferred by MBA aspirants finds the Study. According to the 2012 survey which included input from 265 business school admissions officers, 69% of business schools now give applicants the option of submitting scores from the GRE rather than the GMAT.

But while more MBA programs are offering the GRE alternative to prospective students, few applicants are taking the option. Roughly half of the business schools surveyed (46%) say fewer than 1 in 10 applicants submitted a GRE score this past admissions cycle. Data supports applicants’ wariness – while the majority of business schools (69%) say scores from both tests are viewed equally, 29% say that applicants who submit a GMAT score have an advantage over applicants who submit a GRE score.

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