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The GMAT and GRE are graduate examinations required by most schools in the USA for admission to graduate programs in the sciences, business and other fields. The GMAT and GRE utilize a Computer Adaptive Test format, known as the CAT format. As such, the GMAT and GRE are administered on a computer instead of in the traditional paper-and-pencil format used by many other tests. CATs exhibit certain unique characteristics. For instance, only one question at a time is presented, the order of questions is not predetermined, and the test actually responds to your answers and shapes the test in order to most efficiently arrive at your proper score. You need basic computer and word processing skills, and must be familiar with how to use the mouse, access a Help function, and enter a response.

The EasiPREP GMAT and GRE Examination preparation aims at familiarizing the student with the test taking environment to develop the necessary ancillary and academic skills to easily complete the examinations within the given time and come out with excellent scores. Students can login to the EasiPREP GMAT or GRE internet-based simulation platform to take tests similar to what to expect in the real examination. In addition to that, EasiPREP provide students with downloads, CD material and offline test pactice software as part of the GMAT or GRE subscription package.

GRE Overview & Information

What is GRE?: GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is a test administered by ETS (Educational Testing Services), the same company that administers the SATs. The exam is used to assess students' aptitude for graduate programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, and is required for admission to many graduate programs. In the U.S., the test is generally administered using Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT), as opposed to a paper-and-pencil test.

GRE Overview: The GRE is composed of three sections: Analytical Writing (AW), Verbal, and Quantitative (math). The AW section is always first, followed by one Verbal section and one Quantitative section. After this, there is an additional Verbal or Quantitative section. This means that any given test will either have two Verbal sections and one Quantitative section, or two Quantitative sections and one Verbal section. One of these sections will not count towards your score; it is included for research purposes (you will not be able to identify it, so don't even try). For example, if your test has two Quantitative sections, only one will count. After the test is over, you may have to complete another research section. This one, at least, will be identified. And yes, you have to stay to complete it if you are asked to!

GMAT Overview & Information

What is GMAT?: GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. This standardized test is required for admission at over 1000 business schools worldwide. GMAT scores have proven to be a reliable measure of some developed skills that are important in business studies at the graduate level. Business schools use GMAT scores to objectively compare applicants, and to predict how those students will perform in their graduate business program (at least in the first year). Although your GMAT score is only one portion of your application, it’s often used to reduce the size of the applicant pool and is the single factor that all business school applicants will have in common. A high score will almost guarantee you acceptance in a lower-ranked school, as well as serious consideration at a higher ranked school (especially if you have some work experience). A high score might also mean a scholarship or an internship in fields that use GMAT scores as a way to field applicants.

GMAT Overview: The GMAT is given in English, and consists of the following four separately timed sections: Two Analytical Writing tasks (AW), Quantitative (math), and Verbal. The AW section is always first, followed by Quantitative and then Verbal. An optional break of 5 minutes is allowed between each section.

  • Analytical Writing Assessment: 2 essays, 30 minutes each; one essay asks for an analysis of an issue, the other asks for an analysis of an argument.
  • Quantitative Section: 37 multiple-choice questions, 75 minutes; two question types: Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Section: 41 multiple-choice questions, 75 minutes; three question types: Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction.

GMAT & GRE Scoring

Both the GRE and the GMAT use a Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) format. The CAT format chooses which questions to ask test takers based on their ability to answer questions with varying difficulty levels. Although both are CAT exams, each provides scores differently. The GRE gives three different scaled scores:

  • Verbal Score on a scale of 200 to 800
  • Quantitative Score on a scale of 200 to 800
  • Analytical Writing Score on a scale of 0 to 6

The GMAT provides four separate scores:

  • A Quantitative Score on a scale of 0 to 60
  • A Verbal Score on a scale of 0 to 60
  • A Total Score on a scale of 200 to 800
  • An Analytical Writing Assessment Score on a scale of 0 to 6

For the GMAT, the Quantitative and Verbal scores are section scores, and these two section scores are combined to create the Total Score. The Total Score is the one most familiar to GMAT test takers, and it is given on the famous 200 to 800 scale, with 200 being the lowest score and 800 the highest score.

For more information on GMAT and GRE, please visit the Educatal Testing Services website at www.ets.org