GMAT vs GRE: Is the GRE easier than the GMAT?

Neither test is necessarily easier or harder than the other; the GMAT and the GRE are just very different tests that assess very different sets of abilities.  The most striking differences can be found in the verbal sections of both tests.  While the GRE verbal section tests you on your knowledge of vocabulary, the GMAT verbal section is more interested in your abilities in critical reasoning, thinking, and conventional English grammar.  Therefore, if you have strong vocabulary skills, the GRE verbal section may be easier, while if you have strong critical reading and grammatical abilities, you may score higher on the GMAT verbal section.  The quantitative sections of the GRE and the GMAT also have different question types in addition to basic problem-solving questions; GRE Math has “Quantitative Comparison” questions in which examinees must determine which column represents the larger amount while GMAT Math tests examinees on Data Sufficiency. Finally, the GMAT has a new section, Integrated Reasoning, which is unlike any section on the GRE, and may be easier or harder for certain test-takers.

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