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Students Give First Preference To GMAT

By Zeke Lee

Even as GRE is accepted by some business schools, a new survey has found that a majority of MBA applicants still opt for GMAT. When asked what they would choose as their top choice if schools would agree either one, 55 percent of survey respondents said they would take the GMAT as against 12 percent. Another 12 percent however said they would mull over taking both the exams.

Majority reported a preference for GMAT although it was tougher of the two exams. Of 300 aspiring MBAs polled in January and February 2010, it was found that 47 percent considered the GMAT to be tougher than the GRE.

The proprietor of GRE, Educational Testing Services (ETS) is taking efforts to make its exam an striking option for business school admissions. Major test revisions would be inclusive in the changes, which would make the exam more difficult. Obtaining acceptance with many competitive MBA programs, these announced test changes in part make it more attractive to business schools.

Some of the main changes planned for the GRE include numerous answer questions in each the verbal and math segments of the test. Here, moderators have to select all answers that correctly apply rather than just one. In the verbal section, the sentence equivalence questions call on test takers to select two answer choices out of six that would correctly complete a given sentence and also create two similar sentences when used separately . The new math questions will want test takers to enter the correct numeric answer to a math problem, with no choices given. initiating August 1, 2011, the new GRE will be administered as a Multi-Stage Test MST letting test takers to omit around in individual sections, although it’s a computer adaptive test.

Future business school applicants favor the GMAT despite all these changes. The reason for this is that majority of the top business schools are still GMAT-only and report that they have no plans to acknowledge the GRE. Those who only take the GRE in effect limit their options.

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