GRE

Nearly every major business school now accepts the GRE
Accepted for other graduate programs as well
Multi-Stage Test (MST) = difficulty level adapts after each section
More sections than on the GMAT, but each is shorter
Integrated Reasoning & Critical Reasoning questions are included in the Quantitative & Verbal sections
No Data Sufficiency questions

GRE Test Section# of QuestionsTiming
Analytical Writing Assessment2 essays
30 minutes per essay
Quantitative20 questions in each of two sections
35 minutes per section
Verbal20 questions in each of two sections
30 minutes per section
Experimental or Research (unscored)Varies30-35 minutes
Total exam timeAbout 4 hours (includes a 10-minute break)
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GMAT

Accepted for business school only
Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) = difficulty level adapts after each question
Fewer but longer sections
Entire sections on Integrated Reasoning & Critical Reasoning
Data Sufficiency questions in the Quantitative section

GMAT Test Section# of QuestionsTiming
Analytical Writing Assessment1 essay
30 minutes
Integrated Reasoning12 questions
30 minutes
Quantitative37 questions
75 minutes
Verbal41 questions
75 minutes
Total exam timeAbout 3 hours, 45 minutes (includes two optional 8-minute breaks)

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