Standardised aptitude tests like the GMAT and GRE are required for most business school degrees, including MBA programmes. 

But with the plethora of information out there, getting started can feel a bit overwhelming. INSEAD's Degree Programmes recruitment team took the plunge and attempted both tests themselves, going through the entire actual in-person test-taking experience for both the GMAT and the GRE to experience first-hand what applicants will be going through.

In this series, we share insights on the GMAT and GRE tests, identifying the differences between them. INSEAD also provides a five-step study plan to help you ace your chosen exam with the addition of practice tests for both the GMAT and GRE.

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The new GMAT Focus Edition - All you need to know

  • Comparison of GMAT Focus vs. current GMAT
  • Implications for test takers

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GMAT vs. GRE – Why do you need them and how will you be assessed?

  • Purpose and structure of the tests
  • What does adaptation really mean and how you will be benchmarked

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GMAT vs. GRE – Deep dive into structure and differences

  • Key differences in the verbal and quantitative sections with example questions for each test
  • Differences in the analytical writing requirement

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5 Steps to Ace your GMAT or GRE

  • Diagnostic questions to help you choose between GMAT and GRE to best play to your strengths
  • Suggested study plan to help you stay motivated

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Practice for GMAT and GRE tests with more resources

INSEAD offers additional resources below to help enhance your exam preparation journey. Explore a range of materials, including online study guides, practice GMAT and GRE tests, and success stories.

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A man has his hand on his chin, deep in focus while preparing for the tests with INSEAD’s four useful tools to crack the GRE.

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