GMAT Syllabus vs GRE Syllabus

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examination), are two major competitive exams for master’s and doctoral level programs. These tests serve as an admission prerequisite for the advanced studies in the renowned universities across the world.  Although the tests have a similar sounding test sections but both the test possess several distinctions in terms of syllabus, exam fee, scoring pattern and lot more.

GMAT And GRE Syllabus Comparison

GMAT Syllabus

Basically, the GMAT test comprises four sections: Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Highlights of GMAT syllabus:

(i) Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – In this section students need to finish a flawed argument- essay writing task within 30 minutes.

(ii) Integrated Reasoning (IR) – The Integrated Reasoning section is a 30-minute section on the GMAT that measures your ability to understand and evaluate multiple types of information – graphic, numeric, and verbal.

(iii) Quantitative Ability– This section offers 37 multiple choice questions formed on the basic knowledge of  arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.

(iv) Verbal Ability– This section evaluates your command over the English language. This section asks multiple choice questions extracted from Reading comprehension ,Critical reasoning, Sentence correction.  

GRE Syllabus

GRE evaluates a candidate’s interest and intelligence based on the three sections- Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.

Highlights of GRE syllabus:

(i) Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) – In this sections students are need to write two essays: Analyze The Issue Task and Analyze An Argument statement. Time allotted for analytical writing is one hour.

(ii) Quantitative Ability– This section checks the basic knowledge of the quant among candidates from the topics like Algebra, Geometry, Data analysis and simple problem-solving techniques based on these concepts.

(iii) Verbal Ability– This section checks candidate’s basic knowledge about the English language. The topics advised for the syllabus of GRE verbal section includes: Idioms and their Expressions, Verb, Tense and its uses, Primary structure of a sentence: noun, pronoun, adjective, Agreement of pronoun, Modifiers, Subject-Verb Agreement and Parallelism

Difference Between GRE and GMAT Exam

Bases GMAT GRE
Abbreviation Graduate Management Admission Test Graduate Record Examination
Type of Test Computer Adaptive Test follows a certain algorithm Majorly Computer Adaptive Test; offers Paper-Based test where internet is facility is unavailable.
Exam Fee USD 250.00 USD 150.00
Test Contents Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Integrated Reasoning (IR), Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative  Aptitude Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative  Aptitude
Test Score Validity Five years Five years
Test Score Min-200

Max-800

Min-260

Max-340

Test Time 3 hours 50 minutes 3 hours 45 minutes

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