GRE to GMAT conversion

Updated on: May 14, 2024
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The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are standard competitive exams determining candidates' eligibility to pursue a master’s degree abroad. MBA aspirants attend GMAT, whereas students aiming to pursue their postgraduate study in science, technology, engineering, or maths (STEM) take up GRE.

Students can also take GRE for business school admissions. The educational institutions convert GRE scores to check if it is equivalent to the GMAT requirement. Here’s everything you need to know about the GRE to GMAT conversion.

GMAT & GRE: Scoring criteria

Before you learn the GRE to GMAT conversion, learning about the scoring pattern is essential for better understanding. Here's the score range for the test sections in GMAT and GREs.

GMAT and GRE section-wise score range

Note that you can add your GRE scores to obtain a total grade out of 340. But GMAT follows a specific method to calculate your score to get between 200-800.

Also read: Key differences between the GRE and GMAT

GRE to GMAT conversion formula

Here is the formula for GRE to GMAT conversion.

GRE to GMAT conversion: Section-wise

GMAT Verbal = 0.912 x GRE Verbal – 109.49

GMAT Quant = 1.243 x GRE Quant – 158.42

For example, if your GRE verbal score is 140 and your GRE quant score is 150, here’s how to find your GMAT equivalent.

GMAT score = (6.38 x 140) + (10.62 x 150) - 2080.75

= (893.2 + 1593) - 2080.75

= 410

GMAT verbal score = 0.912 x 140 – 109.49

= 18

GMAT quant score = 1.243 x 150 – 158.42

= 28

GRE to GMAT conversion chart

The conversion chart depicts the rounded-off scores of the assessment. You can use the GRE to GMAT formula to obtain accurate results.

GRE score percentiles

GRE follows a unique way of grading students. Understanding how the grading works is important before moving on to GRE to GMAT conversion. GRE percentiles refer to the percentage of candidates who scored less than you on the exam. Educational institutions use this metric to evaluate candidates for admission.

For example, if you score in the 70th percentile, then you have scored better than 70% of the candidates who took the exam, and only 30% of them scored better than you.

The higher your percentile, the better your score is. Also, it is important to note that GRE percentiles and GRE score ranges are not the same.

FAQs

How to convert GRE to GMAT?

GMAT score = 6.38 x GRE Verbal + 10.62 x GRE Quantitative – 2080.75

GRE to GMAT section-wise conversion

GMAT Verbal = 0.912 x GRE Verbal – 109.49

GMAT Quant = 1.243 x GRE Quant – 158.42

What is 700 GMAT equivalent to GRE?

The GRE equivalent for a GMAT score of 700 is approximately 326. Note that the score tends to change with different verbal and quant scores.

Is GRE more difficult than GMAT?

The GRE and GMAT test the candidate’s knowledge to pursue higher education. The GRE verbal section is comparatively more difficult than GMAT, whereas GMAT’s quantitative section is harder than GRE.

Do MBA colleges accept GRE scores?

Around 90% of business schools accept GRE scores for admissions. The GRE scores can be converted to determine if they satisfy the GMAT requirements.

What is a 164 GRE quant score for GMAT?

A GRE quant score of 164 is equivalent to a GMAT quant score of around 45. You can use the below formula to convert your GRE quant score to GMAT equivalent.

GMAT Quant = 1.243 x GRE Quant – 158.42