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GRE to GMAT Score Conversion 2021 (conversion chart included)

Applying to B-schools with your GRE score? Learn how to convert GRE score to GMAT score with the help of a conversion chart.

An increasing number of students are taking the GRE for admission into Business schools. Its wider testing network and broader reach are an inherent advantage for the test taker. However, it has been a very short period since business schools have started accepting GRE scores for admission into graduate management programs. Hence, there is very little information available about the GRE scores of the incoming class at top business schools. Moreover, business schools convert GRE to GMAT scores to objectively compare all the applicants.

So, how does GRE to GMAT score conversion work? Keep reading! As bonus content, we also share the GRE scores for the top business schools and shed light on how the admissions committee evaluates your scores in 2021-2022.

GRE to GMAT Score Conversion 2022

How are GRE and GMAT scores reported?

Before we dig deeper into how to convert your GRE scores to GMAT, let’s first understand how are your GRE and GMAT scores reported.

Score reporting

Both the GRE and GMAT are standardized tests for admission into graduate programs at universities in the US and other countries like Canada, Australia, Germany, and the UK. Traditionally the GMAT has been the preferred choice of business schools for evaluating candidates for admission into graduate management programs. However, to broaden the applicant pool and increase class diversity, many of the top B-schools now accept GRE scores. There are a few fundamental differences between the tests regarding the format and score reporting.

Here are the differences between GRE and GMAT:

ParameterGRE GMAT
Format3 Sections
Quantitative ability (130-170)
Verbal ability (130-170)
Analytical writing (0-6 in 0.5-point increments)
4 Sections
Quantitative reasoning (6-51)
Verbal reasoning (6-51)
Analytical writing assessment (0-6 in 0.5-point increments)
Integrated reasoning (1-8)
AdaptivenessSection adaptiveQuestion Adaptive
Testing Time3 Hours 45 minutes3 Hours 7 Minutes

Watch this video to know the difference between GMAT and GRE. You can also read this article.

For the GRE the Quant and Verbal scores are reported separately and range from 130-170. These scores are simply added to give your cumulative GRE score. In the GMAT, however, Verbal and Quant scores are reported separately and then scaled to calculate your cumulative GMAT score. Quant and verbal scores can range from 6-51, and the scaled cumulative score ranges from 200-800.

The score reporting for analytical writing is similar. The GMAT, however, has an added section called Integrated Reasoning. The score for which is reported on a 1-8 scale. It is an assessment of multi-source reasoning with questions requiring data interpretation from charts, graphs, and tables.

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Comparing Raw and Scaled scores

ETS the organization which conducts the GRE has developed a handy tool for converting GRE scores to GMAT equivalent scores. This comparison tool allows users to predict the GMAT total, Quantitative, Verbal scores using their GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative reasoning scores. You can access the tool here.

Percentile Scores

Percentile scores are provided on both your GRE and GMAT score reports. They represent the percentage of test-takers who obtained a score lower than the specified score. The percentile scores to which raw scores correspond to, for both GRE and GMAT are shown below. Due to the fundamental differences in the applicant pool who take each test, the percentile scores cannot be compared directly. However, they can be used as a rough guideline for comparison.

GRE to GMAT score conversion chart

The below GRE to GMAT conversion chart is based on the data provided by GRE’s Comparison tool for business schools.

GRE Verbal Reasoning scoreGRE Quant Reasoning scoreGRE ScoreGMAT ScoreGMAT Verbal scaled scoreGMAT Quant scaled score

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Average GRE vs. GMAT scores at top Business schools

The average GRE and GMAT scores of the incoming class at the top 50 business schools are shown below. If you are aiming for a top-50 business school, the below table should help you in setting a target score for the GMAT or GRE, whichever test you choose to take.

Business schoolGMAT Score
(2023 Class)
GRE Score
(2023 intake)
GRE VerbalGRE Quant
Stanford GSB738330165165
Wharton School of Business740324162162
Chicago Booth School of Business732325162163
Kellogg School of Management727327162165
Harvard Business School730327163164
MIT Sloan School of Management730325162163
Columbia University729NA
UC Berkeley Haas726323161162
Yale School of Management730331166165
Tuck School of Business724324162162
Duke Fuqua School of Business710317NANA
Michigan Ross School of Business722320160160
Darden School of Business715321NANA
Cornell Johnson – Tepper710NANANA
USC Marshall716NANANA
UCLA Anderson School of Management714NANANA
McCombs School of Business (Class 2022)704318159159
Georgetown McDonough (Class 2021)704317NANA
University of Washington (Foster)704321161160
Indiana University Kelley School of Business679NANANA
Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School690NANANA
Jones Graduate School of Business705316NANA
Emory Goizueta Business School690NANANA
University of florida (Warrington) (Class 2015)687NANANA
Georgia Tech682319159160
Carlson School of Management690321NANA
W.P. Carey School of Business (Class 2021)694321NANA
Marriott School of Business669NANANA
UT Dallas (Class 2022)681314NANA
Fisher College of Business (Class 2021)683311NANA
Smeal College of Business666NANANA
Simon Business School650313157156
Notre Dame (Mendoza) (Class 2022)657NANANA
Washington University (Olin) (Class 2021)684NANANA
Texas A&M Mays (Class 2021)665310NANA
Broad College of Business674NANANA
Terry College of Business665310NANA
Haslam College of Business680316158158
Robert H.Smith School of Business656NANANA
Wisconsin School of Business (Class 2022)649NANANA
Boston College – Carroll School of Management646312NANA
Krannert School of Management633NANANA
Rutgers Business School (Class 2020)683NANANA
University of Alabama (Class 2020)650310NANA
David Eccles School of Business (Class 2021)655316NANA
Questrom School of Business (Class 2021)675315159156
IOWA – Ivy College of Business592NANANA
Pittsburgh Katz (Class 2021)625NANANA

Do AdComs have a preference between GMAT and GRE?

Now that we know how to compare and convert between GMAT and GRE scores, the next question that arises is, do schools treat candidates who submit GRE scores differently than those who submit GMAT scores? Well, the short answer is No, and the detailed explanation for the same is given below. Schools evaluate candidates on many factors and test scores are just a part of a holistic process of evaluation. However, since the GMAT has been the default test for admission into graduate management programs until recently, schools unfamiliar with the GRE Test still prefer candidates that report GMAT scores.

“26% of admissions officers say those who submit a GMAT score have an advantage over those who submit a GRE score. The remaining 73% saying neither exam taker has the advantage.” – Survey conducted by Kaplan.

What does this mean for you?

If you are yet to take either test, our recommendation would be to stick with the GMAT. For the simple reason, that it is more widely accepted, and the GMAC develops the GMAT with a specific aim to evaluate the skills required for business schools. Remember, the GMAC partners with leading business schools to continuously evaluate and understand what skills business schools look for in candidates.

The GRE, though a leader in the graduate admission test space, is designed to cater to a wider range of test-takers and graduate programs. Hence, the GMAT seems to be a better choice.

Taking the GMAT also shows your commitment to business schools, about your decision for graduate management education. Reporting GRE scores may show indecision to adcoms about your selection of programs or even a lack of clarity about career goals.

We hope this article helps you in understanding how to evaluate and compare GRE and GMAT scores. And, if you are considering Business School, the first step would be to ace either test. If you are taking the GMAT, here are some free resources to get you started. Please write to us at acethegmat@e-gmat.com with your questions on GRE to GMAT Score Conversion or any other issues.

FAQs – GRE to GMAT score conversion

Can I convert my GRE score to a GMAT score?

You surely can convert your GRE score to a GMAT score. Check out this article to look at the GRE to GMAT score conversion chart.

What is the GMAT score equivalent of 330 GRE score with 165 each scored in Quant and Verbal sections of the GRE?

The GMAT score equivalent of 330 GRE score is 730. The GMAT Quant scaled score could be Q47 and GMAT verbal scaled score could be V41.

What is the difference between the GMAT and GRE and which should I take?

The difference between GMAT and GRE is that GMAT is primarily taken for admission to business school while GRE is taken for admission to many graduate programs. Read this detailed article on the differences between GMAT and GRE and which test should you take.

What does GMAT score and percentile mean?

A GMAT score evaluates your performance on the test and a percentile tells you the percentage of people you performed better than. A 95 percentile means that you performed better than 95% of people who took the test. Understand more here.

Can I skip questions on the GMAT and GRE?

You cannot skip questions on the GMAT. However, you can skip questions on the GRE.

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