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GRE? How hard is it? What percentile did you achieve? How much time did you commit to study?

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Easy. 99th. About 3 weeks of chill study and 5 days of serious studying.

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Easier than the GMAT. Get a 330+ to be competitive at a top 10 bschool. You still have to put in the time. Take a practice GMAT and a practice GRE and see which one you performed better in and that should dictate which test to take

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Math is easier than GMAT. GRE felt more straightforward (either you know it or you don’t) where GMAT felt like they were trying to be clever and trick you.

GRE: 99th percentile zero studying
GMAT: 99th percentile 12 hours of studying

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Sounds like you did great. Congrats!

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Thanks everyone, this is helpful! I thought maybe a leave of absence or something would be needed to really commit to succeeding but sounds like everyone thinks it’s easy?

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Definitely don’t need a leave of absence, it’s not like the MCAT. You also don’t need anything close to 99th percentile to do well (there’s a bias in who responds to the thread). Masters programs typically want to see decent scores in one (sometimes both) sections, i.e. at least 80th percentile in Quant for math/data based programs, but super high doesn’t help that much. Even PhD programs don’t care if you have a near perfect score. And you can get there by putting in 30-60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 1-3 months (depending on where you start, and whether you care about one or both sections )

Verbal 168 and Quant 166, presumably 99th percentile (GRE doesn’t give the combined score). About 3 months of studying, 30 minutes per day - I would recommend that as a MAX. Studying too long had its downsides. The Quant is more straightforward than GMAT but the Verbal has a lot more vocab (which is what I spent a lot of time on).

Are you asking for MBA?

I used Green Light Test Prep. It’s basically the Khan Academy of the GRE. The website has video explanations of all questions types, practice questions, and the videos are reinforced by follow up questions from the Kaplan book.

MS in CS or Data Science is why I’m asking

Didn’t study at all, 68th percentile. Put a little bit of time in and you should have no problem doing well

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