Guest Post by Rich Carriero, Next Step Test Preparation The decision by some business schools to allow applicants to submit GRE scores in lieu of GMAT scores poses the question, which test should MBA candidates take? As a tutor of both tests for the past ten years I’ve had to answer that question many times and like most thorny questions in life, the answer depends on a number of factors. The most straightforward response I can give is that if your scores are comparable on both tests, it’s better to take the GMAT. All business schools accept it and a high GMAT score will never place you at a disadvantage vis a vis a high GRE score. There are, however, situations when the GRE might be the better option.