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Hi Everyone. I am currently living in memphis, Tn and working for a fortune500 company as a java developer. I need to do my masters next year. In order to do that i searched a university(University Of Memphis) and came to know that one of the programs(Applied Computer Science) is the best suitable program for me because they offer more practical ecommerce courses like web application, data mining, database, etc and some business courses also.

To get admitted in this program either a GRE score or GMAT score is good. I bought both of these books barrons GRE and barrons GMAT. My only drawback is my english(Not in speaking but vocabulary) and geometry. GRE have 3000 vocabulary word list and from talking and getting advices from people i came to know GMAT is easier than GRE.

Which one do you think i should give GRE or GMAT?. I got 2 months to prepare.

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Suleman,
It's not so much easier vs harder, but where your strengths lie. GMAT still requires verbal skills. In particular, they have a grammar section. By contrast, the GRE is more like the SAT (memorizing words that we likely don't use.) I think a techie is more likely to find the grammar easier because we learn about computer language grammars. You know what you are best at though.

Both tests require reading in context and writing.
 
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Thank you sir for your reply.
 
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Hey Suleman, one advice from my side...
Last week I gave GRE. I think memorizing 3000 words in 2 months is nearly impossible. There is a Kaplan GRE vocabulary flashcards having 500 GRE words. Its cost is around $12. I found it useful. I also had 2 months to prepare. I got 1160/1600.

All the best!!!
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Hi,

I think it depends what course you want to persue.Technology/Management

GRE would probably be required for a masters degree on the technology front

and GMAT would be required for a masters degree in management
 
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