Repeated loading is an important reason to cause pad cratering fatigue failure in ball grid array (BGA) device in printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. For industry application, the board level drop test is commonly applied to evaluate the pad cratering fatigue strength under the repetitive drop loading. Although this testing method is consistent with the actual service condition of BGA-PCB assembly, it is extremely time consuming in the testing operation and expensive in costs. Another fatigue evaluation testing method for BGA-PCB assembly is the board level cyclic bending test. Compare with the board level drop test, this testing method can be handled by universal testing machine automatically without manual operation during the testing process. In consequence, the cyclic bending test has the merits of simple, fast, and low costs, and it is always desirable to evaluate the repeated drop life of pad cratering with cyclic bending test. This research proposes a correlation between the cyclic bending and repetitive drop test in BGA-PCB assemblies. With assistance of finite element method, the equivalent cyclic bending testing conditions of drop tests are developed. The experimental validation is also conducted to prove accuracy of the correlation. From the analysis of finite element method and experiments, both cyclic bending tests and repetitive drop tests agree with the same strain–number of cycle (S–N) curve. This means the S–N curve can be treated as a generalized failure criterion of fatigue induced pad cratering. The conclusion is crucial for reliability design phases to prevent the pad cratering fatigue failure.