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World's first prep course designed to help non-natives level the playing field and score higher on GMAT Verbal. e-GMAT's methods and strategies help non-natives improve 5+ points on GMAT Verbal.  Includes Basic & Advanced Concepts – 30+ hrs of audio visual content, Proprietary framework for non-natives, 24-hr Expert Personalized support, Largest Question Bank (200+) and GMAT Strategy Live Sessions (6 hrs). Get a great deal on e-GMAT courses with GMAT Club

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24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful
     By mahesh280887 3 7
Final Score:

700

Q49

V36

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Rajat Sadana

I wrote my GMAT exam on 10th Nov 2011 and got 700 (Q-49 & V-36). I would like to thank each and every one of you who shared their GMAT experiences on this forum and helped people like me to achieve the dream score. This forum was very useful to me during my GMAT preparation and its even useful now in my applications. I would also like to thank Payal and Rajat of E-gmat team for helping me improve my verbal score from 27 to 36. The e-gmat course proved to be very effective in improving my verbal score.

Just 2 weeks before the test, i found few people recommending e-gmat for verbal on beatthegmat and gmatclub forums. I registered for SC course of E-GMAT. I completed the concepts in 5 days time and then worked on advanced questions and UGE files. The advantage in E-GMAT is that the course starts with basic level and moves to advanced level once you gain proficiency in the basic level. The topics are classified accordingly to the level of difficulty. Another major advantage that i found useful was that audio visual files in the e-gmat course give you a clear picture of the concept and the concept directly sits in your mind whereas in MGMAT strategy guides, all the areas are on the same level and the concepts are not supported by enough examples as most of the examples seem to be pretty easy and not actual GMAT like questions. I strictly followed the e-gmat process for getting maximum results out of the course.

Use the following method to gain effective results:
1. Review a concept
2. Practice few OG questions related to the concept
3. Review your mistakes and make a error log (Preparing an error log is a time taking activity but its worth the effort)
4. Review the concept in which you made mistakes
5. Practice more problems in the areas that you made mistakes in
6. Once you are confident, move on to the next concept
7. Repeat steps 2 to 5

Within 3 days, i was able to observe a drastic change in my way of approach to SC questions. As GMAT SC questions now deal with meaning issues, we have to get a clear idea on what the sentence conveys before approaching the problem and the e-gmat approach for solving SC problems does just this.
1. Understand the meaning of the sentence
2. Identify the errors in the original sentence
3. Eliminate answer choices

Using this approach, i was able to solve most of the SC questions within a minute. I used the excess time for solving CR and RC passages. For CR, i referred powerscore CR bible but it was not that useful though. i referred to few concepts in CR bible, few in MGMAT CR strategy guide and i also enrolled for e-gmat CR course. Though i could not review all the concept files in e-gmat CR course, it helped me a lot in eliminating wrong answer choices and identifying the correct answers.

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14 out of 15 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 3 6
Final Score:

760

Q51

V41

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Shraddha Jaiswal

I signed up e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep in June 2013. The main reason that I chose it was because of very positive reviews. "Best course for non-native speakers", "Huge improvement in verbal scores" etc. These advertisements and reviews really attracted my attention. I'm a non-native English speaker and I want to improve my verbal score. So I decided to buy the course. Having tried the course, taken the GMAT and later tried another source (MGMAT Verbal Prep Set), I feel I have to offer another side of story amid so many positive reviews here. Let's talk about the Pros and Cons:

Pros:
1. Provides a very well structured study plan with concepts and quizzes for each section. (This may be useful for anyone who lacks discipline)
2. Comes with free mock exams that can generate performance analytical reports. (However, the timer doesn't work well, leading to wrong timings of your response time)
3. The e-GMAT time was kind enough to extend my course when I couldn't finish it in time. (The login was valid for about 6 months and they extended it for 2 months)

Cons:
1. Repetition in both contents and methods. I completed the whole course and took notes diligently. At the end I found some similar notes appeared multiple times--some contents were repeated here and there. The few e-GMAT methods used to solve Verbal questions were heavily repeated.

2. Methods don't work. In theory they sound good. But after studying the course for 8 months, I found these methods very time consuming and mentally draining in practice. They just don't work well in mock/real GMAT exams.

3. The course is very inflexible. This inflexibility, coupled with the fact that the course is extremely content heavy, makes it very time consuming to finish the whole course. It took me 8 months to finish (I work full time). I can't control my pace. Some contents are easy for me and repeated too much. The repetition plus sheer volume of contents buries the important areas which I may be weak at. It feels as if you read a whole library of books within 8 months. At the end, your mind goes blank. Maybe you remember a little here and there but nothing stands out. ROI is just so low: you spent so much time reaping so little improvement in your verbal skills.

4. The online lectures are a COMPLETE waste of time (and money). This was very obvious. In a 2 hour lecture, the instructors would spend the first ~30 minutes advertising their course. Because there are many attendees, the instructor can sometimes spend half an hour just to explain one question and answer all the questions. I may have just one doubt on a question and managed to get a few minutes of the instructor's time to answer it. Often, I'm still confused after he/she answers it. Then the rest of the time was wasted on listening to him/her explaining things that I have already known. After 1 or 2 lectures, I decided to just watch the recording and found myself frequently fast-forward the videos. In a 2 hour lecture, maybe only 15 minutes was useful.

In mock exams, I could score between 690 and 730. After 6 months of running the e-GMAT marathon, my course was going to expire. e-GMAT team was kind enough to extend it by another 2 moths. I finally made my first attempt at GMAT and only scored 700 (Q50, V33, AWA 5.5, IR 8). It was a huge disappointment. e-GMAT team's kindness to extend my course may have only backfired: I felt I wasted another 2 months on a course with near zero ROI. I spent so much time (8 months) on e-GMAT yet I didn't feel my verbal improved at all.

After that I decided to try MGMAT Verbal Prep set. I had very good discipline and took just 1.5 months to finish the whole set. Took GMAT again and scored 760 (Q51, V41, AWA 6.0, IR 8). I was even surprised by myself that I could improve so much with MGMAT. I also have to credit MGMAT for its Quant. My quant was pretty solid and I didn't spend too much time on it. However, the "Advanced GMAT Quant" by MGMAT was really good on methods & tricks for the more difficult quant questions. That did help keep my quant score high.

So in summary I feel e-GMAT is a course that costs an enormous amount of time to complete and only gives you negative to marginal positive improvements on your verbal score.


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1 Commented by 3274K on May 01, 2015
Thanks! Im a non-native speaker, have given GMAT twice, stuck in the 700-710 range (Q49, V34-38). I want to cross the 740+ barrier? I've already covered the MGMAT SC, CR and RC books. I was thinking of e-gmat now but am wary looking at your review. Any suggestions on what would work best to improve my verbal?
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Enriching Experience
May 02 | 2016
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     By AnveshReddy 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Krishna Chaitanya

Getting into a top B school has been my dream for quite some time now. A good 740+ is must to fulfill my dream.I did try multiple courses ,and I could never strike a chord with any of them. Fortunately, I came across egmat through some of the review articles in gmat club. I immediately enrolled for the trial, and I loved it to the core. I enrolled in the online live program following the trial run

I wasn't able to complete the entire program as Life planned other things for during the same course of time. I could only complete SC & CR courses from the program.The 3 step process that is recommend works wonders after a period of practice. The course is beautifully structured such that basics are imbibed first through video lectures, and then few q items to master the concept. The live session further deepens ones understanding and plugs the knowledge gaps if any.

As I complete my RC, I am confident that I can reach the 740 bar and get into the dream b school. I strongly recommend this course for everybody who is aiming fro a good score in gmat. You need not be really smart to ace this exam, and this can be easily proved using this course.

Thanks,
Anvesh

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     By jagadeeshram 0 0
Final Score:

560

Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Payal Tandon

I have come across various prep methods for GMAT but undoubtedly E-GMAT is the most effective among all of them. Verbal proves a nightmare particularly for non-natives! E-GMAT's approach towards verbal is unique and powerful. Pre thinking is the single most helpful tool to approach verbal questions of any difficulty. Focusing on core skills eased my way through the difficulty levels of the questions. E-GMAT literally took the verbal fear off my mind. I am very confident to hit a good score in my next attempt. I would write a detailed debrief of my journey once I finish my GMAT.

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Great course
April 30 | 2016
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     By subha459 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Payal Tandon

Upset and frustrated, I started looking for online materials and based on the positive review, I enrolled myself for Quant Live course. I spent some time going through the material and really liked the way concepts were explained. The presentation format of the material really helps understand things faster. The internal forum is pretty active and answers your questions promptly.

I already feel the difference in my quant ability. I would be giving my GMAT again and hopefully these concepts learned from e-gmat will help improve my verbal score. I shall share my feedbakc once agin after my exams. Awesome

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Great course
April 30 | 2016
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     By subha459 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online

Upset and frustrated, I started looking for online materials and based on the positive review, I enrolled myself for Verbal online course. I spent some time going through the material and really liked the way concepts were explained. The presentation format of the material really helps understand things faster. The internal forum is pretty active and answers your questions promptly. Awesome!

I already feel the difference in my verbal ability. I would be giving my GMAT again and hopefully these concepts learned from e-gmat will help improve my verbal score. I shall share my feedbakc once agin after my exams.

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CR session
April 28 | 2016
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     By NhungQuynh 0 0
Improvement:

10 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Neeti Sohal

The CR session that Neeti Sohal clarify is comprehensive and useful. The way to eliminate the wrong answer choice, and see the option that really strengthen and weaken the argument is very clear. Each type of arguments is well-presented so it does support me a lot in the process of pre-thinking and analyses the context more properly and more efficiently. All the concepts are well-structured in the pre-requisites so I can apply these concepts first before coming to the live session to have better application. However, the RC course should provide OG questions to apply each concept to make better understanding.

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     By Prasad10 0 0
Final Score:

660

Q48

V33

Improvement:

150 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Taught by: Krishna Chaitanya

I gave gmat on 31st march and got 660(V33, Q48,IR 7, AWA 4.5). I started my preparation in Feb 2015 and struggled a lot both in verbal and math sections. I was practicing math after a gap of almost 10 years and found it so annoying that i thought of giving up on gmat initially. Learned basic concepts from manhattan quant guides. Guides really helped me but i found some of the topics such as quadratic inequality, probability, permutations and combinations and profit an loss difficult to understand. That is when i subscribed to e-gmat online course , basically to improve verbal part. However, out of my math phobia, i concentrated more on quant section than on verbal. I must say that it really helped me improve my confidence in math. In one month i could feel that i was improving. e-gmat's quadratic inequality and absolute value section is just awesome. Also e-gmat's approach to solve probability, permutation and combination, it's profit and loss section are something that any one who wishes to clear those concepts must refer to. I received Q48 and large part of the credit must go to e-gmat. Highlight of it's course is scholarian section. It is a awesome collection of some of the most diverse questions. Hope to utilise it's verbal section thoroughly and improve my score to 700 in my next attempt.

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5 stars prep
April 27 | 2016
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     By SethMBA 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

Hi all,
E-GMAT verbal course is just fantastic. The courses are well structured, but it is definitely their explanations that set the company apart. I need to fully understand something before applying principles.

I am not an English native speaker and up to now I was really struggling with verbal part but thanks to Sundeep and his team I feel more comfortable. Previously I tried other prep company, I worked really hard but I couldnt sense significant improvements. That was probably because I had some gaps in my understanding.
Today I am more confident and systematic in the way I approach questions types.

I highly recommand E-GMAT

thanks
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     By kapilambani 1 1
Final Score:

680

Q49

V34

Improvement:

40 Points

Verbal:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Verbal Online
Location: Online

eGMAT explains verbal concepts in great detail. I really like the SC course. They also provide excellent support and answer queries within a day or two(max) through their forum. eGMAT has been a great resource. eGMAT's Scholoranium is a good and one of the few reliable sources of practicing questions. eGMAT's course is a great package overall. They have solutions for OG questions and it really helped when I could not understand the concepts. I think that the course is worth the money. I recommend the course to anyone who wants to understand verbal concepts in detail. The only improvement I can suggest is to make the subscription valid for one year instead of 6 months.

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