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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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25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful
     By mahesh280887 3 7
Self-reported 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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     By Anonymous 3 6
Self-reported 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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Helped a lot
June 28 | 2016
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     By eyk 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q49

V34

Improvement:

40 Points

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

I'm non-native. I'm trying to do well in the GMAT test, so I tried several different online preps. I'm quite good at Quant, but terrible at Verbal. I spent some time using MGMAT, GMAT Pill, Economist GMAT but I did better with e-GMAT. The course interface and the strategy to solve the questions are, for me, the best features of the course. Sooner after I heard of the course, I watched a session on sentence's meaning of e-GMAT. This was very helpful and opened a new world of possibilities for me. I started to see the sentence's problems and could solve some hard questions just based on meaning. Later I improved my skills using their 3 step process. My accuracy now higher than before, but there is still room to improve. Scholarinium is a great tool, it helps you to find where you should focus your time and efforts and gives you charts that show your strengths, weaknesses and your time. For sure, you should give e-GMAT a try.

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730 from 590 in 40 days!
June 28 | 2016
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     By ShivikaD 0 0
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V39

Improvement:

140 Points

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

I was apprehensive about this course initially since I didn't have many days left for the exam and 150$ seemed a lot (considering free prep material are available online too!) However, I decided to try the verbal online since I had attended the free webinars and found them really good. Also, they promise to return your money within a week if you don't like the course. And I found it great! I didn't have much to do except just blindly follow their study schedule. I watched the lectures, took the tests and improved on my errors. I asked doubts, made notes and actively participated in the forums. GMAT official guides and the e-gmat questions proved to be enough. I was so impressed with the verbal online that i purchased the quant online within a week. My scores started improving immediately. I took a test every 10 days I suppose, so I only took about 4 tests and my scores were:

590(Q44, V29) [mgmat]
640(Q48, V29) [gmat prep]
I took the egmat course now.
660(Q44,V36) [mgmat]
710(Q49,V36) [gmat prep]

730(Q50,V39) - OFFICIAL SCORE!

I made notes and reviewed them the day before my exam. I also did the D-S and Quant from the official guide only about 2 days before the exam, I guess that's why my mock scores weren't inflated. I was busy with the egmat questions until then.

Scholaranium does an AWESOME job in preparing you for the tests. You take tests, check solutions, make notes and in the process internalize the methods and questions. I actually had fun preparing through e-gmat.

Some points to note:

1. I wouldn't say 40 days are enough for everyone to see that improvement since I had taken leave from work so could spend around 12 hours per day studying.

2. They sometimes take about 3-4 days to respond to doubts which was A LOT for me since I was in a hurry to get done with topics as soon as possible. However, the explanations are good and they always respond.

3. Some solutions in quant are lengthy and their could be other better methods to solve the same. But the questions are good, the interface is great and you could always learn something new from solutions that are not otherwise the best!

All in all I think this is a great course!

I didn't pay any attention to AWA or IR, but their IR course looks good too and would definitely benefit.

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     By vtomar20 0 0
Self-reported Score:

660

Q48

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

I am a non-native and I scored 33 in Verbal and 48 in quant. I am targeting to reach 740+ on GMAT. I was struggling to find the right course for a very long time and after going through several reviews I opted for e-gmat's Quant & Verbal course. To be honest, I haven't gone through much of the quant section yet but have attempted few scholaranium ques and it gives me the feel that it would help me a lot in reaching 50-51 in Quant.

So far I have spent most of the time in going through verbal videos. I must say that it makes a huge difference in your approach and confidence to crack a big score in verbal. Speed was a major concern for me and after going though RC module, I find that not only speed but also accuracy has increased tremendously. I am highly impressed with their strategies to comprehend the passage.

Another area where the course is super helpful is to crack difficult CR questions. The way e-gmat teaches creating the logical structure, it helps to crack even the difficult ques easily. I have not gone through much of SC yet but it already gives me a feel that my experience with the SC section will be the same as it was for RC & CR sections. I will take my test on 12th Aug and write a detailed review about my journey to reach 740 +(yes, i am going to get this score) but all I can say is e-gmat is worth every single penny you spend on your preparation.

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     By Rupalia 3 1
Self-reported Score:

630

Q49

V27

Improvement:

N/A

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

I have briefly used the course and I think it is valuable to teach you the tricks to study GMAT verbal content. I could see increase in the verbal section practice CAT scores. I used the course for CR and SC. The verbal scholaranium is very good.

The videos might seem boring though but use to your best advantage. The question bank is not too vast.

If you are using the course, please make sure you practice a lot till your real GMAT exam. Even if you know the tricks without practice you will use more time than what is recommended. I have to activate my subscription to study thoroughly till my exam.

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     By rajat311289 6 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V40

Improvement:

60 Points

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

After a lot of thought and research, i opted for this course. I would completely agree that this is the best verbal course for any non-native (used some trial versions and borrowed subscriptions from friends) . The course is well structured and nicely paced. It helped me build a solid ground for sentence correction as i well as critical reasoning. I wasn't much comfortable with the approach of reading comprehension as it was completely unlike what was used to, but after going through all the CR and SC videos twice, it provided me with requisite confidence to walk into the examination room and play to my strengths.

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Exceptional material!
June 23 | 2016
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     By runit507 0 0
Self-reported Score:

740

Q40

V50

Improvement:

20 Points

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

I was really struggling with the verbal when my friend suggested me about egmat Verbal. In just a month, I was able to ramp up my verbal tremendously. I found the video lectures very helpful in making my concepts crystal clear. It is especially useful for SC which is the most scoring section. The CR is also great. In addition, they provide the scholaranarium which has over 600 questions and is quite helpful.

I think they should bundle it with more of other tests like Veritas etc. But they do provide gmatclub and 800score tests for free. Kudos to the egmat team!

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E-GMAT SC Online
June 23 | 2016
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     By rajeshkavadiki 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q49

V30

Improvement:

50 Points

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

E-GMAT SC has helped me gain a lot of confidence in knowing multiple rules about GMAT Sentence correction as I am a non-native speaker of English and I used to struggle a lot with SC, the method that describes about breaking a sentence into multiple blocks depending on phrases and clauses, I learned though the course and now SC seem more easier task to handle, and the important thing is their approach gives me confidence to tackle SC, I just go step by step in a structured many get to the correct answer choice. I would recommend E-GMAT SC to all the guys who are struggling with SC.

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E-Gmat Verbal Reveiw
June 22 | 2016
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     By sunit0207 0 0
Self-reported Score:

670

Q50

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

As soon as I started my Gmat prep I realised that my quant skills were strong but I was completely lost in verbal. In verbal i was scoring well in CR but my accuracy was below 50% in SC. This brought my entire score down. I tried a few prep books but all in vain. Then I came across e-gmat verbal live prep, which was exactly the course I needed.I came to know about eGmat through one of my friend, an ex-student of eGmat, who scored 700+ on “D day”. Convinced with his feedback about the course, I decided to enrol into the program and, trust me, I never regretted my decision.
Strong determination and learnings from the course has helped me and i am confident that i can score atleast V38 this time.

To keep it short, I will share a few key notes:

1.The course does a great job of laying out what you should expect for the test, which is great for those with little to no idea what's on the GMAT. It takes you through each of the various question types for each topic, breaking down various strategies to approach each one. This is ideal as not everyone learns the same, so you can find the method best suited to you and your strengths. Even if you are familiar with the GMAT or are scoring pretty high, the various tips and strategies will provide you with opportunities to bump up your score. Beyond just tips and strategies, it also provides the foundation of knowledge you will need to do well.


2. Well-structured and researched course that helps you to understand key concepts via short videos. Provides quizzes at the end of each chapter to test your understanding of the concept . You can further enrich your learnings though diagnostic test in a timed environment. (I have recently tried verbal scholaranium and really liked quality of the questions. It’s close to patterns followed in past Official questions. Planning to complete it by month end.)

2. This course goes into the basics of sentence building and effectively explains the common errors which gmat tests. This course also simplifies CR concepts and teaches you a knack to effectively read RC passages. In my earlier mock tests my verbal scores ranged from 27 to 35 but now I am consistently hitting 38-40.
Regards.

3. Webinar are to the point and eye openers. Every time you will discover something new. Mentors guide you to put your learnings from the course into practice and solve official questions by using eGmat approach.

4. Excellent platform to interact and learn from the mentors, who have already championed the game and know the rules. It would be tough to mention all the names but few names that I would like to mention are “Neeti”, “Payal” and “Chiranjeev”. I thank all of them for their patience and guidance during the initials days of enrolment and helping me to get my basics right.

5. Reading Strategies and Width of Practice passages on RC- Another weak area is RC passages from social sciences. While my accuracy was 80-90% on technology and life science essays, it was less than 50% on passages from social sciences. On certain difficult passages, I could get only 1 out of 4 correct, this too without timing myself. Reading Strategies learnt helped me a lot in two aspects. First, I could read and understand passages from different areas without the need of any background, even to understand the meaning of an alien term. Second, not to get stuck on details and focus on the bigger picture (the main point).

6.Scholaranium- This is an amazing platform that focusses on testing ability rather than accuracy. It tracks you performance and has multiple useful features such as sections quizzes and you could also customize a quiz to your needs. This allows you to work on you weak areas and test your improvement.


In short, if you are a non-native speaker then eGmat is the place for you to ace verbal section. You can never go wrong with it.

Will share further experience after I take GMAT.

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