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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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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful
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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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     By marcosamb 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q44

V34

Improvement:

10 Points

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

I found the Verbal Online course very helpful and very didactic, it provides a comprehensive and methodical way to approach and solve CR, SC and RC questions.
Besides if you have any doubt about any question or theme, you can write to e-gmat people and they will respond within few days with a detailed explanation.
I studied a lot by myself with GMAT official books and other books, but when I began to study with e-gmat Verbal Online course, it was like a light hit my brain and I began to understand how to solve the questions quickly and consciously. In the mocks I improved by 6 points (from 34 to 40) in the Verbal Section and I just studied for 45 days.
Unfortunately, I couldn't retake the GMAT because of the lack of time I had to apply. As an international student, I had to apply by the second round, so I decided to apply with a 640 GMAT score. However with that score I got admitted to the business school I wanted.

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Best Course for SC and CR
June 20 | 2016
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     By ashishchure21 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

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

I am a non native student. I am having a experience of 9 years so 9 years break from books and study. I tried to study from various book in an asynchronous manner. I gave my first mock and disastrous to score V21. I score very bad . I again started hard from various books and the result was same. I did not score properly. Then I thought of buying a course and best I could figure out for non natives was e-gmat and it turns really a good decision. I have not taken a gmat yet but my score has been improved in mock gmat stupendously. Best thing about egmat is that it is visual course , so no more books. We can track the progress online though gradual short exams. Also once you finish the concept, you cannot move over to next one. I really find this course very useful who want to improve on SC and CR.

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e-GMAT Quant
June 20 | 2016
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     By mitsnaik 0 0
Verified Score:

590

Q45

V26

Improvement:

30 Points

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

Quant has always been my strength and was quite confident. But when I started with OG questions,I realised that it isn’t that simple and straight forward. e-GMAT outlines how to apply the concepts clearly

The Quant course offered by eGMAT covers every aspect and goes into detail of every topic that is tested on GMAT Quant.

I would definitely recommend e-GMAT to everyone

1. Clear Step by Step approach for every type of question presented in GMAT
2. Excellent explanation of official GMAT questions.
3. Access to written articles on subjects discussed during Live prep
3.Pre and Post assessment quizzes for self-analysis
4. Scholaranium to keep a check on improvement

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     By mitsnaik 0 0
Verified Score:

590

Q45

V26

Improvement:

30 Points

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

e-GMAT Verbal Online is the most comprehensive tool available for GMAT Verbal prep. The fundamentals of GMAT verbal is outlined, structured and detailed very well in e-GMAT Verbal Online Course. e-GMAT is the best course available for non-natives because it gives a clarity on how to approach each and every concept tested in GMAT

Some of the features which I liked the most are as below

1. Clear Step by Step approach for every type of question presented in GMAT
2. Excellent explanation of official GMAT questions.
3. Access to written articles on subjects discussed during Live prep
3.Pre and Post assessment quizzes for self-analysis
4. Scholaranium to keep a check on improvement

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     By IKB 0 0
Self-reported Score:

650

Q45

V35

Improvement:

N/A

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

Having appeared for my GMAT(Q45, V35, 650) few years back, I was looking for a verbal course that would help me resume my preparation in a more systematic way. In my previous attempt, I got a little overwhelmed by everything I had to check or remember while I attempted the verbal section. I was quite relieved when I subscribed for e-GMAT's Verbal Online Course.
The flexibility it gave me to continue lessons whenever and where I got time aided me to speed up my preparation. In SC, instead on relying a long list of rules I had to remember, I now have a reliable consistent approach to tackle any question. The way concepts are broken down and the post assessment quizes helped me internalize the concepts and its application with clarity. The forum question and answers shared at the bottom of each quiz question are very useful when you are reviewing your approach and answers. I also found the detailed answers (videos / explanations) extremely useful in attempting the drills or OG quizzes. CR and RC Course also helped me identify specific points that I could incorporate in my approach and improvise. Recently, I have also started using the Scholarium question bank to aid me design and attempt targeted quizzes. I am working on building up the speed now that I feel comfortable with the content. While I appear for my mock exams in the coming weeks, I feel much more confident in what I have learned. The course beautifully cuts out all the noise and lays out the concepts required to be mastered in the most clear and concise way. I definitely recommend you to attend the free sessions or try out the free courses offered e-GMAT and see for yourself.

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     By as17feb 0 0
Self-reported Score:

620

Q45

V30

Improvement:

N/A

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

I have used numerous sources for my verbal preparation. Started with OG, went to Kaplan, Manhattan, Magoosh, Bible for CR prep. But somehow nothing worked. My Verbal score never improved by a huge chunk which left me worried as to how will I be able to score a good percentile in my GMAT. After reading lots of reviews of e-gmat, I gave it a shot. I started with free SC webinar taught by Payal. In those 2 hours and 4 questions, I could understand way more than what I couldn't in past few months. The basic concept to perform any question, how meaning is very important - these are few things which I never focussed upon. Hence I enrolled myself into Verbal class and saw my accuracy go up drastically. Another interesting feature is Scholaranium which details out strengths and weaknesses. I haven't seen such analytics before with any other preparation company.

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Quant review
June 17 | 2016
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     By niladrikundu2002 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q49

V29

Improvement:

N/A

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

The Quant course offered by eGMAT is very comprehensive and holistic in nature.The concepts are taught in a very simplistic manner and ehe quizzes are very helpful to understand how the concepts are tested.

The best part of the program is the Quant Scholaranium. It has question ranging from easy to hard topic and one can easily refresh the entire course through them.Further ,it helps one to understand one's strength and weakness.

I would be taking my GMAT again and hopefully these concepts learned from e-gmat will help improving my score and I will touch the magical figure of 51

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     By kunalsabnis 0 0
Verified Score:

690

Q48

V37

Improvement:

N/A

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

Dear All,
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 online prep, which was exactly the course I needed. This course is designed keeping a non-native in mind and is extremely beneficial for people like me who are largely clueless in SC.
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 37-40.
Regards

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