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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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16 out of 17 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?
2 Commented by mmorshed on July 23, 2016
You are absolutely RIGHT!!! I'm also a VICTIM of E-Gmat marketing!!! After completion of the course I found this is mostly Unnecessarily heavy and full of sounds which really DOESN'T COUNT to do well in real GMAT.
E-Gmat tries to present their methods as MANTRA!! But truly speaking this Mantra Works well ONLY FOR SELECTIVE questions they present in that scope but in reality those methods don't work much.

The Free video lessons are quite nicely presented and guys get fooled of having gone through those free goodies!! It is far far far better to go through directly to OG questions other than wasting time on the online courses they offer. This can be surely said that if anyone spends his/her time on OG explanations/directly on OG questions other than spending lot of works on E-Gmat's courses he/she will be benefited both by saving time and by doing well in actual GMAT.

Other than focusing on core message E-GMAT focuses on their spectacular presentations and this is my gut feeling having gone through their courses.
GMAT Course Review
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     By aayush47 0 0
Verified Score:

670

Q49

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

Hi,

I gave gmat on 13-feb-2016 before joining the e-gmat verbal course. i scored 670. quant 49 verbal 33. In enhanced report my scores were:-
SC-41
RC:-38
CR:- 23
I had a very bad CR score.
The problems i faced withe CR is i used to take more time than required and wasn't able to fully understand the passage. So when i was confused in b/w two choices i had to make a wild guess.
But after joining e-gmat verbal prep I can see a considerable improvement in my CR skills. I'm able to understand the passage well thanks to LOGICAL STRUCTURE and also able to get the correct answer choice thanks to PRE-THINKING.
I have scheduled my exam for 14-Sept-2016 hope to score well this time.

Thanks,
Aayush Srivastava

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Quant Guru!
July 26 | 2016
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     By Akash Gawri 0 0
Self-reported Score:

580

Q48

V22

Improvement:

50 Points

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

When I first took my mock tests I realized that I was very weak at the data sufficiency questions (which I then realized was the case with many people). Problem solving part was okay for me but even that used to take too much time, which I discovered after taking a few quant sessions.

Rajat is really interactive in his teaching style and the methods taught by him are very easy to understand and nothing is a cramming job anymore. You can just think logical to arrive at the right answer rather than to apply formulas everywhere.

My quant score improved a lot after I took up this course with e-GMAT and would really recommend this course if you want to have a grip at the quant section with an easy understanding.

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     By nipikasharma 2 0
Verified Score:

740

Q49

V41

Improvement:

60 Points

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

I recently got done with my GMAT exam and ended up with a score of 740 (Q-49, V-41). I owe a big part of my success to the e-GMAT team who helped in raising my verbal score from 33-34 to 38-41.

A brief background- I am an Indian by origin, a consultant by profession and a holder of Masters degree in Economics. I recently became a mom and therefore, decided to take a sabbatical from work. During this break, I revisited my dream to pursue MBA and decided to use this time to crack GMAT. Being a mother to a toddler who needs my constant attention, I wanted a course that would give me the flexibility to study at my own pace. Reading about e-GMATon GMATClub, I did not have to think much and signed up for the Verbal Online course.

Researching about various courses on the internet, I gained a fair knowledge about what each course was offering. And while, a lot of courses were very similar to each other in terms of SC rules and CR pre-thinking approach, one thing that set e-GMAT apart was its step-wise approach to each and every question in the verbal section. This helped me a lot as this eliminated a lot of guess work for me. Using this methodical approach, whenever I picked the answer choice, I knew my reasons for it. Moreover, one of the most important key take-aways from e-GMAT course was that it made me think from the examiner's point of view and made me aware of the common traps that GMAT lays down. This greatly influenced my accuracy rate.

In conclusion, e-GMAT is surely worth every penny and every second of time. It provides you with the best opportunity to improve your score. All you need is diligence and sincerity to follow and practise the course work.

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     By ahuan077 17 2
Self-reported Score:

760

Q51

V40

Improvement:

40 Points

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

I was impressed by their critical reasoning and sentence correction parts of the online verbal course. Each section is systematic and, for me, is effective (my perception, anyway). Some of the questions are designed as really hard questions. But I guess that's the right way to do practicing if you really want a good score in real GMAT test.

I saw a lot of reviews about e-gmat verbal course before i signed up. Since there were many good reviews for its sentence correction strategies, i decided to signed. In the first month i focused entirely on SC, and I did feel that the systematic way of teaching SC has its benefit. However, I ignored the CR here completely and went to somewhere else to improve my CR skill. I went back to e-gmat verbal course for CR one month before i was about to take my exam, and I suddenly realized that the CR is a valuable part in e-gmat as well. It is also systematic and clear and to the point ( I have to admit that I was somehow annoyed by the narrator's english accent, and had to turn the speaker off). anyway I benefited from the CR course in e-gmat.

Overall, I think the course are above average in GMAT preparation for verbal part. It worths the investment.

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     By Laurenceduarte 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q32

V27

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I am a 45 years old and I am French; my English is ok but not perfect. The Business school asked me to have +500 points. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare the GMAT, just eight weeks. After five weeks of the Economist Gmat preparation, the first try was awful with 410 points!! And I had to retake three weeks later. That’s why I decided to switch from “GMATtheeconomist” to the E-GMAT preparation.The experience was very good. In three weeks, I gained 100 points. My test was a success with 510 points, so next year I will study in a business school!

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Ground-up Preperation
July 24 | 2016
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     By hbhardwaj 0 0
Self-reported Score:

680

Q49

V32

Improvement:

100 Points

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

E-gmat understands the essence of the Verbal section of the GMAT exam and how non-natives approach their prep - the course is custom-designed for non-natives to reach the 90th percentile in the verbal section. An excellent platform that is interactive and comprehensive. Highly recommended!
Approach: for verbal prep, I have gone through the videos of the 3 sub-sections of the verbal section, have done the scholaranium a few times, followed by a detailed review of the OG and the Verbal Review books on a couple of occassions. With a consistent improvement across the 5mock exams that I have given, I see a potential for massive improvement on my exam day.

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Excellent for Verbal
July 23 | 2016
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     By eektvas 5 1
Verified Score:

730

Q50

V39

Improvement:

40 Points

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

I took up the e-GMAT Verbal Online after taking up a few free live webinars they offer online and found the way of approaching verbal questions really tactful . It was just like doing maths. egmat makes verbal very calculative and following their rules you always know about what is going correct and what not. Be it the approach to CR questions or modifiers,parallelism,subjunctives they cover everything that is asked in a brilliant way. My RC accurcy went up to 95 percentile with their RC course. The entire money was worth investment . I never got time to do scholaranium nor did
I complete the sc and rc but still I got v39 all thanks to them

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     By abani 7 2
Self-reported Score:

640

Q40

V35

Improvement:

30 Points

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

E-gmat, with its structured approach, helped me grasp the
specific approaches required for solving a verbal gmat problem. RC and SC is module driven and tests expertise in each module. Alongside, you can practice OG of your own to test your overall improvement. Specifically, I can see my score improving in SC after a few practices. You need to complete each module before practicing. For non-native speakers like me, I appreciate the way e-gmat helped me split phrase, clause from a sentence ( I never actually knew this!). I am yet to start with CR but I definitely recommend e-gmat for non-native students. WIll post a detail review after my GMAT exam,

Below is my Jan 2016 GMAT score, I took it casually.

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