e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep Reviews
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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 – 60+ hrs of audio visual content, Proprietary framework for non-natives, 24-hr Expert Personalized support, Largest Question Bank (2800+), 12 month Grockit Premium membership, 5 full length Grockit GMAT CATs, Advanced Analytics for tracking performance improvement, Sentence Correction Live Sessions (15 hrs), Critical Reasoning Live Sessions (15 hrs), Reading Comprehension Live Sessions (6 hrs) and GMAT Strategy Live Sessions (6 hrs).

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17 out of 19 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.
3 Commented by egmat on August 03, 2016
There are a few posters who, over the course of 2+ years have expressed their dissatisfaction with the course. This is in stark contrast with the other 1000+ positive reviews on the forum. While I understand that these two posters (@anonymous and mmorshed) here were not able to score high enough, there is overwhelming data that proves the effectiveness of our courses. Please read below for the same:

==1100+ reviews and accounted for more than 50% of all reviews in last 6 months==

e-GMAT is the only prep company that has 1000+ reviews on GMAT Club. To ensure that the reviews are genuine and are provided by students who benefit from the course, GMAT Club changed its review policy in October 2015 and required that every review be verified by providing a verified score report or a variety of other means. Since then, e-GMAT students have accounted for more than 50% of all the reviews posted.

Just to reiterate, there have been more reviews and success stories posted for e-GMAT than for all the other GMAT Prep partners combined. Moreover, this change in review process had the least impact on the frequency of reviews posted for e-GMAT. Open the link below to see the stats.

Link: https://goo.gl/UG2RSV


==The best instructors (4 out of Top 5)==

At e-GMAT we are known for the consistency of our methods. We developed the 3-step meaning based approach in Sentence Correction, and devised a methodical approach for Critical Reasoning (Prethinking) and Reading Comprehension (Reading Strategies). We solve each and every question using these methods so it’s natural that you would see these methods repeated everywhere. Ninety-Nine percent of people love that the same method can be applied to solve every GMAT Question. This consistency/repetition is the reason why 4 out of top 5 rated instructors on GMAT Club are from e-GMAT. You can see more data in the links below:

http://gmatclub.com/reviews/highest-rated-gmat-instructors

https://e-gmat.com/about-faculty/

It seems that the original poster did not like this consistency. Also, I am surprised that the original poster (who posted anonymously) mentioned that we do marketing in our online sessions. There is zero marketing in the paid webinars, which constitute the majority of live sessions and are exclusive to Live Prep students. There is no point marketing in the paid webinars since everyone who attends the same is already a paid member. Only free webinars contain some marketing, which is limited to 12 minutes out of the 120-minute duration. I am actually surprised that the original poster, having claimed to have viewed the recordings, failed to note this distinction. One other thing that the original poster did not mention is that every online lecture is rated by students and that we constantly seek feedback to improve. We would not do the same had we not been serious about student’s success.


==The course can have a significant impact in as few as 25 days==

Take a look at these success stories below:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/450-670-in-3-months-impact-of-last-3-weeks-219803.html

http://gmatclub.com/forum/debrief-550-to-710-2-years-6-times-163623.html

http://gmatclub.com/forum/keep-the-fire-alive-trek-to-760-from-610-first-mock-208020.html

The above success stories are three of the many examples in which students have completed the course in 3 months or less. Now, can you take 8 months to complete the course? Yes, if you don’t take the time out to study.

In fact, we conduct a webinar called GMAT Score Booster Webinar in which we teach how to leverage data analytics and improve from a V28 to a V37 in 25 days.


==Course architecture renders immense flexibility==

The beauty of our course architecture is that you can study at your own pace and create your own curriculum based on your current ability. A majority of our concepts contain pre-assessment quizzes that allow you to evaluate whether you need to go through the concept or not. If you are able to complete the pre-assessment quiz with high accuracy, then we recommend that you skip the concept. Do books provide this granularity and flexibility – No. Do we force you to use this flexibility – No. Do students who use it, benefit – Absolutely!!

Bottom line – the platform is flexible enough to allow you to focus on areas that will result in score improvement.


==Understand that success on the test depends on factors other than the prep course that you take==

This is a very important point. Neither your success nor your failure is entirely attributable to the prep course you opt for. There are other factors, such as your overall preparation level, how you perform on the test day itself, etc. Just yesterday, I worked with one of our students who did not score as high on his test (scored 700) because he messed up the first two questions (in SC) on the actual exam. How did we figure this out - by reviewing his Enhanced Score Report. Now this student scored 750 in his GMAT Prep mocks and has a high ability score in Scholaranium – our quizzing platform. Should he be blaming us or for that matter GMAC and blame the mock tests as faulty? Something to think about.

Similarly, the two posters (@anonymous and mmorshed) completed the course. I am also quite certain that they would have done quite well on mocks. If so, then they should also consider other factors that could have led to your low score. @ mmorshed - assuming I am not mistaken, your course access expired 2+ months back. Also, I don’t have a record of you writing to us after Oct 2015. How were your scores on GMAT Prep?

@mmorshed - I want to ask you – before solely blaming the methods, did you look for other reasons that could have led to a bad score? Also, did you write to us with your Enhanced Score Report to do a diagnosis of your performance on the exam? Prior to the test, were your ability scores on Scholaranium in line with the score that you expected on the real GMAT?

Success, especially on a computer adaptive test such as GMAT, depends on a multitude of factors, and as such no course can guarantee success for every student. Having said that, with 1000+ reviews, and more success stories than there are for any other prep company there is good data to prove that our methods work really well and that e-GMAT has helped more GMAT Club members than any other course has.
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Enriching Experience
May 02 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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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GMAT Course Review
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     By akhileshdas 19 6
Verified Score:

540

Q39

V24

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I have been fighting with the GMAT prep for a long time now. The first time I decided to think about GMAT was in December 2015. I had some lapse in my project and I wanted to engage my self in something interesting. Also I was feeling stagnated in my career. So the obvious choice for an IT professional with 11 years experience - an International MBA - a move I figured would give my career a push. Anyway getting back to the topic of GMAT, when I read about it and attempted a few questions, I realized that this is a serious exam and needed dedication and good amount of prep but for me personally I needed help as my verbal was very bad and quant was just ok but not where I thought I was at start.
Well since I am a pretty lazy guy, I always need a target before me to help me focus and prep (Well it worked for me for my certification exams.. so figured it was my way for GMAT as well).
I started with an classroom program locally but I soon realized that they are not going to get me there. I practiced hard but some how never managed to go beyond 600 in the mocks and my nemesis as per analysis was SC. So started searching online how can I get better and stumbled upon a free webinar from e-GMAT. I enrolled it instantly and I was blown away with the approach they took and recommended. I immediately decided to try their SC course as I thought if I can fix SC verbal would take care as I was doing decently in CR and RC and Quant was decent as well. Since my GMAT exam was already booked and I was slated to fly out for 2 months just after my exam for business, I decided to take the exam completing only 80% of SC. To my horror my actual GMAT score turned out to be 540 (Q39 V24). I was disappointed and went back home and ordered the ESR from GMAC. When I got my report I found that I had done the best in SC. My SC was way ahead of all other sections in Verbal. That is when I realized how good e-GMAT course was and how it had built my basics. I decided to attend the free CR and Number Properties webinars to check if those modules were taught the same way as SC. Once I attended these sessions, I was pretty convinced that I this course will help me get a good score. I enrolled in Live Prep Classes. The best part is whatever Rajat Sadana says in the intro of the free sessions about e-GMAT course almost all is true (well about the improvement for re-takers will verify once I take again the actual GMAT again) but if proof is needed, I have just finished CR modules of the course due to my hectic work and my basics in these have become so solid that, I am already scoring 640 in my mocks with a V30.. something which I was not able to do so earlier and this has led me to believe that come March next year, I will be ready to take the GMAT challenge head on and score a 700+. Also what e-GMAT offers is a great set of tutors in Rajat, Payal and Neeti (have interacted with only these so far) and there customer support is pretty good (just wish that they can improve the turn around time on queries which sometimes takes longer than expected). All in all I surely recommend anyone like me to surely take the Verbal prep live as it is flexible, thorough and yet affordable and gives you the confidence by helping you focus on the basics and processes that even on tough questions the correct answer just stands out.

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THIS IS THE BEST COURSE!
November 29 | 2016
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     By astonishingangel 0 0
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V40

Improvement:

40 Points

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

This is the best course available on the internet for several reasons:
1. It is super structured - makes learning really smooth and systematic for someone who cannot attend classes.
2. It comes with a detailed timetable. Hence it makes one very focused throughout the process of preparation.
3. THE CONTENT AND MANNER OF TEACHING ARE BRILLIANT! The approach is very scientific and methodical. The concepts works well when you master it. You can see your scores and accuracy rates improving immediately after you get a hang of the concepts taught.
4. The learning is very visual and engaging and hence retaining the concept in memory also becomes easy.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

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     By Abrakadabra8124 0 0
Verified Score:

600

Q47

V26

Improvement:

N/A

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

I joined egmat for their course after a recommendation for Verbal for nannatives esp SC. The level of difficulty of the SC question is notch higher than GMAT. The approach taught and pratice has helped me to avoid most of my mistakes. I feel much relieved after practicing and applying strategies from the live prep sessions. Now, I am getting confidence in my SC, CR section with their sessions. I would recommend it for all who have verbal issues especially with SC. CR and RC is also very good. And practice from the sessions helps gain mastery over the topic. I am very happy with my choice.

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GMAT Course Review
Incredible prep provider
November 24 | 2016
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     By kpmenon 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q47

V34

Improvement:

N/A

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

I stumbled upon the e-GMAT course in Sep'15. Being a non-native myself, I was intrigued by how a GMAT course could be designed to cater to the non-native speaker . I then proceeded to watch a webinar conducted by Rajat which was simple in tone yet insightful. There I knew I'd found what I’d been looking for .
I immediately enrolled in their flagship Verbal Live Prep course, needless to say, I was enamored with the course architecture and fascinated with the ease with which I could navigate the course platform. Each section is broken up by concept into sub-modules, each containing a mixture of quizzes and video lessons; all this in addition to the live webinars conducted by the e-GMAT faculty. The course content is lucid, exhaustive and is designed to enhance the conceptual understanding required to tackle GMAT questions. The faculty at e-GMAT is experienced and incredibly adept at explaining concepts and necessary to have a solid foundation- a firm grasp of the building blocks sets the tone for your progress over the duration of the course, and most notably your ability to solve the tougher (read ‘700-level’) problems on the GMAT.

Prior to starting the course I’d thought that CR was a beast that couldn’t be tamed, but as I watched along through the CR video lessons and attended live sessions conducted by Krishna Chaitanya I realized how easy to understand CR really was. e-GMAT deserves extra plaudits for coming up with the ‘Pre-thinking’ strategy for solving CR problems. It helped me answer CR questions, which I once absolutely dreaded, with new-found confidence and, dare I say it, like the section altogether.
I’d like to conclude my de-brief by saying a word about the fantastic quizzing platform that is e-GMAT’s ‘Scholaranium’. It’s a tool that I absolutely lived by during my preparation for the GMAT. It’s essentially a compendium of quizzes and statistical data indicating your areas of strength and weakness. It’s a treasure trove that’d better enable you to work on you weaknesses than would otherwise be possible and strategize your preparation for reaching your dream score. I’d totally recommend e-GMAT to someone who’s planning to take the GMAT.

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Great verbal preparation
November 18 | 2016
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     By okiejiajia 0 0
Verified Score:

570

Q42

V27

Improvement:

N/A

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

I'm an English native - but my foundation isn't fantastic, so my weakness is that I always to tend lean towards sentences that makes sense in my mind rather than following the proper English grammar process. So it is not a shocker when I didn't score well but it was more of frustration as I didn't know the process and there are so many things to learn!

If you experience any of the above, I would recommend verbal e-gmat. They made me understand every single process with easy to process content and videos. It was a breeze to go through the content and now I am more confident with my verbal section.

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     By gauz 25 1
Self-reported Score:

710

Q49

V38

Improvement:

120 Points

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

I was disappointed after my first attempt in GMAT. After researching a lot of options - i finally trusted e-GMAT with my preparation needs. My decision was based on a number of positive reviews of the course and the free demo sessions offered by e-GMAT. I had no clue how to approach SC, I was poor in RC and i was just average in CR. e-GMAT course taught me a systematic way to focus on the meaning aspect of things and also the pre-thinking part. These 2 little tricks went a long way and were very helpful in the process. Scholarium was of great help to assess the performance. Krishna and all the other faculties were superb and the live sessions were very helpful. Last but not the least - i still feel i could have crossed the 40 mark with a little more focus (that is the type of confidence e-GMAT gives you!). The live class curriculum also 'forced' me to be on schedule ;). I'll also write a more detailed review on my preparation effort(watch out for that ;)) but i just want to let all of you know that crossing the 700 barrier would have been difficult without the e-GMAT curriculum, Thank you e-GMAT!!

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E-GMAT Verbal Scholaranium
November 04 | 2016
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     By mygmat16 0 0
Verified Score:

510

Q44

V19

Improvement:

200 Points

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

The course discusses the fundamentals in detail in its video lesson. Verbal Scholaranium is structured in a very easy and intuitive for first time registered users. A Great source of verbal questions. Practice exercises are a diamond mine with a very detailed explanations to correct your mistakes.

I have improved scores from Q22-27 range to Q35-Q38 in my practice tests. I have my Test coming up in a month and i am sure that i can reach my target score of Q38-42 with the help of e-GMAT verbal.

I am Very Satisfied with the course and recommend it to all non-native English speakers.

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Great for non natives
November 03 | 2016
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     By Anu26 35 30
Self-reported Score:

680

Q49

V35

Improvement:

N/A

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

The e-gmat Verbal Live Prep is a very good platform for GMAT takers. It gives an opportunity to learn concepts and practice questions in a step-wise manner.SC course is extraordinary! The explanations of every single OG question is detailed and help students see clearly why each answer choice is right or wrong.There are plenty of practice questions of various difficulty levels.CR and RC courses are also very good.The pre thinking approach in CR is great. How to eliminate a wrong option is what you will learn at e-gmat. Overall a great service. Worth (every penny) trying it!

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