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 20 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
3 out of 3 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
Awesome product
January 11 | 2017
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     By Akshay1 1 0
Self-reported Score:

620

Q45

V31

Improvement:

90 Points

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

I've done quite a few GMAT courses (online & classroom), but didn't see any course even close to this one. Be it verbal or quant. Once you are done with the course, you would know many things that you didn't know earlier.

I took the whole course (verbal+quant). I was among the first ones to opt for the quant course when egmat first launched it. I would say verbal is a notch higher, especially for non-natives, if you compare it with the quant course. However, that doesn't make the quant course any less.

This is the course which will take you to a level above your's irrespective of where you stand.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rahulbaha 0 0
Self-reported Score:

660

Q50

V32

Improvement:

N/A

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

What I personally feel is that e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep is the best course I found till date. I was struggling with my Verbal part. After going through the course I feel a bit more confident with my Verbal.

The course is very interactive and the strategies are best, what I personally feel, as it has helped me a lot. Especially in the SC and CR section the way to approach and solve the questions is good.

The Live session are good too, interactive and all the queries and doubts are clarified as if one is sitting in a proper classroom.

Overall I feel that this course is very helpful and worth a try if you are struggling with your Verbal.

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Excellent Verbal Prep Course
January 03 | 2017
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     By mmahi 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q41

V35

Improvement:

N/A

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

The e-gmat verbal course is the best for anyone who wants to improve their verbal score. The sentence correction videos are thorough and they go through all the concepts you need to ace the Sentence Correction section. The videos are easy to follow and better than going through any book. The Critical reasoning pre-think process is helpful and improves accuracy in that section. Reading Comprehension videos has some useful tips to tackle that section. The live classes were helpful in reinforcing all the concepts that the videos taught. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to improve their verbal score.

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Made my ISB dream possible
December 22 | 2016
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     By joydeepkundu26 2 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q50

V35

Improvement:

60 Points

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

Being an Engineer Quant was never a problem for me. I scored Q50 on both occasions. On the other hand, Verbal, especially SC was my nemesis. During my first attempt I only solved OG and Manhattan SC book. I had simply no clue that Verbal section can be approached in a way e-Gmat does. After a dismal 650(V27) on my first attempt I took the Verbal live prep course. Immediately I was simply blown away by the concepts, structures, vidoes and approach of e-Gmat. It took me quite some time to get used to but I once I figured it out I could easily solve SC problems. SC and Scholaranium of e-Gmat are too good. Even the quant portion of Schlaranium is awesome and quite tough(:P). I slowly gained confidence and I was scoring around 730 - 740 in my mocks. I scored a 710(V35) in the actual. I could have done better, but I was content. Now that I have secured an ISB admit in R1 I can simply say that it wouldn't have been possible without e-Gmat.

Thank you and I can assure you that e-Gmat has the best Verbal course hands down.

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Awesome Prep soft
December 19 | 2016
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     By Naohiro 0 0
Verified Score:

650

Q51

V27

Improvement:

N/A

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

This provides a very well organized curriculum with concepts and quizzes for each question category and free mock exams that can generate performance analytical reports.
Also, it was kind enough to extend my course when I couldn't finish it in time. It is very precious!

Every explanation on this platform is easy to understand, so I could easily learn how to crack my weaknesses and enhance my strengths. Actually, solutions in CR several categories are very well systematic and if you master perspectives once, you will be able to tackle every questions in real tests.

Finally, thanks a millon for dedicating lecturers!!!

Naohiro

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GMAT Course Review
Verbal Live Prep by eGMAT
December 14 | 2016
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     By shubham1985 11 7
Self-reported Score:

650

Q47

V33

Improvement:

30 Points

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

Verbal Live Prep is one of the best tools available in the market for verbal preparation. Though, primarily it is designed for Non Native speakers but i believe it can be equally good even for the Native Speakers. GMAT is not a test of English but a test of reasoning. Verbal Live Prep course hits out in the very right directions. Neeti Sohal, in particular, was fabulastic with Critical Reasoning. I just loved the way she paced the course and was right on target for her entire sessions. For anyone looking for a good verbal score, I would highly recommend the verbal online or verbal live prep by eGMAT. 5/5 for the Verbal Live Prep :) and 5/5 for Neeti Sohal for her excellent teaching skills.

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Top notch course content
December 09 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By abhibad 16 5
Verified Score:

740

Q50

V41

Improvement:

N/A

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

The course content of e-gmat live prep is very detailed and comprehensive. Trust me you don't need anything else to ace verbal, provided you follow up the processes and the course structure religiously. I just used the course material, OG and Gmat prep tests for my preparations, nothing else. The meaning analysis in SC, Prethinking in CR and "how to do active reading" in RC will help tremendously. Their explanation of OG questions is very thorough and detailed. Apart from that, the scholaranium tool is extremely helpful for practice. It provides detailed analysis of all solutions and gives an insight into one's weaknesses in various areas. Their support staff and the tutors are extremely responsive and knowledgeable. The live sessions, which happen during weekends are awesome. The class videos and webinar sessions are very good in audio and video quality.

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GMAT Course Review
Three Step approach which works
December 07 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By abhishekgandotra 6 6
Self-reported Score:

650

Q49

V28

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I had been struggling with the GMAT prep for a long time now. First time I took my GMAT was in 2012 when I scored 650. Did great on Quant, but was miserable on Verbal. While answering the questions I was not really sure about any question if I answered correctly or not. During my first round, I started with classroom program at Princeton, and I used several sources to study (Princeton, MGMAT, Kaplan). Although these courses made me familiar with the type of questions, and the type of wrong answers. My approach to solving verbal question was still very basic - Read all the options and make sense which eventually didn't work so well.
After that I moved to States, and didn't study for couple years. Couple months back I started studying again for GMAT. I did my research and was looking for something which will specially focus on non-Natives as the familiarity and the way we look at Verbal question is way different than Natives.

I came across eGMAT course which was being marketed for the best course for non-natives. I decided to give it a shot and completed the free stuff eGMAT offers in the course and was quite impressed. I attended the free Live session on Strategy and SC eGMAT hosts every other weekend. This was the first time in the SC free webinar, I used the 3 step process being taught by Priya to solve a few questions. Phenomenal, for the first time I derived an answer to a SC problem, and was sure it is the right answer.
Although it took some time to apply the approach but that can get better with practice.
Wow, I was really impressed and immediately signed up for the eGMAT Live prep.

With my current prep going on my Verbal score has so far jumped from V23 to V34. I clearly know my week areas, and I have been selectively working towards improving on those. Thanks to Scholaranium(Offered by EGMAT) to help me understand my weaknesses.

The interactiveness the course provides is the best thing in the course,
The step by step process you learn to solve the Verbal question is truly phenomenal. A big fat thumbs up for the course

Also wanted to talk about e-GMAT Scholaranium
So far e-GMAT Scholaranium is the only platform I have come across which provides so good analysis and options that you can easily find your weak Areas and work on them.
The course has a segmented approach. We can choose RC/SC/CR and also which topics we want to test, and also the difficulty levels.
The Question pool is very good covering all topics & concepts.
All the Quizzes taken get saved and can be reviewed later as well.
 From this awesome platform, you can easily find your strong areas, and your weak areas and work towards improving your weak areas.
Thumps up to e-GMAT team for developing such a course.

I am going to take my GMAT in Feb First week, and I hope I can cross the V40 mark and score a 750. Thank you eGMAT.

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