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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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.
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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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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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     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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     By A.reddking 0 0
Self-reported Score:

610

Q43

V31

Improvement:

60 Points

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

My only regret is not finding EGMAT soon enough!!

I was in a position in which I needed to focus on both quant and verbal to get my score up. Although I didn't score above a 680 (current goal), now that I have sat through a strategy session and gone through a portion of EGMAT I am confident that my verbal score will improve. My first GMAT attempt concluded with a sad 29, after egmat I tested as high as a 36 on my practice test!!

I ended up scoring a 31 on my official exam but I attribute this to a little bit of fatigue,I didn't take full advantage of my last break!

Egmat is thorough, organized, and challenging. It will teach you to understand the meaning and THEN use strategy to attack the question. My only piece of constructive criticism is how much material you have to complete before the seminar sessions on the weekends. You shouldn't attend the sessions without completing the pre-reqs but in some instances they were on Saturdays and Sundays which posed a challenge.

I highly recommend egmat if you're struggling with verbal! Try something new! I will certainly use egmat to help me achieve my verbal score of 40+!

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EGMAT | Verbal Live
July 20 | 2016
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     By nishatfarhat87 42 4
Self-reported Score:

640

V33

Improvement:

60 Points

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

I came across the e-GMAT verbal course while browsing through the GMATCLUB. My last GMAT verbal score was 19 and despite solving tonnes of questions I was going nowhere. I decided to give the course a try and attended a free session. Impressed by their strategy, I decided to take the course for SC online and after liking it upgraded to GMAT Live. This course changed the way I approached verbal. I was initially just focused on getting the right answer. The e-gmat strategy focused on meaning, error and poe took sometime to practice but once done it started showing results. Now I look forward to SC. My scaled score on mocks is close to 77 and my gmat verbal score in mocks is around 32/33.

e-GMAT also introduces you to the concept of prethinking in CR which becomes critical as you approach questions of higher difficulty.

Also, their assessment tool scholaranium helps you measure your current ability and focus on your weak areas. I am scheduled for the gmat in a month and I am regularly working with it to raise my score further.

If you are serious about GMAT, E-gmat verbal is equivalent to official guide in your GMAT Prep. Include those 2 and your verbal prep is complete.

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     By shubhashish04 0 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V35

Improvement:

N/A

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

I have taken few courses from various MBA test prep companies in India, although not all of these courses were for GMAT.

However, for GMAT I have taken courses from Byju's Classes and e-GMAT.

I took the e-GMAT's GMAT Verbal Prep course and I must say the course offered by e-GMAT is pretty good.

It helped a lot in knowing the nuances of the English language, and this allows me to have great confidence while solving the Sentence correction problems.

This is a great deal for any non-native speaker like me, who doesn't have the inherent luxury of knowing the language in and out.

The Sentence Correction section of the e-GMAT helps you by providing step by step process of getting to the answers.

The online interface is very interactive and gives you a better pictorial representation of the concept, you are trying to learn.

Though, I have not been able to use it as much as I would have liked to, because of the work pressure and time crunch in my current job.

I have written a GMAT once last year, without any prep, while working. And not to my surprise the score was not great.

I am going to write my second attempt pretty soon, and this time I am more confident, more aware of my abilities, and with e-GMAT's verbal online, I feel more powerful to take on the mighty GMAT.

I think this attempt will really help me to get to my dream B-school.

I would write a detailed debrief, post my exam.

Wish everyone luck.

Thanks

Kind Regards
Shubhashish

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     By ruwithrdx 1 0
Verified Score:

720

Q49

V38

Improvement:

80 Points

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

If you are reading this post of mine, I might strongly assume that you are aspiring to take the GMAT exam & indeed hoping to crack it. Before you start reading this , let me tell you, confusion regarding how to start, which course to take is natural, but if you are confused whether to take the e-GMAT Verbal course, don't be any more --you are at the right place. I had been in your shoes 6 months back when I joined e-GMAT. After a lot of struggle, finally I had made up my mind to take the GMAT exam within 2 months. My target was a score of 760 so that I can apply & get selected in Stanford last round this year itself (after all, what's wrong in dreaming) After doing a lot of research, taking suggestions from friends & colleagues & going through the reviews at GMAT club & across the Internet, I managed to confuse myself to the best of my abilities regarding which course to register for - e-GMAT or GMAT-pill. I got few negative feedback as well which only succeeded in adding to my confusion. After pondering for 2 days, I decided to attend my first e-GMAT free live session. The session was on CR Pre-thinking & absolutely clean bowled was I! Approx. 150 plus students had joined the session & I was amused by the way each & every questions were handled by the e-GMAT teachers. I believe that it was a life-changer for me as it made me take one of the most important decisions of my life --buying the e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep course (the dream began to take shape!).
The very first thing I would like to mention regarding the Verbal Live Prep (there's also another Verbal course called Verbal Online) is that the content is huge -- and as they rightly claim - You don't need any other resource. Honestly, if you complete the course, study materials & attend the live classes & religiously follow all the instructions regarding studying & application & attending OG questions, you really DO NOT need any other resource. Atleast, I didn't.
The CR classes are mind-blowing, all the teachers are amazingly student-friendly, especially Shradhha is awesome. When Shraddha taught, she never looked at the watch and would continue to explain until all portions were crystal clear. She exceeded the time limit of 2 hours each time and each of her classes were outstanding. This If you are starting afresh for the GMAT journey, these live sessions really get you on track. The SC course is amazing as well; however my score has been a bit less in this section since I was unable to imbibe the process of breaking a sentence into its clauses & following the subject-verb agreement, meaning analysis rules in those chunks. It was taking me a lot of time to internalize the process & as I was in a hurry to take the GMAT exam to be able to apply by March, I decided to skip that method. I believe my score of 38 in Verbal is due to this issue.
The RC course is also quite good & together with the live classes & proper step-by-step guidance to solve the OG questions(video solutions to OG questions), the Verbal Live prep is sensational. I took the Official GMATPrep tests and scored 720 in each of them. Finally, I took my GMAT in February 2016 after studying for around 2 months & scored 720. I researched a lot regarding application to top B-schools with this score & also discussed with a Consultant, who has suggested me to improve my score to a 760 in order to dream BIG. When I informed e-GMAT regarding this & said that I am planning to take the GMAT exam again soon & requested them to extend my course, Rajat has promised me to extend the course for 3 months free of cost. In today's age of cut-throat commercialization, I was pleasantly surprised to see such friendly & non-commercial approach, where the extension was not charged for.
I strongly recommend this e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep course to anybody who wants to conquer the GMAT. Last but not the least, one thing I would like to mention regarding the 4 point score improvement guarantee of e-GMAT. Since I started preparation, I had been scoring approx. 32 to 34 in all the mock tests & practice quiz. However, once I completed the e-GMAT course, my Verbal score has improved to 38 in the actual GMAT exam. In fact, I had scored 38 and 40 in verbal in GMATPrep1 and GMATPrep2 respectively. I strongly believe that next time when I will be taking the GMAT again, if I can follow the e-GMAT techniques religiously, I will definitely be able to score 42+ in Verbal which will definitely help a lot in transforming my dream of getting into an elite business school into reality. I will definitely come back with another post after the re-take to inform if I did succeed and that day, my review will be a lengthier one, that's for sure! Stay tuned & all the very best!:-)

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     By kkchaitanyamail 0 0
Self-reported Score:

580

Q45

V25

Improvement:

N/A

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

I am a non-native of English and earlier I had difficulties in understanding the meaning of the sentences and to know what the author wants to communicate. My Gmat verbal score in my two previous attempts is V25. After attending the VLP classes conducted by e-GMAT's faculty I understood how to analyse a given question and answer it. I learned that the first and foremost criteria to answer a question is to understand the meaning of that. The three step process followed in answering the questions is a very beneficial approach and is simply amazing. As claimed in the course at first I felt difficult and used to take long time in answering the questions. But now I am able to analyse the question quickly, pre-think the answer to get the overall idea of the question and then proceed to answer the question. I feel truly that I am improving day to day.
Hence I strongly suggest you guys to take this course to beat the GMAT VERBAL.
The course instructions are very simple and its like you are taught by a private teacher and you can study at your own pace. Also there is round the clock support for your queries, and most of your doubts get cleared instantly by looking at the discussions at the end of each question. Moreover all you need is a steady internet with optimum speed. No wastage of time in commuting to attend the classes.

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