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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24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful
     By mahesh280887 3 7
Final 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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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 3 6
Final Score:

760

Q51

V41

Improvement:

N/A

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

I signed up e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep in June 2013. The main reason that I chose it was because of very positive reviews. "Best course for non-native speakers", "Huge improvement in verbal scores" etc. These advertisements and reviews really attracted my attention. I'm a non-native English speaker and I want to improve my verbal score. So I decided to buy the course. Having tried the course, taken the GMAT and later tried another source (MGMAT Verbal Prep Set), I feel I have to offer another side of story amid so many positive reviews here. Let's talk about the Pros and Cons:

Pros:
1. Provides a very well structured study plan with concepts and quizzes for each section. (This may be useful for anyone who lacks discipline)
2. Comes with free mock exams that can generate performance analytical reports. (However, the timer doesn't work well, leading to wrong timings of your response time)
3. The e-GMAT time was kind enough to extend my course when I couldn't finish it in time. (The login was valid for about 6 months and they extended it for 2 months)

Cons:
1. Repetition in both contents and methods. I completed the whole course and took notes diligently. At the end I found some similar notes appeared multiple times--some contents were repeated here and there. The few e-GMAT methods used to solve Verbal questions were heavily repeated.

2. Methods don't work. In theory they sound good. But after studying the course for 8 months, I found these methods very time consuming and mentally draining in practice. They just don't work well in mock/real GMAT exams.

3. The course is very inflexible. This inflexibility, coupled with the fact that the course is extremely content heavy, makes it very time consuming to finish the whole course. It took me 8 months to finish (I work full time). I can't control my pace. Some contents are easy for me and repeated too much. The repetition plus sheer volume of contents buries the important areas which I may be weak at. It feels as if you read a whole library of books within 8 months. At the end, your mind goes blank. Maybe you remember a little here and there but nothing stands out. ROI is just so low: you spent so much time reaping so little improvement in your verbal skills.

4. The online lectures are a COMPLETE waste of time (and money). This was very obvious. In a 2 hour lecture, the instructors would spend the first ~30 minutes advertising their course. Because there are many attendees, the instructor can sometimes spend half an hour just to explain one question and answer all the questions. I may have just one doubt on a question and managed to get a few minutes of the instructor's time to answer it. Often, I'm still confused after he/she answers it. Then the rest of the time was wasted on listening to him/her explaining things that I have already known. After 1 or 2 lectures, I decided to just watch the recording and found myself frequently fast-forward the videos. In a 2 hour lecture, maybe only 15 minutes was useful.

In mock exams, I could score between 690 and 730. After 6 months of running the e-GMAT marathon, my course was going to expire. e-GMAT team was kind enough to extend it by another 2 moths. I finally made my first attempt at GMAT and only scored 700 (Q50, V33, AWA 5.5, IR 8). It was a huge disappointment. e-GMAT team's kindness to extend my course may have only backfired: I felt I wasted another 2 months on a course with near zero ROI. I spent so much time (8 months) on e-GMAT yet I didn't feel my verbal improved at all.

After that I decided to try MGMAT Verbal Prep set. I had very good discipline and took just 1.5 months to finish the whole set. Took GMAT again and scored 760 (Q51, V41, AWA 6.0, IR 8). I was even surprised by myself that I could improve so much with MGMAT. I also have to credit MGMAT for its Quant. My quant was pretty solid and I didn't spend too much time on it. However, the "Advanced GMAT Quant" by MGMAT was really good on methods & tricks for the more difficult quant questions. That did help keep my quant score high.

So in summary I feel e-GMAT is a course that costs an enormous amount of time to complete and only gives you negative to marginal positive improvements on your verbal score.


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1 Commented by 3274K on May 01, 2015
Thanks! Im a non-native speaker, have given GMAT twice, stuck in the 700-710 range (Q49, V34-38). I want to cross the 740+ barrier? I've already covered the MGMAT SC, CR and RC books. I was thinking of e-gmat now but am wary looking at your review. Any suggestions on what would work best to improve my verbal?
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CR session
April 28 | 2016
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     By NhungQuynh 0 0
Improvement:

10 Points

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

The CR session that Neeti Sohal clarify is comprehensive and useful. The way to eliminate the wrong answer choice, and see the option that really strengthen and weaken the argument is very clear. Each type of arguments is well-presented so it does support me a lot in the process of pre-thinking and analyses the context more properly and more efficiently. All the concepts are well-structured in the pre-requisites so I can apply these concepts first before coming to the live session to have better application. However, the RC course should provide OG questions to apply each concept to make better understanding.

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610 to 730 through e-gmat
April 22 | 2016
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     By vkalluru 0 0
Final Score:

730

Q50

V39

Improvement:

120 Points

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

Thank you e-gmat for making this happen, especially after my score of 610 (Q47,V27) in the first attempt. I am glad that I invested in the right course to achieve a whopping 120 point improvement. I give the entire credit to e-gmat course.

You guys are brilliant in analysis of each section in both Quant and Verbal. Your emphasis on attacking the question only after understanding the intended meaning of the question and brilliant explanation of all questions (with AV) in scholaranium really helped me reach my target score. With umpteen questions of excellent quality for practice and awesome analytics I never felt the need to buy any other book other than OG. The strategy sessions also helped me to get my priorities right in the last few weeks before the exam. Last but not the least the live sessions were well designed with very patient and enthusiastic tutors like Krishna, Payal, Rajat, Shradha, Japinder. You guys made me look at the finer details of a question which I completely ignored in my first attempt. Particularly your explanation of all the answer choices and why a wrong answer choice is wrong helped me cement my understanding. I am in a time zone (south korea) where the live sessions start at midnight. Though I could not attend all sessions because of odd timings, I could always catch up with the help of recordings.

Finally big kudos to all of you. You made the course look like some science subject with a systematic and structured content which amazed me. I somehow trusted the course and followed it religiously and it didn't disappoint me. I wish I had known about the course earlier during my first casual attempt. Anyway no regrets. Thank you.

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     By M3sSiaH 77 19
Final Score:

700

Q51

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

e-GMAT verbal live prep is a best course available out there for non-natives. I signed up for e-GMAT verbal live prep and started preparing with sentence correction section. Thanks to AV methodology that I could improve my GMAT SC to a great extent. My accuracy level reached 90%. I attended 2-3 verbal live workshops as well. They were terrific. I am a great fan of Shraddha Jaiswal. The way she attacks SCs just blows my mind away. I learnt alot from her explanations. However, I couldn't complete GMAT RC due to some personal issues. CR is more or less OK, but I didn't find it very interesting, TBH. I kind of did CR on my won.

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Simply amazing!!!
April 11 | 2016
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     By leolyon 0 0
Improvement:

N/A

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

When I first took the GMAT, I was really disappointed with my low verbal score (22) after long preparation, thus I was thinking it would be impossible to have a higher score since I am not an english speaker.
Seeking for some help at internet, I found some great reviews about e-GMAT, but as expected, I was incredulous about its efficiency until I took the free trial. I started with the Sentece Correction course, with no doubt, it is the best I ever found. It explains very easily the usage of modifiers and most important how to break the sentence in small chunks to better understand the intended meaning. Honestly, the sentence correction questions on GMAT became much easier.
Additionally, I would like to point out the Critical Reasoning course. It is simply amazing how boldface are easier than we think. Also, the art of pre-thinking is a must for someone willing to have higher score. Definetely, I recommend e-GMAT, principally for non-english speakers just like me.

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Verbal Live Prep
April 09 | 2016
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     By SD007 21 6
Final Score:

620

Q43

V32

Improvement:

N/A

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

After going through all the positive reviews of the e-gmat verbal live prep course I enrolled for the course and I must say I started at a verbal score of 17 and the course helped me move to V32 in the actual exam the approach for the sentence correction is especially very impressive and in my opinion very helpful for the non natives. The sections on CR and RC were also very comprehensive and helped in understanding the format in which GMAT asks the questions. I would highly recommend this course in case you are a non native and are looking forward to increase your verbal score.

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     By shravanpramode 0 0
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N/A

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

Being a business Analyst by profession in a global company, working with people on the west and east who fall under completely different time zones, I know how difficult it is to manage both work and studies simultaneously. Going through a proper classroom training practically doesn't work because I have tried it. Plus it has various disadvantages like missing classes due to work, coping up with the program timelines etc. For people like me who don't compromise, e-GMAT is the road to take for scoring 700+. I am able to study at my own speed and convenient schedule. Plus I get not to miss any session as they are always recorded.
The concepts covered are deep and fantastically crafted especially for non natives like me. The approach and the way the whole program is designed & structured is really commendable.
Each verbal concept is explained thoroughly with state of the art examples and explanations. Especially the sentence correction course is very well designed and structured. The presenters are really skilled. Everything is to the point and they know what 700+ score which makes eGMAT stand out from rest of the other GMAT courses in the market The eGMAT scolaranium is the best self-assessment tool any aspirant could own. This is really helping me not only with my GMAT preparions but with my work as well. My language has improved a great deal. Thanks e-GMAT.

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EGMAT
April 08 | 2016
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     By 11yashu 2 0
Final Score:

550

Q42

V23

Improvement:

N/A

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

Egmat verbal is something pathbreaking for me. This course teaches us that if you cannot keep things simple you have not perfected them yet. No complications, no hazzle, one can set his own pace, 'n' number of replays of videos , one can fit and start it any ongoing batch. Course fees and extensions are quite economical and unbeatable in the market. Just need to follow the content precisely and methodically. This is a phenomenal course and the approach is quite amazing. You will be blown away by the process of disintegrating complex things into basics. The only things you will mind at the start of this course is that you have to through some ridiculously simple facts and grammer rules but it will prove quite handy as the course advances.

Egmat Faculty - Its their sincerity and dedication which lures me to always go for this course. Fortunately or unfortunately I have a long association with this amazing faculty. Their constant quest of improving and bringing course effective tools such as "Scholaranium" sets them apart from the market. You will make out soon that they are at the top because of their passion and not for minting money.
Being an Italian Inbound Tour Guide I am lingering on my gmat for quite long due to my professional exigencies but I am overwhelmed how egmat understands and advocates my case to bring optimum result. Complete showcase of ethics !
This course is revolutionary in itself and cannot think of my gmat journey without them.

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     By Kedwardr1993 0 0
Final Score:

710

Q50

V35

Improvement:

120 Points

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

I first took the GMAT on 2013 and scored 590 Q 47 V 25. I knew on the first trial I did not do so well because I did not have the stamina and strategies to do well. Thus, on the first trial, I kind of gave up half way though the test.

2.5 years later I give my MBA dream another shot and decided to break 700 on the GMAT. I was searching for "shortcuts" on verbal and could not find any........until I found e-GMAT. The course was well structured for non-native. The SC section was superb. I feel that I was solving engineering problems, because I have developed the strategies that are RELIABLE and REPETABLE. The CR is the second best part of the course. The art of "pre-thinking" really invokes my critical thinking skills and after mastering it, CR is a piece of cake. RC is by far the hardest section for me, and I should have spent more time studying for it. But e-GMAT RC course is also superb.

On test day I did well on all sections. I guessed through 10 questions on verbal because I was not pacing myself enough i.e. slowed down too much on RCs. Nonetheless.. I still get 710 Q50 V 35!!!!!! That's it, I am done with the GMAT for good. Thanks e-GMAT for the wonderful course. I highly recommend the course to non-natives.

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