Even-Odd numbers is deemed to be among the easier concepts on the GMAT Quant, and yet, come 700+ level questions from this concept, many students get them wrong. We have seen closely studied the mistakes that students make in Even-Odd questions – from the doubts they ask in Even-Odd questions in our internal forums, from the mistakes made by 1000+ students in our recurring Number Properties Live Classroom, and most recently, in *The E-GMAT Number Properties Knockout*** **that was attempted more than 5000 times.

- Getting intimidated by complex expressions
- Wasting time on unimportant terms
- Getting stumped in division

In this article, we will explain each pitfall with examples, discuss why it is important to avoid that pitfall, tell you how to avoid it and finally, give you 700+ level practice questions.

Sounds good? So read on, to make sure that you’ll never be among the unlucky students who err in Even-Odd questions. Amen to that!

A few Even-Odd questions may have scary-looking expressions. For example, consider this question

**P1.1**** If j is a positive integer, is (j ^{3}-27)^{2}(j^{3}+1)^{3} odd?**

Did you feel a bit nervous reading this question? Well, that is the first pitfall that you have to guard against. Because, if you let yourself become nervous, you will:

- Either leave the question without answering
- Or you will panic; panic clouds our ability to think rationally and so, increases our chances of making an error.

- For example, in your panic, you may scramble to remember and apply the formula for a
^{3}+ b^{3}on the terms of this expression, and then, realize, much to your dismay, that you’ve complicated the question even further L

So, as you can see, ‘getting intimidated by complex expressions’ is indeed a dangerous pitfall.

The next time you face such a question and notice your heartbeat increasing, take a deep breath and tell yourself,

*“Since this is a GMAT question, it can be simplified elegantly.”*

This is true! The beauty of official GMAT questions is that no matter how complex they look, they can always be simplified to a couple of cases.

*So, let’s think through the question we posed above and see how it can be simplified.*

*1 ^{st} Simplification *

*The given expression is (j ^{3}-27)^{2}(j^{3}+1)^{3}*

*You’re probably familiar with the property that **the power of a number doesn’t impact the even-odd nature of the number.*

*(Even)*^{n}, where n is a positive integer = Even*Similarly, (Odd)*^{n}= Odd

*So, *

*(j*^{3}– 27)^{2}will have the same even-odd nature as (j^{3}– 27). Similarly, (j^{3}+ 1)^{3}will have the same even-odd nature as (j^{3}+1)*j*^{3}will have the same even-odd nature as j itself.

*So, using this property, we’ve done the first level of simplification: now, we only have to determine the even-odd nature of this, simpler expression: (j-27)(j + 1)*

* *

*2 ^{nd} Simplification *

*The simpler expression is a product of 2 terms: (j – 27) and (j+1)*

*When will the product of 2 terms be odd? Only if each of the 2 terms are themselves odd. If even one of these terms is even, the product will be even.*

*So, to answer the question, we need to know: are each of the 2 terms odd?*

*So, from the earlier situation of dealing with the product as a whole, we are now dealing with individual terms only: (j – 27) and (j + 1)*

*Getting to the answer*

*Now, j can either be Even or Odd.*

* *

*Case 1: j is odd*

*In this case, j + 1 = Odd + Odd = Even*

*And j - 27 = Odd - Odd = Even*

*Since both the terms are Even, the answer in this case will be NO, the given expression in not odd.*

*Case 2: j is even*

*In this case, j + 1 = Even + Odd = Odd*

*And, j - 27 = Even - Odd = Odd*

*Since both the terms are odd, the answer in this case will be YES, the given expression is odd*

*So, as you can see, using this step-wise approach, we’ve been able to simplify the question to this:*

* Is j even?*

**Use the properties of Even-Odd combinations to simplify scary-looking expressions.** Have the confidence that all Even-Odd questions in the GMAT can be easily simplified. Don’t get intimidated by complex expressions in Even-Odd questions and avoid the impulse to search for algebraic formulae to apply on such expressions.

You’ll know that you’ve learnt this lesson well, if your heart doesn’t skip a beat at the first look of the following question:

**P1.2**** If X = P*N ^{K} + P where N and K are positive integers, is X divisible by 2?**

**(1) ****N + KN = 915**

**(2) ****P ^{35} + 35^{P} is Even**

(The detailed solution of this question is available here)

What we mean by ‘unimportant terms’ is ‘the terms that do not impact the Even- Odd nature of the expression. For example, consider the following question:

**P2.1**** If a and b are integers, is a + 8b even?**

In this expression, the term 8b will be even, irrespective of whether b is even or odd (because, Even*Odd = Even and Even*Even = Even). So, you should focus all your attention on analysing whether a is even or odd, because that is what will get you to the answer.

If you fall into the pitfall of analysing the given information to determine the even-odd nature of ** b**, then you’ll be squandering your most precious resource in the GMAT – Time. Minutes frittered away thus may create a time crunch towards the end of the test, and then, coming under the pressure of the seconds ticking away, you may frantically answer even questions that you know, wrong. So, it is very important to be on strict guard against even a moment spent on unneeded analysis. And, in Even-Odd questions, it’s all too easy to fall into this booby trap.

In order to not waste even a second on the unimportant terms, here are a few pointers that you should use to weed out the unimportant terms in an expression:

- A term of the form (Even number)*(X) will always be even
- In a term of the form (Even number) + X, the (Even number) plays no role in the Even-Odd nature of the term
- In a term of the form (Odd number)*(X), the (Odd number) plays no role in the Even-Odd nature of the term

*You’ve already seen an example of the first pointer in Question P2.1*

*Here’s an example that will show all the three pointers in action*

**P2.2**** If a, b, c and n are integers, is a + 8b + (2n+1)c even?**

*1 ^{st} Pointer *

*The term 8b will always be even, irrespective of the value of b*

*2 ^{nd} Pointer *

*In the given expression, the even term 8b doesn’t impact the even-odd nature of this expression. So, the expression will have the same even-odd nature as the sum a + (2n+1)c*

*3 ^{rd} Pointer*

*In the term (2n+1)c, (2n+1) is an odd number, and so plays no role in the even-odd nature of this term. So, the term (2n+1)c will have the same even-odd nature as c.*

*So, the expression a + (2n+1)c will have the same even-odd nature as the expression a + c*

To some students Pitfall 2 may seem similar to Pitfall 1 because the strategy suggested to avoid Pitfall 2 (the Three Pointers) also leads to simplification of the given expression. However, even though the *effect *of the strategies suggested in Pitfalls 1 and 2 may be the same, the *problems *that these strategies tackle are different. In Pitfall 1, the problem is that a student may get intimidated by a difficult-looking expression. In Pitfall 2, on the other hand, the problem is that a student may waste time on analysing terms that do not contribute to the Even-Odd nature of an expression. These are two distinct problems, and so, Pitfalls 1 and 2 are distinct as well.

**When you see an expression, first use the Three Pointers to determine the unimportant terms. **Do not waste precious time on processing the unimportant terms.

See how much time you take on this question and if you waste time on any term that doesn’t deserve it:

**P2.3**** ****If a, b and n are positive integers such that n = 3a – b ^{3}, is n^{2} + 3 divisible by 2?**

**(1) ****a ^{2} – 4b^{3} – 5 = 0**

**(2) 3b ^{3} – a^{2} + 6 = 0 **

(The detailed discussion of this question is available here)

If A and B are given to be integers, where A > B and A/B is an integer, can you smoothly work out the relation between the even-odd nature of A, B and the integer A/B?

For example, consider the following question:

**P3.1**** If A, B and X are integers, X/B is an even integer and XB/(4A+1) is an integer, is XB/(4A+1) odd?**

If you don’t have a firm approach to deal with this and similar questions, you’re bound to feel flummoxed, and then you’ll:

- Either give up this question as too difficult
- Or will gingerly try number substitution to see which values of X and B give an even value of X/B, and then with those values of X, try to see if XB/(4A+1)

Both possible actions are costly – in terms of lost score points and lost time. So, it is important to not fall prey to such questions.

This pitfall is easily avoided by following the standard approach presented here –

**Convert the division equation into a multiplication equation.**

*Let’s illustrate this approach on question P3.1*

*The division equation that we can write for the terms X/B is:*

*We can convert this equation into a multiplication equation by multiplying both sides with B. We get:*

*X = (Even number)*B*

--> *X is Even (Refer to Pointer (i) in Pitfall 2)*

*Now, let’s write the division equation for the term (XB/4A+1):*

XB/(4A + 1) = integer Z (say)

*Converting this equation into a multiplication equation, we get:*

--> *XB = (4A+1)*(Z)*

--> *XB has the same Even-Odd nature as Z **(because 4A + 1 is odd – Refer to Pointers (ii) and (iii) in Pitfall 2)*

*Since X is Even, XB is Even*

--> *Z is Even*

*So, we see that the given expression will be Even.*

In Even-Odd questions that involve division, convert the division equation into multiplication equation.

**P3.2**** If x, y and z are positive integers such that x^{4 }y^{3} = z^{2}, is x^{9} – y^{6} odd?**

**(1) (x^{4} y^{3})/(x^{2} + y^{2})can be written in the form 4k + 3, where k is a positive integer.**

**(2) z = x + y**

(The detailed discussion of this question is available here)

Even when you know a concept, you might not be able to answer the questions that test advanced application of that concept. In this article, we saw the three pitfalls that many students fall into in Even-Odd questions. If you make a conscious effort to avoid these pitfalls, you’ll find that your ability to answer 700+ level Even-Odd questions will improve significantly. As a happy co-benefit, the time you take to solve the questions will also come down.

If you wish to work further on the 3 pitfalls, please practice the 3 questions provided below. If you feel you need more help with this concept, please go to our Free Trial.

Wish you enjoy your journey of GMAT Prep and reach a great score on the GMAT!

**Is the product of two integers A and B odd?**

**(1) ****A is the number of factors of N, where N is a perfect square and B = A ^{3} -1**

**(2) ****A is a product of two consecutive prime numbers and when **** is added to A, the sum is an odd number.**

(The detailed solution of this question is available here)

**If P and Q are positive integers, is the product 3P ^{Q} divisible by 2?**

**(1) 6Q ^{3} + 2 is an even number**

**(2) P + 8Q ^{2} is a prime number**

(The detailed solution of this question is available here )

**Is 3a + 2b + 5c even if 0<a<b<c and a, b and c are integers?**

**(1) 9a+7c is not even**

**(2) a ^{3}*(c-1)^{2} is odd**

(The detailed solution of this question is available here)

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e-GMAT announces Verbal Live Prep 3.0, the world’s only course that teaches core skills and now includes workshops. Read below for more details:

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Your GMAT score can have a huge impact on your career. To make sure that you get the best instruction, we hire the best and make sure that our instructors work full time. Unlike other test prep companies, we do not believe in hiring someone who considers teaching for GMAT as a part time occupation.

** Articles**

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Edvento has a large question repository that contains over 600 Verbal questions and 400 quant questions. This repository is divided into mock tests, verbal tests, drills, and mini tests. The entire offering contains 36 entities. Every drill, test, etc. is adaptive and draws from a large question bank to ensure that you do not get any question twice. Every question comes with a detailed solution. In addition, they offer great support.

Edvento takes the guesswork out of your practice. Every quiz, mini test, verbal test is adaptive, implying that you don’t have to worry about selecting the difficulty level. Also, at the end of every quiz the system gives you a score prediction that allows you to assess your improvement as you go from one quiz to the other. In addition, every question is tagged, and your time to answer is recorded. Furthermore, for each question, you can compare your performance with your peers.

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Edvento is a growing company that will continue to invest in its products and platform. More questions and features will be added to the platform in the coming months. Stay tuned.

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Many of you are appearing for the GMAT right now. Here are some tips by successful eGMATers:

Verbal Live Prep student, Pooja Jolie recommends that to succeed on GMAT Verbal everyone should build a process that provides 80% accuracy. Pooja improved by an impressive 19 points (V23 to V42), scoring 740 (Q48, V42) on Verbal. Click here to read her debrief.

Nishant Sahani, SC student, believes that a strong approach leaves very little room for errors, thus improving accuracy. Nishant improved from V28 to V34 in 10 days. Click here to read his debrief.

Our research has shown that doing both concepts and process in conjunction leads to high accuracy levels (80%+) for most people.

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Similarly, Ram (760) states that there is * no need to answer every question* correctly to ace the GMAT. He could score 49 in Quant with ~10 questions incorrect. According to him

Manish Mehta (740) emphasizes on the importance of revising mistakes and spending time to understand why he made a mistake. This focus gave him confidence that translated to success on the exam. Click here to read his debrief.

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This workshop is designed to bridge the gap between your true potential and your performance on the real test. The purpose is plain and simple – to help you put your best foot forward as you appear for the test. Those who have prepared thoroughly will find that this workshop will give them that one last push they have been looking for – whether it’s taking a leap from V32 to V35 or from V38 to V40 or from V40 to beyond.

The workshop will start with a timed (38 minutes) mini mock test containing 20 questions. Each question on the test is carefully hand-made by e-GMAT experts. As soon as you complete the mini test, you will receive detailed analytics about your performance relative to that of the group.

After the test, we will discuss up to 10 selected questions, focusing on how you should have approached them. We will make you think like an ideal test taker, helping you make crucial decisions that can have a major impact on your final score.

This workshop will be conducted using adobe connect – the world’s leading online classroom - and our quizzing tools. We will use advanced polling, annotations, personalized chat, and a host of other features to ensure that this workshop is super effective for all.

This workshop is designed for students who have 70% or higher accuracy on difficult OG questions. Ideally your verbal score in your most recent mock test should be in the 32-40 range (on a scale of 60). Students who are scoring less than 30 on their mock tests may find the questions discussed in this workshop too challenging.

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Rajat mastered the skill of taking standardized tests at an early age by scoring better than 99 percentile on most exams including the CET (Indian equivalent of SAT), GATE (Indian equivalent of GRE including technical GRE), and the GMAT. Rajat stands out as one of the two students in the country selected by Nokia Research (NRC) Germany for a fully funded Master’s degree at IIT Delhi and subsequent internship at NRC Germany. A born technologist, Rajat built his first radio using vacuum tubes when he was 13 years old. At Nokia, he built 3G Cellular radios (2000-2002) even as the standard was being ratified.

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A number of you will be taking your GMAT in the next 30 days. The most effective way to push your score in the last 30 days is by understanding your areas of weakness and then working on improving them. The e-GMAT sentence correction workshop aims to do both:

- Provide personalized feedback to students to expose/communicate weakness.

- Provide GMAT like practice questions that will help students overcome their weakness.

Read below to see how we aim to achieve the above.

To assess your strengths and weakness, you will fill out this worksheet. View all the help videos to make sure that you understand the worksheet and know how to work with the same. Click here for help videos.

Conducted by Payal and Shraddha – two of the world’s top GMAT SC experts - this workshop will help you think through some of the most challenging concepts in

parallelism, modifiers, verb sequencing, and meaning. Through 10 carefully chosen difficult questions, this workshop will test your ability to understand the intended meaning, decipher the sentence structure, and cohesively apply the SC concepts to arrive at the correct answer. According to GMAC’s chief psychometrician Lawrence M. Rudner, GMAT item writers have been concentrating on the reasoning aspects rather than the purely grammatical aspects of Sentence Correction skills. Each example discussed in this workshop will do the same.

A purely application based session, this session will put your GMAT sentence correction preparation to next gear and is an excellent preparation for the real GMAT. Overall, this session can have a tremendous impact on your accuracy.

This workshop will include

1. 3 hours of live instruction

2. Homework question bank of 15 problems + detailed solutions

This workshop is designed for students who have 70% or higher accuracy on difficult OG questions. Ideally your verbal score in your most recent mock test should be in the 32-40 range (on a scale of 60). Students who are scoring less than 30 on their mock tests may find the questions discussed in this workshop too challenging.

**How is this workshop conducted?**

This workshop will be conducted using Adobeconnect – the world’s leading online classroom. We will use advanced polling, annotations, personalized chat, and a host of other features to ensure that this workshop is super effective for all.

**What will you get out of this workshop?**

You will learn the following from the workshop:

1. Absolute clarity on complex modifiers, parallelism, meaning, and verb tenses concepts.

2. How to assess your weakness when you make a mistake.

3. What to practice to ensure that you have improved.

**Post workshop practice?**

A carefully selected quiz containing 15 questions with detailed solutions is provided. In addition e-GMAT students are also recommended to go through Level 3 UGE in SC course.

**Experts for this workshop**

**Payal Tandon**

Payal is the author and designer of the e-GMAT sentence correction course. She has written over 800 posts and numerous articles on GMAT sentence correction on GMAT Club and Beat the GMAT. One of her articles – 5 strategies that GMAT uses to change meaning – has been viewed over 15000 times. Her session on “Importance of meaning in GMAT Sentence Correction” has been attended by over 3000 students.

**Shraddha Shaw**

GMAT Club’s most appreciated Sentence Correction expert, Shraddha has authored over 25 articles on topics such as parallelism, modifiers, and verb tenses. Her article on Noun + Noun modifiers garnered 62 Kudos – the most by any subject matter article on GMAT Club. Shraddha designed and authored our famous in-depth series on As Vs. Like and Importance of Meaning.

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To get into a top B-school school is your dream and we want to help you get there. So to help you excel not only on the GMAT but also on your B-school application

process, we introduce the **e-GMAT scholarship**.

Every 20 days, one e-GMAT student who scores **700 or higher **will be eligible for a 1-school admission consulting package from myEssayReview (**$899 value**). We will announce 1 lucky winner every 20 days for the next 4 months (6 awards in total). Please read below for more details.

myEssayReview – a boutique admission consulting house - has an excellent track record of helping eGMATers get admitted to the **top B-schools (Kellogg, Booth, LBS, INSEAD, ISB, etc.)**. Poonam, who is one of the few AIGAC certified admission consultants, works with every applicant on a one on one basis. In addition, she works full time on this business and understands non-natives (their profiles, the mindset, etc.) very well. She is a perfectionist – she will leave no stone unturned to help you excel on your application. We appreciate such commitment. Our students deserve the best and she is one of the best.

All e-GMAT Verbal Online and Verbal Live Prep students who have scored 700+ after Jan1, 2013 are eligible. To apply for the scholarship, you need to do the following:

1. Submit your score report to payal@e-gmat.com

2. Describe how you prepared for the GMAT, outlining the challenges (personal, professional, GMAT related) you faced and how you overcame them. Focus on the key learnings. You can describe the same on a public forum such as GMAT Club or BeatTheGMAT. This should be between 700 and 1200 words.

The first draw will take place on June 22. We will come up with a calendar of events.

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On GMAT Club Verbal forums, e-GMAT’s articles and posts have received over **1000 Kudos and 500,000 views**. No other test prep company’s articles and posts have garnered these many kudos and views!

In the last 1 year, e-GMAT has had more followers than any other certified expert on GMAT Club. We appreciate your faith in e-GMAT and are excited to help more non-natives succeed.

Our courses: **Verbal Online and Verbal Live Prep** have received **over 109 reviews with 100+ reviews by non-natives**. This is the **highest number of reviews by non-natives** that any GMAT test prep company has ever received on GMAT Club.

**One-time special deals,**with courses starting as low as $199. (See below)**Free sessions**on Sentence Correction and GMAT Strategy. (Click here)

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Most critically acclaimed online course with 54 reviews on GMAT Club, the course provides **80 hours** of audio-visual content on SC, CR, RC, and IR,** 5000+ questions** (Quant + Verbal), **10 mock tests** , free live sessions and much more **for just $199**.Whether you have 3 months left for preparation or** just 10 days**, Verbal Online course will help you boost your score. Click here to know more.

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World’s most comprehensive course on GMAT Verbal and first prep course designed to help non-natives level the playing field and score higher on GMAT Verbal. Verbal Live Prep course provides **36 hours of live sessions **on SC, CR, and RC**,** **80 hours **of audio-visual content on SC, CR, RC, and IR**, 5000+ questions **(Quant + Verbal)**, 10 mock tests and Strategy Sessions & recordings just for $299. **The course guarantees a 4 point improvement in GMAT Verbal. Click here to know more.

Here are 4 reasons as to why you should look at courses from e-GMAT.

With more non-native success stories, e-GMAT has proven that its methods help non natives excel on GMAT Verbal. Its focus on building solid foundation and then working simultaneously on process and concepts has helped many non natives gain 10+ points (scale of 60, ~100 points on scale of 800) on GMAT Verbal and is responsible for the high success rate that its customers enjoy.

Your GMAT score can have a huge impact on your career. To make sure that you get the best instruction, we hire the best and make sure that our instructors work full time. Unlike other test prep companies, we do not believe in hiring someone who considers teaching for GMAT as a part time occupation.

So how good are our instructors - they are the absolute "best"** and here is the proof. **In November 2012, GMAT Club celebrated a landmark of 1 million posts, inviting the top GMAT and MBA companies to present. This was an open event in which the community voted for the best instructor. Shraddha from e-GMAT was not only voted as the best instructor, she also received twice as many excellent ratings as any other instructor did.

Not only this, her lecture on "How to tackle Reading Comprehension" received 20,000 in the first 24 hours - 3X more than the views any other lecture received.

=> Click here to view the announcement by BB - founder of GMAT Club.

** Articles**

Another proof of the quality of our instructors can come from the quality of articles that we have written. e-GMAT instructors have written more articles and have received more Kudos on the Verbal forum than instructors from any other test prep company have.

We are a small company and we like to keep things simple. We want you to love our courses. This is why we offer a very comprehensive free trial. In addition, if you don’t like our our course, let us know within a week and we will refund the money to you, as long as you have attempted less than 33% of our course. We strongly believe in our product and our offerings speak for us.

Our courses have received great feedback from top community members and GMAT Club moderators. Read below for more.

**SOURH7Wk (720)**: *" A truly Game Changer course in verbal for non-natives. After exhausting all available resources, I finally subscribed to this course. I saw a few reviews in GC forums and attended two free live class with Rajat on GMAT strategy & Pre-thinking. I was totally satisfied with the content & I knew I will definitely learn some new strategy to tackle my poor verbal score V23. After taking the course I pulled up my verbal score to a respectable V40 (90%ile). I just turned my weakness into my strength now.."* Click here to read his review.

**Gurpreet Singh (710)**: *"The live sessions of RAJAT on strategy and CR are awesome. Payal and Shraddha are no less than Stacy and Ron of MGMAT. No doubt no one knows more than these two experts of Mgmat, but sometimes I used to find their replies too technical to grasp. On the other hand – the lives sessions by Payal and Shraddha were simple to understand and concepts taught easy to apply." *Click here to read his review.

**Marcab (720)**: *"One of the best courses available. If one is facing a bit with SC, then I shall recommend e-GMAT. The course is divided into different levels and the best thing is that one cannot go to next level without scoring a minimum. "FIVE STARS".*

How to buy

Click here to know more about our Verbal Online course.

Verbal Online has received over 100 reviews on GMAT Club. This is the highest number of reviews by non-natives that any GMAT test prep company has ever received for a particular course on GMAT Club.

On GMAT Club, over **1000 students** are following e-GMAT. This shows the tremendous trust that GMAT Club members have put on e-GMAT and its relevance for verbal preparation. On the verbal forums, e-GMAT's articles and posts have received over **2300 Kudos and 1,000,000 views**. No other test prep company's articles and posts have garnered these many kudos and views!

**One-time special deal,**Verbal online now costs $179, instead of $199 (ends Feb 12).**Verbal Workshops now included with Verbal Online**

**5 Live sessions-**One each for SC, CR, RC and two GMAT Strategy sessions- Detailed solutions to CR questions from OG Verbal Review 13

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Most critically acclaimed online course with 100 reviews on GMAT Club, the course provides **80 hours** of audio-visual content on SC, CR, RC, and IR,** 3500+ questions** (Quant + Verbal), 5** mock tests** , free live sessions and much more **for just $179**.Whether you have 3 months left for preparation or** just 10 days**, Verbal Online course will help you boost your score. Click here to know more.

Here are 4 reasons as to why you should look at courses from e-GMAT.

With more non-native success stories, e-GMAT has proven that its methods help non natives excel on GMAT Verbal. Its focus on building solid foundation and then working simultaneously on process and concepts has helped many non natives gain 10+ points (scale of 60, ~100 points on scale of 800) on GMAT Verbal and is responsible for the high success rate that its customers enjoy.

Your GMAT score can have a huge impact on your career. To make sure that you get the best instruction, we hire the best and make sure that our instructors work full time. Unlike other test prep companies, we do not believe in hiring someone who considers teaching for GMAT as a part time occupation.

** Articles**

Another proof of the quality of our instructors can come from the quality of articles that we have written. e-GMAT instructors have written more articles and have received more Kudos on the Verbal forum than instructors from any other test prep company have.

We are a small company and we like to keep things simple. We want you to love our courses. This is why we offer a very comprehensive free trial along with free sessions. In addition, if you don’t like our our course, let us know within a week and we will refund the money to you, as long as you have attempted less than 33% of our course. We strongly believe in our product and our offerings speak for us.

Our courses have received great feedback from top community members and GMAT Club moderators. Read below for more.

**SOURH7Wk (720)**: *" A truly Game Changer course in verbal for non-natives. After exhausting all available resources, I finally subscribed to this course. I saw a few reviews in GC forums and attended two free live class with Rajat on GMAT strategy & Pre-thinking. I was totally satisfied with the content & I knew I will definitely learn some new strategy to tackle my poor verbal score V23. After taking the course I pulled up my verbal score to a respectable V40 (90%ile). I just turned my weakness into my strength now.."* Click here to read his review.

**Gurpreet Singh (710)**: *"The live sessions of RAJAT on strategy and CR are awesome. Payal and Shraddha are no less than Stacy and Ron of MGMAT. No doubt no one knows more than these two experts of Mgmat, but sometimes I used to find their replies too technical to grasp. On the other hand – the lives sessions by Payal and Shraddha were simple to understand and concepts taught easy to apply." *Click here to read his review.

**Marcab (720)**: *"One of the best courses available. If one is facing a bit with SC, then I shall recommend e-GMAT. The course is divided into different levels and the best thing is that one cannot go to next level without scoring a minimum. "FIVE STARS".*

How to buy

Click here to know more about our Verbal Online course.

Click here to buy Verbal Online for $179.