GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Oct 2019, 00:13

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Oct 2018
Posts: 8
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
Reviews Badge
Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2019, 10:31
1
Hello Everyone!

I am here to talk briefly about my experience studying for the GMAT and mostly to talk about my experience using E-GMAT Quant online and Verbal Online courses.
I usually never post reviews but what happened this time was quite confusing so I would like to get some professional opinion on the same.
I was able to get to a 650( Q46, V34) on my own with some random prep using OG but really wanted to get my score to something like 750 so I looked up courses and saw some of the best reviews for E-GMAT and decided to go for it to improve. Now there is a lot of hype around their verbal course but I randomly went for their quant as well which is way outside the scope of GMAT in difficulty of questions and it has very long and tedious solutions. I was literally studying for 6-7 hours a day for around 2.3 months in a very disciplined manner and I really thought I was improving ( which I kinda did) but when I gave a mock I was at a 670 about 3 weeks before the exam. I know their quant course does not teach a lot of relevant concepts but even though I got a 97 percentile in one of their verbal ability tests I ended up with a 680(Q 48 & V34) on the real one. I really don't know what the problem was. How can 2.3 months of 7 hour days of studying lead to a 0 score improvement in verbal with supposedly the best verbal course? I may have done like a thousand questions and reviewed questions multiple times. I don’t know if I will be taking the test again but I thought I should generally share my experience because it may help someone in the future. I would say SC was the only thing that was good. Both CR and RC were really of no use.
I’ve read that GMAT club is excellent at checking reviews so I know those are real and so many people have stories claiming 750s,760s etc and insane verbal improvements after using their course. It really feels like the problem is with me when I read those reviews so I am really confused as to what could have happened. I’ve been academically brilliant and have attended a top 25 university in the world but this test and the experience confused me completely.
There is just so much hype behind the E-GMAT course so it feels highly disappointing and a big waste of money. Given another chance I would never take it up. They make huge promises regarding their “processes” but I frankly could not understand what the hype was all about.
I would appreciate some insight and I am not sure if others have experienced something like this before. I do not see a single bad review about E-GMAT. So if someone did please let me know because it is highly misleading.
Thank you for your time in advance
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 153
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2019, 11:07
Hey orochimaru123

What happened to you is really unfortunate. On the brighter side, you have a good room for improvement so I hope you bounce back and get the score you aimed for!

Did you take any official mocks after completing the E-Gmat's course? If yes, what were your scores?

PS: I'm in no way affliated to E-Gmat but I'm just curious to know.

Cheers!
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
V
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 15271
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2019, 12:50
Hi orochimaru123,

First off, a 680/Q48 is a strong score, so it could be enough to get you into your first-choice School. As such, a retest might not be necessary. To properly assess your overall plans though, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on your timeline and your goals:

1) When are you planning to apply to Business School?
2) What Schools are you planning to apply to?

Since you've studied so long - and worked through so many practice questions - it's possible that you've developed some 'bad habits' that are keeping you from scoring higher - and will take time to fix (and replace with new 'good habits'). If you do choose to retest, we can certainly discuss your options here (or you can PM or email me directly if you would rather discuss your situation privately).

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com
Image


The Course Used By GMAT Club Moderators To Earn 750+

souvik101990 Score: 760 Q50 V42 ★★★★★
ENGRTOMBA2018 Score: 750 Q49 V44 ★★★★★
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 45
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Human Resources
GPA: 3.12
WE: Other (Other)
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2019, 16:20
I do agree with you on this. Although they had some great verbal tips but for quant they aren’t the best out there.
I prefer economist GMAT they are good
Manhattan GMAT is also very good
Also for verbal SC I found these videos shared on YouTube by GMATPrepNow very helpful and they are free.


For you, since you have already bought e-gmat use their scholaranium test to check your weaknesses and then come to gmat club and practice related questions.

Posted from my mobile device
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
V
Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 426
Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
GMAT 1: 640 Q47 V30
GPA: 3.97
WE: Investment Banking (Investment Banking)
CAT Tests
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2019, 20:21
Sorry to hear about your experience but prep course doesn't automatically guarantee success. I'm no advocate of Egmat but yeah a student. There's this section of re test takers on egmat which will guide you where to start from and i think you should write them a mail and ask them for help. Their concepts in SC and CR covers pretty much what is tested on the test day ( That might explain why the reviews are good) but yeah i agree to the fact that getting used to their methodology may be a little difficult. In this 6-7 hour study a day, Did you just solve their questions or also spent time reviewing them? Were you applying their 3 step process? I have some issues with egmat too but i won't say it didn't help me at all. it did help me improve substantially in SC and CR atleast. that being said, Getting a score less than what you desire may have a lot of factors behind it, blaming the course alone isn't going to help. Max to max all they can do is give you a refund i guess. I think you should re do all their concept files and apply them again on such quality questions as OG. Wishing you goodluck.

Sent from my SM-N960F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
_________________
Why do we fall?...So we can learn to pick ourselves up again
Founder
Founder
User avatar
V
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 18213
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2019, 18:41
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 20 Feb 2019, 09:15
1
In my opinion do not let down yourself from your target score. For me its very difficult to believe that someone got 700+ in few weeks of preparation.
One advice is common among all best tutor, in the last month of preparation work only with OG questions.
I suggest you to invest in GMATCLUB test , exam packs & practice questions from official site.
As you are 680 these two are sufficient for you to get your score but you need to work on your error log which is very important.



orochimaru123 wrote:
Hello Everyone!

I am here to talk briefly about my experience studying for the GMAT and mostly to talk about my experience using E-GMAT Quant online and Verbal Online courses.
I usually never post reviews but what happened this time was quite confusing so I would like to get some professional opinion on the same.
I was able to get to a 650( Q46, V34) on my own with some random prep using OG but really wanted to get my score to something like 750 so I looked up courses and saw some of the best reviews for E-GMAT and decided to go for it to improve. Now there is a lot of hype around their verbal course but I randomly went for their quant as well which is way outside the scope of GMAT in difficulty of questions and it has very long and tedious solutions. I was literally studying for 6-7 hours a day for around 2.3 months in a very disciplined manner and I really thought I was improving ( which I kinda did) but when I gave a mock I was at a 670 about 3 weeks before the exam. I know their quant course does not teach a lot of relevant concepts but even though I got a 97 percentile in one of their verbal ability tests I ended up with a 680(Q 48 & V34) on the real one. I really don't know what the problem was. How can 2.3 months of 7 hour days of studying lead to a 0 score improvement in verbal with supposedly the best verbal course? I may have done like a thousand questions and reviewed questions multiple times. I don’t know if I will be taking the test again but I thought I should generally share my experience because it may help someone in the future. I would say SC was the only thing that was good. Both CR and RC were really of no use.
I’ve read that GMAT club is excellent at checking reviews so I know those are real and so many people have stories claiming 750s,760s etc and insane verbal improvements after using their course. It really feels like the problem is with me when I read those reviews so I am really confused as to what could have happened. I’ve been academically brilliant and have attended a top 25 university in the world but this test and the experience confused me completely.
There is just so much hype behind the E-GMAT course so it feels highly disappointing and a big waste of money. Given another chance I would never take it up. They make huge promises regarding their “processes” but I frankly could not understand what the hype was all about.
I would appreciate some insight and I am not sure if others have experienced something like this before. I do not see a single bad review about E-GMAT. So if someone did please let me know because it is highly misleading.
Thank you for your time in advance

Originally posted by RajeshShah on 15 Feb 2019, 01:32.
Last edited by RajeshShah on 20 Feb 2019, 09:15, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Dec 2018
Posts: 10
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Feb 2019, 02:51
i Think egmat is typical Indian prep company. Exploiting poor and filling their own pockets . Any body who wish to know their SC strategy inbox me.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Jul 2017
Posts: 2
CAT Tests
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jun 2019, 17:23
I have bought their quant and verbal (basic) a month ago and even I am finding their quant, CR and RC topics waste of time.The narrator speaks a lot (I mean a lot) which is sufficient to divert your attention and irritate you. there is a lot of useless slides (which is approx 50% of total content) and the questions asked during the lesson(especially CR) are way too simple. their SC is worth the hype though. I have improved from 28 to 37 but it is also because I finished MGMAT, OG and other CR books. I would give it 2 star out of 5.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT   [#permalink] 03 Jun 2019, 17:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Confusing and Disappointing experience with E-GMAT

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne