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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful
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     By Engr2012 2652 1403
Verified Score:

750

Q49

V44

Improvement:

100 Points

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

eGMAT Verbal Live Prep was the reason why I was able to show 100 point increase over the course of my 3 attempts, going from V30 to V44 in 10 months. I did start my verbal live prep program on recommendations online and after trying it out for free, I was sure that this is a good investment. I gave my GMAT prep 1st CAT and scored very low in verbal and I could see that I needed help with verbal. As soon as I had enrolled in eGMAT Verbal Live Prep (VLP), I was provided with a very detailed and systematic study plan that I should follow. This plan kept me in check all throughout and made sure that the proper foundations were laid before advanced concepts were introduced. I have no qualms in accepting the fact that I could have obtained a good score in my 1st attempt itself had I not deviated from the methods taught by eGMAT. The tutors were very helpful be it moderating strategy sessions, providing lectures via pre recorded videos or answering to the questions posted on online forums and their own question forums. The articles covering various concepts in SC, CR and RC were very well written and have been appreciated by many online forum goers.
I started with SC and I was amazed to see how seemingly straightforward concepts such as subject verb agreement, modifier and parallelism could be used to make difficult questions. Herein lies eGMAT’s greatest strength: to break down seemingly impossible to understand SC prompts into smaller segments and then analyze in detail each component of the sentence. The videos started with simple concepts and then finally went onto more advanced concepts such as modifiers and parallelism. As a non-native English speaker with exposure to English from a very early age, I was confident with my grammar rules but I was proven wrong by the diagnostic GMATPREP CAT. eGMAT showed that there is a method and logic behind every step even in SC and that if you are systematic with your approach , you can tackle toughest of SC questions with absolute ease. The insistence on understanding the meaning of SC prompts removed my fear of completely underlined sentences and led me to high timed accuracy in OG,GPREP qbank and exam pack 1. I realized the importance of following a set method to tackle a particular question type only after my 1st attempt, until when I used to employ brute force methods. eGMAT showed me that there was elegance in the ways to tackle the different questions types and subtypes. The videos were very clear, I was able to play them on any media be it windows or iOS without any issues, pre and post assessment quizzes were of particular help in understanding what needs to be focused on. One of the most useful things in their videos was the ability to see the “summary” slide that will summarize the contents of the preceding video.
Once I got a grasp of SC, I moved onto CR, following their detailed schedule and again saw that there was set method to every CR question type. The focus on understanding the conclusion, how premises relate to the conclusion, “PRETHINKING”, “NEGATION TECHNIQUE” etc techniques were hugely helpful. The videos started with the topic at hand, followed by some very thoughtfully crafted question to cement what was covered in the videos. Prethinking enabled me to understand the scope of the question, the relationships between elements in the CR prompt and understand why the incorrect answer choices were incorrect. In GMAT, every incorrect question is wrong for a particular/solid reason. If you are eliminating a choice without that reason, you will end up choosing incorrect options. eGMAT CR provided the tools to understand why is an option incorrect, be it out of scope, similarly worded but incorrect option, partially correct options, opposite choice etc. Unless you understand how GMAT can give you incorrect options based on above reasons, you will not be confident in choosing an answer (my situation in the 1st attempt). Again, I only realized the importance of applying a set method just before my 2nd attempt. eGMAT’s focus on breaking down any argument into its respective elements, understanding the linkages and prethinking provided you 70% of the total work required for answering a question correctly. Rest 30% would come from POE of options provided. I was able to increase my accuracy in OG CR questions from 55% to 90%+ with eGMAT’s CR module.
The 3rd step was finishing the RC module which again taught a couple of useful tactics to be an active reader and to be involved with the passage. eGMAT RC also provided the tools to understand why is an option incorrect, be it out of scope, similarly worded but incorrect option, partially correct options, opposite choice etc. Once you became fully engrossed with the passage (by following eGMAT’s advice), finding the correct answer via POE became very straightforward.
Finally, VLP also included IR (for free) which is a nice gesture on eGMAT’s part. The IR module videos dealt with all the different question types and provided good practice with end of the video practices.
I don’t think this review will be complete without talking about this new tool that eGMAT has come out with and is included in eGMAT VLP (as of writing this review). It is called scholaranium and is an absolute must to complement verbal practice from OG and GMATPREP. Scholaranium comes with an “ability” evaluation technique that tells where exactly do you stand (percentile wise) for a particular section (SC or CR or RC) or verbal (all sections combined). This was a very useful tool for me as I was able to do targeted practice for areas I was faltering on. I used to use scholaranium to hone my skills via sectional quizzes and even sub sectional targeted practice. The collection of 600+ questions is an amazingly crafted collection consisting of questions from 3 difficulty levels. The explanations are very detailed and are provided for all the questions and you can even post your doubts and one of the eGMAT experts will respond to your doubts soon enough.
The live sessions were very useful starting from the strategy sessions with Rajat to content based SC/CR and RC sessions. These live sessions would be repeated every month, so if you missed out 1 recording, you could go back and review it under your account page. The questions cited, reviewed and discussed during these sessions were very demanding and thought provoking. These sessions complement very well the course content presented via SC, CR and RC modules.
As for pricing is concerned, I believe eGMAT is the best online course available that is total worth the money you spent. It is cheaper than the other course providers but is definitely not lacking in any quality of content. The quantity of questions should be close to 2500 and all are high quality questions. Additionally as VLP has a validity of 6 months, I had to renew it twice but was provided a discounted price by eGMAT and really appreciate this.
To summarize, eGMAT VLP is a definite buy for non native English speakers as they understand the needs of these non native speakers and have the course tailored for them.

Although, I did select Payal under the "Instructor Name" but this shout out goes out to the entire eGMAT team. Keep up the great work you guys are doing.

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful
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     By anchalgulati22 2 0
Verified Score:

750

Q50

V41

Improvement:

40 Points

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

I had given my GMAT more than a year ago (710- V34, Q50) and at that point of time I used to absolutely dread RCs. I found them really mundane and could never get myself to focus. While my quant was always strong, and CR and SC were average, RCs just didn't come to me naturally. And no, this does not mean that I'm weak at English in general. Infact, I'm among the most annoying grammar nazis that you may across. But each time I would come across an RC in the middle of my mocks, I would feel low and lose time and thereby end up rushing through my SC and CR questions as well.

Then, my friend introduced me to e-GMAT and I cannot thank him enough for having done that. After a year long break, I felt the need to go over SC and CR concepts as well and the videos provided by e-GMAT made them a whole lot of fun. I would stay up till late night, watching the videos, almost like I'd be watching a sitcom. They were light and helped me brush up my concepts very well. I had read someone's review about making handwritten notes while watching videos and then transferring those onto Evernote at the end of each day as that would not only help you revise, but also create a handy notebook for you to skim through while you're on the move. This tip helped me a lot and I would really recommend it to you all as well. I made my notes nice and colourful and added screenshots and links to them. Going over them later seemed fun because of all the colours I had added. (let me know if you want me to share them with you!)

The RC videos were really helpful as well. e-GMAT provides you a number of key strategies that you must keep in mind while reading through RCs. The one strategy that worked wonders for me was "to get immersed". I would literally tell myself at the beginning of each passage that "Oh! this sounds interesting, lets read what happens next!" I even used the note making approach during RCs quite regularly and was thereby able to get ALL my main point and structure questions right. These strategies seem very time consuming in the beginning, but within no time, you start to internalise them.

The other thing that I absolutely loved about the VLP was the scholaranium. Since I knew that RC was my weak point, I had decided to do atleast 4 passages every day, along with 20 SCs and 20 CRs. I used to create a lot of RC Ability quizzes and while I started with a 43% accuracy (with no time left to answer the last one), by the end I had 96% accuracy which was a great achievement for me. Infact, the day before my GMAT, when I sat down to give my RC ability test, I felt I was able to breeze through it easily. I wasn't spending to much time reading and even the answers were coming to me naturally.
When I submitted the test, I saw my score report in which I had just one (Hard) question wrong out of a total of 4 RC passages. This was my biggest confidence booster and I was sure that my GMAT would go well this time, which it did!

Infact, I finished by Quant section 18 minutes in advance and my Verbal section 15 minutes in advance and landed up with a V41, Q50 and a total of 750. I was literally shivering while answering my last few Verbal questions because the difficulty level had gone up which also meant my score was going up.

I wouldn't say that a V41 is a kickass score, but for someone like me who dreaded RCs to such a large extent, it was definitely an accomplishment, specially since I was now able to answer the questions so much faster.

Thank you e-GMAT once again and thanks to all those who read my review till the very end. I hope I was able to motivate a few of you out there like me, who may have totally given up on RC.

All the best to you all !!

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1 Commented by shanky9 on February 25, 2017
Awsome Anchal. :)
2 Commented by MelP on March 21, 2017
very well written and congratulations on your score! It would be great if you would share your notes with me :)
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     By anirbank91 12 0
Verified Score:

660

Q48

V31

Improvement:

N/A

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

I was struggling with the Verbal part of the Gmat right from when I have started preparing for the Gmat. Being a non-native speaker, I was always weak with the verbal part. I struggled most with the Sentence Correction section while preparing. The most recommended material for the Sentence Correction module was Manhattan Sentence correction book. However after starting with it, I was still kind of feeling left out. I was not able to grasp the basics and therefore section like modifiers and parallelism were not making sense. After going through many reviews in Gmat club, I decided to buy the e-gmat Sentence correction module. I started with their first chapter and went step by step. After completing the whole module, my accuracy in Sentence correction shot up. Concepts were more clear and I was able to solve questions more importantly with strategy and not conscience.

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     By MelP 43 14
Verified Score:

580

Q36

V34

Improvement:

N/A

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

it is a very good course for a non natives. each video has been carefully made so as to ensure all topics/subtopics and techniques are covered.
dashboard-makes it very convenient to access videos topic wise
SC-meaning based approach is impressive, it improved my accuracy.
CR-good quality videos that give approaches that can be applied. pre-thinking approach really works.
RC-they press upon summarizing and looking at the big picture in an essay-that really helps. However some of the video lessons in this section that talk about summarizing passages word for word, won't work on the actual test, because there isn't enough time.

I went from a V30 TO V34, I could've certainly improved more, had I practiced more.

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     By mbaaspire123 0 0
Self-reported Score:

630

Q49

V27

Improvement:

40 Points

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

I would like to pen down my experience with egmat throughout my gmat preparation journey.

I believe this course is boon for every aspiring candidate who wants to crack Gmat. I studied this course . However I have just studied the concept . I had no time to practice scholaranium. In this much content also , because of egmat I managed to get 630. For some of you it might not be dream score. But for me , with the help of the egmat content I have studied and my very hectic job, I consider it as an achievement for myself. I give whole credit to this course. I have not covered all the sources available inside the course like I had no time to use their workshops and scholaranium.If I would have covered all the resources available inside the course, I might have scored higher. Nevertheless , I am still happy with whatever I have achieved. Being a working mother and having a taxing job, I still consider my course nice.The best thing about egmat in my case was that I need not to attend any classroom programme.I can study anytime , anywhere. This thing helped me a lot.I am really thankful to the entire team of egmat for all the support they have given me through the entire GMAT journey. Last but not the least, Hats off to there excellent customer service. They have even replied to my emails on the weekends and helped me often by going out of their way. A big Thank you to all. I will recommend this course to anyone who aspire to crack GMAT.

Thanks

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     By sourabhk9 1 0
Verified Score:

690

Q49

V35

Improvement:

N/A

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

E-GMAT's verbal online course is an effective material for learning the fundamentals of GMAT's verbal section and skills needed to shine on the exam day! I'm glad to say that in the first attempt itself, I was able to get a decent score because of e-gmat's verbal material.
The whole material is very interactive and helps clear the common doubts faced by test takers. Sentence Correction became very easy after I followed the three step process recommended by e-gmat. My verbal skills improved dramatically. The most important quality of e-gmat's material is perhaps its simplicity, which helps students to effectively grasp the basic concepts and advance with time.
Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension are equally good. By following the different techniques suggested by e-gmat, one would be able break down complex questions and get the answer.
I conclude e-gmat's verbal online is not only an effective guide to gain insight of GMAT verbal but also a material which makes learning easier, as you'll never find it boring.

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e-GMAT Verbal
March 19 | 2017
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     By lahsiv22 1 0
Verified Score:

710

Q47

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

I relied completely on e-GMAT for my preparations and scored 710 (Q47, V40) in my very first attempt.
I have been out of school and getting back to academics after almost twelve years. The verbal section is very well organized into different segments. I simply followed the course as it was laid out. One important feature I felt is that the practice questions at the end of every chapter also directed you back to the Official Guide which is the most important source for the type of questions one can expect. Scholaranium is an excellent tool to analyze your mistakes and sections where you need the most improvement. You could also customize the ability quizzes and relevant sections to target areas where you think you are lacking. Overall, I felt the course is perfectly designed to suit the needs of what one wants to achieve in a limited time. It took me about 2-3 months of effective training to get to a 700+ score.

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The Booster Shot
March 18 | 2017
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     By shailabh 2 5
Verified Score:

690

Q49

V34

Improvement:

N/A

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

So I decided in September 2016 to take the GMAT exam. Like most other people, I began with baselining myself with a mock test. As with most engineers, I breezed through Quant with a Q50, but the winds really turned around when I hit the Verbal section and was stuck with a paltry V21.

Nursing my bruised ego, I went scouting for reliable resources to bolster my Verbal score... and that's when landed with this absolute jewel - the e-gmat verbal course!

What I assumed to be another 'grammar made easy' course actually turned out to be my bastion of support to strengthen my skills in each of the areas - SC, RC & CR. The interface is engaging and absolutely fluid. The lessons are packaged into neat capsules, not delivering even a bit extra than you can consume in one go. Because of the audio interface, I could go through the lessons anytime - while travelling to work, waiting in a queue or simply sitting through during my study time.

The support from the team, webinars and scholaranium tests helped my pick my score one step at a time to bring me to a V34. Kudos team e-gmat - you are the one for us non-natives!

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     By tawkirzaman@gmail.com 0 0
Verified Score:

710

Q47

V40

Improvement:

N/A

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

I started my GMAT preparation about 18 months ago. This is my first standardized test so a lot of things were new to me when I first started. I started by buying the OG 2015. When I started solving it reading comprehension or the critical reasoning part did not give me that much of a trouble. I had few problems in those sections but I thought I could overcome those with more practice. But when I started the sentence correction part it was a completely different story. Even if I could luckily guess the answer of some questions I could not tell why that answer was better than rest of the options. I actually stopped preparing for GMAT for a while. Then about seven months ago I started again preparing for GMAT. However, when I started sentence correction I faced the same problem. This is the first time I actually started using GMAT club. I heard of e-gmat from one of my friends before but didn't really think of buying it that time. In GMAT club I saw an advertisement of e-gmat that said I could actually try the course first before buying it and even after buying it I could learn for few days and see whether I like it and if I did not they would give my money back. So, I thought well no harm in trying. So I first signed up for the free trial version and I liked their approach of solving sentence correction very much so I decided to buy the course.

After 6 months I sat for my GMAT exam but it did not really do as well as I expected to do. I scored a 650 out of 800 with a score of 35 in verbal. I was really shocked because I used GMAT Prep software to prepare for the exam and I never scored below 38. So, I tried to find out where I went wrong and found out my test taking strategy was seriously flawed. So I took a month and sat for the exam again and this time I scored 710 and this time my score in the verbal section was 40.
Here are the things that I found most useful while I used egmat:

1. e-gmat focuses on the meaning of the sentence very much. At first it may seem very time consuming and it took me 3/4 minutes to solve sentence correction questions in this way but with practice I was able to solve sentence correction questions in 60 to 90 seconds when I was done with the course.

2. The experts in egmat are very very helpful. There is also a forum with many questions from past students and many of them actually asked the questions I had in mind so I could find the answers to my question without trouble and when I had a unique question the experts were always there to answer my questions.

3. I had least trouble in the critical reasoning part of GMAT but there was one question type that troubled me and that was bold faced question. After using e-gmat's method I actually could solve bold faced questions quite well. The e-gmat critical reasoning course teaches critical reasoning in a very structured way and I believe it can be helpful to those who are facing problem in this section.

Lastly, I have a personal experience and it is not really directly related to the course itself but I want to share it since it actually helped me. My first GMAT exam was on 21st January 2017 but my e-gmat access ended in 7/10 days before that day. I mailed them asking for help and they extended my access till 31st January without any additional cost. It was a really nice thing to do from their part. So, If anyone else is facing problem in the verbal section I suggest to try the free course first and i believe they will actually find it useful as I did and take informed decision.

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     By arvindk228 0 0
Verified Score:

720

Q50

V38

Improvement:

N/A

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

I wrote my GMAT in December '16 (720- V38, Q50). Being a math enthusiast, I was confident in handling the Quantitative section- I also had good scores in the mock tests. However, my verbal score in the mocks couldn’t cross 32. I was aiming a 700+ score and that’s when I came across e-gmat through the GMATClub reviews.

I was initially hesitant in taking up an online course, but once I experienced their free trial I was convinced e-gmat was the right path ahead. If there are two things I’d say helped me immensely, they would be the practice I had everyday (I spent 2 hours daily) and the focus I had on finding my weaknesses (Scholaranium is a great tool for this, I’d totally go with what the positive reviews say). The video-based learning was effective in terms of retaining concepts and correlating them while solving problems.


Thank you e-GMAT for helping me score well in the VA section, and improve my reading skills as a whole. I whole heartedly recommend this to any non-native speaker who wants to ace the GMAT.

All the best to you all !!

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