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Joined: Feb 07, 2019
760 Q49 V45
So it's been a while since I did GMAT-related stuff (a few years out of college) and the course, and esp. the PAL system, was really a breath of fresh air.
Not only did I brush off all the rust from what I had learned but forgotten, I also found the different solution approaches extremely helpful in building up my personal repertoire. My personal advice - read all the solutions they give you and not just the recommended one, take the time to look at the different solution tools and ask yourself 'how could I solve the problem using that tool?'.
Also worth noting is that the support was great; I had a few very fun arguments with the staff about some of the questions (they were very responsive), which made it feel much more like a private-class-on-demand than a do-it-yourself sort of thing.
Anyways, strong recommend from me but make sure you use all of what they give you and be sure to put in your own thinking time!
Best of luck :)
Joined: Oct 28, 2018
650 Q40 V39
examPAL was probably the most strategic choice I made during my GMAT preparation! I studied a little bit less than 3 months, it was a lot of work but in the end, I got a 650 for which I was super grateful and which was above the limit I needed to reach for the school I was applying to. Besides the practice questions and the PAL method, which is just amazing, some of the features I loved the most were the quiz in the lesson itself (to assess whether you understood the point you've just seen or not - which you wouldn't have if you would study from a book), the schedule with the intermediary "internal deadlines" (veeeeerry useful!) , and the order of the topics you go through! This order is very clever and it makes you review content from the previous chapters at each step. But most of all, I felt like I had real "private" tutors during those 3 months preparation. The examPAL team is available 7/7 and usually answers to your questions in a few hours. I also loved the "expert assessment" that I requested during my preparation. It was a full and detailed document about my overall performance, how I was doing and what I could improve. It was a very personal evaluation that I deeply appreciated. In a nutshell, examPAL really is tailored, private tutoring in the comfort of your home!
Joined: Feb 02, 2019
630 Q38 V38
I was pretty disappointed with my first GMAT score. I'd studied for a few months (using books) and came out with a 510- way below what I knew I was capable of. So, after researching a bunch of different GMAT prep companies, I decided on ExamPAL. I used the free trial before making the financial commitment and I was so impressed by their online interface and algorithm that the choice was pretty obvious.
I completed my course in roughly 3 weeks (plus an extra week for taking the practice tests), studying for 6 days a week and 4-7 hours per day. By the end of my preparation I was getting practice test scores in the high 600s, so I was pretty confident that I could reproduce these results on test day.
I came out with a 630 on test day; not exactly what I was aiming for, but still, a whopping 120 point increase. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my ExamPAL experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for an effective and affordable way to study for the GMAT/ GRE. I'm going to continue studying for the GMAT in hopes of getting an even higher score, and I'll definitely be checking back in with ExamPAL along the way!
Joined: Oct 07, 2018
710 Q46 V41
I was tremendously pleased with my examPAL experience.
I was initially attracted because they guaranteed 70 point improvement, which I was looking for. It delivered :) (600==> 690 :) )
For starters, I found the interface was extremely "friendly" right of the bat - it gave me a clear progression path to base my study plan. No small thing given how confusing starting to study can be...
Next, the Introduction videos were really good. Clear and accessible, and not too "jargony" - everything that was taught was made clear why it was... After this the Lesson videos really opened my eyes to a whole range of answer strategies. prior to this I was really solving everything the same, "get-the-exact-calculation-no-matter-how-long-it-takes-you" kind of way... the lessons helped me become WAY more efficient.
Finally, the questions the course includes on each topic were really helpful... once again not too many, but for each question a clear explanation was given and I could really see as the practice progressed I was improving. This was probably the main thing that set this course apart from others I had tried - it wan't just solving blindly, it felt i was really learning.
Finally, I used a few of the course's "extras": I had two AWA essays reviewed, with tons of really helpful comments (I was a bit surprised cuz I thought I had done better lol - but the comments helped me improve :) ), and I did a tutor session which was super eye-opening! the tutor really quickly "diagnosed" some issues with how I was solving and gave me somre really easy and useful tips. really helpful
examPAL was all I could have asked for in a
Joined: Nov 08, 2018
550 Q32 V34
I recently finished my GMAT journey, and I have to attribute most of my success to ExamPAL. I would not have garnered the tools and strategies for success without the help from the video lessons, tutors, and strict schedule that my tutors established for me. That being said, I highly encourage future GMAT test takers to jump on this train early and use the opportunity that ExamPAL offers in order to save time and money.
I spent 4 hours every single day studying for this exam, and I was not sure or confident that I would succeed. With the help and encouragement from my tutors, I excelled and finished the GMAT with a high enough score to get into the programs that I applied to. My score went up 110 points after utilizing ExamPAL's tools.
Joined: Jul 25, 2018
740 Q49 V41
I bought the quant course (although you can still access all the material, you just get enough credits to answer all the practice quant material), and I have to say it was absolutely brilliant.
You can tell from the quality of the site and its video and study materials that they have clearly put a lot of time and effort into creating a quality product.
The course is easily laid out, starting you off with the basics, before introducing new topics that generally require understanding of previous sections of the material. It was great to have a clear road-map and sense of progression as I worked my way through.
I spent 5-6 weeks using the product as my main source of learning (alongside answering OG practice questions) and scored Q49, 740 total (I achieved a 640 in my first ever practice GMAT, with Quant being comfortably my weakest area).
I think the best part of the course is how they show you different methods to solve each problem you come across. After a bit of practice it really helps you figure out what is most efficient for you. I initially really struggled with data sufficiency, but ExamPAL helped me get to grips with them.
Support wise, they are very quick to answer any questions, and there is a very helpful live chat box present on the website to make it easy to raise queries
I would recommend exampal to anyone unsure of which course to purchase
Joined: Dec 23, 2017
710 Q47 V41
I cannot thank the ExamPAL tea enough for the help! As of the end of February 2017, I had a 660 GMAT and an opportunity to significantly improve my ability to receive financial aid at my top school with a score over 700. I chose your program (and chose to pay for the upgrade) based on the ability to work through key subjects in a month's time vs. some more traditional programs that needed 2 or 3 months. It obviously took a commitment of 20hrs/week from me, but having just gotten a 710 on my re-take, I'm 100% satisfied!I also really liked the interface of each lesson, and how the lessons were connected to each other.
I think the way your program is organized is very easy to follow and helped me study by giving me a lot of set check points. It made it less intimidating to come home from work and study for 2-3 hours until I finished a section as opposed to being overwhelmed and doing nothing. Additionally, it helped me deep dive into every subject to understand tactics, tips, tricks and strategies that you can't learn from book-driven studying, and avoid spending too much time on things that don't matter. Getting comfortable with the idea that, in many cases, you don't really have to know what you're doing to find the answer took some time to learn.
examPAL worked especially well for me because I needed the most help in math. Coming out of my 660, I did very well in verbal but lagged significantly in math. The program helped me focus my studying on the math topics. It would definitely have been harder for me to learn if I needed a lot of help on verbal so I can't really speak to your software in that regard. That being said, the tips and tricks for sentence correction helped me avoid some errors in my most recent test and improve my performance all around.
Thanks again for everything and I hope you guys are successful. The product is awesome and i'm confident that you can position it to take share from the entrenched test-help organizations, especially with younger customers
Joined: Dec 22, 2017
680 Q46 V38
examPAL was a fantastic product for preparing for the GMAT. I purchased the Premium package when I felt like I was plateauing with my studying after about 3 months. I felt that I had a good grasp on the content but needed help learning the best approach for each question type and examPAL was great for learning just that. Their personalized and adaptive approach of teaching you the best way for you to approach each question was just what I needed. Though I didn't get the score I was hoping for (shooting for a 700, see my scores below), it wasn't because I didn't know the material I just happened to score well on the verbal one day and well on the quant the next time.
Test #1: Q46 (62%) V38 (85%) IR6 (70%) T680 (83%)
Test #2: Q40 (41%) V43 (98%) IR7 (82%) T680 (83%)
I'm a pretty non-traditional candidate, I'm a dentist who has been practicing for the past 5 years so GMAT material and skills weren't exactly in my day to day job. My diagnostic test was a 560 so a 680 is quite an improvement. I'd recommend examPAL to anyone looking to score high on the GMAT.
Joined: Dec 17, 2017
670 Q48 V34
I used ExamPAL in order to prepare myself for the GMAT exam and I am extremely satisfied with it. There are lessons and exercises available and they allow oneself to be prepared really well. One can go over them as many times as needed. There is a good combination of quant and verbal material to go over every day, so one keeps refreshing his/hers knowledge constantly. It allowed me to revise all the respected fields examined. I had a total score of 670 wit q48 and v34 and I achieved that with using ExamPAL for only three weeks - after some time of preparing for the exam by other sources. I recommend it to everyone.
Joined: Aug 13, 2017
710 Q49 V37
Exampal was certainly the best decision I made for my GMAT study journey.
I was studying on my own for a month before signing up for Exampal. I only managed to improve from 570 to 630, but I just couldn’t get any closer to 700 by my own. After few frustrated days, I tried some trial courses from different websites and decided to sign up for Exampal, since I found their methodology quite powerful and it did not cost as much as other “big-name” GMAT preps. After 7 weeks with exampal, I overcame my 630 wall and achieved my target score 710.
Personally, I was mostly struggling with Quants, and Exampal’s PAL strategy was just perfect for me. They show many different ways to approach a same question. With the training you eventually get a grasp of different methods; which methods would be most time saving and effortless for which type of question. They also analyse your mistakes, and highlights which area you should focus. Tutors were so prompt and attentive that you feel as if you are having a private course. Daily verbal exercises were also very helpful to practice pace.
If you are looking for an affordable way to boost your score in short period of time, I would definitely recommend Exampal!