Krishna Chaitanya
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Number of reviews [86]


Company: e-GMAT
Packages: e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep   e-GMAT Quant Live Prep  
Locations: Online  

Krishna is a graduate from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and has always been a consistent topper in many aptitude exams. His most recent achievement is 760 on GMAT including a perfect 51 in Quant. He also scored a 99.90 percentile in CAT, considered the Indian equivalent of GMAT and one of the toughest management entrance exams in the World, and a 99.94 percentile on XAT, one of the toughest management entrance exams in Asia.

He has always believed that every person is equally capable of learning and that it is only the opportunities and surroundings that affect a person’s capacity to learn. With the best GMAT verbal experts as his colleagues, Krishna considers e-GMAT as the ideal platform for him to be one of the best instructors in the world.

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Krishna Chaitanya's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By raspberryx 0
Self-reported Score:

710

Q48

V42

Improvement:

70 Points

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

Hello,

I am an Indonesian -born, management consultant based in Southeast Asia. I have been benefit by e-GMAT courses, especially on verbal section. English is definitely not my mother tongue nor my primary academic language. I self-taught myself English and now work using English as primary command.

I work busy hours, sometimes on weekends. While my quant is fine (with a bit of brush up on conceptual required), that was not the case with my verbal section. I struggled to receive the fact that in my mock, I was only able to score V25 (~41 percentile).

A little over a year ago, a fellow consultant at the firm introduced me to e-GMAT and told me that this course is specialized for non-native. It took me few other months to eventually subscribe to e-GMAT verbal live package.

e-GMAT courses have helped me to improve my Verbal from V25 to V42 in less than 3 months. I obviously had to clear my weekends to commit myself in the process. All I do was to meticulously follow each section of the plan. I know that my weakest area are RC and followed by idioms in SC. So I focused on those areas.

For me the most important highlights is(and I could not stress it more): "Understand the Meaning". I will invest my first few secs in a given verbal question , just to understand the meaning and not rushing into the answer choices., e-GMAT taught me to do this.

If there's ever any other fellow non-natives, management consultant out there (or anybody), with questions regarding this post - feel free to drop me a messsage

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GMAT Course Review
Verba solution for Non natives
November 27 | 2017
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     By lok.abhiram1 0
Self-reported Score:

620

Q46

V38

Improvement:

N/A

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

I am a non native GMAT aspirant who has an art background and weak in both the section of gmat. i started my gmat preparation 8 months back. I remember i used to struggle a lot in verbal section, be it sentence correction , critical reasoning or RC ;all used to give me hard time. It made me lose hope for a good score in GMAT exam. I didn’t know how i should improve my knowledge in both the section especially for verbal. I never used to pick right answer for right reasons and always believe in those options which sounded correct to my ears and wasn't bothered about subject verb, modifiers, idioms etc.i referred many books with thousands of grammar rules which was impossible for me to remember. Same with Quant books, many formulae and concepts.i wasn’t sure what to read and what not. I couldn’t filter myself .
Luckily i shared this problem to one my friend ,he suggested to join Egmat. I searched about it and went through the trial videos and some other. I found it best suitable for me. As it audio video option helped me to understand the concepts well. i joined the EGMAT-live prep course. Which consist both verbal and quant sections.The course is very comprehensive and holistic in nature.The concepts are taught in a very simplistic manner and the quizzes are very helpful to understand how the concepts are tested.
when i compare the results of no. Of questions i used to correct during the initial time of preparation and today, there is a huge difference. I have improved a lot.
The best part of the program is the Scholaranium. It has question ranging from easy to hard topic and one can easily refresh the entire course through them.Further ,it helps one to understand one's strength and weakness.
I am Planning to take my GMAT test after weeks and i hope i would score my target score.

I would like to thank Egmat and its team and hopefully these concepts learned from e-gmat will help achieving my target score .
I Would Definitely Recommend E GMAT live prep Course to anyone who is non native and looking to improve his GMAT score.
Thanks,
Lok

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GMAT Course Review
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     By samarthsaraogi 0 0
Verified Score:

640

Q50

V26

Improvement:

N/A

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Consultant: Krishna Chaitanya

The Quant Live prep course offered by e-GMAT is phenomenal. I was struggling to get beyond Q35 when I started preparing for the GMAT with MGMAT books. This, by no means is a reflection on the quality of the MGMAT books. They are good and detailed. But for me, an interactive prep course was more suitable for my learning style. So after seeing a lots of positive reviews about e-GMAT‘s verbal live prep course on the GMAT club, I decided to sign up for their complete GMAT live prep course (includes both Verbal and Quant).
So they breakdown the quant section into 5 topics (N.P., Algebra, Geometry, Word Problems, and Advances quant) and further in sub topics. Every sub topic starts with a diagnostic test and then you complete a concept video which will develop your basics. Then you take an application quiz and answer OG questions related to the sub topics. After that you get to attend their live online sessions, which are structured very well. In live online sessions, the instructors will walk you through on how to apply the concepts you have learnt to 700 level questions. The live sessions are very detailed and you will learn to answer 700 level questions. In short, the e-GMAT course starts with basic level concepts and then builds up from there to help you to answer 700 level questions. Their method can at times be time consuming and give you a sense of feeling that you will fall behind time, but time is one thing that will improve practice.

I struggled with Number Properties and had a very hard time answering 600 levels questions, especially data sufficiency questions. But with e-GMAT prep, I was able to strengthen my core concepts, which eventually helped to get to Q44.
I would highly recommend e-GMAT course to anyone, no matter what stage you are in your GMAT prep. They allow you to review some of their concept files for free and also let you attend couple of live sessions (I believe Number Properties 1 and Algebra) for free as well. You won’t regret it!

Krishna was a fabulous professor, who was extremely patient to understand and explain all of your doubts during the course.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By shasara 26 1
Self-reported Score:

240

Improvement:

N/A

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

I am a 2nd time retaker & about to give my test in next month. I feel e-gmat online veb prep is the best verbal course for anyone who are about to start their preparations. I have started with SC and the videos are amazing. They are simple enough,the course teaches you the logic of these questions based on the meaning of each. Each concepts has been explained well and every video is followed by a post assessment quiz, which immediately tells you your level of understanding. In CR strategies such as pre thinking and understanding the argument well drawing a logical structure is the key to mastering CR. Regarding RC I just started the first module & already liking it. Overall I would say e-gmat is a best online prep course & I would highly recommend it.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By neeld1 3
Self-reported Score:

670

Q49

V32

Improvement:

50 Points

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

My GMAT preparation began in Feb-17. I had already taken the GMAT in Sep-14 and scored a mere 620 - Q50 V25. Never in my mocks had I crossed a V27. I had read all the manhattan books multiple times and I was confident that my Sentence correction was strong. However, in the actual exam the level of questions was way harder than I had anticipated. I scored a mere V20 on the Verbal section for SC.

Then I read a review about e-GMAT and gave it a try. After watching the first 3-4 Video lectures, I was in love with the content. I could grasp the content much quicker and the content stayed longer in my head because of the Visual effects created by the company. I went through the recordings multiple times and solidified my concepts. The best part I liked about the course was the entire structure of the program. The course has various files such as concept files, application files and quiz files. This helps to solidify concepts even further. Lastly, after completing the pre-requisites, I attended the Live Sessions.

The Live sessions were extremely well organized, with questions covering various concepts. Moreover, the instructors are extremely patient and hats off to all of you to answer some of the most basic questions. The best part about the instructors is that they don't give out the answers too easily. They make you think, which aids to understand even better.

So after completing my SC section, I improved from a V20 to a V30 on my Sentence correction. I started solving the questions based on Sentence structure. I then moved on to my CR and RC sections. Having studied the Sentence Correction course, my reading improved drastically. I could understand the various pieces in a convoluted RC passage. The company uses "Verb-ing" and "Verb-ed" instead of the Traditional terms such as Gerunds/Infinitive/Appositive Clauses etc. This is key to remembering what each term is. Again, hats off to a well designed course and coming up with such easy to understand names.

Now without digressing any further, I took my first attempt in July -17. I got a 640 - Q49 v29. That's a 4 point improvement right off the bat. I was dejected and thought to give one more attempt. I went through all the files again and took another attempt in Sep-17. I scored a Q49 V32 - 670. I was delighted with the score because this was the first time I breached the V30 mark. I attribute this section largely to e-gmat. However, I hadn't done Scholarinium yet. I plan to take one more attempt in Oct-17 and practice on Scholarinium. I believe I can reach a v35.

In sum, had it not have been to e-gmat, I would always be lingering in the mid - 20s on my verbal section. This course provided me with a new path that the GMAT verbal is crack able. Persistence is the key and approach is necessary.

I hope you all give this course a whirl and see for yourself the improved self confidence you shall face while taking the actual exam.

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GMAT Course Review
E- Gmat Verbal Revolution !
September 16 | 2017
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     By alexandros 0
Verified Score:

660

Q47

V34

Improvement:

70 Points

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

I took the Gmat some months ago and scored a V34. Taking into consideration that i am a non native i had trouble with the verbal section. Almost disapointed with my performance i signed up for E-Gmat Verbal Live Prep and it was one of the best choices i made. Lacking focus and confidence the E gmat team asked me to trust them and do as they say and i would be able to score high. I score a V34 with only limited practice. I only practised with the OG and only a little with Scholaranium. I didnt use all the helpful parts of my course(eg i didnt use the verbal workshop ). I believe that if i had some more time to practise some more questions from the Scholaranium(and the other parts) i would be able to score much better.
Their Sentence correction is really amazing. They wont ask you to memorize 1000 idioms ; their strategy is based on meaning. My SC quickly became my strongest part on the whole Gmat.
Their Critical Reasoning is also commendable. Especially if you are a non native and you have never had a standardized critical reasoning test before this course is a must. They really help you with DETAILED explanations. Every question is broken down into pieces of a puzzle. Quickly you will learn what CR is about. Practise from the OG and Scholaranium to get a high score.
Their Reading Comprehension is mostly a set of strategies. If you are having trouble with RC they have very nice detailed videos to help you learn how the gmat wants us to read for it.
The Live courses are available for sometime so you can catch any batch your work schedule allows you. The live lessons are a good source of confidence and they provide classroom experience. You will be able to measure your performance in competition with other students. This is very nice if you are studying alone. You also be able to understand how much time you should normally spend on any section. The live lessons compel you to study harder to be ready for the next lesson. Interaction with the instructor is really helpful. At the end of each lesson they resolve all the special queries of the students. Thank you for being close Krishna and Egmat team. If you are having problem with your tests or practice quizzes they can provide personal help with no added cost.
The course architecture is helpful in helping you learn in the quickest possible way. The videos are elaborate and industrially designed (meticulously). They are very interactive and cool to watch with many colors and images that make you feel better about studying while other courses only have a dry video with some guy mumbling..
On the downside i can definetely say that the product support ( email support) could be better. I think that this part of the company is understaffed.
Overall, a very good experience and cheap course in terms of what they offer. I would highly recommend.

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GMAT Course Review
e-gmat Quant Prep Live.
September 05 | 2017
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     By jainsachin2006 0
Self-reported Score:

640

Q49

V32

Improvement:

100 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Consultant: Krishna Chaitanya

As a non-native and engineering graduate I wanted to score maximum on the quant section of GMAT. In the last attempt at GMAT I scored 49 on quant and I wanted to score 51. I started my preparation with the Manhattan GMAT guides. I won’t say that these guides are not good but I was unable to improve myself further. I was not able to finish the quant section in time. To improve myself further I was in search of some resource when I stumbled upon the e-gmat in a Facebook promotion. I straight away joined their free quant webinar and found it as an eye opener. Without making any delay I enrolled in the course.
The entire quant course is divided into 5 sections: 1) Number Properties, 2) Algebra, 3) Geometry, 4) Word Problems and 5) Advance topics.

The Quant course (Verbal as well) is in the form of video lessons followed by practical quizzes. The first quiz on each section consists typically on low level questions that help you understand the basics. On the second quiz, the difficulty level of the questions increases progressively. One thing I like about it is that each question has a timer so you can see how long is taking you to solve different types of questions based on the difficulty level. The course provides step by step solutions of these practical questions as well as of the OG questions that are recommended at the end of each section. All the explanations are very clear.
The icing on the cake is scholaranium . This is the Custom test platform by e-gmat where one can select questions of different topics, different difficulty levels and adjust timings. As a result you also get detailed analysis of the timing and your performance. This detailed analysis has taken my prep further and finally I am scoring 50-51 on the gmac mock tests.
I found the course phenomenal. It is very meticulously laid down content wise and method wise. I will recommend this course to every GMAT aspirant.
Happy learning!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Sayan321 11
Self-reported Score:

640

Q48

V31

Improvement:

40 Points

Quant:     
This review is for: e-GMAT Quant Live Prep
Location: Online
Consultant: Krishna Chaitanya

I took e-gmat quant live prep course to boost my GMAT Quant. I was very impressed with the in-depth analysis and strategic method of teaching. I would recommend it to students who are looking to gain a stronger understanding of quant topics. My weak areas were Algebraic Translations, Geometry, Probability and Combinatorics, Weighted Averages and Number Properties. I spent some time reviewing concepts and then did timed practice using OG and GMAT Club. e-gmat played a major role in inculcating more confidence in my quant abilities going into the GMAT. I did not have much time but if you have 2+ months, this course is ideal to brush up rusty concepts. It is definitely worth the buy. Good luck!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Shubham Tripathi 0 5
Verified Score:

560

Q44

V23

Improvement:

120 Points

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

I couldn't have achieved this feat without the help of E-GMAT's Verbal Live Prep for sure. The course is so well defined that all you need is to give just an hour a day at minimum and a complete revision of the week's study on the weekend. I was not new to online courses when I subscribed to E-GMAT. I had already subscribed to Magoosh but I think Magoosh's Qaunt course is way better than their Verbal Course. I would suggest everyone to dig Manhattan Sentence Correction guide before delving into E-GMAT's Verbal Live prep. Although Manhattan's SC guide is an ocean of grammar rules and sentence structure but it will definitely create a strong base and then leave it to Verbal Live Prep for the rest.
The live sessions delivered by Krishna cemented the foundations laid in the interactive modules. I will highly recommend the E-GMAT Verbal live prep for non-native speakers. I improved 15 points in a matter of two months.

Thank you

Shubham

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GMAT Course Review
Grateful
July 06 | 2017
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     By JLG 0 0
Verified Score:

610

Q42

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

I decided to apply for a Top10 B-School long time ago. I was totally aware that to have at least some chance to be admitted I needed to reach a really great score in the GMAT, a quite difficult exam, as long as I had heard by then. So I decided to buy some study material, from some of the most prestigious publishers in the world. I will not name them here, but they are some of the people who have produced really enriching material in the past.

By that time I was working in the US, a dream I had pursued for the previous two years and hence I wanted to demonstrate my supervisors my commitment with my job and with my company. Therefore, I had no much time left and it was clear that this GMAT thing would take me a while and I would not get my super score overnight. However, I was not aware of how difficult this thing would really be…

I am an engineer, so I supposed that Quantitative wouldn´t be a big deal. So although I studied for it I focused on Verbal. I am a non-native, but I think I have been average good at English all my life, so I felt confident that I would improve quite a lot and would get a high score. So after studying for some months I scheduled my exam within several weeks and, went for it. For whatever reason, I did not do any practice exam in advance (don´t ask me why, probably in my arrogant way of thinking I felt I didn´t need it). I did the exam, feeling fine about it, but I was amazed when the screen said I had just got 570. I was really expecting way higher score than that one, something close to the 700s. That day I realized that GMAT was something to take into account, not just a mere exam like those of college. This is hard stuff.

So I revisited the study material I had, the one from the recognized publisher (I am not using “recognized” ironically, they have really good stuff out there), and did tons of exercises, with not more guide that the one in the books I was using. I studied hard for a year, using each loose hour I had to study (I was travelling a lot for work by that time, I did many of those exercises in planes and hotel rooms), confident that if I put hours and hours on it I would improve my score considerably. That strategy had worked out pretty well all my life, why wouldn´t work with this regards? I was absolutely wrong… I took the exam several more times, but I did not get to the 700s not even close.

I was really upset: I had studied a good amount of hours, gone through my books and repeated the strategies learnt on them. What was going on? No matter how hard I was working on this and how much of my time I was diverting to this, I wasn´t able to surpass a line. I wasn´t being inefficient in my study, I was having hours of study of good quality, but that wasn´t counting. It was like having and upper barrier above me that I was not capable to break. So one Sunday, searching in internet I found GMATClub. I didn´t get into it too much that day (mistake, GMATClub is just amazing, I would like to post another review of them here), but there I was recommended to attend a free webinar by a company I didn´t know about. It was scheduled an hour later and I had nothing better to do that Sunday, so I joined. There was a gent giving a brief explanation about how is GMAT exam organized first, and then describing a feeling that he assured many people experienced when preparing the exam. He was saying that for many people, no matter how hard they study, they were stopped up to a certain level and a certain score. Beyond that level, they weren’t able to pass. By that time, my concentration on the webinar was 1000%, that gent was describing basically what was happening to me! He was saying that there were several reasons for not being able to surpass such barrier, but the most important were not having developed your core skills properly, and probably the way you were absorbing knowledge (in my case, my books from the traditional publishers). He defined that situation of being stuck at one level as “Score Plateau”, which is a very appropriate term, in my opinion. That gent was Rajat Sadana, co-founder of e-GMAT, and he was presenting his e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep course.

I decided to take that course right away and soon I started to realize how misled my study strategy had been. The Verbal Live Prep course changes from top to bottom the way you approach the Verbal section of the GMAT Exam. Rajat, Payal, Krishna and the rest of experts of e-GMAT (whom I am very grateful to) change the way you envision this in both form and content.

Content: because they re-define many of the core concepts that you need to understand previously to master the GMAT: the difference between accuracy and ability, the real definition of an Assumption or how you can truly read a passage with effective Reading Comprehension, for instance; because they provide you with powerful tools to face a question: the Pre-Thinking approach, the Negation Test, the iSWAT choices, the difference between polar opposite and logical opposite, the Variance Analysis, and so many other concepts that help you understand deeply what you are asked; because they have such a good question bank, way better that any other I might have tried, to help you understand the lessons first and master the sections afterwards; because they give you access to practice exams from 800Score and GMATClub, the stepping stones on your way to master the exam, in my opinion.

Form: because they use an online course that is a format significantly more effective than traditional books. Organized intelligently, this course gives you access to related problems, right after a concept is learnt. It is pretty easy to navigate and easier to carry (I do not need to bring my heavy books with me when flying in my work trips). The course does not allow you to keep going if detects that you have not internalized the concepts taught. This gives you the security of not being leaving important stuff behind unwittingly. Besides, each lesson is reinforced with Live Sessions on the weekends, where you not only go over what you have studied, but you also learn some strategic tips to increase your performance when practicing, and can ask all the questions that you have come up with during the week.

I have scheduled my GMAT exams within three weeks from now. My score in my last practice exam, four days ago, was 750. I do not know how well I will perform, but these guys have indeed given me something I lacked before: an enormous confidence on myself and on my knowledge. I will tell you in twenty days…

Good luck to you all.

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