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

“If you take on a task, give it your 200%, or else don’t take that task on at all”. This is what Payal often tells her students, her team members, and even her daughter.

A perfectionist to the core, she gives everything her best without cutting any corners. No wonder she has been a topper throughout her academics. She was the topper (the absolute topper, not just 99 percentile) in the 12th grade State of Haryana board exam taken by more than 1 million people.

Pursing her passion of making learning effective and enjoyable, Payal is constantly thinking of better ways to impart skills to people – whether it is how to read a passage more efficiently, how to deconstruct a sentence, or how to train other experts. At e-GMAT, Payal oversees curriculum development, expert training, and all operational activities. In a nutshell, she is committed to the success of all e-GMAT-ers.

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Payal Tandon's Reviews
GMAT Course Review
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     By saurabhbhandari 0 0
Verified Score:

560

Q41

V27

Improvement:

N/A

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

I gave my gmat exam back in September 2016 and got a dismal score. I say this with utmost honesty, the moment I saw my verbal score (V27), I was ashamed. All my convent education and good communication skills came short of the mark. This incident hit me hard. I decided to prepare again but due to personal problems I had to take a break of 6-7 months before resuming my prep.
It was then that I got introduced to e-gmat. I started with the Online prep but something was missing. The missing link was the power that the Verbal Live Prep gives you. In a few days I understood that my entire approach towards the process was wrong. Verbal Live prep structured my prep in a way that I started understanding the questions better. For example, when I was introduced to Pre-thinking, I had a hard time understanding the logic and the time it takes seemed far fetched. Today when I am a few weeks away from the D day, I know how powerful a tool is Pre-thinking. Similar was the case with RC. Earlier I used to underline the RC passage in my OG, read it thoroughly, go back to the passage when I answered questions. We all know doing that on a gmat exam is not smart. Post the RC prep course, I saw a huge improvement in my understanding. Today I take 6 mins to solve a long RC passage with an accuracy of 90 %.

I see egmat as the one stop soln to the gmat puzzle.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By javlon007 0
Verified Score:

530

Q42

V21

Improvement:

80 Points

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

I was very depressed when I saw my GMAT score in my first attempt for which I had prepared very hard. I got 530 with a verbal score 21. Then, I decided not to give up and realized that I should draw more attention on my verbal skills. I looked through all the GMAT courses at gmatclub.com and hypothesized that e-gmat would be optimal choice. The reason was quite simple; ranking, number of reviews and price, altogether, motivated me to taste its free online sessions and watch free verbal video lessons to evaluate potential of e-gmat verbal courses. It was so surprising for me to gain so many useful tips and knowledge from free trial and one little free live session of the e-gmat verbal live prep. So, I purchased the whole verbal prep course, verbal online and verbal live course, right away, and this was one of the decisions that I will never regret in my life.
As soon as I started the course, I acknowledged that before I was not in a right direction in my preparations for the exam. E-gmat verbal prep course has enabled me to enhance my learning experience and made the verbal part of GMAT with which I had been so uncomfortable, easily reachable. Moreover, because the instructors are so proficient in their job, it was very easy to grasp what they are trying to deliver. Verbal live prep became the course in which I learned a lot more than just watching videos and applying the theory on my own. It was invaluable when instructors navigate me through right path, explaining all the invisible pitfalls arisen along the way. Additionally, there is great opportunity to get instant vital answers for the questions worrying me mostly. I felt myself quite confident and empowered after each live prep session and highly inspired to attend next one. In addition, e-gmat has provided me with extremely important tools and key strategies that I had considered insignificant before. For instance, following 3 step method and the perseverance on understanding the meaning on SC questions have led me to tackle toughest SC questions in a high time manner. Pre-thinking each assumption, strengthen, weaken and evaluate questions has become the best tool in solving all CR questions. Furthermore, e-gmat verbal live course has showed me how to identify the correct answer with 70% probability without even looking at options through its valuable strategies. Also, the application tests after every session as well as scholoranium tests have helped me to keep track of where I am and of what should be strengthened.
Thus, I am very grateful for this course since it allowed me to be confident at any GMAT verbal question no matter how tough it is. Thanks to this course after a two-month preparation my verbal score on GMATprep mock exam has increased to 36 from 21. Therefore, I would highly recommend this course for those who seek for greater improvement in their verbal skills. This course provides you with the core elements in a very efficient and strategically right way.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rawat2583 1
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N/A

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

Having planned to give my GMAT few years ago I never had the time to prepare for the same, due to the busy work-life I never seem to have a proper time for a Offline classroom session. When I started preparation, I had no idea on how to approach Verbal sections, and I got haunted by most of the questions in OG. I found even extremely difficult to understand the solutions provided in OG SC&CR and RC. .Then one day I heard reviews about EGMAT through my friend and Instantly bought their Verbal online subscription for 6 month complete package(Verbal) which enhance my skills and develop my ability to solve gmat questions with time restrictions. I could see the difference and was able to comprehend things much easier and in a structured way. I have gained a lot from EGMAT and my verbal scores jumps from late 20 points to 30 points and so on .Highly suggest this course for anyone who is already good with math and looking for a quick revision, or anyone who's starting from scratch. 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" in the passage and read what happens next!" I even used the note making approach during RCs quite regularly .Intially they seem to me time consuming but later on practising questions with that strategies increased my post scores with greater accuracy. Furthermore CR videos focussed on key strategy “Prethinking” in mind before jump to answer choices and increase your chances to choose correct answers within time constraints.

To summarize, I highly recommend this course to everyone for their structured course curriculum, streamline approach and encourage all skeptics to at least try the free lessons offered by e-GMAT and then take a final decision to buy their online course . Last but not the least I would like to say thanks to Rajat Sir,Payal Madam and Shraddha Madam for their marvellous support during my entire preparation and keep my morale boost up

Thanks and All the best.

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     By mra4mba 1
Improvement:

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

I have enrolled in e-GMAT SC module first and later to verbal online and finally. i have taken verbal live prep as well. The course is excellent and you don't have to search for too many other options except few mock tests.
The entire design of the course is excellent with great understanding of what students need. The best part is few strategies such as e-GMAT 3 step process, which are a must to sail through the SC section confidently. I have improved from SC-22% to SC-73% ( in recent mock exam). My strong advice is to get these courses at the earliest if you are serious about GMAT. All the best :)

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GMAT Course Review
From V31 to V38
August 21 | 2017
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     By smig 6 6
Verified Score:

680

Q45

V38

Improvement:

40 Points

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

When I started preparing for GMAT this January, my quant score was good (Q45-Q49), however, my Verbal was very poor. On any of the mock tests, I couldn't score more than V31. At times, it went as low as V28. My target was at least a 700, so I had to do something about it.

While signing up at GMAT Club, I received a trial access to eGMAT. I instantly liked it, and purchased the whole package. the curriculum and the sessions are not daunting at all, they're actually very fun to learn with. And the tests after every module gives you a real-time check of where you're at.

I couldn't personally attend the live sessions, but the recordings came in handy and actually saved a lot of time.

Once I had completed the entire course for Sentence Correction, I started testing myself via Scholaranium. It gave me a good insight into my strengths and the areas where I could improve.

I maintained a notebook and an error log, revised videos when necessary. I also went through the Manhattan books before starting the eGMAT course. I felt that helped me apply the grammar rules to logic. eGMAT's tutorials and modules are very logic-based, so there is a high probability that if you do them right, you won't mark the answer wrong.

By the time I finished the modules, SC and CR became a piece of cake. My accuracy increased to about 85% and I could actually reason with myself if I marked the answer wrong.

I would also like to mention that both Rajat and Payal's promptness in answering my questions, or getting back to me whenever I needed them was beyond expectations. Their team would get back to me within 10-12 hours, at times sooner. Not that I needed a lot of help, because the videos were self-explanatory, but they were always there to address any admin-related query.

In the end, I couldn't do as well as I had planned, for reasons beyond my level of preparation. I will mention though that while taking my mocks, I was scoring between 700-750 (V38-42). I didn't have to retake my exam because the for the schools that I am applying to, 680 is a reasonable score.

But eGMAT made the experience very enjoyable. Before that, Verbal seemed like a huge mountain that I could never climb. If you respond well to logic - you will ace the eGMAT course, and hence the GMAT!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Sunithamohan 0
Self-reported Score:

610

Q41

V33

Improvement:

N/A

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

e-GMAT course has been extremely helpful for my GMAT preparation, and I feel no other course on par with e-GMAT in terms of content and the techniques they teach. On my first attempt, I scored 610 (Q41, V33), and I am confident that I will be able to perform well on my next attempt. When I started preparation, I had no idea on how to approach Verbal section, and I got dreaded by most of the questions in OG. I found even extremely difficult to understand the solutions provided in OG SC. After taking the e-GMAT course I could see the difference and was able to comprehend things much easier. I have learned the importance of understanding the meaning of sentence rather rushing and spending more time analysing the choices. Prethinking techniques in CR and RC really helped to get to the right choices. Scholaranium requires a special mention. The questions are designed so well that they test almost every concept that has been taught in online classes and gives you an opportunity to correct your learnings and lay your foundations strong. Overall I had a great experience, and without e-GMAT I would not been able to reach to this level. Thanks to e-GMAT for their good work.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Smlvyyam 0
Verified Score:

740

Q50

V40

Improvement:

80 Points

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

First time I had to face GMAT was in December 2016. Because of the illness I was left with only 2 weeks for practicing before the exam day. I was always good at Math, but the Verbal part seemed too challenging for me to handle. Nevertheless, I pushed myself to the limit during those 2 weeks and at the day of the exam saw a moderate score on the screen – 640 (Q49, V27). I applied to some MBA programs, but the ones I chose were too good to grant a place to a guy with such a score.
After this failure, I realized that if I want to score 700+, I need to improve my Verbal skills. I surfed the Internet and found out that a bunch of test-takers recommended that e-GMAT program be taken in order to hone one’s abilities to solve verbal questions, especially SC problems. So I enrolled.
I took the Verbal Live Prep course. I was provided with a list of materials that I needed to learn each day and instructed when and how to participate in online classes, which, by the way, are free of charge.
Firstly, I started the SC course, which helped me to brush up my knowledge of English grammar as well as to learn new things that are crucial for mastering SC questions. Most of all I liked the way in which the course is organized: first the concept of each theme is thoroughly explained with the use of video materials, than subject related tests are provided. Also, respective OG questions and answers are provided. The way in which e-GMAT team provides knowledge helped me increase the accuracy of solving SC questions up to 84 % from 50 % in about 3 weeks.
After finishing the SC course I started to practice the Critical Reasoning (CR). I easily handled this course with the help of both e-GMAT video lessons and Manhattan Prep’s study book. The only thing that I can say is that both materials helped me a lot by providing slightly different techniques of problem solving. I just want to mention that e-GMAT also has Q&A, which was very useful in many cases. When I finished the CR course the number of wrong answers decreased to about 13-15 %.
My last section was Reading Comprehension (RC). The best thing I liked in it is that e-GMAT team really tried its best to make RC questions the easiest ones to solve. Before the course I did not like RC part, as I thought of it as the toughest one. However, with the help of e-GMAT lessons now I know how to answer different types of RC questions without wasting time. Moreover, the course provides tips that help to stay interested and focused whether or not a test taker likes the topic.
A week ago I took my first mock test in GMAT PREP app and guess my happiness when I saw the result of all this learning – a 720 score. My Quant score was 50, and the Verbal one was 38 ! I plan to take another exam at the end of August and this time I aim at 740. Thanks to e-GMAT, the score that once seemed unreachable is closer than ever before !

UPDATE
3 weeks after I wrote this review I took my GMAT exam. My score was exactly 740 (Q50, V40) !

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GMAT Course Review
Journey from 660 to 730
August 08 | 2017
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     By adios77 1
Self-reported Score:

730

Q49

V41

Improvement:

70 Points

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

Hi Guys,

I gave my GMAT on July 14 and scored 730 (q49 v41).
I improved from 660 (q48 v33) that I got in 2015, when I had no clue on how to crack the verbal section. I used to attempt Verbal using how it sounds and more often than not I used to get it wrong. On the quants side, I had scored 48 and knew that I can improve it with more practice.

In my pursuit to crack verbal, I discovered eGmat about a year ago and realized that there is a method to crack verbal. I took the verbal online prep to begin with but after attending a few live prep free sessions, I upgraded to live prep course. I was a major procastinator as I never got myself to sincerely prepare for the exam till Feb-Mar 2017.

I finally took up eGmat seriously in April 2017 and worked on it during the weekends. The best part about the course was that I could immediately access the live sessions to fast forward the sections as I was running short of time. I went through the entire course content in about two months spending about 7-10 hours per week largely during weekends.

I know people say that you should work with just one prep company to save conflicting approaches but I would advise against this single prep company approach. I actually used resources from three different sources and took GMAT Prep mock test to ensure that I am on track.

To put some context, I am an Indian Finance Professional with technical undergrad degrees and work 60 hour weeks in the Investment Management industry. I am listing out the resources that helped me achieve 730:

Verbal:
1. Foundation was built on solid eGmat course material
2. SC and CR was further improved using separate set of books that I got from a friend who had cracked 770!
3. Practiced only the medium difficulty and high difficulty questions from Scholaranium
4. RC practiced from Aristotle RC 99 (only medium difficulty passages)

Quant:
5. I did the basics from eGmat and practiced a little bit from the OG book
6. Data Sufficiency book of Veritas Prep - Most amazing resource that I have ever come across that explains strategies in the most beautiful manner - MUST STUDY FOR ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH DS!
7. GMAT club tests for improving PS and DS skills by practicing only medium and high difficulty questions

Few take-aways for approaching the exam if anybody has significant time for preparation:

1. Build a strong foundation of Conceptual knowledge - I would suggest eGmat for verbal and to a certain extent for quants too but supplemented with Bunuel posts

2. Evaluate yourself using the 800 score tests (free with eGmat) to check the difficulty level and chapters where you are failing to answer correctly

3. Do focussed practice of the weak areas while simultaneously keeping in touch with the strong areas

4. Ensure that you study daily atleast in the last three weeks to the exam - I used to wake up at 6am and put in about three hours of study in the day split as below:
> (RC) An hour before leaving for office,
> (CR) About half hour while traveling,
> (Quants) Another hour post office work,
> (CR) Half hour while traveling back home,
> (SC) About an hour before calling it a day.
If you notice, I used to ensure that I go through all the subjects in a day, it helps to make your brain agile to tackle all the subjects in the actual exam. Please note that all this was happening while I had a demanding 12 hour job so you need to be kind of driven to take out time for studies.

5. Use ONLY GMAT Prep mock test in the last three weeks for evaluation of progress near the exam date. I got disastrous results when I took mocks of prep companies during my preparation even though I was confident of cracking 40 in verbal. The progress through the final month provided below:

Veritas - 18 Jun - 660 (q46 v35)
800Score - 25 Jun - 700 (q47 v38)
800Score - 26 Jun - 650 (q48 v31)

> Then purchased two exam packs of official GMAT Prep
GMAT Prep Exam Pack 1 - 1 Jul - 750 (q50 v41)
Veritas - 2 Jul - 650 (q45 V34)

> Bought Manhattan tests just to figure out if any test prep co gives any worthwhile comparison
Manhattan - 8 Jul - 650 (q42 v37)
GMAT Prep Exam Pack 2 - 9 Jul - 710 (q49 v36)

Actual GMAT - 14 Jul - 730 (q49 v41)
Coincidentally average of the two GMAT Prep mock test scores!

If you notice, all the mock tests by test prep companies gave a severely deflated result largely due to significant time management issues, which was not the case with any of the GMAT Prep mock tests.

Anyways, I used to give mock tests during weekends and study during the week according to the outcome and focus on improving my skills of solving difficult questions. I have to say that Scholaranium helped me a lot in improving my SC and CR to achieve an accuracy that I had not expected out of myself.

I also wish to thank eGmat for providing me access to GMAT club tests and question bank, which helped me improve my quants.

I would have preferred to study for a week or so because I knew I lacked dedicated practice but I had to meet the minimum hygiene levels and move onto applications.
Result - GMAT score of 730.

I hope some of you find this useful to plan your studies. Please pm me if you have any questions and I will try to address them as soon as possible (currently completely tied up with applications).

Best,
Aditya

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rohitsaxena00 20 7
Self-reported Score:

600

Q48

V24

Improvement:

60 Points

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

Quant by eGMAT is the most methodological quant course available on the market. They rightfully give a score improvement guarantee for the course. I increased my actual GMAT score from Q42 to Q46 ie by 6 point when they only give a guarantee of 4 points. And that too when i had only done the theory part of their course and did not take even a single mock.

It made the most difficult of concepts easy to understand and solve question systematically and with ease of a process. No tricks. No shortcuts.

Payal Tandon & Rajat Tandon are the most helpful teachers you will come across on the internet.

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     By sandyacegmat 9 1
Self-reported Score:

570

Improvement:

N/A

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

E-GMAT is the best online course that I have come across. Those who need to clearly understand the math concepts then E-GMAT is the course for you undoubtedly. The concepts covered have immensely helped in my preparation.

The best thing is the sample questions that are given after each concept to firm up your learning and the volume of questions in Scholaranium. The level of question range from easy to hard giving you the flexibility of choosing the difficulty level using custom quiz, which I have used the most in Scholaranium to track my improvement.

Another best thing about E-GMAT is the feedback that you get from the instructors, who have been very quick in responding to every query and their responses have been very detail too.

My quant accuracy and ability have improved since I started using E-GMAT course and I have my actual exam in 4 weeks time, but I want to give this feedback on the course so that it might help those who are still wandering about the right course to choose to ace the verbal.

Definitely I recommend to those who are looking for a self paced course with good question bank to practice.

Thanks!

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