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
e-GMAT Live Prep
June 10 | 2018
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     By purekrone 0 0
Verified Score:

610

Q32

V42

Improvement:

N/A

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

I started enrolling for the e-GMAT Live Prep for 1 month and I managed to attain a GMAT score of 610. Although this might not seem much, I studied only for a short period of time. Having said that, I intend to retake the GMAT again in around 3 months time and I will still have e-GMAT to use.

I find that e-GMAT is a very good resource and quite worthwhile for its price. As a native speaker, I found it very useful and easy to understand. However, despite being a native speaker, in school, I was not properly taught what are verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc, but learnt these over time and years from conversations with my friends at a basic level. So, since the e-GMAT Verbal section is good, since it uses a lot of such keywords, I was not able to fully utilise those materials until I slowly learnt the definitions and usage of those technicalities and fundamentals of English.

Over time, one will get used to the GMAT format and how they test you and you will improve greatly the more you invest your time practicing.

Good luck to everyone taking the GMAT!

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GMAT Course Review
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     By soumitsaha 1 0
Verified Score:

690

Q48

V35

Improvement:

20 Points

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

This was my first time using any GMNAT Prep Course and to improve upon my Verbal I chose the e-gmat's Verbal Live Prep. First off - their customer service is very fast and a total delight. Now about the course : I am the kind of student who likes to study with the fundamentals. I am not one to memorize a list of tips and tricks. E-GMAT aligned really well with my study pattern as it goes into the deepest concepts and spends time on them. Then there are practice tests immediately to apply the concepts. It is the right kind of learning for students like me. While I have enrolled for the class last minute, I was able to improve my Verbal scores to reach V34 on exam day. This was very satisfying , however I know that I have to work even harder for my next attempt and I have chosen to continue with e-gmat.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By SayanC 0
Self-reported Score:

720

Q50

V37

Improvement:

N/A

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

As a satisfied student of the e-GMAT Live Prep, I shall provide an extremely honest and unbiased review of the course.

Firstly, e-GMAT is one of the very few Test Prep companies to have an absolute command the GMAT content and curriculum. The course structure is extremely GMAT-specific, avoiding unnecessary emphasis on redundant topics not tested on the GMAT. Each concept is explained with absolute clarity with precise examples. Concept files are immediately followed by practice files to cement the understanding of concepts. The course tremendously focuses on concept clarity rather than grammar overdose. Concept and sample question explanations are precise and easy to understand. Additionally, e-GMAT empathizes on simple strategies and steps to approach each question type; most of the strategies are 3 to 5 steps rather than the confusing 7 to 10 steps approaches offered by other test prep companies.

Secondly, the learning framework is lucid, leaving students satisfied after every session. The course is meticulously designed to be highly user friendly, student spending hours on the course without having a feeling of overburden. Without going into every nitty gritty details of the course, I would say that e-GMAT is THE MOST user friendly course available, providing students with a plethora of options to navigate through the curriculum.

Thirdly, the instructors are champions in Verbal, possessing in-depth knowledge of each Verbal concept of SC, RC, and CR. Live Prep sessions are student-friendly and the instructors make it a point to address every query. Avoiding any pedagogue approach, Instructors teach in simple, lucid, and precise manner. The focus the live sessions is to cement concept nuances and discuss advanced concepts, concepts that would differentiate between V35 and V42/45. Advanced concepts are clearly explained with simple examples in Live Prep sessions.

Lastly, the support team at e-GMAT is extremely cordial and understanding. All issues are quickly resolved within 24 hours. I believe e-GMAT’s core value puts students’ priority at its focus, something that is strongly reflected in the e-GMAT support team.

e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep is a must for every non-native English speaker. I highly recommend the course to all prospective GMAT test takers. I would sincerely thank the entire team of e-GMAT for shaping the test preparation of millions of GMAT test takers like me.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By rounaksoni 1 0
Verified Score:

640

Q49

V30

Improvement:

N/A

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

I will try to keep it really short and crisp. I came to know about e-GMAT from the online forums and after going through the reviews leave no room for doubt. Just attend any free webinar by e-GMAT and you will know what I am talking about. The crux of e-GMAT teaching methodology is that there is no shortcut and one cannot get away with a high score without paying attention to the details. GMAT is an exam of logic and just the concepts are not going to help anyone through to a high score. It's the application of those concepts that is tested and e-GMAT courses are really well designed for that.
The course contents covers all there is to know about the questions asked in the GMAT and the correct way to handle them. The content files stresses a lot on following the process irrespective of the difficulty of the question.
I have attempted GMAT once and did not score well on the GMAt and the only reason for that is not the conceptual gap but the application gap.
There are many courses or free material available on the internet for GMAT but having the concepts presented in the right and concise manner is what makes the difference. With the regular live sessions, really helpful faculty and continuous content upgrades the course is only going to get better with time.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By Sumanth8492 9 2
Self-reported Score:

670

Q51

V28

Improvement:

100 Points

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

I secured a GMAT score of 670(q51,v28). I'm retaking the exam to get a better verbal score. My experience with the Quant course of EGMAT has been amazing and it helped me a lot to achieve my dream score of Q51. I have been poor at Verbal but the course has given me great hope as the topics were so keenly discussed, followed by practice tests. The course helps you understand the topics and Scholaranium is a beautiful portal where you can practice and excel the topics you've learnt. The feedback response for the doubts you've got is pretty quick from the EGMAT management which helps you clearly understand where the things went south. I have an amazing experience using both verbal and quant live prep courses.

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GMAT Course Review
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     By dide 1 0
Verified Score:

640

Q43

V35

Improvement:

40 Points

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

e-gmat's verbal course was a great resource during my GMAT preparation. After trying various online resources and failing to improve my verbal score, I decided to give it a go with e-gmat trial. The way the course is structured and the focus on meaning made me buy the course right away. e-GMAT focuses on the key aspects you need to learn and you can always benchmark where how you are doing with the powerful scholarium tool. In about six weeks, I managed to improve my verbal score from V29 to V35. My only regret is to have not discovered e-gmat before and not having more time to improve my verbal ability

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GMAT Course Review
2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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     By dhananjaya13 1 16
Verified Score:

760

Q50

V42

Improvement:

50 Points

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

eGMAT Verbal Live Prep was the only reason why I was able to show a 50 point increase over the course of my 2 attempts, going from V35 to V40 in 6 months.

I gave my first GMAT in November 2016. I scored 700 (Q51 V35) - very low in verbal and I could see that I needed help with verbal. A friend told me about e-GMAT and how the Verbal section had been instrumental in his rise in Verbal score. I immediately enrolled in eGMAT Verbal Live Prep (VLP) and was provided with a very detailed and systematic study plan that I needed to follow. This plan kept me in check all throughout and made sure that the proper foundations were laid before advanced concepts were introduced. 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. 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 Verbal Scholaranium and this 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.

To summarize, eGMAT VLP is a must buy for all non-native English speakers. Thank you e-GMAT team for helping me in tough times and keep up the great work you guys are doing !

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GMAT Course Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Boonsitazz 0
Verified Score:

570

Q46

V23

Improvement:

N/A

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

E-GMAT is a very well-structured online GMAT course. I purchased verbal live online course by recommendation of my friend who was able to improve his verbal score from V31-V32 to V40.
As a non-native English speaking student, I found that verbal section of GMAT was very difficult especially SC which was my greatest weakness. After I finished SC course, I was very impressed by detailed explanations on most tested topics in SC. It made me realized that I had overlooked some important concepts in my previous preparation. Moreover, E-GMAT 3-step solving approach was very practical in the real practice test. It helped me improving my verbal score on practice test significantly.
Another challenge for me was time allocation for GMAT preparation. As a consultant, I normally work for 10 hours on average each day. However, with E-GMAT platform, I was able to access to my lesson or take a quick concept quiz via my smart phone during my trip from home to work.
In overall, I would recommend E-GMAT course to those non-native speakers who wish to excel in verbal sections. Good luck on your GMAT journey!

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GMAT Course Review
e-GMAT worked for me
February 20 | 2018
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     By Ank81 0 0
Verified Score:

760

Q48

V46

Improvement:

N/A

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

(The following review is an honest, unpaid and unbiased assessment of e-GMAT's Verbal Live Prep course as a satisfied user.)

I signed up for e-GMAT on July 27, went through their general instructions, and went straight to the SC concept files. I discovered that the concept files provided very good explanations of the fundamental rules of grammar and sentence construction that are most relevant to the actual GMAT test.

The quizzes at the end of each concept file allowed me to test and solidify my understanding of the lessons I had just completed.

I also found the explanatory notes at the end of every answer quite comprehensive, precise and easy to understand. These explanations showed that any question can be attempted by sincerely following the approach laid out in the concept files.

I didn’t always score well in the quizzes that followed the concept files. However, I followed e-GMAT’s suggestion to flag the incorrect or trickier questions and return to them as often as required, until I began to answer them correctly. Gaining complete clarity on e-GMAT questions in this way proved to be the game-changer for me, because those questions seem to be designed to closely resemble actual GMAT questions.

I scored relatively lower on most RC and CR quizzes for quite some time. The breakthrough happened when I began to patiently apply pre-thinking steps and started to zero in on the correct solutions faster and with significantly better accuracy.

My suggestion to anyone who signs up for e-GMAT -

Pay attention to the instructions and try not to deviate from the suggested way of using e-GMAT.
Try to stick to the order in which concept files are presented.
Don’t skip the quizzes at the end of the concept files.
Don’t get discouraged if you cannot score well on the quizzes in your first, second or even fifth attempt. Just read the explanatory notes carefully, flag the question, and come back to them.
e-GMAT’s RC and CR questions can be intimidating, but that's only to prepare you better for the actual GMAT. The trick lies in perseverance and practice.

- Anupriya

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GMAT Course Review
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     By srana14 0 0
Verified Score:

660

Q47

V34

Improvement:

N/A

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

I’ve been using e-GMAT’s Quant Live Prep for ~3 months now and have seen a drastic improvement in my accuracy (from 60 to 80%). Their coveted scholaranium, remains the best tool available in the market to track your performance. It is hands down the sole reason why I recommend e-gmat to almost everyone who’s starting their gmat journey. I’ve reached out to Payal multiple times for both verbal and math(more often than not) for strategy rather than concept (which are anyway very well explained through videos) and her advice at each point has helped me refine my strategy. Fingers crossed for D-day and best of luck to those who’re sailing in the same boat.

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