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June 06, 2020
DebashreeC

Joined: Feb 20, 2019

Posts: 24

Kudos: 33

Verified score:
760 Q50 V41

Fine-tuning my exam prep using e-gmat scholaranium

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Improvement 30 Points

Course e-GMAT Online Intensive

Location Online

I decided to take GMAT in December 2019 and took a few mocks to gauge my initial level. I scored about 730-740 in most of these but wasn’t really sure about my strengths and weaknesses. Targeting a 750+, I researched about GMAT prep and signed up for e-GMAT. I didn’t use a lot of their course material so I would keep my review limited to their Exam Prep : Scholaranium and list out some tips to use its complete potential.

During the initial days, I had this strong urge to take a lot of practice quizzes (I hear it’s pretty common). However, Payal’s pre-recorded videos were very helpful in planning my schedule. She has created a set of videos which will cater to test takers at different levels of preparedness. And are quite insightful, if one takes the time to review them.

Now about Scholaranium : It essentially is a cluster of questions and tests meant to seal concepts and give a ‘GMAT-like’ experience. It’s important to use the tool while referring to Payal’s videos otherwise one wouldn’t get much out of the preparation. There are ample amount of questions of all possible difficulty levels and e-GMAT helps you set target score thresholds for each. This helps bring about a smooth progress while you seal your 1) concepts and 2) test taking strategy.

Finally, about my actual GMAT experience. In my first attempt I scored a 730 which was an improvement of 0 points from my first e-gmat mock. I would have settled for the score but figured I needed to up it a few notches. It was then that I met Rajat online and his two cents pushed me to re-take in 2 weeks and I ended up with a 760. Rajat has a good amount of experience in test prep and for once I trusted him and took a blind plunge with just about a week of refining my test taking strategy.

Overall, e-GMAT is a holistic support system for test takers if they follow the model with discipline. They have a responsive support group too that folks should leverage more to their benefit.

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March 20, 2021
DebashreeC

Joined: Feb 20, 2019

Posts: 24

Kudos: 33

Verified score:
760 Q50 V41

Vikram drives you to dig deeper and gets the best out of you

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I chose to work with Vikram because he was recommended by a friend. From filling a detailed questionnaire before our first call ever, I knew he was procedural and thorough: essential requisites of a process that is dynamic and whose results are often ambiguous to the common man. My only expectation was to work with a consultant who would enable me to write great essays with constructive feedback and not write them for me. Vikram and Aarti did exactly that! Vikram ensured I was comfortable, he vetted my decisions and gave me realistic feedback.

Working with Vikram is rigorous and certainly rewarding. Over time, not only did he and his team patiently go over several iterations but they never failed to explain the feedback twice or even thrice until I was sacrosanct. I still remember us being on a 2 hour call just to go over my professional profile: where I took my own sweet time to tell my story but Vikram and his team shared pointers and extensive notes that became the backbone of my essays later. Overall, I received the support I needed, even at times when I wasn’t aware that I needed it.

Vikram and Aarti helped me cut the clutter, write extremely authentic essays and gave extremely customised feedback. During the interviews, he helped me stay on track and create crisp yet impact full stories and was available to host a mock. All the suggestions came in super handy throughout the interview process where many of my conversations were hour-long and I could drive them and get right stories out.

I would highly recommend Vikram.

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