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July 20, 2022
PyjamaScientist

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740 Q49 V42 (Online)

# Beasts of Verbal Reasoning ❤️

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Hi guys,

I started with egmat from absolute zero. I was out of the habit of studying and had done Maths about 5 years back. My English too was all over the place. So, egmat helped me with getting that rust off my verbal and quantitative skills.

I loved their Verbal course the most. I remember a session that Payal had hosted on SC. The title said something like, "How to solve an SC question in under 60 secs". I said to myself, "Another gimmicky company". But when I sat for my actual test, I was actually solving almost all SC questions in under 60 secs. The jump in my ability happened because I just mimicked the way Payal used to solve SC questions in their SC module.

Step 1: Break the stimulus/ argument into smaller pieces. Pause while reading at strategic moments. Then absorb the meaning of the sentence.
Step 2: Look for S-V pairs, pronoun errors, modifiers, comparisons, idioms, redundancy, etc.

This systematic approach, if followed diligently, cuts down the time "significantly". And that's why I got a V42 in the actual exam.

I believe that one of the most underrated stuff that egmat helps you with is- "Reading skills". To learn "effectively" is a very underrated skill. If you don't have that down, you will suffer tremendously in the exam. More so because, during exams, "nerves" come into play. And if you have not developed a systematic "Reading skill" then you will speed-read stuff in some panicky situations and start getting easy questions wrong. That's where GMAT punishes the test-takers the most.

So, just try to imitate Payal when reading a stimulus or breaking down an argument. After some time, it would become your natural habit.

The last but important aspect of egmat is their support. Dhananjay (DJ) and Shradhha are absolute GEMS. DJ would give you reality checks whereas Shradhha would answer all your "Verb-ing" modifier queries with utmost patience. I remember I used to trouble her a lot with questions on "Verb-ing modifier". So for that, "Shradhha, I am sorry". And to DJ, "I did it man!".

A word of caution: I did their Quant course the wrong way. They have a structure in place, but I didn't follow it. If you happen to take the course, try to follow the structure they have in place. I can't write it all about it here, but in short, "Trust them with your time and money", and "contact their support" when in doubt.

July 21, 2022
PyjamaScientist

Joined: Oct 25, 2020

Posts: 873

Kudos: 726

Verified score:
740 Q49 V42 (Online)

# Best Unofficial Quant mocks in market.

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GMAT Club tests are probably the best unofficial quant mocks in the market. Though verbal could be improved, Quant mocks are superb and well crafted.

One thing to be kept in mind while attempting these mocks is that they are way too "hard" but it is good. It helps you in getting your concepts cemented. In my first few mocks I barely scored a Q49. My score hovered around 45-46. But, do not be disheartened. Those scores are to be taken lightly, and actual test is way easier.

A Tip: Read Bunuel's explanation for every question, you will learn from those than everything else.