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April 03, 2018
krish7

Joined: Oct 27, 2017

Posts: 43

Kudos: 95

Verified score:
740 Q51 V39

Good at math or bad at math - eGMAT is the way to reach a Q51

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Course e-GMAT Quant Online

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Let me keep this review neat , crisp and straight to the point. I am an Indian engineer and yes the stereotype is true. I am good at quant. I have always been topping my math classes from childhood. Hence, I started my GMAT prep considering I need no support from any external resources. But obviously I was wrong. I was falling in the test makers traps again and again. It was then when I realised a professional classes for GMAT prep.
I went through many online and offline options, but one day I came across an advertisement for a free webminar on GMAT number properties by eGMAT. I have attended the webminar and the next half an hour I purchased the entire course. I style of learning I experienced in eGMAT is phenomenal.
eGMAT courses donot teach you tips, tricks or shortcuts. With tips, tricks or shortcuts you'll only reach probably a Q48 and not a Q51. The courses teach you the simplest ways of understanding and tackling a quant question. No shortcuts whatsoever. This made it easier for me.
For example, since I am good at math , whenever I see a DS question I start solving it immediately and it is when I went through eGMAT course I understood wch questions are not supposed to be solved. Similarly for equation based questions, I never knew I could keep the variables till the end without substituting to make the problem simpler, or where to stop your calculation and move on to options. eGMAT had the most effective instructors and amazingly crafted videos which are suitable for students of any educational background.

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May 22, 2018
Jarg

Thank you for your review. I am looking at reviews in this forum and trying to figure out the best way to prepare for Gmat. I am considering using eGmat for both quant and verbal but I was wondering if I should also get Manhattan gmat guides. Did you use any books in addition to egmat?

May 24, 2018
krish7

@Jarg ... No you wouldn't need any other books... Only the official guide is enough.
If you want some extra questions for practice, you can go for RC grail by Aristotle prep. It's really good.
I strongly recommend not to follow multiple sources of information, it would just confuse you more on what approach to take in solving any type of question.

January 16, 2019
krish7

Joined: Oct 27, 2017

Posts: 43

Kudos: 95

Verified score:
740 Q51 V39

I can't believe God can be that good to show me Applicant Lab.

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Did you ever feel, ' He finally heard me. Things are falling into place.' This was exaclty my feeling when I heard from Darden's admission office that I'm being offered a place in the class of 2021. You'd expect me to think of my loved ones first after hearing that. Well, quite literally yes. I thought of Applicant Lab and Maria.
Applicant Lab is want I needed. I was an MBA aspirant who wanted a shift in industry using an MBA but had no idea about admissions process. After my GMAT, I started talking to different consultants and taking free profile evaluations. The funniest part was, I couldn't get a proper genuine evaluation from any one of them. Some of them tell me I should be applying to HBS and Stanford. When I tell them I myself donot believe that I could get into HBS they start selling their service. I was fed up with everyone. But suddenly I came across someone who for the first time gave me an honest review of my profile,didn't try to sell me her product and genuinely wanted to help me. @Maria.
I came to know about Applicant lab from an e-gmat webminar. Thanks for Rajat and Payal. In my first interaction with Maria over e-mail. She clearly told me not what I want to hear but the actual scenario in admissions. She told me where I should go and not where I can go. There's a lot of difference. She only talked to me about my post-MBA goals and life ambitions and not where I want to study. She then told me how I should select my schools. I never thought I'd say this, but I started thinking, "Nah! I would choose Darden over Wharton" She recommended me no schools but taught me how I chose my schools perfectly.
This is exactly what's great about applicant lab. Applicant Lab makes you competent to say your story the best way possible. In my experience with applicant lab, forget about writing MBA essays. I learnt a lot about myself, my traits, my stories, my character, my strengths and my weaknesses. It was like a 2 month introspection into myself.
Applicant lab's process is the most streamlined I ever saw. It is as smooth as it can get and you'll never feel stressed. All the material in the lab is hand crafted specific to each school by Maria and it is amazing to see specific strategies for each essay question in each school. You'll get surprised by the amount of detail that's put into the material.
The best thing about Applicant lab is, you are doing everything. Today I have the satisfaction of writing my own essays and still getting admitted into one of the best schools. Applicant lab doesn't craft your essays. It makes you capable of writing the best essays. Applicant lab helps you choose which one of your stories to go with which essay. This will in turn make it easy for you in your interview, because you are going to be the same person on writing and in person.
Applicant Lab's greatest strengths are it's process and school specific material. I can assure you, you can never get so much information and guidance from anyone other than Maria.
For people like me, who couldn't afford a full time MBA admissions consultant for thousands of Dollars, Applicant lab is a boon. You may have to put in a little more effort than you would with a full time consultant. But for what you are saving economically and mentally, it's not even a tradeoff that you should think twice about before making.
I very strongly recommend Applicant Lab to everyone, especially those who are starting your application from scratch. Believe me, you'll never regret your decision. Applicant Lab and Maria are the best thing that happened to me in my MBA admission process.

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April 03, 2018
krish7

Joined: Oct 27, 2017

Posts: 43

Kudos: 95

Verified score:
740 Q51 V39

non-native speaker? - eGMAT makes your weakness, your strength

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Course e-GMAT Verbal Online

Location Online

I am a non-native speaker and frankly speaking I was terrified about the verbal section of GMAT when I started prep for the first time. Moreover, I am not an avid reader of books or magazines which adds up to it. I actually found about eGMAT through an advertisement on facebook, for a free webminar on a quant topic. When I took the webminar the next hour I decided to go with eGMAT for my prep although I knew nothing about the verbal course. However, I unknowingly made the right decision or rather the best decision by purchasing the entire course and not just quant online.
eGMAT verbal online is THE BEST resource anyone can ever get for his/her GMAT prep. The course has not only helped me in acing the GMAT but also helped me in improving my writing skills and comprehending skills. The eGMAT courses doesn't teach you tips, tricks or shortcuts. Concept, concept and concept is all that matters. When you know the core of the concept and can understand what the test maker is trying to examine you in, getting a good verbal score is a piece of cake and eGMAT helps you in going to that level.
Weirdly, while going through the eGMAT verbal course I never felt like I am learning something extraordinary or something out of the box. The instructors make tough things look so simple that when you answer 700+ level questions you still donot feel that you ate answering a high level question. This helped me a lot in building up my confidence.
The primary concepts such as prethinking, etc. which are mastered through the eGMAT course are the key for a good verbal score. I can go on and on about my experience with the course and the words won't be enough. You'll have to experience it yourself and trust me this would be one decision you'd never regret in your lifetime.

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