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Joined: Nov 05, 2012
I have been preparing for GMAT for quite sometime now and recently started taking the GMAT Club tests. Needless to say, the quant tests are very much on the GMAT format. Despite not being adaptive they are still close predictor of your level on the GMAT. because of the following reasons:
1. A mix of questions from all levels -500, 600 and 700 like the GMAT
2. More heavy on the 700 side in terms of applications to prepare you for the worst to come on the exam
These questions have been very thoughtfully crafted and they tend to check the clarity of concepts in a disguised manner which exposes the test taker to their weaknesses.
The fact that Bunuel has given the explanation for each and every question makes it a delight to study and see how a tough looking question can be tackled with such simplicity. So I would give the quant tests a 10/10.
Issues: For the quant section, the only issue I faced is when i switch to study mode from test taking mode a pop up keeps coming after sometime and doesn't allow me to complete the test in study mode.
Verbal: Since the quant tests have set such a high standard the verbal tests were a disappointment for me. One of the reasons can be, there is no dedicated resource like Bunuel for the verbal section. I took 2 verbal tests and found that a lot of explanations were not clear enough and when people did ask queries, they were not answered. Also, I felt the questions in verbal section were not very much GMAT like. Some of them were even ambiguous in terms of what they were asking or trying to imply. So, I feel there is a lot of scope for improvement there.
Joined: Nov 05, 2012
I came across the e-GMAT verbal course while browsing through the GMATCLUB. My last GMAT verbal score was 19 and despite solving tonnes of questions I was going nowhere. I decided to give the course a try and attended a free session. Impressed by their strategy, I decided to take the course for SC online and after liking it upgraded to GMAT Live. This course changed the way I approached verbal. I was initially just focused on getting the right answer. The e-gmat strategy focused on meaning, error and poe took sometime to practice but once done it started showing results. Now I look forward to SC. My scaled score on mocks is close to 77 and my gmat verbal score in mocks is around 32/33.
e-GMAT also introduces you to the concept of prethinking in CR which becomes critical as you approach questions of higher difficulty.
Also, their assessment tool scholaranium helps you measure your current ability and focus on your weak areas. I am scheduled for the gmat in a month and I am regularly working with it to raise my score further.
If you are serious about GMAT, E-gmat verbal is equivalent to official guide in your GMAT Prep. Include those 2 and your verbal prep is complete.