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Joined: Jun 06, 2013
680 Q48 V35
As I come from an engineering background, cracking the mathematics section on the gmat is going to be easy when compared to Verbal.
By quoting the above statement, I am in no way saying that either the Quants/Verbal section are easy or tough. What each section requires is smart thinking to crack each question as we go higher up in the difficulty level.
With my existing materials, I was always able to do the base mathematics problems easily, however i was struggling as the difficulty level tagged for the question went up high and was seeing that either the time taken to solve the problem went up significantly up or even after taking a lot of time to solve the question, i ended up answering the question wrongly.
I had searched through many forums to find the best gmat prep institute which can help build this gap for me for the quants section.
As Luck would have it, e-gmat announced its quant course and i quickly took my chance and enrolled after looking at their trial version and also looking at their past success with e-gmat verbal.
I must say that, this has been the best decision that I had ever taken and to my expectations, e-gmat quant course focussed on different ways to solve the problem, basically helped to think smart rather than just dumping you with a list of formulas to learn.
The focus on each topic right from Number Properties, Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Word problems has been rightly covered and each problem chosen to be solved in the live session is challenging and helps building more on the concepts covered.
I am truly satisfied with the course and would recommend this any one aiming to score high on gmat Quant section.
Joined: Jun 06, 2013
680 Q48 V35
I am one of the students of e-gmat course enrolled to the verbal live prep program. As is the case generally with all Indian student, I had difficulties in coping up with e-gmat verbal section.
If you really want to score V35+, one thing that you should definitely look at is to enroll to e-gmat SC course. It gives you the confidence by making sure you understand all sections - (SV Agreement, Pronouns, Modifiers, Parallelism, Comparisons, Idioms, Meaning based questions).
Trust me the toughest question types in the SC are from the parallelism and comparisons. These are made absolutely a cake walk by the e-gmat course. Even the meaning based questions are dealt in depth which makes the section a breeze to crack.
You should definitely try the e-gmat SC course. Get the confidence in the overall verbal section and then upgrade. Atleast that is what i did. Follow the study plan diligently and you can answer almost any SC question.
For SC - Understand everything from e-gmat SC course + solve OG questions + solve GMAT prep questions (Buy, if you dont have them) + solve scholaranium.
Download the GMAT prep questions available on GMAT club for past SC questions. search "GMAT prep questions gmatclub" on Google.
Moving on CR section took a bit of time for me to get complete understanding on. A combination of the CR-Bible and e-gmat course for CR would be ideal in my opinion.
You should definitely only and only solve the OG questions for this module. Solving questions from any other module will confuse you a lot. The quality of the official questions cannot be replicated at all. So stick to official questions. Download the GMAT prep questions available on GMAT club for past CR questions.
When understanding each sub-topic in this section, make sure you absolutely understand Assumptions. If you are able to crack assumption questions, you will be able to solve almost any question. Go in the following direction:
Assumptions -> Strengthen -> Weaken -> Inference -> Evaluate -> Paradox -> Bold face.
e-gmat course asks you to follow an approach called "Prethinking". It worked for me some times and did not work sometime. So choose what is right for you. As i mentioned, a combination of e-gmat CR + power score bible is ideal to crack this section.
Now the RC section:
The most ignored section by everybody. This is the section which will make or break your verbal score eventually. Follow the e-gmat RC course diligently. It has explained the different categories of section in depth with sample questions from that question type.
Make sure you understand the explanation given for the answers to the questions in the RC passage. Your mind will get tuned to find out the way to solve RC questions. Again phenomenal in content coverage.
Sometimes, i felt summarizing every paragraph and then getting to a single line summary of the entire RC passage was difficult to follow during the exam. But nevertheless the approach definitely help to a large extent.
My suggestions finally:
e-gmat course is very flexible. enroll for the course as you get the belief that it is helping you improve in answering the question.
e-gmat course has an absolutely easy upgrade process and will always be ready to help you for any doubts.
All the best everybody!