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Joined: Jan 02, 2017
650 Q47 V34
Course Structure & Depth
The course by Veritas lacks depth in each topic. Veritas books & lectures & skill builders are excellent tools for building basic foundations but they go only a little further in detailing those skills to GMAT level problems in proper scale & depth. For example Statistics, Sequences, Remainder, Divisibility, Probability lacks a lot of content as compared to the questions that are in official guides from GMAC.
Perhaps my biggest frustration with Veritas was its verbal side, it was just poor. Lacked a lot of detail & content, covered all the topics but just over the top, which for any non-native speaker can be hell to cope with. I had to rewire my brain using notes from Gmat club and then Manhattan Sentence correction guide. Repetitively bad verbal scores on mock tests can kill your confidence, it was just plain brutal for me to adjust. It was over-commercialized in lectures and one thing was told ( Focus on meaning) but not taught how it's done.
Even more so Reading comprehension is barely look over, I used GMAT club for that and just practice.
I was good at critical thinking on my own, but this side is fairly well structured as compared to the rest of the two
1)Topics are broken down into subtopics and each subtopic has its post course homework session, which really really helped me to latch on to those concepts. This for me was the best thing about it, and those questions are quite similar to official questions and do require your input.
2) Quiz tool is very very beneficial, you can set up your own quizzes from Quantitative or Verbal. Verbal Quizzes can ahead be subdivided into SC, CR or RC or you can mix all questions up. And the difficulty level of these questions is very high. These questions are challenging and solutions are insightful for the learning process.
3) Email-support, I have really bugged Veritas instructors with questions even from GMAT club and I always got a reply within a day, always. To me, this was very helpful as far as detailed responses go.
4) Highly detailed CAT's, this is pretty self-explanatory.
5) Well structured books on each topic, all lectures were uploaded in more detail in PDF on Veritas website. Anyone having any internet issues can just go through those PDF's which was also very helpful.
In short, Veritas is a good course but for me, it was not worth the spend. If I had time to research more on GMAT CLUB I wouldn't buy this course again. Its good for foundations but for descent score ( especially people who have been away from sharp math applications on daily basis or are non-native Speakers) this will not be as helpful as advertised.
My Advise is that for Verbal I have heard great things regarding e-GMAT ( don't know how accurate are they) But Manhattan Sc guide helped me. For Quant, Gmat Club is the place to be.
Secondly, take few days from your prep and just go through forums, you will be astonished of how much material you will find for your prep. Just go through find relevant material, make a game plan and then get at it.
Joined: Aug 25, 2017
510 Q29 V31
When I applied for different program other than MBA, I took GRE courses from different company and found my self in a loop, where practicing for long hours but with no tangible result. Then, decided to apply for an MBA, started looking for different company and all reviews indicated that Veritas Prep is on top of Gmat prep companies. I decided to go for the course and finally I found good results coming along more practicing. It is worth every penny. Also, in VP website you can benefit from the analysis of your trial tests. I highly recommend Veritas Prep as It covers all the aspects of GMAT in details.
Joined: Jun 24, 2012
580 Q47 V23
Veritas On demand course is structured in a way that best suitable for those students who want to study at their own pace and wants to dedicate more time to sections with which they are struggling with. Very extensive, the course is specially designed to build student concepts from basics-to-advance level. You will get everything in this course, tips, tricks and strategies. Their live instructor for homework help works very well as the instructor helps the student to know his/her mistakes and weak points. The program was structured very well with extensive material. Their principle "Learning by Doing" is crucial that emphasis Practice, Practice and Practice. Though, i didn't score well on the gmat and that was totally my mistake..i found that this course is good enough that one can score 650-680 very easily. The best part of Veritas is their Tests...I found them very close to Real Gmat tests. The tricks that Brian and David taught are helpful and memorable. I am again going for GMAT test to score 700+ and i am sure Veritas will again help me to boost my score.
Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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I took Veritas Prep on-demand course and found its material challenging. A lot of hardwork has been put in making this material and the hardwork can be seen while going through the material. Also their motto "Think like a test-maker" is inspiring. But I have been disappointing in case of doubt clarification sessions by Matt Douglas. He discouraged me a lot and constantly throwed me out of the sessions. It is sad that you do not get proper instructor support for your doubts to be clarified. Their Quant and verbal material is good except for SC which is not very satisfying. Brian and clara video sessions are really good. Tests and question bank are also extremely wonderful.
Joined: Jun 04, 2015
I know this review may receive a lot of responses like sorry for your frustration, sorry test date was not as expected, but I still want to share my experience. My first two GMAT attempts was through self-study. I used vary few materials and my highest score out of the two attempts is 620. I am not sure how many would read my post after seeing my score but I still feel that my post can help other save $$$. I wanted to try out GMAT for the 3rd time to improve my score past 650. Spend $950 and 3 months on Veritas course on demand. The course is a series of records on sarcasm and very basic GMAT strategies(absolutely no lessons). The skillbuilders are just very basic probably just 8th grade math refresher. I was so disappointed on test day that I cancelled my score. So guys just do me a favor- save $950( equivalent to the price of taking 3 GMAT tests plus extra materials) and go elsewhere, I feel like I wasted my time and money. Their course is not worth even $300.
Joined: Sep 02, 2014
720 Q48 V41
700 Q47 V40
700 Q49 V37
The Veritas Prep On-Demand course was an indispensable resource for my GMAT preparation. My baseline score was a 650, with a breakdown around Q42 V37. I then set my goal inside of the course at 720, as that is around the score average for the programs I am trying to get in to. Low and behold, my official GMAT score was a 720, with a breakdown of Q48, V41, AWA 6.0, IR 6! Admittedly, I did not do the IR lesson, otherwise I probably would have scored higher on that section.
What I really appreciated about the On-Demand Course was that it taught all of the basics, which are covered in the Skillbuilder sections, then built strategy on top of those skills. I didn't have to worry if there was some skill that I was missing because all of the skills that are needed to do well on the test are covered.
The Lesson sections provide a strategy for each problem type and also detail the ways that the test makers try to "trick" you (the test makers more try to misdirect you). These aspects are crucial to understand in order to maximize your chances at achieving a top score.
Another aspect about the course that I enjoyed are the instructors. Lissette and Brian are fantastic instructors and they make the lessons enjoyable. Brian's stand-up comedy background is definitely noticeable, as he is hilarious.
I am more than happy with my purchase. If I had to do it all over again, I would get the On-Demand course without hesitation.
Thanks, Veritas Prep!
Joined: May 22, 2013
When I decided that I want to do my MBA and did an online GMAT demo test. My score was really poor.
I enrolled in the Veritas Prep On Demand Course - It was amazing! The program is structured very well and I watched all of the videos and did a lot of exercises.
By the end of the preparation, I took a test and I realized that my score did not improve so much. I felt that I need a more strong preparation so I bought in-person class with other company.
I think this course is well structure, but I felt that was not enough to achieve a higher score.
Overall, I think the "On demand" package is a great value and provides hours of study materials.
Joined: Aug 29, 2012
I have taken the On-Demand Course. I must say it is most comprehensive service out there. Apart from the online Video lessons you would receive a set of 12 books.
Each lessons contains the set of homework problems. The homework problems can be accessed in the books or in the online platform. The Books only contains the OA. We can download the OE(PDF Copies) if we want. The online homework problems can be done sets or lesson-wise under each sections.
The teaching methodology is quite different from other test prep companies. Brian, the Veritas Prep instructor tells the student to learn by doing. And the Veritas Prep pyramid way of approaching the problems. First stuff the course teaches you to understand the skill required via skillbuilders. And then teaches us to learn by doing via skills meet strategy and finally helps us to think like a test maker to reach 700+ Score.
All the books emphasis on learning by doing. It definitely helped me when i was getting plateaued.
The 12 Mocks which comes with purchase is little too much since most students will have the 2 free GMATPREP and 2 exam pack. This takes to 16 tests!!. I would do all the GMATPREP since it's from the testmaker and 3 or 4 from Veritas Prep. The most important thing, i noticed is that the Veritas Prep score were in range to the GMATPREP score. And as many says Veritas Prep test are close to the GMATPREP.
The Advance Verbal Strategies just tells us to think like a test maker when we encounter a difficult verbal problem to get those correct and get above 700+ Score.
Overall, the course was really good and the student service for any queries were excellent- Mostly i got reply within 36 hours.
Joined: Feb 12, 2015
770 Q50 V44
I took the GMAT in January and didn't really care for my score (690, 40Q, 44V). I gave myself one month to study and pull it up and also decided to get some help. I chose Veritas Prep because they just seem like decent people who are in business to help folks like me. The best thing about VP GMAT Prep on demand is the practice tests. The feel was incredibly realistic, and the scoring was perfectly on point. The video lessons and skill builders are good tools if you need classroom learning, but I liked to jump in and just work problems like mad. While working hundreds of problems in the question bank and doing all of the prescribed exercises, I made time (roughly) once a week to sit through a full-length practice test.
One month, four practice tests, and literally hundreds of problems later I pulled my score up by 80 points and went from the waitlist to weighing scholarship offers... thanks VP!!!
... 770, 50Q, 44V
I was very satisfied with Veritas Prep's online services. I went from never having looked at the GMAT to getting a 770 (50Q, 45V, 8 IR, 6.0 AWA) in only about a month and a half of preparation. I read the prep books (available in hard copy which I liked for writing out math problems or crossing out verbal answers and soft copy which I liked for reading on my iPad and not having to drag around lots of books) cover-to-cover and took 6 of the 10 online practice tests the service offered.
I also like how I get supplementary services I never realized that I signed up for like admissions guides for top MBA programs and a personalized candidacy review. These are major bonuses that my friends who signed up for other in-person courses didn't receive.