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Joined: Mar 26, 2019
730 Q50 V38
Quantitative Part: Prior to start of the course, I had good quant but lacked organization in some of my decisions and also had a struggle with theory of probability and combinatorics. Thanks to Veritas Prep, I was able to improve in Quant section and get consistency and organization. Also, I finally understood combinatorics!
There were still some specific types of exercises from the forum which I found useful but could not find similar exercises in Veritas Prep course, however, I understand that there is a huge database of GMAT quant questions, and it is nearly impossible to have all questions in the course. Also some problems were not explained in a convenient way, i.e. inequalities, and I had to listen to webinars to understand these problems better. Particularly for me most lectures on Quant were easy, as I had a certain background in Math, but the lectures are good for people with no knowledge in Math at all as these lectures provide students with such basic information as multiplication table for instance. The exercises for practice after lectures are quite challenging in some topics and that is what I liked.
Verbal Section: My humble opinion is that it is difficult to improve your verbal section score on GMAT within a short period of time and it is much easier to improve on Quant rather than on Verbal. The most useful part of the course was sentence correction for me because in the lectures many tips were provided to overcome difficulties with these types of questions.
Integrated Reasoning: VeritasPrep has a really good database of Integrated Reasoning tasks and while many students do not concentrate on it, I think VeritasPrep is a good place to learn about this section.
Practice Tests: To my mind, the practice tests offered by Veritas Prep are quite challenging and may appear more difficult than the real test. I always had a time defficiency with practice tests on Veritas Prep, and while it gave me additional stress, I had to learn harder in order to be prepared for my final exam. As a result, I was prepared well enough for my real exam.
Additional Comments: I liked the way the lectures were presented. Also, in solutions section, I liked the way in which some of the exercises were solved - without extra efforts and time-efficiently. Finally, there are office hours where you can ask questions from instructors, and that is great! The instructors are helpful and prepared. Unfortunately, I could not use this feature a lot because of my time zone.
To sum, this is a good course which I would recommend to take to another person. However, there are some small gaps which could be closed for this course to become even better.
Joined: Jan 05, 2017
690 Q47 V38
I have purchased the Veritas prep course. The Verbal and Quant material is of a good standard and there is a test section after the material for every topic. I thought the verbal questions are more difficult and lengthier than the original GMAT. Whereas the quant is ok. If you are looking to brush your basis and study concepts, it is a good purchase. You can practice the tests to build stamina and test your understanding of the material. But if you want to get a score that is closer to the original exam, you are better off studying from the original material. If you exhaust the OG guides, you can practice from Veritas question banks. They cover most of the topics.
Joined: Mar 24, 2019
740 Q50 V40
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Hi! My name is Pedro and I bought Veritas Prep on demand about a year ago.
First of all, i think its important to say that I am Brazilian and not an excellent english speaker.
I started studing using Veritas books and my Quant score improved really fast. I went from 43 to 51 in 2 months. Before studying for the GMAT, I was already good in Math (I studied engineering in one of the best schools of Brazil and was really good at math/ calculus).
Also, my Verbal score improved in Veritas mock tests (from 25 to 35), but when i moved to official practice my Quant score was below 30. I think i learned "how to do Veritas questions" but not the concept... After a few months using Veritas Verbal, I decided to pay a local course and it helped me a lot (I ended up scoring 740: Q50 V40)
Bottom line, I would not recommend Veritas online course for a non-native english speaker
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.