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Anjan succeeded on the GMAT with a 730 score.

Surepeddi Anjan

Hi Anjan. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am 20 years old, currently a final year undergraduate student from Mechanical Engineering department,IIT Kharagpur.
What prompted you to take the GMAT?
I always had MBA as my long term goal but since I was shortlisted for the 2nd round of ISB’s YLP program, I had to submit my GMAT scores before the deadline.
Can you tell us a bit about your initial preparation?
Before starting my prep I did go through some de-briefs. However, I did not realize how difficult it is to score above 700. I decided to give a mock and a shocking 610 on it was a big reality check for me.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
After my first mock, I realized that I seriously lacked the basic skills required for the Verbal section of GMAT.This was when I came across e-GMAT. I had attended one of the free webinars by Rajat and I fell in love with the concept of core skills. I immediately enrolled for Verbal Online and the course is definitely worth every penny invested!
What are your thoughts on the Verbal Online course?
The course is well paced. In fact, everything is so structured and systematic that you will be able to understand the toughest of concepts with ease. All the topics are extensively covered and the course is designed to test you at every stage and to provide you with ample practice at the appropriate junctures.
Would you like to add anything else?
I thank Rajat, Payal, Shraddha, and Krishna for all the courses and very prompt responses to queries. I owe my success completely to you guys! Thank you so much :)
Thank you Anjan. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.
Thank you Team e-GMAT.
Adam score 700 on the GMAT, improving by 210 points!

Adam Livak

Hi Adam. You have seen a dramatic improvement in your GMAT score in this attempt. What happened in the first two attempts?
Before e-GMAT, I scored a 490 and a 530 on my previous attempts with a verbal score of 26, and I was devastated. I had used MGMAT’s full book series for the first attempt and added in Magoosh’s online prep for the second. After recovering from the results, I decided I would take the GMAT one last time. However, I was really in need of the right approach and methodology to tackle the GMAT.
As a native speaker, what prompted you to opt for e-GMAT?
Initially, I wasn’t sure whether e-GMAT works for me as I am a native speaker. However, after a bit more of research, I decided to go through their free trial and attend their free webinars. I realized that their teaching methodology works for anyone struggling with verbal in general. I immediately subscribed to their Verbal Live Prep course.
How did the approach at e-GMAT help you in your preparation? Is there anything specific that you followed in your preparation?
The approach and methodologies used to learn the concepts and solve the questions are without a doubt the reason for my verbal improvement. To get the most out of the live sessions, I made sure to complete the pre-requisites for the session so that the instructor can help you identify and address your true weaknesses. Speaking from experience, I can confidently say that live feedback such as this can really benefit your overall prep.
What aspects of the course helped in your preparation?
The course is carefully designed to help inculcate concepts, track progress and learn the application. This helps the learner to ensure progressive learning.
Can you give an example?
For example, at the end of each concept you are given a quiz. The quiz is not just a bunch of GMAT-like questions. It is a specialized quiz to reinforce what you have just learned. This is just one example. The course has been very well-designed keeping the average test taker in mind.
How much improvement did you see from the course?
I noticed a sharp spike in my verbal accuracy after completing this course and eventually, I scored a 700 with a V35 – a 9-point Verbal score improvement.I would strongly recommend the Verbal Live Prep course for anyone seeking an increase, big or small, in verbal score.
What advice would you give to your fellow GMAT aspirants?
Do not be afraid to go through all the verbal concepts more than once, if you feel the need to do so. Use the video concepts and recordings as many times as needed!
Everyone has specific needs for effective preparation. For me, I needed interaction, videos, and hands on learning content, and Verbal Live Prep is the go-to course for these.
Sankalp improved on GMAT with 750 in 2 months.

Sankalp Jain

Hi Sankalp. How does it feel scoring a 750 and a V42?
It feels great! Your verbal course is really a game changer and worth every dollar and probably more.
This is your second attempt at the GMAT. How much did you score in your first attempt.
I first attempted the GMAT in 2012 and scored a 680 (Q49, V34).
What steps did you take after your first attempt?
After 4 years of sitting on that score, I decided to retake the GMAT and my target score was 750. To achieve this score, I knew I had to significantly improve my performance on the verbal section. Before I joined a paid prep-course, I wanted to spend sometime preparing on my own and seeing how it goes. After 2 weeks of flying solo, I realized my efforts lack direction and it is better to join a properly structured course.
Why did you not join a classroom coaching?
Classroom courses are only as good as the instructor taking your class. As I am living in a small town, I knew that the trainers available would not be too good. At this point I was fairly certain that I need to enroll myself in an online prep course. This is when I decided to give e-GMAT a try.
How did e-GMAT help you with your verbal preparation?
Opting for e-GMAT was the best decision I made in my test prep. Let me just say that e-GMAT has decoded the mystery that GMAT verbal is for most non-natives. If you do their Sentence Correction module properly, you are set. I have become such a big fan of e-GMAT that I recommend the course to every aspirant I know.
Would you like to add anything else?
There is no magic pill to ace the GMAT. However, you can ensure the best possible returns from your effort if you take this course. I reached my target score of 750 in a little over 2 months.
Rishi scores a 740 with Q50, V40 on the GMAT

Rishi Nag

Hi Rishi. Can you tell us a bit about your preparation before joining e-GMAT?
Before joining e-GMAT, SC was the biggest problem area for me; although I had completed MGMAT Sentence Correction guide numerous times, I could not score above V28 in my first attempt.
How was your preparation after enrolling in e-GMAT’s SC course?
After my first attempt, I took a break for a couple of months and then joined e-GMAT SC. I must say, I was amazed to see my verbal accuracy improve significantly in a span of less than a month.
Did you do anything else for SC?
No. I did nothing but e-GMAT SC course along with OG and OG Verbal Review. I can wholeheartedly say that this course was the key for my 740 score.
That’s great, Rishi. Would you like to add anything else for your fellow test takers?
e-GMAT SC is a gold mine! This course helped me improve from V28 to V40 in 30 days!
Thank you. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors!
Thank you team.
Shekhar aces the GMAT with 770!

Shekhar

Hi Shekhar, Congratulations on scoring a whopping 770! How does it feel to achieve your dream score?
Very happy and quite relieved, frankly, having improved from a mere 600 in my first attempt.
Can you tell us a bit about your first attempt at the GMAT?
While preparing for my first attempt, my primary source for reference material was second hand advice from friends who had taken the exam recently and had scored about 640-50. I purchased the full course from Economist and finished it, took their mocks, and some more free mocks from Manhattan and GMAT Prep.
According to you, what went wrong with your first attempt?
My preparation should have been more methodical and planned. The course from Economist was not really something one can use to aim beyond a 650. Moreover, I had some personal issues at that time. So, all of these aspects had a compounded effect on my performance, and I ended up with a 600.
How did you come across e-GMAT for your preparation?
For my second attempt, I had a study partner with whom I tried MGMAT books. However, when I tried the Manhattan quant guides I found them just too boring. With my research I finally decided that I would buy the e-GMAT’s GMAT Online – the online self-learning course for both Quant and Verbal – in April of 2016. This probably is the best decision I made in my GMAT journey.
How did you find the Quant portion of the course?
I liked the structured approach in the course and also the quick results it produced. The course made me focus on a single thing – getting the application right – without any confusion.
Did you find Quant Scholaranium helpful?
Scholaranium is a must-have tool for any GMAT aspirant. I was usually decent in quant apart from some silly mistakes. So, I found Manhattan books too easy. However, Scholaranium kept me on the ground by throwing quite a few challenging problems – especially helpful for anyone targeting a Q50 or Q51.
How was your experience using the Verbal portion of the course?
I quickly realized that the rave reviews for e-GMAT Verbal are not unfounded. I started learning the concepts from the course and practiced the concepts in Scholaranium. In 2 months, I improved my accuracy from 45 % to 83 %.
That’s great Shekhar. Would you like to add anything else for your fellow test takers?
After learning the concepts taught in the course, practice using the processes prescribed in the course and you’re sure to get a Q50 or Q51. In my case, after using this course for around 3 months, I scored a Q50 in my second attempt – a whopping 10-point improvement in Quant.