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Nipun scores GMAT 710!

Nipun Ladha

Hi Nipun. Heartiest congratulations on scoring 710. How does it feel to reach your target score within a month?
It feels really great actually. I really needed something to help me on the Verbal front, and, I found your course at the right time, I must say.
How was your preparation before e-GMAT?
I gave a couple of mocks when I began my preparation. I realized that Quant is not a problem area for me and that I needed help on the Verbal side of things. I started looking up various online sources, most of the classroom courses were weekend courses. However, I wanted to make the most of the time available at my hand rather than wait till the weekend every week for my preparation.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
I came across e-GMAT on GMAT Club. I took the free trial offered by e-GMAT. I got hooked to the course within 24 hours and I purchased the course.
How did you utilize the course?
When I purchased the course, I received a sheet that details out the course structure and the time recommended to complete each component of the course. I followed it to the dot and made sure to apply the processes taught in the course. Once I gained some confidence after my preparation, I gave some mocks to test my preparation.
How were your scores in the mocks?
Before starting my preparation my mock score was around a 580. However, after completing the course, my mock score rose to a 680. This gave me the confidence that with a little bit more of effort, I can break the 700 barrier.
How was your experience of using the courses?
I liked the way the processes have been inculcated and demonstrated throughout the course. I personally became quite good with RC after going through the course. SC and CR were also quite good, however, I benefitted the maximum from the RC section. Thank you team for the wonderful courses.
Thank you for your words, Nipun. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Thank you team e-GMAT.
Nikhil scored 710 on GMAT, improving by 180 points!

Nikhil Minotra

Hi Nikhil. Can you tell us a bit about your GMAT Preparation?
This is my third attempt. In my first two attempts, I scored a 530 and a 630 respectively after using many study resources.
How did you prepare in your first two attempts?
I have studied pretty much every book and resource that was available including the Official guides and the Manhattan books for my first attempt. I was also scoring around 680-690 in my mocks. While preparing for my second attempt joined the Kaplan (Chopra’s) course in hopes that I would learn something only to realize that it is of no use to me.
What were the issues you faced with your preparation in your first two attempts?
I assumed that my Quant would be decent since I was from an engineering background. However, I quickly realized that I am facing lot of issues with Quant and Verbal both. Added to that the fact that my preparation wasn’t methodical. I ended up with a 530 and 630 in my initial attempts.
How much difference did you perceive between your mock experience and your first GMAT experience?
I have felt a lot of difference. Very soon after I entered the examination hall, I realized that I haven’t replicated the test experience properly in my mocks. I have never been a nervous person, but during my first GMAT attempt, my palms became all sweaty and I experienced a nervous and anxious feeling I have never experienced before.
What according to you went wrong with your preparation for the first two attempts?
I just focused on reading more and more material and gave lots of mocks without thinking about what are the actual issues that need to be addressed and how to do a analysis of my performance. In fact, I have given around 15 mocks for my second attempt! Trust me, giving tons of mocks is not at all necessary. What I realized is that I need to be aware of where I am in my preparation and that is what is crucial if I have to put my efforts in the right direction and reach my target score.
What did you do after your first two attempts?
Frankly after the first two attempts, I lost confidence in myself and almost decided to give up on the GMAT. After sometime, I wanted to see if anybody would take the GMAT three times. So, I started browsing GMAT Club and found plenty of people similar to me who failed initially but eventually succeeded on the GMAT.
Why didn’t you use GMAT Club during your first two attempts to read up about how people prepare?
Actually, during my first two attempts, I distanced myself from forums and online discussions since I already had a couple of friends who were preparing for the GMAT. Also, I never considered that I need help in any section. So, I never got around to doing any online research. After my first two attempts, I realized that I needed to do a realistic self-evaluation.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
I came across e-GMAT on GMAT Club while researching on the available prep courses. I attended a free SC webinar hosted by Payal. I was totally impressed by the approach advocated in the session. I have never seen anyone illustrate such a methodical approach and solve SC questions with such a logical approach without involving too much of grammar.
The webinar made me realize that till then I had been marking answers without concrete reasoning. Then I researched a bit more about e-GMAT and saw that e-GMAT has amazing reviews. So, I immediately availed an ongoing offer and enrolled for VLP without a second thought.
What did you like while studying using Verbal Live Prep?
A number of aspects of the course were very helpful. The provided study plan was helpful in planning my preparation properly and in keeping track of the same. The methodical approach combined with the audio visual concepts helped me gain a much better conceptual clarity and application skills. The live sessions then helped me take my ability to the next level and got me ready for the GMAT. In short, e-GMAT helped me excel.
Thank you for your kind words, Nikhil. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Thank you too e-GMAT team.
Abhishek aces the GMAT with a 760 - perfect Q51!

Abhishek Samanta

Hi Abhishek. Congratulations on scoring a 760! You must be on cloud nine.
Thank you, e-GMAT team.Yes indeed.
How was your preparation before e-GMAT?
In my previous attempt, Quant was quite manageable, but verbal was pulling my score down.
How did you feel after going through e-GMAT course?
To be honest, after going through the course, I got the much needed confidence to ace the GMAT.
Glad the course helped you, Sumeet. Would you like to add anything else for your fellow test takers?
Verbal Online is amazing – simple, yet complete and effective! It is responsible for my verbal score improvement from V34 to V41.
Thank you, Abhishek. Wish you all the best for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT!
Neel scores a 730 on the GMAT

Neel Sendas

Hi Neel. How did you prepare before using e-GMAT course?
Just so you know, I have tried both Veritas and Manhattan courses, the two most expensive and supposedly the best courses available but didn’t get the score I expected.
How was your experience of using the SC portion of the course?
Your SC live sessions helped me a lot. e-GMAT was a big contributer to this significant 13-point increase in my verbal score from V31 to V44!
Glad to hear that. What other e-GMAT courses did you like?
I absolutely love the RC lessons. The detailed analysis of all the answer choices, including the wrong answer choice patterns was a GREAT help. One thing is for sure, e-gmat’s RC course is one of the best we have in the market at the moment.
Were there any other aspects of e-GMAT courses that you’d like to mention?
Initially, like many others, I was one of the rebellious ones who had doubts about the approach e-GMAT suggested. I was concerned that the approach will take lot of time. But once I got used to the 3-step method, I could complete the answers in less than 2 minutes. I realized that what you guys have been saying all along is so true!
Thank you for your kind words of appreciation, Neel. We wish you the best for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT.
Dennis scored a V39 on GMAT with a week's study

Dennis Obigwe

Hi Dennis. Can you tell us how long you prepared for the GMAT?
I had registered for the course a few months ago but had little time to study due to work constraints. I finally found two weeks of freedom to concentrate and prepare properly for the GMAT.
Amazing that you were able to achieve a V39 within 2 weeks. Can you tell us a bit more about your preparation?
I always struggled around the V33 area. So, I did an intense study prep by first watching the SC free webinar which was very useful for me in approaching each SC question. The three step approach was critical in edging me towards the 90%+ accuracy.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
As i researched for programs, I noticed that e-GMAT had a lot of good reviews from many GMAT Club users and it costs about 199 dollars for the English package. It is definitely worth it. If you want to get a feel before purchasing, please subscribe to the free webinar for SC, RC and CR to see for yourself. I am sure you would tread the same path :-).
What are your thoughts on the Verbal Online course?
The video format of the course is very effective, highly interactive and provides in depth knowledge of all the things you need to master SC. The course is organized and has a nice flow which helps you get the maximum learning out of it. I would strongly recommend this to anyone.
Glad to hear that the course helped you, Dennis. How were the free webinars?
The live sessions – especially on SC and CR – were absolutely fantastic. They helped me more than all the 100+ page guides I had read much earlier before getting bogged down and taking a break.
How was the support provided by the team?
The support team was awesome. Although I purchased the course much before, I didn’t use it at all as I took a break from preparation. However, the team gladly extended my course till my GMAT date upon my request. e-GMAT team rocks!
Thanks Dennis. Would you like to add anything else?
I would like to wish all the fellow e-GMATers the best.

Within a week of study using Verbal Online, I was able to obtain a V39. If I decide to retake for a higher score, I would opt for e-GMAT again and spend a bit more time on preparation this time.