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Vaibhav scored a 770 on GMAT using e-GMAT Verbal Online

Vaibhav Chugh

Hi Vaibhav. How does it feel to achieve a 770 on your first attempt?
Feels great. Although this is my first attempt, I have been preparing on and off for over 2 years.
Oh, is it? Can you tell us a bit more about your preparation?
Initially, my preparation was very random. I was going through the Official Guide and randomly browsing forum posts on GMAT Club. This continued on and off till mid 2015, when I realized that I need a more structured approach if I have to ace the GMAT. That’s when I joined e-GMAT Verbal Online.
How did you prepare using Verbal Online?
Initially, I just quickly completed the course and consequently, was stuck at a 710-720 on the mocks. However, after booking my exam date, I studied more seriously using the course and was able to see significant improvement in my ability.
How did e-GMAT help you with the GMAT Verbal section?
Before enrolling for the course, my accuracy in SC was somewhere close to 50-60% in 700+ level questions. I realized that this is not enough if I have to break the V40 barrier.

After studying using Verbal Online and consistently practicing the processes taught in the course, I could see a significant improvement in my verbal performace. Towards the end of my preparation, I was consistently scoring more than a V40 in each of the GMATPrep mocks.

e-GMAT’s Verbal Course is worth every dollar spent. 

Glad the course helped you, Vaibhav. Any preparation related advice that you’d like to give to your fellow GMAT aspirants?
Do not wait until you are in a situation where you can study for multiple hours everyday for 2-3 months. It is okay even if you study only for one hour or less some days. Do not procrastinate.

Also, make sure to frame preparation strategy and follow a methodical process to solve questions in order to ace the GMAT


Anupam Gupta

Hi Anupam. How are you doing?
I am good and quite happy, I must say. I am happy that I was able to crack the GMAT in my first attempt itself.
Can you tell us a bit more about your preparation?
I thought I would sail through the Verbal section of the GMAT as I was fairly comfortable with language in general. However, it took only a couple of mock CATs to cut me down to size. I realized I needed help in understanding some things and unlearning others.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
I came across e-GMAT on GMAT Club and attended a free webinar that Rajat hosts on Saturdays. I instantly connected with the way of teaching and hence decided to purchase the Verbal Online course.
What are your thoughts on the Verbal Online course?
The course is much more structured and comprehensive than any other course I have seen. It walks you through detailed instructions for every possible topic and the concept files are amazingly well organized. The topics are arranged in a fashion that makes it easy to assimilate. The practice provided in the course is brilliant and really makes you work on your concepts.
Glad to hear that the course helped you, Anupam. How did the SC portion of the course help you?
For SC, I think this is the best course there is. Before going through this course, I was a bit hesitant The concept files are exhaustive and I felt completely ready for SC after one pass through all files. SC became a strong point since the process really helped. The 3-step approach to SC is extremely helpful and makes the most challenging questions seem very easy.
How about the CR and RC portions of the course?
For CR, the pre-thinking approach demonstrated is brilliant. It really makes you take a good hard look at the argument before jumping to an answer, and I believe this is the only way to achieve both accuracy and speed in Verbal on the GMAT.
The reading strategies provided for RC are something that work together brilliantly and helped me get into the right frame of mind to decipher even the most complex passages.
How was the support provided by the team?
The team at e-GMAT is extremely helpful. I panicked a bit during the last few days and shot an email out to them. However, Rajat personally responded and helped me calm down a lot. The team is friendly and really invests in your preparation.
Would you like to add anything else?
I owe my Verbal score of 41 solely to e-GMAT. The process and structure really helped me improve my skills. The way the concepts are taught, I am sure I will carry this knowledge throughout my MBA as well. Thanks for a great product and service!
Rohit scores a GMAT 730!

Rohit Nair

Hi Rohit. How was your experience using the SC portion of the course?
After finishing just 2 levels of SC course, my verbal score jumped by around 5 points and the number of SC mistakes per mock test dropped from 8 per test to less than 4 per test.
That’s great! How about CR and RC portions?
The CR course really helped get my thought process right and fixed my CR basics problem. The data provided helped me understand that I made 70% of my mistakes in the Weaken and Inference CR questions. This helped me focus on these particular modules to improve my score further.
The RC module was excellent too. The reading strategies helped me decipher complex passages easily.
What other aspects of the course did you like?
I would like to comment on the IR course as well. Not many people focus on IR, but I found that the Integrated Reasoning section of e-GMAT is extremely detailed and covers a large number of problems of varied types. This helped me a lot.
Glad that the course helped you, Rohit. Would you like to add anything else for your fellow test takers?
In less than 4 days, I noticed a considerable improvement in my accuracy while attempting the OG questions. Overall, I would highly recommend the e-GMAT course to EVERY non-native. It’s a wonderful investment for an excellent verbal score.
Thank you Rohit. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.
Thank you Team e-GMAT.
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.
Yendru Narendra scored GMAT 720

Yendru Narendra

What made you take the Verbal Live Prep course?
I took the e-GMAT VLP course with the intention of learning GMAT specific tips and tricks to crack the verbal component. However, soon, I realized that the course methodology is far above the simple tricks and is much more focused on building a test taker’s confidence and ability to tackle any verbal question.
How did e-GMAT aid your preparation?
eGMAT verbal not only gives you a comprehensive understanding of the aspects tested on the GMAT but also provides you a structured approach to tackle any surprise that the GMAT can throw. This I feel is a differentiating factor from other courses. I can guarantee you that if you follow the course structure as it is prescribed, you will be sure to achieve your target score.
How was your test day experience?
On the day of my exam, I was down with fever and was feeling miserable. However, I still managed to score a 720 with a V37. The diligent application of the process is what saved me, I believe.
Amazing that you were able to score a 720 while down with a fever. Would you like to say anything to your fellow test-takers?
VLP is the best verbal course for non-natives and one of the best courses for anyone in general. You will not regret it for sure.
Thank you Narendra! Wish you luck for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT team. You guys rock!