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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.

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.
Pulkit scores a 700 on the GMAT

Pulkit Yadav

Hi Pulkit. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started your preparation?
I am from an engineering background. Being an engineer, I never faced an issue with Quant. So, for my GMAT, I knew that I had to solely concentrate on Verbal. I started researching on best material available online.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
I came across e-GMAT on GMAT Club. After attending a few demo workshops by e-gmat. I realized e-gmat is the best option available for me. After purchasing the course, I diligently followed the material. This is how I was able to score a 700 in 2 weeks.
What aspects did you like in e-GMAT courses?
I loved the courses – especially the SC course. I can guarantee that no one else can make SC simpler than e-gmat. The audio visual files followed by Short Quizzes for assessing the weaknesses and conceptual gaps was one key aspect that helped me throughout my preparation. The difficulty level of the questions was also fair not too high not too low.
Was Scholaranium helpful to you?
The best part of the course is Scholaranium, which has gold quality questions. One CANNOT go wrong in actual GMAT if he/she has properly utilized Scholaranium.
Would you like to give any advice to your fellow test takers?
I’ll recommend everyone who wants to ace GMAT verbal to go for e-gmat without any hesitation.
Thank you for your kind words, Pulkit. Wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Thanks to all e-GMAT instructors (Rajat, Payal, Krishna & Shraddha) for their constant support and feedback throughout my preparation.

Rujhan Gupta

Hi Rujhan. How does it feel to break the 700 barrier?
It definitely feels great. I am glad I was able to accomplish this in the first attempt itself.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I completed my Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University and I am currently working for Maruti Suzuki. I wanted to do an MBA because I wanted to shift my focus towards Operations Research and be in a managerial position.
What plans did you make to pursue an MBA?
I have attempted the CAT (the management entrance exam in India) a couple of times and even got an admission in a good b-school. However, since the area in which I was interested in lacked focus in that program, I did not opt for it. Eventually, I decided that I would take the GMAT and plan for an MBA abroad.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
I came to know about e-GMAT through one of my friends! So, I did some research about e-GMAT on GMAT Club and immediately realized that your offerings could suit my needs.
Were you skeptical to pay for an educational product online?
Initially, I was. However, after hearing from my friends about the really bad classroom coaches offered in my locality, I dropped off any plans of classroom coaching and started becoming more inclined towards online prep. Another advantage with online prep is that I can easily get in touch with the world’s best instructors who can share their valuable insights into preparation. Finally, after going through the reviews and testimonials given by e-GMAT students, I opted for e-GMAT’s Verbal Live Prep without any further hesitation and I must say I was never disappointed.
What are your thoughts on the Verbal Online course?
Once I became serious about my preparation, I started with SC and I was seriously hooked to the course. I was so impressed with the course I completed all concept files and application files twice just because I enjoyed them very much. CR and RC modules were quite good too. I was able to finish the course within a month with very good grasp on the concepts and applications.
How much did you score in your first mock test?
I scored a 630 in my first mock. However, this mock allowed me to identify the areas that I need to work on. With subsequent efforts in the right areas, I was able to score a 710 on the GMAT.
Thank you Rujhan. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.
Thank you Team e-GMAT.