100+ Points Score Improvement

“People say it’s no magic to score well on GMAT and you need to work hard. I say, what you at e-GMAT do is pure MAGIC!”
Bhagawat displays his magic with a 750 on the GMAT
Name: Bhagawat Rawat
GMAT Score:
750
Score improvement:
220 points
Final Score:
Q50, V41
Situation:
Looking for a structured approach
Hi Bhagawat. Congratulations on scoring a 750. How does it feel to achieve a dream score?
Amazing! I was pleasantly surprised with a 200+ point score improvement compared to my previous attempt. e-GMAT Verbal Live Prep course helped me jump from 630 (V28) to 750 (V41).
How was your experience of using the SC portion of the course?
The 3-step process for SC is a sure shot way to get questions correct. The most important point which i would like to mention is that you guys made the difficult terms made so easy to understand (no one in this world would teach using terms such as verb-ed modifiers, verb-ing modifiers, noun+noun modifiers etc). All the appositives, gerunds, reflexives and infinitives can take a toss in front of your methodology. With each session, my confidence grew and so did my accuracy.
Glad to hear that. How about CR?
Rajat's CR sessions were superb and the concept of pre-thinking is absolutely a gold mine. The negation test and variance analysis actually helped me during my exam.
Were there any other aspects of the course that you’d like to mention?
Yes - the two amazing workshops which you conducted for the first time. I am GLAD you did that. They gave a real insight about my preparation trajectory and highlighted the areas I had to improve. I could get an accuracy of 88% on the OG12 SC section and 94% on the CR section.
What did you do differently this time that, according to you, played a crucial role in your tremendous score improvement?
I tracked my mistakes, analyzed every wrong choice as to why it was wrong, followed the 3-step process blindly, in short did everything you guys told me to do.
We’re quite glad the course helped you, Bhagawat. Is there anything else that you’d like to add for your fellow test takers?
People say it’s no magic to score well on GMAT and that you need to work very hard. I say, what e-GMAT does is pure MAGIC!
Thank you for your words of appreciation Bhagawat. It was nice speaking to you. We wish you the best for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT team.
“e-GMAT Verbal is one of the best courses.”
GMAT Score:
760
Score improvement:
180 points
Final Score:
Q51, V41
Situation:
Looking for 750+
Hi Prateek. How did it feel after scoring a 760 on the GMAT?
It feels so good to score above your initial expectation. Hard work and consistency paid off.
This is your third attempt. Can you tell us what happened in your first attempt?
I first gave a mock to assess my level (Q49, V25). I was good in quant but I needed to improve verbal a lot. I struggled with a lot of books and was stuck at a 50% accuracy. Although I was enrolled for e-GMAT, I didn’t utilise it properly as I wasn’t very methodical in my preparation during this attempt. As a result I scored only a 580 in my first attempt.
What about your second and third attempts?
I started preparing more methodically using the course and following the study plan. My basics were in place during my second attempt and so I was able to score a 700. However, I wanted to score a 750+ and therefore, I practiced more questions using the approach taught in the course and eventually I was able to score 760 – improving to a V41.
What according to you were the key aspects that helped you in your preparation?
Key for me was my basics improved with this course, and then I did tons of practice with strong basics. I tried studying from other popular course guides, but for me it didn't helped much.
What aspects of e-GMAT helped you?
Best thing about this e-gmat course for me is it is really interesting and keeps you hooked through visualization and short animated lectures, with tons of practice before and after the lecture. The written e-gmat articles are even more helpful. I just liked everything about this course, including the verbal workshops that I got to attend, integrated reasoning course that came free with this and the GMAT Club membership that I got..
How was the support provided to you?
The support team is very responsive and e-GMAT also provided strategy support to students when they need it. For example, after my first attempt, I reached out to e-GMAT seeking guidance. I received a spread sheet in return seeking my scores in their course quizzes, if I completed my full exercises per the study plan, and most importantly if I am applying the three step process they are teaching. This process acted as a real eye opener and I was able to focus on the key areas required to improve and reach my target score.
That’s wonderful to hear, Prateek. Anything else that you’d like to add?
e-GMAT Verbal Online is surely one of the best courses out there. Thank you Team e-GMAT.
Thank you for your appreciation, Prateek. Wish you the best for your future endeavors.
“Without a doubt, the reason for my verbal score improvement.”
GMAT Score:
700
Score improvement:
210 points
Final Score:
Q49, V35
Situation:
Stuck in 500s
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.
“The best decision in my GMAT journey.”
Shekhar aces the GMAT with 770!
Name: Shekhar
GMAT Score:
770
Score improvement:
170 points
Final Score:
Q50, V45
Situation:
Looking for a structured approach
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.
“e-GMAT course and process played a crucial role in improving my score from V30 to V41.”
Gautam improves by 100 points and scores a 720 on the GMAT
Name: Gautam Singha
GMAT Score:
720
Score improvement:
100 points
Final Score:
Q48, V41
Situation:
Needed help in Verbal
Hi Gautam. Why did you opt for e-GMAT’s Verbal Live Prep course?
After a V30, I realized I needed to improve in the Verbal section. Being a working professional, I could only study for 45-60 minutes a day. So, I needed a course that could provide me the flexibility to prepare at my convenience. That’s when I enrolled in Verbal Live Prep.
Can you tell us a bit about your preparation?
Since I could only study for 45 to 60 mins a day, I prepared my own strategy based on e-GMAT’s first strategy session and followed it using the course materials. I diligently followed the e-GMAT process, specially for RC. I took time to understand the passage and map the passage - rest was easy! After finishing the course, I attended the second strategy session of e-GMAT and understood the concept of TAKT TIME and started implementing it in my mocks.
Were there any other aspects of e-GMAT courses that you’d like to mention?
I absolutely loved the well-structured course. The audio-visual format is a great time saver for working professionals. The live prep sessions were very lively and detail oriented. I can confidently say that e-GMAT course and process played a crucial role in improving my score from V30 to V41.
Thank you, Gautam. We wish you the best for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT.
“A tough journey - from 520 (with MGMAT Classroom course) to 730 with e-GMAT SC course!”
Chander improves by 210 points and scores a 730 on the GMAT
Name: Chander Sharma
GMAT Score:
730
Score improvement:
210 points
Final Score:
Q50, V38
Situation:
Needed help in Verbal
Hi Chander. How did you prepare before using e-GMAT courses?
For my first attempt, I joined the MGMAT Classroom course and prepared using their materials.
How was your preparation experience for your first attempt?
In my first attempt, MGMAT taught me to focus more on key words rather than meaning. I think their approach made it worse for me and I did so bad in SC.
How was your experience using e-GMAT SC course for your next attempt?
The focus on meaning nailed the concepts for me. I always considered SC as my weakest section. However, after using e-GMAT SC course, I could improve my GMAT score by 210 points, with a V38.
Thank you, Chander. Glad that the course helped you. We wish you the best for your future endeavors.
Thank you e-GMAT for the wonderful course that helped me.
“e-GMAT VLP helped me excel”
Nikhil scored 710 on GMAT, improving by 180 points!
Name: Nikhil Minotra
GMAT Score:
710
Score improvement:
180 points
Final Score:
Q48, V38
Situation:
Looking for a structured approach
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.
“e-GMAT was a big contributer to this significant 13-point increase in my verbal score from V31 to V44!”
Neel scores a 730 on the GMAT
Name: Neel Sendas
GMAT Score:
730
Score improvement:
120 points
Final Score:
Q48, V44
Situation:
Needed help in Verbal
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.
“helped me from V35 to V41.”
GMAT Score:
760
Score improvement:
100 points
Final Score:
Q51, V41
Situation:
Improvement in less than 30 days
Hi Arun. Can you tell us a bit about your initial GMAT preparation?
When I started my GMAT preparation, I targeted to take the GMAT within 3 months. However, my score in the diagnostic test made me aware that I needed additional help on the Verbal section. I have used Manhattan and Kaplan materials for verbal preparation, but these have not helped in improving my verbal score beyond 36.
How did you come across e-GMAT?
After some research on GMAT Club, I came across e-GMAT. I enrolled for the Verbal Online course and within few weeks of preparation with the course, I started seeing improvement in my sentence correction accuracy – which increased steadily from 50% to 85+%.
Were the CR and RC portions of the course helpful too?
Yes. Definitely. RC and CR sections of this course were also very helpful in my preparation and were crucial in boosting my score.
Would you like to add anything else?
e-GMAT course makes the verbal section much more logical and understandable. This course removed much of guesswork that I earlier used in this section. I found the e-GMAT way of audio visual learning modules along with pre and post tests after each concept is much more helpful than just reading books. This course helped me in pushing my verbal score from 35 (mock) to 41 and I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to improve in the Verbal section.
Thank you Arun. Wish you all the very best for your future endeavors.
Thank you Team e-GMAT.
“Follow this course and you’re sure to get a Q50/51”
Gobi Selvaraj scored a 700 and recommends e-GMAT course.
Name: Gobi Selvaraj
GMAT Score:
700
Score improvement:
170 points
Final Score:
Q50, V35
Situation:
Looking for a structured approach
Hi Gobi, can you tell us about your preparation before enrolling for Quant Live Prep?
For my first attempt, I signed up for a Bangalore based test prep company and studied for more than 7 months. However, I ended up with a 530 (Q40, V23).
What aspects do you think went wrong with your preparation for the first attempt?
Firstly, the concepts were not taught properly. Even basic concepts were ignored and focus was maintained only on solving complex problems. Moreover, they taught shortcuts for each problem and so there was no consistent approach. At the end, I realized that I didn’t learn anything substantial.
From your experience, can you tell us the extent to which the shortcut approaches worked?
I realized that shortcuts do not help in learning the concepts. Moreover, the shortcuts taught to me worked only on some select problems. Eventually, I ended up scoring a Q40 on the actual GMAT since I couldn’t answer most of the questions.
How did you find Quant Live Prep?
For my second attempt, I was initially enrolled for Verbal Live Prep and saw a significant improvement in my Verbal accuracy. So, I decided to invest in e-GMAT for my Quant preparation and bought their Quant Live Prep course. I soon realized that this has been the best investment I have made so far in my life.
How was your experience using Quant Live Prep?
I have been out of college for almost 7-8 years now, so my quant is quite rusty. QLP course was very helpful to teach me all math concepts required for GMAT exam. I digested all the concepts very clearly and had a standard approach for each question type. Even though it took little longer to apply the standard approach for each problem, it helped me improve my accuracy significantly.
Thank you Gobi. Would you like to add anything 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.
That’s wonderful to hear, Gobi. Good luck for your future endeavors
Thank you team e-GMAT.
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