Nikhil's Debrief (710, V38 Q48)

Learn how Nikhil improved from V19 (19 percentile) to V38 (85 percentile) over three attempts. Nikhil articulates his struggles during this three attempts, outlining what worked for him and how was he able to finally improve to V38.

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Rajat Sadana
almost 5 years agoNovember 10, 2014
=> 0 to 13 minutes: Introduction
=> 13 min to 18 min: First attempt
=> 18 min to 40 min: Second attempt and introspection
=> 40 min +: Third and final attempt - Stride to excellence (most important)

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Rajat Sadana
about 4 years agoJune 8, 2015
thanks for such inspiring stories of success!
Is there any story about significantly improving Q? all I see is focus on verbal... thanks again!
almost 5 years agoNovember 18, 2014
respect your patience!
about 4 years agoJune 9, 2015
Raunak...And ours too...
Rohit Saxena
almost 5 years agoNovember 18, 2014
Awesome...very inspiring...keep publishing such interviews Rajat.
And Nikhil...awesome work. Way to go !! Congrats :)
Rajat Sadana
almost 5 years agoNovember 18, 2014
Thanks guys. Its wonderful to know that such interviews are helpful. We have a few more on the way. Good luck for your exam.
almost 5 years agoNovember 18, 2014
Congratulations Nikhil
almost 5 years agoNovember 18, 2014
Very good interview! It has inspired me to keep moving and don't give up! Thanks!
almost 5 years agoNovember 19, 2014
Very inspiring interview.

Hats Off Nikhil!
almost 5 years agoNovember 19, 2014
Congratulations Nikhil .
gurtej singh
over 4 years agoNovember 25, 2014
Hi nikhil sir.... ery inspiring interview...sir igave myfirst aatemp a montn ago and dint do verywell on the verbal....sir I wanted to talk to you regarding it....if its possible may I have your email or phone number.....
thank you so much 
my email is
over 4 years agoNovember 25, 2014

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Deba Sahoo
over 4 years agoDecember 11, 2014
Nikhil, I am in the same situation as yours. 

My first attempt was the worst. Second attempt was slightly better but still not good enough to fetch a good school. I am in working in IT in US. I have 14 yrs of work ex. At this juncture, I feel whether i should give the exam and how i should i prepare if i want to. I had tried e-gmat on my second attempt. 

Your inteview is very inspiring. Please share your experience on Verbal preparation. I can be reached at
over 4 years agoDecember 12, 2014
This was amazing. Thank you so much to both of you. I am more motivated to give it another try now.
over 4 years agoDecember 23, 2014

sumit singh
over 4 years agoFebruary 5, 2015
rajat..thnk you..for posting these videos. really appreciate your efforts. and congrats nikhil. wishing you success..and same to u rajat!!
over 4 years agoApril 20, 2015
Congrats Nikhil!!
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over 4 years agoApril 21, 2015
great story nikhil !! very encouraging
over 4 years agoApril 21, 2015
Feeling motivated... Thanks Rajat sir and Nikhil for the interview.
Congrats Nikhil
Ajay C
over 4 years agoApril 22, 2015
Big congrats to you Nikhil. I know the pain. I have taken the GMAT twice and bombed it miserably (500 & 610). Am currently preparing for my third attempt. You have just answered the most painful question I ask myself - "Is it possible".  

Thanks Rajat for uploading this video.
Yogesh Sawant
over 4 years agoApril 23, 2015
Motivating conversation
over 4 years agoMay 1, 2015
Thanks Rajat and Nikhil for sharing such a motivational journey. It was clearly visible on Nikhil's face and in Nikhil's words that GMAT has made him grow as an individual. Congrats to e-gmat and Nikhil :)
over 4 years agoMay 8, 2015
I need help from you guy. I took my GMAT first attempt on Jan 28 and scored miserable 520. Took a break, planned to prepare and retake it. Took my GMAT second attempt on May 10 and again got stuck at 580. I tried hard, took GMAT Prep, MCAT and Veritas mock tests.I have five years of work experience and I really intend to do my MBA from a good School but very demotivated as of now. Also my egmat subscription ends in next 5 days. Dont know where to go. Need help and direction.
over 4 years agoMay 18, 2015
In the same situation. Working in IT since 5 years. Is it worth to really take the pain to prepare for GMAT now. Not sure where to go.
Rajat Sadana
over 4 years agoMay 18, 2015
Thanks a lot for the praise guys. I just want to let you guys know that Nikhil was recently accepted at ISB. Another evidence that if you work hard, success will follow... He also has at least one admit from a US B-School.
over 4 years agoMay 19, 2015
The video ended just as Nikhil was discussing how he always gets thrown on the first quant question.  I completely related to that, what was his conclusion?
And, thanks for posting this, it was very helpful.
Congrats to Nikhil on his B-school admittance!
Rajat Sadana
about 4 years agoAugust 23, 2015
Dear Jan - The key is to remain calm. Close your eyes for 5 seconds, think about how you will approach the question, and then go ahead and tackle the question.

about 4 years agoJune 16, 2015
Thanks Rajat and Nikhil for this exceptional motivational video..Very inspiring as many would have gone through this situation and i am no different. 

@Rajat:Could you post the rest of the video as well .Would like to know the details of how he preped using E-gmat

Also if u can share his linked profile would be grt
about 4 years agoAugust 23, 2015
A request- can you also place such videos on Youtube? As you do not allow to adjust the quality of the video, which I guess is in HD, buffering takes really long.
Rajat Sadana
about 4 years agoAugust 23, 2015
Dear Amit, Thank you for your message. The quality of videos is set to adapt with your internet connection - from 360p to 1080p. We also have a lot of videos on our YouTube Channel -
Sachin Parmar
almost 4 years agoAugust 28, 2015
Here is Nikhil's Linkedin profile :
Cherry Jain
almost 4 years agoSeptember 7, 2015
Thanks a lot Rajat for sharing these true success stories with us. I am actually on the similar situation where Nikhil was after flunking the second attempt. But thanks to you and your course that i have picked up gmat again. 

I am a student of your Verbal online course (not verbal live prep) and it helped me perform better in SC. However, CR is not happening to me. Can you or anyone in faculty address my difficulties through email or a small chat?
almost 4 years agoOctober 9, 2015
Quite a motivation! :)
almost 4 years agoOctober 13, 2015
Very inspiring and motivating!!
over 3 years agoMay 19, 2016
Congratz Nikhil. It was a very inspirational one.
Thanks Rajat for uploading this and letting us know the ups and downs one has to face when taking the GMAT exam for each attempt. I think it would be more helpful if we would come to know the ISB's acceptance as well (may be the selection criteria and the whole interview).
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about 3 years agoJuly 22, 2016
Inspiring story. Thanks for uploading this
about 3 years agoAugust 20, 2016
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over 2 years agoFebruary 6, 2017
Hie this is  my first attempt ,and would like to know where to start ?
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over 2 years agoMarch 28, 2017
How to improve timing in Math?
over 2 years agoMarch 28, 2017
Hi @Rajat, I have 6 year ex. Appeared GMAT 3 times [480,560,600] and failed.I want to face it again and want to crack it cause I am confident I am good but not doing the right thing in right way. I need support and help. Can we catch up in some way for 15 min of your precious time please. email -
Rajat Sadana
over 2 years agoMarch 28, 2017
Dear Soumya - please write to We will definitely help you improve your score.
over 2 years agoMay 17, 2017
Did you cancel the scores first and second times or still went ahead with submission?
over 1 year agoDecember 9, 2017
How long it took him to prepare using e-GMAT ?
over 1 year agoDecember 12, 2017
With communication skills like that, it's hardly convincing when it comes to a job interview though regardless of how high your GMAT score is.
over 1 year agoJanuary 11, 2018
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over 1 year agoApril 28, 2018
Hi Rajat, I will be appearing gmat for the first time. My verbal is not really that great and really need help to improve the verbal part. If we could have a small conversation,guess would be of great help. My email id:
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