Success Stories

It always seems impossible until it is done. We have hand-picked some real-life success stories of our students to inspire you. These individuals were in your shoes not too long ago. Now they have secured admission into their dream schools.

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I can say without a doubt that Crackverbal and Arun were a big part of why I was able to succeed on the GMAT and most of what Arun said during class came back to me during the exam to help pick the right choice many times.

Vikas Kaushal
New Delhi, India
GMAT Score : 710
Indian School of Business
The CrackVerbal team is extremely honest, they don’t give you false promises. They give you all the tools and support you need to gain a good admit. They also give you a reality check and help you understand your actual chances of an admit and not build your hopes up unnecessarily. Whatever Arun mentions in his class too works great! It’s not just with me but my batch mates at CrackVerbal too have experienced the difference his advice makes.

Nimish Gupta
Bangalore, India
 Score : 650
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
It was amazing what Arun did because on my own I would have never been able to get into such a good B-School. I owe him a lot. I am very thankful to him because when I gave my test I had lost all hope of getting into MBA. Arun helped me a lot through my application and essays. He helped me in preparing essays that were very genuine and reflected me as a person.

Pallavi Bhaskar
Gurgaon, India
 Score : 640
Schulich Business School

Big thanks to Arun for helping with my SOPs for Columbia. He really guided me through the process and helped me without charging, although he normally does.

Viswanaath Gowri Sanker
Chennai, India
Columbia University
GMAT Score: 710

CrackVerbal trains you for the next application as well and not just leave it at consulting for one particular program. Arun was kind enough to review my MIT application though I had only signed up for my INSEAD application. For MIT I had an interview and got through in the first round.

Subhankar Das
Bhubaneshwar, India
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
GMAT Score: 710

I worked with CrackVerbal for my applications. I was taken through a self discovery process of sorts because the nice thing about Arun is that he questions your reasons for doing an MBA. It’s not treated as just an application, but you are also learning things about yourself which helps bring more perspective. The entire process tested me in ways I had never expected and I ended up learning a lot about myself.

Sudhanshu Datta
New Delhi, India
Cambridge Judge Business School
 Score: 710
I came to CrackVerbal for my GMAT prep with a focus on the verbal sections. They were very helpful in terms of providing practice and teaching you the tactical things you need to do for each section. This really gave me an advantage. I think most of us are good in Quant but probably lose out on Verbal, so CrackVerbal helped me a lot in terms of improving my GMAT score to a 690.

Apratim Mukherjee
Muscat, Oman
GMAT Score: 690
SP Jain School of Global Management, Dubai
It usually takes 4-6 weeks to introspect and write one’s essays, however I had to do my best in 20 days and this was possible thanks to the help and advice I received from CrackVerbal. Even the brainstorming sessions and inputs were quite helpful. The application services of CrackVerbal were very good!

Sreedhar Avula
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
GMAT Score: 680
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
I wasn’t so dedicated that I would spend 3 hours a day, but without fail I would study for about 1 – 1.5 hours and focus on a set of questions. I had joined CrackVerbal as well, so there was a structure to my preparation. A lot of people keep coming to me and asking about Arun and how the classes are, so I strongly recommend CrackVerbal to everyone!

Ritwik Verma
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 750
Tepper School of Business
The best part about working with CrackVerbal's applications team was that I was made to write my own essays and though the first draft and the final draft had the same substance, the final draft was amazing compared to the first one. At CrackVerbal, my essays were completely transformed and it was a brilliant experience.

Samvit Roy
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 690
York University, Schulich School of Business
I would recommend CrackVerbal to all MBA aspirants who want to achieve excellence when it comes to their verbal skills. The classes at CrackVerbal establish the perfect balance towards fun and learning.

Amiya Kumar
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 750
University of Maryland
My essays needed fine-tuning and CrackVerbal helped me refine my essays and bring out the essence of the story so that the reader understands. I could call them up anytime to clear my doubts. I probably wouldn’t have landed an admit to ISB if it weren’t for CrackVerbal.

Ajeeth Swaminathan
 Score: 730
Indian School of Business
As soon as the application process started, things spanned out very well and I had better clarity towards my goals for my application. I knew I was going in the right direction. The brainstorming sessions with CrackVerbal were critical in the whole application process.

Ishan Saxena
Bangalore, India
 Score: 710
Indian School of Business
Even though I worked on my first few essays by myself, it was only when I worked on my NUS application with Arun that I understood how to put forth in a way that it’s understandable for the reader. Everyone’s making sure to do their best and it’s very important to have a guide at this point to mentor you and that’s what I got out of CrackVerbal. I had the best guidance which best showcased my work.

Aayam Ankan
Hyderabad, India
GMAT Score: 700
Indian School of Business
The way Arun teaches is quite different. He approached the subject in such a way that made realize that Verbal is achievable. When it came to applications, CrackVerbal helped me realize what I needed to portray in my essay, rather than just writing the essay for me. It was like more of a self-awakening thing. The approach by CrackVerbal was impressive.

Siddharth Shukla
GMAT Score: 710
Indian School of Business
One thing I noticed is that the instructors at Crackverbal have a very good understanding of the GMAT, almost on the level of the GMAT test-makers themselves. Arun was my instructor for Verbal and he taught everything so smoothly.

Anurag Samak
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 710
Mendoza School of Business
I wanted to know how my answers sounded, and in that way Crackverbal heard me well and probed into all possible questions. This also allowed me to rehearse my answers very well and listen to whether my answers made sense. Crackverbal patiently heard my story and supported me throughout the journey.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Bangalore, India
 Score: 680
ISB Hyderabad
CrackVerbal has a good history of placing students in the top 10 B-schools. CrackVerbal helped me bring everything together to make a sensible storyline which helped me get admits into multiple schools such as Ross and LBS.

Sankalp Damani
Bhopal, India
 Score: 730
Ross School of Business
They were very understanding and went out of their way to help me in my MBA journey – right from GMAT prep till my Indian School of Business interview. The faculty and the admission counselors are of very high quality and they understand the Indian applicant well. I availed their services for GMAT Verbal Prep, essay writing, and interview prep

Saurabh Gupta
 Score: 750
ISB
The quality the CrackVerbal mentors added to my essay was unbelievable. My essays went through multiple revisions andedits. When I read the final draft of my essay, I couldn't believe it was my story because it was structured, edited and narrated so well! Crackverbal helped me to get into multiple B-schools like Purdue & Pittsburgh with a GMAT score of 630.”

Vivek Saurabh
 Score: 630
University of Pittsburgh
The entire process of filling my application was much more taxing than my GMAT prep. When I approached CrackVerbal, I realized there is much more to writing an essay and Crackverbal helped me figure out the "Why" and ensured I write the right kind of essay.

Akshat Khanna
 Score: 740
Rotman School of Management
I had a lot of stories to tell in my essays but found it difficult to structure it in such a way that only the key messages stood out. CrackVerbal helped me establish the key messages for my essay & present it in the best possible manner.”

Sudeepta Sahu
 Score: 620
ISB
Essays are really important as they reflect who you are and what you can do. CrackVerbal helped me in forging an essay that spoke about my experience and eventually helped me get admit into 3 top B-schools in the US with 80% scholarship.

Mansha Sharma
 Score: 720
Darden School of Business
The Admission Consultants at CrackVerbal helped me create some great stories that I could showcase on my MBA applications. After working on two schools with CrackVerbal, I understood the structure of approaching a B-school application.

Akshay Phadke
 Score: 720
Boston university
I was confused when it came to selecting B-schools but CrackVerbal helped me select and apply to the B-schools that were best suited for me based on my work experience and profile. They also put me in touch with alumni from my target B-schools which helped me prepare for my applications.

Adithya Pandanda
 Score: 710
HEC Paris
I had an association of 2 years with CrackVerbal. I had continuous help from them right from the brainstorming session where they figured out what the different strengths were that I could highlight to the weaknesses I could improve on. They always had a very good schedule about how my essays and resumes could be presented better. Their pro-activity really impressed me.

Rituparna Srinivas
 Score: 700
ISB
I happened to attend CrackVerbal’s essay writing workshop and by the end of it, knew I wanted their help. Today, with admits from 5 schools - UNC Kenan Flagler, Tepper, McCombs, Georgetown and IE Business school, I’m glad I made that decision. They were detail-oriented, insightful and flexible!

Swetha Vasu
 Score: 730
UNC Kenan-Flagler
When I started my essays, the first draft I wrote had around 500 words. With the help of CrackVerbal, I wrote 11 to 12 drafts. I got a call from both Oxford and INSEAD.

Anudeep Pandem
 Score: 700
INSEAD
I found CrackVerbal's insights into my essays to be very valuable. CrackVerbal was able to tell whether my essays were conveying enough about my being the ‘right-fit’. The feedback was extremely honest and precise. I can say that getting my essays reviewed by them was instrumental in strengthening my application and, eventually, in being shortlisted for the interview!

Kaushal Vyas
 Score: 760
Saïd Business School (Oxford)
CrackVerbal helped me realize that there was a special structure for each college in terms of problem, action and results. In my engagement with CrackVerbal, there were 5-6 iterations of the essays, but by the end of it, I was sure that my essay was really good.

Vishnu Nair
 Score: 710
Cornell University
CrackVerbal helped me frame my ideas and sentences in such a beautiful manner that they attached a different value to my overall MBA application. We may not be writers, we may not know how to present our ideas in the right format, and that’s where CrackVerbal comes in.

Swati Kathuriya
 Score: 700
Said Business School, Oxford
The prep materials provided by CrackVerbal were really helpful especially the flashcards. The material and the instructors are the two factors that distinguish CrackVerbal from its competitors.

Aditya Shibrady
GRE Score: 322
The University of Texas
The Quant and Verbal coursework was very similar to the real test which helped me get acclimatized to all kinds of questions that were to be hurled at me during the test. The strategies to tackle the verbal section, especially RC & CR, were very helpful and came in very handy during the test.

Shaivya Singh Rathore
GRE Score: 326
UNC Kenan - Flagler Business School
The techniques imparted in class and the support provided by CrackVerbal team are out of the world! I wholeheartedly appreciate your support in my preparation for GRE. Thank You, CrackVerbal

Sriram Vepuri
GRE Score: 324
Duke university
Online classes along with classroom classes is an added advantage CrackVerbal provided. Classes were really flexible and flashcards helped in a great way when it came to learning vocabulary.

Tavleen Kaur
GRE Score: 320
University of Colorado Boulder
The classes at CrackVerbal were very interactive. There was a lot of opinion exchange between the students and the instructor, and every student’s doubts were cleared in class. A question would be looked at from different approaches until the right one to arrive at the answer was found.

Lakshya Sharma
GRE Score: 323
University of Colorado Boulder
Thanks to the CrackVerbal for helping me get a good score in verbal. The instructors were very clear in explaining what I was doing wrong and how I should improve. The personalized GRE verbal session were super helpful!

Aarabi Madhavan
GRE Score: 323
Columbia University
CrackVerbal started out by demystifying the whole process and their Quant Sessions gave me a great boost in confidence. The material they provide helped me gauge my level quite accurately too.

Raghavan Ravi
GRE Score: 323
Dartmouth College
A place like CrackVerbal has both dedication and focus. I cracked the GRE with the tips and tricks provided by CrackVerbal, which if I have studied on my own I wouldn't have realized. Thank you CrackVerbal:)

Priyanka Sondur
GRE Score: 324
Schulich School of Business
All faculty are very supportive and were readily available to explain my queries anytime. Overall, it was a good experience and I would recommend CrackVerbal to everyone.

Mohnish Prasanna
GRE Score: 325
Columbia Business School
The Teacher to Student ratio is great and hence you get individual attention. The trainers were very helpful and the material is very close to the real questions you see on the exam. But the best thing has to be the flashcards! They are very helpful.

Nikhil Raina
GRE Score: 326
North Carolina State University
CrackVerbal personal tutoring was extremely flexible with what I wanted. CrackVerbal catered to all my needs. The tutors prepared me with harder questions. It was really helpful! Thank you CrackVerbal

Shilpa Shenoy
GRE Score: 329
MIT
CrackVerbal's classes served a great purpose by helping me score a 710 on the GMAT. I owe my MBA admit to CrackVerbal. Whenever I had any doubts I would post my queries on the forum and the Prep team at CrackVerbal would immediately help me with solutions.

Adithya Pandanda
GMAT Score: 710
HEC Paris
CrackVerbal provided customizable classes. Great support f rom the CrackVerbal team. In terms of scheduling the mocks and providing access to faculties when I had particular doubts, CrackVerbal did a great job

Ramprasad Venkataramanan
GMAT Score: 750
IESE
CrackVerbal's classes helped me in ways such as concept clarity and logical derivation. The lectures were very conceptual, to the point and clear-cut. I would recommend anyone to attend their classes if they are in Bangalore or take their Online Course if they are in any other location in the world.

Ashwin Balivada
GMAT Score: 720
Judge Business School
An MBA aspirant with a full time job & just about a month to prepare, that is exactly when a friend recommended CrackVerbal to me. And it is, by far, one of the best investments I ever made!They directed me to the ‘right’ study material which helped me put the limited time I had to the best use.

Neha Srivastava
GMAT Score: 720
INSEAD
I wouldn't have Cracked the GMAT If it wasn’t for CrackVerbal. They were very flexible with their classes and would provide me with the class recordings if I missed any class. They get to know you on a personal level along with the professional level and I think that's what their USP is about!

Kaushik Subramanian
GMAT Score: 730
INSEAD
I availed the On Demand Course of CrackVerbal. The quality of lectures provided was simply outstanding. The SC module was excellent and helped me improve my weak area. Their lectures provided me with the concepts that I needed to know.

Sanmeet Jasuja
GMAT Score: 740
Ross School of Business
I would like to thank CrackVerbal for giving me a new perspective. They helped me “get in the zone”. I use the term “get in the zone” because once you start finding patterns that GMAT tests, you’ll never have difficulty ever again.

Garv Sawhney
GMAT Score: 750
Ross School of Business
I was looking for a verbal-only class which was comprehensive and short duration and focused on concepts. CrackVerbal fit the bill and helped me improve my score!

Raviraj Jain
GMAT Score: 750
Harvard Business School
My goal was to get 750+ in my second attempt at GMAT on 29th Dec 2012. I scored 760(Q50 V41). I am thankful to the CrackVerbal team for being an integral part of my preparation.

Kaushal Vyas
GMAT Score: 760
Saïd Business School (Oxford)
The verbal classes at CrackVerbal are really awesome. I don't remember picking up the book and ever reading any rules after their classes. They were just etched in my mind. I would like to thank the CrackVerbal faculty and the academic team from the prep front.

Apurv Manjrekar
GMAT Score: 760
IIM Ahmedabad
CrackVerbal helped me to bridge the missing link in my preparation to achieve a good GMAT score. They armed me with the right strategies and tools to confidently take the exam.

Sreejith Ramachandran
GMAT Score: 760
Indian School of Business
CrackVerbal was instrumental in helping me secure a good GMAT score! Their personalized attention to every student particularly played an important role in my prep for the exam. The faculty would set aside time to brainstorm certain tricky questions that further opened up other areas of discussion.

Neeraj Kakkar
GMAT Score: 770
Wharton School of Business
CrackVerbal strategies are very important. All the time-saving strategies add up together and that really helped me a lot. CrackVerbal instructors were always ready to help me, whenever I needed help. Very supportive team.

Sushiksha Shetty
GMAT Score: 770
Saïd Business School (Oxford)
CrackVerbal helped me a lot during my mock interviews. I was given a list of questions from which I would prepare for my interview. The list was very exhaustive. It laid the foundation of my preparation. It helped me to sort out the stuff I am good at and also highlighted key factors in my profile.

Yachna Khare
Chandigarh, India
 Score: 730
University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
I knew a lot of things before but I wasn’t able to articulate them well and convert them to essays. Arun literally gave ‘words’ to my ‘thoughts’. The way he interacted the first time, it was incredible! Just after listening to my story, he was able to chalk out my strengths and my weaknesses and he precisely pin pointed what to write in my essays and what not to.

Deepanshu Saini
Delhi, India
 Score: 720
Indian School of Business
During my entire MBA journey, I felt CrackVerbal was a major game changer. The instructors and the forum at CrackVerbal helped me with my prep in ways that I cannot even imagine. When it came to applications, they ensured that I would be up to speed with whatever I do.

Shripad Sonavay
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 690
Schulich School of Business

Rajesh Manivanan
 Score:
The adMission MBA workshop by CrackVerbal was very insightful and gave some direction to my application process. I availed CrackVerbal’s application services. Expert advice on my essays and also the mock interview prep with Jaideep helped me produce great essays for my MBA applications.

Aneesur Rehman
Bangalore, India
 Score: 690
RHS School of Business, University of Maryland
The second thing was how CrackVerbal taught me how to talk to someone who is not from my background. I think it's easy for us to get carried away and sprinkle our essays with technical jargon, but it won't help in telling your story to the panel. This was a major eye opener.

Niladri Chakraborty
Bangalore, India
 Score: 750
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
My quant improved drastically after joining CrackVerbal. The classes helped me not only in identifying my mistakes but also helped me build around my weaknesses.

Apoorva Mishra
Bangalore, India
GMAT Score: 700
Indian School of Business

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