Here I would like to share my own experience. When I started my MBA entrance exam preparation I was very much skeptical of joining any coaching institute as I was already working in a consulting firm and investing time in any institution was going be very costly from preparation point of view. Having already appeared for CAT once I knew that I need a personalized mentoring and special guidance in VA and LR section. One of my friend suggested me the name of Backspace and the personalized mentoring that is the main usp of the institute.
8-9 months of preparation and after my results I am happy that I decided to join Backspace. VA had always been my achilles heel but the sheer guidance and relentless efforts of Partha sir (CEO of Backspace and also an alumnus of IIM A) helped me to get to a position where I was really confident to appear for any MBA exam. He will scold you, nag you , motivate you when your mock score will hit a strata(happens to everyone). Apart from all the guidance in VA, his lessons on life and happiness , his focus on punctuality would really help one to set his/her foot in right path of MBA journey.
In my first attempt in CAT, I scored a mere 70 percentile in LR. I always feared LR sets and it is generally the make or break section of CAT. The very streamlined and start from the basic approach of Shahrukh sir ( IIM C alumnus) helped me to tackle tough LR sets with ease. Another important aspect to score more marks in DI LR section is choosing the right set and understanding the complexity of the set. Shahrukh sir would teach you the art of leaving time consuming set and nailing down time consuming set with ease. He starts with easy sets and then gradually encourage you to tackle tough sets. Same goes with qant section. After completing the syllabus from the basics, it boils down to mocks. Sharukh sir helped me to analyze each mock paper , which question I could have left and which I should have attempted. These analysis helped me to attempt the final paper with ease. I scored 99.16 percentile in the 2018 cat paper.
We were 10 students in the class, each one of us got enough time to pick up each concept. We helped each other with different problems so there is ample scope of peer to peer learning. You can approach the faculties any time of the day and they would feel happy to guide you always. The daily assignments in the class, the stringent timeline of the assignments via whatsapp and Facebook groups, anytime doubt clearing on facebook and whatsapp are one of the important features which helped me to keep in touch with my practice always.
If you are looking for personalize mentoring, mock analysis ( I believe you will get this nowhere ) , small batch size and round the clock guidance, join Backspace.