Payal Tandon

e-GMAT - Co-Founder & Verbal Expert
Payal Tandon - e-GMAT - Co-Founder & Verbal Expert
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“If you take on a task, give it your 200%, or else don’t take that task on at all”:- this is what Payal often tells her students, her team members, and even her daughter. A perfectionist to the core, she gives everything her best without cutting any corners. No wonder she has been a topper throughout her academics. She was the topper (the absolute topper, not just 99 percentile) in the 12th grade State of Haryana board exam taken by more than 1 million people.

Payal earned her Chemical Engineering from the highly esteemed BITS, Pilani and then moved to the USA to work for Honeywell Defense and Space Systems, where she worked on several strategic projects including managing the multi-million dollar International Space Station program with NASA. In addition to her management roles, she also worked on improving manufacturing processes to build gyroscopes for spacecrafts.

To advance her passion of making learning effective for one and all, Payal left her lucrative career in 2010 to raise her second child – e-GMAT. She is constantly thinking of better ways to impart skills to people – whether it is how to read a passage more efficiently, how to deconstruct a sentence, or how to train other experts. At e-GMAT, Payal oversees curriculum development, expert training, and all operational activities. In a nutshell, she is committed to the success of all e-GMAT-ers.

Payal holds the belief that excellence can be achieved by combining a methodical process with targeted preparation. A staunch believer in Six Sigma Methodology, she stands by the gospel of “doing things right the first time”. The result of this strong belief system: e-GMAT’s 3-step process for Sentence Correction. Yes, she is the brainchild behind the process that has demystified the horror of Sentence Correction for numerous non-natives.

When Payal is not busy raising e-GMAT, she can be seen savouring her time with her daughter Palak. They share a passion for Hindustani classical music and Bollywood dancing. It’s not surprising to hear them sing a melody or see them dancing.