For a student, preparing to appear for 'All India' level competitive examinations, it is always wise to keep their grey cells active and exercise them on a regular basis. The examinations are getting yet more competitive and students are fighting to secure the top position with only minuscule difference of decimals.
With the advent of the Ed-tech companies in India, which are creating a disruption in the e-learning space, we now have the availability of scores of smartphone apps for students that can help them revise the lessons and take online mock tests to sharpen their preparation level.
Following are few of the top-rated and user-friendly M-Learning apps on Android and iOS:
Toppr: An EdTech venture, it aims to help students in India crack medical and engineering entrance exams with unlimited practice tests, feedback reports, and benchmarking. The qualitative, effective yet affordable online portal boasts of one of the biggest online question banks and lets students chart their progress, which eliminates the need of tutors. USP Toppr claims to be the only test preparation platform where the practice content is customised through programming algorithms that work out areas of strength and weakness of the student.
BYJU's: BYJU's Education Technology (Learning) company provides online courses for UPSC, CAT, GMAT, GRE, K10, K12, JEE, NEET through its portal and learning app. Since its launch last year, the learning app has already seen phenomenal engagement, with over 3.5 million students on its platform. BYJU's Learning App makes use of original content, watch-and-learn videos, rich animations and interactive simulations that, as opposed to rote memorization, make learning contextual and visual, not just theoretical.
TopRankers: TopRankers, a Bangalore-based online test preparation portal that enables students to prepare for competitive exams through an innovative platform. Their 'offline-integrated' app makes it easier for students to save mobile data and access the app in the low-bandwidth area. The USP of the app is to provide - Exam analysis, 'All India Predictive Ranking', allowing students to prepare for exams in regional language and receive up-to-date information on the various competitive examinations. TopRankers has 1 lakh registered users on its platform and 75 B2B clients under its banner.
Gyan Labs: Bengaluru-based Gyan Lab is addressing this critical need through its adaptive, mobile-friendly learning platform for K-10 students. It gamifies and personalises learning based on what a child already knows and how they learn best. It is a B2C (to parents) platform with a monthly fee of Rs 199-349 per student. It allows parents to assess students and the platform also suggests remedial action for learning gaps. Available in English and vernacular medium, Gyan Lab launched in April 2016 and has 250 student accounts created who have solved more than 3,000 questions.
Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a supplementary app to the Khan Academy website. The app similar to its YouTube Channel has videos for engineering, history, mathematics, computer science, business, etc. The user can pick his/ her preference and then continue for lessons in that particular interest. The video library has more than 3,000 videos. The Khan Academy app also has their very own AppStore to view the videos from the repository. The user will have the option of logging into the app through a simple Khan Academy user account, Google, or Facebook which will also in turn keep a track of their viewer history and earn the users badges.