Cracking competitive exams in the 21st century

Students today are proactive about science. They don’t hesitate to hone their understanding of a particular concept or topic through a variety of innovative mediums. Whether it’s scribbling the notes of an entire lecture on a piece of paper, or watching a documentary film to connect emotionally with a specific topic, the type of education today knows no boundaries.

It can be safely concluded that now, because of technology, students are at the forefront of learning. From toddlers and teenagers to college students, smartphones and other devices seemed to have found a greater purpose than just providing communication and entertainment services. With more than 15 million students taking competitive exams in India each year, it’s clear that online and m-learning have a bright future here.

Let’s take a look at four media that can help students prepare for the university entrance exam in a structured way:

1. Khan Academy

Not only is this a full-fledged website, but it also has an app that offers a variety of troubleshooting tasks and short tutorials. Khan Academy specializes in Math, Science and Economics to name a few and is popular with students preparing for entrance exams such as IIT-JEE, MCAT, CAT, etc. Bank of study materials for +2 grades.

2. Youtube

Let’s face it – YouTube has evolved over the years and is now seen as an educational resource as well. From online tutorials to recorded lectures, a student can access a wealth of information with just one click. You can easily search for relevant videos on the video sharing website. YouTube has definitely taken online learning to a whole new level.


This mobile application allows the user to create a range of learning materials. It comes with 9 million sets of flashcards, which is impressive by the way. Besides repeating with the help of flashcards, the user can even use images and audios in the app for different topics. Quizlet makes speed revision really possible and most importantly easy!

4. Outt app

This mobile application allows the user to answer a plethora of 2 minute quizzes with 5 questions each. In addition, the app has a huge, diverse question bank that not only caters to students in grades 9 to 12, but also helps them crack exams like SAT, PUC, COMEDK, and JEE. The user-friendly app can be used from anywhere as long as the user has mobile internet.

There is no doubt that more and more students have a desire to learn something new – even after their normal school days. There is an innate desire to learn, test and assess on the go with mobile apps. The best part is that such mobile apps complement the other online learning media perfectly.

Thanks to Asavari Sharma | #Cracking #competitive #exams #21st #century

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