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App brings entrance tests’ mock papers to your phone

Monday, 3 March 2014 - 7:37pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna

ComedK, CET, CAT, UPSC among exams whose papers are available

Now, prepare for CET, CAT or UPSC with the help of an app. Bangalore-based firm ipomo has come out with a mobile application called ‘ipomo prep metre’, which helps students prepare for various competitive exams.

This mobile learning platform helps ComedK, PESSAT, CAT aspirants take mock tests on a regular basis. The prep metre also provides a comprehensive assessment of where a candidate has scored and which are the subjects and chapters where he needs to improve.

“I basically thought why not leverage a platform like mobile, which has such a wide reach to help students in their career,” says Hari Prakash Shanbhog, founder and managing director, ipomo. Started just as an app which students could download and prepare for their exam, the product has revolutionised to incorporate various other features.

“We realised that though students were happy downloading the app and taking a test, they wanted to do it in an environment which was similar to that of an exam hall. Hence, we decided to tie up with various educational institutions,” remarks Shanbhog.

As a result, many students now take up the mock exam, sitting in colleges with smartphones in their hands. However, in order to reach out to students from tier-II and tier-III cities, the founder has made the app available even on simple Nokia feature phones. It can be downloaded directly onto the phone.

“My basic aim is to help students in Sirsi, Bijapur, Shimoga Haveri etc wherein there is no proper internet connectivity to get a proper and equal chance as students in other metro cities to prepare for various entrance exams,” he says.

The problem with most students who write CET, CAT, UPSC every year is that they are not aware how well they are prepared. With increasing competition for limited number of seats, students work day and night preparing for the entrance exams. But they are not aware of their level of preparation.

“Now, the app will help them give proper assessment. For instance, the app will tell clearly which chapter in a subject one needs to prepare well,” he says.

Another feature in the app, called Campus Finder, gives students a list of colleges and their ranking as well as the number of seats available. Many professors from engineering colleges prepare the question paper, which is then made available on the app.

“I have requested various colleges to help me in terms of preparation of question papers. Also, I have tied up with coaching institutions as well,” he says.

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