The swift swing in education sector of the country has given it an enormous leap. From learning, to preparations and test taking everything has secured the online space. Initiated by a group of IITians, Testbook.com was started with a vision to make education accessible and affordable to students from all walks of life.The core team consists of Ashutosh Kumar, Narendra Agrawal, Manoj Munna and Praveen Agrawal, IIT Bombay alumni, and Yadvendra Champawat and Abhishek Sagar, IIT Delhi alumni.
Started in January 2014 with a short term goal of helping students to crack GATE exams which shifted from offline to online pattern without any prewarnings. Such a radical change leads to the desperate need for betterment in preparation methodology too. It was this that encouraged us to help students through various online tests. Out of the 23 courses in GATE, 6 major courses which are attempted by majority of students were selected. And therefore in order to provide the best quality content in a very short span, we approached top 30 scorers of GATE from IIT Bombay and requested them to volunteer. With this the first mock test was launched and was availed to students for FREE; 25k students benefitted themselves within a month.
With most of the entrance exams shifting from conventional paper based method to online pattern, we expanded our horizons to exams such as CAT, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO and added GK, current affairs and aptitude, outreaching 55,000 student by October 2014. To cater to the enormous requests from students all over the country along with our drive to constantly improve, we equipped ourselves by raising a seed fund of 1.5 Crores from Letsventure and Ah Ventures.
With a thought that more and more students can have the access to easy preparation, we also launched the android app. Testbook is now helping students to achieve their dream jobs by introducing Campus Placement Preparations. With over 4.5 lakh registered users and almost 5 crore questions solved across nation, this February we also launched current affairs app titled “Daily Current Affairs and Quiz”, which focuses on providing easy access to daily news and current affairs. This new app has already crossed more than 1 lakh downloads with a rank under top 3 best apps in education sector in just a month With highly qualified subject matter experts who themselves have cracked major competitive exams, Testbook focuses on delivering quality content along with technologically advanced platform that enables users to solve questions, check answers and explanation. A thorough comprehensive analysis helps students to analyse and track their performance and improve upon their weak sections. We inherited the advanced machine learning technology so that students can have an access to personalized recommendations and suggestions that can enhance their performance accordingly
With the changing trends in education sector of the country, Testbook is the face of that change.
Business Development Executive & Program Head,
Vyaktitva – Testbook’s Leadership Initiative