BUILD­ING THE WIN­NING FOR­MULA

From de­sign­ing your own cus­tomised course to a com­pre­hen­sive guide on last minute CAT do’s and don’ts TestFunda has it all.

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TestFunda is a great ex­am­ple of how tech­nol­ogy has com­pletely trans­formed the way stu­dents now pre­pare for com­pet­i­tive ex­ams like CAT. TestFunda not only pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive study ma­te­rial for CAT and other MBA en­trance tests, but does so in four for­mats— print, online, CD and an­droid. With an ac­tive com­mu­nity of over 4 lakh users with 300 new reg­is­tra­tions per day TestFunda is also the lead­ing online ap­ti­tude test mod­ule in the coun­try.

Ac­cord­ing to Rahul Zaveri, Gen­eral Man­ager, TestFunda, “Ease of learn­ing, re­vi­sion and prac­tice at an in­di­vid­ual stu­dent’s own pace are some of the clear ad­van­tages of online study por­tals. Since there are no fixed timings or any ge­o­graph­i­cal bound­aries, stu­dents can choose to study when and where they find it con­ve­nient.”

While pro­vid­ing stu­dents with the ad­van­tages of study ma­te­ri­als in the form of online ar­chiv­ing of printed books, TestFunda in­tro­duces a whole lot of in­no­va­tion to CAT prepa­ra­tion. For in­stance, they have a fea­ture called

‘ Ask- a- Doubt’, where ex­perts are avail­able round the clock to an­swer stu­dent queries. TestFunda also in­cludes other sec­tions like online dash boards, weekly gen­eral knowl­edge and men­tal agility quizzes, vir­tual group dis­cus­sions, online de­bates and fun learn­ing games like Word Tetris and Scrab­ble which help im­prove stu­dents’ ver­bal abil­ity. TestFunda has an ex­cel­lent in­ter­face which is highly user- friendly greatly adding to the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence.

One of the most unique fea­tures of TestFunda is that it al­lows stu­dents to cus­tom de­sign cour­ses and tests. This en­sures a com­pletely per­son­alised man­ner of study­ing as the stu­dent gets to choose a cur­ricu­lum as per his in­di­vid­ual re­quire­ment and per­for­mance.

Ac­cord­ing to Shankar R, a user of the web­site from Coim­bat­ore, TestFunda’s in­no­va­tive ap­proach of mak­ing stu­dents learn while on the move with fea­tures like ques­tions through SMS are very help­ful fea­tures.

For another stu­dent, Govind Gupta from Al­la­habad, who ap­peared for CAT in 2011, TestFunda helped him stay in

TESTFUNDA IS ONE OF THE LEAD­ING ONLINE STUDY POR­TALS which re­ceives about 300 new reg­is­tra­tions from stu­dents on a daily ba­sis.

tune with the chang­ing for­mat of the exam as he was pre­par­ing on his own, with­out join­ing any off­line coach­ing in­sti­tute. How­ever, the most pop­u­lar sec­tion among stu­dents on the TestFunda web­site seems to be the one called

CAT 100 Per­centil­ers, where past top­pers and ex­perts in the field pro­vide de­tailed in­sights into topics like ‘ Last minute do’s and don’ts’, ‘ How to score high in

GDPIs’, ‘ 8- Week CAT Study Plan’, ‘ Crack­ing the CAT exam for Re­peaters’ and even some­thing as out of the box as ‘ MBA En­trance Ex­ams and Cricket – Two sides of the same coin’.

About CAT prepa­ra­tion in th­ese last weeks, Zaveri says, “Qual­ity is al­ways bet­ter than quan­tity,”. “Don’t try and solve 50 to 100 ques­tions ev­ery day in the hopes that repet­i­tive prac­tice will make your ground­work bet­ter. The more fo­cused your ap­proach, the bet­ter are your chances of at­tain­ing a higher per­centile,” he sug­gests.

RA­CHIT GOSWAMI/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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