The online test incorporates the best features of both paper-based and online tests
The online test incorporates the best features of both paper-based and online tests|Representational image
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Lockdown: Now, AI-based online tests for Civil Services aspirants

EdTech startup ExcelOn Academy launches AI-based test series for UPSC aspirants appearing for Preliminary Exam 2020 amid certainty around COVID 19 pandemic

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New Delhi: The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the future of aspirants of civil services examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). To keep the aspirants focused during the lockdown, ExcelOn Academy has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based test series for UPSC aspirants appearing for Preliminary Exam 2020.

The test series, available at www.excelonacademy.com, provides personalised results and feedback to every single user and helps aspirants identify their blind spots and weak areas in each major subject of general studies. It incorporates the best features of both paper-based and online tests such as the feature to strike-off options when arriving at the right option, or the ability to mark questions for review to revisit later. There is also a reverse timer for overall test and timer for each question, and the test itself has three levels of personalised feedback, analysing the performance through multiple dimensions

Elaborating on the importance of preparing smartly in the last few weeks before the Preliminary Examinations, Uday, co-founder, ExcelOn Academy, said, “Of the 12 to 15 month-long effort that a candidate undertakes to prepare for Preliminary Examination of the UPSC, the last few weeks are very crucial as one consolidates and applies their knowledge by solving multiple question papers. It is here that the AI-based test series provides immense value, by not only calculating the scores and giving question-wise explanation (which other tests also do) but also highlighting the candidate’s blind spots.”

Some of the unique features of this test and the personalised feedback include:

  • Precise inputs on where to improve – This is given at the level of sub-topics within a subject
  • Suggested reading – This is given at the level of a chapter of the book to be studied or newspaper links in case of current affairs questions
  • Points out the potential fundamental conceptual error of the aspirant
  • Points out the potential areas of misplaced confidence in certain topics/concepts.
  • Peer group comparison (ranking among test takers)

Th academy was started by T Uday Kumar, an IIT Madras Alumnus with several years of experience in coaching civil service aspirants, and Muthu Kumar Raju, a US-based tech entrepreneur specialising in building the cutting-edge technology platform for startups and aspiring businesses.

The academy is providing aspirants with one test completely free of cost. They can download the feedback without any charges. Further information can be obtained by visiting www.excelonacademy.com or contacting ExcelOn Academy (email: info@excelonacademy.com, Mobile No: +917428510265).

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