Live Online Classes Most Preferred Tool For Learning In India

The research survey was conducted on over 10,000 students from across India who are studying for competitive exams like JEE, NEET, Banking, GATE, SSC


Gradeup, a preparatory platform for competitive exams, recently published a research report with a focus on deeper insight into the ‘preparation patterns of students’ & ‘benefits and scope of live online learning’ for students in India. The survey for the report was conducted over the course of 3 months through email, online surveys, telephonic and personal interactions, with over 10,000 students preparing for competitive exams such as JEE, NEET, Banking, GATE, and SSC, amongst others.

The findings suggest that, of the students who are currently using offline modes for exam preparation, 70 percent would shift to online learning if given access to live online classes. Of these, over 80 percent cited ‘access to expert faculty’ as the primary reason to make this shift. Additionally, over 90 percent of the total participating students say that they would choose online modes of learning rather than offline coaching. Factors such as ‘convenience’ of preparing from home, ‘access to live classes’, and ‘cost-benefit’ are the top 3 drivers for this choice. Further, 20 percent of the total number of participants also said they would be willing to pay extra for access to live classes.

The survey further found that 63 percent amongst those students that prefer online learning would choose live classes for their exam preparation, while a much lower proportion, at 29 percent, would choose recorded lectures. The foremost reasons students stated for choosing live classes are 'interactive classes for instant doubt resolution' and 'proper planning through a day-wise study plan'.  These findings are clear indicators that students are increasingly realizing the benefits, and opening up to the idea, of taking to live online classes for their exam preparation. 

Shobhit Bhatnagar, Co-founder, Gradeup said, “With the launch of ‘Gradeup Classroom - Live Classes’, we at Gradeup have been able to bridge several gaps pertaining to students’ exam preparation, with measurable outcomes; expert teachers, structured study plans & instant student-teacher interaction. This has greatly enhanced the overall learning experience with more interactive learning, making quality education more widely accessible for students across the country. The learning outcomes have also improved drastically’.

He further added, “Moreover, this has had a significant impact on students in Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. While they may have limited access to coaching centres or find that the fees are out of reach, with online live classes, they now have access to the best teachers and courses wherever they are. With our research, we aim to share important insights on the benefits of live online learning, and will continue to develop and upgrade our platform to meet the dynamic needs of students and educators in the country.”

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