Chhattisgarh, April 11, 2019:The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently declared the results of Civil Services Examination, 2018. Kanishak Kataria has topped the examination. Akshat Jain and Junaid Ahmad bagged the second and third position respectively. Srushti Jayant Deshmukh stood as the topper amongst the women candidates securing an overall 5th rank. A total of 759 candidates have been recommended by the commission to the various services including 182 women making it to the final list.
This year’s result, re-affirms claims of a booming market in the online education sector as more than 120 out of the 759 selected candidates were using the online platform NeoStencil.com to prepare at their own pace & time. Traditionally, aspirants from across the country had two choices – either relocate to Delhi, the coaching mecca for IAS preparation, or study from a local, typically sub-par teacher in their own town.
The digital wave in India is enabling more and more aspirants to use technology for exam preparation. One example among many is that of Namrata Jain. She belongs to Dantewada, a naxal affected district in Bastar division, Chhattisgarh. In such a remote place, there are hardly any options of quality education. Namrata assisted her civil services preparation with online courses from the Ed-tech platform NeoStencil. Her grit, hard work and use of technology enabled her to secure AIR-99 last year to become an IPS officer and this year she has secured All India Rank 12 to live her IAS dream.
Our team reached out to Namrata for her reaction after the result last night. “This is a very proud moment for me, and my family in Dantewada. I’ll be happy to contribute to whichever region I am posted and try to inspire more youngsters from Chattisgarh to make a mark. I have been preparing through online medium mostly and NeoStencil has played a very important role in my success as I have been taking online courses for last 2 years. Online courses definitely provide a level playing field for students from remote regions to compete at national level.”
In this year’s results, Srushti Jayant Deshmukh who secured AIR -5 and topper among girls was also an online student of NeoStencil, which provides more online courses from India’s leading coaching Institutes.
Such increasing number of selections from the online mode is a testimony to the fact that online classes for competitive exams have emerged as a strong alternative to the traditional preparation methodology. Such ed-tech startups are aiding digital inclusive education and bridging the gap between haves and have-nots by providing aspirants easy and seamless access to the best coaching classes without the need to relocate or face the hassle of tiring travel.
As per Kush Beejal, Co-founder & CEO of NeoStencil, “Another year, another great result. We couldn’t have been more proud of our work. Helping students with their UPSC preparation and eventually doing our bit in making their dreams come true brims up with more confidence and energy. Hopefully we will be able to replicate the same success in JEE and NEET exams we will offer from this year”.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)