Oliveboard, India’s largest online learning platform for Banking and Govt exams with over 6 million subscribers unveiled a study report that reflects a trend in applicants spending more than 3 hours daily on YouTube for exam preparation.
The learning content available on YouTube has increased exponentially and so has the subscriber base. Students now prefer to watch videos and make use of the vast visual study material accessible online. This study is an attempt to identify the studying pattern of students preparing for SSC (Staff Selection Commission).
This study highlights YouTube as the most used social media platform for SSC preparation followed by Google, Telegram and Facebook.
The study also reveals that 32.8% of the applicants find Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Ability the most difficult section. However, 32.4 % and 25. 6 % of applicants found General Awareness/ current affairs and English difficult.
According to the research by Data Labs by Inc42, K-12 education and test prep will rake in a whopping $ 1.3 billion in 2021. The Online test preparation platform sector, in particular, is slotted to be the fastest-growing category within online education.
Adds Abhishek Patil, Founder and CEO, Oliveboard, “We have been observing a growing inclination of the applicants towards Youtube for SSC preparation. This is also a reflection of technology adoption in general not only from Tier 1 but from Tier 2 and 3 markets. We have also seen that visual learning can retain more information in Human Brain; it processes graphic information faster than text resulting in quick analysis and recall. With 70% of applicants using YouTube for exam prep, we at Oliveboard have also launched video courses to provide applicants with 360-degree assistance in SSC, banking and government exams”