Cracking competitive entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, NEET, AIIMS, SBI PO, etc. needs high level of preparation as lakhs of candidates appear for each of these exams for a limited number of seats. Keeping this in mind, Embibe aims to help students in their preparation for various entrance examinations, the most prominent fields being engineering and medical.
We have had more than 20 toppers with us in 2014, 22+ toppers in 2015 and more than 40 odd toppers in 2016, and many more in 2017. You can find all these students’ success stories here and check out the experience these students have had with Embibe.
We want more students to use Embibe, to understand the science behind its features and products and, eventually, to score well and make their dreams come true.
How to crack competitive exams using Embibe
This is where students go to learn and understand various topics. It contains study materials, video lectures, etc. and is more than 15,000 concepts! That’s incredible, right? You can finish off your entire syllabus using the Learn feature of Embibe.
It’s self explanatory. Once you are done learning a topic, the next step is to practice. Embibe has unlimited practice questions for exams like JEE, BITSAT, NEET, etc. along with hints & solutions.
Embibe believes that learning and practicing is not enough. Learning and practicing helps in preparation, but tests aid you in performing well. Taking tests helps not only in identifying where you need to improve but also in building your stamina and concentration to sit for three long hours without getting exhausted or distracted. There are different tests available on Embibe, namely, chapter wise test, live test, mini test, full test, etc. which are of the same level as actual exams.
This is a forum on Embibe where you can clear your academic doubts. Our experts at Embibe solve doubts that have been posted by students. We have more than 40,000 questions that have been posted by students.
How should you use Embibe?
We’re going to go step by step with the help of screenshots to help you understand how you can best use Embibe to your advantage for your competitive exam preparations.
Step 1:Learn concepts
You will find different concepts within a particular chapter which gives you an overview of what it contains. On the right hand side, you’ll find an average summary of how students perform in this chapter. This will help you fix your first target.
For example, in the above picture, the perfect attempts are 37%. This clearly gives you a target – 37% perfect attempts is what you have to achieve to become an average student. Once you have achieved that target, then you can gradually increase the target and strive for perfection.
Click on the concept that you want to learn. It will take you to another page for that particular concept. In this page, you will find detailed description and explanation of the concept. The page will also contain the most important (and sometimes the most tricky) questions and previous year questions from said concept as well as questions that rankers got wrong. This allows you to synchronize yourself with the level of questions asked in the exam, and the mistakes of the rankers will further enable you to assess your weaknesses and increase your alertness while answering questions. Likewise, you can learn all the concepts in a chapter.
Step 2:Practice learned concepts
Once you are done with a chapter, the next step is to practice. Here comes the catch. Once a particular chapter is completed, your class will move on to the next one. This brings along confusion as to what should you do – should you practice the previous chapter or should you move on to the next chapter to stay parallel to the class. This is when time management comes into the picture. Spread your practice sessions across weeks and months.
Here’s how a typical practice page on Embibe looks like:
You will see the time spent in each question, a summary of your performance and embiums earned on getting correct answers. Embiums are much like coins or currency which you earn while practicing on Embibe. You earn embiums when you get an answer right and can be used to unlock certain premium features and score improvement packs on Embibe.
Towards the bottom you have a hint button that will help you in tricky questions. You can also “bookmark” a question to revise later.
Step 3:Clear doubts
It is obvious that once in a while or perhaps more often, you might not be able to understand a particular concept/topic/question even after you have practiced and learnt a chapter properly. This is when you have to use our ASK feature. It is a Q/A forum. Students post their doubts over there and our experts solve these doubts. A student can ask a question as well as answer a question posted by someone else.
We also have a live chat feature at your disposal which can be accessed daily from 10 AM to 11 PM. Here you can ask about exam information, exam preparation or how to use Embibe and its features, etc.
Step 4:Take mock tests
Once you have finished the entire syllabus, the next thing to do is to take full-length mock tests to assess where you stand. The syllabus of competitive entrance exam is vast. So, there are chances that you will have to improve upon certain areas – concepts and topics. Taking full-length mock tests and analyzing your performance will help you identify the areas you need to focus on. It will also build your stamina.
Step 5: Revise
It’s difficult to keep the content fresh in your mind after a long time. You will be studying the first topic in 2017 and revise it before your exam in 2019. To keep the content afresh, you need to be in constant touch with it. The only way to make this possible is revision.
There are a couple of unique features on Embibe that can be used for your revision:
- a. Cheat Sheets – This gives you a quick revision of a chapter. Cheat sheets are available on the LEARN pages of the concepts. They contain – formulas, equations, reactions, mechanisms, and important points from that concept. A cheat sheet looks like this:
- b. Revision Tab – Like the Learn, Ask, Practice, and Test pages, we also have a revision tab that allows you to accumulate data while you were learning and practicing. Concepts or chapters that you bookmarked while learning and questions you bookmarked while practicing will be available on the Revise tab making revision easier for you.
How is Embibe different? Why should I use Embibe?
The answer to both these questions is “personalised test analysis“. We offer detailed analysis of your tests in a way which no other institute does (or can). We collect data, assess patterns, form suggestions and portray the conclusions in front of you. We pinpoint the exact areas you need to improve on. Mind you, these are not just usual analysis; this is hardcore, data-driven, full-proof analysis which gives you areas of improvement in the most minute way possible.
Embibe has found that scoring high in competitive exams depends not only on your academic knowledge but also on two other factors:
a) Your behavioural aspects – Whether or not you get nervous or overconfident while taking a test and make silly mistakes.
b) Your test taking skills – Skills like time-management, ability to select the right questions, etc.
These two factors forms 40 percent of your exam score. So, if you do not work upon these two factors, you will end up losing marks.
Embibe’s premium product, RANKUP, considers all these factors and helps in your overall development with its personalised guidance. RANKUP has the following features:
- Advanced Test Analysis which gives detailed insights into the way you took your test pinpointing your areas of improvement, academically and skill wise
- Personalised strategies to improve your test taking skills and behavioural aspects causing you to lose marks
- Personalised Practice Packs containing important questions from chapters and concepts you are weak at
- Select topics to improve covering more than 15,000 concepts – important practice questions from any number of topics you select
- Effort rating to track and measure your performance and preparation
- College predictor which predicts the college you are likely to get with your current score
With this level of personalised preparation, you will not only crack your competitive exam but you will also pave a way towards your dream college by improving your score with every test that you take!
What are you waiting for? Start learning on Embibe now!