Amazon launches ed-tech platform, begins with JEE coaching
Amazon India has launched an academic test prep platform — Amazon Academy — to assist students steel oneself against the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for engineering entrance examination. the web platform will offer curated learning material, live lectures and comprehensive assessments in math, physics and chemistry, the tech giant informed during a handout.
The beta version of Amazon Academy is going to be available free from cost on the online and therefore the Google Play store. The content is currently available for free of charge and can still be so for subsequent few months.
The offerings are expected to travel beyond engineering entrance soon.
Amazon Academy claims to possess JEE propaedeutic resources that embody mock tests by industry consultants, over 15,000 questions with hints, and elaborate stepwise solutions for practice will be available too at the platform. The mock tests will cover chapter tests, part tests and full tests. Candidates also will get an All-India Rank for his or her respective mock tests and offer personalised reports highlighting chapter-wise time and strength analysis.
Amazon said “Students will be prepared to check out their progress and compare their performance with other JEE aspirants who have tried the test in the same slot at Amazon Academy,". Students can track their progress over time, identify their strong and weak areas, and obtain detailed insights on the general test-taking strategy."
Amazon Academy also will hold live All India Mock Tests (AIMT) at scheduled intervals. Such exams are conducted mostly by the major coaching institutes to help students in evaluating their performance as compared to other students since JEE has relative scoring. Such tests have a fee, however, Amazon is yet to share details related to fee.
“Amazon Academy enables active learning through live lessons, which help students in strengthens their JEE preparation efforts – they will engage with expert faculty, learn concepts, and clarify doubts in real-time. Bringing further discipline and rigor to their study methodology, it'll offer scheduled lessons, daily practice problems, and regular tests, starting with a crash program for the upcoming JEE Main,” the tech giant said within the handout.
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