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Online test prep startup Toppr acquires competitor EasyPrep

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Online test prepping platform Toppr has bought JEE prep test-taking platform EasyPrep for an undisclosed sum. Toppr had raised $2 million from SAIF Partners and Helion Ventures in May last year and planned to use the funds for scaling up and increasing their reach. We’ve emailed the company and will update the article once we hear from them.

Toppr claims that this month, more than 3 million questions would be practiced on Toppr. It says that it has over 100 employees who work with over 150,000 students (over 40% of which are from Tier II and Tier III) on the platform.

Toppr: IIT, Medical and Science prep

Toppr was founded by Zishaan Hayath and Hemanth Goteti in April 2013. Their first product included unlimited tests, instant feedback reports and rankings for IIT JEE Mains. They also offer test prep for pre-medical tests and prep for students in VIII, IX and X classes intending to take up the science stream. Toppr provides insights through analysis of academic areas which helps students decide which practice and tests to take. It claims to offer a rank on the basis of their current performances and help to improve their rank through the platform.

EasyPrep: English and Hindi support, test papers and logins

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EasyPrep had three plans which would cost Rs 399 for 20 test papers, answers and detailed solutions in English and Hindi which would be delivered to a physical address, Rs 149 for an online test series which would include over 20 test papers, reports and feedback in English and Hindi with an All India Rank for each test. The third plan was for schools with Optical Mark Recognition and online mode, cumulative results and reports with online and offline support and logins for staff students and parents.

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Jodhpur based EasyPrep was founded by Vivek Sharma and Ankit Saraswat in January this year. It lets coaching institutes, schools, teachers and students access the platform on which customised exam papers can be created for teaching, assessment and competitive exams both online and offline. Like Toppr, EasyPrep says that this helps the teachers to analyse academically weak areas of students, which would help them in recommendations, resources and further practice. Students’ questions would also be answered by subject experts.

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