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EdTech Startup NeoStencil has acquired Education Test Portal Test Café to further enhance the testing capabilities of the product. NeoStencil provides access to study material for UPSC test preparation along with recorded classes, test series from civil services institutes and teachers. On the other hand, TestCafe brings in analytical approach in conducting test and mock ups for Students and with this merger, it will be further integrated to build a comprehensive product with access to quality content and test series.
Speaking on the development NeoStencil co-founder, Kush Beejal said: “TestCafe’s analytics-based testing has shown tremendous results so far, and is the perfect complement to our online coaching platform. Combining the two will help our students prepare better and faster, and make their preparation outcome-driven. It’s a perfect fit.”
A brief about NeoStencil
NeoStencil was founded in the year 2014 by brothers Love Beejal and Kush Beejal. The Startup was created with a vision to bring along a portal that gives access to quality information and content to the UPSC and other State Civil Services aspirants in the country.
The Startup is lean and comprises of only 12 members with a registered user base of 150K registered students. In the last UPSC, in the year 2016 more than 500 of the 1099 elected candidates, including 43 of the top 100, were claimed to be trained by NeoStencil’s partner institutes, and around 100 of them chose to prepare via online classes at NeoStencil.
Currently the company has a total of 30 Teachers and has raised a $1 million in the past to scale operations. The company’s vision is to reach every student through web and mobile when it comes to preparation for Civil Services Examination.
Edtech Startups have been in demand with the followon concept of democratization of Education as in the west. Some of the Indian EdTech Startups have gone International and primary amongst them is Byjus. Other Startups which have recently claimed funds and are looking to expand vastly are Unacademy, Startup Grad and edX