Fortune IAS Academy in Trivandrum, Kerala is among the premier institutions in the state offering UPSC aspirants holistic training and guidance to crack one of the toughest civil services exams. The academy is highly regarded by UPSC aspirants for its Prelims and Mains training and test series, and has produced over 80 civil servants in the four years since its inception.
Till 2016, Fortune IAS Academy's practice tests were pen-and-paper based. Faculty members had to manually find and prepare questions from the vast UPSC syllabus, taking up a lot of time and effort. This made the cost of testing prohibitively high, especially as the batch size increased. Over time, finding questions became more and more difficult and students turned to online tests as a source of the practice they felt they needed.
In 2017, Fortune IAS Academy adopted the MegaExams platform and created online exams, enabling students to access exams from anywhere. The regular practice tests with detailed personalized feedback and smart insights increased the accuracy of their answers. Students were able to lower their negative marks and improve their scores.
For the institute, moving to an online testing and evaluation system helped reduce the costs incurred for printing, while allowing them to scale their tests to enable the maximum number of students to attempt them. It also saved their faculty substantial time and effort in finding questions to create exams, freeing them to focus more greatly on their lesson plans.