Online learning platform, Oliveboard crosses 6 million subscribers in India


Launches ‘Skholar’; a free learning platform for UPSC aspirants

19th February 2020: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation funded Oliveboard has achieved another milestone by breaching a record six million registered subscribers on its platform recently. The company also announced the availability of Skholar – a free preparation platform for UPSC CSE aspirants, featuring exhaustive revision notes, videos, test series and more on the occasion. Oliveboard is an online learning and assessment platform specializing in government and bank recruitment exams, with a large part of its user base concentrated in Tier 2 and 3 cities of India.

The increased and rapid adoption of the platform and its services can be attributed to the company’s offerings which are tailor made to help students tackle the toughest examinations with ease. Oliveboard is a dynamic organisation and is constantly upgrading and featuring more and more reputed exams across categories and is today the only platform to provide holistic exam preparation support, which includes tips, course material, motivational content, gamification, measurement metrics, vernacular languages, counselling and collaboration with other students, among many others.

Abhishek Patil, Founder – Oliveboard adds, “According to a KPMG report supported by insights from Google Search titled ‘Online Education in India: 2021’, projects the Indian online education industry to grow from 1.6 million users in 2016 to 9.6 million users by 2021. The report also outlines how maximum growth can be witnessed from Tier II and III cities owing to increased access to technology, the internet, smartphones, etc. This trend is also mirrored in our growth in a short period of time, by increasing our registered subscriber base from 2 million in 2018 to 6 million in 2020.”

Founded in 2012 by ex-Inmobi colleagues, Abhishek Patil & Satish Kumar, Oliveboard has received ‘Pre-series A’ funding from India Educational Investment Fund (IEIF), an early-stage impact investment fund established by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. The company began with a focus on MBA exams before expanding to the Bank & Government job exam segment in early 2014. Since then, it has established itself as one of the most recognized names in the field of Bank & Government Job exam preparation. The company provides its users with complete preparation support through Video lectures, online study material, All India test series along with various other practice tests, across 50+ exams

Most of Oliveboard users are 21-30-year-olds, with a majority (around 70%) of them from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of India. Oliveboard users span across 1000+ cities & towns of India spread over all 29 states & 7 union territories of India; making it one of the most geographically penetrated online services in India. The 2 million users have attempted over 100 million questions, approximately, till date on the platform.

About Oliveboard:
Oliveboard is a leading online learning and assessment platform for MBA, Banking; Government Job exams. Students are prepped for success using Video lectures, Up to date comprehensive course material, Live Group Practice Sessions, Customized Study Planners, All India Test Series, Practice Tests and Analytics for instant feedback. Users can access Oliveboard’s courses on their computers, laptops or an app on their smartphones.

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