Published: 21st February 2020
This start-up is using gamified quizzes to help kids revise for school exams. Check out how
QuizNext is using gamified quizzes to help students revise chapters so that they can attempt exams without fear. In the future, they will be expanding this to other classes and add more quizzes
Gamification is the future, believes Guruprasad Holla, Founder of QuizNext — a platform that helps school children revise chapters in a casual setting by taking interesting quizzes. He says, "Our platform is different because we don’t bore kids instead, we help them revise the concepts in an interesting way." As exams draw closer, students become nervous and teachers often instruct them to revise the same chapters to score better. But reading the same chapters in Science and solving the same Math problems tend to become tedious and boring. According to Guruprasad, a child must not spend more than 15 minutes revising any chapter and QuizNext follows the same principle.
Before this, Guruprasad worked with an EdTech platform in Bengaluru. He noticed that children would watch videos to learn different concepts yet, in the end, ceased to remember it during the exams. "The idea behind starting QuizNext is to help kids practise and revise. And because we wanted to make it fun, we gamified it in the form of a quiz. While children would have learnt these concepts in the classroom, through textbooks or by watching videos, they will get to revise what they have studied. We provide them with a set of ten questions that they need to answer within 10-15 minutes. They are simple yet easy to remember. For example, take the concept of a concave and convex lens. The questions will be related only to this concept. By practising these questions every day in the form of a quiz, children become perfect by the time exams are around the corner. They need not worry as they would have already revised everything."
Within a span of two years, QuizNext has reached thousands of schools and impacted the lives of many students across India. "Till date, we have reached more than 1,400 schools and impacted over 70,000 students. Sometimes, it is the kids who download our app on their phone and make the most of it. Our app is available both on android and iOS. In such cases, parents personally call us to find out what and how exactly this app will help their kids. One can even invite their friends to play with them and also play on behalf of their school to score more points. This is where the gamified version comes in, making it more entertaining for children."
For now, Guruprasad and his team have included quizzes for chapters from Science and Math. In the future, they want to include Social Science too. He says, "At present, students from classes VI to X, including those from CBSE and ICSE syllabus, can download this app and use it. In the coming days, we will introduce the same to class IV and V students as well. Apart from the usual school syllabus, we will include questions related to General Knowledge and other competitive exams for students."