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What to Opt For? Coaching Institutes, Integrated or Online Coaching?

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Written by DU Khabar

Are you preparing for any competitive management, medical or engineering entrance exams like CAT, JEE Main or NEET 2018? If yes, then the idea of joining a coaching institute for better preparation might have popped into your brain by now. Well, why not, preparation for any such medical entrance exams be it NEET or AIIMS MBBS 2018 for say, has become synonymous to coaching these days.

All the aspirants should first list down coaching centers as getting the right guidance/coaching is half the battle won. But, with the dynamic nature of studying, methods and models of coaching and preparation are also undergoing changes. The traditional classroom coaching system with a dedicated two to three-year preparation programs being offered for medical and engineering entrance to the students has been subject to evolution.

Talking about the new and emerging sustainable model of coaching, the one which catches the eye is the integrated coaching method. With increasing collaboration among schools/junior colleges and coaching centers, students are now being offered competitive exam preparation classes within their school premises post-school hours. Thus, an integration of academic and competitive preparation at a single platform has given the name to this method of coaching.

Another option that has emerged is the online coaching. This has broken all the conventional barriers associated with student’s access to coaching facility. By ensuring that a student residing in the remotest corner of the country has the access to quality guidance for the competitive exam, online teaching model has proved its mettle.

Now, the question which might be troubling you as a student is that which model of coaching best suits for you. In this case, you have the choice between any two or all three of them than zeroing on anyone might be a tricky task for you. To ease it out a bit and to help you take a final call, we would discuss the associated benefits of each of the three coaching models.

Benefits of Integrated Coaching

The major benefit of this method of coaching is that as a student you can dedicate ample and equitable time for PU syllabus and competitive exam preparation. It is a time-saving model wherein you save a good amount of time which is otherwise wasted in traveling to coaching from home and back. One stop destination and familiarity with the school teachers make the student-teacher connect more easy and instant.

Benefits of Online Coaching

The most important benefit of online coaching method is the affordability and the ease of accessibility that it offers to the student. It saves student and parents from the burden of hefty tuition fees of coaching centers. The student has the benefit of studying and taking classes at whatever time they want as the classes are recorded and saved online.

Doubt clearing and interaction with teacher becomes easy with online and video chat with the teacher. Flexible and diverse nature of coaching offered that is subject-based, Test series, Concept building etc. The student has the advantage to understand and learn at its own pace as they can replay the videos N number of times.

Benefits of Traditional Classroom coaching

In this traditional method of coaching, personalized and dedicated attention can be obtained by the student. Experienced faculties who have mentored thousands of candidates to success in competitive exams like NEET 2018, AIIMS 2018 etc. are at the dispense of the student. Coaching institute offers demo classes which help a student to make an assessment and decide whether to go to a particular institute or not. The competitive environment and learning boost are provided when a student sees itself competing with thousands of students in the institute.

Which model should you opt for?

Now that we have discussed the benefits of each of the three models, the situation goes back to the same question that which model you should opt for. Well, the answer to this question is variable and is unique for every student based on his/her condition and situation. Thus, you yourself can analyze (based on the description of each model provided above and equating with your situation and condition) which model suits best for your preparation. Following points/parameters shall be kept in mind before making a decision in this regards.

  • Financial condition of one’s family
  • Time management ability of the student
  • Learning abilities of the student
  • Pace of learning

These along with certain other parameters are crucial for deciding or going for a particular type of coaching model.

We hope that the confusion which you all were having at the start of this blog might have been over and you might have got a fair idea in regards to what suits you and what you should opt for. We wish all of you who are preparing and appearing for your competitive exams this year a very best of luck.


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