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What is Edushastra?

EduShastra is an Education Group offering educational solutions in the field of Test Preparation, Business Courses, Business Training, Special education, Music, Spiritual & Moral education space.

What MBA courses does Edushastra offers?

Edushastra offers MBA Test Preparation help. We offer GMAT, CAT and GMCAT(GMAT + CAT) Test Prep courses. Students can choose among Live Online, Classroom and Hyrbrid (Classroom + Online) Models.

What are Edushastra Core competencies?

Core Competency Facets:

  1. Ability-Based Model.
  2. Adaptive Course Path.
  3. Personalized Learning.
  4. Nominal Course Fee.
  5. Free Admission Counseling & Other Value-added Services.
  6. Money-Back Promise.

What is the Course Validity?

Our all courses come with lifetime validity. We follow “Ability-based Model” in which the course cycles are repeated until a student reaches their optimal level.

Why Edushastra?

What makes Edushastra different from other education companies?

Differentiation Facets:

  • Ability-Based Model.
  • Adaptive Course Path.
  • Personalized Learning.
  • Nominal Course Fee.
  • Free Admission Counseling & Other Value-added Services.
  • Money-Back Promise.

All these things define the difference between Edushastra and others.

FacetEduShastraOthers
Basic ModelAbility-Based Model. The objective is to find a student’s optimal performance LevelTime-Bound Model. Course moves and ends based upon Class Hours & Days
Course DurationNo Time Limit. Course cycles are repeated till students reach their optimum levelTime-Bound Course completion usually some months or one year
Course ValidityTill Admissions, Course will continue till you reach your optimal level. Unlimited ValidityLimited Months Validity
Full-Course CyclesFull-Course Cycles are repeated till students’ optimal level. One Fees means Life-time ValidityOne Full-Course Cycle. Second Cycle means paying full fees once more.
GMAT Fees (Including Applications)Live Online: Rs. 18999, CAT Classroom: Rs. 28999Annual Fees can reach Rs. 50,000 (Excluding Applications)
CAT FeesLive Online: Rs. 18999, CAT Classroom: Rs. 28999Annual Fees can even reach Rs. 70,000
GMCAT (GMAT + CAT) FeesLive Online: Rs. 24999, CAT Classroom: Rs. 34999Annual Fees can even reach Rs. 1,10,000
Teaching PedagogyEvaluate and Design Model. Three Models of Live Online, Classroom & Hybrid (Live Online + Classroom).Traditional Model, Course have Fixed Hours & Tenure
Batch SizeSmall batches of students. Based on Individualized LearningBig Batches of 40-70 students. Based on Herd Teaching
Root MethodologyTo Provide Adaptive, Personalised & Customised Solutions to each studentOne solution for All
Batches SegregationStudents are divided into five homogeneous clusters on the basis of their IQSame solution for all. Heterogeneous Groups
Course StructureFour Phases: Mapping, Foundation, Testing and Control Phase. Every Phase further divided into Basic, Intermediate & Advanced LevelsTraditional model
Course AdvancementAnalytical process-Ability Based Model, Minimum passing marks have to be scored to advance to higher levelTraditional Model, Time Based Model
Teaching HoursMinumum 160 Hrs for CAT and GMCAT. Classes continues till a student reaches his/her optimum LevelFixed Hours, Days or months
Elite BatchesTwo Elite “700+ or 90+ percentile Batch” & “750+ or 96+ percentile Batch” for Top-PerformersNA
Computer-Based TestsNew Fomat AI-Based Computer-Based TestsNA
Computer-Adapative TestsAdaptive Tests based on WizIQ, Quizky, Assess & Concerto Platform. All GMATprep tools also providedNo Computer-Adpative Testing Platform
Testing PhaseCustomised Testing. Every Test is customized based upon students’ past performancesZero customization
Maximum No. of TestsNo Limit. Unlimited Tests. Customized Tests till a student reaches his/her optimum levelLimited number of Tests usually bought from Third Parties
GD & Personal Interview PrepFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
AWA & WAT PrepFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
XAT, SNAP, NMAT & IIFT PrepFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Profile Evaluation & MappingFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Business School SelectionFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Application Help & CounselingFree-Three Applications help. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
SOPs, LORs & Essays EditingFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Comprehensive Interview PrepFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Visa & Scholarship CounselingFree. Included in Course FeesExtra Charges
Online ClassesLive Online classes. Live Interaction with TeachersRecorded Lectures
Marketing“No Marketing” Philosophy, Based upon word of mouthHigh Marketing Spends
Work ConfidenceMoney-Back Guarentee. To symbolise our work confidenceNA

What is Ability-Based Model?

Short Definition: It is a learning model in which “Student Ability” decides the closure of the course and not the course time duration.

Long Definition: In the Education Industry, there are two learning models: Time-based model and Ability-based model. In mostly all schools/colleges/institutions, we experience a Time-based model in which everyone gets promoted to the next class after a fixed time period. Example: After a year in school, mostly all students move to the next level, even if a student has scored 50% marks or 80% marks or 99% marks.

But in the Ability-Based model, a student cannot move to the next level based upon the time spent at the level. But the ability becomes the judgmental facet. In this model, even a student who scores 99.99% marks is not promoted to the next level. A student must be 100% to move to the next level and time becomes irrelevant. The idea of the Ability-based model is to find the optimal level in a student.

In the Ability-Based model, a course is repeated until the students reach their optimal level. Example: If the course duration is 2 months, it does not mean that the student journey with us will be over in 2 months. The course will be repeated until he/she reaches the optimal level. In a way, this model has no time-limits. Student ability will change the course duration.

GMAT Course one-cycle duration is 2 months, for CAT it is 3.5 months, and for GMCAT it is 5 months. So in the most optimistic scenario, a student can complete the whole course in a one-course cycle.

All courses have Life-time validity.

How are our courses Adaptive & Personalized?

All our courses have Adaptive Course Path. We do not only customize but also Personalize Learning Experience for the students.

Personalization Facets:

1. Evaluate & Design Model:

All courses are based upon the “Evaluate & Design” model. The course is divided into four phases. As the course progresses, it adapts based upon the student performance in the evaluation tests. The whole model right from the starting till the end customizes at every point to help the student reach their optimal level. Below-given points are the hallmarks of this model.

2. Adaptive Four-Phase Course Structure:

All Courses are divided into four phases:

a) Entry-level Mapping Phase (One-on-One Stage):This Phase starts with Profile evaluation. Based upon the profile, every student must attempt a Mapping Test. Mapping Test is an IQ-based test which helps in segregating students into five different IQ-based Groups. The idea of segregating students into different IQ groups is to keep a different study pace in all groups. Higher IQ-Groups will have more pace than the lower IQ-Groups. Lower IQ groups will also have more concepts in the class compared to higher IQ groups. Then this phase continues for some initial classes. Teachers try to analyze every student in the batch based on their interaction with them. This phase takes 10% of the total course time.

b) Foundation Phase (Batch Stage):It covers the basics of all four sections of the test. This phase is around 20-50% of the whole course. There are weekly evaluation tests which help in customizing the course path.

c) Testing Phase (One-on-One Stage):This phase involves Computer Adaptive Tests, Computer Based Tests, and Paper-Based Tests. Every course comes with a commitment of “Minimum Tests” i.e. the minimum number of tests that a student must attempt to complete the course.

d) Control Phase (One-on-One Stage):This last Phase is to “Check and Control” any gaps in test preparation.

3. Five IQ-Based Student Groups:

As already told in the previous point, the students are segregated into five IQ-based Groups. These groups are also called “Series”. It starts with 6-series and the last group is 10-series. 6-series is the lowest IQ-Based group in which the course pace is at the slowest pace. The classes will be more concept-based. As a student moves into higher IQ-based groups, the course pace keeps on increasing. Higher IQ-based groups are more Application and practice-based classes.

4. Small Batch Size:

The batch sizes are kept small. In this way, the teachers can help students at an individual level. This helps in providing more personalized services to the students.

5. Weekly Course Correction Evaluation Tests:

The foundation phase is the second phase of the course. This is the phase in which Concept & Application classes are conducted. All Sections/Topics/Lessons are covered in three stages namely Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced classes.

The strategy is to have a weekly course correction based upon the student performance in the weekly evaluation tests. The Panel head reviews the weekly performance and decides the future course path. The weekly evaluation tests are Sectional/Full-Length Computer-Adaptive, Computer-Based or Paper-Based Tests.

6. Adaptive Testing Phase:

The Testing phase is the third phase and is considered the most important of all phases. This phase makes or breaks “Toppers”. In this phase, all Sectional/Full-Length Computer-Adaptive, Computer-Based or Paper-Based Tests are at student’s disposal.

This phase is adaptive and customizes for every student. Every test is evaluated by Teachers before the next test is sent. The tests are not linearly placed for students, but it comes to a student’s portal one at a time. The performance in the test decides the difficulty of the next test sent to students.

7. Ability-Based Model:

Short Definition: It is a learning model in which “Student Ability” decides the closure of the course and not the course time duration.

Long Definition: In the Education Industry, there are two learning models: Time-based model and Ability-based model. In mostly all schools/colleges/institutions, we experience a Time-based model in which everyone gets promoted to the next class after a fixed time period. Example: After a year in school, mostly all students move to the next level, even if a student has scored 50% marks or 80% marks or 99% marks.

But in the Ability-Based model, a student cannot move to the next level based upon the time spent at the level. But the ability becomes the judgmental facet. In this model, even a student who scores 99.99% marks is not promoted to the next level. A student must be 100% to move to the next level and time becomes irrelevant. The idea of the Ability-based model is to find the optimal level in a student.

In the Ability-Based model, a course is repeated until the students reach their optimal level. Example: If the course duration is 2 months, it does not mean that the student journey with us will be over in 2 months. The course will be repeated until he/she reaches the optimal level. In a way, this model has no time-limits. Student ability will change the course duration.

GMAT Course one-cycle duration is 2 months, for CAT it is 3.5 months, and for GMCAT it is 5 months. So in the most optimistic scenario, a student can complete the whole course in a one-course cycle.

All courses have Life-time validity.

What is the Optimal Ability of a student?

Short Definition: It is defined as a “Stagnation Learning Point” of the student.

Long Definition: Optimal Learning Level is defined as a point at which the variable of Concept, Application & Practice does not yield any change in the student scoring level. This is a level in which the student IQ becomes the stagnation point.

Why we say that our course fee is nominal?

We claim that our course fees are nominal compared to the market. We advise students to compare course fees of all education companies in the market. But do not compare “Apples to Oranges”. Mostly all education companies run Time-Based Model whereas we run Ability-Based Model. In most of the cases, the course will run only one cycle but in the Ability-based model, the course cycle is repeated until the student reaches their optimal level.

We also advise students to know that GMAT & CAT Test is just a small part of the admission process. There are many other services that a student will need to reach the final stage. Just like in GMAT, a student will need Profile Evaluation, Business School Selection, Application Assistance, etc. CAT aspirants will need help in GD/PI/WAT/AWA and help in NMAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, etc.

Our Course fees are not only for GMAT or CAT Exam, but it covers all the services from the beginning to end of the admission cycle. All augmented services are offered free with the course.

Course Structure

What are the modes through which a student can take the classes?

There are 3 type of models from which a student can choose i.e. Live online classes, Classroom teaching and Hybrid (Classroom + Online) model. In Hybrid Model, Students can opt to have Classroom or Live Online classes as per their convenience.

What is the course structure of Edushastra?

All Courses are divided into four phases:

a) Entry-level Mapping Phase (One-on-One Stage):

This Phase starts with Profile evaluation. Based upon the profile, every student has to attempt a Mapping Test. Mapping Test is an IQ-based test which helps in segregating students into five different IQ-based Groups. The idea of segregating students into different IQ groups is to keep a different study pace in all groups. Higher IQ-Groups will have more pace than the lower IQ-Groups. Lower IQ groups will also have more concepts in the class compared to higher IQ groups. Then this phase continues for some initial classes. Teachers try to analyze every student in the batch based on their interaction with them. This phase takes 10% of the total course time.

b) Foundation Phase (Batch Stage):

It covers the basics of all four sections of the test. This phase is around 20-50% of the whole course. There are weekly evaluation tests that help in customizing the course path.

c) Testing Phase (One-on-One Stage):

This phase involves Computer Adaptive Tests, Computer Based Tests, and Paper-Based Tests. Every course comes with a commitment of “Minimum Tests” i.e. the minimum number of tests that a student must attempt to complete the course.

d) Control Phase (One-on-One Stage):

This last Phase is to “Check and Control” any gaps in test preparation.

What is mapping phase?

Mapping phase is a phase which is started after the enrollment. In this phase, a student’s profile is evaluated and based on the profile, a mapping test is sent and based on the mapping test and the profile combined, a student is assigned in a series batch.

How many Batch-Levels are there?

5 Series Batches are there i.e. 6 Series, 7 series, 8 series, 9 series and batches.

What is the difference between the series batches?

Every Series batch comes with a different pace of learning. AS you move up the series batches, pace of the course increases.

Can a student be promoted to next series batch?

Every week, a student can appear for the evaluation test and get promoted to the next series batch.

What is the evaluation window?

Evaluation window is the window for the students in which they can ask for the evaluation test or general test(Sectional or full length).

How many tests does Edushastra provide?

There is no limit on the tests. It depends on the student that when he/she is confident enough to give the exam.

What is the duration of classes for weekdays and weekends?

For weekdays, classes are on 4 days and duration is 1-2 hours per day.

For weekends, classes are on 2 days and duration is 2-3 hours per day.

What are the timings of the classes?

The first class starts at 6am and the last class starts at 9:30 pm. Multiple options are given to the student to choose the batch timing.

Live Online Classes

What are live online classes?

Live online classes are the classes conducted for the online students. As Edushastra focuses on personalized learning, so as the name suggests, these are the Live classes. The students will be able to interact with the teacher via 4 mediums i.e. Audio, Video, Chat and Write option.

Will the classes be recorded sessions or live classes?

All the classes will be the Live classes not the recorded sessions.

Will a student be able to ask doubts in the class?

Yes. The student can ask doubts in the class as it is a live interactive class. It is just like a virtual classroom.

What are the mediums through which Live online Sessions are conducted?

All our Live online sessions are conducted via 2 mediums i.e. Zoom and Google meet. To know all the features included in this, check out the links.

Google meet:- https://youtu.be/wkP_8vwhPtM

Zoom :- https://youtu.be/VnyitUU4DUY

Free Services

What are the free services included with GMAT course?

Our association continues until the end of the admission process. All these services are an integral part of all the courses. We offer an end-to-end solution for Business Schools’ admissions.

Free Services List:

  • Profile Evaluation based on IQ & EQ Profile facets.
  • Business Schools Selection based upon aspirant’s profile strengths.
  • Profile Mapping with targeted Business Schools.
  • Application Assistance & Counseling.
  • Editing of Statements of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Essays and Resumes.
  • EduShastra Alumni Assistance & Mentoring.
  • Comprehensive and rigorous Interview preparation.
  • Visa, Educational loan, and Scholarship Counseling.

What are the free services included with CAT course?

Our association continues until the end of the admission process. All these services are an integral part of all the courses. We offer an end-to-end solution for Business Schools’ admissions.

Free Services List:

  • Profile Evaluation based on IQ & EQ Profile facets.
  • SNAP, XAT, IIFT, NMAT Free Course.
  • AWA / WAT / Group Discussion Preparation.
  • Soft Skills & Personal Interview Preparation.
  • Business Schools Selection based upon aspirant’s profile strengths.
  • Profile Mapping with targeted Business Schools.
  • Application Assistance & Counseling.
  • Editing of Statements of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Essays and Resumes.
  • EduShastra Alumni Assistance & Mentoring.
  • Comprehensive and rigorous Interview preparation.
  • Visa, Educational loan, and Scholarship Counseling.

What are the free services included with GMCAT Course?

GMCAT Course will include free services associated with both GMAT and CAT Exam. All Free services included with GMAT and CAT exam has already been listed in the above boxes.

Money Back Promise

What is the Money-Back Promise?

This is a promise in which course fee is refunded if a student fails to get the promised score. Our GMAT Course comes with “GMAT 700+ or Refund Guarantee” promise. Our GMCAT and CAT course has a “CAT 95%ile+ or Refund Guarantee” promise.

Every course starts with a Mapping Phase. In the Mapping Phase, an IQ test is taken. Based on the Mapping Test, the students are divided into five different groups or series. All our courses have five-course phases or series. A student starts with the first level (6-Series) or second level (7-Series). As the course progresses, a student moves from lower series to upper series based upon weekly evaluation tests.

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