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The Emergence of Online Forums for Competitive Exams

‘By giving your time and expertise and sharing them freely, the pie gets bigger for everyone’Keith Ferrazzi, Renowned American Author.

That’s exactly what we are going to talk about today. Well, not the pie 😉 but the surge of online forums that help gear up for various competitive exams, making students dream bigger with each passing day.

Today, competitive exams and tests have become more complicated than ever before. Every test is conducted to find the best and smartest students. Getting admissions in schools and colleges were quite easy in the last decade. But things have changed now, and the smarter world looks at smarter people. It is no more about searching for books or writing on a piece of paper.

When it comes to competitive exams, sometimes, you just can’t understand a concept. After many hours of making your brain work in ways, you didn’t even know were possible, you finally give up and seek help. If you were ever in this position, it’s not too late to ask for advice and move on.

There is no doubt that your teachers and parents give you the best advice and support. You need to freely discuss your problems with them. Never ever stack all your doubts. Get them clarified immediately. If your teachers are not able to help you out, feel free to ask your friends. Sometimes, a bunch of brains does wonders. But do you have access to these people all the time? This is where good forums for competitive exams come in.

We have curated a list of a few forums for competitive exams, which provide free and accurate information as well as content for gearing up for competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, etc. Check them out to get the maximum out of online content.

Toppr Discuss

Do you feel the need to discuss certain things – be it a subject-related topic, career guidance or even advice on college selections? These are some of the areas students want to discuss just to add to their knowledge pool or often to take an advice when they have crucial decisions to make. Similarly, you can be in the sharing position of a constructive discussion. This is where experienced people in subject matter or peers going through the same phase in education can give some of the most helpful inputs required. A community of dedicated experts and students, just like you, who come together on one platform to ask and answer. This is exactly why Toppr felt the need to make forums for competitive exams, for all those curious minds who seek more knowledge.

Toppr brings you a brand new platform to engage in a discussion: Toppr Discuss! Sometimes you never even know you have a doubt until someone else asks it.

How Does it Help Students?     


‘Toppr Discuss’ has a feature through which you can ‘ask’ any kind of question. You can pick your query from a wide range of topics like subjects, exams, colleges, branches, career, etc. and discuss with a whole community of students and experts from all over the country. ‘Answer’ through your knowledge, discuss and reach better solutions.


Toppr Discuss also works as your career guide as its well-established expert community is up and ready to give honest opinions and solutions to your specific problems. All you need to do is ask. Similarly, you can find yourself at the giving end too.

What’s more? You could follow a discussion if you find it interesting and keep yourself updated with the new inputs. Toppr Discuss puts every topic you choose to discussion and brainstorming, thus never letting any doubt go unanswered.


This is by a hugely popular online forum for competitive exams, and other topics. Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The firm was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users’ answers.

You can post any of your questions there. The advantage is that you get a number of responses and different opinions. You can also ask for more clarification and get your doubts solved. Quora had an estimated 500,000 registered users, as of January 2011. In June 2011, Quora redesigned its website, in order to make information discovery and navigation easier.

Facebook Groups

These days, there are a number of Facebook groups that allow you to ask your doubts freely and the members of the group solve it. Also, you get to read others’ posts and learn from them. You need to choose such groups wisely as it might affect your preparations. Here are some of them:

  • CAT Preparation
  • CAT prep
  • FOCUS CAT 2014 with George
  • MBA Preparation – CAT, GMAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, NMAT, B-schools & more
  • I.M.E. (Triumphant Institute of Management Education)
  • Engineer Board: This board focuses on PE exam prep for civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, structural, and chemical engineers.

So, in these times of extreme competition for making it into your dream career, you definitely need more than just study material and time. These user forums for competitive exams will give you the expert guidance on where to use your time, what to study when and most importantly, how to answer the questions that decide your success or failure.

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