|Hi.. Many aspirants ask for such questions.|
Should I join online course?
Or should I purchase notes in printed form?
Where to buy from?
Which institutes notes are best?
Is it costly compared to others?
I have no personal opinion for what would be best for you. You may take online course or take a postal course or classroom teaching, depending on your interest and capabilities.
But let us discuss what is best before spending even a dime!
Online courses - Many a times you buy online courses on seeing the advertisements and pictures of those who have cleared taking them. That is half truth. Nobody passes any exam by mere purchase of material! You have to work hard and learn. So important is learning whether you do it from a book or a website.
Where the material comes from? Where the online course is made?
On the lighter side I may say, Online courses are made in heavens in clandestine! :)
Everybody picks up news and matter from newspaper, even all magazines. And The Hindu (www.thehindu.com) is their favourite. If you read newspaper The Hindu for one month and buy the magazine of the second coming month, you will know most material is AS IT IS...
Many times the material is copied from famous books relevant to your exam. Most of the times you will see it is the NCERT books that all are copy pasting and selling you at very cost and you also feel it so difficult to read them. Whereas if you read the books that have original material, you will understand the concept in better way.
Should you completely avoid Online materials?
NO. Many a times people would be discussing things online, which will make you recall and prepare and revise. It is thus advisable that you keep in touch.
Where to get online material free then?
Search for some websites and blogs for GK Material online, you will get many sites. Nobody charges you. You read as and when you like. What you do is just bookmark that page. Also enter the address in address bar and press enter. this way it will come up as suggestion every time you want to go to that site.
Next join some mailing groups : You get email of updates and yoy can check back at your convenience.
You can also join some Facebook Pages and Groups
1. Online Material for Recruitment Exams (http://www.facebook.com/studymaterial)
2. Sarkari Naukri / Recruitment Exam (http://www.facebook.com/groups/preparation.material/)
3. Bank Govt Sec Aspirants (http://www.facebook.com/groups/245628135477241/ )
4. IBPS Exam (http://www.facebook.com/groups/ibpsexam/)
5. IBPS Preparation Portal (https://www.facebook.com/pages/IBPS-Preparation-Portal/351882368169054)
Hehe.. Who said so? Books are indispensable. Buy some good books relevant to the exam you are appearing. Make your fundamentals strong! Read online and supplement your knowledge. So make a search for which books to read with your friends. If your friends have little knowledge of relevance, go and search online, ask in forums, facebook groups. You will get a good response.
Pros and Cons of Purchasing online material
1. Easy access with the click of button (That easy access is also available with free knowledge dispensing sites and blogs)
2. Updated Matter within 1 week/15 days (Matter is updated daily in Newspaper / Facebook people discuss)
3. Do not take space (If not in front of you, you may miss most time)
4. Some not all may give facility to discuss doubts (This you can do on Facebook Groups with other people)
5. Please suggest ..
1. High Cost compared to books in market.
2. Most matter is truncated as per wishes of editor of material. In book all matter is available and you read all.
3. What if electricity goes?
4. What if your internet network goes down.
5. What if the server of hosting websites goes down (On contrary, books are with you always. Servers Websites such as Facebook, Google, Blogs hardly give problems.. They are always accessible)
6.You have to be always on computer. (It is very painful to sit at one place. With books you can roam and read in your room)
7. All study on computer, leaves bad effect on eyes.
8. Difficult for those who haven't laptops or have got fixed wired internet to study in quilts.
9. please suggest more..
IBPS Preparation Portal
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