IMS, one of the leaders in management entrance exam training, recently launched Study Buddy – an exclusive app for BlackBerry smartphones that helps students prepare for competitive exams. Powered by intellectually-rich and research-based content, Study Buddy offers mock tests for premier MBA entrance exams such as CAT and CMAT. The app also includes placement tests used by companies for campus recruitments. The app is developed by Omni-Bridge Systems, and is available for download on BlackBerry App World.

Besides this, Vodafone is also offering a customized BlackBerry service plan on their Campus Pack, which includes the Study Buddy App absolutely free. Ishmeet Singh, Business Head, Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India, said, “This unique initiative is a reflection of our efforts to help empower the youth of our country.  Today’s youth values innovation and smarter ways of getting things done and this is our contribution to facilitating education through the mobile platform.”

“BlackBerry is a popular brand among the youth today and Study Buddy is our way of making learning more fun and interactive for them. Considering the increased smartphone usage among the youth, there was a definite need to create this app,” said Kamlesh Sajnani , MD, IMS. Study Buddy offers tests based on variable difficulty levels depending on the preparedness of the candidate. The Study Buddy backend engine has a wide variety of questions in its bank that are selected as per the difficulty levels related to the various entrance exams.

With mock tests!

With mock tests!

Sunil Dutt, Managing Director – India, Research In Motion, remarked, “Using your phone while studying was traditionally viewed as counter-productive, but today we see mobile technology empowering students. Study Buddy is a smarter way to prepare for some of the toughest exams in India and we are very pleased to support this launch together with IMS and Vodafone.”

Here are a few of the features of this app: 

  • Dynamic UI Rendering – All information is streamed from the server and rendered in real time.
  • Random Questionnaire – Question sets are generated randomly from the server.
  • BlackBerry Messenger Integration – In app communication facility through which students can chat with their BBM contacts.
  • Level wise question set facility – Student can reach the highest level based on percentage scored in previous levels.
  • Back end questionnaire designing and reporting engine. 

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