Exambly is an educational app that offers students the “best” preparation for any exam through individualised practice and an easier learning process. The application says it has answers to over 250,000 previous questions.
The app also states that it uses a curriculum that is connected to the relevant exam standard and is based on a methodology that has been shown to promote long-term retention. The app, which was released in 2020 has over 10,000 downloads on the Play Store app.
Signing up for the app was as simple as ABC and it just took a few seconds to activate my account. After signing in, there are different types of exams (WASSCE/GCE, POST UTME, NECO, JAMB/UME, BECE, ACCA) and class categories (JSS 1-3, SS1-3).
Users can choose which sections that are best for them.
The only colours used in the app are green and white for the background. There are only three icons on the home page; to view your exam histories, to send a mail invitation to friends to download the app, and to log out of the app.
The app is comparatively easy to use and navigate.
However, let us focus on the main purpose of the app creation.
With their promises, the Exambly app seems to have a lot of confidence. One of them is that students will be able to pass these tests in a single sitting. Can you really do that with this app?
Let’s find out
What the App Promises
Preparation for Local Examinations
WASSCE/GCE: Typically, WAEC students write a minimum of 8 subjects, including the two core subjects, Math and English, as well as a unique subject that is relevant to their selected field of study at university. This app contains 16 subjects, including Data Processing and Marketing, which are both highly interesting. Exam questions from 1993 are included in some of the subjects. The most recent year, however, is 2020.
POST UTME: After preparing for WASSCE, you can go immediately into practising for POST UTME, although the Exambly app only offers questions for two universities (OAU and UNILAG), and the exam questions are only from 2006 to 2019.
JAMB/UME: While only 4 courses are required for the Jamb tests, this app contains more than 14 subjects, making it simpler for candidates to select the 4 subjects that are most relevant to their specific university course applications.
Past questions are available for some of these questions from 2003 through 2021.
BECE (Junior WAEC): Few applications have given BECE (Junior WAEC) exams any thought, thus the Exambly team did a good job with this one. Although a BECE sitting can only have a maximum of eleven disciplines, candidates must pass at least six of them, including English and mathematics.
There are just six subjects, including English I and II, and only 2018 and 2019 questions in this app.
Exams in Secondary School: The Exambly app also aids secondary school students in exam preparation. The app has at least three years’ worth of prior exams from JSS1 to SS3 set aside for preparation.
The crazy thing is that as the class size increases, fewer subjects are offered. Only three courses and their prior exams are made available for the SS3 class.
Surprisingly, the programme also provides exam study for the Association for Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). The previous tests covered subjects including Management Accounting and Accountant in Business (AB) (MA).
Although there are only 2020 prior questions available.
What we think about Exambly
So, am I dissatisfied with the app? Perhaps just a little.
My expectations were much higher, especially given the juicy claims on Google Play. The app claimed a plethora of old questions for competitive examination preparation, such as ICAN, TOEFL, CIMA, IELTS, CIPM, and others, however as you can see, these exams are not even represented in the app.
The app also promised that the learning process will be gamified with rewards, but nothing has been shown. Despite this, the app has a large number of characters representing each subject.
Additionally, recent previous questions should be included to assist these students in better understanding the new tactics in use.
The app does simulate writing the major exam. There is a 60-question timer, which means one minute for each question, and it begins ticking the moment you begin the practice exam.
There is an exam remark area at the end of the exam that shows you your marks, metrics, and encouraging advice based on your score.
You can also review or retake the exam if necessary. So, one positive aspect of the app is that it immerses you in the exam environment and teaches you one of the most important strategies for completing all of the questions, particularly time management.
Overall, I give the app a good 5 out of 10.
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