79 per cent of the survey respondents were from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, the study revealed.
“When we speak of the aspirations of Indian youth, it is important to look beyond the mega cities, teeming with MNCs and startups. The majority of Indians live in small towns and villages, where public sector jobs are most sought after,” said Abhishek Patil, CEO and Co-founder, Oliveboard.
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“Our survey sheds light on the dreams and motivations of this oft-ignored section of society,” Mr Patil said.
According to the survey, 23 per cent of the respondents opted for a mock test in Hindi instead of English.
In terms of preferred mode for exam preparation, 58.7 per cent voted for online mock tests, while YouTube classes and videos (44.5 per cent) came second, and traditional coaching institutes (8.4per cent) were the last choice.