Unacademy has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube and same amount of video views are garnered by the portal.
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Not everyone can afford expensive coaching classes to be able to crack the UPSC exams. For such individuals, Jabalpur collector Roman Saini has a different solution.After clearing his Std XII exam at the age of 16, Saini got into the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, clearing its entrance test in the first attempt. While studying for MBBS, he also got a degree in guitar from Trinity College, London. He became an IAS at the young age of 22 with the 18th rank. In the year 2013, with the help of his friend Gaurav Munjal, launched Unacademy portal, an online platform to give free coaching to poor students.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Unacademy has over one million subscribers on YouTube and the same amount of video views are garnered by the portal every month. The portal has about 400 videos covering subjects like history, geography, politics, art, environment, ecology, and biodiversity, reports an English daily.This year, 10 students of Unacademy realised their dream of becoming as IAS officer. This success has encouraged them to offer coaching for other competitive exams. Speaking to the daily Saini said, “We are sure of this model as 10 of our students, who were strictly with us and did not take any other coaching, cracked the civil service exam.”Here is a video of Roman Saini sharing his strategy which fetched him 309 mark in Prelims 2013:Also Read: IAS cracker passing on his know-how for free