The concept of VocabMonk crossed my mind when I was preparing for competitive exams like GMAT, CAT, etc. To be honest, I could never develop an affinity for reading or writing until my high school days. And even then, I wasn't such an avid reader. So naturally, when I was prepping for GRE, and later on for GMAT, CAT, etc, it was a gigantic task to build a sufficient vocabulary to crack these exams. My friends & acquaintances faced a similar problem.
There were no dedicated websites available at that time which focused on vocabulary enhancing. So I had to rely on age-old methods like cramming the dictionary, using flashcards, and word-lists. Not only were these methods quite ineffective, but boring as well. I also started reading voraciously, but there’s only so much one can read.
So I saw this void and wanted to make vocabulary learning a less tedious process. The idea was not only to build a website for vocabulary building but to make it really personalized so that users with different vocabulary levels could come and take a structured approach, not only to crack entrance exams, but also to be better writers and communicators. And that is how Vocabmonk came into being.
Founder & CEO