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Shiken blends meditation and relaxation with fun quiz-based trivia games and study tools to help you learn faster and retain information longer.
In Japanese Shiken (試験 [しけん] {noun}) means ‘exam’ or ‘test’. So relax. Your learning? We’ve got that covered. Shiken analyses your performance, focuses your studying and helps you learn as quickly and effectively as possible.

Here’s what you can do with the Shiken app:

Play At Your Own Pace or Challenge Friends Live:
- Jump into the Shiken Store and access over 50,000 study sets of quiz questions and flashcards created by experienced teachers and experts
- Join live challenges and use the app to submit answers and compete for first place
- Complete self-paced challenges or challenge your friends
- Gain points as you complete quiz questions and flashcards
- Customise your study and play sessions
- Host games live directly from your device
- Learn using spaced repetition and mindfulness to help you remember information for longer
- Receive detailed analytics and progress on your strengths and weaknesses
- Take timed exams to assess your progress
- Take notes and store them as your learn
- Unlock all the study buddies as you learn

Quiz Question Types:
- Single best answer (SBA)
- Extended matching questions (EMQs)
- True/False (T/F)
- Ranking Order (RO)
- Multi-Select
- Text and audio answer (Viva)
- Flashcards
- Image Hot Spots

The Shiken Store contains free and premium content across fun trivia topics for playing socially with family and friends and exam-specific quizzes and flashcards including Maths, Science, Medicine and more. Other Shiken app features include:

Mindfulness Area
- The habitat of the study buddies is a beautiful and relaxing island bursting with color, jump into one of their biomes and take a break from study and work
- High quality 3D ambient soundscapes for relaxing
- Nature sounds and unguided timed meditation
- Mixing ability to dynamically alter volume of ambient tracks and narration and music
- Breathing exercises to center yourself and be mindful
- Progress tracker connecting to apple health tracking your mindful minutes
- Premium includes guided meditation covering studying and improving confidence

Exam/Task Countdown:
- Store all your exam and task dates and deadlines in one place
- Create unlimited exam countdowns
- Countdown the number of years, days, hours, minutes and seconds to exams
- Colour code your exams
- Choose from a selection of fun icons
- Basic Notifications

Collect All The Study Buddies
- Discover study buddies as your progress
- Unlock the buddies as avatars by answering their questions correctly
- Unlock accessories for your buddies
- Show off your buddies on leader-boards and multiplayer sessions

- Take notes as you learn
- Bookmark questions and store them for later
- Add notes to bookmarked questions
- Premium includes the ability to add photos and images to notes

We love feedback! Please email us at hello@shiken.ai or find us on Twitter or Instagram @shiken.ai.

If you enjoy the app, please leave a review. Thank you!

Premium features:
Shiken is free for everyone. We offer optional upgrades that unlock advanced features, such as all mindfulness biomes, guided mindfulness, unlimited notes, photo notes and larger user numbers for challenge modes. To take advantage of these features, users will need a paid subscription. Shiken Premium is £44.99 for 12 months and we also offer a lifetime subscription. Shiken coins can be purchased in-app and are used to access premium study sets and content in the Shiken Store.

Recurring billing, cancel anytime
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.2.9

Minor improvements and optimizations.

App Privacy

The developer, Meddicle LTD, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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