NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, announced the country’s leading IT Aptitude Test— the 9th NIIT National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to ascertain their aptitude for the IT industry. NITAT will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 17, 2013.
NITAT has been designed as a 100-minute objective test assessing functional skills, like Reasoning, Comprehension, Data Interpretation and behavioural traits, such as, Result Orientation and Teamwork of the test takers. The assessment will be of particular benefit to graduating students in determining their aptitude for IT careers, as well as the domain in the IT sector that they should take up. Participants will also get personalised IT career consultation from experts, scholarships on NIIT’s industry-aligned programs and an invitation to NIIT’s Job Fair and Technology Seminars.
As per industry figures, out of the 3.9mn graduates being added to the workforce each year, only 10% are considered employable by the industry. Thus, it becomes vital for students to be assessed on a common platform and rated on employability parameters, to understand their aptitude to succeed in the IT industry.
Flagging off the 9th NITAT nationally, Amitabh Lahiri, President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “With employability of graduates becoming a concern for the industry, National IT Aptitude Test is beneficial for both students seeking to identify their aptitude and the industry which is on lookout for the right talent.”
Recognising NITAT’s efforts to enhance the employability quotient of Indian youth by making them aware of their strengths and weaknesses, Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, commented, “The year 2013 holds exciting opportunities as employers look for rightly skilled people at all levels. As youth decide on what vocations they should pursue, it is important they have a correct assessment of their aptitude. The National IT Aptitude Test is a good initiative to help them achieve this, thereby helping identify the right talent to power the Indian IT industry.”
A list of ‘Promising IT Professionals of the Future’, including names of those with ‘Very High’ or ‘High IT Aptitude’ will be announced by NIIT and made available on www.niit.com/NITAT. This identified resource pool can be accessed by prospective employers including leading technology companies for their talent needs. NIIT will also award special recognition certificates to the top 30% merit list candidates and encourage their pursuit of a career in IT. Top 1000 candidates will also be awarded a congratulatory letter signed by World Chess Champion and NIIT Mind Champion Viswanathan Anand.
NITAT, introduced in 2004 to enable graduates & undergraduate students to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, has reached over 9,00,000 candidates since inception. The test is designed scientifically to assess students and provide a relative ranking system, which helps them to identify their position nationally and regionally, amongst all test takers. Participants undergoing the test receive a score-card evaluating their aptitude in the dimensions of Numerical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving and Verbal Ability, along with their nationwide and zonal ranking. The last date to apply for NITAT is February 16, 2013.
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