NIIT's National IT Aptitude Test witnesses record participation

NIIT will award a range of benefits to NITAT toppers, including special recognition certificate to the top 30% merit list candidates to encourage their pursuit of a career in IT.

March 06, 2013 4:03 IST | India Infoline News Service

National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT), conducted by NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, witnessed record participation this year with over 1,52,000 IT aspirants applying for the 9th NITAT 2013.

Vijay Kumar Rajpuria from Sikar, emerged as the first rank holder in the 9th NITAT, with Kruparaj C S from Mahboobnagar and Nishant Sahu, from Gwalior, securing the second and third ranks respectively.

A list of ‘Promising IT Professionals of the Future’, including names of those with ‘Very High’ or ‘High IT Aptitude’ have been announced by NIIT and made available on www.niit.com/NITAT, which can be accessed by prospective employers including leading technology companies for their talent needs.

All NITAT test takers will receive an assessment score card & personalized career counseling. NIIT will award a range of benefits to NITAT toppers, including special recognition certificate to the top 30% merit list candidates to 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 MindChampion Viswanathan Anand. Additionally, high performers will also get skill-up subsidy on NIIT programmes for acquiring technical skills, to make them day-one industry ready.

NITAT, India’s leading IT Aptitude Test, is organized annually to enable students and graduates ascertain their aptitude for the I.T. industry. The list of National & Zonal Top 25 students of NITAT 2013 is now available online on the official website www.niit.com/NITAT.

Commenting on NITAT 2013 results, Mr. Amitabh Lahiri, President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “NIIT National IT Aptitude Test assesses the functional abilities and behavioural traits that are crucial to gain a foothold in the IT industry. The huge success of 9th NITAT reinforces positive sentiments of students about the IT-ITeS sector in India, which is on a steady growth path backed by new business models, emerging technologies and markets.”

As per latest industry figures announced by NASSCOM, the IT/ITeS industry is estimated to clock revenues of USD 108 bn maintaining a growth rate of 7.5 per cent in 2013. Export revenues are expected to grow at 10% and domestic revenues are expected to reach USD 32 bn.

These figures are a reflection of the growing positive sentiments within the IT and ITeS sectors which will create a demand for a large pool of job-ready professionals for the IT industry. NITAT aims to cater to this need by identifying a ready talent pool for immediate absorption by the industry. 

NIIT’s pioneering initiative —NITAT— was introduced in 2004 to enable graduates and students pursuing their studies in engineering, arts, commerce and science streams to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, identify skills further required, if any, and thus systematically charter their career into the IT industry. NITAT has reached out to more than 10,50,000 students over the past 9 years, guiding them for meaningful careers in the fast evolving IT sector.

NITAT has been designed as an objective type test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and behavioural traits. Every student who had undergone the test will receive a score-card with interpretation of his/her IT aptitude, along with his/her nationwide and zonal ranking. The assessment is expected to be of particular benefit to graduating students in determining their aptitude for I.T. careers as well as the I.T. domain that they should take up.

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