Bangalore, India, February 10, 2015: NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, has announced country’s largest Aptitude Test— the 11th National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to access their potential and aptitude for careers in multiple skills. ‘NITAT 2015’, will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 21, 2015.
Students can learn about the benefits of appearing in the 11th NITAT and can register online by logging on to www.niit.com/nitat2015 or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre. Over the past 10 years, NITAT has reached out to more than 10, 00,000 students with new-age career options.
According to Higher Education in India: Vision 2030, a report produced by international consultants Ernst and Young for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI), the skills gap in Indian graduates is staggering – 75% of IT graduates are deemed ‘unemployable’, 55% in manufacturing, 55% in healthcare and 50% in banking and insurance.
NITAT aims to access skills of the students for multiple career domains. The test has been designed as an objective test of reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation skills and behavioural traits. Every student will receive a score card that will give his/her Aptitude Ranking (concentric graphical form) on National and Zonal basis. NIIT will also award 50% scholarship to the meritorious students.
Flagging off NITAT 2015 nationally, Shivan Bhargava, Group President, Skills and Careers Group, NIIT Ltd. said, “National Industry Targeted Aptitude Test is beneficial for both students seeking to identify their aptitude and the industry which is on the lookout for right talent. From this year on NITAT has spread its domain and will include Banking, E-Commerce, Analytics, Digital Marketing, BPM, and Retail, thus creating more options for the students to choose from and guiding them towards meaningful careers.”
Students who will appear for NITAT will receive an assessment score card & personalized career counselling from NIIT. They will also be entitled for complementary placement preparatory workshop. NIIT’s program proposition will be highlighted during counselling and scholarships will be awarded to merit holders, along with a congratulatory letter from NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand to the top 1000 students.
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. The test was designed scientifically to assess students and provide a relative ranking system, which helps them to identify their position amongst all test takers.