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To be held simultaneously in over 200 cities across the country, in an effort to enable students gauge their aptitude for the IT industryNITAT has reached out to more than 9,00,000 students over the past 8 years
New Delhi, February 01, 2013: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today 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.

Students can learn more about the benefits of appearing in the 9th NITAT and register online by logging on or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre.

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 3.9 million 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 today’s 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 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 MindChampion 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.

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 38 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 16,500 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).

NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.

NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 10 India’s Best Companies to Work for- 2012’ by Great Places to Work Institute and ‘Top 10 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.
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Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
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Reema Bardhan
Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
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