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NIIT’s National IT Aptitude Test witnesses record participation
Over 1,52,000 candidates from more than 300 cities applied for the test this year to gauge their IT aptitudeAlmost 24,000 test takers awarded merit certificates to encourage their pursuit of a career in IT
New Delhi, March 05, 2013: 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, 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 Top 25 students of NITAT 2013 is now available online on the official
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-BPM sector in India, which is on a steady growth path backed by new business models, emerging technologies and markets.”
Increase in global technology spending and opportunities created through adoption of disruptive technologies are expected to propel growth for the Indian IT-BPM sector in FY2014. NASSCOM expects the industry to clock export revenues of USD 84-87 billion maintaining a growth rate of 12-14 per cent.
Domestic revenues will also grow at a rate of 13-15 per cent and are expected to reach INR 1180-1200 billion.
These figures are a reflection of the growing positive sentiments within the IT-BPM 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 IT careers as well as the IT domain that they should take up.
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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