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NITAT to identify Job-Ready Talent for the IT Industry

New Delhi, February 5, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has announced country’s largest IT Aptitude Test— the 6th National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to calibrate their potential and aptitude for a career in the promising IT industry. ‘NITAT 2010’, will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 120 cities nationwide, onFebruary 21, 2010.

Students desirous of checking their aptitude for IT can appear for NITAT 2010 by registering online on or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre.

As per latest industry figures announced by NASSCOM, the IT BPO exports market is expected to grow by 13-15 percent and the domestic market by 15-17 percent, thereby creating an additional 1,50,000 jobs in FY 10-11. The Industry will continue to remain a net hirer: Direct employment in Indian IT-BPO is estimated to cross 2.3 million; indirect job creation is estimated to reach 8.2 million. These figures are a reflection of the growing positive sentiments within the IT and ITeS sector.

Flagging off NITAT 2010 nationally, Mr. G. Raghavan, President- Global Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT said, “With the return of a strong hiring outlook, IT and ITeS industry will be looking for talent aggressively. It is, once again, time for youngsters to check out their aptitude for the industry by taking the NITAT test. Being held for the 6th consecutive year, National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) by NIIT helps identify the right talent pool for meeting the manpower needs of 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 been endorsed by IT Industry, IDC and the prominent technology partners of NIIT like Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, EMC, Intel etc.  Over the last 5 years NITAT has offered more than 1 lakh scholarships to IT aspirants in programmes offered by technology majors, to help initiate their careers in the IT industry.

Starting this year, NIIT has also instituted Dewang Mehta Scholarships for graduates and students graduating in 2010 who are keen to be associated with the IT industry.

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

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 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 merit list candidates and encourage their pursuit of a career in IT. Toppers will also be invited to a special ‘Placement Fair’ at key locations, across the country.  

According to a recent IDC survey, domestic IT/ITeS industry, the major contributor to the Indian economic growth for the past few years, is expected to grow by 15% to touch Rs. 1,20,666 crores in  2010. This will bring more opportunities for people with the right skills.

As per Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, 2010 will see a step up in hiring as India has reported the strongest hiring plans globally since the third quarter of 2008.

These are clearly signs of healthy economic recovery for India, for which job-ready manpower will become a necessity. NITAT aims at fulfilling this need by identifying a ready talent pool for immediate absorption by the industry. 


About NIIT 

NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.

Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company' award successively for the past 17 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 12,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).

For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.

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 Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including 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 delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.


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Prateek Chatterjee, NIIT Ltd, Ph: (Cell) +91 9910201085, (Dir) +91 124 4293041

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