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NIIT to hold National IT Aptitude test on Feb 17

New Delhi, February 04, 2013: Asia’s largest IT trainer, the India headquartered  NIIT,  has announced the  date forthe 9thNIIT 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.

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.

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.

Says Amitabh Lahiri, President, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd:“With employability of graduates becoming a concern for the industry, National IT Aptitude Testis beneficial for both students seeking to identify their aptitude and the industry which is on lookout for the right talent.”

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 last date to apply for NITAT is February 16, 2013 and the fee is Rs 100.