Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012
National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) conducted by NIIT, witnessed record participation this year with 1,17,192 IT aspirants applying for NITAT 2012.
Srishti Talwar from New Delhi emerged as the first rank holder, with Tarun Saini and Megha Sapra, both from Gurgaon, securing the second and third ranks respectively.
NIIT will award a range of benefits to NITAT toppers, including special recognition certificates to the top 30% merit list candidates and encourage their pursuit of a career in IT. Top 1,000 candidates will also be awarded a congratulatory letter signed by World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand.
NITAT, country’s largest IT Aptitude Test, is organised annually to enable students and graduates ascertain their aptitude for the IT industry.
Commenting on NITAT 2012 results, Amitabh Lahiri, chief business officer, Career Building Solutions (IT), NIIT Ltd, said, “NITAT assesses the functional abilities and behavioural traits that is crucial to gain a foothold in the IT industry.”
As per industry figures announced by NASSCOM, the Indian IT/ITes sector is on a sustained growth trajectory, despite the challenging global market scenario. The sector continues to be one of the largest employers in the country directly employing about 2.8 million professionals, with over 230,000 jobs being added in FY2012. These figures are a reflection of the growing positive sentiments within the IT and ITeS 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.
“NITAT has been a very enriching experience. The exam is skilfully designed to test the students in all aspects required to make a successful breakthrough in the IT industry,” said Srishti Talwar, first rank holder in NITAT 2012 and a budding IT professional.
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. Over 4,91,000 candidates have benefited from the test since it was initiated.
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 determining their aptitude for IT careers as well as the IT domain that they should take up.
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National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) witnessed record participation this year with 1,17,192 IT aspirants applying for it