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NIIT to hold Graduate Employability Test on Nov 16

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on November 02, 2014

NIIT has launched Graduate Employability Test (GET) to help graduates choose new age career programs.

'GET 2014’ will be conducted by NIIT nationwide on November 16, states a NIIT release.

Students can fill the application form available at NIIT centres across the country or apply online by logging on to www.niit.com and get more details. The last date for registering for this test is November 15.

Shivan Bhargava, Group President-Skills & Careers Group, NIIT Ltd, said the institute's GET would enable students judge their aptitude and capability and accordingly focus on new age career options. The test would help graduates choose from over 800 new age career options available in the emerging job market, he said.

Further, GET test takers can get scholarships up to 35 per cent based on their merit. Every student undergoing the test would receive a personalized graduate employability score-card. Candidates would also be entitled for an individualised career consultation from industry experts. NIIT would provide placement assistance on post graduates and diploma programmes, Mr Bhargava said.

According to the third edition of the National Employability Report called Engineering Graduates - 2014, released by Aspiring Minds Assessment Private Limited, not even one out of four engineering graduates are employable. Of the 1.2 lakh candidates surveyed across multiple states, over 91.82 per cent lacked programming and algorithm skills, 71 per cent lacked soft and cognitive skills, 60 per cent were found wanting in domain skills, 73 per cent lacked English speaking and comprehension skills and 57 per cent were found poor in analytical and quantitative skills.

Hence the aim of GET is to cater to the needs of the market by making the graduates job ready. The test will help candidates to choose a career where they can excel. It will assist the students who are exploring the answer to ‘what is the most apt career option for them’.

Published on November 02, 2014

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