Andhra Pradesh ranks first among all states with largest employability level, according to India Skill Report.

The report is a joint initiative of online talent assessment firm, Wheebox, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Linkedin, PeopleStrong and Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Andhra Pradesh has the highest employability level with 65.2 pc of employable workforce in the 22-25 years age group, a considerable increase from 31% posted in 2015 report.

The two cities of Vishakapatnam (85.53%) and Guntur (81.07%) in Andhra Pradesh had scored highest in employability index. 

The results are part of Wheebox Employability Skill Test (WEST) that assessed about five lakh candidates spread out to 5,000 educational campusesacross 29 states and seven union territories (UTs) in the country on various employability parameters including numerical and logical ability, communication skills, and domain knowledge, etc.

Another highlight of Andhra Pradesh in Wheebox study has been gender-wise employability where Andhra Pradesh with 70.26% leading in female employable force and 50.33% male employable force. 

Within the psychometric tests, Andhra Pradesh is leading in English language & computers skills but ranks low in numerical & logical reasoning aptitude. 

The study forecasts an overall increase of 14.5 pc in the hiring outlook for 2016. The maximum hiring activity can be seen in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, respectively, according to a release.