NIIT announces 7th National IT Aptitude Test – NITAT

Dimapur, February 24 (MExN): NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has announced country’s largest IT Aptitude Test— the 7th 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 2011’, will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 180 cities nationwide, on Saturday, the 26th February’11. Over 3,38,716 students have benefited from this nationwide test over the last 6 years. The I.T. industry is witnessing a rise in demand for skilled manpower. Leading I.T. companies like Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS), Infosys Technologies and Wipro are expected to recruit as many as 90,000 new employees in 2011-12. What I.T. Industry wants are skilled graduates from Day One. This nationwide test will help the test takers ascertain their I.T. aptitude and benchmark against other career aspirants at a national, zonal, state and academic discipline level.
Students desirous of checking their aptitude for IT can appear for NITAT 2011 by registering online on or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre.
Benefits available for NIIT National I.T. Aptitude Test Candidates:
I.T. Aptitude Test assessment scorecard
Personalized I.T. career consultation
Complimentary voucher for “NITAT Placement Preparation Pack” module from
Benefit coupon for ‘Tech-Talk on Android’
Congratulatory letter signed by Viswanathan Anand for top 1000 scorers
Merit certificate from NIIT for top 30% scorers
Subsidized e-library subscription for top 30% scorers
Priority pass to the I.T. Job Fair at Handique College
NIIT has also instituted 50% Dewang Mehta Scholarships on Accelerated GNIIT for graduates and students graduating in 2011 who are keen to be associated with the IT 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.
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.   
As per Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, 2011 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.  
A press release issued by NIIT Dimapur Centre Head of Centre informed that in Nagaland, the NITAT will be held at NIT Dimapur as well as Kohima Centre wherein it is expected that more than 400 candidates will participate besides many graduates availing Dewang Mehta Scholarships.