Nasscom planning IT aptitude test

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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COIMBATORE: In its bid to ease the load of IT companies in the recruitment process, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) is planning a national level IT aptitude test on the lines of GATE/CAT or the GRE tests. Though the proposal is still in the conceptual stage, R. Narayanan, Chairman of Nasscom Initiative on HR for IT, is confident of its rollout by the year-end.

Narayanan said Nasscom's efforts were aimed at moderating the IT companies' recruitment process load.

"Thousands of candidates are picked off the campus every year and the question paper structure differed in each of these companies. To bring about some uniformity in the question paper pattern (since all recruiters gauge the test score of the prospective candidates on aptitude test), Nasscom is contemplating a test at the national level," said Narayanan.

Nasscom and the All India Council for Technical Education have signed a memorandum of understanding for industry training. "We noticed that the small players in the IT space are equally committed to industry training. We have trained 200 faculties so far," he said.

To enable students prepare for such training, the company has launched a Web site with all related information. "Students would need to put in 300 hours for preparation, so that they can take the test on the date of joining. We are extending financial incentive to candidates who fare well in the tests," said Narayanan.

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