NIIT has announced the 9{+t}{+h}NIIT National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) to enable students and graduates to ascertain their aptitude for the IT industry. It will be simultaneously conducted by NIIT, in over 200 cities nationwide, on February 17.

Students can learn more about the benefits of appearing in the 9{+t}{+h}NITATand register online by logging on to or by visiting the nearest NIIT centre.

NITAThas been designed as a 100-minute objective test assessing functional skills, such as reasoning, comprehension, data interpretation and behavioural traits, such as, result orientation and teamwork of the test takers. Participants will also get personalised IT career consultation from experts, scholarships on NIIT’s industry-aligned programs and an invitation to NIIT’s job fair and technology seminars.

Flagging off the 9{+t}{+h}NITAT nationally, Amitabh Lahiri, president, Individual Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd. said, “With employability of graduates becoming a concern for the industry, National IT Aptitude Testis beneficial for both students seeking to identify their aptitude and the industry which is on lookout for the right talent.”

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 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 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 and NIITMindChampion Viswanathan Anand.NITAT, introduced in 2004 to enable graduates & undergraduate students to gauge their aptitude for a career in the IT sector, has reached over 9,00,000 candidates since inception. Participants undergoing the test receive a score-card evaluating their aptitude in the dimensions of numerical ability, logical reasoning, problem solving and verbal bility, along with their nationwide and zonal ranking. The last date to apply for NITAT is February 16.

NITAT has reached out to more than 9,00,000 students over the past 8 years