Special Correspondent

The programme will focus on logical reasoning and puzzles

CHENNAI: With big recruiters from the corporate sector having completed nearly 80 per cent of the campus recruitments, the anxiety of yet-to-be-placed final year engineering students is mounting.

Help is now at hand for such students. Productivity Reach, an organisation that trains engineering students to develop soft skills, and helps them to face aptitude and technical rounds, has organised a free mock aptitude and technical test for them.

Ramesh Narayan, chief of Productivity Reach, says that over 85 of 100 studentsfail the aptitude test. He points out that there is a distinct shift in the aptitude test/assessment practices of the IT companies. Many of them seem to prefer to test critical/logical reasoning and puzzle-solving skills. The students have to understand that it is more a test of reasoning involving the mental reflexes than a formula-driven paper-pencil mathematics test, he adds.

IT companies, while recruiting, also seem to be focussing on the knowledge of students in C and C++ programming applications. The half-hour test will be held on January 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at No.24, IV Street, Abhiramapuram, Chennai-18. The test consists of questions on Quantz, critical/ logical reasoning and puzzles, besides C and C++.

Although conducted for final year engineering students and those who passed out in 2005, third year engineering students too can take the test. For registrations, contact 4210 9114 or 4210 9097. College principals can directly call 98417-07621 to reserve special test dates for eligible students in their college.