|National Student Aptitude Test
industry standard assessment for creating 'assessed
and benchmarked' quality talent pool of IT /
NSAT has been conceived as an industry standard assessment and
certification program to ensure the transformation of a
"trainable" workforce into an "employable" workforce,
hence creating a robust and continuous pipeline of talent
for the IT/Engineering Industry. It is targeted at students, who will be seeking
employment opportunities in the IT / Engineering sector.
The intent behind assessing these
students is to identify the level of talent which is
available across India, especially in Tier II and Tier
III cities and provide feedback to them on areas they
need to work on to improve their employability.
Conceptualization of NSAT
In-depth meetings with the large recruiters in the
industry were conducted to understand their recruitment
practices, cause of attrition desired skills in a
candidate, etc. Based on this, a job-skill matrix was
developed which formed the basis for the design of this
assessment program. Core and Working Committees from the
industry were formed and constant interactions were made
to make sure that the program was in line with the
industry requirements. An evaluation committee was set up
to finalize the vendors and decide on the approach to the
pilot. Multi-tier evaluation of the vendors happened
after the initial interaction. The identified vendors
provided the content and technology to run the test. The
companies that have helped develop the assessment program
are - TCS, Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, Cognizant, HCL and many more.
Key Features of NSAT
- Eligibility for NSAT
- All Engineering candidates
are eligible to take the test
Test Fee : 75 INR per candidate.
|Test fee, once
paid, is non-refundable and non-transferable.
||No. of Questions
Ability & Reading Comprehension
||To assess candidate's verbal
building blocks by evaluating skills like grammar,
spellings, punctuations and vocabulary and comprehension of English passages
and ability to make
inferences from a large amount of information. Be able
to connect the dots and make an assessment based on
information and ideas spread across the passage.
Reasoning & Engineering Mathematics
||To assess problem solving skills
through questions on quantitative reasoning. To assess
candidate's logical skills by evaluating skills like
Deduction, Induction and Visualization.
|Basic Programming Concepts
||To assess programming skills
of candidates by evaluating skills in C and object oriented paradigms.
||To assess candidate's technical skills in the core areas of computer science.
Key Benefits To Various Stakeholders
Job Aspirants / Test Takers
- A common, transparent recruitment process across
IT / Engineering companies.
- Ability to identify self strengths and
weaknesses through test scores.
- Detailed feedback on their knowledge and skills
help them decide career opportunities in different areas
- Employment facilitation using NSAT scores.
- Enable the college to generate a quantifiable
picture of the knowledge and skill level of its
- Approach industry aggressively and in a more
organized way for placement opportunities.
- Employment generation through increased
employability of talent.
- Help in attracting serious investors.
- Preparing the students on skills that act as
pre-requisites to work in the industry.
- Will help create a concept of 'education' to
- Industry gets a pool of pre-assessed candidates
mapped against competencies required for Interns and entry level
- It helps them reach out to a wider geography and
access talent from tier II and tier III cities and
Employment Facilitation for NSAT
Takers Scores of all Nsat test takers are shared, primarily
with all the endorsing companies, and companies directly
connect to those who perform well in the NSAT
assessment and meet defined job criteria.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Where does
Indian IT industry stand today?
sector continues to grow from strength to strength,
witnessing high levels of activity - both onshore as
well as offshore. The industry clocked export revenue of
US$ 49.7 billion (excluding hardware) in FY 2009-10
registering about 5.5% growth from the previous year.
The IT sector also created a little over 100,000 jobs in
FY09-10, adding the total employment with the industry
to around 2.3 million in the same period.
- What role do IT companies play
The test is developed and
supported by a council comprising of
companies that conduct large recruitments like TCS,
Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant and many more. The test
identifies the desirable skills in fresh graduates that
are essential, indicating their employability.
During the current phase and the times to
come, industry will play a more crucial role in lending
credibility / endorsement to the NSAT and will help
ensuring that this program gets differentiated amongst
other similar products which are available in the
- What are the skills being
assessed in NSAT?
Please see "NSAT
Matrix" section above
- What is the minimum educational
qualification / eligibility required to participate in
Please see the eligibility
criteria under the section 'Key Features of NSAT'.
- Are there any training programs
/ courses that one needs to attend before attempting
Since NSAT encapsulates skills
which are generic in nature, we does not
endorse/recommend any Training or Training Company for
the preparation of NSAT. However, there are many
training programs, specific to the foundation skills,
which are available across the country that may be
attended if found convincing by the candidate.
- How to participate in the
program and take the test?
The test will be
held in colleges across the country.
- Does one need to pay for this
candidates will essentially will have to
pay the test fee.
- Will people have access to
NSAT from small / tier-II, III cities?
Retail model will surely cater to small towns/cities.
Request For Conducting NSAT
For conducting NSAT, you may please
reach us at email@example.com or contact:
email id: firstname.lastname@example.org