On the other side, the students of arts and science colleges will have to undergo a Nasscom assessment competency test and those in engineering colleges will go through Nasscom assessment competency technology test.
Dr Sandhya Chintala, senior director, Nasscom Education Initiative said, “The common test will be held from this academic year and colleges that want to tap leading IT firms must ensure that their students take up this test before campus recruitment begins".
There are over 30,000 engineering, arts and science colleges in the country with nearly one crore students. Generally, campus selections begin around January-February in arts colleges and during the eighth semester (November-December) in engineering colleges.
The Nasscom exam curriculum will test the student"s ability in mathematics, etiquette, analytical thinking and logical reasoning.
“This is a completely industry-driven decision who are looking for talent ready for deployment," said Dr K. Purushothaman, regional director, Nasscom, TN & Kerala.