BENGALURU: In view of the students of polytechnic colleges located in rural areas getting rejected by companies during placements, the state department of technical education has decided to analyse their strength and abilities by conducting a test. The department has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the company HireMee for conducting test for final-year students.
The written test will be divided into eight sections, where first five sections will be must for all. Tests of verbal aptitude, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, communication skills, and personality and psychometric tests are mandatory. The remaining three sections will test the students’ knowledge in fundamental computer and core domain subject. The test results will help firm HRs while hiring the candidates. Two mock tests and one real test will be held for free at all the polytechnic colleges across the state.
“Very few companies visit rural colleges for placements, and the rejection rate is high. Even those who apply on their own fail to clear the job test. Of the 5,000 applying from rural areas, only one gets placed. We need to improve the placement scenario,” said HU Talwar, director, technical education department.
“The test will help students know their strength and weaknesses. We are targeting to place at least 50% of the polytechnic graduates,” Talwar added.“The scores will be uploaded online and provided to students. Fresh pass-outs will also be considered for the tests,” said Chocko Valliappa, founder of HireMee.