November 21, 2018

AP Tops Employability Survey

AP Tops Employability Survey - Mr. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB
  • More than 3 lakh students from 29 states and 7 UTs appeared for the work, employability and skills test conducted between July 15 and October 30.
  • The subjects on which the students were tested included English, critical thinking skill, numerical aptitude, domain knowledge, behavioral competence.

Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by West Bengal and Delhi while engineers continued to be the most employable, according to a nationwide skills survey. More than 3 lakh students from 29 states and 7 UTs appeared for the work, employability and skills test conducted between July 15 and October 30.

The subjects on which the students were tested included English, critical thinking skill, numerical aptitude, domain knowledge, behavioral competence. The report 2019 has been prepared by People Strong, Wheebox and CII in partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education, UNDP and the Association of Universities.

Andhra Pradesh, which is already Number 1 in EoDB is has the highest economic growth among all Indian Stated. With strategic focus on thrust sectors such as Electronics, Automotives, Textiles and Food Processing and ample availability of employable talent Andhra Pradesh is on an accelerated economic growth trajectory.

Among cities, Bengaluru topped the list followed by Chennai, Guntur, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Nasik, Pune and Visakhapatnam. Guntur and Visakhapatnam entered the top 10 cities’ list after a gap of two years.

“The presence of these tier 2 and tier 3 cities makes it clear that the employable talent pool is not limited to metro cities,” the report

The survey showed that almost 64% of employers have a positive outlook on hiring and it is expected to be 15% higher compared to last year across nine major sectors

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