While engineering continued to be the most employable, Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by West Bengal and Delhi.
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 students were tested in English, critical thinking skill, numerical aptitude, domain knowledge, behavioral.
Rajasthan and Haryana have made it to the top 10 for states with the highest employability while Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab dropped out of the top 10 in 2019. Among cities, Bengaluru topped the list followed by Chennai, Guntur, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Nashik, Pune and Visakhaptanam.
Guntur and Visakhapatnam entered the top 10 cities’ list after a gap of two years. The list also features Thane and Nashik, which gained entry for the first time. “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 said. Female employability increased this year compared with last year, rising from 38% to 46% while male employability rose from 47% to 48%.
The survey showed that most of the hiring would happen for lateral positions but 15% to 20% hiring would be for freshers. “Almost 40% to 50% of existing jobs which are transaction heavy would get automated. The key sectors are IT, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, packaging and shipping,” it said