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About WEST

WEST is the only pre- screening test in the country that is endorsed by Industry Bodies and Academia alike. With more than 400,000 students having undergone WEST, the test is validated and standardized. WEST helps employers to shortlist candidates using WEST scores .The assessment provides initial transcript and detailed scorecards for each module to the candidate highlighting the strengths and improvement areas.

Objective

WEST measures a candidate's Cognitive Ability along with English, Behavioral Traits and pertinent Domain knowledge. WEST scores are shared with 110 organizations across 10 Sectors in India. WEST is targeted at freshers, aiming to give all WEST aspirants a snapshot of their capability. One of the key objectives of WEST is to do a meaningful matchmaking between Talent Demand and Supply.

Key Dimensions Assessed

Cognitive Abilities:

Cognitive ability is one of the most powerful predictors of future work performance. Cognitive ability tests measure verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning and the resulting scores reflect the person's ability to acquire, retain, organize and apply information. People who score well on cognitive ability tests are more likely to develop a greater knowledge of the job quickly, make effective decisions, successfully reason and solve problems and respond appropriately to new or complex situations.

English Language Skills:

English Language Skills are important ingredients to a successful career. An assessment of English Language skills provides feedback on the ability of organizing words into sentences and in various structures (Simple/ Complex/ Compound). The second component that is assessed is the test taker's ability on lexicology & vocabulary.

Basic IT Literacy:

Most people need some IT skills to find work today. Acquiring basic IT skills and being familiar with using a computer may open up a wide range of employment opportunities and increase marketability in the workplace. People are assessed on basic computing skills.

Behavioral Dimension:

WEST assesses 3 behavioral traits & assesses the learning agility, interpersonal skills and adaptability. It assesses attitudes in the workplace. Today behavioral aspect has taken a major role in short-listing candidates.

Endorsements

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC)
  • Uttarakhand Skill Development Society (USDS)
  • Department of Technical Education, Government of India

All of the above have endorsed Transcripts and Reports of Wheebox Employability Skills Test for building India Skills Reports.



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