An online domain based test that will help you find the internship you deserve
After successfully conducting and administrating NTAT across all the major cities in India and helping thousands of students, get domain-specific internships, Switch Idea is taking a leap ahead and moving online with its pre-internship evaluation exam called PBIT i.e. Project Based Internship Test.
As the name suggests, PBIT is a unique employability test for students, fresh undergraduates and even postgraduates that will assist them in finding the best internships as per the individual requirements of the students. Similar to NTAT, the test is a broad assessment of your technical and non-technical skills and includes sections like critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal communication, and quantitative reasoning skills to name a few.
Most of the sections in PBIT are based on the skills you have developed over the course of many years. So you need not worry about dedicating any additional time preparing for the test.
The primary purpose of PBIT is to highlight your unique capabilities and help employers decide if you have got what it needs to be an intern in their company.
Here is a list of benefits that explains how PBIT can speed-up your internship hunt helping you beat the competition and grab the best opportunities:
You can take PBIT from anywhere you want
The most convenient thing about PBIT is that the entire process is online. From filling of the application form to exam registration and the test, you can do everything online. Regardless of where in India you are currently, you can appear for the test. Also, since the process is online, the results will be out quickly reducing the wait time.
PBIT helps you get a complimentary Switch Idea account
As you enrol for PBIT, you get complimentary membership of Switch Idea, an internship portal that publishes only verified internships. Their internship helpline provides 24*7 support to guide you in every step of your internship hunt. In addition, the portal will recommend suitable internship openings based on your resume, skill sets and preference. You can also check applied companies, cover letter templates, and responses you have received. This reduces your pain of looking for an internship at countless different places and brings everything under one login.
PBIT Help You Prepare for On-Campus Recruitment of Top Companies
A lot of big and mass recruiting companies like Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Deloitte, Mindtree, etc. conduct an assessment test for their first round of selection. The test contains sections similar to PBIT, such as verbal reasoning critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. PBIT gives you an experience of how the company's assessment test is going to be like. By preparing for PBIT, you will be organically preparing for on-campus recruitment of many other companies.
You Get Detailed Performance Reports
Unlike most other employability tests that just give you a score, PBIT gives you a detailed performance report along with a section-wise break up of your score. These performance reports come really handy to give you an analysis of where you stand and the area you need to work on.
PBIT Certification Helps Boost Your Linkedin Profile Visibility
After successfully taking the PBIT exam, you can add the PBIT certification to your LinkedIn profile. Adding PBIT certification to Linkedin, not only increases your profile's exposure in the Linkedin Search Results, but also increases your chances of getting hired for an internship. A profile with PBIT badge will naturally attract more attention and employers are more likely to click on your profile.
PBIT helps HRs evaluate interns 10x times faster
When HR will come across the resume of two students with similar grades and no prior experience, he will naturally choose the candidate with PBIT certification. It reconfirms the student's work readiness, analytical, logical, and technical skills. And a good PBIT score helps HRs evaluate interns as much as 10x times faster.
PBIT Assess the Functional Skills of a Candidate
Functional Skills is basically about applying the theoretical classroom knowledge to real life (corporate and industrial) situations. Strong functional skills help an intern operate confidently, effectively and independently. PBIT syllabus is designed to help employer access and quantify the functional skills of a candidate thereby helping them decide how good hire he/she will be.
Know Early Insights What Exactly Corporates Are Looking From Interns
PBIT syllabus has been carefully designed keeping in mind the qualities corporates and industries are looking for in an intern. Appearing for PBIT will help you gauge what you are expected to know and how much. It will help you understand the area you need to work on while making you aware of your strengths.
Here's an example of type of projects available for AI and Machine Learning internships:
PBIT Recommends Students to Companies Automatically
As mentioned above, students appearing for PBIT get a complimentary membership with SwitchIdea. You log in to SwitchIdea account and update your details along with your PBIT performance report. Based on your profile and desired field of the internship, PBIT will recommend students to companies. Companies can then go through the recommended profile and shortlist the ones the like the most. In addition, students can also get a notification on which company saw their profile and follow on with them increasing their chances of getting an internship.
PBIT Fixes the Biggest Flaws in the Internship Search Process
The internship search process in India is much un-organized. There is no set date for summer breaks in colleges as well as no fixed dates for summer internships. Students go through the painstaking process of application-interview-selection only to find that their break dates do not match with the internship dates. PBIT addresses all such issues and mentions your availability in the profile. They recommend internships based on your availability to ensure you can attend the internships you applied for.
So, get ready to enrol for the upcoming PBIT to be held soon!