An assessment of three lakh students across 29 states and seven Union territories has found only 37% to be employable with women candidates faring better than men.
This is an improvement from last year when the tests found only 34% of the candidates employable.
These are the finding from the India Skill Report (ISR) compiled by human resource consulting firms Wheebox,PeopleStrong, Linked-in and the Confederation of Indian Industry .
The top states with employable skill pool were Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka.
These states have held their positions from last year while U.P, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Orissa have joined the list this year.
Nirmal Singh, founder and CEO of Wheebox said:We found that skill levels across states have moved up.What is heartening is that states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which were not there in the top states list have come in.
On the demand side an overall increase of about 23% is expected in the hiring numbers per month.
The job outs look confirms that there is an expectation of a growing market in the coming years.
Apart from other manufacturing (excluding auto, consumer goods and durables,), pharma and healthcare and telecom, almost all other sectors expect an increase of more than 10% in monthly hiring numbers.
States with maximum hiring activity were Karnataka, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, UP, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh.