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National Spoken English Skills (NSES) Report - 2015

The National Spoken English Skills Report is an analytical study of the Spoken English Skills of engineers across India. The results derived are based on data of more than 30,000 students from 500+ colleges across India. The report aims to analyse the strong correlation between good communication skills and employability and highlights the gaps in Spoken English Skills in a comprehensive study by gender, city of residence, college etc. It also suggests areas of improvement to develop the requisite skills. The report shows drastic findings that out of the six hundred thousand engineers that graduate annually, only 2.9% candidates have spoken English skills (SES) for high-end jobs in corporate sales/business consulting.

Key insights from the report:

  • Of the six hundred thousand engineers that graduate annually, only 2.9% candidates have spoken English skills (SES) for high-end jobs in corporate sales/business consulting. These candidates show capability to understand and speak English fluently to both natives and non-natives with ease. Around 3/4 th engineers do not have SES required for any job in knowledge economy.
  • Females show slightly better written language ability, whereas males show better spoken element. The same is confirmed by AMCAT English scores. There is a slight skew in the female distribution to the lower side.
  • Only 6.8% engineers show ability to speak/respond spontaneously. These candidates can speak fluently, with good pronunciation and proper sentence construction.
  • 33% candidates know the meaning of words like update, stern, etc. highlighting poor understanding of words. Whereas, a dismal 25% candidates understand usage of basic grammar constructs, like right use of articles and tenses.

To read more about the findings and recommendations of the National Spoken English Skills Report - 2015, Download the Report