BlackBerry to offer free Aptitude test app in India

The application and content of ACE has been designed by Ipomo for BlackBerry users.

Updated: Nov 20, 2011, 19:36 PM IST

Bangalore: Canada-based smartphone maker
Research In Motion will provide free aptitude test application
on its BlackBerry phones for students in India in partnership
with content providers Ipomo and mobile operator Vodafone.

"We are looking at the way a student can utilise his time
for productive work on mobile phones. Hence, we have decided
to give students Aptitude Competition for Excellence (ACE)
applications free so that he can utilise his time to prepare
for competitive exams," Hitesh Shah, Director - Commercial
Relationship India, Research In Motion told a news agency.

The application and content of ACE has been designed by
Ipomo for BlackBerry users, Shah said, adding that initially
the content for the test will be available for select
examination and grades. It will be expanded and updated

The three partners are running Aptitude Competition for
Excellence (ACE 2011) program in Karnataka and will start it
in Pune from January.

"We are going to organise another series of ACE in Pune
from second week of January. After completing ACE test in
Pune, we will provide access to application on pan-India
level. We will not charge anything for the application and
content," Shah said.

Today, the three partners jointly announced the first
set-of ACE 2011 winners, one each from three different
colleges from Bangalore and Mysore.

Around 300 Students from over 40 engineering and
management colleges competed against each other using
BlackBerry smartphones to answer the test, Shah said.

Under the programme, the three partners will jointly
provide scholarship worth Rs 1 lakh to the winner, Rs 50,000
and Rs 25,000 to first runner-up and second runner-up.