Infosys fires almost 600 fresher employees after they failed to clear an internal test


Following Wipro, it is now alleged that Infosys is terminating hundreds of new hires who failed an internal fresher assessment (FA) test. According to sources, the Indian IT technology company fired 600 interns. Over 400 Wipro employees apparently lost their jobs last month due to poor performance.

According to a Business Today article, Infosys is letting go of 600 recent hires after they failed the internal exam. Some impacted employees also claimed that freshmen who joined before July 2022 were not terminated for failing the internal test.

All freshers were invited to take part in a recent internal test that the IT company conducted. After failing the internal test, the corporation reportedly fired 600 employees. According to one of the publication’s close sources, “208 freshmen were let go two weeks ago after failing the FA test. In the previous six months, around 600 freshmen have been let go after failing the FA test.” Notably, the IT company hasn’t yet made an official announcement on layoffs.

The news of the layoffs comes as Infosys has had hundreds of recent graduates wait to start working there for more than 8 months after obtaining an offer letter. 

Another IT company, Wipro, fired nearly 400 new hires a few weeks earlier on the basis of performance. A representative for Wipro commented on the layoffs and said, “We had to let go of 452 freshers after they performed poorly in assessments repeatedly, even after training. At Wipro, we take pride in holding ourselves to the highest standards. In line with the standards we aim to set for ourselves, we expect every entry-level employee to have a certain level of proficiency in their designated area of work. This systematic and comprehensive performance evaluation process triggers a series of actions such as mentoring and retraining and in some cases separation of certain employees from the company.”