Mumbai, April 15 -- Hiring a campus candidate using old methods of aptitude assessment is a thing of the past for some companies. Instead, they are asking students to play mobile games to assess their behaviour and cognitive abilities.

This year, students were pleasantly surprised to find mobile games becoming a part of the recruitment process.

Twenty-nine-year-old Shourya Saxena, who holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, was surprised when he was asked to play a mobile role-playing game during his round. In the game, Saxena was the protagonist of a story, who had to interact with other characters and manoeuvre through challenges.

"It was very interesting. I could rela...