About the initiative

The Economic Times Young Leaders programme is a platform for identifying and rewarding India's most promising young managers in the age group of 26 to 32 years.

Participants have to clear three rounds that test them on personality, numeric, analytical and logical thinking, and problem-solving skills in teams – before meeting a jury of blue-chip CEOs for exclusive one-on-one interviews.

The programme is recognised by corporate India as the gold standard to identify future leaders of India Inc.

Read what The Economic Times Young Leaders from previous editions have to say about the experience.

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Participating in The Economic Times Young Leaders programme will help you fast-track your career:

  • Get recognized by India Inc.

  • Interact with India's blue-chip CEOs

  • Network with the brightest young minds

  • Grow through self-discovery

To find out more about this journey read the testimonials of the previous winners

How to participate?

The programme comprises of four phases. The first phase requires you to take a simple 20 minutes online test. To begin the first phase follow the three simple steps:

  • 1 Register on our website
  • 2 Receive a unique username and password via email
  • 3 Take the test

Read more about the programme and its four phases

The Programme Phases

  • PHASE 1 Online Personality test All registered candidates take a simple 20 minute personality test
  • PHASE 2 Online Skill Check Shortlisted participants are tested on their verbal and numerical thinking
  • PHASE 3 On-ground group discussion Leadership qualities of participants are determined via group assessments
  • PHASE 4 ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS WITH CEOs Impress the CEOs, and get a chance to be on the list


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You have been shortlisted from Phase 1.

Our team will be in touch with you via email regarding next steps.

In case of any queries write to us at etyoungleaders@timesgroup.in


Thank you for your participation. We regret to inform you that you have not been shortlisted.

We look forward to your participation in the next edition.