AMCAT Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Previous Year Papers



AMCAT (Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test) is an adaptive test to assess a few imperative skills required for the application in IT and Non-IT companies. It tests a person's reasoning, technical and aptitude skills. It is a platform to assess these skills by giving a score to describe its ability and suitability for the job position. It is an exam of 6 sections: Quantitative, Logical, Verbal, Computer, Domain, and Personality. There is no negative marking, and the exam is in the format of the multiple-choice question. The companies that recruit based on AMCAT scores are Amazon, Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte, MU Sigma, Sapient, etc. 



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Modules:
4 Compulsory Modules 1 or 2 Optional Modules (Choice)
AMCAT ELIGIBILITY:
B.E./B.Tech in any discipline
AMCAT Fees:
Rs. 1110 + Taxes
AMCAT Dates:
Choose from the dates that are convenient for you.

AMCAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • B.E./B.Tech in any discipline

AMCAT Exam Pattern:

AMCAT exam comprises of 4 mandatory modules (English Language and Aptitude) and two optional modules. AMCAT comprises of 3 kinds of modules:

  1. English Language and Aptitude (Compulsory) - English Language, Quantitative Ability, Logical ability. 

  2. Personality (Compulsory) - AMCAT Personality Inventory. 

  3. Skill specific Modules (Optional) - Domain or intrigue related modules like Computer programming for CS/IT candidates. Hardware and Semiconductor for ECE candidates, Finance, and Marketing for MBA students.

The candidates will have to select any two domain (skill) specific modules. Whatever is the choice of the module, it paves the way for the company's visibility. If the candidate chose the Finance module as the skill-specific module, then you will become more visible to the organizations recruiting candidates for such posts. So, it is a mandatory requirement to check the modules and choose them wisely.

Take a glance at the AMCAT Exam Pattern:

S.No.

Module

Total Number of Questions

Duration

1.

English Language

18

18 Minutes

2. 

Logical Reasoning

14

16 Minutes

3.

Quantitative Ability

16

18 Minutes

4.

AMCAT Personality Inventory

90

20 Minutes

5.

Domain-specific module

Based on the module

Based on the module

 

The compulsory and optional modules of AMCAT have been elaborated here, the duration of the exam can vary: 

1. English Language:

It tests the spoken word, writing ability, and communication ability through the candidate's written text. This module is mandatory for all the Job Profiles such as HR, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Hotel Management, Content Development, etc. The candidate will have to solve 18 questions; the module duration is 18 minutes.

2. Logical Ability:

It tests the candidate's ability to perceive, interpret trends, and conclude out of the set of situations. This module is mandatory for all the Job Profiles such as HR, BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Hotel Management, Content Development, etc. The candidate will have to solve 12 questions; the module duration is 15 minutes.

3. Quantitative Ability:

It tests the candidate's ability to evaluate numerical capacity. This module is mandatory for all the Job Profiles such as HR, BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Hotel Management, Content Development, etc. The candidate will have to solve 16 Quantitative Ability Tech questions, and the module duration is 20 Minutes.

4. Information Gathering and Synthesis:

It tests the ability to find appropriate information, order and classify data, evaluate graphs, charts and tables and perform rule-based deductions. The data could be presented in text, numbers, tables, figures, or any other format. The candidate will have to solve 12 questions; the module duration is 15 minutes.

5. Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI):

The module tests the overall personality assessment of the candidate and evaluates candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles. The candidate will have to solve 90 questions; the module duration is 15 minutes.

AMCAT Optional Modules:

S.No

Module Name

No. of Questions

Module Duration

Suitable Job Profile

1.

Automata Fix General

07

20

Full Stack Developer, Game Developer, Game Programmer, Mobile App Developer, Embedded Software Engineer

2.

Fundamentals of Physics

15

15

Lab Supervisor, Researcher, Technician, Manager, Consulting Physicist, Research Associate

3.

Fundamentals of Chemistry

18

15

Laboratory Assistant, Scientist, Research and Development, Chemist

4.

Basic Biology

22

15

Medical Representative, Nurse, Scientist, Research and Development

5.

Marketing

16

15

Sales Manager/Executive, Marketing Manager/Executive

6.

Banking and Financial Services

22

20

Accounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers, and Finance Officers, Cash Managers

7.

Human Resources

15

15

HR/Recruitment Manager/Executive, Training Manager/Executive, IT Recruiter, Sourcing Executive/Manager

8.

Management Operations 

10

15

Operations Manager

9.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

15

10

Research Assistant, Medical representative, Pharmacist, Chemist, Sales Representative

10.

Front Office Management

18

15

Front Office Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager

11.

Housekeeping

18

15

Housekeeping Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager

12.

Culinary Skills

18

15

Food Production Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager

13.

Food and Beverage Service

18

15

Food and Beverages Executive/Manager, Sales Executive/Manager

14.

Basic Statistics

12

15

Statistician, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Financial Analyst, Mathematician, Market Research Analyst, Actuary

15.

Computer Science Engineering

20

20

Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, Computer Network Architect, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Web Developer, Software Developer

 

AMCAT Engineering Modules:

S.No

Module Name

No. of Questions

Module Duration

Suitable Job Profile

1.

Computer Science Engineering

20

20

Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, Computer Network Architect, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, Web Developer, Software Developer, Technical Writer

2.

Mechanical Engineering

12

15

Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development, Automation Engineer, Product Engineer

3.

Automata Fix General

7

20

Full Stack Developer, Game Developer, Game Programmer, Mobile App Developer, Embedded Software Engineer

4.

Electrical Engineering

12

15

Electrical Engineer, Power Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales, and Operations Manager/Executive for Electrical Industry Process

5.

Civil Engineering

16

15

Mechanic and Construction

6.

Instrumentation Engineering

25

20

Instrumentation Engineer, Automation Engineer, Research Scientist, Design Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer

7.

Automotive Engineering

15

15

Aerospace Engineer, Marine Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Development Engineer

8.

Polymer Engineering

20

15

Production Engineers or Technologists, Quality Control Inspectors, and Polymer Specialists

9.

Paint Technology

20

15

Paint Technologists in paint manufacturing companies and home furnishing companies, Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Production, Marketing

10.

Aeronautical Engineering

15

15

Aeronautical engineers, aircraft maintenance technician, aircraft repair/service engineer, aircraft design engineer, aerospace design and automation associate, aircraft performance technician, repair and design engineer

11.

Petrochemical Engineering

13

15

Petroleum engineers, petroleum plant operators, research engineer, petrochemical plant manager, petroleum engineer trainee

12.

Chemical Engineering

12

15

Chemical Engineer, Research Scientist, Manufacturer (Chemical Industry), Quality Engineer, Sales, and Operations Manager/Executive for Industrial Processes

13.

Metallurgical Engineering

20

15

Process Metallurgists, Design Engineer, Metallurgical R&D Lab Technician, Welding Engineer, Quality Planning Engineer, Plant Equipment Engineer, and Ballistics Engineer

14.

Production Engineering

12

15

Process Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Service Engineer, Maintenance Engineer

15.

Industrial Engineering

12

15

Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Financial Engineer, Plant Engineer

16.

Electronics and Semiconductors

12

15

Electronics Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales, and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist

17.

Telecommunication Engineering

12

15

Telecommunications Field Engineer, Telecommunications Manager, Systems Developer, Radiocommunications Technician, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunications Technical Officer-Technologist, RF Engineer

 

AMCAT Management Modules:

S.No

Module Name

No. of Questions

Module Duration

Suitable Job Profile

1.

Banking and Financial Services

22

20

Accounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers and Finance Officers, Cash Managers, Management Consultants

2.

Marketing

16

15

Sales Manager/Executive, Marketing Manager/Executive

3.

Human Resources

15

15

HR/Recruitment Manager/Executive, Training Manager/Executive, IT Recruiter, Sourcing Executive/Manager

4.

Management Operations

15

20

Operations Executive/Manager, Operation Research Associate, Supply Chain Manager

 

AMCAT Marking Scheme:

Is there any negative marking in AMCAT? This question revolves around all the time before appearing for the examination. AMCAT has no negative marking; there is no deduction for the wrong answers to the candidate mark in AMCAT. Yet the wrong answers will cost the candidate much, the level of difficulty will set according to the marks you obtain at AMCAT.

The wrong answers will affect the placement process, as you will not get highlighted to the top recruiters. The AMCAT score is valid for a year; after that, you have to appear for the exam again.

AMCAT Syllabus:

As the compulsory modules, English, Aptitude, and AMPI are the ones whose syllabi remain the same irrespective of the choice the candidate makes.

1. English:

Vocabulary

Grammar

Comprehension

Synonyms

Ordering Sentences

English Passage

Antonyms

Error Correction

Contextual Vocabulary

 

2. Quantitative Ability:

 Basic Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics

HCF And LCM

Profit And Loss

Logarithms

Problems On Number

Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combinations

Decimals And Fractions

Time And Distances

Probability

Divisibility

Inverse

Power

            

3. Logical Ability:

Critical Reasoning

Inductive reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Analogy

Direction Sense

Classification Pattern Recognition

Logical Word Sequence

Coding-Decoding

Statements And Conclusion

Number Series

Puzzles

 

4. Information Gathering and Synthesis:

Data Interpretation, Information Ordering, and Information Processing

5. Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI):

Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness

 


 

AMCAT Tips and Tricks:

  • AMCAT is an adaptive test, so the final score of the candidate matters the most. The level of difficulty is set according to the marks obtained by the candidate. If the candidate gets answers correct, he/she will find the bar raised for the questions.

  • AMCAT paves the way for new opportunities; the candidate has to find a suitable one for them. The recruiters will find you when you will shine on the exam you have appeared for.

  • AMCAT score is applicable for a year; the candidates will have to appear for the exam again, or they can renew the subscription.

  • The candidates are allowed to reappear for the exam only after 45 days of the first attempt. Still, the candidates must concentrate on the previous AMCAT Exam report for the better results.

  • Why AMCAT? The answer is it will act as the liaison between the recruiter and the job seekers. An employability test that will help you find the desirable job at the companies everyone dreams.

  • AMCAT is an easy way out, yet it is the hardest one to crack. It acts as the shortlisting the creamy layer of eligible candidates for the top recruiters for multiple job profiles.

  • The preparation for AMCAT must be adequately done before booking the slot; the candidates must check the syllabus for the optional modules.

  • Candidates must attempt multiple choice questions carefully.

  • Candidates must practice Previous Year placement papers and AMCAT Mock tests to prepare well.

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