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ABOUT AMCAT

AMCAT is a test conducted by Aspiring Minds to assess the student quality and their
employability in the industry. AMCAT is used as a screening tool for entry level job selection by
many banks, IT companies. A good AMCAT score is mandatory for the candidates to go to the
next round of selection. The test score acts as a benchmark for the students to showcase their
skills and abilities in a particular field. AMCAT test has compulsory as well as optional modules.
The first 4 modules given below in the table are compulsory modules. Attention to detail is
compulsory only for non-Engineering graduates. Computer programming is taken as an optional
module by students wanting jobs with IT companies. Other optional modules are available and
students can choose the same according to their field of specializations. (The details of optional
modules is available in the AMCAT website)
AMCAT test covers the main areas in aptitude as follows.
SECTIONS

MODULE

VERBAL ABILITY

II

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY

III

REASONING ABILITY

IV

PERSONALITY INVENTORY

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

VI

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

AMCAT SYLLABUS AND SCORE INTERPRETATIONS:


VERBAL ABILITY
The Verbal section of AMCAT 2016 Exam has 25 questions that needs to be answered in 25
minutes.
A good score in this section indicates the following befitting Job Functions/Profiles: This
module will be relevant for almost all profiles such as Business Consulting, HR/Admin,
iTeS/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management,
Life Sciences, Content Development, etc.
The Major topics to focus in this section are as follows.

Vocabulary
Synonyms
Antonyms
Grammar
Subject-Verb Agreement
Tenses and Articles
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Speech and Voices
Comprehension
Inferential and Literal Comprehension
Contextual Vocabulary
Comprehension ordering

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QUANTITATIVE ABILITY
The quantitative section of AMCAT 2016 Exam has 25 questions that needs to be answered in
35 minutes.
A good score in this section indicates the following befitting Job Functions/Profiles: This
module will be relevant for almost all profiles such as Content Development, Business
Consulting, HR/Admin, iTeS/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT,
Hotel Management, Life Sciences, etc.
The Major topics to focus in this section are as follows.

Basic Mathematics
Divisibility, HCF and LCM
Numbers, decimal fractions and power
Averages, Ratios
Applied Mathematics
Profit and Loss, percentages
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance, Time & Work
Algebra
Engineering Mathematics
Permutations and Combinations
Probability

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REASONING ABILITY
The Reasoning section of the AMCAT 2016 exam has 24 questions that needs to be answered in
35 minutes.
A good score in this section indicates the following befitting Job Functions/Profiles: This
module will be relevant for almost all profiles such as Content Development, Business
Consulting, HR/Admin, iTeS/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales and Customer Management, IT,
Hotel Management, Life Sciences, etc.
The Major topics to focus in this section are as follows.

Deductive Reasoning
Coding deductive logic
Directional sense, Blood relations
Objective Reasoning
Selection decision tables
Puzzles

Inductive reasoning
Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
Analogy and Classification pattern recognition

Abductive Reasoning
Logical word sequence
Data sufficiency

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
The Computer programming section of the AMCAT 2016 exam has 25 questions that needs to be
answered in 35 minutes

A good score in this section indicates the following befitting Job Functions/Profiles:
Technical Support Executive, Computer Engineer, Software Developer Web, System s/w,
Product, Trainee, Testing Engineer, Research Engineer, Content Developer-IT, IT
Recruiter, etc
The major topics to focus in this section are as follows.

Basic Programming
Data types
Iteration, recursion, decision
Procedure, functions and scope
OOPS
Polymorphism
Abstraction and encapsulation

Data Structures
Arrays, linked lists, stacks , queues, hash tables, heaps
Miscellaneous
Searching and sorting, complexity theory

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PERSONALITY INVENTORY
The Personality inventory section of the AMCAT 2016 exam has 80 questions that needs to be
answered in 20 minutes. This is a compulsory module in AMCAT which assesses candidates on
their people interaction and people management roles.
This section is based on the five-factor model of Personality. AMPI measures five broad based
traits.

Extraversion
Conscientiousness
Neuroticism
Openness to Experience
Agreeableness

The Personality Inventory does not require any preparation and you dont need to overthink your
responses. There is no right or wrong answer. The inventory highlights behavior in specific
situations which identifies your strong points and provides a window to work on your opportunity
areas. Keeping in mind the number of questions that need to be answered within a stipulated
time period, it is most effective when you go with your first instinct to get a holistic report.

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ATTENTION TO DETAIL( Compulsory Only for non engineering graduates)

The Attention to details section of the AMCAT 2016 exam has 25 questions that needs to be
answered in 20 minutes.
A good score in this section indicates the following befitting Job Functions/Profiles: This
module will be relevant for almost all profiles such as Content Management, Quality Assurance,
Banking Analyst, In house Lawyer, Designer - Fashion, Interior and Industrial, Business Analysts,
Health Care, Engineers, etc.

The Major topics to focus in this section are as follows.

Attention To Details
Verbal ATD
Numerical ATD
Visual ATD

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