Amcat Test Pattern and Sample questions

By | August 27, 2015

Amcat Test Pattern and Sample questions

Now a days many companies are using Amcat test to select candidates when campus hiring specially for computer science students. Instead of traditional written test.They are using this online Amcat test to screen candidates.In this post we will explain in detail what this test is , how to prepare for amcat and  sample questions from previous tests.

Test Pattern

Amcat consists of 4 modules 3 Compulsory modules and 1 optional/subject module.Scoring is relative depending on your score a percentile is assigned to you.Each module carries equal marks .But a sectional as well as overall percentile is assigned .So some companies may give more weightage to a particular sections.But try to do well in all the sections.

  •  Compulsory Modules
    1. English
    2. Logical Ability
    3. Quantitative Ability
  • Optional/Subject Modules(Subect specific)
    1. Computer Programming etc.

The detailed syllabus and duration of each section is mentioned below.

Syllabus

  • English
    • The module evaluates written English skills and is aimed at determining the candidate”s ability to understand (a) the written text (b) the spoken word and (c) the ability to communicate effectively through written documents.
      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.
      Number of Questions: 25
      Module Duration: 25 min
      Detailed Syllabus:
      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

  • Quantitative Ability

    • The module is ideal to evaluate the numerical ability of an individual and is available in both technical and non technical flavor.
      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.
      Number of Questions: 25 (for Engineering Graduates) / 16 (for MBA and General Graduates)
      Module Duration: 35 min (for Engineering Graduates) / 16 min (for MBA and General Graduates)
      Detailed Syllabus:
      Basic Mathematics
      • Divisibility
      • HCF and LCM
      • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
      Applied Mathematics
      • Profit and Loss
      • Simple and Compound Interest
      • Time, Speed and Distance
      Engineering Mathematics
      • Logarithms
      • Permutation and Combinations
      • Probability
  • Logical Ability
    • The module assesses capacity of an individual to interpret things objectively, to be able to perceive and interpret trends to make generalizations and be able to analyze assumptions behind an argument/statement.
      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.
      Number of Questions: 24
      Module Duration: 35 min
      Detailed Syllabus:
      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
  • Computer Programming(For Engineering Graduates)
    • The module is ideal to evaluate entry level talent�s exposure and expertise in Computer Programming. This module is agnostic to programming languages and does not require the candidates to code during the test.
      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.
      Number of Questions: 25
      Module Duration: 35 min
      Detailed Syllabus:
      Basic Programming
      • Data Types
      • Iteration, Recursion, Decision
      • Procedure, functions and scope
      Data Structures
      • Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs
      • Stacks, Queues
      • Hash Tables
      • Heaps
      OOPs
      • Polymorphism
      • Abstraction
      • Encapsulation
      Miscellaneous
      • Searching and Sorting
      • Complexity Theory
  • Excel (Compulsory for management graduates)
    • The module assesses, without bias, how efficiently a candidate can �work� on excel instead of how well he �knows or remembers� excel.
      Befitting Job Functions/Profiles: Business Consultant, Business Analyst/Associate, Research Analyst/Associate, Accountant, etc.
      Number of Questions: 23
      Module Duration: 20 min
      Detailed Syllabus:
      MS Excel Basics
      • Formatting cells
      • Insertion, deletion
      • Page setup
      • Cut, copy, paste
      • Drop down
      Data Analysis and Presentation
      • Managing worksheets and workbooks
      • Pivot table
      • Analyzing and organizing data
      • Basic formulae
      Advanced excel
      • Macros
      • Sheet Protection

Sample Questions 

These are the sample papers of various sections of Amcat.You can practice these and similar questions to score more in this exam.

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