Friday, August 21, 2015

AMCAT Syllabus and Sample Papers

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AMCAT Introduction:

AMCAT tests students from different fields in various domains with the help of an in-depth micro analysis in each domain.

The test consists of various sections/modules which you can choose according to your profile or education background. There are certain modules which are compulsory for everyone (Language and Aptitude Modules), whereas others are optional. During the test, you will be given an option to select any two domain specific modules. It is recommended to that you go through the module description and befitting job profiles before you go to take the AMCAT. Your choice of modules increases your visibility for particular kind of jobs, for instance, if you take the Programming Module, you will be visible to more IT companies whereas taking a HR module will help you find HR profiles. It is best for you to go through the module list now and decide which optional modules you would like to take.

Provided below is the list of all the modules that you can take in AMCAT, the broad topics that a module would cover, relevant job profiles, number of questions, duration and some sample questions for each module.

AMCAT Modules:

Amcat Modules are two types

1. Compulsory Modules
2. Optional Modules

First, I will explain about compulsory modules
1. Compulsory Modules
          a. English
          b. Quantitative Ability
          c. Logical Ability
          d. Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI)

Syllabus for 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

Syllabus for 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
Syllabus for 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
Syllabus for Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI):

The module does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles.
Number of Questions: 80
Module Duration: 20 min
Detailed Syllabus:
AMPI: Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory is based on the five-factor model of Personality. AMPI measures five broad�based traits:
  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Openness to Experience
  • Agreeableness.


Optional Modules

1. Computer Programming:

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




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