Syllabus Introduction General Graduates

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 benefitting 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.

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

Compulsory Modules

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:25mm

Detailed Syllabus:25

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

Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI)

The module checks how thorough a candidate is in accomplishing a task with concern for all the aspects involved, no matter how small.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Content Management, Quality Assurance, Banking Analyst, In house Lawyer, Designer - Fashion, Interior and Industrial, Business Analysts, Health Care, Engineers, etc. Number of Questions: 25

Module Duration: 20 min

Detailed Syllabus:

Verbal ATD

Numerical ATD

Visual ATD

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

Computer Science

The module focuses to assess the candidate’s knowledge in basics of operating system and computer architecture, computer networks and database concepts.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Software Developers, Database Administrator and Network Engineers Number of Questions: 26

Module Duration: 22 min Detailed Syllabus:

Operating System and Computer Architecture

Basics of OS and Computer Architecture

Process Management and Synchronization

Memory and I/O Management

DBMS

Data model

Relational Algebra and SQL

Normalization, Architecture, Indexing

Computer Networks

Basics of networking and communication

OSI, TCP/IP layers and protocols

Network Devices and Routing Algorithms

Electronics & Semiconductor

The module assesses the job suitability of the candidate in those companies which deal with Embedded Systems, VLSI design, SOC, Electronic, Design and Automation Companies etc.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Electronics Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist, Technical Content Developer,etc.

Number of Questions: 25 Module Duration: 35 min Detailed Syllabus:

Semiconductors and Devices

Basics of semiconductor

Two terminal devices

Three terminal devices

Analog Electronics

Basic for circuit analysis

Small Signal and Large Signal Circuit Analysis

Feedback, stability and oscillators

Op-amps

Filters

Digital Electronics

Boolean Algebra and minimization of Boolean functions

Logic families

Combinational Circuits

VLSI Basics

Telecommunication

This module evaluates the candidates on their knowledge and understanding of the subject of Telecommunication and its applications.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Telecommunications Field Engineer, Telecommunications Manager, Systems Developer, Radio communications Technician, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunications Technical Officer-Technologist, RF Engineer, Switch Engineer.

Number of Questions: 30 Module Duration: 30 min Detailed Syllabus: Communication

Analog

Digital

Optics

Microwave Engineering

Microwave engineering

Transmission lines and waveguides

Antennas and wave propagation

Radar

Electromagnetism

Electrostatics

Magneto statics

Electromagnetic theory

Electrical Engineering

The module focuses on testing a student on theoretical knowledge as well as practical concepts of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Electrical Engineer, Power Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electrical Industry Processes, Research and Development, etc.

Number of Questions: 30 Module Duration: 30 min Detailed Syllabus: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Basic electrical engineering

Electrical machines

Power machines

Instrumentation and control

Instruments and measurements

Control system

Electronics

Analog and digital electronics

Power electronics

Mechanical Engineering

The module assesses a student's skills, knowledge and understanding of the core principles/concepts in the branch of mechanical engineering.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development, Automation Engineer, Product Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales and Operations in industry processes, etc.

Number of Questions: 30 Module Duration: 25 min Detailed Syllabus: Manufacturing Science

Engineering materials

Production engineering

CAD/CAM

Industrial engineering

Thermodynamics and IC Engines

Thermodynamic cycles and steam generators

IC engines

Heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning

Fluid and Machine Mechanics

Fluid mechanics and fluid machinery

Strength of materials

Theory of machines

Machine design

Civil Engineering

The module focuses on testing a student on general principles of mechanics and construction, and requires the candidates to apply these principles in practical based problems.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles:

Civil Engineer, Research Associate, Site Engineer, Design Engineer, Structural Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive - Industrial Processes, Technical Content Developer, etc.

Number of Questions: 25 Module Duration: 20 min Detailed Syllabus:

Structural Engineering

Applied mechanics

Strength of materials

Building materials and construction

Theory of structures

Steel structures

Concrete technology

R.C.C. Design

Geotechnical and Water Resources Engineering

Soil mechanics

Hydraulic engineering

Water supply engineering

Transportation Engineering and Surveying

Highways engineering

Railway engineering

Surveying