AMCAT Syllabus

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.

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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.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles

This module will be relevant for almost all profiles such as Business Consulting, HR/Admin, iTeS/BPO, Marketing, Engineering, Sales & Customer Management, IT, Hotel Management, Life Sciences, Content Development, etc.

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Modules - 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.

Compulsory 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.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 18 16 Min Vocabury - Synonyms, Antonyms, Contextual Vocabulary | Grammer - Error Identification, Sentence Improvement and Construction | Comprehension - Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Ability Tech - The module is ideal to evaluate the numerical ability of an individual and is available in both technical and non technical flavor.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 18 16 Min Basic Mathematics - Divisibility, HCF & LCM, Numbers, Decimal fractions and Power. | Applied Mathematics - Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time, Speed & Distance, Inverse | 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.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 14 16 Min Deductive Reasoning - Coding deductive logic, Data Sufficiency, Directional Sense,Logical Word Sequence, 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 does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 19 20 Min AMPI : Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory is based on the five-factor model of Personality. | AMPI measures five broadbased traits - Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness

Information Gathering & Synthesis - 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.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 15 20 Min Data Interpretation, Information Ordering, Rule Based Selection and Locating Information

Excel (Compulsory only 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.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 23 20 Min MS Excel Basic - 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 formula | Advanced excel - Macros, Sheet Protection

General Syllabus

Computer Programming - The module is ideal to evaluate entry level talents 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.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 35 Min Basic Programming - Data Types, Iteration, Recursion, Decision, Procedure, functions and scope | Data Structures - Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs, Stacks, Queues, Hash Tables, Heaps, Searching and Sorting | OOPs - Polymorphism, Abstraction, Encapsulation, Complexity Theory

Physics - This module requires a candidate to apply the principles and laws, involved in various topics such as Newtons laws, Electromagnetic theories etc, to real world situations.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles : Lab Supervisor, Researcher, Technician, Manager, Consulting Physicist, Research Associate, Senior Physicist.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 22 20 Min Classical Mechanics - Kinematics and Dynamics, Rotational and Fluid Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves | Electromagnetism - Electrostatics, Magneto statics and electro dynamics, Optics | Thermodynamics and Modern Physics - Thermal physics, Nuclear and Particle physics

Chemistry - The module assesses the candidates on the various laws, theories and principles governing the various physical phenomena in chemistry.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles : Laboratory Assistant, Scientist, Research and Development, Chemist, Sales Representative, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 18 15 Min Physical Chemistry - Atomic structure, Chemical bonding, Gaseous state, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical and ionic equilibrium, Solutions and colligative properties, Electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics | Inorganic Chemistry - | Periodic table and periodic properties s, p and d-block elements, Coordination compounds | Organic Chemistry - Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Types of organic reactions

Basic Biology - Medical Representative, Nurse, Scientist, Research and Development, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 22 16 Min Basic Anatomy - Brain and skeleton, Muscular system and alimentary canal, Respiratory and cardiac system | Physiology-1 (Head and Thorax) - Brain and pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid glands, Neuro-transmission, Respiration, Lymphatic system and complete blood system | Physilogy-2 (Below Thorax) - Endocrine glands and gastrointestinal tract, Adrenals, pancreas, testes and ovary, Urinary system, Reproductive system

Engineering Syllabus

Computer Science - Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). The module focuses to assess the candidates knowledge in basics of operating system and computer architecture, computer networks and database concepts.

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Befitting Job Functions/Profiles : Software Developers, Database Administrator and Network Engineers

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 26 25 Min 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 and Semiconductors : Electronics Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist, Technical Content Developer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 35 Min 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 : Telecommunications Field Engineer, Telecommunications Manager, Systems Developer, Radio communications Technician, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunications Technical Officer-Technologist, RF Engineer, Switch Engineer.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 30 Min Communication - Analog, Digital, Optics | Microwave Engineering - Microwave engineering,Transmission lines and waveguides,Antennas and wave propagation, Radar | Electromagnetism - Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electromagnetic theory

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

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 30 Min 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 : Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development, Automation Engineer, Product Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales and Operations in industry processes, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 30 25 Min 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 : Civil Engineer, Research Associate, Site Engineer, Design Engineer, Structural Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive - Industrial Processes, Technical Content Developer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 40 25 Min 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 engineeringe, Water supply engineering | Transportation Engineering and Surveying - Highways engineering, Railway engineering, Estimation and costing, Surveying

Instrumentation Engineering : Instrumentation Engineer, Automation Engineer, Research Scientist, Design Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 20 Min Instrumentation and Control - Transducers and industrial instrumentation, Analytical and optical instrumentation, Electronic instrumentation and measurements, Control systems and process control | Electronics - Analog electronics, Digital electronics, Microprocessor and microcontroller | Signals and Communication System - Signal and systems, Communications, Fundamentals of network analysis and synthesis

Production Engineering : Process Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Service Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 20 20 Min Production Technology and Analysis - Metal casting, forming and joining, Manufacturing Analysis | Metal Cutting and Tool Design - Machining and machine tool operators, Tool engineering, Metrology and inspection | Material Science and CIM - Polymers and composites, Computer integrated manufacturing

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

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 15 Min Process Metallurgy - Fuels and furnaces mineral beneficiation, Non Ferrous Technology - Iron and steel, Metallurgical thermodynamics | Industrial Metallurgy - Metal casting, joining and forming, Corrosion science | Physical Metallurgy - Non ferrous materials, Phase transformation and heat treatment, Material testing and characterization

Chemical Engineering : Chemical Engineer, Research Scientist, Manufacturer (Chemical Industry), Quality Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Industrial Processes, Technical Content Developer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 26 25 Min Transport Phenomena - Fluid mechanics, Heat transfer, Mass transfer | Chemical Process Engineering and Technology - Process engineering and technology, Chemical technology | Chemical Process Principles and Design - Chemical reaction engineering, Chemical engineering thermodynamics, Stoichiometry and process calculations

Automotive Engineering : Aerospace Engineer, Marine Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Content Developer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 26 25 Min Engine Components and Transmission - Automotive Petrol and Diesel Engines, Automotive Chassis, Power Units and Transmission, Automotive Electrical Systems and Electronics | Auto vehicle technology and Electrical - Vehicle Body Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Combustion, Auto-Maintenance and Turn-Up | General Mechanical Engineering - Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery, Thermodynamics Cycles and Steam Generators, Manufacturing Methods, Machine Design, Theory of Machines, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Materials

Paint Technology : Paint Technologists in paint manufacturing companies and home furnishing companies, Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Production, Marketing, Technical Assistants/Executives.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 20 15 Min Raw Materials and Precursors - Introduction to components of surface coatings, Organic, inorganic pigments, extenders, dyestuff, natural resins and polymers, Synthetic resins and polymers | Coating Manufacturing, Evaluation, Types - Formulation principles and manufacturing of coatings, Coating properties and evaluation, Industrial and specialty coatings, decorative and eco-friendly coatings | Paint Application and Troubleshooting - Surface treatment and coating applications, Coating defects

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

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 25 15 Min Polymer Chemistry and Characterization - Chemistry of polymers, Polymer characterization | Polymer Synthesis and Properties - Synthesis and properties, Polymer processing, Polymer theology | Application of Polymers - Polymer testing, Polymer technology, Polymer blends and composites

Industrial Engineering : Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Financial Engineer, Plant Engineer, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 18 20 Min Design of Manufacturing Systems - Product design and development, Work system design, Facility design | Quality Control and Management - Quality management, Production planning and inventory control, Management information system | Reliability and Costing - Reliability and maintenance, Operation research, Engineering economy and costing

Management Syllabus

Banking & Financial Service - Accounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers and Finance Officers, Cash Managers, Management Consultants.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 24 20 Min Basic Concepts of Marketing - Markets and Marketing management, Analyzing Consumer Behavior, STP | Marketing Research - | Marketing Strategies and Plans, Fields of Marketing (Retail Marketing, Service Marketing, International Marketing and Rural Marketing), Consumer behavior, Marketing Mix, Product Strategy and Product Line Decisions, Product Life Cycle, Pricing Decisions, Promotion Tools, Distribution | Advertising and Brand Management - Advertising, Media Planning, Brand Concept and Positioning

Finance and Accounting - Accounts Executive/Manager, Finance Executive, Accounting Executive, BFSI Product Sales Executive/Manager, BFSI Product Services Executive/Manager, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 20 25 Min Accounting Basics - Journalizing and Posting, Subsidiary Books & Accounts | Financial Reporting - Assets and Liabilities, Cost Concepts, Inventories | Financial Statements Analysis - Basic, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow, Financial Ratios

Banking & Financial Services - Accounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers and Finance Officers, Cash Managers, Management Consultants.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 27 20 Min Investment Products - Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Derivatives | Banking Products - Debt, Banking | Basic Economics and Taxation - Macro Economics, Taxation

Human Resources (HR) - HR/Recruitment Manager/Executive, Training Manager/Executive, IT Recruiter, Sourcing Executive/Manager, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 22 25 Min Human Resource Management - HR Planning, Training and Development, Compensation Management, Performance Appraisal | Organizational behavior - Industrial behavior, Group behavior, Organizational structure and design | Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare - Acts, Other Aspects of Labour Welfare

Operations - Operations Executive/Manager, Operation Research Associate, Supply Chain Manager, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 15 20 Min Planning and Development - Capacity ,Resource and Layout planning, Process selection and Project planning | Supply Chain Management - Statistical Quality Control, Control Chart, Sampling Operating Characteristic Curve, Basics of Quality Management | Quality Management - Product Design and Development, Sourcing and Purchasing, Logistics and Warehousing, Inventory Management

Basic Statistics - The module assesses MBA students on their understanding of basic concepts and methods of statistics, laying emphasis on quantitative methods and statistical techniques used to investigate and interpret statistical data in order to arrive at meaningful conclusions.

Befitting Job Functions/Profiles : Business Consultant, Business Analyst/Associate, Research Analyst/Associate, Accountant, etc.

Questions Time_Duration Syllabus
Q. 20 30 Min Exploratory Analysis - Statistical survey and presentation of data, Measures of central tendency, Measures of dispersion & Skewness, Design of experiments, sampling, sampling error, sampling bias | Statistical inference - Formulating null and alternate hypothesis, Type I and Type II errors, z-test/t-test, p-values, Chi-square distribution, Confidence intervals, Correlation, Regression & Multivariate analysis | Probability - Basics of probability, Probability density function (PDF), Cumulative distribution function (CDF), Standard distributions

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