What is the full syllabus & exam pattern of AMCAT

Author: Jennifer Sara

AMCAT Exam Pattern

In the AMCAT exam, there are certain modules that are compulsory for everyone like Language and Aptitude Modules, whereas others are optional. During the test, candidates will be given an option to select any two domain-specific modules. It is recommended that the candidates go through the module description and befitting job profiles before they go to take the AMCAT.

The candidate's choice of modules increases your visibility for particular kinds of jobs, for instance, if the candidates take the Programming Module then will be visible to more IT companies whereas taking an HR module will help to find HR profiles. Actually, the best way is to go through the module list and decide which optional modules you would like to take.

AMCAT tests provide the different fields in various domains with the help of in-depth micro analysis in each domain that consists of various sections/modules which can choose according to candidates profile or educational background.

Befitting Job Functions or Profiles

The 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...

Modules in AMCAT

AMCAT would cover the modules including relevant job profiles, number of questions, duration, and some sample questions for each module.

List of Compulsory Syllabus


The English module evaluates written English skills and is aimed at determining the candidate"s ability to understand:

  • The written text
  • The spoken word
  • The ability to communicate effectively through written documents

Questions & Time for English Test

  • Number of Questions: 18 Questions
  • Time Duration: 16 Minutes

Syllabus of English

  • Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar: Error Identification, Sentence Improvement, and Construction
  • Comprehension: Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Ability

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

Questions & Time for Quantitative Ability

  • Number of Questions: 18 Questions
  • Time Duration: 16 Minutes

Syllabus of Quantitative Ability

  • 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, Combinations, Probability

Logical Ability

The Logical Ability module assesses the 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 for Logical Ability Test

  • Number of Questions: 14 Questions
  • Time Duration: 16 Minutes

Syllabus of Logical Ability Test

  • 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

This module does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles.

Questions & Time for AMPI Test

  • Number of Questions: 19 Questions
  • Time Duration: 20 Minutes

Syllabus of AMPI Test

  • 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

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.

Questions & Time for Information Gathering & Synthesis

  • Number of Questions: 15 Questions
  • Time Duration: 20 Minutes

Syllabus of Information Gathering & Synthesis

  • Data Interpretation, Information Ordering, Rule-Based Selection, and Locating Information

Excel (Compulsory only for Management)

The module assesses without basic, how efficiently a candidate can work on excel instead of how well he knows or remembers excel.

Questions & Time for Excel Test

  • Number of Questions: 23 Questions
  • Time Duration: 20 Minutes

Syllabus of Excel 

  • 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

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