AMCAT Syllabus 2018 Most Updated

AMCAT Syllabus for 2018 a little more complex, even on their official website they don’t mention some topics in Syllabus, like Time and Work but questions come in their exam. On this page we will cover AMCAT Paper Pattern 2018 and latest updated Syllabus for AMCAT and mention hidden topic also from which questions are asked.

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments section below, we will answer the same.

AMCAT Online Test Syllabus for 2018

There are some very interesting questions asked by students in the comments section at the end of the page, we recommend reading them as well. You will get to know a lot of good facts about the exam.

Name of the PaperMarks
English Comprehensive 900
Aptitude900
Logical Ability900
Optional Module900
Total3600

AMCAT Exam Pattern 2018 for Paper

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  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • ZS Associates
  • Deloitte
  • Sapient
  • Mu Sigma
  • etc

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amcat syllabus 2018 and amcat exam pattern

There are five sections in any given AMCAT Sample Papers and AMCAT Questions Papers if you’re applying for an IT job-

  • English Verbal
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Ability
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science(only for CS/IT, your branch paper if other Branch)

Syllabus for AMCAT 2018

AMCAT Syllabus 2018No. of QuestionsTotal TimeDifficultyCut off Percentile to get Job Offers
Quantitative1618Medium75%ile
Logical Reasoning1416High75%ile
Verbal English1816Medium80%ile
Computer Programming2535High80%ile
Domain Test2625High75%ile

Below are the Syllabus for compulsory section post which you will find branch specific section –

AMCAT Compulsory Section Syllabus

AMCAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

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  • Basic Mathematics
    • LCM & HCF
    • Divisibility
    • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Profit and Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Time, Speed and Distance
    • Inverse
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and Combinations
    • Probability
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 16 Ques
  • Time – 18 mins 

AMCAT Verbal English Syllabus

  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • Error Identification
    • Sentence Improvement & Construction
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Tenses & Articles
    • Preposition & Conjunctions
    • Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    • Contextual Vocabulary
    • Comprehension ordering
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 18 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins

AMCAT Logical Reasoning Questions

  • Deductive Reasoning
    • Coding deductive logic
    • Blood Relation
    • Directional Sense
    • Objective Reasoning
    • Selection decision tables
  • Inductive reasoning
    • Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    • Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
  • Abductive Reasoning
    • Logical word sequence
    • Data sufficiency
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 14 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins

AMCAT Computer Programming Syllabus

This section has MCQ on Computer Programming Logical. Not coding, that section is called Automata Coding.

  • 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

Number of Questions: 90
Module Duration: 20 min

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  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Openness to Experience
  • Agreeableness

 AMCAT Test LifeCycle

  1. Once you have registered and paid for AMCAT Test
  2. You have to choose your Test centers
  3. Wait for 7 days for results, if results not received in 10 days, you may contact AMCAT via email/phone
  4. Now from AMCAT Dashboard you can apply to different companies, they may/may not shortlist you for interview rounds based on your score
  5. Ideal percentiles to get calls from AMCAT can be found on our AMCAT score vs Percentile page.
  6. Wait 7 days for any company HR to contact you

Price of the Test – Rs.1138(Including GST)

AMCAT Domain Test Syllabus

AMCAT Computer Science Syllabus

Check the detailed Syllabus for a Computer Science student here

  • 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
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 25 Ques
  • Time – 26 mins

AMCAT Electronics and Semi Conductor 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

AMCAT Electrical 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

AMCAT Mechanical 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

AMCAT Civil Engineering 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
    • Estimation and costing
      Surveying

AMCAT Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

  • 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

AMCAT Industrial Syllabus

  • 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

AMCAT Production Engineering Syllabus

  • 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

Number of Questions: 25
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
    • Magnetostatics
    • Electromagnetic theory

Number of Questions: 25
Module Duration: 15 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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 characterisation

Number of Questions: 26
Module Duration: 25 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Number of Questions: 26
Module Duration: 25 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Number of Questions: 20
Module Duration: 15 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Detailed Syllabus: Telecommunication

  • Communication
    • Analog
    • Digital
    • Optics
  • Microwave Engineering
    • Microwave engineering
    • Transmission lines and waveguides
    • Antennas and wave propagation
    • Radar
  • Electromagnetism
    • Electrostatics
    • Magnetostatics
    • Electromagnetic theory
  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 25 Ques
  • Time – 30 mins

AMCAT Scoring Formulae

For AMCAT Questions if you take lesser time than designated for a question in AMCAT Test Papers for e.g. if there are 16 question in quants and total time is 18 mins.

Thus, the total time for one question = 67 seconds.

  • If for quants any question is solved 10 seconds before i.e 57 seconds you get +15 points.
  • Similarly, if it is solved after 77 seconds – 5 points.

Every year about 6 Lakhs people give AMCAT to look for their first job.

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

Number of Questions: 22
Module Duration: 20 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Number of Questions: 20
Module Duration: 25 min

Detailed Syllabus:

  • Accounting Basics
    • Journalizing and Posting
    • Subsidiary Books & Accounts
  • Financial Reporting
    • Assets and Liabilities
    • Cost Concepts
    • Inventories
  • Financial Statements Analysis
    • Basics
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement and Cash Flow
    • Financial Ratios

Number of Questions: 27
Module Duration: 20 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • Investment Products
    • Stocks
    • Bonds
    • Mutual Funds
    • Derivatives
  • Banking Products
    • Banking
    • Debt
  • Basic Economics and Taxation
    • Macro Economics
    • Taxation

Number of Questions: 22
Module Duration: 25 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Number of Questions: 15
Module Duration: 20 min
Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

Number of Questions: 20

Module Duration: 30 min

Detailed Syllabus:

  • 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

AMCAT Online Test Syllabus and Pattern

The check AMCAT Online Test Syllabus percentile vs marks charts for all branches below –

Online Test ModuleMarks
Aptitude900
English900
Logical900
Psychometric900
Domain Test900
Total4500

Now, you can also choose Computer programming as an extra optional module, its really a choice if you’re a computer science/IT then its compulsory else they give you option before the test on screen, if you want to give it or not.

AMCAT Written Test Syllabus for Aptitude Facts

AMCAT Written Test Percentile Chart<50 percentile<60<70<80<90<95>95
Aptitude480580650695745780800
Logical460495515535570600680
English470495525580640680710
Computer Programming350390435480520595645
Computer Science380415440470500595680

AMCAT Syllabus based Facts

AMCAT CSE Percentile Chart<50<60<70<80<90<95>95
Computer Programming Score(800)350390435480520595645
Computer Science Score(800)380415440470500595680

AMCAT Syllabus for ECE Based Facts

AMCAT ECE Percentile Chart<50<60<70<80<90<95>95
Marks320390450525595630670
Correct Questions7121517202122

Ques. Which are compulsory sections in AMCAT for CS student if I am just giving Off campus AMCAT for calls from companies?

Ans. English, Logical and Quants are compulsory and post that it gives you a pop up if you want to attend computer programming too, which you can accept or decline based on if you want IT companies to show interest in your, post this section one more pop up will come if you want to attend your domain test like CS, Civil, EEE etc.

Also, some companies like Deloitte shortlists on on the score of 3 compulsory section however, companies like CTS prefer Computer Programming MCQ well scored students too. For example, if you scored well in compulsory section you will get a call from CTS in AMCAT, but in case you didn’t score well in compulsory sections but scored well in computer programming and English, then they will call you for interview.

Well not necessary an interview, they also conduct Coding round for the selected students. So, in case you are shortlisted you will be sent an email saying attend coding round from home, in this test your don’t need to go to any center.

You can also check the detailed exam pattern for AMCAT here.

AMCAT based FAQ’s

There is no negative marking in the test. The test taker is expected to answer all the questions in every module.

Opting for the AMCAT test? Then you may have this frequently asked question as well. The AMCAT Test costs Rs 990 plus taxes (including a year’s subscription) After GST Rs 1138. The cost will cover a scheduled attempt plus all the privileges that come with the subscription package.

These privileges include:

  • AMCAT Certificates (recognised by 2000+ companies) and can be published on your LinkedIn profile
  • Personalised Job recommendations
  • Comprehensive feedback (assessment of strengths, weaknesses)
  • Validity of your AMCAT score + Access to all hot and premium Jobs

If you opt for an additional 1-year subscription, you gain a two-year access to the privileges that come with the AMCAT test. This translates to a Rs 900 extra. A 2-year subscription (1 base year plus two years) will give you a three-year access.

An adaptive test gets harder and easier based on the answer given to the previous question. If you answer a question correct, you get a tougher question and if you answer a question wrong the next question becomes easier. This allows the test to measure the exact ability of the test taker in the subject being tested.The score of the candidate depends on the level of questions he or she attempt correctly.
The candidate should attempt every question with complete sincerity, to ensure that he or she scores well.

You can prepare for AMCAT Test from our AMCAT Preparation Dashboard here.

Yes you can visit our AMCAT Score Calculator Dashboard here, you will get all information here.

The company recruiting would choose the score to consider. While some companies might consider the latest, others might pick the best or average scores.

There is no eligibility criteria to take the AMCAT. You should not have given the AMCAT in the last 45 days. There are no percentage criteria or educational qualifications to take the AMCAT.

Are there any charges for rescheduling the AMCAT test?
The following charges apply for rescheduling the test:

< 24 hrs to test: Test cannot be rescheduled

1 – 5 days: ₹ 350 + taxes

6 – 7 days: ₹ 250 + taxes

> 7 days: No charge for rescheduling upto 1 time and (₹ 250 + taxes) on all subsequent reschedules.

AMCAT scores are first sent to you over email. Please check the email account of the ID you provided while taking the test. Also check your junk folder. In case you find the email in Junk Folder, please mark the email is NON SPAM to ensure that you continue to get the emails from Aspiring Minds in your inbox.
If you have taken the AMCAT:
1. In your college for no specific company: The scores and reports are typically sent with in 6 working days of the test attempt. Sometimes due to heavy volumes there could be a delay. If you have taken the test more than 10 working days back, please send a support request on amcat website. In case all your college mates, have received their scores while you haven’t, please send a support request on amcat websites.
2. In an Aspiring Minds Test Center: The scores and reports are typically sent with in 6 working days of the test attempt. If you have taken the test more than 7 working days back, please send a support request on amcat website.
3. In your college for a specific company: You may or may not get your scores and report based on the policies of the specific company getting the test conducted.

First of all, you should properly go over your detailed feedback report. The report is available post login, here. The report will help you understand the areas where you didn’t fair well and help you understand how you can improve your employability and AMCAT scores.
Post reading the report, we recommend you train yourself using recommended books and reading material (in the report) to prepare yourself better.You may re-attempt the AMCAT after 45 days of your current attempt.

Congratulations. Aspiring Minds works around the year in helping AMCAT takers get jobs in leading companies around the country. AMCAT will inform you over email and SMS as soon as you are shortlisted by one of these corporates for a job interview. Please check your email regularly (including spam folder). Also keep your latest profile updated on myAMCAT. This will increase your chances of getting shortlisted and getting the information in time.
You will be eligible to apply to jobs with your AMCAT score, till the time your AMCAT subscription is valid.

Yes. You can give the AMCAT again after 45 days of your last attempt.

Yes you can. You can hide your profile from companies by editing the “Hide my profile” option in the profile section.
We recommend that you only hide your profile if you do not want a job any more. Otherwise there is little advantage of hiding your scores.
When you hide your scores, AM’s corporate team and clients will not be able to shortlist you for any job profiles. You will still continue to have access to your account and reports on myAMCAT.

1. Please check your junk email/spam email folder.2. Please wait for atleast 3 hours after you have got the SMS. The email might be on its way.3. In case you don’t get the admit card, to contact AMCAT via email/phone.

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