AMCAT Syllabus and Test Pattern 2018

Knowledge of AMCAT syllabus and test pattern 2018 is very important before you give your AMCAT test. In this article, we will discuss the latest AMCAT syllabus and test pattern.

AMCAT syllabus and exam pattern

AMCAT Test pattern 2018

The latest AMCAT test pattern consists of five modules, in which four (aptitude, verbal, logical and AMPI modules) are compulsory and two (computer literacy, computer programming principles and applications, electronics and semiconductors, civil engineering, mechanical and finance) are optional. Here is a table for your quick understanding of the AMCAT exam pattern 2018.

Amcat Test Pattern (Latest)

SectionNumber of questionsTime duration
Quantitative Ability1618 mins
English Ability1816 mins
Logical Reasoning1416 mins
AMCAT Personality Inventory9020 mins
Domain-specific test (Select any 1 or 2 modules)(based on modules you select)(based on modules you select)

The best way to prepare for latest AMCAT test pattern is through our AMCAT dashboard. We have collected AMCAT previous year questions section-wise. These are the most repeated questions in AMCAT exam.

We also have a set of AMCAT Mock tests which are similar to the original AMCAT exam. Questions in our AMCAT mock tests were taken from previous AMCAT papers. Practice these AMCAT Mock tests before your AMCAT exam and analyze your score.

For information regarding optional modules available in Amcat, check here.

Amcat Syllabus 2018

Amcat syllabus for compulsory and optional modules is given here. To know what modules you can take based on your branch, check here.

AMCAT syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

TopicSubtopics
Basic MathematicsDivisibility
HCF and LCM
Numbers, decimal fractions and power
Applied MathematicsProfit and Loss
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance
Inverse
Engineering MathematicsLogarithms
Permutation and Combinations
Probability

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AMCAT syllabus for English Ability

TopicSubtopics
VocabularySynonyms
Antonyms
Contextual Vocabulary
GrammarError Identification
Sentence Improvement and Construction
ComprehensionReading Comprehension

AMCAT syllabus for Logical Reasoning

TopicSubtopics
Deductive ReasoningCoding deductive logic
Data Sufficiency, Directional Sense, Logical Word Sequence
Objective Reasoning
Selection decision tables
Puzzles
Inductive reasoningCoding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
Abductive ReasoningLogical word sequence
Data sufficiency

AMCAT syllabus for AMPI

This module does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles. So be careful while you answer these questions. AMCAT syllabus for AMPI round is as follows:

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

AMCAT Syllabus for Engineering Modules

Jobs that you can except if you attempt this module: Technical Support Executive, Computer Engineer, Software Developer Web, System s/w, Product, Trainee, Testing Engineer, Research Engineer, Content Developer-IT, IT Recruiter, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Basic ProgrammingData Types
Iteration, Recursion, Decision
Procedure, functions and scope
Data StructuresArrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs
Stacks, Queues
Hash Tables
Heaps
Searching and Sorting
OOPsPolymorphism
Abstraction
Encapsulation
Complexity Theory
MiscellaneousSearching and Sorting
Complexity Theory

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Software Developers, Database Administrator and Network Engineers

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Operating System and Computer ArchitectureBasics of OS and Computer Architecture
Process Management and Synchronization
Memory and I/O Management
DBMSData model
Relational Algebra and SQL
Normalization, Architecture, Indexing
Computer NetworksBasics of networking and communication
OSI, TCP/IP layers and protocols
Network Devices and Routing Algorithms

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Electronics Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist, Technical Content Developer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Semiconductors and DevicesBasics of semiconductor
Two terminal devices
Three terminal devices
Analog ElectronicsBasic for circuit analysis
Small Signal and Large Signal Circuit Analysis
Feedback, stability and oscillators
Op-amps
Filters
Digital ElectronicsBoolean Algebra and minimization of Boolean functions
Logic families
Combinational Circuits
VLSI Basics

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Electronics Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist, Technical Content Developer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
CommunicationAnalog
Digital
Optics
Microwave EngineeringMicrowave engineering
Transmission lines and waveguides
Antennas and wave propagation
Radar
ElectromagnetismElectrostatics
Magnetostatics
Electromagnetic theory

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Electrical Engineer, Power Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electrical Industry Processes, Research and Development, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Fundamentals of Electrical EngineeringBasic electrical engineering
Electrical machines
Power machines
Instrumentation and controlInstruments and measurements
Control system
ElectronicsAnalog and digital electronics
Power electronics

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development, Automation Engineer, Product Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Sales and Operations in industry processes, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Manufacturing ScienceEngineering materials
Production engineering
CAD/CAM
Industrial engineering
Thermodynamics and IC EnginesThermodynamic cycles and steam generators
IC engines
Heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning
Fluid and Machine MechanicsFluid mechanics and fluid machinery
Strength of materials
Theory of machines
Machine design

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Civil Engineer, Research Associate, Site Engineer, Design Engineer, Structural Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive – Industrial Processes, Technical Content Developer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Structural EngineeringApplied mechanics
Strength of materials
Building materials and construction
Theory of structures
Steel structures
Concrete technology
R.C.C. Design
Geotechnical and Water Resources EngineeringSoil mechanics
Hydraulic engineering
Water supply engineering
Transportation Engineering and Surveying

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Instrumentation Engineer, Automation Engineer, Research Scientist, Design Engineer, Plant Engineer, Process Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Instrumentation and ControlTransducers and industrial instrumentation
Analytical and optical instrumentation
Electronic instrumentation and measurements
Control systems and process control
ElectronicsAnalog electronics
Digital electronics
Microprocessor and microcontroller
Signals and Communication SystemSignal and systems
Communications
Fundamentals of network analysis and synthesis

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Industrial Engineer, Process Engineer, Quality Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Financial Engineer, Plant Engineer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Design of Manufacturing SystemsProduct design and development
Work system design
Facility design
Quality Control and ManagementQuality management
Production planning and inventory control
Management information system
Reliability and CostingReliability and maintenance
Operation research
Engineering economy and costing

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Process Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Service Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Production Technology and AnalysisMetal casting, forming and joining
Manufacturing Analysis
Metal Cutting and Tool DesignMachining and machine tool operators
Tool engineering
Metrology and inspection
Material Science and CIMPolymers and composites
Computer integrated manufacturing

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Process Metallurgists, Design Engineer, Metallurgical R&D Lab Technician, Welding Engineer, Quality Planning Engineer, Plant Equipment Engineer and Ballistics Engineer.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Process MetallurgyFuels and furnaces mineral beneficiation
Non Ferrous Technology – Iron and steel
Metallurgical thermodynamics
Industrial MetallurgyMetal casting, joining and forming
Corrosion science
Physical MetallurgyNon ferrous materials
Phase transformation and heat treatment
Material testing and characterization

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Chemical Engineer, Research Scientist, Manufacturer (Chemical Industry), Quality Engineer, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Industrial Processes, Technical Content Developer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Transport PhenomenaFluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Mass transfer
Chemical Process Engineering and TechnologyProcess engineering and technology
Chemical technology
Chemical Process Principles and DesignChemical reaction engineering
Chemical engineering thermodynamics
Stoichiometry and process calculations

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Aerospace Engineer, Marine Engineer, Design Engineer, Research and Development Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Content Developer, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Engine Components and TransmissionAutomotive Petrol and Diesel Engines
Automotive Chassis
Power Units and Transmission
Automotive Electrical Systems and Electronics
Auto vehicle technology and ElectricalVehicle Body Engineering
Vehicle Dynamics
Heat Transfer and Combustion
Auto-Maintenance and Turn-Up
General Mechanical EngineeringStrength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machinery
Thermodynamics Cycles and Steam Generators
Manufacturing Methods
Machine Design
Theory of Machines
Industrial Engineering
Engineering Materials

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Paint Technologists in paint manufacturing companies and home furnishing companies, Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Production, Marketing, Technical Assistants/Executives.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Raw Materials and PrecursorsIntroduction to components of surface coatings
Organic, inorganic pigments, extenders, dyestuff, natural resins and polymers
Synthetic resins and polymers
Coating Manufacturing, Evaluation, TypesFormulation principles and manufacturing of coatings
Coating properties and evaluation
Industrial and specialty coatings, decorative and eco-friendly coatings
Paint Application and TroubleshootingSurface treatment and coating applications
Coating defects

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Production Engineers or Technologists, Quality Control Inspectors and Polymer Specialists

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Polymer Chemistry and CharacterizationChemistry of polymers
Polymer characterization
Polymer Synthesis and PropertiesSynthesis and properties
Polymer processing
Polymer theology
Application of PolymersPolymer testing
Polymer technology
Polymer blends and composites

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Laboratory Assistant, Scientist, Research and Development, Chemist, Sales Representative, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Physical ChemistryAtomic structure
Chemical bonding
Gaseous state
Chemical thermodynamics
Chemical and ionic equilibrium
Solutions and colligative properties
Electrochemistry
Chemical kinetics
Inorganic ChemistryPeriodic table and periodic properties
s, p and d-block elements
Coordination compounds
Organic ChemistryPurification and characterization of organic compounds
Types of organic reactions

AMCAT Syllabus for Management Modules

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Business Consultant, Business Analyst/Associate, Research Analyst/Associate, Accountant, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
MS Excel BasicsFormatting cells
Insertion, deletion
Page setup
Cut, copy, paste
Drop down
Data Analysis and PresentationManaging worksheets and workbooks
Pivot table
Analyzing and organizing data
Basic formulae
Advanced excelMacros
Sheet Protection

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Accounting Managers, Corporate Controllers, Chief Financial Officers, Treasurers and Finance Officers, Cash Managers, Management Consultants.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Investment ProductsStocks
Bonds
Mutual Funds
Derivatives
Banking ProductsBanking
Debt
Basic Economics and TaxationMacro Economics
Taxation

 

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Sales Manager/Executive, Marketing Manager/Executive, etc

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Basic Concepts of MarketingMarkets and Marketing management
Analyzing Consumer Behavior
STP
Marketing ResearchMarketing 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 ManagementAdvertising
Media Planning
Brand Concept and Positioning

 

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: HR/Recruitment Manager/Executive, Training Manager/Executive, IT Recruiter, Sourcing Executive/Manager, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Human Resource ManagementHR Planning
Training and Development
Compensation Management
Performance Appraisal
Organizational behaviorIndustrial behavior
Group behavior
Organizational structure and design
Industrial Relations and Labour WelfareActs
Other Aspects of Labour Welfare

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Operations Executive/Manager, Operation Research Associate, Supply Chain Manager, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Planning and DevelopmentCapacity, Resource and Layout planning
Process selection and Project planning
Supply Chain ManagementStatistical Quality Control
Control Chart
Sampling Operating Characteristic Curve
Basics of Quality Management
Quality ManagementProduct Design and Development
Sourcing and Purchasing
Logistics and Warehousing
Inventory Management

Jobs that you can expect if you attempt this module: Business Consultant, Business Analyst/Associate, Research Analyst/Associate, Accountant, etc.

The Syllabus for this module is as below.

TopicSubtopics
Exploratory AnalysisStatistical survey and presentation of data
Measures of central tendency
Measures of dispersion
Skewness
Design of experiments, sampling, sampling error, sampling bias
Statistical inferenceFormulating 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
ProbabilityBasics of probability
Probability density function (PDF)
Cumulative distribution function (CDF)
Standard distributions

 

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