eLitmus Syllabus and Test Pattern 2018 for eLitmus written pH Test

eLitmus syllabus for eLitmus written pH test is dicussed here in details.

Lakhs and Lakhs of candidates graduate every year. Even though most of the colleges offer on-campus placements, not everyone gets placed in them. So, what happens to those unplaced students? These unplaced students go for off-campus drives in hopes of getting placed. 

But, nowadays, most of the companies, rather than conducting their own drives, hire graduates and freshers through processes like eLitmus pH testAMCAT etc. To know more check this – Amcat vs eLitmus

Amongst these, eLitmus plays a major role in the hiring of freshers. So, what is eLitmus pH test? This article will discuss all the details about the eLitmus pH test.

About Elitmus pH Test

eLitmus Evaluation Private Limited is an Indian recruitment organization founded by ex-Infosys employees. It helps the companies in hiring freshers to their entry-level jobs through its effective and unique test called eLitmus pH test

This test is used by most of the companies including some fortune 500 companies like Dell, General Electric, etc. to recruit graduates.

Elitmus is a little tricky exam to crack compared to other employability tests. Elitmus is a content challenged test (less number of questions; high quality in depth of question) rather than a time-challenged test (more number of questions; less quality in depth of questions).

eLitmus calls this method of testing as ‘pH Test’.

>> Know more on eLitmus registration, fee, exam dates etc

eLitmus Exam Pattern

The sections included in eLitmus exam pattern are:

  • Quantitative Ability (20 questions)
  • Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving (20 questions)
  • Verbal Ability (20 questions)
SectionsNo. of questionsTotal scoreNegative marking
Total60600Unique Negative Marking Scheme
Quantitative Ability20200Yes
Logical Reasoning20200Yes
Verbal Ability20200Yes

The syllabus for eLitmus exam pattern is given below. Please keep the below points in mind, before you attend the eLitmus exam.

  • eLitmus is a pen and paper based exam for a duration of 2 hours
  • Unlike other exams, there is no sectional timings as the exam is a pen & paper based test
  • The eLitmus exam is non-adaptive in nature.
  • There is negative marking in eLitmus exam.
  • elitmus exam score is valid for 2 years
  • Candidate should wisely allocate time among the three sections based on his/her proficiency in order to ace the exam.

eLitmus Syllabus

Below is the detailed eLitmus syllabus for eLitmus pH test. You need to practice each topic given in eLitmus syllabus, to score a good percentile in the test.

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Quantitative Ability eLitmus Syllabus

Below is the eLitmus syllabus for quantitative ability sections. You need to answer 5-8 questions from this section to score a good percentile.

  • Geometry
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Few Miscellaneous Questions on topics like Progressions, Algebra etc.

Logical Reasoning & Problem-Solving eLitmus Syllabus

Below is the eLitmus syllabus for quantitative ability sections. You need to answer 5-8 questions from this section to score a good percentile.

  • Cryptarithmetic (3 questions)
  • Logical Reasoning (8 questions)
  • Data Interpretation (5 questions)
  • Data Sufficiency (4 questions)

Verbal Ability eLitmus Syllabus

Below is the eLitmus syllabus for the verbal ability section. You need to answer 10-14 questions from this section to score a good percentile.

  • Reading Comprehension (3 comprehensions – 16 questions)
  • Para Jumbles (2 questions)
  • Sentence completion based on vocabular (2 questions)
  • Sentence completion based on subject-verb agreement (4 questions)
  • Miscellaneous questions related to grammar 

eLitmus Syllabus – Important topics

While preparing for the eLitmus exam, you need to check the eLitmus syllabus and prepare topics in the order of importance. We recommend you to follow the below order and prepare 🙂

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SectionHigh ImportanceMedium ImportanceLow Importance
Quantitative AbilityNumber SystemsProbabilityMensuration
GeometryPermutation & Combination
Time, Speed and DistanceTime and Work
Logical ReasoningData InterpretationLogical Reasoning
Data Sufficiency
Verbal AbilitySentence CompletionPara jumbles
Reading ComprehensionVocabulary

Scoring Pattern (Negative Marking) for Elitmus

eLitmus follows a scoring method called the ‘Handicap Based Negative Marking’. Negative marking is done based on

  • The number of questions attempted by the candidate
  • The accuracy of wrong answers

Based on the number of questions attempted – For example, a student who gets 4 wrong answers out of 30 attempts is penalised higher for each wrong answers compared to a student who gets 4 wrong answers out of 40 attempts.

Based on the accuracy of wrong answers – Every question has close wrong answers and irrelevant wrong answers. For example, a question like “What is the capital of India?” could have choices as Delhi, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. A person marking Delhi as an answer is treated differently as compared to a person marking Mumbai or Bangalore.

Quantitatively eLitmus score is done as follows:

 If 24 questions are answered. 25% or ¼ of 24 is 6. So if of these 24 questions following can be the scenario

  • 19 right attempts & 5 wrong attempts – no negative marking
  • 18 right attempts & 6 wrong attempts – no negative marking
  • 17 right attempts & 7 wrong attempts – negative marking only on 1 question (i.e. after making 6 wrong attempts)

eLitmus Score Vs. Percentile chart

elitmus syllabus - scores and percentiles

eLitmus Eligibility Criteria

Age limit: No limit (anyone can take).

Educational Qualification: BE/B.Tech, MCA, ME/Mtech or M.Sc (CS/IT/Electronics)  (An undergraduate major in the subject)

ID Requirement: Government-issued ID (like Driving license, passport, Voter Id card etc). Printout of eAadhar is not accepted.

Documents Requirement: Xth, XIIth, Graduation/Post graduation mark sheets (Final year students need to carry the marks sheets available till date).

Other essentials: eLitmus Admit Card with photo pasted

Any other eligibility criteria: No specific eligibility criteria

Note: All jobs through eLitmus are listed on our website at elitmus.com.

  1. Login to your eLitmus account. 
  2. Go to Jobs –> All Jobs section, and find the link to apply.

Do check the eligibility criteria for the company you are applying to, in order to ascertain the suitability of your profile for the same.

eLitmus syllabus FAQs

The eLitmus score is valid for a period of 2 years.

There is no restriction on taking the pH test. You can take the pH test any number of times without restriction and during shortlisting, your best score will be considered.

However in eLitmus’ experience, significant number of companies prefer to shortlist candidates who have taken no more than 3 attempts. Hence, no more than 3 attempts are recommended.

Though there is no eligibility criteria to take the pH test, companies hiring through elitmus may have their own criteria in regards to backlogs. Therefore, we suggest that you clear your backlogs before taking the pH test.