AMCAT – Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Papers, Jobs

Piyush Bhartiya
Modified on 2020-02-06 in Exam
Read time: 17 mins

AMCAT stands for the Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test, which is an adaptive test whose level of difficulty changes with respect to the previous attempted question. We are all aware of many competitive exams out in the academic forum like GMAT, CAT, SAT, MAT, NEET, AIPMS, etc. to name a few.

AMCAT happens to be one of them. So, everyone would now obviously be curious to understand what makes AMCAT stand unique among the other several competitive examinations.

AMCAT (Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test)

Well, the significant difference is that any of the other such tests undoubtedly paves the way and acts as a port key to transform oneself to be eligible for the next level of one’s skills like post-graduation.

There are various aptitude tests to get you through government office jobs which also focus on facilitating you into a streamed domain. AMCAT serves to stand as a passage gateway to a huge employment portal and offers the privilege for availing plenty of employment services post the completion of the test merely based on rating one’s performance irrespective of the subject’s domain or one’s educational background.

Let us take a review of some of the key elements to be known before planning to take up AMCAT.


AMCAT Full Form

AMCAT stands for Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test, it is a computer-based online test which is conducted in numerous AMCAT enabled exam centers across the nation. It aims to explore the chances of one’s job by assessing one’s own capabilities either technically or functionally or at a managerial level depending on the nature of the job.

It gives an overview of the candidates’ skills and abilities needed in the industrial field.

Benefits of writing AMCAT

The benefits of AMCAT is that it expands the number of employment channels and opportunities. An unending quest for jobs strives all along with the era for a stable drive of intellect possessed by candidates

It is contemplated as a technique adopted to overcome or reduce unemployment problems over the past decades. It indirectly leads employees and employers to connect according to their specified skills and requirements to find out and establish the right people in the right roles.

Also Read: AMCAT Syllabus


To know how to login on AMCAT, the Candidates have to successfully register themselves on the AMCAT website. He/she can easily create an account on MyAMCAT by clicking on the ‘Register’ button. There are 2 ways to do that

Register with email:

  1. Open the official AMCAT website ( and click on the Register button at the top of the homepage.
  2. Enter the email you want to register with and set your password.
  3. It asks for your basic profile details including Name, Mobile Number, and Degree and Graduation year. Enter the required details and click on Submit. 
  4. You will receive an OTP in your email inbox. Copy the received OTP, paste it in the input box to verify your email address. 
  5. Then, click on Login.
  6. After completing the above steps, you will be redirected to the user dashboard to further book your AMCAT test or to subscribe to other products and services.

If it says Email ID already exists, it means that the candidate has already registered on the website. In that case, the candidate can use the ‘Login using OTP’ option in the same popup to reset the password and log in to

Register with Social Accounts (Google, Facebook, LinkedIn) on AMCAT

  1. Visit the official AMCAT website, and click on the Register button at the top of the homepage.
  2. From the displayed social icons (Google, Facebook or LinkedIn), choose one to register for AMCAT.
  3. Then, authenticate your social account to allow the website to access basic details.
  4. After completing the above steps, you will be redirected to the dashboard to further book your AMCAT test or use our other career services.

Also Read: Andhra Pradesh state skill development corporation (APSSDC)

AMCAT Syllabus

AMCAT syllabus consists of various modules and sections for the examiners to get a complete view of the students’ abilities in different domains. While certain modules are compulsory for students to uptake (Language and Aptitude Modules), others are optional. The candidate is free to choose the modules/ sections according to his/her profile or educational background.

Before taking the exam, it is recommended to go through the AMCAT syllabus, module description, and befitting job profiles. During the test, the candidate is given an option to select any two domain-specific modules. These options determine one’s job profiling and increase one’s visibility for a particular kind of job. For example, if you take the Programming Module, you will be visible to more IT companies whereas taking an HR module will help you find HR profiles. 

The broad topics in the AMCAT syllabus that the modules would cover are given below:

AMCAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability Tech

Quantitative Ability Tech evaluates the numerical ability of an individual and is available in both technical and non-technical flavor.

Basic MathematicsDivisibility HCF and LCM Number Decimal Fraction power
Applied MathematicsProfit and Loss Simple and Compound Interest Time Speed and Distance Inverse
Engineering MathematicsLogarithms Permutation and Combinations Probability

AMCAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Ability is ideal to test the numerical ability of an individual and is available in technical aspects. 

Basic NumbersNumbers Decimal Fractions
Applied MathematicsWord Problem Interest Word Problem Inverse Word Problem Profit Word Problem Speed Word Problems
Number TheoryDivisibility HCF and LCM

AMCAT Syllabus for English Ability

The module is apt to assess written English skills. It aims 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.

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

AMCAT Syllabus for Logical Ability

Logical Ability in AMCAT tests the capacity of the candidate to interpret things objectively and to be able to perceive and interpret trends to make generalizations. It also checks for the individuals’ ability to analyze assumptions behind an argument/statement.

Deductive ReasoningCoding deductive logi, Data Sufficiency, Directional Sense, Logical Word Sequence, Objective Reasoning, Selection decision tables, Puzzles
Inductive ReasoningAnalogy Pattern Recognition, Classification Pattern Recognition, Coding Pattern Recognition, Number Series Pattern Recognition

AMCAT Syllabus for Information Gathering & Synthesis

Information Gathering & Synthesis assesses the ability of the candidate to gather, comprehend, and evaluate information from single or multiple sources (s). It not only checks if the candidate is able to locate relevant information but also checks if he/she can order and classify data, interpret graphs, charts and tables and make rule-based deductions.

Logical AbilityData Interpretation
Information Ordering
Information Processing

AMCAT Syllabus for Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI)

AMPI is based on a five-factor model that does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles. It mainly measures five broad traits:

  1. Extraversion
  2. Conscientiousness
  3. Neuroticism
  4. Openness to Experience
  5. Agreeableness
Study Abroad

Also Read: CAT Syllabus


AMCAT Exam is an employability exam that tests and evaluates the candidates’ reasoning skills, language skills, and technical skills. It showcases one’s employability quotient to companies hiring through AMCAT. On obtaining a decent score in the exam, one can become eligible to apply for jobs through AMCAT. 

Important points and benefits of AMCAT Exam:

  1. AMCAT exam is used by 700+ companies to hire students and experienced candidates for jobs in various fields.
  2. All the job recommendations and offers from top companies based on the AMCAT exam score.
  3. AMCAT Exam analyses one’s strengths and weaknesses. It gives feedback on the assessment of the same which eventually helps to improve one’s performance.
  4. The only criteria to get a job is the candidate’s AMCAT score; there is no percentage criteria or college criteria. It ensures equal job opportunities.
  5. Job profiles from various domains, such as IT, ITeS, Pharma, Retail, Manufacturing, and Finance are available across the industry sectors.

Also Read: Competitive Exam – The Complete Guide

AMCAT Exam Pattern

AMCAT exam is a computer adaptive test which means that the difficulty of the next question depends upon the answer one gives to the current question. Initially, the students get a medium-difficult level question which further changes depending on the accuracy of one’s answers. 

The AMCAT exam is divided into two sections:

  1. Compulsory Modules: Topics under this module help the examiners to assess the candidate based on skills such as English, logical reasoning, quantitative ability and more. Moreover, these are the set of skills that are relevant to all job posts. One is recommended to be thorough with the syllabus before beginning preparing for these modules.
  2. Optional Module: In this module, the candidate will have to choose two modules from the vast inventory of topics based on your educational background, qualification, and area of interest. The score in your chosen modules will highlight one’s skills in that area.

The latest AMCAT test pattern includes 8 modules, out of which 6 modules (Aptitude, Aptitude tech, Verbal, Logical, Information Gathering & Synthesis, and AMPI modules) are compulsory, whereas 2 modules (computer literacy, computer programming principles and applications, electronics and semiconductors, civil engineering, mechanical and finance) are optional.

The exam pattern is given below in the table.

Quantitative Ability Tech1620 mins
Quantitative Ability1420 mins
English1818 mins
Logical Ability1215 mins
Information Gathering and Synthesis1215 mins
AMPI9020 mins

AMCAT Question Paper Pattern

AMCAT exam has a wide syllabus spread across six modules mainly. The question type and number are different from section to section. 

Given below is a list of a number of AMCAT questions in different modules:

Quantitative Ability14
English Ability18
Quantitative Ability Tech16
Logical Ability12
Information Gathering & Synthesis12

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AMCAT Test Criteria

A student can appear for AMCAT as many numbers of times as he/she wants until the student aspires to obtain a valid and satisfying score. However, there needs to be a gap of at least 45 days before taking up the next attempt. Furthermore, the test giver is permitted to take up the test not more than thrice a year.

The AMCAT score is considered agile for a term of one year. Also, a fee of Rs. 1100 exclusive of GST is to be paid to attend the test. Answering prudently generates tougher questions than the previous ones with hefty marks and the wrong answer leads to simpler questions carrying lesser scoring.

Also Read: GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

AMCAT Aptitude Questions

There are 16 questions for the AMCAT Quantitative Aptitude section, which is to be answered in 18 minutes. Hence, the questions would range from easy to difficult.

Topics such as HCF and LCM, divisibility, logarithms and probability would make up for the easy questions. To solve a question in less than a minute, one will need to have a few tricks up their sleeves. You need to learn a lot of shortcuts to solve the problems quickly. Easy questions need to be attempted very quickly in order to have sufficient time to attempt other questions from topics such as profit and loss, time, speed and distance.

AMCAT Aptitude Practice Questions are given below:

Q.  If 892.7 – 573.07 – 95.007 = “A”. What is the value of A?

  1. 414.637
  2. 224.777
  3. 233.523
  4. 224.623

Q. Which of the following numbers is not divisible by 14?

  1. 3542
  2. 2086
  3. 1998
  4. 2996

Q. A customer paid you $600 for construction work, out of which, 3/5 of the total amount was spent on the purchase of materials and 1/5 of the remaining was spent on traveling. How much is left after all the deductions?

  1. $120
  2. $190
  3. $192
  4. $240

Q. A man rows a boat at a speed of 15 mph in still water. Find the speed of the river if it takes her 4 hours 30 minutes to row a boat to a place 30 miles away and return.

  1. 5 mph
  2. 10 mph
  3. 12 mph
  4. 20 mph

Q. What is the LCM of 147/64 and 30/44?

  1. 735/2
  2. 735/704
  3. 3/704
  4. 3/735

Q. The average of 7 numbers is 60. The average of the first three numbers is 50, while the average of the last three is 70. What must be the remaining number?

  1. 75
  2. 65
  3. 60
  4. 55

Q. Two trains for Palwal leave Kanpur at 10 a.m and 10:30 am and travel at the speeds of 60 Kmph and 75 Kmph respectively. After how many kilometers from Kanpur will the two trains be together?

  1. 250
  2. 150
  3. 100
  4. 200

Q. How many numbers are there in all from 4000 to 4999 (both 4000 and 4999 included) having at least one of their digits repeated?

  1. 216
  2. 356
  3. 496
  4. 504

Q. Working 5 hours a day, A can Complete work in 8 days, and working 6 hours a day, B can complete the same work in 10 days. Working 8 hours a day, they can jointly complete the work in how many days?

  1. 3 days
  2. 4 days
  3. 4.5 days
  4. 5.4 days

Q. A box contains 20 electric bulbs, out of which 4 are defective. Two bulbs are chosen at random from this box. The probability that at least one of these is defective is

  1. 4/19
  2. 7/19
  3. 12/19
  4. 21/95

Also Read: GATE vs GRE

AMCAT Coding Questions

AMCAT Coding Questions are of a level of moderate to high difficulty. The languages that you are allowed to code in are C, C++, C#, and Java.

Pattern-based QuestionsYesYesYes
Logical ThinkingYesYesYes
Mathematical OperationsYesYesYes
Data StructuresNoNoNo

Generally, there are 2 questions to be solved in 60 mins in AMCAT Coding Questions. One of two questions is easy whereas the other one is of medium level difficulty. For most companies, solving at least 1 of the programming questions is necessary to get to the next round. 

Some sample questions are given below:

  1. Print all prime numbers between 1 to N
  2. LCM of 2 numbers
  3. GCD of 2 Numbers
  4. Reverse a String. 
  5. Programs to count frequency of occurrence of digits in an array
  6. Program to print the given number pattern. Eg, N: 5
  7. Number Pattern Type- 2
  8. Decimal to octal converter
  9. Frequency of odd numbers and even numbers in the matrix
  10. Remove duplicate element in an array

Also Read: Vocational Courses

AMCAT Automata Questions

AMCAT conducts the AMCAT Automata test to assess, evaluate and test the programming skills and abilities of students. Evaluation of candidates’ skills is based on their knowledge of data structures, algorithms, memory allocation, etc. Due to these aspects, a lot of companies determine the candidates’ potential on the basis of their score in the AMCAT exam.

Given below are some of the most asked AMCAT Automata Questions according to their difficulty level.


  1. GCD of two numbers and LCM of two numbers (With and without recursion)
  2. Check whether a given number is a strong number or not
  3. Check whether a given number is Automorphic number or not
  4. Square pattern printing


  1. Print the Armstrong numbers present between the two intervals
  2. Convert the given Binary Number into Decimal
  3. Convert decimal number to binary number
  4. Convert binary to octal number


  1. Remove all the vowels from a given string
  2. Print all triplets that form the given sum
  3. Find the largest palindromic number in an array
  4. Palindromic pattern printing

Also Read: NEET


Over 700 companies consider the AMCAT score while recruiting students and experienced individuals. Having a wide range of modules, designed to analyze the candidate’s abilities and skills, the AMCAT exam opens a cascade of job opportunities.

HCL, Deloitte, Microsoft, Larsen & Toubro, and Godrej are some of the major league companies that recruit on the basis of the AMCAT Exam. ITC Infotech, Titan, SBI, Mphasis, Genpact, and Coca-Cola are some of the others.

List of relevant job profiles and functions corresponding to the module chosen by the candidate:

English Module

  1. Business Consulting
  2. HR/Admin
  4. Marketing
  5. Engineering
  6. Sales and Customer Management
  7. IT
  8. Hotel Management
  9. Life Sciences
  10. Content Development

Quantitative Ability Tech

This module opens opportunities for almost all profiles, such as

  1. Content Development
  2. Business Consulting
  3. HR/Admin
  5. Marketing
  6. Engineering
  7. Sales and Customer Management
  8. IT
  9. Hotel Management
  10. Life Sciences

Logical Ability

Almost all job profiles such as

  1. Content Development
  2. Business Consulting
  3. HR/Admin
  5. Marketing
  6. Engineering
  7. Sales and Customer Management
  8. IT
  9. Hotel Management
  10. Life Sciences

Quantitative Ability

  1. Content Development
  2. Business Consulting
  3. HR/Admin
  5. Marketing
  6. Engineering
  7. Sales and Customer Management
  8. IT
  9. Hotel Management
  10. Life Sciences

Information Gathering and Synthesis

  1. Content Development
  2. Business Consulting
  3. HR/Admin
  5. Marketing
  6. Engineering
  7. Sales and Customer Management
  8. IT
  9. Hotel Management
  10. Life Sciences

Also Read: Data Analytics Courses

AMCAT Preparation

Once aware of the exam pattern, the next step is to learn how to prepare for the AMCATexam whilst being efficient, wise, and quick. Here are some tips to prepare well for the exam and pass with flying colors.

  1. Thorough Research: The first step is to gather as much knowledge as one can about the modules and the topics that come under it. Observe closely and make up your mind on which modules you want to go ahead.
  2. Concentration: You should not panic looking at the question paper. Concentrate on the content of the exam and intelligently select the optional subjects you are confident about. 
  3. Sample Papers: Feel unmotivated? Feeling that adrenaline rush of fear of not knowing anything before the exam? Solve some sample question papers. A great way to boost one’s confidence and motivation is to solve sample papers. Once done with the entire syllabus, solve some sample papers to know where you stand.
  4. PrepAMCAT: PrepAMCAT is a simulated version of the actual AMCAT exam. These prototypes of the AMCAT exam help you become comfortable with the actual AMCAT exam and polish your preparation.

AMCAT Sample Paper

AMCAT Sample papers are a great way to know where you and your knowledge stand. It not only boosts confidence but also helps one practice how to manage time between the different sections of the exam.

It also helps to get an overview of the exam pattern and thus, not making the actual paper look strange or new.

Here is the link: AMCAT Sample Paper

Also Read: How to Convert CGPA to Percentage?

AMCAT Result

Candidates are provided with a unique login id at the time of the AMCAT exam. This 14-digit AMCAT ID which is generated right before your test. In case one forgot to note down or keep a copy of the AMCAT ID during the time of the test, then also it’s okay. Once your test results are declared, Team Aspiring Minds will send you a mail containing your AMCAT ID on your registered email ID.

You just need to log in to the MyAMCAT portal to check your AMCAT result. Once logged in, you will be able to access your AMCAT result, percentile according to each domain along with a 15-page long feedback report regarding your performance.

To fasten the process of applying to jobs by individuals, Team Aspiring Minds has developed a system in which the result will be updated within 24 hours of taking the AMCAT exam. Further, to get better and more positive responses quickly, you can share your AMCAT score on your LinkedIn profile, other social media sites and even mention it on your job resume.


✅ What is AMACT?

Answer. AMCAT is an adaptive test to analyze the candidate’s skills such as aptitude skills, reasoning skills, technical skills, and mental ability skills. It is accepted by several companies while recruiting new employees.

✅ What is a good score in AMCAT?

Answer. Mostly, an overall AMCAT score of above 1500 is considered a good score, clearing most company requirements. The fourth module, domain, is often decided by the recruiter and therefore, varies from case to case.

✅ Can I get a job through AMCAT?

Answer. Many companies, such as Godrej, Microsoft, HCL, etc. hire freshers/job seekers for entry-level jobs including MNCs based on their AMCAT score.
Marketing, Business Consulting, HR/Communications, etc are a few of the many fields one can get a job at. More than one and a half lakhs of candidates who have taken this AMCAT are called for interviews and many of them get employed as well.

✅ Who takes the AMCAT test?

Answer. This test is predominantly prevalent among the final year engineer graduating students and fresher graduates. It acts as a bridge in the market between job finders and job seekers by efficiently covering the gap of organizational needs versus available skill sets.

While the basic criterion to appear for this test is to hold graduation or be on the verge of completing a degree, there is no age limit for it. This makes the test open for working professionals in the industry willing to transit into better lines, women desiring to restart their careers after natural breaks and retired officials.

✅ What type of questions to expect in AMCAT?

Answer. AMCAT presents logical reasoning, aptitude questions, tests English language proficiency, and optional modules as well where candidates choose a domain of their strength or educational electives. The test is broken down into 5 parts – English expertise, analytical reasoning, quantitative analysis, personality assessment and the last one is an unrestricted module for the candidate to opt from multiple choices of subjects pertaining to his/her core course.

While the first four modules rate a person’s soft skills, the fifth one is to understand the depth of technical command over the subject or domain. There are abundant sample test papers to attempt and see.

✅ What is the AMCAT exam fee?

Answer. Candidates are required to pay Rs. 900 + service tax to take this test.


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About the Author

Piyush BhartiyaPiyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing verticals for top MNCs and Indian business houses.

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