For the uninitiated, AMCAT stands for Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test. It is an employability assessment test to evaluate the aptitude, reasoning and technical skills of students and new graduates from a job perspective. The test assesses basic aptitude like English, Quantitative Aptitude and also certain aspects of personality.
Unlike tests held by individual companies, the report generated by AMCAT helps the candidates too. They can identify their strong and weak areas, improve their knowledge in certain areas or even look for specific industries or jobs where they are likely to perform better. Around 700+ premium companies in India use this as a compulsory test for entry level roles. The companies that use AMCAT as their assessment tool include : Accenture, Tata Motors, Snapdeal, Axis Bank and many others.
- Identifying and correcting errors in the sentences.
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Setting the sentence in order
- Passage comprehension.
- Permutations & Combinations.
- Basics of Algebra.
- Fractions & Decimals.
- Logarithms & Powers.
- LCM & HCF
- Numerical problems.
- Problems on Time and Work, Time and Distance, Ages, P&L, Interest, Percentages etc.
- Coding & Decoding.
- Puzzles and Sequencing of words.
- Blood Relations
- Non-verbal Reasoning
- Objective Reasoning.
- Data Sufficiency
Preparing to Succeed in AMCAT
- Remember its Adaptive: It adapts to your level of knowledge. Based on the answer given to the first question, the next question is determined. It is usually observed that the level of difficulty increases or decreases after half the section is attempted.
- Keep a watch on the time and the remaining questions: Many candidates have failed because they failed to attempt minimum no. of questions, thus ending up with a minus score (-1) for that section. So the idea is to attempt at least the minimum number of questions. Don’t get stuck with difficult questions. Move on and answer the simpler ones, so you can give more time to difficult ones.
- Read the passage fully: In the English section, do not skip any part of the passage, as usually at least 2 to 3 questions appear from each passage.
- Be in touch with the subjects: Since you usually take subjects related to your graduation, it is a good idea not to dispose of those books. Keep in touch with the basics of those subjects.
- Pick a good book for Quantitative & Logical ability test: Though many books written for CAT exam should suffice, you can refer to R.S.Agarwal’s book for this section.