AMCAT Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test TEST STRUCTURE

Test Modules
The test is structured into the following modules. Compulsory Modules English Comprehension Quantitative Ability Logical Ability Optional Modules Computer Literacy Computer Programming Principles and Application Electronics and Semiconductor Civil Engineering Mechanical Finance

Content Advisors
Dr. Una-May O’Reilly, CS & AI Lab, MIT, USA Prof. Vidya Kulkarni, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Delhi Prof. Maneesha Gupta, ECE Dept., Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Dr. Shashi Khurana, Reader (English), University of Delhi Prof. Subbaiah Perla, Dept. of Mathematics, Oakland University, USA

especially in the current climate of global networking. the incorrect use of which distorts meaning and becomes a communication hurdle. 4. Time management and accuracy in conformity with the examiner’s criteria. A wide-ranging Vocabulary to cope with general and specific terminology 2. is conveyed. The test broadly covers the following areas: 1. . 3. Ideally. Comprehension exercises designed to test a candidate’s ability to read fluently and understand correctly. an appropriate test is necessary. which enrich the meaning of what. The ability to understand and use suitable phrases. Syntax and sentence structure. 5.English Comprehension Familiarity with English Language in its various nuances is an essential skill. Our English Test uses a variety of internationally standardized resources for framing questions aimed at determining the candidate’s ability to understand (a) the written text (b) the spoken word and (c) communicate effectively through written documents. any recruitment should involve a test of skills in handling the Language in ways that promote the objectives of a company and establish desired rapport. Needless to state.

even numbers. . Apart from operations on numbers. The candidate should know how to do basic operations on these numbers. Basic understanding of numbers and applications This section tests whether the candidate has understanding of basic number system. decimals. i. The candidate is tested on Word Problems representing various scenarios to assess the same. negative. understand concepts of factors/divisibility and have good practice on algebra. positive. which could be solved to find an unknown quantity. rational numbers. probability and understanding of logarithms. b. odd.. fractions. the candidate should know how to convert a real-world problem into equations. Analytical/Engineering Maths These are aspects of mathematics needed for Engineering disciplines and analysis of data. This includes permutation-combination. etc.Quantitative Ability The Quantitative Ability assesses the ability of the candidate in the following two aspects: a.e.

All these abilities are tested both using numerical and verbal stimuli. Coachable questions have been identified and removed. Deductive Reasoning: Assesses the ability to synthesize information and derive conclusions. . These abilities are primary for success of a candidate in the industry. c. to be able to perceive and interpret trends to make generalizations and be able to analyze assumptions behind an argument/statement. Specifically. imitation or hit-andtrial.Logical Ability The logical ability section assesses capacity of an individual to interpret things objectively. b. Abductive Reasoning: Assesses the critical thinking ability of an individual to see through loopholes in an argument or group of statements. This also provides an indication of how creative the individual is. these are divided into following sections: a. Inductive Reasoning: Assesses the ability to learn by example.

Inheritance 3. finding the output of programs.Computer Programming Principles and Application The Computer Programming Principles and Algorithms Module evaluate the suitability of the candidate in the software industry. decision-making. Data search and sorting. merging of data from two data structures 3. Trees. graphs. Data-types. etc. Algorithm Complexity: Space and time Complexity. Data hiding. Asymptotic Notation 5. questions on implementation and operations on different data structures. The test contains questions on debugging programs. Functions and Arguments. Methods 2. It not only tests the knowledge and application of basic constructs of programming. Abstraction . Object Oriented Programming Concepts 1. Linking and Execution. Classes. completing incomplete programs. Insertion of new data. but also concepts of data structures. Data Storage Methods: Linked lists. Heaps. algorithm analysis and object-oriented-programming. Overloading. Polymorphism. Stress on which data structure to use for a given application 2. objects and methods 2. Significant effort has been made to exclude memory-based and rote-learning questions. Arrays. Data-structures and Basics Algorithms 1. B. debugging. The test is language-independent and all programming questions use a pseudo-code. finding complexity of algorithms. input/outpu. Compilation. Programming flow. Procedures. how data is stored in computers. Iteration. methods of referencing and assessing data (including pointers). 3. Stacks. The test contains the following sections: A. manipulation. Methods of array sorting and trade-off C. Data retrieval. Data Encapsulation. kinds of errors. Structure and constructs of Computer Programs 1. Queues. Hash tables. recursions 4.

Frequency domain response. MOSFET. Digital Circuits and Blocks: Arithmetic Circuits. (Stress MOSFETS) 3. setup/hold times. Multiplexers.Electronics and Semiconductor The Electronics and Semiconductor test assesses the suitability of the candidate for the SOC. Feedback and Stability: Frequency domain (Laplace) representation of components. BJT based Implementations. Memory Elements. Poles and Zeros. use of Thevenin/Norton. companies. Bode plot. Opamp based circuits and analysis: Gain Stabilization of opamp using feedback. Integrator. 5. differentiator. series/parallel combination. Minimization of Boolean Functions 2. Understanding of influence of device sizes on these characteristics 3. Analog Electronics 1. Initial Conditions. Input-output impedance. BJT. input/output slope. Analysis of transistor/mos-based. Small Signal and Circuit Analysis: Diodes. difference amplifier. Miscellaneous: Basic concepts of Sample-Hold circuits. fan-in/fan-out. Capacitor. Kirchoff Law. Active Components. Amplifiers. Opamps Basics. Impulse and Sinusoidal steady state response of systems. cascading of circuits. Counters. time constant. State Machines and design of Complex sequential circuits . Gain Analysis of Circuits. Filter realizations and identification 4. Implementation and Analysis of logic gates: NMOS/PMOS Implementation. Current Sources.flip-flops and latches: Basic Operation. etc. Energy and Power Consideration in circuits 2. Embedded Systems. Effect on circuit frequency response 5. Digital Electronics 1. Noise margin. Basic Components. Boolean Algebra. ADC/DAC. Frequency domain and time domain analysis of systems. Sample & Hold circuits. VLSI design. B. their operations and Circuit Analysis: Resistor. summers. Inductor. Superposition theorems. Independent and Dependent Sources. First order model of opamp. Decoder. This test together with that of Programming assesses suitability of candidate for EDA companies. RLC circuits. inputoutput capacitance. Large. The test has the following sections: A. Different kinds of flip-flops. Concept of feedback in design of flip-flops 4. Sequential blocks . etc. CMOS Implementation. Understanding of circuit characteristics like delay. Shift Registers. Oscillators.

Network Usage C. Favorites. B. Spread-sheet (MS Excel). Surfing the web. Presentations (MS PowerPoint). Customer Support positions.Computer Literacy In the current scenario. Basic Windows Usage. connection ports . This module specifically assesses the suitability of candidates for the ITeS sector. Blogs. Anti-virus. function. mouse. Assessing and modifying Hardware Properties. History. Word Processing (MS Word). FTP. knowledge and understanding of the core ideas involved in the branch of civil engineering. Computer Usage and maintenance. The test also assesses whether the candidate has experience in debugging problems in computer hardware/operations and whether he/she knows how to change some basic settings. Hardware devices: input and output. The basic thrust of the module is not to test theoretical computer concepts. PDF (Acrobat). keyboard. HTTP etc CIVIL MODULE Civil Engineering module assesses a student’s skills. Searching. Data Entry positions. laptop/desktop. identification and purpose of key folders. but test whether the candidate recognizes different parts of the computer and knows how to use the computer for day-to-day tasks such as word processing. Email Access. Marketing/Sales. etc. using the Internet. Basic Software and Internet 1. Searching files. The test includes the following sections. A. AWARENESS. Power Management.usb drives. The module focuses on testing a . Use of browsers for World Wide Web. etc. Operating System Usage and Concepts 1. Power Supply. operations on files and folders. Content Writers. knowing how to use the computer is essential for all professions. CD/DVD. Networking . Address (URL). file organization. Journalists. Modifying settings. Outlook 2. Speed and Memory. 2. making presentations. etc 2. Hardware Usage and Organization 1.knowledge about protocols. Task Manager. chatting 3.

Estimating and Costing MECHANICAL MODULE In this module.C Structure Design 10.student on theoretical knowledge and practical concepts which will help him perform a good job as an engineer in the industry. Waste Water and Supply Engineering a. Building Materials b. Surveying 3. Questions from different areas in this subject are asked so as to assess a student on his complete knowledge of the subject. Construction Management 14. Highway Engineering 13. Building Materials and Construction a. a student is tested for his understanding of mechanical engineering theoretical and practical knowledge. Concrete Technology 9. Structural Design Specifications 16. Strength of Materials 5.C. Waste Supply engineering 7. Soil Mechanics 8. Applied Mechanics 4. Steel Structure Design 11. Building Construction 2. . 1. R. Hydraulics 6. Waste Water engineering b. Irrigation 12. Theory of Structures 15.

Thermodynamics 2.1. Fluid Mechanics 4. Strength of Materials 3. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 6. Design of Machines 5. Production Management .

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