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

Ideally. Syntax and sentence structure. 5. Needless to state. 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. which enrich the meaning of what. The test broadly covers the following areas: 1. . especially in the current climate of global networking.English Comprehension Familiarity with English Language in its various nuances is an essential skill. an appropriate test is necessary. A wide-ranging Vocabulary to cope with general and specific terminology 2. The ability to understand and use suitable phrases. 3. Time management and accuracy in conformity with the examiner’s criteria. is conveyed. Comprehension exercises designed to test a candidate’s ability to read fluently and understand correctly. 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. 4. the incorrect use of which distorts meaning and becomes a communication hurdle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. Design of Machines 5. Fluid Mechanics 4. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 6. Production Management . Strength of Materials 3. Thermodynamics 2.

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