AMCAT Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test TEST STRUCTURE Test Modules The test is structured into the

following modules. Compulsory Modules English Co mprehension Quantitative Ability Logical Ability Optional Modules Computer Liter acy Computer Programming Principles and Application Electronics and Semiconducto r Civil Engineering Mechanical Finance Content Advisors Dr. Una-May Oâ Reilly, CS & AI Lab, MIT, USA Prof. Vidya Kulkarni, Faculty of Compute r Science, University of Delhi Prof. Maneesha Gupta, ECE Dept., Netaji Subhas In stitute of Technology Dr. Shashi Khurana, Reader (English), University of Delhi Prof. Subbaiah Perla, Dept. of Mathematics, Oakland University, USA

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

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

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

Linking and Execution. Programming flow. but also concepts of data stru ctures. Methods 2.Computer Programming Principles and Application The Computer Programming Principles and Algorithms Module evaluate the suitabili ty of the candidate in the software industry. methods of referencing and assess ing data (including pointers). Hash tables. etc. decision-making. Functions and Arguments. Methods of array sorting and trade-o ff C. B. Data hiding. Polymorphism. Queues. Procedures. input/outpu. The test contains the fol lowing sections: A. questions on implementa tion and operations on different data structures. The test con tains questions on debugging programs. It not only tests the knowledge an d application of basic constructs of programming. manipulation. Abstrac tion . Significant effort has been made to exclude memory-based and rote-learning questions. Arrays. finding complexity of algorithms. Iteration. Tree s. Inheritance 3. finding the output of programs. debugging. The test is language -independent and all programming questions use a pseudo-code. Asymptotic Notation 5. Insertion of new data. merging of data from two data structures 3. graphs. Overloading. Structure and constructs of Computer Programs 1. completin g incomplete programs. Data search and sorting. Da ta Encapsulation. Data-structures and Basic s Algorithms 1. how data is s tored in computers. recursions 4. Algo rithm Complexity: Space and time Complexity. Stacks. Classes. algorithm analysis and object-oriented-programming. Compilation. kinds of errors. Data-types. objects and methods 2. Heaps. Data retrieval. 3. Stress on which data structure to use for a given application 2. Object Oriented Programming Concepts 1. Data Storage Methods: Linked lists.

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

function. laptop/desktop. Searching. Spread-sheet (MS Excel). Assessing and modifying Hardware Properti es. Surfing the web . Power Management. History. The module focuses on testing a . Content Writer s. Modifying settings. file organization. Outlook 2. Task Manager. Address (URL). etc 2. Hardware Usage and Organi zation 1. AWARENESS. chatting 3.Computer Literacy In the current scenario. Anti-virus. but test whether the candidate recognizes dif ferent parts of the computer and knows how to use the computer for day-to-day ta sks such as word processing. Presentatio ns (MS PowerPoint). keyboard. connection ports . FTP. HTTP etc CIVIL MODULE Civil Engineering module assesses a studentâ s skills. operations on fil es and folders. Networking . The test includes the following sections. Use of browsers for World Wide Web. knowing how to use the computer is essential for all pr ofessions. knowledge and understanding of the core ideas involved in the branch of civil engineering. A. Email Access. CD/DVD. Customer Support positions. Operating System Usage and Concepts 1. Speed and Memory. Searching files. Networ k Usage C. Basic Windows Usage. The basic thrust of the module is not to t est theoretical computer concepts. PDF (Acrobat). Hardware devices: input and output.usb d rives. using the Internet. identification and purpose of key folders. Basic Software and Internet 1. Power Supply. Data Entry positions.k nowledge about protocols. mouse. 2. Favorites. Word Processing (MS Word). Computer Usage and mainte nance. Marketing/Sales. etc. Journalists. etc. making presentations. This module specifically assesses the suitability of candidates for t he ITeS sector. 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. B. Blogs.

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

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

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