AMCAT | Everything you need to know about AMCAT
Everything you need to know about AMCAT
AMCAT can be abbreviated as Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test. It is an employability assessment test. Most freshers from all over India attempt this test. It works best for entry-level professionals like freshers and candidates with less experience. Professionals can also take this test, but lateral hiring works best for them.
About 450 companies hire freshers through this test. These include top MNCs as well. Read through this article to get all the necessary information about AMCAT. One can take AMCAT any number of times. However, one needs to wait for a minimum of 45 days before one can retake the test.
AMCAT is more appropriate for candidates who are ok with starting salary packages which are not sky-high. AMCAT is a best fit for candidates who are looking for their first job and to get some experience on their resume before they can move for better compensations and packages.
If one is interested in getting a better salary compensation at entry-level, eLitmus is the test for you. However, the difficulty of eLitmus is more than that of AMCAT.
Every year many candidates enter job search. It gets very difficult to get identified in a crowd. The most difficult problem for a fresher is to become visible. If you didn’t pass out of a top-notch college or do not have a very impressive profile, getting selected can become more difficult.
AMCAT and employability tests give you a second chance. If you score high in these tests, you have an opportunity to get level with others. This will make your off-campus job search easier for you.
It has seven modules that not only give you a scorecard. They also give a detailed report that lets you know the best possible career path for you. It will identify your strengths and areas you need to work at.
What is AMCAT?
AMCAT is a test with seven modules that last for about three hours. An interested candidate can take the test and apply to various companies, which include MNCs, through AMCAT’s website. Most companies will contact you directly by purchasing the database.
This improves your chances of getting an interview according to your performance. Elitmus and Joblana are other trending tests in India which operate in a similar fashion.
The test is an adaptive test. If you answer a question correctly, the next question will get harder. Otherwise, the next question will be easier. Harder questions will get you a higher score and easier questions, mistakes will automatically reduce your score. There is negative marking as well.
This is not just an adaptive test. It is also a speed test. If you answer the answers quickly, the next question will be tougher giving you higher marks. So the fastness of your response also matters. It can improve or decrease your score.
Eligibility for AMCAT
Graduates, Postgraduates, freshers, experienced candidates and students in the final year of their graduation/ post-graduation can take the test. Students of all streams are eligible to attempt the test. But it is mostly relevant for engineers, management students and students from science streams.
How to get a job through AMCAT?
Candidates need to follow these steps before they can get a job.
- Registration: Registering is a prerequisite before one can schedule for the exam. You can visit the official website to register. You can register by filling in basic details.
- Scheduling: Schedule a time slot, pay the money and book a slot following the below guidelines.
Test locations of AMCAT
Currently, there are 32 locations where one can take the test. In every location, there is a dedicated center.
AMCAT time slots
The examination fee for AMCAT is around 1200 rupees including GST. But usually there are offers. Visit the home page of AMCAT and you might get a discount: https://www.myamcat.com/
The test is conducted throughout India two times a month. Usually, slots are available on the first and third weekends of a month. On a day there will be three sessions that last for 3 hours. One can choose a session that is most convenient to them.
The slots start at 10 AM, 1 PM and 4 PM. You can schedule a time slot by paying examination fee here: https://bit.ly/1LaEJuA
Exam: Prepare well and write the exam. Below are the details about the exam patterns and syllabus.
AMCAT test modules
Compulsory modules: The compulsory modules are six. They deal with language and aptitude in varying capacities. You can prepare for aptitude & reasoning for AMCAT using AIJ’s specially curated materials: click here.
Out of the six compulsory modules, the last one is Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory. This is not a test to score. But it classifies you based on your psychology. It is a test to see which domains and job roles suit you best based on your psychology and choices.
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|3. Logical Ability||14||16||Deductive Reasoning
|4. Quantitative Ability||14||20||Basic Numbers
|5. Information gathering & Synthesis||12||15||
|6. Personality Inventory||90||20||
Optional modules in AMCAT: The optional modules are your choice. One can choose a maximum of two optional modules. The kind of optionals you choose will make your profile visible to certain kinds of jobs and profiles.
AMCAT website lists about 16 optional test domains. For details about what the optional subjects are and their syllabus, visit the link: https://bit.ly/2mzXlC6
If you are unsure about which modules to take for the job profiles you are interested, visit the above official link.
Applying for jobs
After the exam, you will get a scorecard and detailed feedback. The assessments and suggestions will highlight your strong points and the fields where you can become a natural fit.
Visit the official AMCAT site and look at job offers that you are interested in. Click on the apply option. Your AMCAT scorecard will be sent to the companies. Wait for the interview call. Get your resume ready. They have resume writing services too.
Tips on resume writing from AIJ experts: Click here
Companies hiring through AMCAT
AMCAT helps the hiring managers and companies to filter out candidates. A company usually has many job openings requiring candidates with different profiles. AMCAT will make it easier for hiring managers to select candidates of different efficiencies and backgrounds with less effort.
It is convenient to hire through AMCAT, as the test has good standards. Candidates throughout the country will appear for the test. This will reduce the resources and expenses that need to be spent to conduct initial assessments.
A manager can escape the grueling initial process of advertising, screening and assessing candidates. They can get access to the database of candidates from the AMCAT site. They can then fix interviews with candidates easily.
Companies like Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, Accenture, Axis bank, Mind tree, Uber, Robert Bosch, ITC Infratech, Just dial, Mahindra group, Bank Bazaar, Byju’s, Reliance Jio, British Telecom, etc., and about 450 companies hire through AMCAT.
But remember, top companies hire top talent. You must be able to score high percentile to get selected for the best job offers and MNCs.
Depending upon your scorecards you’ll get interview calls. From here, selection depends on your talent and preparation. Aspiring minds have interview preparation services for candidates. You can find
All India Jobs has painstakingly written suggestive articles for candidates ready to face interviews. You can read them here at All India Jobs page.
You can read information about eLitmus test here. AIJ wishes you all the best!
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