AMCAT Test Pattern 2018


AMCAT scores are most widely used by companies to recruit college freshers for on-campus as well as off-campus placements, it’s used by more than 500+ companies in India. Every year more than 10,000 jobs are added to AMCAT.  All the modules present in the AMCAT test are designed in such a way that they test the various skill sets of the applicant, required for the job. All the questions in the AMCAT TEST paper are set taking care of the intellectual level of every student. 

AMCAT Test Pattern 2018
Name of PaperAMCAT
Type of ExamAdaptive
CostRs. 1135
Mode ConductedOnline


There are 4 main sections in AMCAT

  1. English Comprehension – 900 marks
  2. Aptitude – 900 marks
  3. Logical Ability – 900 marks
  4. Optional Module – 900 marks

Total Marks– 3600 marks

These sections are furthur divided into total 6 sections 

  1. Quantitative 
  2. Logical reasoning
  3. Verbal English
  4. Computer Programming
  5. Domain Test
  6. Personality Test

The difficulty,number of questions and time allotted are as follows :

AMCAT Syllabus 2018 No. of Questions Total TimeCut off Percentile to get Job Offers Difficulty
Logical Reasoning141670%ileHigh
Domain Test262580%ileHigh
Computer Programming253575%ileHigh
Verbal English181680%ileMedium

Aspiring Minds Personality Test Pattern For 2018

Number of Questions: 90
Module Duration: 20 min

This module does an overall personality assessment of the candidate and is used to assess candidates in people-interaction and people-management roles. So be careful while you answer these questions. AMCAT syllabus for AMPI round is as follows:

  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Neuroticism
  • Openness to Experience
  • Agreeableness


Quantitative Test Pattern For 2018

  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 16 Ques
  • Time – 18 mins 

Generally Quantitative Aptitude Questions are asked from these topics

  • Basic Mathematics
    • LCM & HCF
    • Divisibility
    • Numbers, decimal fractions and power
  • Applied Mathematics
    • Profit and Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Time, Speed and Distance
    • Inverse
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and Combinations
    • Probability


Logical Test Pattern For 2018

  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 14 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins

Generally Logical Questions are asked from following topics:- 

  • Deductive Reasoning
    • Coding deductive logic
    • Blood Relation
    • Directional Sense
    • Objective Reasoning
    • Selection decision tables
  • Inductive reasoning
    • Analogy and Classification pattern recognition
    • Coding pattern and Number series pattern recognition
  • Abductive Reasoning
    • Logical word sequence
    • Data sufficiency


Verbal English Test Pattern For 2018

  • Max Score – 900
  • Questions – 18 Ques
  • Time – 16 mins

Generally verbal Questions are asked from these topics

  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • Error Identification
    • Sentence Improvement & Construction
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Tenses & Articles
    • Preposition & Conjunctions
    • Speech & Voices
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Inferential and Literal Comprehension
    • Contextual Vocabulary
    • Comprehension ordering


AMCAT Domain Test Pattern 2018

There is also a section named Domain which is different for all the streams that you can choose according to that test subjects are provided that need to be answered.There are following test Sections and every test section has different timing and companies related to them.

SectionJob ChancesApprox students who chooseNumber of QuestionsTime duration (in minutes)
Computer ProgrammingVery High21 Lakhs2535 mins
Mechanical EngineeringHigh12 Lakhs3025 mins
Electronics and SemiconductorsHigh14 Lakhs2535 mins
Computer ScienceHigh12 Lakhs2625 mins
Instrumentation EngineeringMedium30,0002520 mins
Industrial EngineeringMedium11,0001820 mins
Civil EngineeringMedium2 Lakhs4025 mins
Paint TechnologyLow9602015 mins
Polymer TechnologyLow5122515 mins
TelecommunicationHigh2 Lakhs2530 mins
Electrical EngineeringHigh7 Lakhs2530 mins
ChemistryLow980018 15 mins
Production EngineeringMedium7,0002020 mins
Chemical EngineeringLow2 Lakhs2625 mins
Metallurgical EngineeringMedium50,0002515 mins
Automotive EngineeringLow21,0002625 mins

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Interview Experience

Name: Zahara Khan

College: Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Branch: Computer Science

Type of interview: ON-Campus Interview

Student Interview

This year Deloitte India came to our college for a recruitment drive. Our TPO (training and placement officer) provided us the registration link so that we can register ourselves and get our admit cards for the AMCAT paper. Furthermore, he told all girls to lay great emphasis on this drive as Deloitte hire more girls. The eligibility criteria for Deloitte was 6.5 CGPA throughout the academic career and no current backlogs. So I immediately started preparing for the drive through previous Deloitte interview question on geekplacement for the placement drive. There were four rounds in the whole interview process AMCAT written test, Deloitte Versant Test, Group Discussion, and Face to Face Interview round.

Written Round

On the day of the placement drive, more than 700 students enrolled for the written paper. The AMCAT paper had three sections, Verbal, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis. The sections were as follows,


Number of Questions

Sectional cut off

Time Allotted

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Analysis



35 minutes


Logical Reasoning



35 minutes





25 minutes


 The results of the AMCAT paper were announced, and only 543 students qualified for the next round.

Deloitte Versant Test

For this round, all the shortlisted candidates had to gather in front of the computer lab. We were given a set of headphones and had to make a call from our systems. Deloitte Versant Test was a telephonic round in which an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) tests the language fluency skills of the candidate. The sectional cut off for this round was 75 percentile. There were five sections in this round, that checks the Reading Skills, Listening skills, and Analysing Skills of the individual. Before the test began, we were given a sheet of paper with all the instructions for the test written on it, and there were some sentences and some jumbled phrases as well.  

Section A – In this section, a three-minute audio clip was played. I had to listen to the clip carefully, and after the clip was over, the IVR asked some questions by the clip, like what sort of conversation are they having?

Section B – Here, IVR recited some fill in the blanks. I had to listen to the sentence with the blanks and then answer appropriately without any grammatical mistakes.

Section C – Here, I had to read a paragraph fluently, in my normal English accent for 1 min 30 seconds. I was praying that I don’t stammer while reading.

Section D – In this, I had to introduce myself, with no grammatical mistakes or any error in the sentence formation.

Section E – The IVR gave me a topic to which I had to speak for almost a minute. My topic was Effects of Global Warming. I was given 10 seconds to think before I began to talk about the topic. After 10 seconds there was a beep sound which was a clue for me to start.

 The call was disconnected automatically, and the score for the test was sent on our registered email ids. Only 156 students qualified for the next round.

Group Discussion

This round was held in the college auditorium. This was not a regular group discussion round; it was more like a group extempore. We were divided into groups of 6-7, and each group was given a particular topic. Every member had to speak on one aspect related to the topic for 10 minutes.  The topic given to my group was, ‘Save the Girl Child.’ I talked about the female foeticide and how it is affecting the ratio of boys and girls in the country. The results of the group discussion round were announced and only 90 students qualified for the final face to face round.

Face to Face Interview

All the shortlisted students were asked to assemble in the seminar hall for the interview. The HR of the company was seated there and called out the students one by one for face to face round. As my name was announced for the interview, and I entered the hall, I saw the HR seated there. I was pretty confident after the previous rounds that I will crack the interview as well. I greeted him and took my seat. The interviewer seemed quite happy which boosted my confidence a bit more. He asked me general questions related to my hobbies, where did I do my schooling from, a brief about my final year project. There were no technical questions in the interview. After the interviews of all the candidates were over, the list of the selected students was announced, and I cracked the interview. That was the happiest day of my life. After a week I received the offer letter from Deloitte India. There were two options accept and reject. I accepted the offer letter, and only after that the joining letter was sent to me after a month. Currently, I am working as the Tax Consultant at Delloite, Ahmedabad.

Fargo Family.” I took a sigh of relief and accepted the offer letter.

Name: Naina Verma

College: CTAE, Udaipur

Branch: Computer Science

Type of interview: On-campus Interview

Student Interview

I was very excited when our college Training and Placement Officer (TPO) informed that Amdocs would be conducting an on-campus drive at our college. The drive was exactly after two weeks. I asked my seniors about the interview process to which they told me to refer to geekplacement and some competitive books. The college provided us with the link to apply for the drive. Students of all the branches were eligible for this drive. The eligibility criteria for the drive was:

  • No Current backlogs.
  • Good Communication skills
  • 60% throughout the academic career.
  • 70 + percentile in the AMCAT paper.

AMCAT Written Paper

It was a 3 hours paper, divided into five sections: Quantitative Analysis, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Domain Test, and Computer Programming. Before the test began, the student had to choose the language for the coding questions out of C/C++/Java.

Name of the Section

Number of Questions    (section wise)

Total allotted time

(in minutes)

Difficulty level





Logical Reasoning




Verbal English




Domain Test




Computer Programming




I scored 79 percentile in the paper and was eligible to apply for the drive. Most of the students who applied for the paper were eliminated in the first round. Only 64 out of 200 students gave the interview. The interview had three rounds, two technical and one HR. Both of the Technical Rounds were held on the first day, and the HR round took place the next day.

Technical Interview I

This round was held in the college auditorium. The questions asked were to the point and straightforward. Some of the questions were:

  • Explain SQL Joins with the help of an example.
  • Explain the new and delete operator in C++.
  • What are multiple inheritances?
  • Out of C++ and Java, which language do you prefer as an OOP language?
  • What is auto variable?
  • What data structure do we use in computer networks?
  • Difference between truncate, delete, drop table.
  • Which data structures are used to reverse a string?

This round went for about 35 -40 minutes. There were no coding questions asked in this round.

Technical Interview II

There were few coding questions in this round. All the students were given a sheet of paper, along with a set of questions written on it. The questions on my sheet were:

  • Write a code for Palindrome.
  • Fibonacci Series.
  • Perform BFS and DFS for an AVL Tree.

We were given 15 minutes to solve these questions. When my turn came, I entered the hall and submitted my paper to the interviewer. He asked me to explain the logic of the codes (out of three only one was correct and one was partially correct). After this, he asked some questions about my minor, and major project.

Both the rounds were concluded by late in the evening. And by the combined scores of both the rounds the final list of the shortlisted students was prepared. Only ten students were shortlisted.

HR Round

This was the deciding round, as there were only three places to grab, and there were ten students in total. There were four students before me, and I was very nervous as this was my first interview. My turn came, and I went in. He asked me to take a seat, and introduce myself. Later she asked a few questions about my hobbies, family background, academic career (both college and school). He asked various questions to check my vocab, presentation skills, team management skills, etc. This round went for 15-20 minutes, and after this, I left. Even though my turn was over, still I was scared of the results, as all other students were equally good. The results were announced, and I was selected. I took a sigh of relief as I cleared my first interview. That was an incredible feeling.


After 45 days of the previous attempt.

You can pay through your Credit cards, Debit cards, or Net Banking. No cheques or cash payment allowed.

One can give the paper as many times one wants. But there should be a gap of 45 days between any two adjacent attempts.

Depends upon the recruitment company. Some consider the latest scores, some the best of two, and some the average of the scores.

Yes one can reschedule the test anytime before 24 hours for the test.