AMCAT Employabilty Test In India : How It Makes You Employable?

The need of the hour is to choose the right Employability tests for you. In this article you will find one of the top employabilty tests in India AMCAT, its , AMCAT syllabus, take the test and how it helps you get noticed by top employers in India.

What is AMCAT employability test

Ever imagined it how it would be like if you could have tested yourself and your calibre in the competitive field of job seekers and expose your employability quotient in front of the top employers of the country. Instead of directly putting yourself in the plate of recruiters and then get rejected, won't it be better to get yourself tested properly. This is where AMCAT employabilty test comes handy. You can test your employabilty by taking this test. Besides, this test will expose you in front of a gamut of employers. Even top companies like HCL etc are showcasing their willingness to depend upon employability test which, they say will reduce their mistakes in choosing the right candidates.

For those who are still not aware of what is an employability test here is the key. Employability test is the new buzzword in the field of job-hunting. It is a standerdised test to measure to assess the skill-set possessed by a graduate. Employers as well as prospective employees are going to get hugely benefitted by this test.

Who can take AMCAT employabilty test

The Eligibility criteria for AMCAT are

  • In general, AMCAT is for all students who have enrolled in a degree program or who have passed a degree exam.
  • Currently, AMCAT is offered for only engineering and MBA students only.
  • Candidates already doing a job can apply for AMCAT.
  • Graduates, pre-final and final year students can take AMCAT.
  • As of now it is announced that job seekers from Arts, Science and Commerce streams will get the opportunity to apply for AMCAT soon.
  • Once you have appeared for the test you will able tio take the test only after 3 months.

How to get a job through AMCAT?

AMCAT is a national level Computer Adaptive Test which gives the opportunity of taking a statistically-valid multi-dimensional skill assessment test to judge the employment prospect of a job seeker. The AMCAT certification is for multiple job choices, i.e., a student can use the AMCAT certification or score to appear for different companies and different jobs for graduates. AMCAT is not another entrance test in the long list list of entrance tests in India. This test is to ease your tension. AMCAT is the short form for Aspiring Minds' Computer Adaptive Assessment.

AMCAT Syllabus and format

There are two modules in the entire AMCAT. One is compulsory and the other is optional/elective. It is optional in the sense that candidate has to choose this module according to his subject of study.
The compulsory module is like

AMCAT Module I (compulsory)

English Comprehension Like any other English comprehension test AMCAT will test your ability to cpmprehend and cmmunicate through a written Englsih text.

Quantitative Ability and Reasoning Two types of tests for quantitative skills will assess the candidates's a) basic basic numerical skills b)advanced aspects such as probability & logarithm. This is the type of technical test to be taken by Engineering and analyitical sector jobs.

The other types i.e, non-technical type will be an assessment of basic numerical skills and how you can apply this to real life situations.

Logical Ability: It tests your ability to interpret things in an objective manner & ability to analyse a statement.

Personality test Aspiring Minds' Personality Inventory Test (AMPI) measures five important traits in a candidate, Viz., Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, Openness to Experience and Agreeableness. According the research these are the traits which have huge impact in long run on job performance of a cadidate.

AMCAT Module II(Elective)

Computer Programming Principles & Application To test the candidate's understanding of software programming, both basic & advanced concepts.

Electronics & Semiconductor: to test candidate's understanding of digital design, analog electronics, etc. & is suitable for those seeking job opportunities in electronics companies.

Computer Fundamentals: For testing the knowledge of the basics of computer work, such creating presentations, drawing up Excel spreadsheets, etc.

IT Infrastructure : Questions to test knowledge of networking, basics of Unix, Linux and hardware installation, email & internet setup, etc.

Finance: Questions related to basic economics concepts as well as financial products & markets like such as mutual fund, credit cards, etc.

Special feature of AMCAT employability test

The important feature that makes AMCAT stand out among top employabilty tests in India is its Adaptabilty. Accurate and multi-dimensional assessment of the candidate is possible because of the highly dynamic content. The questions are put according to the level of ability of the candidate. There is no negatice marking hence.

AMCAT score validity

Your AMCAT will be valid for a period of 3 years. But you can appear for AMCAT again after 3 months of your last attempt. You may reappear AMCAT a maximum of 3 times in a calendar year after your first attempt. For those who appear for multiple times the recruiter has the right to decide which AMCAT score to be considered. But according to Aspiring Minds website your AMCAT score of the last test is reflected to the recruiting companies. Moreover the AMCAT score is valid for all those companies which are recruiting on the basis of AMCAT.

AMCAT employability test registration in India

It is absolutely free to register at AMCAT official website. After loging into the AMCAT website using your username and password you need to click Schedule a test. And you will be directed to payment and other formalities to be filled up.

AMCAT fees and payment instructions

For appearing AMCAT you have to pay the fee of Rs.425/-. You have to pay this amount each time you take the test again.

How to pay the AMCAT fee

Payment is absolutely easy through through credit card or net banking opportunity or Demand draft. For paying through DD you just have to
  1. Select 'Demand Draft' as the payment option;
  2. Fill in the requisite fields.
  3. Click on 'Generate Pay slip';
  4. Now you have to send the Pay Slip & the Demand Draft to AMCAT. Write your name & Order ID on the back of the Demand Draft;
  5. AMCAT will send you a mail after receiving your DD. You will be credited 1 test on your name.
  6. Now just schedule the test according to your convenience & pay by using the 'Use the Test Credit' option.
  7. You will also get a unique AMCAL ID number containing 16 digits.Keep it for future reference such as job interview, test result etc.

AMCAT employabilty test preparation tips

To be frank, one need not and cannot prepare for AMCAT instantly. AMCAT tests what you have acquired over the years. Anyways, the AMCAT website will provide you some sample questions for AMCAT once you register on the website.

Moreover you can hone your technical skills by practising them for a week or so.

Aspiring Mind's AMCAT is the largest employability test in India at present with an impressive list of corporate houses tying up with them for selecting their prospective employees. Here is a glimpse of names associated with Aspiring Mind's AMCAT employability test in India.

AMCAT Employers list

SBI Life,
HCL Comnet,
Microsoft Research,
Shristi Technet,
Tevent technologies.

This is just a few of Corporate houses that are asssociated with AMCAT Employability test.

Article by Runa N Borah
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