AMCAT Computer Science module: AMCAT Syllabus, Preparation tips (Part 1)

AMCAT Computer Science module: AMCAT Syllabus, Preparation tips (Part 1)

The AMCAT Computer Science module - what is it all about, detailed AMCAT syllabus for it, suitable fresher jobs and preparation strategies for it.

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We’re back at it again! After our last stint in exploring the Information gathering module for the AMCAT Test, we explore another module – common for B.Tech (C.S /C.E) and BCA – the AMCAT Computer Science module – what is it all about, understanding the subject, sample papers and the type of questions you may likely face on the piece.

What’s the AMCAT Computer Science module all about?

The AMCAT Computer Science module is present in both the general AMCAT test and the Engineering AMCAT test module (here too in both Computer Science and Computer Programming module). It is recommended to B.Tech (Engineering students from CS. CE and to those from BCA/BCM/B.Sc. (IT), B.Sc., M.Tech./M.E., MCA/PGDCA, M.Sc. and PG Diploma in Computer Science.

Separately, the Computer Programming module which is part of the General AMCAT tests the entry-level computer programming ability of the candidate through 25 questions, based on their understanding (without displaying coding abilities).

Meanwhile, the Computer Programming module for B.Tech (Engineering) is an advanced variant of this module, with added concepts.

The third AMCAT Computer Science module (Computer Science for B.Tech graduates) is a skill assessment on your understanding of the basics of operating systems, computer architecture, networks and database concepts.

How to Prepare for AMCAT Computer Science Modules:

i) Computer Programming (General):

The AMCAT Computer Programming module is a 35-minute, 25 question paper to test your exposure to concepts in the field.

Here is the detailed AMCAT syllabus for it:

Basic Programming:

  • Data Types
  • Iteration, Recursion, Decision
  • Procedure, functions and scope

Data Structures

  • Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs
  • Stacks, Queues
  • Hash Tables
  • Heaps
  • Searching and Sorting

OOPs

  • Polymorphism
  • Abstraction
  • Encapsulation
  • Complexity Theory
Fresher jobs after Computer Programming (Non-Tech):

A high score in the AMCAT Computer Programming makes you eligible for the following opportunities amid fresher jobs -Technical Support Executive, Computer Engineer, Software Developer Web, System s/w, Product, Trainee, Testing Engineer, Research Engineer, Content Developer-IT and IT Recruiter.

ii) Computer Programming (Tech):

Similar to the non-tech computer programming module, students attempting this paper will also get a 25 question, 35-minute test to showcase their understanding of theoretical concepts, without actual coding.

Here is the detailed AMCAT syllabus for it:

Basic Programming:

  • Data Types
  • Iteration, Recursion, Decision
  • Procedure, functions and scope

Data Structures

  • Arrays, Linked Lists, Trees, Graphs
  • Stacks, Queues
  • Hash Tables
  • Heaps
  • Searching and Sorting

OOPs

  • Polymorphism
  • Abstraction
  • Encapsulation
  • Complexity Theory

Miscellaneous:

  • Searching and Sorting
  • Complexity Theory
Fresher jobs after Computer Programming (Tech):

A high score in the AMCAT Computer Programming makes you eligible for the following opportunities amid fresher jobs -Technical Support Executive, Computer Engineer, Software Developer Web, System s/w, Product, Trainee, Testing Engineer, Research Engineer, Content Developer-IT and IT Recruiter.

iii) Computer Science:

The Computer Science module, a 26-question skill assessment in 25 minutes – aimed at assessing where you stand in the basics of operating systems, computer architecture, computer networks and database concepts.

Here is the detailed AMCAT syllabus for it:

Operating System and Computer Architecture

  • Basics of OS and Computer Architecture
  • Process Management and Synchronization
  • Memory and I/O Management

DBMS

  • Data model
  • Relational Algebra and SQL
  • Normalization, Architecture, Indexing

Computer Networks

  • Basics of networking and communication
  • OSI, TCP/IP layers and protocols
  • Network Devices and Routing Algorithms
Fresher jobs after Computer Science:

A high score in the AMCAT Computer Science makes you eligible for the following opportunities amid fresher jobs – Software Developers, Database Administrator and Network Engineers.

Keen on learning more about how to ace the two Computer papers as part of your AMCAT Test assessment. Stay tuned to Part 2 of this explainer story. You can also read up on our following stories on Cracking the AMCAT:

Cracking the AMCAT Test: Information Gathering and Data Synthesis

Cracking the AMCAT: How to solve (and score) in Quantitative Ability

Cracking the AMCAT: How to solve (and score) in AMCAT English Language Test

Cracking the AMCAT: How to solve (and score) in Logical Reasoning Test

34 COMMENTS

  1. Hi …I am b.tech 3 year can I apply to this exam please provide some information regarding to my comment

  2. Hi Tanuja,

    You can opt for the AMCAT test in your final year. Whether you get the Computer Science module depends on your current stream. Try booking an AMCAT test online and check what kind of optional modules you receive, apart from the essential English, Logical Reasoning and Quants.

  3. Do we need to choose any one of the 3 modules or write all the three? And is there negative marking in amcat?

  4. Hi Madhurya,

    The choice is in your subject modules and is dependant on your course. Would recommend that you try to book an AMCAT Test, so that you can see your specific choices (exit after the choices page).

    Hope this helps.

  5. I am a CSE student. I want to give AMCAT but am unavailable to understand the 3 parts of Computer test as discussed above. All three are compulsory for AMCAT, or we have to select any one of them, 1)Computer science 2)computer programming 3)computer Programming tech? Please help.

  6. Hi Shreya,

    The AMCAT has three compulsory sections – English, Logical Reasoning and Quants. The rest of the subjects can be chosen according to your course.
    So, when you book an AMCAT and put in your college course as CSE, you would be able to opt for courses according to the breakup listed there. Normally, it covers both CS and Computer Programming.

  7. Hi,
    I am a Biomedical Engineering Student. There is no special stream for Biomedical So, I’m interested computer programming. Is there any possible to attend the amcat computer programming test from different branch.

  8. Hi Angel,

    Of course, you can. Just go through the syllabus for the test and prepare well. You can definitely give the exam even if you are from a different branch.

    All the best!

  9. Hai, i am a cse student which one can i choose from computer programming and computer science or both.

  10. Hi Shashi,

    As a CSE student, both, computer programming and computer science are suitable for you. However, it totally depends on your interest and stronghold. I’d recommend you take both see which one you score better in. This will give you a clarity on which subject area you should focus on with your career.

    Hope this helps. All the best!

  11. Hello Nomana,

    AMCAT is a computer-based adaptive test. You have to register yourself for the exam through which you get an examination date and venue. Just like the CAT exam helps you get into an MBA course, AMCAT helps you get a job.

    Hope this helps.

    Best

  12. Hello Ramesh,

    You can get access to the syllabus of any module from our syllabus section. Click here to find the syllabus for CSE.

    Hope this helps. All the best!

  13. i am from ECE background but want to work as a software developer in IT industry. So, can I apply for Amcat CSE module?

  14. Hi Beena,

    You certainly can. However, do make sure that you are very well prepared for the exam and score tremendously good in the subject module.

    Best

  15. Hello Sandeep,

    You can certainly appear for the amcat exam. Simply register for the exam from the website and select the subject domain you are looking for jobs in. For more information on preparing for amcat exam, you can refer to this blog

    All the best

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