AMCAT Syllabus And Preparation Guide For ECE Students

AMCAT Syllabus And Preparation Guide For ECE Students


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If you have reached here searching for the amcat syllabus for ECE module, we assume that you are aware of the examination pattern. However, since, it is highly likely that many of our readers are still unaware about the basics of the amcat exam, we’ll delve into the same first and then move forward to the amcat syllabus part.

Freshers find themselves in a blur state of mind when looking for entry level jobs in their field of interest.

Job seekers and employers are equally baffled during the hiring process. Employers cannot solely judge a candidate based on merit and likewise, students can’t blindly take up jobs wherever available.

So, to make lives easier for both, we have AMCAT – Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test.

AMCAT is an examination that tests a candidate’s skills in various areas like communication, logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude, and it is also used to measure their domain skills. AMCAT is a student’s first step towards corporate world which can get overwhelming and discouraging if not started right.

The same applies to the subject domain module which you choose during the exam, and each has a separate preparation style, depending upon the amcat syllabus designed for it.


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Every day more and more companies are considering AMCAT examination results as a part of their judgment criteria while hiring entry-level engineers. So, you got to stay ahead of the curve by putting your heart and soul into AMCAT preparations.

While the first three sections are compulsory (Communication, QA & Logical Reasoning) and the same for all students, you can make choice for the fourth one based on your area of interest.

Though different companies adopt different ways of marking a candidate’s performance in the exam; they do lay heavy weight on the Optional Module chosen from the list available. This is done to assess your knowledge and interest in the chosen field of study and work.

Engineering students take up AMCAT to become eligible for jobs in the field of electronics engineering, hardware engineering, Sales and Operations Manager/Executive for Electronic Industry Processes, Research Scientist, Technical Content Developer, etc. At the end, it all boils down to following the specific amcat syllabus to excel in the exam.

For freshers seeking jobs in IT; such as network analyst, etc., the Electronics and Semiconductor module, which includes Analog Electronics and Digital Electronics, is ideal.

The amcat syllabus for this module tests the candidate for jobs in firms that deal with Embedded Systems, VLSI design, SOC, Electronic, Design and Automation Companies etc.  The exam lasts for 3 hours but the domain module requires maximum attention and focus.

This module is 25 questions long and is usually allotted 35 minutes of time.  Now that you have a brief idea of how AMCAT can open new doors of opportunities for you, let us help you prepare for the examination too.


AMCAT Syllabus for ECE

The other 3 sections of communication, quantitative aptitude, and logical reasoning can be prepared using the AMCAT Certification courses in no time but the domain module is a bit time-consuming. This is a theoretical section where you can’t beat around the bush. Be precise and quick is stating your point before the time runs out.

The amcat syllabus for ece candidates includes:

Semiconductors and Devices 

  • Basics of semiconductor
  • Two terminal devices
  • Three terminal devices

Analog Electronics 

  • Basic for circuit analysis
  • Small Signal and Large Signal Circuit Analysis
  • Feedback, stability and oscillators
  • Op-amps
  • Filters

Digital Electronics 

  • Boolean Algebra and minimization of Boolean functions
  • Logic families
  • Combinational Circuits
  • VLSI Basics

To excel in this section of the examination you must be well-versed with the basics of how to operate modern day semiconductors like TV, phone and PC. The emphasis is laid on tapping whether the candidate can actually operate such machines or not. The concepts from Digital Electronics like logic gates, counters, flip-flops, algebra, logical analysis, digital design and digital arithmetic operations etc. are asked in this module. So, there is no way you can mug your way into AMCAT Examination. You must be fully aware of the practical as well theoretical knowledge of electronics.

Aspiring Minds provides a number of other certification courses that help score better in other sections of the exam like QA, logical reasoning and communication. You can check out courses like MyEnglish which strengthens English language skills. You can take up more than one certified curse from AMCAT to prepare thoroughly for the most important examination of your career.


  1. I am from electronics and communication stream can i take the 4th area of interest as computer science/ IT??

  2. Hi Sushma,

    Of course, you can. But only if you are sure about your concepts in CSE and IT and think that you’d be able to score well in them during the exam.

    All the best

  3. Hi Chanit,

    There’s no institution for amcat preparation you need. All you need is to go through the syllabus and prepare from your course books. You can go through sample papers and previous years papers to get a hang of the type of questions that are asked in the amcat exam. You can take the PrepAMCAT to give a mock amcat exam and assess your preparation.

    Hope this helps. All the best!

  4. That totally depends on how confident you feel about your preparation after giving the prepAMCAT. You can take prepAMCAT any number of times, until you are confident about your preparation.

    All the best

  5. Hello Sanjay,

    Yes. You can give the amcat exam again. However, you will have to wait for a minimum period of 30 days before giving the exam again.

    All the best!

  6. Hi Prathyusha,

    You can select a maximum of 2 optional modules. Your selection must be on the basis of your academics and career interest.

  7. Hi Koushik,

    You simply have to buy the subscription of Prepamcat and use the application on your system. You can buy the PrepAMCAT subscription here.

  8. I’m from ECE. Is there any chance to choose programming language as my optional.Can you suggest me with this???

  9. Hi Dhanraj,

    You can certainly choose the programming language as your optional module. However, do remember that selection of the optional modules must be on the basis of the kind of job profile you are looking to get into. You are from ECE background, looking to make a career in programming, so you must be well versed with the basic concepts of programming in order to do good in the exam. If you are confident of that, sure, go ahead.

    All the best!

  10. Hai sir me 3rd Ece
    I like to score good mark in AMCAT and place in core company
    Would you please help to how prepare amcat

  11. Hi,
    I am final year graduate from ece at present.I would like to do job in IT industry.whether I have to keep computer programming as my module or ece subjects as my domain module ? Please suggest me and also where can I get the entire exam pattern and previous papers.
    Please provide a phone number generally given from your side for queries

  12. Hello Vishnupriya,

    If you are interested in applying for jobs in IT, then selecting computer programming and/or computer science modules is the correct choice. However, you should be well prepared with the syllabus topics and basics of programming and IT to excel in the exam. You can find the entire syllabus for amcat exam here and sample papers here. All the best!

  13. HI,
    I am final year student in ECE branch.If i choose ECE subjects in my module. AM i eligible for both software companies and core companies.

  14. Hi.
    I am 2017 passout and a fresher.have done there any chance for me to get calls from companies if I’ll take the amcat exam now.. please do reply

  15. Hello Eram,

    Of course. You can definitely expect interview calls from companies even if you are 2017 passout. However, you certainly have to score well overall in order to receive calls. You can directly register for the amcat exam here.

    All the best

  16. Hello Venkata,

    No. Software jobs are rolled out for students from IT or CSE background.

  17. Hi,
    I am student of ECE stream. If I choose ECE subjects in the exam am i eligible for IT jobs.

  18. Hello Sai,

    Your selection for job interviews would mainly depend upon your scores in AMCAT.

    All the best!

  19. Hi Gaurv,

    No, there is no negative marking in AMCAT. It is an adaptive based exam which means, at every correct answer you give, the level of difficulty for the next level increases and vice-versa.

    All the best!

  20. Hi Chandu,

    There is no pass or fail in AMCAT. It’s all about the higher you score the better are your chances to get hired. A score of 500-550 is recommended in each module as the minimum target for every candidate.

    All the best

  21. U guys are saying that there is the 500-550 is the minimum score but I have just attended the webinar of Amcat the host of this amcat webinar has told us that 700 is the score for the getting shortlist in the companies? Can you guys give a reply

  22. Hi Chilvery Sowmya,

    The score mentioned in the webinar was how much you should ideally score to get a job in the core companies. 700+ score will ensure that you are on the safer side and almost all opportunities are open for you.

  23. Hi, I am a 2019 pass out in ECE and currently working in the IT field. Now I am looking for a job change from IT to analog. Please let me know how the AMCAT certification helps me to get a job in this field and also which all certifications are available for the same.

  24. Hi Vishmol. Indeed a job change in a different stream altogether requires a bit of extra effort. Definitely yes. An AMCAT Score will help you validate your competence to the recruiters. In this way, you’d have a concrete document to present your skills irrespective of no formal experience previously.