Giving an AMCAT is not as easy as it seems, if you’re confused about how you can prepare for the exam. A **skill assessment** test, **the AMCAT test** analyses students on language, quantitative ability and logical reasoning (apart from domain knowledge). And showcases your strengths on these parameters to more than 2000+ recruiters.

We have earlier helped students with guidelines to cracking the **AMCAT English Language Module** and the **AMCAT Logical Reasoning Module**. Now, we consider the next – the AMCAT Quantitative Ability module – what is it all about, how you can prepare for it, sample papers you can consider and how you can easily crack it.

## AMCAT Quantitative Ability

One of the three compulsory sections, the AMCAT Quantitative Ability test assesses the numeric ability of a candidate in core technical and non-technical aspects. Here is everything that you need to know about it:

### What is Quantitative Ability?

Quantitative Ability refers to your ability and proficiency to understand and solve mathematical problems and calculations. A measure of quantitative ability is taken as part of most competitive exams, be it the CAT, MAT or GRE.

A skill assessment in quantitative ability checks your ability in basic mathematics – arithmetics, graphs, tables and percentages. These basics are needed in most jobs and **career profiles**.

### How to prepare for quantitative aptitude test?

The AMCAT quantitative aptitude test is an 18-minute module, with 16 questions that a candidate must answer. As the overall AMCAT test is adaptive in nature, mistakes lead to easier questions (and a lower score), while correct answers would lead to tougher ones (and a higher score).

#### The syllabus includes:

**Basic Mathematics:**

Divisibility, HCF and LCM, Numbers, Decimals and Power, Logarithms, Inverse, Permutation and Combinations and Probability

**Applied Mathematics:**

Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time, Speed and Distance, Inverse

### Fresher Jobs for High Scores in Quantitative Ability:

A good score in quantitative ability reflects well for those looking for roles in content development, business consulting, HR/Admin, iTeS/BPO, Marketing, Customer Management, Hotel Management and Life Sciences. You could also consider a career in Sales, Engineering and IT.

### Solving a sample question paper for Quantitative Ability:

Here are a few common questions in these areas, alongside their solutions:

#### Basic Mathematics:

The questions are related to arithmetic ability, logarithms and probability. Here are a few questions that you can consider:

The first one is easy:

**Correct answer**: Option 1

**Solution:**

Step 1: Find the LCM of the numerators.

LCM (147, 30) = 1470

Step 2: Find the HCF of denominators.

HCF (64, 44) = 4

**So, the LCM of 147/64 and 30/44 is (LCM of Numerators) / (HCF of Denominators) = 1470 / 4 = 735/2**

Consider this:

The **Correct answer**: Option 3

**Solution:**

Let’s say the 7 numbers are a, b, c, d, e, f and g.

Given that:

(a + b + c + d + e + f + g) / 7 = 60

(a + b + c) / 3 = 50

(e + f + g) / 3 = 70

To find: The remaining number i.e. ’d’

Solving the averages we get:

(a + b + c + d + e + f + g) / 7 = 60

a + b + c + d + e + f + g = 420

(a + b + c) / 3 = 50

a + b + c = 150

(e + f + g) / 3 = 70

e + f + g = 210

Inserting the values obtained above in the equation given below:

a + b + c + d + e + f + g = 420

150 + d + 210 = 420

360 + d = 420

**d = 60**

#### Applied Mathematics:

Questions concerning Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time, Speed and Distance, Inverse – those which require careful deliberation and the use of mathematics to seek solutions are part of this segment.

Consider this question:

**Correct answer:** Option 3

**Solution:**

Total amount paid by the customer for construction work = $600

Amount spent on the purchase of materials = 3/5 of the total amount = 3/5 * 600 = $360

Remaining amount = $(600-360) = $240

Amount spent on travelling = 1/5 of the remaining amount = 1/5 * 240 = $48

Total amount spent = $(360+48) = $408

**Amount left after both the deductions = $(600-408) = $192**

And this one:

**Correct answer:** Option 3

**Solution:**

Let’s assume that the principle amount is $100.

It is given that when this amount ($100) is invested for 10 years, the simple interest becomes double of this amount i.e. it becomes $200.

So, the interest rate being offered can be calculated as:

Simple Interest = (P * R * T) / 100

Where,

P = Principle

R = Rate of Interest

T = Time (in years)

200 = (100 * R * 10) / 100

200 = 10 * R

**R = 20%**

And finally, here’s the last one:

**Correct answer: Option 1**

**Solution:**

Let the speed of the river be ‘x’.

Given:

Distance of rowing the boat = 30 miles

Speed of the boat in still water = 15mph

Time taken to row the boat in the river = 4.5 hours

The speed of the boat when downstream is, (15 + x) and when upstream is, (15 – x).

Time = (Distance / Speed)

4.5 = [30 / (15 +x)] + [30 / (15 – x)]

4.5 = [30 (15 – x) + 30 (15 + x)] / [(15 +x) (15 – x)]

Applying the identity: (a + b) (a – b) = a 2 – b 2 , in the denominator:

4.5 = (450 – 30x + 450 + 30x) / (15 2 – x 2 )

4.5 = 900 / (225 – x 2 )

4.5 (225 – x 2 ) = 900

1012.5 – 4.5 x 2 = 900

4.5 x 2 = 112.5

**x 2 = 25 and therefore, x = 5 and x = -5. Ignoring x = -5, the speed of the river is 5 mph.**

Keen on preparing further? General preparation books for CAT and GMAT can help – you could also look into **AMCAT sample papers** and study accordingly.

I gave amcat on 16 april 2017..my score in quantity is very less..I don’t have any call. Plz tell me..what should I do. ?next process also..help me.

Dear Vaishnavee,

You can consider retaking the test, after a 45-day cooldown period. To prepare for it, consider working on the syllabus, before scheduling your next test.

anyone explain …. amcat exam is tough or easy… i am so afraid for this exam .. n how to crack this exam in 1st attempt n how will be prepared ….??? plzz help me ..!!!

Hey Aditi,

Your preparation decides that. Work on the essential papers to clear them on a high percentile note.

anyone help me …. how to crack this exam in my 1st attempt n how will be prepared that ..???… n maine abhi tk koi bi amcat exam nii diya h so i m afraid of this exam bcoz i hv no choice … my 1st attempt is my last … so plz help me …!!!

Anyone help me! I am civil engineering graduate shall I write amcat? Then if i get good score in amcat ,recruiters call from IT company ?? because I am civil so that’s why

hi guys … can u find the answer

A customer is charged a bill of $900, of which he makes a down payment of $400, while the remaining is to be paid in installments for the next five months. What is the monthly installment that the customer needs to pay?

1. $ 80 2. $ 90 3. $ 100 4. $ 180

Category: Word problems Subtraction/Division

A customer is charged a bill of $900, of which he makes a down payment of $400, while the remaining is to be paid in installments for the next five months. What is the monthly installment that the customer needs to pay?

1. $ 80 2. $ 90 3. $ 100 4. $ 180

Category: Word problems Subtraction/Division

answer???

Which section should I focus for achieving high percentile???

Focus equally on all areas – especially your core subject.

Hi Sudarshan,

There are a few options for core jobs in civil engineering on the

AMCAT job board. You can prepare for core civil jobs by working on these AMCAT modules: https://www.myamcat.com/blog/giving-the-amcat-test-core-engineering-modules-you-should-prepare-for/Thanks and send me exam.model.problems for a good result in exam…

Next exam schedule of Amcat

B.tech can give ??.

hai,

will u explain me.. am ece graduate,what are the sections i want to focus and about fee payment. Bcuz i have no idea about that.

Go through our piece on

Preparing for Different Engineering modules.Go to Schedule an AMCAT Test and choose a convenient day and test centre.

can anyone help me i would like to know that how can i clear amcat test in first attemp i am cse btech student which topic i should learn in apptitude ,logical reasoning etc.

Hello

Vidhi gaur

I done b.tech from ece in 2017 but my aggregate is less than 60 in 10, 12 and b.tech also ….what should i do for job plz help me ….is it if i give exam of amcat then i will get good job…plz suggest me

Hello Ashish,

It depends on how well you prepare for the AMCAT Test and subsequent interviews. A good performance in the AMCAT Test helps you connect to relevant, matched jobs, which you may not get access to owing to marks, location, lack of contacts. To answer your question honestly, would recommend you to go through the AMCAT success stories.

I have given amcat test but my marks was very less in quant English and comp.science… Plzz help me to make strategy to qualify..suggest me some section which I can prepare and get qualify

Hi Sonali,

We recommend preparing as per the syllabus (explained in our Cracking the AMCAT series) for Quants, English and Computer Science.

Remember – there is no negative marking, so try to answer everything.

Here are the specific areas you would need to target:

1. For English:

Vocabulary, Grammar (Correcting Errors, sentence construction, subject-verb, Tenses, Speech and Voice), Reading Comprehension. Focus on getting the Grammar elements right, followed by the Reading Comprehension and then vocabulary.

2. For Quants:

Focus on Applied Maths (Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time, Speed and Distance AND Inverse), followed by questions for Basic Maths (LCM, HCF, Divisibility, Numbers, decimal fractions and power).

3. For Computer Science:

Operating System and Computer Architecture (Basics of OS, Computer Architecture, Process Management and Synchronisation, Memory and I/O Management), D BMS (Data model, Relational Algebra and SQL, Normalisation, Architecture, Indexing) and Computer Networks (Basics of networking and communication, OSI, TCP/IP layers and protocols, Network Devices and Routeing Algorithms)

DBMS is often cited by candidates as being a high difficulty segment in the test. Focus here, followed by OS and Networks.

Hope this helps.

hii.. I am pursuing my mba in Human Resourec..what can be asked and how

Extremely helpful content! The choice of questions are suitable as well as challenging for first-timers. Both basic and applied mathematics are important questions to grasp. Quantitative Aptitude is a tough task but very manageable thanks to content such as this and yours.

Hiiii..

I am pursuing b.tech from CSE…

Anyone helps me…how to crack amcat test..?

I don’t think know which type of questions asked . So, plsss anyone tell me related this and which section is more necessary to crack this..

Hi Aditi,

Check our coverage on AMCAT Computer Science Module (1 and 2) for a detailed explanation on syllabus and the type of questions you will face.

hi… if i get low score in applied maths and average score in all the sessions , is there any possibilty to get good score in amcat exam

Not quite. You need to work on all modules to get a good score.

I m Frome ece …I scheduled my amcat plz let me know abt my ece module plz

is there we should buy any paid material for preparation?

Hiii I am Sreelakshmi

I am pursuing btech from EEE background ,I want to know the syllabus for EEE for cracking the amcat tests?. How the exam pattern will be there?

You can find this

information here.Hi Subashree,

We do not recommend purchasing preparation materials to prepare for the AMCAT. THe AMCAT is based on conceptual clarity for each of the modules. You can find the

detailed syllabus here.Hello sir

Actually am non technical student am did civil engineering

I wanna crack amcat for it field jobs am getting interested in it, how to crack amcat.

I need to know all the about amcat like fee or training or books etc

Hello Kiran,

As a civil engineering graduate, you do come under the category of a technical student. You can find all the details about the amcat exam here. Hope this helps.

All the best!

now amcat exam pattern as changed now coding is there,so what type of questions are asked in coding

Hi Poornima,

You can access the entire syllabus from our website. Please click here to see the syllabus for coding and what type of questions you should be prepared for.

Hope this helps.

Best

Hi,

Can anyone help me by guiding me how to crack amcat exam in the first attempt itself?I am from Instrumentation domain?Can anyone tell me what are the subjects that i should concentrate upon to get a good score? bcz there are so many divisions and since I am a new one,I didn’t know from where I should start?

Hi Hemachan,

Please refer to this blog to know how you can crack amcat in the very first attempt.

Also, for instrumentation, you can find the complete syllabus covered in amcat exam here

All the very best

Could you please suggest some website or book to prepare from for the test?

Hi Bush,

There are no recommended books or websites to prepare for amcat as such. What you can do is go through the previous years’ papers and make sure you are thorough with the syllabus. Also, you can register for prepAMCAT and check your level of preparation before appearing for the main exam.

All the best

Hi,

Can anyone help me, which website is best to prepare Amcat

Hello Hemalatha,

You don’t need any website or any other source for your amcat preparation. Just go through the syllabus of the exam, and prepare from your course books itself. Additionally, to check the level of your preparation you can use PrepAMCAT which is a mock amcat test. You can also go through some of the previous years’ papers to understand the pattern.

Hope this help. All the best!

Hello,

I neeed ur help to clear this amcat exams. The aptitude tests are conducted through this syllabus . Could you please help me for the same.