Your personalized guide to your AMCAT scores, job-fitment and tips to improve employability
In our attempt to make things simpler for the test takers, we’ve got a series on the feedback report – how you can use this powerful tool as a means to get closer to your dream job! Your Employability Report will not only help you know about your skills, personality and employability but will also guide you on what to study, what to prepare for interviews and how to prepare! So here we go with our very first article on the same.
What is AMCAT Feedback Report?
The AMCAT Feedback Report is the 15-page long report you get once you appear for the AMCAT. Comprising of the test scores, the feedback report gives you a detailed feedback on your test performance. The action plan mentioned in the report will help you to find out the subject areas where you rank high on employability so that you can focus on the interview preparation.
Tip: With the help of the action plan, as mentioned in the report, find out the areas where you rank high on employability so that you can focus on the interview preparation! Take steps to improve further for specific job profiles by choosing the resources as mentioned in the report. Follow the time schedule mentioned in the report to ensure that you can devote the right amount of time to various modules based on your performance. The resources and the time schedule together can be immensely beneficial to improve upon the weak areas.
Step 1: The AMCAT scores
Unlike the usual presumption, the AMCAT scores are not equal to the number of questions that a candidate answers correctly. The scores are calculated by an advanced statistical engine which takes into consideration a number of factors.
On a scale of 100 to 900, the AMCAT score represents a candidate’s performance in the module. The AMCAT score should be compared against the *50 percentile point of that particular module (*the 50 percentile score of all candidates in that module).
Step 2: Personality Scores
Personality scores provide an analysis of your personality and offer an insight into your behavioural aspects. This analysis is done on the basis of your responses to AMPI (Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory).
The personality assessment is provided on 5 traits based on the Big Five Model of personality – now accepted as the most scientific and validated model of personality. The 5 traits are explained below:
- Extraversion (E): An extroverted, talkative, socially confident person
- Openness To experience (O): A broad-minded, unconventional, imaginative person with rich artistic sensitivity
- Emotional Stability (ES): A calm, happy, undisturbed and confident person
- Conscientiousness (C): An organized, responsible, hardworking and achievement-oriented person
- Agreeableness (A): A kind, sympathetic, cooperative and warm person
The trait scores are classified as LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH where LOW or HIGH may not be equated to BAD or GOOD, as there are no bad or good personalities. For each trait, a Z-score is provided which measures the number of standard deviations the score is away from mean of norm. A Z-score which is more than +0.44 means the candidate is in the top 33%, whereas a Z-score of less than -0.44 indicates the candidate is in the lowest 33%.
Finally, based on the personality traits, your personality type is determined.
Note: This is Part-1 of a two-part series on “Know Your AMCAT Feedback Report”. Part-2 will be posted shortly!