AMCAT Preparation Guide: How you can crack the AMCAT Test

AMCAT Preparation Guide: How you can crack the AMCAT Test

Here is the AMCAT Preparation Guide on how graduates/undergraduates can prepare for the AMCAT. Includes links to modules, FAQs and Sample Question Papers.

Learn from us: The AMCAT Preparation Guide
Learn from us: The AMCAT Preparation Guide

Have scheduled your AMCAT Test, but feel at a loss regarding your next steps? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. We, here at the AMCAT, often receive word from confused candidates, worrying over how they can best prepare for the AMCAT Test. College students, graduates, those seeking core jobs, those seeking IT jobs, experienced candidates and others. And that’s why we have brought together all our ‘Cracking the AMCAT series‘ content here, in this AMCAT Preparation Guide.

The AMCAT Preparation Guide:

The AMCAT Preparation Guide is our in-depth coverage on how you can best prepare for the skill assessment, designed as a step-by-step guide. It links our individual forays into each AMCAT module, its syllabus and types of questions, as well as the most common FAQs that we receive regarding the test.

To begin with, here are the common questions that one gets before facing the AMCAT Test:

  • What is the AMCAT Test?
  • What is the eligibility criteria for the AMCAT Test?
  • Is it for me?
  • What is the syllabus for the AMCAT Test?
  • How can I prepare for the AMCAT Test?

This is followed by common FAQs regarding purchasing the test, ideal AMCAT scores and best times to purchase the test. And, whether it has actually worked for the candidates who have taken it.

What is the AMCAT Test?

The AMCAT or Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test is a skill assessment, aimed at connecting freshers, graduates and experienced candidates with entry to junior-level jobs on the basis of their merit.

It does this by evaluating candidates on the basis of their core skills in a minimum four areas – Verbal skills, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative skills and your core areas. The first three are consistent and mandatory modules – the fourth subject area depends on your course.

Here are some ways in which you can understand the concept of the AMCAT Test:

What is the eligibility criteria for AMCAT Test?

There is NO eligibility criteria for the AMCAT Test in terms of marks. You can give the AMCAT during college, after college, with a few years of experience and from a variety of courses.

Is the AMCAT For Me?

The benefits of the AMCAT Test extend to all candidates, irrespective of their course, years of experience, location, marks et al. Here is why the AMCAT is for you:

You also need to know Companies That Hire Through AMCAT as well as reviews, testimonials and AMCAT Success Stories.

What is the syllabus for the AMCAT Test?

The AMCAT Test Syllabus includes specific course content on all Test modules. Here is an in-depth explanation of the core syllabus material and how you can prepare for these AMCAT modules:

Preparing for the AMCAT Test:

Preparing for the AMCAT Test is a segmented strategy, with a five-step process, common to preparation for all aptitude tests.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Gather information about AMCAT
  • Study, as per AMCAT Syllabus and identify crucial topics
  • Attempt AMCAT sample papers 
  • Create information sheets and reference logs
  • Revise important topics

Common FAQs for AMCAT Test:

Still not onboard about the AMCAT Test? Here are some of the common concerns that those who plan to take the AMCAT Test ask us:

Concerns after the AMCAT Test:

Given the AMCAT Test and facing issues over your next steps? These are some of the common concerns that we face from students who have given the AMCAT Test:

We hope that we have been able to comprehensively answer all questions regarding the AMCAT. The next step – Schedule an AMCAT Test now.

And if you have already given the AMCAT, prepare for the next big challenge – the interview round for the jobs you would apply for. For this, we recommend the following:


  1. Do I need to take premium membership for applying for jobs because I saw most of the IT jobs are for premium members? So the total amount I need to pay for getting call letters from IT companies is approx. 2200rs.??

  2. Hello Adarsh,

    Our support team will get in touch with you shortly to clear this.


  3. I am from electronics engineering. But I want to work on computer science. Can I choose computer science here instead of electronics?

  4. Hello Abhishek,

    Of course you can. However, I must tell you that companies give great importance to the score attained in subject-specific modules. So, if you are confident about your preparation for CSE module and think you can manage to score good, then sure. You can find the syllabus for computer science module here

    All the best

  5. Hi Sourav,

    It is recommended that you give it at least a month to prepare well for the exam and then appear for it. So, if you are planning to schedule the amcat exam, you can book a date for a month from now.

    All the best!

  6. Varad Apte,
    Sir which is the best books for amcat examination.
    And suggest the book through computer science and engineering trade.

  7. Hi Varad,

    The syllabus covered in amcat exam is the same which is the part of your graduation syllabus. So, you can always refer to your course books from graduation for preparing for amcat.

    All the best

  8. I am a fresher computer science engineering, but I wan’t to work in management sector rather than core computer science area, what should I choose ?

  9. Hi Jyoti,

    If you want to switch to non-IT profile, there’s no issues with that. While selecting your optional modules, just choose the ones from the management section.

    All the best

  10. Hello Saurabh,

    AMCAT is a skill assessment test which helps fresher students find their ideal job. You can find all the details about the exam on our blog page.

  11. Hello Ram,

    You can certainly give the amcat exam. There are no limitation to the number of times you can give the exam, however, the repetition should have a valid reason. For example, if you feel you didn’t score well in the first attempt and can do better, then you can give the exam again. However, one needs to wait for a period of 45 days before giving the exam the second time.

    Hope this helps. All the best!

  12. Hello Rajan,

    You can call on our support contact number provided on our website to know everything about the amcat. All the best!

  13. I just completed graduation on mathematics.I want to apply for the non-techinacal post?what subject should I choose for elective module?

  14. Hi Sourav,

    For non-technical jobs there are several optional modules to choose from. You can find the list on our syllabus page. However, the fact that you have done your graduation in mathematics, these modules can be good options to choose;

    – Marketing
    – Finance and Accounting
    – Operations
    – Banking and Financial Services

    All the best!

  15. I Have buyed amcat premium 2 months ago but now i want to prepare and shedule amcat exam. But from where i have to use my amcat premium. Please help me immediately.