Experienced Candidates: Is the AMCAT Test for me?

Experienced Candidates: Is the AMCAT Test for me?

Do you think that the AMCAT test is only for freshers? Read on to find out how the AMCAT can help transform your career as an experienced candidate

Is the AMCAT test for you, an experienced candidate. This is why. (Pixabay)
Is the AMCAT test for you, an experienced candidate. This is why. (Pixabay)

The job market is not considered to be brimming with fresher jobs for now – IT companies like Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro have been announcing layoffs and job re-assignations, while the start-up sector has also been struck by hard times. (Think Snapdeal’s near shutdown).

Automation in entry-level jobs, low employability of fresher candidates, changing international employment trends and un-updated employees is part of the cycle.

And this has boiled down to many 2015, 2016 graduates still on the bench, waiting to find meaningful employment. And that has had an equal repercussion on experienced candidates – dipping their chances as well.

Why the AMCAT Test:

So, what do you, as an experienced candidate do – to prove against your head start and job experience. Take the AMCAT test. Don’t believe me? Here’s why you should:

Evaluate your skills and potential:

The AMCAT is an employability test, it evaluates your aptitude, learnability and hence, employability skills. The comprehensive report has personality scores and a performance chakra which will enable you to identify your behavioural aspects and strong skill sets, as well as areas of improvement.

It will also help you understand your industry and job fitment, which will guide you towards your ideal role and career. This is especially important if you are feeling frustrated or stagnant in your current job role.

Analyse the competitive job market:

Employment outlook for 2017. (Economic Times)
The employment outlook for 2017. (Economic Times)

Thousands of candidates take the AMCAT every month and the AMCAT score which is a percentile score will help you understand how you fare among the other job seekers, including fresh graduates who are joining the job market every year. This will help you improve yourself to stay updated and competitive in the job market

Access to hundreds of jobs:

The smart approach to fresher jobs.
The smart approach to fresher jobs.

The AMCAT will give you access to hundreds of jobs based on your AMCAT score. AMCAT provides varied job opportunities including job profiles for experienced candidates with great job roles and competitive salaries

AMCAT credentials on Linkedin:

Linkedin for job search
Linkedin for job search

For experienced candidates, one of the best ways to network and find their next job is through LinkedIn. You can add your AMCAT credentials on your LinkedIn profile directly for the benefit of recruiters AMCAT is conducted regularly throughout the year and you can take an AMCAT whenever it is convenient for you.

How to prepare for the AMCAT test:

These are some tips for your AMCAT Preparation –

Attempt it all:

The AMCAT is a computer adaptive test so it adapts to your level every time you answer the question right or wrong. The aim is to attempt the entire paper within the time limit; don’t focus too much on calculating percentages or using strategies to get the perfect score!

Do the sample papers:

The basic modules consist of Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability and English the best way to approach this is by solving a lot of questions. You can find sample papers on the website or you can simply go back to your textbooks to solve these basic conceptual questions. English is best approached by reading and improving comprehension skills as well as grammar skills

Be honest for AMPI:

The personality segment of the test does not need preparation; at the same time, it will be fruitful to answer it as truthfully as possible. Any manipulation of answers might not give you the best result or analysis!

Study on your course basics:

The domain related modules are chosen by you based on your specialisation, these are technical and skill oriented. Hence, you need to prepare yourself on the basics very well. Make sure you prepare well for the exam, as being into the workforce for a while it may have been some time that you got into the study mode! Register yourself right now for transforming your career!

If you liked this, consider following up on all the others and how they might benefit from the AMCAT test:

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  1. iam looking for a job change. as iam working now as a c-devoloper,now i comleted the training period of 3 months,is there opporunities to get acall from industries after appeared in amcat

  2. Hi Kalpana,

    with an added advantage of industry work experience, you can certainly expect calls from good companies if you score well in amcat exam.

    All the best

  3. I am electrical engineer and working in a pharma company as a maintenance engineer,can amcat exam help me??

  4. hi,
    I already appeared for the AMCAT during 2014 and currently im holding 4 years of experience in IT .can i linkup my AMCAT score to linkdein for a job change and would that be really helpful?or if not do i need to reappear again?

  5. Hi Lipsa,

    amcat score stays valid for a period of 12 months (1 year) only. And, anyway, your work experience should be the one getting you the new job now I believe.

    All the best!

  6. Hi,
    I have 7 months of experience as software developer and later I had one and a half year gap due to some personal reasons.. now I want to restart my career in same field.. can I take amcat test? Would companies consider candidates with gap? Will I get calls from companies?

  7. Hi Divya,

    Sure. This can be a great step for you to resume your career as a software developer. Your previous work experience will always be an add-on to your amcat score.

    All the best

  8. Hi, I am Kriti Agarwal working in banking industry with 6 years of experience. Is amcat helpful for me in job change.

  9. Hi Kriti,

    If you are looking to change your industry, then sure. If you are looking for a job change in banking sector itself, then I’d like to inform you that companies which accept amcat scores for hiring are mostly looking for fresh graduates or those with a few months/years of work-ex. You can give it a shot if you wish to.

    All the best

  10. I have 2 years experience in Investment banking reconciliation domine. Can i get any opportunity through this test?

  11. Hi Pravallika,

    Of course you can avail new job opportunities through amcat. The exam is equally beneficial to experienced candidates, as it is for freshers. You can begin with your process here.

    All the best

  12. Hi, I am Priyanka. I have 2 years experience as system analyst (backup and restore) . As it is service based job, I had to work in shifts. I need to change my domain. Will amcat help me with this?

  13. Hello Priyanka,

    Of course! AMCAT is one platform which serves equally to candidates from every professional stage. Since you are an experienced candidate, I am assuming you’ve been away from studies from a while now. So, just go through the AMCAT syllabus, brush up your concepts and take the exam. For all preparation tips and suggestions, you can find a lot of material on our blog.

    All the best!

  14. Hi, Iam Dhanvanth.I have one year experience as design engineer in mechanical engineering, can I get job through amcat in same field?

  15. Hello Dhanvanth,

    Of course! Having work experience already can, in fact, be a huge advantage for you. Schedule your AMCAT directly from here.

    All the best.

  16. Hi,
    I am Athira from kerala. I have 1.6 year experience as a java developer. I am looking for job change in Bangalore. Can I get a job through amcat ? Is amcat helpful for me ?

  17. Hello Athira,

    As you could see from the blog information, AMCAT is definitely helpful for experienced candidates as well. Having some extent of work experience along with a good amcat score is a great advantage to find a new job. You can schedule your amcat directly from here.

    All the best!

  18. Hi,
    I am Ranadheer from Hyderabad. I have two years of experience in PDMS(plant design management system) I just want to change company with same domian, can AMCAT exam help to get a better a job

  19. Hi,
    I have 4 yrs of experience in software development. Now i am trying to get job in delhi. Will AMCAT be beneficial for me?

  20. Hello Nisha,

    It sure will be. You have a decent amount of work experience already. So, you can keep searching and applying for jobs in the traditional manner, and parallelly can apply for jobs through AMCAT as well.

    All the best

  21. Hello Ranadheer,

    Of course! You can find jobs in the same domain as you are currently after giving the AMCAT exam. If you go through the AMCAT syllabus, you’ll see that there are modules available in Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, as well as Production Engineering. You can check the syllabus thoroughly and see which module fits your interest segment and take the test accordingly to get hired in the relevant profile. You can find the complete AMCAT syllabus here.

    All the best.