If you’re worried about your performance on skill assessments or aptitude tests during a campus placement exercise, then you’re not being irrational. The tests, especially those given by companies hiring for core engineering jobs, check on actual inclination towards the traits they’re looking for. And bring down aspirants those with an actual inclination for the job.
Don’t believe us? Rustom Taporewala, Director, Enterprise Quality at EQ Technologies (and known to be a tough to impress recruiter in all engineering campuses) said the same thing at the National Employability Conclave in Pune last month – candidly admitting that aptitude tests were here to stay as “…there are so many candidates that we are forced to filter.”
In this edition of ‘Cracking the AMCAT‘ series, we explore some of the AMCAT modules which students from core engineering backgrounds end up facing.
Giving the AMCAT Test:
The AMCAT Test is a skill assessment, where a candidate is assessed in three compulsory sections and domain-based sections. While we have explored the three compulsory sections earlier (English Language, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability), this segment focuses on the domain segment that engineering students from different core fields would likely receive.
Do remember that the suggestions are not absolute; they are dependant on your course and may change if you’re giving the AMCAT Test for a specific company’s walk-in.
Common AMCAT Test Modules for Core Engineers:
Core Engineering here is a reference to the jobs and opportunities that a student receives during or immediately after their graduation from core engineering companies. This is a suggested thread which normally applies to students who take the AMCAT Test.
|B.Tech/B.E.||Electronics||Electronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Automata, Computer Programming, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Production Engineering, Computer Programming|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Electrical Engineering||Electrical Engineering, Automata, Electronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Computer Programming, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Electronics & Instrumentation||Electronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Automata, Computer Programming, Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Electronics & Telecommunications||Electronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Automata, Computer Programming, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Civil||Civil Engineering, Computer Programming|
|B.Tech/B.E.||Electronics and Electrical||Electronics and Semiconductor Engineering, Automata, Computer Programming, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science|
Keen on understanding specific AMCAT modules and the best preparation techniques for them? Consider going through our entire series on ‘Cracking The AMCAT’. You could also try the following preparation techniques:
Preparation Techniques for AMCAT Core Modules:
1. Revise on Course Materials
2. Opt for application-based approach in individual areas
3. Opt for preparation materials for specific engineering field
4. Go for individual AMCAT sample papers.
And if you feel that you’re ready for a good AMCAT score, consider scheduling an AMCAT Test today.
Are Mechanical MNC ‘s are also taking AMCAT Scores candidates ?
If yes, than Above how much scores do these companies take.
That’s a call which varies company to company. It is also based on the relative average scores of all candidates at that time.
i want to know from where should i prepare for amcat-mechanical exam,either from any amcat sample paper or any other internet source ?
You can refer to sample papers for your preparations. Also, you can take the mock amcat exam trough prepAMCAT to see where you stand currently in your preparations. Please find more information on PrepAMCAT here
Hi can any one tell me what modules should i choose to get calls from IT companies…?? I am from ece background….
You can choose the Electronics and Semiconductor, as well as the Telecommunication modules in order to get calls from core IT companies.
Hope this helps.
Do you provide Preparation materials for AMCAT under PrepAMCAT ?
Which Module will be best for an E&TC engineer?
PrepAMCAT is mock exam that helps you understand your current preparation level and how well you’d most likely do in the actual amcat exam. You can, however, get access to the previous years’ sample papers from our section here
Also, for E&TC, you can refer to the Electronics & Semiconductor module as well as the Telecommunication Module. Hope this helps.
All the best!
Why is computer programming module made common to all branches in the recommendation list?
The computer programming module is a part of, both, the engineering module as well as the general subject module. It is for the students who are from BCA/MCA courses who can choose to appear for this module.
Hi can any one tell me what modules should i choose to get calls from IT companies…?? I am a Electrical & Electronics Graduate.
can i choose computer science and computer programming instead of choosing domains from ece subjects ?? i am an graduate in ece
It is absolutely your choice what specialized domain you want to choose for your exam. If you are planning to make a career in software, and believe that your concepts are clear, then sure, you can definitely choose these subjects even if you are an ece graduate.
All the best
Being an electronics graduate, you should go for the modules from the same subject. IT companies have different profile openings and not just for software development; if that’s what has been your confusion. If you score well in your amcat exam with the modules you choose of your own stream, you should definitely get calls from IT companies for a relevant job profile.
All the best
Can i choose computer module am from civil engineering background but am passion about working in IT companies!!
You can certainly choose any subject module you like to appear for. However, it must be remembered that companies give a strong weightage to the scores obtained in subject-specific module. So, if you are confident about your programming knowledge and feel that you are prepared to clear the computer module, then sure; go ahead.
All the best!
I am MTech IT graduate. Which of these modules am I supposed to select to get good job offers from IT companies? Kindly guide me through this to the point. Thank you.
As an IT student, you can apply for jobs in programming and for that, you can select the computer programming module.
All the best
How to prepare for electronics and communication branch no content is given
You can find the amcat module for ECE here. You can go through the sample papers and previous years papers here. Hope this helps.
All the best!
Hi, I am mtech student. My branch is instrumentation and control. But u dont have subjects related to my branch. Which module should I take? And how much should be my score if I want good company?
We do have a module for Instrumentation engineering. Kindly click on this link to get to our syllabus page. Scroll down in the Engineering tab to find the module of your subject.
A recommended amcat score in every module is 550 or more.
I think I may have made a mistake in choosing the optional modules while taking the AMCAT a month ago. I am a CS Engineering student and I chose Computer Science and Computer Programming. I have good pretty good scores in all the modules (>500). It’s been a month but I still haven’t received any interview call letters. Should I have chosen Automata as one of the modules? In that case, would it be advisable to retake AMCAT?
I won’t say that you chose incorrectly by selecting Computer programming and CS as your optional modules. Yes, Automata is certainly the test which is considered highly by recruiters while hiring CS graduates. But, your scores in your optional modules shall also support your hiring. Sometimes it does take a while before candidates receive interview calls. So, I’d suggest that you wait for a couple of weeks more. Even after that if you feel that you should take the Automata test, then go for it.
All the best!
Hlo sir, it is necessary to choose two modules in engineering section, or choosing one module is enough?? Please tell me sir
It is not mandatory to choose two modules from the engineering section. You can select only one also.
All the best!