What is a ‘good score’ in the AMCAT Test?

What is a ‘good score’ in the AMCAT Test?

In our ‘Cracking The AMCAT test‘ series, we now explore what's a good AMCAT score – How you can compare yourself against it and what you can do about it!

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Tips and tricks to crack the AMCAT test

So, you have given the AMCAT Test. And are waiting for the calls to come – with your results in hand. And wondering if they are good enough! Asking around. Thinking whether the test itself is flawed, or even a fraud.

Well – You are not the only one.

The AMCAT test is taken by more than a hundred candidates on a daily basis. Candidates who take with varying levels of preparation in the ELQ segment, focusing largely on their chosen segment. There are those who sail through impeccably and then apply for the exclusive jobs on our platform. And then there are those who are surprised when they receive their results and the overall AMCAT Feedback report.

In our series on ‘Cracking The AMCAT test‘, we now explore what is actually considered a good AMCAT score – How you can compare yourself against it and what you can do about it!

Decoding the AMCAT Test

The AMCAT Test, a skill assessment / aptitude test is an overall evaluation on four skill parameters – English (verbal and communication skills), Logical Reasoning, Quantative Reasoning and domain knowledge. While the first three modules are common across all student tests, the fourth varies as per your field of study (Engineering, Financial, Management and general purpose) and your discipline in them.

The evaluation, an adaptive test, ranks your performance in all four based on how you’re performing through it – quicker, correct responses lead to tougher and tougher questions, while incorrect answers lead to easier ones. Your AMCAT score varies accordingly too.

Let’s break up what would considered a ‘good’ AMCAT score in these fields individually:

English module:

An example of a question from the English vocabulary section.
An example of a question from the English vocabulary section.

The English module (explained in an earlier part of our ‘Cracking the AMCAT series’) covers vocabulary, grammar and comprehension analysis. A decent score here would be:

  • For Engineers – Above 450
  • For Graduates – Above 400
  • For MBAs – Above 425

Why is this needed? English is largely the communication language in all large companies, especially MNCs. A good command over it, showcases your potential communication skills – a low score here often portrays the candidate in a negative light.

Logical Reasoning:

An example of a deductive reasoning question in the AMCAT logical reasoning section.
An example of a deductive reasoning question in the AMCAT logical reasoning section.

The Logical Reasoning module (explained in an earlier part of our ‘Cracking the AMCAT Series’ covers Deductive, Inductive and Abducting Reasoning (explained in detail in the same piece). A good score here would be:

  • For Engineers – Above 450
  • For Graduates – Above 380
  • For MBAs – Above 425

Why do you need a high score here? It is a score of mental ability, rationale, problem solving skills and maintaining a level head during day-to-day tasks.

Quantitative Reasoning:

An example of basic mathematics solution in the quantitative ability module.
An example of basic mathematics solution in the quantitative ability module.

A quantitative reasoning module covers a candidate’s understanding of basic and applied mathematics (explained in detail in our explainer on the module). Here is what would be considered a good AMCAT score in this module:

  • For Engineers – Above 450
  • For Graduates – Above 380
  • For MBAs – Above 425

Why do you need a good score here? This is a hold of your mathematical abilities in core technical and non-technical aspects. Depending on the individual recruiter’s requirements, a cut-off is applied here on which candidates will make the cut and which won’t.

What is a good overall AMCAT score?

Normally, an overall AMCAT ELQ score above 1500 is considered a good score, clearing most company requirements. The fourth module, domain, is often decided by the recruiter and may vary case by case.

The second thing you should know is this – how are cut-offs defined by companies. Generally, companies work with the individual cut-offs given above. There are a few situations where two cut-offs can be combined. This happens with Logical and Quantitative modules, where the cutoffs and scores are added up.

What can you do about it?

Give your scores an honest evaluation – do you think that they would make the individual cutoffs easily or that you can improve on them? If the first case holds true, then keep a handle on them for the year period and consider renewing them once your year gets over.

Otherwise, consider taking a retest, as soon as your cool-off period gets over.

Have we been able to give you a clue over the AMCAT score yet? Please share your thoughts and questions in the comments section below.

51 COMMENTS

  1. Hello my score is 535 in English 575 in quantitive and 605 in logical 435 in computer programming and 592 in computer science but I am not getting any call

  2. my score is 545 in english 575 in logical 495 in quant 535 in computer science but no calls frm accenture or any mnc so please check and amcat ID 30004025038151

  3. Comment:i have got 99 percentile in telecomm 94 in logical ,91 in quant,84 in semiconductor 57 on english.i got call from two company for non technical profile.should i wait for any call test date 19 aprail and i m 2013 passout,or no active job for electronics pls caal me once 9999464760

  4. Hello my score is 555 in English,575 in QA,595in LA,388 In electronics,388in Telecommunications my amcat Id is 30004458365008 .1 month is over but I didn’t get a single call

  5. My score is 630 in English, 650 in Quantitative, 495 in Logical, 585 in Computer Programming, 592 in Computer Science .. still on dragging the mouse cursor to “apply to this job” it says this score might not be good to get interview calls.

  6. Are core company recruitment drive conducted through amcat? If yes then which are those companies especially for mechanical engineering students.

  7. i got 545 in english
    625 in quant
    625 in logical
    545 in computer programming
    i didn’t got any call from company
    amcat id 30003775821056
    i have done my exam on March 4th…

  8. Hey Kambala,
    The scores given here are minimum cutoffs. Remember, that the max score is 900 per module. Further, MNCs like Accenture have more stringent conditions when it comes to recruiting. And each year, the median scores for performing students changes, with more and more candidates joining the pool.
    To explain these better, our AMCAT team will connect with you soon.

  9. Its been a month when i gave my amcat test and i have not recived any call from your end…. This is quite disappointing.. this is something can not be digested that AMCAT being an esteemed organiation is doing nothing and simply increasing the number of complaints on their site.

  10. Dear Nishtha,

    Have you had a chance to go through your feedback report and scores? Pls consider these and ascertain whether you rank high in percentile or if your scores require improvement.

    We have observed (from our end and candidate testimonials) that it can take nearly 40-50 days for students to receive interview calls. The interview calls depend on A) Your scores (the higher they are in percentile, the more likelihood of your profile making it to a recruiter’s top list) and B) Individual Job requirements. We would ask you to patiently wait for some time. However, if you have any doubts over your percentiles, pls share your AMCAT ID and our support team will get in touch with you.

  11. Hi, Do IT companies prefer Quans, Logical and English CutOffs alone while recruiting or they use Optional Modules too…..

  12. I want amcat preparation bits i am engineering final year student in electronics and communication engineering please send model bits

  13. I have applied for amcat test still didnt
    Get the results pls let me know when will inget
    The result

  14. My amcat scores are english-490,quant-560,logical ability -540, computer programming -465, computer science- 405 are these scores enough to get call from MNC’s ??

  15. I had written amcat test on 5th Oct . It has been 20 days I didn’t received any mail from amcat and no results are given. Plz tell me how to see the results .

  16. Getting calls for non tech profiles .Can anyone suggest this is because of less marks in AMCAT ????

  17. My score is
    Enlish – 385 (18.4)
    QA – 605 (83.1)
    LA – 530 (74 %)
    Computer programming – 575 (93.4)
    Computer science – 438 (67.9)
    Agregate – 2533

    Will I get call from companies or I have to retake the test as my score is not good in english(on national percentile).

  18. Hi Keshav,

    Your scores are decent, however, you can work towards an improved score in English and computer science. In the meantime, start applying on the jobs board.
    For your second query – the timeout time is 45 days, not three months. The gap is to enable better study preparation and to try your first set of scores.

  19. Ok Vidhi thanks for replying. Actually in scores and feedback they have written that ratake the test after 3 months that’s why I got confused.

  20. “” We have observed (from our end and candidate testimonials) that it can take nearly 40-50 days for students to receive interview calls. “”

    Why it takes 40-50 days to receive interview calls I mean if someone score is really good then he should get calls with in some days when he applies for the jobs.

  21. My scores are
    English 420 (29.1 percentile)
    Quantitative 635 (88.8 percentile)
    Logical 545 (78.6 percentile)
    Computer programming 465 (71.2 percentile)
    Mechanical engineering 469 (95.9 percentile)

  22. English
    615/900 91.9%

    Quantitative Ability
    550/900 68.4%

    Logical Ability
    555/900 81.4%

    Computer Programming
    565/900 92.3%

    Computer Science
    562/900 92.7%

    What are my chances of getting calls?? Or should I retake.

  23. Hi Animesh,

    Your scores are good enough to receive calls. However, would request you to be a little patient – as it often takes 2-3 weeks for your scores to get matched to recruiters. You may begin applying to relevant jobs on the AMCAT jobs board.

  24. Hi. I’ve scored good in Verbal(88.5), quantitative(86.1), logical(94.9) and computer programming(96.1). But less in concert science with 346 marks and 39.3%. Am I qualified in exam? Do I get or do I have chance to get interview calls? Is there anything like sectional cutoff in AMCAT exam which decides I’m failed just because my score is not good in one section also?

  25. Hi Saikumar,

    It will affect your chances, especially in jobs specifically looking for a Science profile. However, you can possibly try your hand at other jobs, which require someone high on verbal, quants, logical and programming.

  26. Hi I am observing since 1 month that amcat is not a good platform for fresher as 80% jobs posted here are for the experience people.I am not even getting chances to apply for the jobs beacuse I am a fresher.

  27. Hi Prasad,

    You should consider taking the test again and working on your English skills. Almost all jobs look for candidates who have good communication skills. And English is the mode of communication in most businesses.

  28. my amcat score is 2589
    English Comprehension 640 (95.1%)
    Quantitative Ability (Advanced) 340
    Logical Ability 455 (46.1%)
    Computer Programming 685 (99.3%)
    Computer Science 469(76.2%)

  29. I am from electrical background but I want to opt for computer science and programming as I have good knowledge in that field comparatively. Is it okay to opt other field

  30. My amcat score is english-510,aptitude-605,logical-510 Please suggest me I have to renew the subscription or to retake the amcat test

  31. While your ELQ scores are good, you also need to consider your subject scores. If your percentile scores are amid the top 20 (80% and above) then renew your subscription. Otherwise, retake the test.

  32. My amcat score is english-580(85.3),aptitude-565(71.5),logical-570(85.1) ,Computer Programming 545(89.4) will it work?

  33. what would be the suitable score for a mechanical engineer for getting a call from honda. my id is 30000996738239

  34. why all they are not getting any interview call ? I am going to give the amcat test. plz anyone help me… will it help me for getting me job or i will get the same result even after scoring well ? bcoz i have less percentage. plz anyone let me know about this.

  35. Hi Ritanjali,

    All the best for your upcoming AMCAT Test.

    Getting interview calls is dependant on the kind of scores you get, as the AMCAT is a bridge to opportunities. The hardwork to clear it, needs to come from your end. As to doubts over the efficacy of the AMCAT Test, we request you to go through the >AMCAT Success Stories: Reviews and Testimonials.

  36. Hi Aparna,

    The option is available.
    You may get an option between the two, when you schedule your test. Would request you to try booking the test online and check for your options.

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