Aspiring Minds’ Computer Adaptive Test (AMCAT)

Aspiring Minds’ Computer Adaptive Test (AMCAT)


Last updated on April 19th, 2018 at 01:44 pm


AMCAT which stands for Aspiring Minds’ Computer Adaptive Test is an employability test conducted by Aspiring Minds to connect deserving candidates with reputed employers, through computer adaptive test. Unlike popular entrance tests in India, AMCAT is conducted throughout the year across the nation. Currently, more than 700 small and medium enterprises are using AMCAT scores as a means to recruit their employees. Some of the popular companies that currently use AMCAT scores include Accenture, Cognizant, HP, Uber etc.

What is a Computer Adaptive test?

A computer adaptive test is a type of computer-based test that adapts to an examinee’s ability. Basically, such tests choose questions based on candidate’s performance in preceding questions.

Suggested: Learn in detail about the GATE 2018 examination.

List of Contents

  1. Date of Examination
  2. Type of Examination
  3. Industries covered.
  4. Eligibility Criteria.
  5. Test Cities
  6. Significance of Scores.
  7. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Application Procedure.
  8. Examination Pattern
  9. Useful Links 

AMCAT Exam Dates

AMCAT is conducted every month in as many as 32 cities across India.

The frequency of the conduction varies city to city.

For Example, in a city like Bangalore where there are a lot of techies, the test is conducted on every third day of the month.

Mode of Examination

It is a computer adaptive test examination (a type of Computer based test).

Unlike many employability tests which care about domain-related questions only, AMCAT also considers questions testing communication skills, logical reasoning and aptitude.

Industries covered

Today many industries have come under the purview of AMCAT with major MNC’s taking this examination into consideration. Following major industries are actively using this test for recruitment.

  • Financial Institutions
  • Information Technology companies
  • Automobile Companies
  • Banking Companies and Institutions
  • Corporate Companies
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Hospitality sector companies
  • Digital Marketing Companies
  • Education Industry.
  • Manufacturing Sector.
  • Advertising & Marketing.
  • Agriculture.
  • Mechanical.

and many more industries are entering this sphere. For more details, follow the link

AMCAT Eligibility

Qualifications Required

Candidates in possession of a diploma or bachelors or master’s or doctorate degree are eligible for the exam.

Age Limit 

There is no age limit for the test.


There is no limit to the number of attempts that a candidate can take. However, a gap of at least 3 months is mandatory between two successive attempts.

AMCAT Test Centers

As of 2017, AMCAT is conducted in 32 cities of India listed below.

  1. Agra
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Allahabad
  4. Bangalore
  5. Bhopal
  6. Bhuvaneshwar
  7. Chandigarh
  8. Chennai
  9. Coimbatore
  10. Delhi
  11. Dehradun
  12. Gurgaon
  13. Guwahati
  14. Ghaziabad
  15. Hyderabad
  16. Indore
  17. Jaipur
  18. Kanpur
  19. Kochi
  20. Kolkata
  21. Lucknow
  22. Madurai
  23. Meerut
  24. Mumbai
  25. Nagpur
  26. Navi Mumbai
  27. Noida
  28. Patna
  29. Pune
  30. Varanasi
  31. Vijayawada
  32. Vishakhapatnam

Significance of AMCAT Score

  1. Once the test has been taken by the candidate, he/she can view/download the scores using his official AMCAT account.
  1. Now, the test score would be taken into consideration by AMCAT administration and they would forward your profile score to the companies looking for the skills that you possess. Aspiring Minds (test conducting body) will facilitate this process.
  1. And the candidate will soon start getting interview calls from the desired companies.

Candidate needs to ensure getting a good score because a better percentile will give the candidate edge over other candidates. As per a popular belief, scores above 90 percentile are considered respectable & useful.

How to Apply for AMCAT?

As mentioned before, applications or registrations are open throughout the year.

Candidates interested in applying can visit to schedule a test.


A candidate can choose between two types of subscriptions for AMCAT. These include the following:

  • 1-year subscription.
  • 2-year subscription.

If the candidate takes a one-year subscription, he/she will have to pay Rs. 990 (plus GST) and their score would be valid for one year.

However, if a candidate chooses the two-year subscription, he/she shall pay another Rs. 900 (Plus GST) along with the base price of Rs. 990.

Application Procedure

In order to apply for the AMCAT, candidate needs to follow the following steps:

  1. Create a user account providing the basic details such as name, contact details, course completed and the city for examination. Follow the link for this activity.
  1. Choose the exam center, exam date and exam time-slot.
  1. Choose either the 1-year subscription or the 2-year subscription, according to your personal choice and continue with the fee payment.
  1. Once the payment is made, you can appear for the test at chosen time & location.

AMCAT Exam Pattern

AMCAT shall be a 3-hour computer-adaptive test. The test comprises of 4 sections:

  1. English language test.
  2. Logical Ability.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude.
  4. Two Optional subjects.

The two optional subjects must be selected during the exam after attempting the first 3 subjects written above.

PaperTime/QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Comprehension16 minutes / 18 questions900 marks
Quantitative Ability18 minutes / 16 questions900 marks
Logical Ability16 minutes / 14 questions900 marks
Optional SubjectsNot disclosed900 marks
Total 3 hours3600 marks


Apart from these four papers, following more sections are compulsory:

  • Aspiring Minds Personality Inventory (AMPI). (90 questions – 20 minutes)
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Excel (for Management graduates only).

Optional Paper for the candidate varies according to the professional skills of the candidate. A management graduate can choose from Marketing and Human Resources, while an engineering graduate can choose between Mechanical and Computer science, depending on their field of specialization.

The list of available optional subjects includes the following:

Engineering GraduateManagement GraduateAny Graduate
Computer ProgrammingMarketingMarketing
Computer ScienceHuman ResourceExcel


Electronics & SemiconductorsOperationsPhysics
TelecommunicationsBasic StatisticsComputer
ElectricalBank & Financial ServicesChemistry
ProductionFood Production
MetallurgicalFront Office
PolymerFood and Beverage Services
InstrumentationFinance & Accounting


The detailed syllabus shall be published soon.

Official AMCAT website
Official Syllabus
Application/Scheduling Portal

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I have paid for amcat alrdy and I have just taken up one exam until when I can write the exam .i need the validity period


one year validity 3months gap between two successive exama


My major s civil ..can I apply for amcat xam


same querry


Sir once completed application how many times we should. attend the exam


After how many days of registration our exam will be conducted ?


same query


iam interested but i dnt knw about the procedure pls explain to me.

N. Jahnavi

Good morning sir.. I have took a premium subscription… They had said me to attend for pre test after 30 days.. And also said to attend for webcam interviews… So what was the process for this.. Can I know how to follow this manner??? I have applied for the first time


Hi sir,
I am 2016 pass out in IT. Can I eligible for Amcat exam? All companies here the 2016 batch?


For civil engineering student which was the optional subjects?? Plz tel me


Sir Is there any last date for exam fee?

shilpa T V

I passed out 2015 batch.can i apply for amcat exam