# AMCAT Detailed Syllabus

**AMCAT SYLLABUS**

**Test Modules**

**Compulsory Module**

1. English Comprehension

2. Quantitative Ability

3. Logical Ability

**Optional Module**

1. Computer Literacy

2. Computer Programming Principles and Application

3. Electronics and Semiconductor

4. Civil Engineering

5. Mechanical

6. Finance

**Detailed Syllabus**

__English Comprehension__**Ability to write correct English**

� Sentence structure understanding.

� Usage of article, preposition, conjunction, correct tense.

� Usage of verbs, adjectives, adverbs.

**Functional vocabulary**

� Commonly used words: Used in newspapers, magazines etc.

� Common Phrases used in corporate, Business.

**Understanding and comprehension of texts**

� Main argument/purpose of a passage.

� Deductive author�s tone and perspective.

� Attention to detail.

**Type of Questions**

� Fill in the blanks.

� Error Identifications.

� Error Correction.

� Antonyms.

� Synonyms.

� Antonym and Synonym in context of sentence.

� Ordering Sentences.

� Questions based on Passages( 2passages, 4 questions each).

__Quantitative Ability__**Basic Numbers**

� Decimal and Fractions

� Basic Algebra

� Factorizations, Divisibility, HCF, LCM

� Odd, Even, Prime, Rational Numbers

**Word Problems**

� Application of Algebra to real world

� Direct and inverse preposition

� Common Applications: Speed-time-distance, Profit, Loss, Percentage, Age, Relations, Mixtures Miscellaneous

**Permutations-Combinations and Basic Probability**

� Factorial Notations

� Principal of Counting

� P&C with repetition, restriction and counting

� Probability, Addition and Multiplication Law

� Events: Dependent, Independent, Exclusive Events

**Power and Logarithms**

� Fraction and Negative Powers

� Graphical, intuitive understanding

� Logarithm/antilog definition and properties word problems

� Mixed with Algebra

__Logical Ability__**Deductive Reasoning (General to Particular) Logical Consequences**

1. Numerical

� Guided Coding

� Direction Sense

� Direction Sense

2. Non � Numerical

� Given set of statements, drive conclusion

� Blood relations

� Given statements drive arguments

**Inductive Reasoning (Particular to General) Rule Discovery**

1. Numerical

� Classification (Recognize odd pattern out)

� Missing number series

� Recognize and apply coding pattern

2. Non � Numerical

� Classification (recognize out of relations)

**Abductive Reasoning (Identifying assumption for a deduction/Induction)**

1. Non � Numerical

� Given Statements find underlying assumption

__Computer Programming Principles and Applications__**The test contains the following sections:**

**A. Structure and constructs of Computer Programs**

� Programming flow, Procedures, Functions and Arguments, Methods

� Data-types, how data is stored in computers, input/output, manipulation, methods

of referencing and assessing data (including pointers).

� Iteration, decision-making, recursions

� Algorithm Complexity: Space and time Complexity, Asymptotic Notation

� Compilation, Linking and Execution; debugging, kinds of errors.

**B. Data-structures and Basics Algorithms**

� Data Storage Methods: Linked lists, Arrays, Queues, Stacks, Trees, Heaps, Hash

� tables, graphs; Stress on which data structure to use for a given application

� Data retrieval, Insertion of new data, merging of data from two data structures

� Data search and sorting, Methods of array sorting and trade-off

**C. Object Oriented Programming Concepts**

� Classes, objects and methods

� Data Encapsulation, Data hiding, Inheritance

� Polymorphism, Overloading, Abstraction

__Electronics and Semiconductors__**A. Analog Electronics**

� Basic Components, their operations and Circuit Analysis: Resistor, Capacitor,

� Inductor, Independent and Dependent Sources; Kirchoff Law, series/parallel

� combination, use of Thevenin/Norton, Superposition theorems; Energy and Power

� Consideration in circuits

� Active Components, Large, Small Signal and Circuit Analysis: Diodes, BJT,

� MOSFET, Opamps Basics; Amplifiers, Current Sources; Gain Analysis of

� Circuits, Input-output impedance, cascading of circuits. (Stress MOSFETS)

� Frequency domain and time domain analysis of systems, Feedback and

� Stability: Frequency domain (Laplace) representation of components, Impulse

� and Sinusoidal steady state response of systems; time constant, Initial Conditions;

� Frequency domain response; Bode plot; Poles and Zeros; Analysis of

� transistor/mos-based, RLC circuits, Oscillators, Filter realizations and

� identification

� Opamp based circuits and analysis: Gain Stabilization of opamp using

� feedback; Integrator, differentiator, summers, difference amplifier; First order

� model of opamp, Effect on circuit frequency response

� Miscellaneous: Basic concepts of Sample-Hold circuits, ADC/DAC,

**B. Digital Electronics**

� Boolean Algebra, Minimization of Boolean Functions

� Implementation and Analysis of logic gates: NMOS/PMOS Implementation,

� CMOS Implementation, BJT based Implementations; Understanding of circuit

� characteristics like delay, input/output slope, fan-in/fan-out, Noise margin, inputoutput

� capacitance; Understanding of influence of device sizes on these

� characteristics

� Sequential blocks - flip-flops and latches: Basic Operation, Different kinds of

� flip-flops; setup/hold times; Concept of feedback in design of flip-flops

� Digital Circuits and Blocks: Arithmetic Circuits, Multiplexers, Decoder,

� Counters, Shift Registers, Sample & Hold circuits, Memory Elements, etc.

� State Machines and design of Complex sequential circuits

__Computer Literacy__**A. Hardware Usage and Organization**

� Hardware devices: input and output, function, connection ports - usb drives,

� CD/DVD, keyboard, mouse, laptop/desktop, etc

� Computer Usage and maintenance, Power Supply, Speed and Memory, Assessing

� and modifying Hardware Properties.

**B. Operating System Usage and Concepts**

� Basic Windows Usage, Task Manager, identification and purpose of key folders,

� file organization, operations on files and folders.

� Searching files, Modifying settings, Power Management, Network Usage

**C. Basic Software and Internet**

� Word Processing (MS Word), Presentations (MS PowerPoint), Spread-sheet (MS

� Excel), PDF (Acrobat), Anti-virus, Outlook

� Use of browsers for World Wide Web, Searching, Address (URL), Surfing the

� web, Favorites, History, Email Access, Blogs, AWARENESS, chatting

� Networking - knowledge about protocols, FTP, HTTP etc

__Civil Module__
1. Building Materials and Construction

� Building Materials

� Building Construction

2. Surveying

3. Applied Mechanics

4. Strength of Materials

5. Hydraulics

6. Waste Water and Supply Engineering

� Waste Water engineering

� Waste Supply engineering

7. Soil Mechanics

8. Concrete Technology

9. R.C.C Structure Design

10. Steel Structure Design

11. Irrigation

12. Highway Engineering

13. Construction Management

14. Theory of Structures

15. Structural Design Specifications

16. Estimating and Costing

__Mechanical Module__
1. Thermodynamics

2. Strength of Materials

3. Fluid Mechanics

4. Design of Machines

5. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

6. Production Management

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