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August 03, 2008

Exam pattern of NASSCOM's NAC-Tech Test

This blog post follows my earlier post on NAC-Tech Test, in which I had told you about what is NAC-Tech Test, why you should appear it and what is the test pattern of PART-A (Mandatory Test) of the test.

This blog post is aimed at giving you the info on the test pattern of PART-B (Optional Paper) of the test.

Optional Test is domain-specific: It means, it tests your knowledge on the specific branch of engineering in which you have specialized in and you want to get employment. For example, if you are studying Civil Engineering and you aspire to work in construction industry, than naturally you should opt for “Civil Engineering” in your “Optional Paper" of NAC-Tech test. (Yes, mind it – scores in NAC-Tech test would also be used by non-IT industries in the future days to evaluate a candidate’s employability).

But what happens if you are studying Civil Engineering and you aspire to work in the IT industries? In the Optional paper of NAC-Tech should you opt for “Civil Engineering” or “IT Concepts Test”? Naturally the later. Yes, IT Concepts Test helps a non-IT engineering student to find employment in IT industries.

With above, lets go to find what is the test pattern of the Optional NAC-Tech test domain-wise.

Test pattern of the Optional paper (PART-B) of NAC-Tech test:

Optional Paper: IT Concepts Test: 40 questions in 60 minutes.
Topics Covered: Introduction to Databases, Relationships, ER Diagrams, Constraints and Keys, Normalization, Indexing, Performance, Locking, Database Structures & Processes, Process Management, Deadlocks, Memory management, OS File Management, OS Security fundamentals, IO Management, Device Management, Network Technology, Network Topology, OSI Reference model, Protocols, Client Server Architecture, Linked Lists, Trees, Stacks, Queues, Dynamic Memory Allocation, Sorting and Searching Algorithms, Structures, Software Life Cycle(SDLC),Requirements Analysis, Design, Coding, Levels of Testing, Implementation, Maintenance, Development Models.

Optional Paper: Electrical Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: DC Machines, Electrical Fundamentals, Electrical Measurements, Control Systems, Circuit Analysis.

Optional Paper: Electronics & Communication Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Electronic circuits, Digital Electronics, Communication Fundamentals, Micro Processors, Instrumentation, Rectification, DSP, Control Systems, Analog Electronics, Solid State Electronics.

Optional Paper: Mechanical Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Elements of Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Metallurgy, Fluid Mechanics, SOM, DOM, Tool Design, Production Technology, Thermodynamics, AC & Refrigeration, Engineering Drawing.

Optional Paper: Civil Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, SOM.

Optional Paper: Chemical Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Momentum Transfer & Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering

Optional Paper: Textile Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Textile Polymer Science, Textile Fibre, Yarn Manufacturing, Fabric Manufacturing, Chemical Processing of Textiles, Manufactured Fibre Technologies, Textile Fibre Physics, Woven cloth construction and textile design.

Optional Paper: Bio Technology: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Micro Biology, Cell Biology & Genetics, Bio Chemistry & Bio Energetic, Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Bioprocess & Bio reaction Engineering.

Optional Paper: Telecommunication Engineering: 40 questions in 40 minutes.
Topics Covered: Electronics, Logic circuits, Microprocessors, Electromagnetic, Satellite Communication, Signals and systems, Measurements Electrical System Design, Electronic Design, Analog communication, Optical communication, Antennas, Data communication networks, Wireless Networking, Wave shaping techniques, Principles of communication engineering, Electrical networks Principles of control systems, Electronics Instrumentation, Elements of microelectronics.

All the questions of the Optional paper are Objective type (i.e. multiple choice).

Above concludes what is the test pattern of NAC-Tech test. After knowing this, naturally you would like to know how to apply to NAC-Tech test and how to prepare for the same. Is not it? Just wait for my next blog post on this!

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