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CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern

Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutes (AMPAI) will release the notification and exam pattern for CEE AMPAI 2018 on its official website. The exam is conducted for aspirants seeking admission into various PG courses into the affiliated colleges via minority quota.

  • CEE AMPAI 2018 will be a pen and paper based test i.e. mode of exam is offline.
  • The medium of language will be English only and duration of the exam will be 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • It will comprise of multiple choice questions (MCQs) i.e. objective type questions for PG courses.
  • The total number of questions asked in the entrance test will vary with the course chosen by candidates. Every question will be followed by 4 alternative responses suggested as answers, out of which the best answer should be chosen.
  • There will be 2 categories of questions- Category 1 in which each correct answer will carry +1 mark and Category 2 in which a correct answer will be awarded +2 marks.
  • Negative marking will not be applicable for CEE AMPAI 2018.

The syllabus for CEE AMPAI 2018 will be based graduation level knowledge for PG programs. Difficulty level of the test is generally of moderate level.

The registration process for CEE AMPAI 2018 will begin from February 2018. The exam will be held in the month of July 2018 for PG programs. The results will be announced on the official website within 2 weeks of conducting the exam.

Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Exam Pattern of CEE AMPAI 2018 will give all candidates an idea about what should be expected in the exam. The details about various aspects related to the university exam like the mode of the exam, time duration of the exam, type of questions that will be asked in the test, marking scheme, etc. are stated in the table that follows:

Exam ModeOffline (pen and paper based test)
Question Paper typeObjective (MCQs) and Subjective
Total no. of questionsMBA- 200 MCA- 130 M Tech- 150 M Pharm- 125
Marks awarded for correct answerCategory 1: +1 Category 2: +2
Total marksM Tech, M Pharm, MCA- 150 MBA- 200
Exam duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Medium of languageEnglish

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

CEE AMPAI 2018 is a conventional pen and paper based test. The exam paper will be available in the English language only for all courses. It will comprise of objective questions to be solved within 180 minutes. The maximum marks a candidate can score in CEE AMPAI 2018 are 150 for PG courses (200 for MBA). Students must choose the most appropriate answer out of 4 alternative options available in the exam paper. It must be noted that negative marking is not applicable in this test for any course.

CEE AMPAI 2018 exam pattern will differ depending on the courses opted by students. The details regarding the sections, type of questions asked, etc. are stated below.

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern for MBA course

  • The question paper will be divided into 5 sections- Language Comprehension, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Techniques.
  • Each section will comprise of 40 questions of 1 mark each.
  • The maximum obtainable marks are 200.

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern for MCA course

  • The question paper will be divided into 2 sections- Mathematics and Aptitude Test.
  • Mathematics section will comprise of 80 questions out of which 60 questions will carry 1 mark each and remaining 20 questions will carry 2 marks.
  • Aptitude Test section will consist of 50 questions of 1 mark each.

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern for M Tech course

  • The test paper will consist of a single section.
  • It will have 150 questions of 1 mark each, the maximum obtainable marks being 150.

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Pattern for M Pharm course

  • The exam paper will be divided into 2 sections.
  • Section 1 will consist of 100 question of 1 mark each while Section 2 will consist of 25 questions of 2 marks each.
  • The total marks for this test are 150.
CourseNo. of SectionsSection TestsNumber of QuestionsMarks per QuestionsTotal Marks per SectionTotal 
Marks for Exam
401 Mark40200
401 Mark40
401 Mark40
401 Mark40
401 Mark40
MCA2Mathematics601 Mark60150
202 Mark40
Aptitude Test50 1 Mark50
M Tech1Knowledge Test as per Course of M Tech1501 Mark150150
M Pharm2Knowledge Test as per Course1001 Mark100150
252 Mark50

Marking Scheme

Candidates must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the AMPAI entrance test. There has been no change in the marking scheme of CEE AMPAI 2018 and it is the same as it was for the year 2017. Participants must note that negative marking will not be applicable for the test. The marking scheme is given as follows:

  • Marks will be awarded as per category of the questions. +1 mark will be awarded for questions of Category 1 and +2 marks will be awarded to participants for questions of Category 2.
  • A penalty of marks shall not be charged for marking wrong or incorrect answers i.e. negative marking will not be applicable.
  • Marks will not be deducted from the total score of aspirants for leaving a question blank or not attempting it.
  • If applicants indicate two options it will be considered as a wrong answer and applicants will not be awarded any marks for that particular question.

CEE AMPAI 2018 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for CEE AMPAI 2018 is based on Graduate level knowledge for PG courses. It will be as decided by the association for every stream. The detailed syllabus will be put up on the official website of the exam. The syllabus for the various PG programs is given as follows:


The syllabus will be at par with all national level management tests. It will consist topics that will test the verbal ability, reasoning and quantitative aptitude of applicants. Important topics for every section for the MBA exam are-

  • Language Comprehension- English grammar, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Common Phrases and Idioms, Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • General Awareness- Finance and Economy, History & Geography, Sports, Political events, Technology.
  • Logical Reasoning- Sets based on arrangements, Syllogisms, Family Tree, Verbal and Critical reasoning, Analogy, Output-Input based questions, Problem solving and observation.
  • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation- Arithmetic Problems, Modern Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Common Graphs & Charts.


The paper will cover Mathematics studied till class 12 and some questions to test the aptitude of students will also be asked. The main topics for Mathematics and Aptitude Test sections are-

  • Mathematics- Analytical Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Probability & Statistics.
  • Aptitude Test- Reasoning, Quantitative Comparison, Problem Solving Discrete Quantitative Analysis & Data Interpretation.

M.Tech and M Pharm

For these courses, the syllabus will be based on graduation level knowledge of the particular stream chosen by candidates.

Reference Books

CEE AMPAI 2018 reference books for MBA and MCA courses are given below to help students score well:

SubjectBookPublication/ Author
General EnglishVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Objective General English 10,000+ questionsR.S. Aggarwal
Mastering Verbal AbilityArihant Publication
Quantitative AbilityQuantitative AbilityP Sinhal
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA EntranceAbhijit Guha
Data InterpretationArun Sharma
Logical SkillsA Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical ReasoningPearson Publication
Logical and Analytical ReasoningAshok Gupta

Important Instructions

It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they follow some rules and regulations set by the AMPAI to maintain the decorum of the exam hall so that the examination proceeds properly.

  • Students must report to their designated test center 45 minutes prior to the test.
  • They must bring the CEE AMPAI 2018 Admit Card, Class 10th or 12th Board Hall ticket and a Black or Blue ball point pen.
  • Seats indicating Roll Numbers will be allocated to each candidate. Applicants must find out and occupy their allotted seats.
  • Individuals should note carefully that they must write the “Question Booklet No. and Question Booklet Series” at the indicated places both on the OMR answer sheet and attendance sheet during examination. OMR sheets of students who have not followed this procedure properly will not be checked.
  • Applicants must darken the bubble in the prescribed way to mark their answers on the OMR sheet, otherwise the answers will not be considered.
  • They may approach the invigilator for any assistance regarding technical issues, first aid emergency or information regarding the test.
  • Applicants will not be permitted to leave the exam hall without handing over their OMR sheet and question booklet to the invigilator on duty otherwise this may lead to cancellation of the concerned paper.




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