eLitmus Syllabus

Elitmus Syllabus 2018 for Freshers

eLitmus exam in 2018 till now is given by over 1.9 Lakhs Freshers, last year in 2017 we saw about 2.8 lakhs students giving the exam in total. eLitmus Syllabus changes every few months and we have seen many online portals not updating the Syllabus so only trust MyGeekMonkey for eLitmus Syllabus 2018.

eLitmus Syllabus Facts – 

Name of ExameLitmus
Total Marks600
Total Sections3
Negative MarkingYes

eLitmus pH Written Test Pattern

  • eLitmus is a written test exam
  • The test is called pH exam to abbreviate potential hiring exam
  • eLitmus has pacts with over 150+ companies to recruit based on eLitmus Test Scores
  • Some of these companies are Cisco, Intel, MindTree, Accenture, Microsoft etc
  • There are three sections in eLitmus – English, Aptitude, Logical
  • The test is difficulty and 2 months of preparation is suggested.
  • 94% of people who got job offers by giving eLitmus test prepared from MyGeekMonkey
  • After giving exam you will get a percentile and individual/total score in each section

eLitmus Online Test Pattern

The following sections are there in eLitmus pH exam –

Name of SectionQuestionsMarks per QuestionNegative MarkingTime
Aptitude2010Yesno sectional timing
Verbal2010Yesno sectional timing
Logical2010Yesno sectional timing
Total6060*10 = 600 marksYes2 hours

eLitmus Test Negative Marking

Yes, there is negative marking in eLitmus Exam and the negative marking rules used to be complicated till 2017 –

Old eLitmus Negative Marking Rule –

Elitmus used to follow a differential negative marking scheme. i.e. A question is marked negative after attempting 25% of questions wrong of the total attempts made.

Example: If 24 questions are answered. 25% or ¼ of 24 is 6. So if of these 24 questions following can be the scenario

  • 19 right attempts & 5 wrong attempts – no negative marking
  • 18 right attempts & 6 wrong attempts – no negative marking
  • 17 right attempts & 7 wrong attempts – negative marking only on 1 question (i.e. after making 6 wrong attempts)
SectionTotal QuestionsPercentage of wrong QuestionsMarks DeductedBuffer Percentage of wrong QuestionsMarks Deducted if more
Aptitude20less than 250 marks per questionEqual or more than 25%5 marks per question
Logical20less than 250 marks per questionEqual or more than 25%5 marks per question
English20less than 250 marks per questionEqual or more than 25%5 marks per question

New eLitmus Negative Marking Rules from 2018 –

  • -10 marks per question standard
  • For 60 questions if 59 are right and even 1 is correct then -10 marks

eLitmus Syllabus 2018

Aptitude Syllabus : 20 Questions

  • Geometry
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Number System
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Few Miscellaneous Questions

Reasoning Syllabus 20 Questions

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Tabular Data
  • Cryptarithmetic Questions
  • Data Sufficiency questions

Verbal Syllabus 20 Questions

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Jumbled Paragraph Questions
  • Vocabulary Based Questions
  • Fill in Blanks
  • Miscellaneous Questions

Elitmus eligibility

Elitmus is quite popular with the freshers from BTech/B.E. educational background.

However, there is no such eligibility criteria to take the Elitmus pH test. Typically companies using Elitmus pH test scores tend to set their own criteria while defining the profiles they look to hire for.

Since these companies are usually from sectors Iike – IT, Infrastructure, Automobiles etc. they prefer candidates from BE/B.Tech, MCA, ME/MTech or M.Sc (CS/IT/Electronics). There is also a chance of additional cutoffs in selection based on academic grades or percentage (subjected to vary as per company and profile).

eLitmus Average number of Job offers Vs Percentile

PercentileInterview OffersCompanies shown interest
605BPO / Call Centers
7011Low Grade IT Companies + BPOs
804Accenture, MindTree, Hexaware, Cisco etc(BPO/IT Companies not included)
909Microsoft, Intel, McAfee, Amazon

How to Prepare for eLitmus

For General preparation you can buy any book like Arun Sharma or RS Aggarwal etc

But to practice actual eLitmus questions asked in the exam you must prepare from MyGeekMonkey eLitmus preparation Page.

We suggest about 2 months to prepare for the test as the test is very hard and can’t be cleared. Students who prepared for 3 months were the only ones to get 90%ile in the exam and get interview calls from different companies.

Elitmus Exam locations:

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Pune
  • Cochin
  • Chandigarh
  • Mumbai
  • Madhurai
  • Bhopal
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore

Other options for Jobs Opportunities –

  1. AMCAT
  2. CoCubes

Both AMCAT and CoCubes are also exams conducted for getting off campus interview calls from different companies.

If you’re a fresher and don’t have much job offers we suggest to give all the exams – eLitmus, AMCAT, CoCubes etc.

ExamCostScore ValidityTimeModeMarksmean PackageNegative MarkingDifficulty of Exam
eLitmus9202 years2 hoursWritten6006 LPAYesHigh
AMCAT900 + Taxes3 years3 hoursOnline45002.9 LPANoMedium
CoCubes10001 years3 hoursOnline10003.80 LPANoMedium

List of Companies that are recruiting via eLitmus

The following companies recruit via eLitmus scores –

  • Accenture
  • MindTree
  • Microsoft
  • McAfee
  • Intel
  • Cognizant
  • DELL International Services
  • Ericsson((ICT)
  • HCL Technologies(IT enterprise)
  • Hewlett Packard(HP)
  • Accenture
  • Ikanos Communications India Private Limited
  • Innovation Technology Transfer India
  • L &T Infotech(Global IT Services And Solution Provider)
  • Motorola India Electronics Private Limited
  • Mu Sigma
  • Honeywell
  • Genpact
  • Aricent
  • Cisco
  • Cybrilla Technologies
  • GeekyAnts
  • eLitmus Evaluation (Intern)
  • ITC Infotech India Limited
  • Clustr (Java Developer)
  • etc

eLitmus based FAQ’s

Ques. Can i bring my calculator in the eLitmus Exam?

Ans. No, you’re not allowed to bring any type of calculation device in the exam, if caught it will be considered as malpractice.

Ques. Is there negative marking in the eLitmus Test?

Ans. Yes there is negative marking in the eLitmus test.

Ques. How many times is an eLitmus test conducted in a year?

Ans. For most metropolitan cities it is conducted 2 times in a month for other non metropolitan cities it is conducted once a month.

Company Name In eLitmus (Job)PackageExperience
Cisco₹ 6,00,000 +Fresher
Cybrilla Technologies₹ 6,00,000 and aboveFresher to 1 yr exp
GeekyAnts4 Lakh +Fresher
eLitmus Evaluation (Intern)4.5 Lakh +Fresher
Hewlett Packard(HP)4 Lakh +Fresher
ITC Infotech India Limited3 LakhFresher
Accenture₹ 350,000Fresher
Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd7 Lakh +Fresher
Motorola Mobility India Pvt Ltd.14 Lakh +1 Yr exp
CGI3 LakhFresher
HARMAN International (India) Pvt. Ltd.5 Lakh +Fresher
Bidgely₹ 12,00,000 and above1-3 Yr Exp
Webyog (Software Engineer)₹ 7,00,000 – ₹ 9,00,0000 to 1 Year
Piping Rock India Private Ltd₹ 7,00,000 – ₹ 9,00,0002 Years to 4 Years
Apostek Software LLP₹ 4,50,000 – ₹ 5,00,000Fresher
Sonus Networks India (
Software Engineer)
₹ 5,50,000Fresher
Clustr (Java Developer)6 LakhFresher
Attivo Networks (Software Engineer)₹ 8,00,000 +Fresher
Sopra Steria India(Engineer Trainee)₹ 3,00,000Fresher
BlueStacks (System Er)₹ 12,50,000 – ₹ 20,00,0000 to 3 Years
Piping Rock India (S/W Er)₹ 7,00,000 – ₹ 9,00,0002 to 4 yr
Mindtree3.1 Lakh +Fresher/Exp
DELL International Services₹ 5,00,000 and aboveFresher
HCL Technologies(IT enterprise)2.75 Lakh +Fresher
L &T Infotech(Global IT Services And Solution Provider)2-4 Lakh +Fresher/Exp