ATMA allows the students get admission in various prominent Management schools | Entrance test pattern, Analysis of ATMA 2010 question paper

November 23rd, 2010| Education.

ATMA allows the students get admission in various prominent Management schools | Entrance test pattern, Analysis of ATMA 2010 question paper

‘AIMS Test for Management Admissions’ that allows the students to join prominent business schools in India is conducted by ‘Association of Indian Management Schools’.  Recently notification has been released for ATMA – 2011. There are nearly 200 business schools that are considering ATMA score for admissions.  Students are giving importance to ATMA after CAT and MAT.

‘AIMS Test for Management Admission – 2011’ tests the knowledge of applicants in 3 subjects.  These three subjects are Verbal skills, Quantitative skills and Analytical Reasoning skills.  Each subject will have 2 sections.  Candidates will have to answer 170 questions in 180 minutes.  Each question will get nearly 1 minute time.  Each section will have to be answered in prescribed time.  So candidates should not waste their time and answer only those questions which they are very confident.

Analytical Reasoning skills

  • This subject will have 2 sections and 60 questions.
  • Each section is given 30 minutes time.
  • Statement based questions are the most asked questions in analytical reasoning.  Solution has to be found out from the options provided for the problems given in statements.
  • Three or four statements will be given.   Candidates have to choose the correct statement depending on the situation.
  • Question will also be based on Data and Statistics.
  • Self analysis power and skills to recognize key factors in various statements is important to get good marks.
  • Observe everything keenly.  This will be beneficial for answering questions.
  • Candidates should develop skills to recognize important points while studying the problem.
  • Continuous practice is necessary to cultivate these skills.

Verbal skills

  • This subject will have 50 questions in two sections.
  • Each section will get 30 minutes time.
  • This section tests the English skills of the candidates.
  • Questions which test the candidate’s expression of idea will also be asked.  So candidates should cultivate presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of current affairs is also necessary as question on passages are based on current affairs.
  • Sentence formation, Antonyms and Synonyms are also asked.
  • Having a grip on English grammar and vocabulary is important to secure good marks in this section.
  • Practice tenses, degree of comparison, active and passive voice and précis writing.

Quantitative Reasoning Skills

  • Two sections will have 60 questions.
  • Each section is given 30 minutes time.
  • This section tests the basic Mathematic skills of the candidates.
  • Questions can be expected from Time-distance, Percentages, Profit and Loss Ratio, Probability, Co-ordinate geometry, Data sufficiency, Algebra, Integers, Sets and Relations and Averages.
  • It is easy to get over this section by practicing the tenth class syllabus for the above topics.

Changing pattern of question paper

Many faculties are of the opinion that ATMA question paper pattern is changing every year and predictions are not possible.  So candidates have to give equal importance to each topic.  Previous question papers are to be observed only to know the pattern.

ATMA – 2010

When compared to previous years, ATMA 2010 question paper is not very difficult.  Reading comprehension and verbal skills were given equal importance in English section.  All the passages in Reading comprehension are about current affairs.  Passage was based on Famine and Indian markets, Copenhagen agreement etc.  Statements, arguments, antonyms and synonyms were given importance in Verbal skills.  Geometry based question were asked more in Quantitative skills.   12 questions were asked from Geometry. 9 questions were from Probability and Permutations and combinations.  General Arithmetic questions were simple and straight.  Averages, percentages, Simple and compound interest and missing numbers were also given equal importance.

Analytical reasoning was very typical.  5 questions were asked from decision making, 10 from Data Sufficiency, 5 questions were from Circular arrangements.

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