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ATMA Analysis

In-depth and comprehensive analysis of ATMA 2012
Analysis: ATMA 2012

ATMA 2012 paper was more or less same as that of ATMA 2011. The level of paper was easy-moderate only few questions were difficult. But several questions were incorrectly framed and had major errors. For example in a sentence correction question correct answer was repeated twice, and similarly an antonym question which was most likely to be a synonym question, since there was no antonym possible for the given word.

There were 180 questions in all and the time allotted was 3hrs. There were no distinct sections, though questions were arranged in 6 batches of 30 questions each.

Overview of the ATMA Paper
Time allotted 3Hrs.
Total no. of questions 180
Marking Scheme Correct Answer - +3
Sections No distinct sections
Number of choices 4
Negative Marking Wrong Answer: -1
Expected cut-offs* 75% to 80% marks will be appropriate to clear the exam.

Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No. Sections No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Quantitative Skills(PS) 1-30 Easy to Moderate
2 Analytical Reasoning(LR & VR) 31-60 Easy to Moderate
3 Verbal Skills(RC & VA) 61-90 Easy
4 Quantitative Skills(DI & PS) 91-120 Easy
5 Analytical Reasoning(LR & VR)) 121-150 Easy to Moderate
6 Verbal Skills(RC & VA) 151-180 Easy to Moderate

ANALYTICAL REASONING: Verbal Reasoning (VR)

Evaluation: Overall the section was easy to moderate. But two of the analogies were on a bit tough since they involved a bit of general knowledge such as 'joules' and 'hygrometer'. The syllogism questions were mostly straight forward.

Sr. No. Type of Questions No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks
1 Analogies 5 Easy-Difficult
2 Anagrams 8 Easy- Moderate
3 Syllogisms 5 Easy-Moderate


Logical Reasoning (LR):
Sr. No. Type of Questions No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks
1 Arrangements Groups & Conditionalities 5 Easy-Moderate
2 Selection Criteria 5 Easy- Moderate
3 Circular Arrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
4 Linear Arrangement 5 Easy-Moderate
5 Miscellaneous (Series, Coding, Family Tree, Directions, etc.) 16 Moderate-Difficult

Evaluation: The section was easy to moderate. Only the negative point was that the section was a little time consuming.


VERBAL SKILLS:
Sr. No. Area Tested Description No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks
1. Reading Comprehension Influence of anti-import laws on American business 8 Easy-Moderate
Philosophical aspect of mathematics 5 Moderate-Difficult
Effect of technology on society & governance 5 Easy-Moderate
The need for a unified world government 10 Easy
2 Verbal Ability Synonyms 2 Easy
3 Verbal Ability Antonyms 9 Easy
4 Verbal Ability Sentence Correction 8 Easy
5 Verbal Ability Fill in the Blanks 6 Easy-Moderate
6 Verbal Ability Jumble Paragraphs 7 Moderate-Difficult

Evaluation: Reading comprehension paragraphs were very short and fairly easy to understand except that on philosophy. All the questions were direct. Similarly the questions on verbal ability were extremely easy. This was a section which could maximize your score.


QUANTITATIVE SKILLS:

Data Interpretation (DI): The Section was easy to moderate. Questions were little time consuming as most of it involved close observation and good calculation. There were total of 25 questions which included pie charts, graphs, etc.

Data Sufficiency (DS): Section was very easy but little time consuming. There were total of 15 questions including topics from arithmetic, logic, arrangement and family tree.

Data Sufficiency (DS): Section was very easy but little time consuming. There were total of 15 questions including topics from arithmetic, logic, arrangement and family tree.

Sr. No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
1 Work 4 Easy-Moderate
2 Speed, Distance & Time 5 Easy-Moderate
3 Simple & Compound Interest 2 Moderate
4 Profit-Loss & Partnership 2 Moderate-Difficult
5 Percentage 5 Moderate
6 Ratio & Proportions 2 Moderate-Difficult
7 Algebra 2 Moderate
8 Permutation & Combination 2 Easy-Moderate
9 Probability 2 Moderate-Difficult
10 Geometry & Mensuration 2 Moderate

Evaluation: In this section most of the questions were on the easier side and could be solved within 30-40 seconds. Few questions were not framed properly and few assumptions had to be made to solve the questions.


*Disclaimer:All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs. However, it has nothing to do with original cut-offs.
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