ATMA Analysis

In-depth and comprehensive analysis of ATMA 2013
Analysis: ATMA 2013

ATMA 2013 paper was more or less same as that of ATMA 2012 with only one difference in the marking scheme. This year the marking scheme was +1 for each correct answer and -0.25 for each wrong answer unlike the previous year which was +3 for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer. Otherwise it was an easy paper. Analytical Reasoning questions were of easy to medium difficult levels. Verbal skill sections were very easy, with a few medium to difficult level questions.

There were 180 questions (6 Sections) in all and the time allotted was 3hrs.

Overview of the ATMA Paper
Time allotted 3Hrs.
Total no. of questions 180
Marking Scheme Correct Answer - +1
Sections 6
Number of choices 4
Negative Marking ¼ of marks allotted to the question.
Expected cut-offs* 140 to 150 marks will be appropriate to clear the exam.

Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No. Sections No. of Questions Difficulty Level

1.

Quantitative Skills

30

Easy to Moderate

2.

Analytical Reasoning

30

Easy to Moderate

3.

Verbal Skills

30

Easy

4.

Quantitative Skills

30

Easy

5.

Verbal Skills

30

Easy to Moderate

6.

Analytical Reasoning

30

Easy to Moderate

SECTION I: Quantitative Skills
Sr. No. Area Tested No. of Question Difficulty Level / remarks

1.

Data Interpretation
(Pie chart & Bar Graph)

10

Easy-Moderate

2.

Number Series

5

Moderate

3.

Arithmetic

7

Easy to Moderate

4.

Numbers

3

Easy

5.

Geometry

3

Easy

6.

Miscellaneous

2

Easy

Overall

30

Evaluation: Questions were quite simple and a good attempt would be around 25 questions in the given time.



SECTION II: Analytical Reasoning
Sr. No. Area Tested Description No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks

1.

Syllogisms

2 sets of conclusions from same set of statements

2

Easy-Moderate

1 sets of conclusions from a set of statements

1

Easy

2 sets of conclusions from same set of statements

2

Easy-Moderate

2.

Reasoning

Symbol based conclusion

5

Moderate

3.

Arrangements

Linear

10

Moderate

4.

Data Sufficiency

Arrangements Group and Conditionalities

5

Easy

5.

Reasoning

Courses of Action

5

Moderate

Overall

30

Easy-Moderate

Evaluation: The level of this section was easy to medium. The student could have attempted around 22-25 questions in given amount of time.


SECTION III: Verbal Skills
Sr. No. Area Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks

1.

Reading Comprehension

3 Passages (Indian economy, Education, Industry)

15

Easy-Moderate

2.

Grammar

Replace incorrect phrase

5

Easy

3.

Vocabulary

Fill in the Blank

5

Easy

4.

Verbal

Para Jumble

5

Moderate

Overall

30

Moderate-Difficult

Evaluation: The section was easy so a student could have attempted around 22-24 questions in the given time.


SECTION IV: Quantitative Skills
Sr. No. Area Tested No. of Question Difficulty Level / remarks

1.

Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)

10

Easy-Moderate

2.

Number Series

5

Moderate

3.

Arithmetic

6

Easy to Moderate

4.

Numbers

2

Easy

5.

Probability

5

Easy

6.

Geometry

1

Easy

7.

Algebra

1

Easy

Overall

30

Evaluation: Questions were easy and a good attempt would be around 25 questions in given time.


SECTION V: Verbal Skills
Sr. No. Area Tested Description No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks

1.

Reading Comprehension

1 Passages (World Banking)

10

Moderate

2.

Grammar

Replace incorrect phrase

5

Moderate

3.

Vocabulary

Synonyms & Antonyms

5

Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Easy

4.

Verbal

Para Jumble

5

Moderate

Overall

30

Moderate-Difficult

Evaluation:The section was easy so a student could have attempted around 22-24 questions in the given time


SECTION VI: Analytical Reasoning
Sr. No. Area Tested Description No. of Question Difficulty Level /remarks

1.

Reasoning

Implicit Assumption

4

Easy-Moderate

2.

Reasoning

Strong Weak Arguments

5

Moderate

3.

Reasoning

Inference

4

Moderate

4.

Data Sufficiency

Arrangements Group and Conditionalities, Linear

12

Easy

5.

Reasoning

Courses of Action

5

Moderate

Overall

30

Easy-Moderate

Evaluation:The section was easy so a student could have attempted around 22-25 questions in the given time


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

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