ATMA 2011 Analysis

ATMA 2011 was on the same pattern as previous years. There was only one slight difference from the previous years that was the difference in the allotment of time between the sections. The paper was divided into two parts, each part have to be answered in 90 minutes. Students could easily allocate time to different sections in respective parts according to their comfort as sections were not time based.

There were 170 questions in all and the time allotted was 3hrs.

Overview of the ATMA Paper
Time allotted3Hrs.
Total no. of questions170
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer - +1
Sections3 per part (Total of 2 parts)
Number of choices4
Negative MarkingWrong Answer: -1/3
Expected cut-offs*75% to 80% marks will be appropriate to clear the exam.
Overview of Different Sections
Sr. No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
1Quantitative Skills(PS)30Easy to Moderate
2Analytical Reasoning(LR & VR)30Easy to Moderate
3Verbal Skills(RC & VA)25Easy
4Quantitative Skills(DI & PS)30Easy
5Analytical Reasoning(LR & VR))25Easy to Moderate
6Verbal Skills(RC & VA)30Easy to Moderate
Sr. No.Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionDifficulty Level /remarks
1Reading ComprehensionFertilizer Policy5Easy-Moderate
PPP for better society- technology in Traffic management9Moderate-Difficult
Automated voice response problems5Easy-Moderate
Time available for 5 day a week workers Vs others6Easy-Moderate
2Verbal AbilitySynonyms4Easy-Moderate
3Verbal AbilityPara formation questions4Moderate
4Verbal AbilitySelect most appropriate word4Moderate
5Verbal AbilityFill in the Blanks13Easy-Moderate
Evaluation: The RC section was relatively easier to score in compared to the verbal ability section. The RC passages were not difficult to read as they were straight articles from newspapers or magazines. On the other hand the VA section in Part 2 was of a bit higher level of difficulty Comfortable Attempt: 10-12 questions in 20 minutes.
Sr. No.Type of QuestionsNo. of QuestionDifficulty Level /remarks
2Speed, Distance & Time3Easy-Moderate
5Percentage, Profit & Loss3Moderate
6Ratio & Proportions4Easy
8Permutation & Combination7Moderate
10Simple & Compound Interest2Easy-Moderate
11Quadratic Equation4Easy-Moderate
12Geometry & Mensuration15Easy-Moderate
13Number Series4Moderate

Evaluation: This section was easy to solve because of the moderate level of the questions. Questions were based on easy concepts. Most of the questions were very straight forward with only simple concepts and their direct application. Basic knowledge of the subject could make the section easy to crack. Only constraint was of time. Comfortable Attempt: 30 questions in 30-35 minutes *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.