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    ATMA Paper Analysis for February 2020 session is based on students’ reactions and experts observations. ATMA Feb 2020 session was concluded on February 9, 2020. As per the students, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The exam was conducted in online mode and results were declareda week later on February 13, 2020. Check Here

    • There was no change in the code of conduct or ATMA Exam Pattern.
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    • Make sure to preserve your ATMA Admit Card till the admissions are confirmed.

    The following article gives the paper analysis of the national level management examination. 


    ATMA Paper Analysis: February 2020 Session

    Like previous sessions, ATMA Feb 2020 followed the below tabulated exam pattern:

    SectionSubject AreaNumber of QuestionsSectional Time Duration
    Section IAnalytical Reasoning I3030 minutes
    Section IIVerbal Skills I3030 minutes
    Section IIIQuantitative Skills I3030 minutes
    Section IVVerbal Skills II3030 minutes
    Section VAnalytical Reasoning II3030 minutes
    Section VIQuantitative Skills II3030 minutes
    Total6 sections180 Questions180 minutes

    Analytical Reasoning: Section I and V

    • The design of questions in Analytical Reasoning I and II was almost same.
    • Section I had questions from critical reasoning, arrangements, statement Interference, statement – conclusion, data sufficiency etc.
    • Section V had questions from coding – decoding, strengthen or weaken arguments, syllogism etc.

    The breakup of both the sections are as follows:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Critical Reasoning6Moderate - Difficult
    Syllogisms4Moderate - Difficult
    Course of Action4Easy
    Statement Cause-Effect5Moderate
    Statement-Conclusion3Easy
    Strengthen/Weaken7Moderate
    Strong/Weak Arguments3Moderate - Difficult
    Statement-Inference4Moderate
    Course of action5Easy
    Arrangements10Moderate - Difficult
    Data Sufficiency5Moderate
    Coding decoding5Easy - Moderate

    Good Attempt: 43– 44 Questions

    Accuracy: 90% accuracy

    Quantitative Skills: Section III and VI

    • Section III of ATMA 2020 Exam comprised of questions on Arithmetic, numbers and algebra.
    • Data Interpretation questions dominated Section VI. Also, it had modern math and geometry problems.

    The breakup for this section is given below:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Numbers9Easy
    Arithmetic9Easy-Moderate
    Algebra7Moderate-Difficult
    Modern Math11Easy-Moderate
    Geometry7Easy-Moderate
    Data Interpretation17Moderate

    Good Attempt: 43 – 45 questions

    Accuracy: 90% accuracy

    Verbal Skills: Section II and IV

    These sections were easy to attempt. The section had questions on Parajumbles, Grammar, Finding Errors, Main idea, Cloze test etc. 

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Jumbled Paragraph5Easy – Moderate
    Sentence not contributing
    to Main Idea
    3Easy
    Sentence correction4Moderate
    Antonym-Synonym pairs3Moderate
    RC ( 5 passages)30Easy – Moderate
    Fill in the blanks5Easy – Moderate
    Cloze5Moderate
    Part of sentence with error 3Easy
    Incorrect word/phrase4Easy

    Good Attempt: 50 questions

    Accuracy: 85% accuracy

    ATMA Paper Analysis: July 2019 Session

    As per the analysis, the overall structure/ pattern of the examination was same as previous sessions. Each section had 30 questions to be completed in 30 minutes.

    SectionSubject AreaNumber of QuestionsSectional Time Duration
    Section IAnalytical Reasoning I3030 minutes
    Section IIVerbal Skills I3030 minutes
    Section IIIQuantitative Skills I3030 minutes
    Section IVVerbal Skills II3030 minutes
    Section VAnalytical Reasoning II3030 minutes
    Section VIQuantitative Skills II3030 minutes
    Total6 sections180 Questions180 minutes

    Analytical Reasoning: Section I and V

    • Analytical Reasoning I and II almost had same kind of questions.
    • Section I had questions from critical reasoning, arrangements, statement Interference, statement – conclusion, data sufficiency etc.
    • Section V had questions from coding – decoding, strengthen or weaken arguments, syllogism etc.

    The breakup of both the sections are as follows:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Critical Reasoning5Moderate - Difficult
    Syllogisms5Moderate - Difficult
    Course of Action4Easy
    Statement Cause-Effect6Moderate
    Statement-Conclusion2Easy
    Strengthen/Weaken5Moderate
    Strong/Weak Arguments2Moderate - Difficult
    Statement-Inference4Moderate
    Course of action2Easy
    Arrangements11Moderate - Difficult
    Data Sufficiency7Moderate
    Coding decoding7Easy - Moderate

    Good Attempt: 4 5– 46 Questions

    Accuracy: 95% accuracy

    Quantitative Skills: Section III and VI

    • Section III of ATMA 2019 Exam comprised of questions on Arithmetic, numbers and algebra.
    • Data Interpretation questions dominated Section VI. Also, it had modern math and geometry problems.

    The breakup for this section is given below:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Numbers9Easy
    Arithmetic9Easy-Moderate
    Algebra7Moderate-Difficult
    Modern Math11Easy-Moderate
    Geometry7Easy-Moderate
    Data Interpretation17Moderate

    Good Attempt: 43 – 45 questions

    Accuracy: 90% accuracy

    Verbal Skills: Section II and IV

    These sections were easy to attempt. The section had questions on Parajumbles, Grammar, Finding Errors, Main idea, Cloze test etc. 

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Jumbled Paragraph5Easy – Moderate
    Sentence not contributing
    to Main Idea
    3Easy
    Sentence correction4Moderate
    Antonym-Synonym pairs3Moderate
    RC ( 5 passages)30Easy – Moderate
    Fill in the blanks5Easy – Moderate
    Cloze5Moderate
    Part of sentence with error 3Easy
    Incorrect word/phrase4Easy

    Good Attempt: 50 questions

    Accuracy: 85% accuracy


    ATMA Paper Analysis: June 2019 Session

    The difficulty level of June Session exam was moderately high. Most of the students analysed the exam as tough. The section-wise paper analysis and pattern is described below: 

    SectionSubject AreaNumber of Questions
    Section IAnalytical Reasoning I30
    Section IIVerbal Skills I30
    Section IIIQuantitative Skills I30
    Section IVVerbal Skills II30
    Section VAnalytical Reasoning II30
    Section VIQuantitative Skills II30

    Analytical Reasoning: Section I and V

    • Both the sections had similar questions based on Verbal and Logical Reasoning questions.
    • Section I – Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement Interference, Statement-Conclusion, Data Sufficiency etc.
    • Section V – Coding-Decoding and Strengthen or Weaken arguments.

    The breakup of both the sections are as follows:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Critical Reasoning6Moderate - Difficult
    Syllogisms6Moderate - Difficult
    Course of Action3Easy
    Statement Cause-Effect6Moderate
    Statement-Conclusion1Easy
    Strengthen/Weaken6Moderate
    Strong/Weak Arguments1Moderate - Difficult
    Statement-Inference5Moderate
    Course of action2Easy
    Arrangements10Moderate - Difficult
    Data Sufficiency8Moderate
    Coding decoding6Easy - Moderate

    Good Attempt: 42 – 43 Questions

    Accuracy: 90% accuracy

    Quantitative Skills: Section III and VI

    • Section III mostly had questions on Arithmetic and numbers.
    • Section VI was dominated by the question on Geometry and Data Interpretation.

    The breakup for this section is given below:

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Numbers11Easy
    Arithmetic9Easy-Moderate
    Algebra5Moderate-Difficult
    Modern Math12Easy-Moderate
    Geometry8Easy-Moderate
    Data Interpretation15Moderate

    Good Attempt: 41 – 42 questions

    Accuracy: 80% accuracy

    Verbal Skills: Section II and IV

    The questions in this section were on Parajumbles, Grammar, Correct statement, Main idea, Cloze etc. The difficulty level was considered to be moderate.

    TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
    Jumbled Paragraph6Easy – Moderate
    Sentence not contributing
    to Main Idea
    1Easy
    Sentence starters2Moderate
    Antonym-Synonym pairs3Moderate
    RC ( 5 passages)30Easy – Moderate
    Fill in the blanks6Easy – Moderate
    Cloze4Moderate
    Correct Statement1Easy
    Part of sentence with error 4Easy
    Incorrect word/phrase3Easy

    Good Attempt: 41 – 42 questions

    Accuracy: 90% accuracy


    ATMA Paper Analysis: May 2019 Session

    • The question paper and exam pattern of ATMA 2019 was as per the trend we have observed so far.
    • Overall difficulty level of the question paper was moderate.
    • To attempt 100 questions out of 180 in the given duration was not really a work of hassle in ATMA May 2019.
    • The overall level of difficulty was easy to moderate, with around 100 questions being on the easier side.
    • Topics like Numbers, Arithmetic, fill in the blanks were more dominant in ATMA 2019.
    • The reasoning section was well balanced, however, in other sections, topics like Reading Comprehension, Probability carried lesser questions than expected.

    Let us have a look at the overall difficulty level of ATMA May 2019:

    SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty LevelEasy Attempts
    Analytical Reasoning Skills30Easy-moderate16-17
    Analytical Reasoning Skills30Easy-moderate16-17
    Quantitative Skills30Moderate15
    Quantitative Skills30Easy-Moderate16-17
    Verbal Skills30ModerateAround 17
    Verbal Skills30Easy ModerateAround 20
    Total180Easy-Moderate100-103

    ATMA May 2019 Section Wise Analysis

    • As mentioned above, ATMA 2019 May paper was more oneasy to moderate side.
    • Topics like Arithmetic, Number and Fill in the blanks were the ones carrying most of the weightage and candidates had a fairly good chance of scoring high in these sections.
    • The sections on Analytical Reasoning were fairly balanced amongst various kinds of questions.

    Let's take a look at the section-wise analysis of ATMA 2019 Exam:

    Section 1: Analytical Reasoning

    • Both the sub-sections of Analytical Reasoning were quite similar.
    • These included questions based on Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, analogies and other common topics in reasoning.
    • Level of this section was easy to moderate and around 16-17 questions were sitters.

    Here is a table showing some of the major topics of ATMA 2019 May session:

    TopicQuestions
    Statement-Assumption2
    Statement-Inference2
    Statement-Conclusion2
    Analogies3
    Syllogism3
    True-False3
    Course of Action1

    Section 2: Analytical Reasoning

    • Both the sub-sections of reasoning were quite similar.
    • No single topic in both the sections carried a huge weightage and the section was well balanced between multiplicities of topics.
    • Level of this section was also easy to moderate and around 16-17 questions were easy ones for all.

    Here is the table showing the topics from which questions came in Section 2 of ATMA 2018:

    TopicQuestions
    Implicit Meaning2
    Statement Inference4
    Analogies3
    Syllogism4
    Logical Matching6
    True-False1
    Statement-Conclusion4

    Section 3: Quantitative Ability

    • Arithmetic was the most dominant topic in Section 3 of ATMA Exam.
    • Questions from topics like Averages, ratios and percentages were present in large numbers.
    • This section also included 6 questions from Data Interpretation.
    • The level of this section was moderate and candidates could have attempted 15 questions with ease.

    Section 4: Quantitative Ability

    • Similar to the Section 3, this section also included 6 questions from Data Interpretation.
    • But unlike the above section, the dominant topic in this section was Number System.
    • Further in Number System, Calculation based question and questions on topics like Factors, LCM HCF were more dominant.
    • However, this section was actually easier than section 3 and candidates could have attempted 16-17 questions without any difficulty.

    Section 5: Verbal Skills

    • The section 5 of ATMA 2019 was dominated by Fill in the blanks and Reading comprehension.
    • The dominant topics actually had questions on moderate level of difficulty and this section can be termed as the most difficult section of the exam.
    • The overall feel of this section was moderate and around 17 questions were easily attemptable.
    • However, the section still did not have sky-high level of difficulty and was of moderate-high level.

    Let us take a look at the division of topics in Section 5 of ATMA 2019:

    TopicQuestions
    Fill in the Blanks – Grammar Based17
    Fill in the blanks – Vocabulary Based
    Reading Comprehension6
    Antonym-Synonyms2
    Antonym-Synonyms4

    Section 6: Verbal Skills

    • This section did not have any Reading Comprehension but was dominated by Fill in the Blanks.
    • However, this section was much easier than section 5 and candidates could find more questions on synonyms and other verbal ability topics instead of Reading Comprehension.
    • The overall feel of this section was easy to moderate and 20 questions in this section were easily doable.

    Here is the topic wise division of section 6 of ATMA 2019 Exam:

    TopicQuestions
    Antonym-Synonyms16
    Fill in the blanks6
    Correct Incorrect8

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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