ATMA 2017 Feb 12 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

    Risha Sinha Risha Sinha
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    ATMA 2017 has been successfully conducted on February 12, 2017. It was held in offline mode. Most of the questions were similar to the questions asked in the last exam of ATMA. The paper was divided into two parts i.e. Part 1 & Part 2. ATMA 2017 exam comprised three sections which are verbal ability, quantitative aptitude and Analytical reasoning. It consisted of 180 questions. Candidates had to solve the paper in three hours. The questions were objective in nature. The overall level of the paper was moderate. Candidates check the answer key, question paper and analysis in this article. With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their marks and they will get an idea about their score.

    ATMA 2017: Answer key & question Paper

    Candidates eagerly waiting for answer key can check the answer key and question paper here. We will update it soon once it is available. They can analyze their exam performance with the help of answer key. ATMA 2017 Answer Key is made available by Association of Indian Management School (AIMS).

    ATMA 2017 Overall Analysis

    This national level management entrance test is held four times in a year. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The questions were asked from six different sections and each section had 30 questions with sectional time limit of 30 minutes. Each question carried one mark. There was negative marking of one- third marks for wrong answers. The quantitative aptitude section was time consuming.


    SectionsNo. of questionsTime duration
    Analytical Reasoning Skills3030 minutes
    Verbal Skills3030 minutes
    Quantitative skills3030 minutes
    Analytical Reasoning Skills3030 minutes
    Verbal Skills3030 minutes
    Quantitative skills3030 minutes

    Sectional Analysis

    Here, we are discussing the section wise analysis for both parts. There was no fixed sequence of the section in the test.

    Analytical Reasoning

    This was the toughest section in ATMA 2017. It comprised data sufficiency, Input- output, circular arrangement, statements & conclusions, deductions, cause & effect etc. topics in the exam. Questions on deductions were tough this year which was based on possibility model. Any score above 30 marks for both the sections combined will be a good one. Check the following table for the questions asked in both sessions as mentioned below:


    Puzzle on circular arrangement5
    Puzzle on distribution5
    Data sufficiency5
    Input- output5
    Coding- decoding5
    Statements & Conclusions6
    Cause & effect4
    Strong & weak arguments5
    Course of Action questions5
    Cause & Effect5

    Verbal Skills

    The reading comprehension passage was simple and easier to score than other questions. Passage 3 & 4 were time consuming. Candidates found para completion questions a little bit difficult. It needed good comprehension & understanding of basic grammar. The overall difficulty of verbal ability section was easy to moderate.


    Comprehension 15
    Comprehension 25
    Comprehension 310
    Comprehension 410
    Synonyms & Antonyms5
    Fill in the blanks6
    Para completion questions5
    Error in a sentence4
    Sentence completion5

    Quantitative Aptitude

    Total 60 questions were asked in this section. The questions were simple and straight forward. The difficulty level of this section was also easy to moderate. The questions from charts were quite easy to attempt and carried highest weightage of marks in this section. Candidates can easily score more than 40 marks they attempted properly.


    Percentage, P & L5
    Simple & compound interest2
    Average, mixtures2
    Time & distance4
    Geometry & Mensuration2
    Time & Work2
    Number series5
    Probability & Statistics12



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