ATMA June 2013 Analysis
ATMA June 2013 exam by AIMS was conducted on Sunday, June 9, 2013. It is the second ATMA of the year which followed the prescribed pattern and of moderate difficulty level.
ATMA exam conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) was conducted on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The second exam of the year was held in computer based format. The first ATMA of 2013 was conducted in February, in paper pencil based mode. However, the exam pattern remained the same.
There were three sections in the exam divided into two parts, Part A and Part B. The sections are Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills and Verbal Skills. Each section had 30 questions in each of the parts, making the total number of questions to be 180. The difficulty level was Moderate.
Now let us have a look at the section wise detailed analysis.
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part A)
The section was of moderate difficulty level. The questions were on positioning and arrangement of letters, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations and Directions. The Set questions were based on circular and linear arrangements. One of the sets was calculation based. Some Verbal Ability questions, like Para Jumble, idioms etc. also appeared in this section. Some of the questions were time consuming and calculation intensive. The section can be termed as moderate.
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part B)
This section was of easy difficulty level. The sets were based on circular and linear arrangements. Each set comprised of four to five questions. The other questions were on Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Statement-Conclusion, Number Series and Phrase Replacement.
Quantitative Skills (Part A)
The difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate. The questions appeared on Data Interpretation. The topics ranged from Bar graphs to Tables. They were calculation intensive and time consuming. The other topics were Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit and Loss, Time-Speed-Distance and Time and Work, Probability, Numbers and Geometry.
Quantitative Skills (Part B)
The difficulty level of this section was moderate. The section was dominated with the questions from Data Interpretation and Arithmetic. The other questions were on Permutation and Combination, Probability, Arithmetic - Simple Interest/Compound Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss and Percentage, Number System, Algebra and Series. This section had higher difficulty level than the Part A of Quantitative Ability.
Verbal Skills (Part A)
The difficulty level of this section was moderate. This section consisted questions on Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary. The questions of Vocabulary were on synonyms and antonyms and fill in the blanks. Phrase Replacement and Para Jumble questions were also asked. The questions of Reading Comprehension were inference based.
Verbal Skills (Part B)
This section was of Easy difficulty level. But the questions were on similar lines of the Section A. The questions were on Para Jumble, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks and phrase replacement. The Reading Comprehension questions were inference based. One of the questions was on giving a suitable title to the passage.