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ATMA- 2016 ANALYSIS
ATMA 2016 was held on 27 Dec at various centres across the country. The pattern of ATMA 2016 was on the same lines as previous years’ ATMA Exams. The paper was divided into 2 parts, each part having 1 Quant, 1 Analytical Reasoning and 1 Verbal section. The test was online and the duration of each part was 90 minutes, and the students had no option to go back to the first part once the second part has started. However, individual sections were not timed. There were 170 questions – 85 questions each in Part I & Part-II to be attempted in 180 minutes. Negative mark of 1/3 was there for every wrong answer. One minute gap was given between the parts. The overall pattern in ATMA 2016 was as follows:
No .of questions: 50 (25 in each section)
The RC passages were simple and the questions following them were also easy to answer. The RC questions in Part 1 were relatively easier to score when compared to the RC questions in Part 2. The VA questions in Part 2 were of slightly difficult as compared to those in Part 1. The PCQs were a bit difficult and needed good comprehension and understanding of grammar tools. The Fill in the blanks had simple options. Two out of three idiom questions were simple. Idiom questions were asked in both the sections with a difference in question type. The vocab questions were simple. Both the sections, part 1 and 2 (RC and VA) needed around 20 minutes each and a combined score of 30+ can be good enough for some of the good schools.
No. of questions – 60 (in both sections put together)
The questions given on Quantitative Skills in ATMA this year is on the lines of previous ATMA papers. The questions given in Part -I are simple and straight forward, while the questions given in Part II are time consuming and a few of them are application oriented.
The following table describes the difficulty level of various types of questions in Quant part.
Most of the questions were straight forward with simple concepts and direct application. About 30 minutes will be needed in each of the parts for this section and any score above 35-40 for both the sections combined can be considered to be good.
No. of questions: 60 (in both sections put together)
Though this section has questions on predictable patterns, this is the toughest section in the exam, relatively. The students needed good exposure and practice to crack the questions in these sections. Questions on deductions were tough this year which were based on possibility model. Overall, a 35-40 minutes will be needed in each of the parts for this section. Any score above 30 for both the sections combined will be a good one.
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