Juhee Prasad Updated On: 20 Nov, 2018 10:35 IST
Are you planning to take admission in top management institution to pursue your desired management course through the national level examination ATMA? If that is so, then you must take interest in the preparation of the December session of ATMA 2018. In order to do so you as a test taker must also understand the importance and need for exam preparation. Only when you are well prepared, you will be able to give your best and score good marks, which in return will help you to take admission in your desired B-School of India.
The ATMA 2018 December session has been scheduled to take place on 23rd December 2018. Therefore, you must now start with your preparation and get ready to face the examination. The first and most important step that you must take for a good preparation is to know the details of your ATMA 2018 Syllabus. It is important that you know what you should study and what subject matters can help you score more in this examination. Apart from knowing the syllabus, you must also know about some tips and tricks to solve the equation of preparation. These general tips and tricks will help you to be quick with your preparation plan and achieve your desired score in the examination. Along with the general tips and tricks, you must also read the tips given for different subjects of the ATMA 2018 Syllabus. Starting with the subject-wise preparation plan given below are a few easy and most recommended tips and tricks for you to start preparing for the national level examination.
The 60 questions of the Verbal Skills section are technically to be solved in 60 minutes but you must not take more than 25 minutes each to solve both the verbal skill sections of ATMA.
Keeping 5 minutes for revision is recommended by experts, so that, you may check the answered questions and attempt the unanswered ones.
As the designed section tests your knowledge of English language, it must be prepared in a way that all the important portions of the English Grammar is covered well.
Doing so can be easy once you get help from a set of good English Grammar books or other competitive books designed for such entrances. Search for Best Books for Verbal Skills and start preparing the sections.
A regular practice session is a must for this section, as the questions based on Jumbled Paras, Sentence Completion and Comprehension can be answered quickly only when you have a practice of solving such questions.
For portions like Idioms and phrases, Word meanings, Antonyms and Synonyms, you will have to sharpen your brain and memorize these.
To do so you can take 20 words per section every day in the morning and start learning them. By the end of the day, you can simply revise these words once again so that the meanings, synonyms, antonyms and phrases retain in your mind for long.
Analytical Reasoning Skills
The time duration for Analytical Reasoning Skills is the same as that of Verbal Skills, therefore the time taken to solve the section should ideally be the same.
It is a section that requires different approaches and pattern to solve the given questions. Therefore the first step should be to know and understand these approaches and start solving the equations.
You can take help from your teachers, seniors or experts who can help you understand the different ways of solving the questions of this section.
Going to Coaching Centers for the preparation of this section can also be a good choice of action. These centres have trained professionals that can help you in understanding the section in detail and will also help you to know the basic tricks to solve both simple as well as difficult questions.
Portions like Seating Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Visual Reasoning, Assumptions and Conclusion, Arrangement of letters and Series, must be given more time and attention.
Experts also recommend to prepare the simple sections first and then switch to tricky ones, as this will help you to know the base of the section well.
Once you are done studying the portions well and practising good amount questions, you can then start solving the difficult questions with a stopwatch on so that you are able to speed up with such questions. This is a good practice to manage your main time at the examination centre.
Just as the other two sections the number of questions and time duration remains to be the same. You must not take more than 20 minutes each to solve the two sections of Quantitative Skills.
The section is planned to test your numerical ability skills combined with problem-solving skills. Therefore, the preparation for this section will involve a lot of formulas and steps.
It is important for you to know the procedures used to solve an equation in the right way and attain the right answer. Good books and good teachers will be a helping hand for the preparation of this section.
A major section of your preparation will comprise the practice of formulas. This can be attained by memorizing the formulas and practising them on a regular basis.
You can also write and learn the formulas. The more you will write the formulas the more it will mark its impression in your mind.
Solving Previous Years’ Question Papers can also be a good source for the practice session. By this method, you will also be able to know about the type of questions that have been asked in the examination.
Know Your Exam Syllabus and Pattern
It is very important for you to know the exam pattern and syllabus of ATMA 2018 before you start with the exam preparation. This will not only help you in knowing what exactly you need to study but will also help you to know which way you should plan your preparation. The exam pattern will help in highlighting the types and number of questions framing the question paper. Once you are aware of the exam pattern you can mould your study plan for the test accordingly.
Make a Time-Table
Making a time-table is considered to be one of the most successful ways of preparing for any competitive examination. If you have a good time-table then your preparation will go smooth and easy, as it will help you to set a specific time slot for each section of the ATMA 2018 Syllabus. A proper planning can be initiated when you make a time-table. Divide each section according to their marks weightage and difficulty level and then start studying these subjects.
Time-Management plays an important role in exam preparation as well as while solving the exam paper. If you learn time-management then you can easily go through the examination paper by solving the maximum number of questions in minimum time. To master this all you need to do is practice your studied portion with a watch on so that, you may track the time taken to solve the portions. By this method, you can improve your time and be quick for the main examination.
Focus On Concepts
If you are focused on your preparation then you must most importantly focus on understanding the concepts of the syllabus given to you. Once you know your syllabus and are aware of the major sections and sub-sections, then you must go further to understand the concept of these sections. Knowing the concepts of the subject-matters will help you to easily cover the areas of that subject or section. For numerical and analytical type sections learning the concept is equally important than learning the formulas and tricks to solve them. To grasp more you need to understand the defined concepts in detail.
Take Tests Regularly
One of the easiest ways of preparation is to take tests on a regular basis. This will help you in practising more on each defined sections of the ATMA exam paper. Taking tests on a regular basis will help you know your strength and weakness of the examination that you are about to face. It will also help to manage your time for the whole paper and be quick with the sections on the day of examination.
Make Space for Revision
Remember, your time-table must have a section for revision session in it. It is the most vital part of your preparation plan that must not be missed out by any means. A revision session will help you complete your studies and polish the learned parts so that you may perform well in the main examination. Revision session must be incorporated in your study plan if you want to excel in the examination that you are about to face. The more you will revise, the better you will be with your subjects.
Following are the important exam instructions for the candidates to follow in ATMA 2018:
The question booklet, as well as the answer sheet, will be supplied by the exam conducting authority. You should bring two HB pencils, one eraser, one pencil sharpener and one ballpoint pen.
You should also bring a specimen answer sheet given in the bulletin / on the website. This will help you to fill the information on the actual answer sheet in the examination hall.
Please bring the ATMA admit card and identity card (undetached) with photographs pasted in the space provided, when you come to appear for the ATMA. You have to put your signature on the line for Applicant’s Signature only in the presence of the invigilator in the examination hall.
All rough work/calculations can be done in the test booklet itself and not in the answer sheet or elsewhere. Books, notepapers, calculators, slide-rules, mobile phones, and other electronic devices are not permissible. Giving/seeking/receiving help in any manner during the Test is prohibited.
Possession of mobile phones even in switch off mode is not allowed in the exam. Do not bring mobile phones to the test centres as there is no arrangement for safekeeping.
You are not allowed to carry calculators, statistical tables, laptop computer or gadgets to the examination hall.
You have to report at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.
In all Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each question will have only one correct or most appropriate answer. The answer must be indicated by selecting the checkbox provided at the left side of the options.