ATMA Preparation 2024: Prep Tips, Strategy & Guide

AIMS Test for Management Admissions 2024 ( ATMA )

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ATMA preparation: Compared to other management exams, ATMA is not very tough but requires careful and strategic planning in order to clear it. The ideal time required for ATMA exam preparation is six months to nine months. In the first two to three months, candidates should focus on learning the basic concepts and brush up on the fundamentals of the topics. Candidates should also devote ample time to solving the ATMA mock test. This will help candidates to analyse where they stand in terms of knowledge. Candidates should be focused and attentive to what they study. AIMS Test for Management Admissions(ATMA) is a national-level exam conducted for admission to MBA, MCA, PGDBA, PGDM, etc. More than 750 management institutions accept ATMA scores for offering admission to its various programmes. ATMA exam 2024 will be conducted on May 11, 2024, for the second session in the computer-based test mode. The first session exam was conducted on February 18, 2024. Here are a few ATMA preparation tips to help candidates get past the finishing lines.

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Q:   Which are the best books to refer for ATMA exam preparation?

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There is a range of books to read for ATMA preparation. Here is a list of section-wise best books for the ATMA exam: Verbal Skills section -Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis -High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin -Objective General English by RS Aggarwal -The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Analytical Reasoning section -How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma -Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey -Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra Kumar and Dr. Lal -Logical and Analytical Reasoning by K Gupta Quantitative Skills section -Quantitative Aptitude by R. S Aggarwal -Fast track objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Sharma -Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha -NCERT Mathematics Books for Class 9 and 10 by NCERT publications.
 

Q:   Is ATMA exam difficult?

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ATMA is a speed-based test which is designed to assess a candidate's analytical aptitude, logical reasoning skills, and English comprehension. It may sound tough, but these are the skills which we are taught in school so there is nothing new to learn. What is required is to learn these subjects at an advanced level. All you will need is to brush up on the basics and practice the concepts on advance level problems. Students should solve previous years question papers, attempt an ample number of mock tests and be consistent to score well in the ATMA exam. Having said that, the preparation for the ATMA exam requires focus, dedication, discipline and diligence. If you can do that, despite being an average student, you can crack the ATMA exam. ATMA is one of the easiest MBA entrance exams and a good preparation strategy can help you crack the ATMA exam with a good score. Generally, the toughest section of the ATMA question paper is Quantitative Aptitude. But with daily practice and focusing on understanding the fundamentals, this section of the ATMA exam can be handled easily.
 

Q:   What is the ideal time to prepare for ATMA?

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Aspirants should start preparing for the ATMA exam at least six months before the test date. ATMA preparation requires planning thus one must start early. They can also join coaching institutes for focused preparation. Starting early will also help you assess that whether you need to join a coaching institute or not. Divide your preparation into three phases - 1. Covering the syllabus 2. Practicing mock tests, sample questions and 3. Revision. The ATMA syllabus includes the following topics: Verbal Skills: Parajumbles, Sentence Completion, Grammar, Comprehension Passages, Synonyms and Antonyms, etc. , Analytical Reasoning: Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts, Blood Relation, Seating Arrangement, Strong and Weak Arguments, and Syllogism Quantitative Skills: Geometry, Algebra Number System Arithmetic, Mensuration etc. You can read the following ATMA books for exam preparation: 1. A New Approach to Reasoning by BS Sijawali 2. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha 3. Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra Kumar and Dr Lal 4. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis 5. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay 6. High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin 7. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma 9. Class 9 and Class 10 NCERT Mathematics books 10. Quantitative Aptitude by R. S Aggarwal.
 

How to Prepare for ATMA 2024?

ATMA is conducted four to five times a year. It is one of the most popular MBA exams in the country. According to ATMA 2024 exam pattern, the exam consists of Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills. There will be a total of six sections divided into two parts. Candidates must master these topics in order to get a good score. Both online and offline study materials will help you crack the ATMA exam 2024. Take a look at the ATMA exam pattern below.

Q:   What is the best way to prepare ATMA at home?

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If you have a good study plan, you can study independently at home for the ATMA exam. This exam is conducted around four times a year and is relatively easier than other exams. The following is advice from professionals on how to create an ATMA plan: 1. Using the ATMA syllabus as a guide, make a list of the subjects that the study materials must cover. 2. Plan your study time on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis according to the time available. 3. Analyze previous ATMA tests to note important topics. 4. You can find a mentor to assist you or join any online study group. 5. To enable thorough planning, assign a time limit to each section. 6. Start reading newspaper and magazine editorials to gain a command of the verbal skill section. 7. For the quantitative section, read the basic concepts and formulas from school textbooks. 8. Examine your progress through mock tests on a monthly basis. 9. Keep analyzing and improving your score over time until test day. 10. Set your score to meet the cutoff for the college to which you want to apply.
 

Q:   What is the syllabus for ATMA exam?

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ATMA syllabus includes all the important topics of subjects that are relevant for business and general aptitude. For ATMA exam, candidates have to study, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Analytical Reasoning. Given below are the key topics included in the ATMA syllabus: -The Verbal Ability section of ATMA exam syllabus includes various topics of Grammar, Word Meaning, Vocabulary, Parajumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Completion, Synonyms and Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, etc. The Quantitative Aptitude section of ATMA syllabus includes all the topics of Mathematics from Class 9 to 10 such as Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra Trigonometry Modern Math, Number System and Mensuration. The Analytical Reasoning syllabus of ATMA exam includes topics that require analytical interpretation of data presented in the form of Puzzles, Pie Charts, Venn Diagram, Tables and Bar Graphs.
 

Q:   Which is tougher to crack: TISSNET or ATMA?

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There is nothing such thing called tougher to crack or easy to crack. This view depends upon the preparation of the exam you are giving. There are number of exams conducted in India for the MBA type courses. Exams like TISSNET, ATMA, CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT, IBSAT, NMAT, SNAP, etc. have some minor tweaking and variations apart from the main sections. Each of these exams has quantitative aptitude, Verbal reasoning, Logical reasoning and data interpretation, apart from GK or essay writing section in some of the exams. So, you have to prepare accordingly for these exams either by taking coaching classes or correspondence course or by self-preparation or by following recommended books. After you have prepared for the most difficult level questions, you may try to get some question banks for the specific exam you are targeting either offline mode i.e. books on exams or online mode i.e. free question banks websites or paid question banks for practice.
 

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ATMA 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights

Here are the ATMA exam pattern highlights to give the candidates an overview of the exam.

Exam structure Details

Number of sections

6 (Analytical Reasoning Skills – I, Verbal Skills – I, Quantitative Skills – I, Analytical Reasoning Skills – II, Verbal Skills –II, Quantitative Skills – II)

Duration

180 minutes

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Total marks

180

Mode of examination

Online

ATMA marking scheme

+1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 for every wrong answer

Q:   What is the medium of the ATMA question paper? What is the structure of the ATMA question paper?

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The medium of ATMA question paper is English . The structure of the ATMA exam has not changed from the past few years. The latest ATMA question paper structure is as follows: The ATMA exam will be conducted in the computer-based test. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours). The exam consists of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying one mark each. The questions are from three different sections, namely Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Skills. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for incorrect answers. The total marks for the exam are 180. The detailed section-wise exam pattern is as follows: Section 1: Analytical Reasoning Skills This section tests the candidate's analytical and logical reasoning abilities. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Analogy, etc. Section 2: Verbal Skills This section tests the candidate's English language skills. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's understanding of topics such as Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, etc. Section 3: Quantitative Skills This section tests the candidate's Quantitative Aptitude. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra Geometry, Trigonometry etc.
 

Q:   What is the syllabus and exam pattern of ATMA?

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ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for admission to MBA/PGDM and other postgraduate management programmes in various B-schools across India. The syllabus and exam pattern for ATMA are as follows: Syllabus: The ATMA exam tests the candidate's aptitude in the following areas: Analytical Reasoning Skills Verbal Skills Quantitative Skills Exam Pattern: The ATMA exam is a computer-based test. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours). The exam consists of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions are from three different sections, namely Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Skills. Each correct answer carries one mark, and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for incorrect answers. The total marks for the exam are 180. The detailed section-wise exam pattern is as follows: Section 1: Analytical Reasoning Skills This section tests the candidate's analytical and logical reasoning abilities. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Analogy, etc. Section 2: Verbal Skills This section tests the candidate's English language skills. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's understanding of topics such as Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, etc. Section 3: Quantitative Skills This section tests the candidate's Quantitative Aptitude. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra Geometry, Trigonometry etc.
 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of the ATMA exam?

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ATMA has a total of 180 questions. Each section carries 30 marks. For each correct attempt, one mark is awarded and 0.25 marks are deducted for incorrect attempt. There is no deduction of marks for unanswered questions. Therefore, the total marks of ATMA is 180. Each section in the ATMA question paper carries equal number of questions and marks. Sectional marking scheme for ATMA is given below: 1. Verbal Ability: 30 2. Analytical Reasoning: 30 3. Quantitative Ability: 30 Since ATMA has negative marking scheme, candidates must choose the questions to solve very carefully and smartly. If they are not sure of the correct answer, they should leave the question instead of taking a chance.
 

Six Months Preparation Strategy for ATMA 2024 Exam

Candidates should prepare a study routine and stick to it. Incorporating ATMA preparation in their daily schedule will help candidates to stick to their goals and will deliver the desired end result. When the candidates are preparing for the ATMA exam, they must know the syllabus thoroughly. It is important to have in-depth knowledge. As mentioned above, ATMA is divided into six sections. The six sections of the ATMA exam are based on Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills and Analytical Reasoning. The syllabus for all the subjects is different. Also, candidates must make sure that they refer to the correct and relevant study material and books available online and offline. Divide your six months preparation strategy into different phases to make the preparations easy for yourself. Shiksha brings you a section-wise preparation strategy for ATMA 2024 below. 

  • Analytical Reasoning: Questions in this section are moderately difficult. This section analyses the candidates' critical reasoning and analytical skills. The section will analyse the candidate's skills to comprehend and interpret a particular statement and arrive at a conclusion based on their understanding. One can prepare for the Analytical Reasoning section by solving puzzles, riddles, syllogisms, coding and decoding, etc.
  • Quantitative Skills: Candidates can prepare for this section by brushing up on their mathematics skills. They must refer to the mathematics books that they studied in Class 10 and Class 12. To ace this section, candidates must learn the formulae and theories by heart. Learning tricks to solve lengthy questions will be of great help. Candidates must solve previous years' question papers and practice ATMA mock tests. This will help them in increasing their speed and accuracy. 
  • Verbal Skills: This section is all about Reading Comprehension and English Usage. Candidates must improve their vocabulary to score well in this section. Candidates should focus on topics such as grammar, para jumbles, reading comprehension, word meanings, phrases and idioms, sentence completion, etc. Refer to newspapers and magazines to ace this section.

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Q:   Which are the most important topics to focus for ATMA preparation?

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AIMS conducts the ATMA exam at least three to four times a year. This year, the exam will be conducted thrice in the computer-based test mode. Here are important topics for the exam according to the sections of ATMA question paper. 1. Analytical Reasoning: Every year, this section is considered to be the toughest among the others. This section contains questions mainly from Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning. Some of the important topics of this section include: 1. Syllogisms 2. Critical Reasoning 3. Course of Action 4. Cause and Effect 5. Statement and Conclusion 6. Strong and Weak Arguments 7. Statement and Inference 8. Coding and Decoding 9. Arrangements 10. Data Sufficiency 2. Verbal Skills: Just like other management entrance tests, this section is divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability/English Usage. There are about four to five comprehension passages while the topics of English usage are as follows: 1. Synonyms (word pair) 2. Fill in the blanks 3. Para Formation Questions (PFQs) 4. Idioms 5. Error identification 6. Word Meaning 7. Antonyms 8. Sentence Completion 9. Para Jumbles 10. Grammar 3. Quantitative Skills: This section of the ATMA question paper is also considered tough. However, the overall difficulty level can be considered to be moderate. Some of the important topics of this section include: 1. Percentage 2. Profit and Loss 3. Partnership 4. Simple Interest and Compound Interest 5. Average, Mixture and Alligation 6. Time and Distance 7. Time and Speed 8. Geometry and Mensuration 9. Time and Work 10. Permutation & Combination 11. Probability 12. Statistics 13. Graphs and Pie Chart.
 

Q:   What are the important topics of the Quantitative Ability section in the ATMA exam?

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Quantitative Ability section of the ATMA question paper is one of the toughest sections. The important topics of this section include Arithmetic, Algebra Modern Math, Geometry, Number System Average, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration Permutation and Combination, Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Probability Statistics Pie Chart, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegations, Time and Work, etc. The Quantitative Skills In the first section of the ATMA exam and this section is difficult in nature and in the second part of this section, the difficulty level rises. However, the overall difficulty level can be considered to be moderate to difficult. The Quantitative Ability section (Part 1 and Part 2) carries 30 multiple-choice questions each which are to be solved within 60 minutes. Candidates will be provided with the rough paper for calculations and they will be required to choose the correct option against the question.
 

Q:   What are the important topics of the Verbal Skills section of the ATMA exam?

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Just like other management entrance exams, the Verbal Skills section is divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability/English Usage. There are about four to five comprehension passages while the topics of English usage are as follows: 1. Synonyms 2. Antonyms 3. Grammar 4. Fill in the blanks 5. Word meanings 6. Vocabulary 7. Parajumbles 8. Idioms and Phrases 9. Error Identification 10. Para Formation Questions (PFQs) 11. Correct statement 12. Cloze 13. Incorrect word/phrase.
 

Three Months Preparation Strategy for ATMA 2024

Candidates must devote at least three months to ATMA preparation. Applicants who have appeared for other management exams will find preparing for ATMA easier, however, every candidate must give a minimum of three months to ATMA preparations. Divide your ATMA preparation strategy into phases. Below are a few tips to prepare your phase-wise ATMA preparation strategy.

The three phases for three months preparation strategy for ATMA 2024 are:

  1. Phase 1: Covering ATMA syllabus and exam pattern
  2. Phase 2: Practicing sample papers and knowing your strengths and weaknesses
  3. Phase 3: Topic-wise revision and practice
  • Phase 1: Every exam preparation must start with knowing the overall syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme. ATMA is a time-based exam, hence, candidates must be able to cover the entire syllabus and at the same time have enough time for revision and practice. While preparing for the ATMA exam make sure that candidates should pay equal time to all three sections. At times, candidates who are good at Analytical Reasoning, might pay less time for this section and end up skipping an important topic which might result in scoring bad marks in the exam. Hence, it is really important for the students to prepare well for each section of the ATMA question paper. 
  • Phase 2: In the next phase of ATMA preparation, it is important for the candidates to be well-acquainted with the ATMA syllabus and various topics. Choose the right study material for your preparations. There is no point in collecting the study books and material in bulk. Candidates should categorise the topics of ATMA syllabus 2024 as the most difficult, difficult, moderate and easy. This will help candidates to hone the strong topics and work on the weaker topics. Candidates should learn more than one method to solve a question. During the exam, knowing more than one way of solving a question will help candidates in solving questions more accurately. Accuracy is the key to securing a high percentile score. Brush up your calculations and basics. One should make short notes during their preparations, and note down the formulae and tricks that they come across while preparing.
  • Phase 3: While solving questions, candidates should keep a check on their accuracy levels. This can be increased by solving previous years’ papers. Candidates must assess how much time it takes for them to solve each section and improve speed accordingly. Any exam preparation is incomplete without the right amount of revision and practice. Candidates should try to solve as many mock tests as they can. Mock tests will help candidates to track their performance and improvement, but will also get them in the right frame of mind for the exam day. Solving mock tests will help candidates to know their strategy and help them manage time. Besides taking mock tests, candidates should solve previous years’ question papers as it will give them a fair understanding of the type of questions that can be asked in the exam.

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Q:   Can I prepare for ATMA exam in one month?

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Preparing for the ATMA in one month requires a structured plan. In the first two weeks, understand the exam pattern, syllabus, and identify weaknesses through a diagnostic test. In the third week, focus on quantitative, verbal, and analytical reasoning skills. Strengthen basic concepts and practice time management. Week four is crucial for simulated exam conditions; take full-length mock tests, analyze mistakes, and revise key concepts. Prioritize weak areas and enhance vocabulary. In the last days, ensure relaxation, review test-taking strategies, and maintain a positive mindset. While intensive, this condensed plan can be effective with consistent effort and strategic focus on identified weaknesses. Regular mock tests and targeted revision will be essential for building confidence in the limited timeframe.

 

Q:   What are the important topics of the Analytical Reasoning section of the ATMA question paper?

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The Analytical Reasoning section of the ATMA question paper is considered the toughest of all the sections of the ATMA exam. This section of the exam mainly consists of topics from Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning. Some of the important topics of the Analytical Reasoning that the students should not miss include: 1. Syllogisms 2. Critical Reasoning 3. Cause and Effect 4. Statement and Conclusion 5. Strong and Weak Arguments 6. Coding and Decoding 7. Statement and Inference 8. Data Sufficiency 9. Data Interpretation 10. Arrangements 11. Blood Relations 12. Course of Action.
 

Q:   How can I crack ATMA in 3 months?

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ATMA- Pattern and syllabus Pattern- The question paper comprises of a total of 180 multiple choice questions to be answered in three hours. That is, on an average there is 1 minute to answer 1 question. Topics covered: Syllabus: A- Analytical Reasoning Skills B- Quantitative Skills C- Verbal Skills How to crack ATMA- Tips and Tricks Set your plan right. Work on your plan and identify your weakness and strength. Get a materiel right. Try to plan and identify above stated things within a week. Set your plan agile and keep buffer time for revision and solving mock test papers. Start with your verbal and quantitative practice in parallel. 3 months can make or change the game, time management is very important at every single point of time till the final day and even on the day. Keep positive! Solve questions in a specified time frame this will help you in doing questions in time. Maintain a good balance between your accuracy and solving time. Be focused and calm. For the last month keep all the formulas and tricks handy and revise on a daily basis. Remember not to be emotional while solving or appearing for exam. Manage your time wisely. Remember: A goal without a plan is just a wish.
 

Last-Minute Preparation Tips for ATMA

With only a few days left for the ATMA exam, candidates must be on-toes with their preparations for the exam. Lessen the pressure of scoring well in the ATMA exam 2024 with these last-minute preparation tips for ATMA 2024. Candidates must now devote their time to revision and solving mock tests. They must revise all the topics that they have studied. Look at all the formulae and theorems that you studied while preparing for the Quant and Analytical Reasoning section. Revision really helps in strengthening what you have already studied. 

It is important to have a sound sleep so that you feel calm and fresh on exam day. Since the ATMA exam 2024 is a time-based exam (as mentioned above) it is important to have a calm and relaxed mind. A fresh mind will fetch you a good score. Candidates must make sure that they reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam. They also must not forget to carry all the necessary documents like photo ID proof (original and photocopy), ATMA admit card, two recent passport-size coloured photographs and a copy of the ATMA application form.

The most important tip for the ATMA exam is to be calm and confident. Do not panic while attempting the ATMA question paper if you get stuck on a particular question. Panicking will only make things worse and one might end up losing marks.

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Q:   What are the last minute tips to prepare for ATMA before the exam?

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ATMA is one of the important MBA entrance exams. The first tip to ace the ATMA exam is to stay calm. Here are a few last minute preparation tips for ATMA exam:

  • Confirm the exact location of the ATMA test centre at least one day before the ATMA exam day to ensure that transportation is available on time. If you are new to the city or the location of the centre, it is adivsable to visit the centre once.
  • Arrive early to the ATMA exam centre. Applicants must ensure that they arrive at least an hour before the exam begins.
  • Use the restroom before to the start of the test. Because you will not have time and may not be able to exit the exam hall throughout the examination period, use the restroom before entering the examination hall. 
  • Do not bring cell phones or other electronic devices, such as calculators, smartwatches, to the exam centre because the machines are not always available. Personal property will not be safeguarded outside of the exam centre, and the exam centre authories will not be held liable for any loss of personal property. There are no stationary objects allowed, such as a pen, stylus, or paper. Rough pads and pens will be given to the applicants. Candidates should write their name and application number on their rough pads/sheets.
  • Stay calm and have a healthy breakfast in the morning before the exam. 
 

Q:   How to improve my reading speed in ATMA preparation?

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To improve reading speed for the ATMA exam, preview passages quickly, focus on keywords, and eliminate subvocalization. Practice with timed passages, use a pointer to guide your eyes, and chunk information by reading in groups. Expand your vocabulary, engage in silent reading, and vary your reading materials. Take breaks to prevent fatigue, set realistic targets, and consistently practice diverse genres. Gradually increasing exposure and setting achievable goals will help develop efficient reading while maintaining comprehension for the Reading Comprehension section of ATMA exam. 

 

Q:   What are the important topics I should focus on in the last few days of the ATMA preparation?

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In the last few days leading up to the ATMA exam, it's crucial to focus on key areas that can contribute significantly to your performance. Dedicate time to review and revise core concepts in quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, and logical reasoning. Focus on formulas, rules, and fundamental principles. Practice time management strategies. Ensure that you can allocate time effectively to each section. Practice solving questions within the stipulated time limits. Focus on different types of logical reasoning questions. Practice solving puzzles, syllogisms, and other reasoning problems. Brush up on key mathematical concepts. Focus on topics such as percentages, ratios, averages, and arithmetic.

 

ATMA Exam Day Checklist

Given below are a few ATMA exam day guidelines that the applicants must adhere to:

  • Candidates must take two copies of the ATMA admit card 2024 and affix a passport-size photograph on both. The photograph must match the one on the ATMA application form. Candidates not having the admit card or ID proof will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Candidates must also keep original and photocopies of photo ID proof issued by the Government of India and a copy of the ATMA application form for identification purposes.
  • ATMA 2024 will be conducted across various exam centres, hence, candidates should reach the exam centre at least an hour before the exam starts. The exam will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Do not reach late to the ATMA exam centre. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the exam centre.
  • Candidates must carry a ballpoint pen, hand sanitiser and transparent water bottle. They must also wear a mask and pair of gloves before appearing for the exam. They must follow COVID-19-appropriate behaviour at all times.
  • Candidates must carefully read the instructions given on the question paper before starting the exam.
  • The students cannot leave their seats during the exam.
  • Do not talk during the exam.
  • Loose blank sheets will be provided by the invigilator for rough work.
  • Do not press the F5 key. It will end your exam abruptly.

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Q:   What are the dos and don'ts of the ATMA exam?

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On the ATMA exam day, candidates have to follow a number of guidelines which include cooperating with the exam centre staff during identification process, following instructions given be the invigilator and following the test navigation for solving the questions. There are some key dos and don'ts that candidates should follow on the ATMA exam day, which have been listed below: ATMA exam day dos: 1. Reach the ATMA examination centre at the reporting time mentioned on the ATMA admit card. 2. Carry two coloured copies of the ATMA admit card, one photo ID card, passport size photos and duly filled self-declaration form 3. PwD candidates should carry the relevant certificates and documents as prescribed by the examination authorities. 4. Carry a blue/black ball point pen for signing the attendance sheet 5. Carry personal drinking water, hand sanitizer and face masks 6. Cooperate with the test centre staff and follow the instructions CAT exam day don'ts: 1. Do not carry prohibited items such as bags, purses, pencil box, beepers, wrist watch, calculators, mobile phones, electronic devices, etc. 2. Don't be late for the exam. The entry gates will be closed 15 minutes before the commencement of exam. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre after that. Hence, reach the exam centre by 1:00 PM. 3. Don't cheat or indulge in mal practice. You can be disqualified due to any such ACT. 4. Don't leave your seat until the exam duration gets over.
 

FAQs Related to ATMA Preparation

Check some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on ATMA preparation 2024.

 

Q:   How can I crack ATMA in 6 months?

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ATMA is very much similar to any other entrance exam and can be cracked if time is managed wisely. Here are few tips to crack the examination provided limited numbers of days/months: Set your plan agile and keep buffer time for revision and solving mock test papers. Start with your verbal and quantitative practice in parallel. Six months can make or change the game, time management is very important at every single point of time till the final day and even on the day. Keep positive! Maintain a good balance between your accuracy and solving time. Be focused and calm. For the last month keep all the formulas and tricks handy and revise on a daily basis. Remember not to be emotional while solving or appearing for exam. Manage your time wisely. In short: - Make daily/weekly targets and pen down each - Revise the syllabus as per study plan - Solve previous year questions as per time frame guidelines of actual exam. This will give you a look and feel of actual exam - Manage your time well - Keep calm and stay cool
 

Q:   What are the best books for ATMA preparation?

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The ATMA test syllabus consists of three subjects divided into six sections. Here are some book recommendations from experts to help you get ready for the ATMA test: 1. Analytical Reasoning: You can study Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey or Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra Kumar and Dr. Lal to prepare for both sections of this subject. 2. Quantitative Skills: To prepare for this section, you can consult the NCERT Mathematics Books for Classes 9 and 10 for basic math. Additionally, you can pick any popular author like Sarvesh K. Verma, R. S. Aggarwal, or Arun Sharma as a reference. 3. Verbal Skills: You can prepare for comprehension questions by regularly reading newspapers. Apart from that, you need to prepare grammar from the High School English Grammar by Wren & Martin and verb skill-based questions from Nishit K. Sinha's book.
 

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Answered a month ago

The registration for the ATMA May session exam is expected to begin soon. You can check for updates and access the registration form on the official ATMA website. The exact dates for the registration start, fee payment, and other important deadlines will be announced shortly on the website.  

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Answered a month ago

The ATMA application form will be available online only and there is no provision for offline ATMA registration. Candidates should try avoiding the following mistakes while filing the ATMA application form: 

  • Do not enter invalid details in the ATMA application and registration form.
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Saumya Jain

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Answered a month ago

The ATMA registration is an online process. Candidates who wish to appear for the ATMA exam have to fill the ATMA application form online on the official website of ATMA AIMS. Here are a few "DOs" that the students should follow while registering for the ATMA exam:

  • Use a functional personal email ID

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Saumya Jain

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Answered a month ago

Yes, candidates who did not appear for the February session, can appear for the May session provided they fulfil the ATMA eligibility criteria. The aspirants who appeared for the February session but are not satisfied with the score, can complete the ATMA registration process to appear again for the

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Answered 2 months ago

The ATMA admit card will be available online on the official website. Students who have successfully submitted the ATMA application form before the deadline can download their ATMA admit cards. But, if the candidate has not paid the ATMA application fee, then they will not be eligible to download th

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Saumya Jain

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Answered 2 months ago

The admit card for ATMA 2024 will be released on February 15, 2024. The application process for ATMA closed on February 11, 2024, and the last date to pay the application fee was February 10, 2024. The registration form for the ATMA exam was available online on the official website of ATMA AIMS.

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