ATMA February 17, 2013 Exam Alert: How to Prepare?

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MBA aspirants who are appearing in forthcoming ATMA exam on 17th February , 2013 may note that ATMA seeks to measure the aptitude of the student for higher management education. Such an aptitude in a person is typically shaped and developed over a long period of time and cannot be altered in a short time frame. Hence, preparation for ATMA cannot be similar to that of university examinations. 
 
The Test contains Questions on three abilities or skills.These are:
 
•Analytical Reasoning Skills
•Quantitative Skills
•Verbal Skills
 
Analytical Reasoning Skills:-
 
The Questions on Analytical Skills will examine the logical thinking abilities of a candidate.  Do remember that a particular Question is less important than the reasoning task you are asked to perform.  No specialized knowledge of any particular field is required for answering the questions and no knowledge of the terminology and conventions of formal logic are presumed.
In the Questions on Analytical Skills you need to analyse the situations on which each Question is based and then select the answer choice that is most appropriate response to the question.
Each set of Questions or group of Questions is based on a passage or set of conditions.  In answering some of the Questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram.  For each Question, select the best answer from the choices given.
 
Quantitative Skills
 
The ATMA 2013 Quantitative Skills Questions will measure your ability to reason quantitatively, solve Quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
 
Types of multiple – choice Questions include:
 
•Problem-Solving
•Data Sufficiency
Problem – Solving and Data Sufficiency Questions require basic knowledge of:
•Arithmetic
•Elementary algebra
•Commonly known concepts of Geometry
 
Verbal Skills
 
The ATMA 2013 Verbal Skills sections will measure your ability to read and comprehend written material in English language, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform standard written English.  Because the Verbal sections include reading sections from different context areas, you may be generally familiar with some of the material; however, neither the written passages nor the questions assume detailed knowledge of the topics discussed.
 
Types of Multiple Choice questions used in Verbal sections include:
 
•Reading comprehension
•Sentence Correction
•Word meaning – antonyms, synonyms, analogies – your ability to recognize relationships among words and concepts, parallel relationships, etc.
•Sentence completions – your ability to recognize words or phrases that both logically and stylistically complete the meaning of a sentence.
 
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