The Association of Indian Management School(AIMS) which was formed in the year 1988 proves to be a network for many management schools.AIMS conducts a common admission test well known as ATMA i.e AIMS test for management admission. ATMA is meant for graduate students from any field.
On appearing for ATMA entrance exam one can move for Masters in Management or Post Graduate management studies. ATMA conducts exam multiple times in a year. The exam is a test for analyzing the candidate’s aptitude for higher management education. The exam mainly covers:
- Analytical Reasoning Skills
- Quantitative skills and
- Verbal skills
Analytical skills is necessary for taking business decisions.The planning required for the industry is necessary so analyzing the future market in advance , the need for raw material ,approval from finance dept & so on..That is why entrance test is important so as to refine the markets best talent meant for MBA program and deliver the best out of rest to the industry.
Let us take a closer look at the syllabus for ATMA 2014:
1. Analytical Reasoning Skills:
In this section,situations are framed in a way to trigger your mind for logical reasoning.Mainly the topics covered are:
- Coding -Decoding
- Blood relations
- Visual reasoning
- Verbal logic
- Data sufficiency and
- logical reasoning
To crack this section one needs to read carefully. One should be thorough with logical aspects & concepts dealing with. Do read all the options before answering the questions.One of the good strategies is that to divide your time and practice analytical reasoning questions presenting in chart or diagram form.
2. Quantitative Skills:
In this section,mainly mathematical questions are asked.The topcis included are:
- Number system
- Profit and Loss
- Time,Speed and Distance
- Co-ordinate Geometry
Adopt short-cut method to lengthy and difficult questions.Apart from this, one can take an expert advise on the topics related & get it through.And keep yourself updated by reading blogs and forums.
3. Verbal skills:
This section is ruled by Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension which are mentioned below:
- Reading comprehension
- Fill in the blanks
- Odd one out
- Error correction
- Series Completion
Do have a strategy of your own depending on the area of interest ,personal attitude,comprehension skills,difficulty level of comprehension.There are various mock tests available in the market,appear for such tests and observe where are you lacking. Time management is of utmost importance in such competitive exams. Candidates are required to deal with it with utmost care by keeping a tab on it. Regular practice sessions shall improve the same.
The weightage of each section is mention in the following table:
|Section||No of questions||Level of difficulty|
|Quantative Skills||60||Easy to moderate
|Analytical Reasoning Skills||60||Moderate|
|Verbal Skills||60||Easy to moderate|
I hope you find the information helpful for ATMA. Do let us know your opinion.