The syllabus of ATMA 2013 comprises of questions from three distinctive skills to check and assess the aptitude of a candidate. The areas covered include Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills and Verbal Skills. Each section follows a distinct syllabus, described herein:
Analytical Reasoning Skills:
Questions on Analytical Skills examine the logical thinking abilities of a candidate which requires no specialized knowledge on any particular field. Candidates do not require any knowledge of the terminology or formal logic to answer these questions. One needs to analyze the situations on which each question is based and select the most appropriate answer to the question. Each set of questions or group of questions under this section is based on a passage or set of conditions. While answering some of these questions, candidates are permitted to draw a rough diagram to reach the answer. The correct answer should be encircled dark.
The questions on Quantitative Skills measure one’s ability to reason quantitatively, solve quantitative problems and interpret the graphic data. The multiple-choice questions contain Problem-Solving and Data Sufficiency which require basic knowledge of Arithmetic, elementary Algebra and commonly known concepts of Geometry. For each question in Quantitative Skills sections, one should select the correct or the best of the answer choices numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4) and darken the oval corresponding to your choice in the answer sheet. Each candidate should note that in this section, problems are NOT solved by estimating sizes by sight or by measurement, but by using the knowledge of mathematics.
The third section will measure a candidate’s ability to read and comprehend written material in English language, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to check his / her correct grammatical usage, vocabulary, and familiarities with words in standard written English. It includes reading sections from different context areas. The types of multiple-choice questions used in verbal sections comprise of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Word Meaning (antonyms, synonyms, analogies) and Sentence Completions.