Time: 105 Minutes
Questions: 100 (Q.1-100)
You will find below 100 Questions as samples to acquaint yourself with the nature of the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA). These questions are drawn from different sources including previous tests held since February 2000. ATMA contains 170 Questions spread over Six Questions – Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Verbal Skills. Each section is timed separately - 30 minutes each. Total time for the test is 3 hours. Please refer to Para 6.1 in this Bulletin once again for details.
Please note that in the actual test, the Six sections may not appear in the same order as stated above. Again, the test may or may not contain the types of questions given in the sample test. The Test could also include other types of questions that are not shown in the sample test.
For each question, choose the best answer from the alternatives numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4), and then darken the oval corresponding to the question in the answer sheet as specified in paras 7.1 and 7.2 of this Bulletin.
Please note that ATMA has been accepted by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India and AICTE as one of the five tests for admissions to the MBA and similar programmes at the postgraduate level by AICTE – recognized Institutes.
ATMA scores sent to the Institutes by the AIMS office at Hyderabad (India) are only valid scores of any candidate. AIMS will not be responsible, in any way, if any Institute accepts ATMA scores, not sent directly by the AIMS Office, but sent by a candidate or by any other persons not authorized by AIMS.
The Test contains Questions on three abilities or skills. These are:
- Analytical Reasoning Skills
- Quantitative Skills
- Verbal Skills
The Questions on Analytical Skills 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 is 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, Darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet.
Types of multiple – choice Questions include:
The ATMA Quantitative Skills Questions measure your ability to reason Quantitatively, solve Quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.
- Data Sufficiency
Problem – Solving and Data Sufficiency Questions require basic knowledge of:
- Elementary algebra
- Commonly known concepts of Geometry
For each Question in Quantitative Skills sections, 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.
Number: All numbers are real numbers.
Figures: Position of points, angles, regions, etc., can be assumed to be positive.
Lines drawn as straight can be assumed to be straight.
Figures that accompany questions are intended to provide information useful in answering the questions.
The ATMA Verbal Skills sections 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.
Directions for Questions 34 – 37:
ANALYTICAL REASONING SKILLS
Questions 51 – 54 are based on the following; choose the best answer from the answer choices given for each question and darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet.
On each weekday evening, Monday through Friday, for one week, a financial consulting firm is offering a class on investments. A pair of exactly two instructors – one experienced and other inexperienced – will be chosen to teach each evening. The available experienced instructors are S, T, and U. The available inexperienced instructors are V, W, X, Y, and Z. Instructors will be assigned to teach classes according to the following conditions:
Directions for Questions 68 – 72:
Directions for Questions 85 – 88:
Each question is based on the passage below. After reading the passage, choose the best answer to each question from the answer choices given below and darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet. Base your answer on information that is either stated or implied in the passage.
According to the study by the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), consumers can’t get enough for big retail chains. ICRIER was appointed by the Government to study the impact of organized retail on small traders.
While the study indicates that organized retail will impact small traders adversely and has indeed already hit sales and profits, the consumer side of the findings indicates that more Indians – as many as 53 percent – want to see western-style supermarkets across the country. Any fallout from the introduction of these chains is also likely to be short – term.
Small retailers and kirana stores are astute businessmen. None of them will shut down. They have survived the onslaught of time and will continue to thrive because of the sheer convenience they provide. They have a special personal rapport with their customers and offer benefits like credit facilities, door delivery and even phone services. India is a huge market. With minor structural benefits, small retailers will be able to coexist with the big ones. If anything will change, it will only be for better.
Organized retailers will push the mom and pop stores and small retailers up the value chain to innovate in their offerings. In spite of organized retail growing swiftly in recent years, the unorganized sector accounts for nearly 97 percent of he total retail in India. According to the estimates, the share of organized retail in the $ 300 billion spent on food and consumer items this year (2007) in India, would be just $ 12 billion.
Growth of organized retail will benefit every one across the value chain. It will create huge number of jobs in the country. Farmers will benefit as they will have consistent incomes and would also be able to hedge themselves against crop failure. Consumers will directly profit with retailers passing on cost benefits, accrued through high value procurements, to them.
(Source: an article published in a national daily, December 2007)
Answer Key to Sample Test Questions