ATMA Exam Pattern 2019

ATMA is a single-window test held by AIMS (Association of Indian Management School) for admission to post-graduate programs like MBA, PGDM, MMS, etc. ATMA scores are accepted by more than 200 colleges in India. The exam is conducted five times in a year. Its level of difficulty is considered equal to that of other MBA entrance tests like CMAT, MAT, etc. Prior to starting your ATMA preparation, it is necessary to be aware of the detailed exam pattern.
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ATMA Exam Pattern
ATMA is an objective computer-based test that is designed to evaluate your aptitude for management courses. The exam is based on three main sections: Quantitative Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, and Verbal Skills. These sections have 2 sub-sections each, making it a total of 6 sections. The following table gives a complete overview of ATMA pattern:
Section
No. of questions
Time Limit (minutes)
Marks
Analytical Reasoning Skills – I
30
30
30
Analytical Reasoning Skills – II
30
30
30
Verbal Skills – I
30
30
30
Verbal Skills – II
30
30
30
Quantitative Skills – I
30
30
30
Quantitative Skills – II
30
30
30
Total
180
180
180
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  • The total time duration allotted for ATMA is 3 hours. Each section has an individual time limit of 30 minutes.
  • Each correct answer carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer.
  • The sections can be attempted in any order.
  • Each question is accompanied by 4 answer options. If a candidate marks more than one option for a question, the answer will be regarded as incorrect.
While attempting the exam, always start with the easiest questions first. As you can see, ATMA is a test of your speed and time management skills. The questions are easy to moderate but some may be time-consuming. If you practice well, you will learn to identify the scoring part of each section.
Solve mock tests and previous year papers to get a good hold of the questions that make frequent appearance in ATMA.