ATMA 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern is designed to test candidates’ aptitude in various management skills by analysing their comprehension abilities, verbal reasoning capacities, analysing and synthesizing capabilities, and numerical reasoning abilities. The pattern is similar to other leading MBA entrance exams like XAT, CAT, CMAT among others. ATMA 2018 is conducted five times a year (January, February, May, July and August).
The pattern is considered to be unique as ATMA exam mode for some months is offline (May and July) and for others, it is online mode. The test contains 180 MCQs spread over six sections. Each section in the exam need not be attempted in the serial order. The questions cover Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills. Read on to know more about the exam pattern, marking scheme, section-wise question distribution, important topics or ATMA Syllabus.
|Fill ATMA 2018 Application Form||ATMA 2018 Exam Dates||ATMA Question Papers||ATMA Exam Centers|
|Exam Mode||Online: January, February and August Session |
Offline: May and July session
|Number of parts/ sections||6|
|Number of Questions||180|
|Question Paper Type||Objective Type (MCQs)|
Management aspirants seeking admissions in various PG programs such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, MCM, etc. offered by the member management institutes of AIMS can apply for the examination before July 30. The scores of the computer-based or pen-based test are accepted by 200 institutions.
|Section||Name of Section||No. of Questions||Allotted Time|
|1||Analytical Reasoning Skills||30||30 mins.|
|2||Verbal Skills||30||30 mins.|
|3||Quantitative Skills||30||30 mins.|
|4||Verbal Skills||30||30 mins.|
|5||Analytical Reasoning Skills||30||30 mins.|
|6||Quantitative Skills||30||30 mins.|
The marking scheme for ATMA exam is uniform Marking Scheme. The scheme is tabulated below.
|Correct/ Best Answer||+ 1 mark|
|Wrong/ Double Answers||- 0.25 marks|
The syllabus aims to assess the aptitude of the candidates for higher management education. AIMS, coordinating body of ATMA does not release any official syllabus for the examination. Based on the past trends of questions, we have curated ATMA Syllabus for you all. Read on to know more.
There are three main sections in ATMA August 2018. Each section is further divided into two parts. The main topics of the exam syllabus are:
Skills 1: Candidates must possess the analytical skills to analyze the situation and arrive at a right answer. Questions will be framed out of:
Skills 2: In addition to the topics mentioned above, you can expect questions based on
Skill 1: This section assesses a candidate’s English language skills. The topics covered under this section are:
Skills 2: It is no different from section 1 of verbal skills. The only difference is, that you may get more questions on Reading Comprehension and Verbal Reasoning as well.
Preparation Tip: Read English newspapers, magazines, etc. to increase their familiarity with words and improve vocabulary.
Skills 1 and 2: This section revolves around mathematics, numerical ability, calculation skills, etc. It is important for candidates to practice quick solving tricks with respect to calculations, etc. for doing well in this section. Topics covered in this section are given below:
The following reference books will help candidates in preparing for ATMA 2018 entrance exam. These books will let candidates prepare for the different types and category of questions that can be expected in the exam.
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA||Sulava Ee||0070706360|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal||9352534026|
|A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning||RS Agarwal||8121905524|
|Trishna's Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations||T.I.M.E||8131774163|
|Mathematics for MBA||RS Agarwal||8121908450|
Ques. What will be the difficulty level of the exam? Will the level of questions be same as CAT or XAT?
Ans. As per the analysis and previous year trends, you can expect the difficulty level to be moderate to difficult. Barring few questions, the majority of the questions in ATMA exam has moderate difficulty level as against IIMs-CAT and XLRI-XAT exams
Ques. If I am appearing the exam in online mode, what all should I know to avoid any hurdles?
Ans. You must be fully aware of the function of Navigation Tools. It is important to gain expertise in navigating through the test paper, how to answer questions in CBT, how to mark/unmark/review the answers or change your answers to maximize your score. You can do it, by taking as many sample online computer based mock tests on exam as possible. Direct Link – ATMA Mock Tests
Ques. Will the exam pattern and syllabus change for ATMA Exam for each session?
Ans. No, the syllabus and exam pattern for ATMA remains the same for each of the session. However, the questions will differ.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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