ATMA 2021 Syllabus and Pattern is released by the conducting body; Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The 3 hour long paper consists of 6 sections in total with equal marks distribution. Candidates applying for ATMA 2021 must familiarize with the syllabus and exam pattern.
- Sections of the ATMA Syllabus consists of 3 major parts; Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Reasoning Skills, and Verbal Skills.
- All 6 sections of ATMA 2021 carry 30 marks each. Time limit for each section is also equal.
- Each correct response will be awarded +1 mark while 0.25 marks will be dedcuted
Candidates can choose to write the exam in offline (pen and paper) or online mode (Computer Based Test). Although due to COVID 19 ATMA 2020 was conducted in online proctored method, the mode of upcoming ATMA Exam will depend on the situation.
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As far as the ATMA Syllabus and Pattern are concerned, it is aimed to analyse the management and aptitude level skills that a candidate possesses. This is accomplished through the 6 skill tests in the entrance exam that a candidate needs to qualify. These 6 skill tests are devised based on the following three sections:
- Quantitative section (Aptitude)
- Verbal section (English)
- Analytical Reasoning section
Recent ATMA exams are known to conduct the exam via the AI powered test which the candidates have to take up from the home itself after adhering to certain guidelines to tackle the current COVID-19 Pandemic in India.
ATMA Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Type of Exam||Computer-based Test|
|Sectional distribution||Quantitative, Analytical Reasoning, and Verbal|
|Skill Tests Involved||Analytical Reasoning skills I & II; Quantitative skills I & II; and Verbal skills I & II|
|Total Questions Count||180|
|Maximum time allowed||3 Hours|
|Questions Nature||MCQs (Objective type)|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Options count in MCQs||4|
|ATMA Marking Schema||Correct Answer adds 1 mark each Wrong Answer deducts 0.25 mark Un-attempted Answer deducts no mark|
|Score accepting courses||MBA, PGDM, MMS, and MCA|
ATMA 2021 Sectional Weightages and Sectional Timings
A Typical ATMA Exam paper pattern (Expected in ATMA exam patten 2021 too) contains 6 Skill tests falling under 3 categories of sections namely,
- Analytical Reasoning skills I
- Quantitative skills I
- Verbal skills I
- Analytical Reasoning skills II
- Quantitative skills II
- Verbal skills II
All these skills tests will consist of 30 questions each and will be allocated the maximum time of 30 minutes (separately timed).
|Sections||Questions Count (Max.)||Total Marks||Sectional Cut off Timings|
|Quantitative skills I & II||30 Ques.||30 Ques.||30 Marks||30 Marks||30 Mins.||30 Mins.|
|Analytical Reasoning skills I & II||30 Ques.||30 Ques.||30 Marks||30 Marks||30 Mins.||30 Mins.|
|Verbal skills I & II||30 Ques.||30 Ques.||30 Marks||30 Marks||30 Mins.||30 Mins.|
|Total of all sections||180 Ques.||180 Marks||180 Mins.|
ATMA 2021 Marking Scheme
|Marking Characteristics||Marking Scheme|
|Best/ Correct response||+1 mark|
|Double / Incorrect response||-0.25 mark|
|Unanswered / Unvisited Questions||0 mark|
ATMA 2021 Syllabus
After knowing the Exam Pattern of ATMA, it is necessary to know the ATMA Exam Syllabus 2021 which will aid the candidates in devising a proper plan to crack the exam. Syllabus of ATMA consists of topics/ sections to test the candidate’s following abilities:
- Management abilities
- Aptitude solving abilities
- Analysing abilities
- Comprehension abilities
- Synthesizing abilities
- Numerical reasoning abilities
- Verbal reasoning abilities
ATMA exam syllabus is designed with a variety of topics getting equally distributed to the 6 sections.
ATMA Syllabus: Quantitative skills I
The quantitative skills I syllabus for ATMA with 30 questions and 30 marks consists of the following topics:
- Modern Math
- Number System
- Proportion & Ratio Variations
- Quadratic Equation
- Profit & Loss
- Time, Distance, and Speed
- Combination and Permutation
- Number Systems
- LCM and HCF
- Problems on Ages
- Complex Numbers
- Binomial Theorem
- Set Theory
- Surds and Indices
ATMA Syllabus: Quantitative skills II
The quantitative skills II syllabus consists of topics that is not different from the topics found in the quantitative skills I syllabus. This skill test consists of 30 questions and 30 marks with 1 mark being allocated to each question found in this skill test.
ATMA Syllabus: Analytical Reasoning skills I
This skill test consists of 30 questions and 30 marks with one mark getting allocated to each other. The topics which are usually tested in the Analytical Reasoning skills I Test are as follows:
- Critical Reasoning
- Statement – Inference
- Statement – Course of Action
- Statement – Weak and Strong Arguments
ATMA Syllabus: Analytical Reasoning skills II
This Analytical Reasoning skill test II also consists of 30 marks and questions and one mark is allotted to all questions in this skill test. The topics that were found in the skill test are as follows:
- Strengthen/ Weaken arguments
- Statement – Conclusion
- Data sufficiency
ATMA Syllabus: Verbal skills I
Verbal skills I comprises of 30 questions with 30 marks testing the abilities of the candidate to test English Language Command and Expertise. The following topics are found in this skill test:
- Passages (Reading Comprehension)
- Sentence Completion
- Jumbled Sentences
ATMA Syllabus: Verbal skills II
Verbal skills II also contain 30 questions and marks with one mark for each. Verbal skill I and Verbal Skill II topics are one other the same.
Recommended Books for ATMA 2021 Exam
|Skill Tests||Books||Author/ Publisher|
|Quantitative skills I and Quantitative skills II||Quantitative Aptitude for MBA||Sulava Ee|
|-||Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||RS Agarwal|
|Mathematics for MBA||RS Agarwal|
|Analytical Reasoning skills I and Analytical Reasoning skills II||A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|-||Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Logical Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|Verbal skills I and Verbal skills II||Trishna's Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations||T. I. M. E.|
|-||High School English Grammar & Composition||Wren & Martin|
|Objective General English||S.P Bakshi|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme ATMA 2021 Vs XAT 2021 and NMAT 2021
|Exam Pattern Characteristics||ATMA 2021||NMAT 2021||XAT 2021|
|Nature of Questions||180 MCQs||108 MCQs||97 MCQs and Descriptive type Questions|
|Total time for exam||3 Hours||2 Hours||3.5 Hours|
|Marking Scheme||Correct response adds 1 mark each and |
Wrong response deducts no Marks
|Correct response adds 3 marks each |
Wrong response deducts no Marks
|Correct response adds 1 mark each |
Wrong response deducts 14 Mark for selective 72 MCQs and Remainder 25 MCQs deducts no marks for Wrong response
Unanswered questions also carry negative marks
|Sectional Cut off Time||30 minutes for all 6 skill tests||28 minutes to 52 minutes depending upon count of questions||Sectional cut off timing varies on the basis of sections (15 mins for GK section and 165 minutes for remaining 3 sections)|
|Sectional Weightage||Analytical Reasoning skills I & II: 60 marks |
Quantitative skills I & II: 60 marks
Verbal skills I & II: 60 marks
|Quantitative Aptitude: 36 |
Logical Reasoning: 36
English Language: 36
|Data Interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude:27 |
Logical and Verbal Reasoning: 26 General Knowledge: 25
Decision Making: 21
|Deciding the exam sectional order||Not Possible||Possible||Not Possible|
ATMA Exam Preparation Tips
By knowing the ATMA syllabus and Exam pattern, one can start his/her from scratch. But another thing in the mind of the aspirants will be ‘What should I have to follow to crack the exam?’ or ‘How much minimum time of preparation is needed to give the attempt with higher accuracy?’
- The preparation strategy to be devised for cracking any exam is to know your strengths and weaknesses so that you can better your area of weakness and improvise your stronger areas to work on the accuracy.
- After the weaker ones have been made less worse, you can try to improvise the accuracy for it too.
- Always, try to cover the syllabus for three to four months and try to solve as many as mock tests or previous years question papers in order to be aware of the exam level difficulty that you might be exposed to while you take up your exam.
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ATMA Exam Mock Series
After improvising your accuracy, its now time to master the accuracy and work on your time by taking up the mock tests and previous year/ previous sessions of ATMA entrance exams conducted by ATMA.
An indicative Mock test are made available by AIMS itself, which is accessible at mocktest.atmaaims.com.
ATMA Syllabus and Exam Pattern FAQs
Ques. Which board conducts the ATMA test every year for PG level Management courses in India?
Ans. The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts the ATMA exam every year towards the admission of the candidates into PG level Management courses.
Ques. At which slot, the ATMA exams are usually conducted?
Ans. ATMA exams will be conducted in afternoon slots alone which is different from the way of conduct of CAT or XAT exams.
Ques. What is the total marks for which ATMA entrance exam is being conducted by AIMS?
Ans. AIMS conducts the ATMA entrance exam with a total of 180 marks.
Ques. What is the sectional timing allocated for each skill test in the ATMA Exam Pattern?
Ans. A sectional timing of 30 minutes is allocated to each of the skill test found in the ATMA entrance exam.
Ques. How many skill tests are there to test the various capabilities of the candidates?
Ans. There are 6 skill tests in the ATMA Entrance exam, namely, Quantitative skills I, Analytical Reasoning skills I, Verbal skills I, Quantitative skills II, Analytical Reasoning skills II, and Verbal skills II.
Ques. How is the syllabus ATMA entrance exam structured?
Ans. The syllabus of ATMA entrance exam is structured in a way to test the candidate’s capabilities in a variety of parameters in order to test whether he/ she is capable enough to take admission into the PG level of Management courses.
Ques. Has the ATMA exam pattern changed recently?
Ans. No, the ATMA exam pattern has not changed in recent years. But, any changes in the exam patterns get notified in the official site of AIMS.
Ques. How many minimum months of preparation is needed to crack the ATMA exam.
Ans. A minimum of 6 months of preparation will give you the ability to attend good attempts of the questions with good accuracy even when the question paper set of your session is difficult.
Ques. How much mark is deducted if the response chosen by the candidate is wrong or the candidate chooses two responses for a single question?
Ans. 0.25 of marks get deducted if the candidate gives wrong or double response per question.
Ques. How many sessions of ATMA take place in a calendar year?
Ans. Three to four sessions of ATMA entrance exams take place per calendar year.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.