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ATMA 2021 Preparation Tips: Section Wise Strategy, Books, Important Topics

ATMA Examination is conducted by AIMS that required intense preparation and is a national level examination. The test is conducted for admission into courses like MBA, PGDM, MCA etc. ATMA examination is conducted four times a year across almost 500 management institutes. Check ATMA 2021 Exam Dates

  • The exam is conducted through an online mode. It is a 3 hours examination.
  • ATMA 2021 Examination covers the area of analytical reasoning skills, verbal skills and quantitative skills in its syllabus.
  • It will be conducted in 27 cities. The question paper for ATMA Examination is divided into 6 different sections.
  • Each section consists of a total of 30 questions. Check ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Latest Updates:

  • April 21: ATMA 2021 Admit card has been out.
  • March 2: ATMA 2021 application forms have been released.
  • March 2: ATMA 2021 exam will be held on April 25, 2021

The question paper is divided into 6 sections. They are:

  • Analytical reasoning skills- I
  • Verbal skills-I
  • Quantitative skills-I
  • Analytical reasoning skills -II
  • Verbal skills -II
  • Quantitative skills -II

ATMA Syllabus

ATMA Exam 2021: Syllabus

Analytical Reasoning Skills Verbal skills Quantitative skills
  • Critical Reasoning 
  • A Course of Action 
  • Statement Interface
  • Strong-weak arguments
  • Coding decoding
  • Statement conclusion
  • Arrangements
  • Syllogisms
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • RC Passages
  • Sentence Completion
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Modern Math
  • Geometry
  • Number System
  • Average
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion Variations
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Logarithm

ATMA Last Minute Tips

ATMA Last Minute Preparation Tips

  1. Candidates who are taking the ATMA 2021 Exam from their home must maintain a few parameters in mind. For example, ensure that you choose a secluded place where no one is likely to disturb you or make noises.
  2. In order to solve the exam without any hassles, make sure you have a good internet connection with good speed. If needed, keep backup internet connection as well.
  3. Do not forget to keep the required documents such as the ATMA Admit Card with you while appearing for the test.
  4. Do not forget to revise what you already learnt and do not attempt to learn new topics at the last moment.
  5. One good way to revise is to solve ATMA Practice Papers and sample mock tests. Solving previous year question papers will improve your confidence and brush up all topics.
  6. Stay calm and do not stress out. Stressing out will only add to the probability of inadequate performance in the test and damage your health.

ATMA Sectional Preparation

ATMA 2021: Preparation Tips For Different core Areas

ATMA Analytical Reasoning

  • Critical reasoning and Analytical Understanding of the candidates are analysed in this section. 
  • The level of questions in this section is moderately difficult and attempts to test candidates ability to comprehend and interpreting a particular statement.
  •  It is advised that the candidates should regularly solve puzzles, riddles, questions on coding and decoding etc to brush up their analytical skills.

ATMA Quantitative Skills

  • This section includes basic mathematics.It tests the speed and accuracy of the candidate in solving the basic level of mathematics.
  • It is advised that the candidates must refer to their 10th and 12th mathematics syllabus. Theories of different mathematicians and formulas has great relevance in this section
  • Candidates should try learning tricks for certain categories of problems.

ATMA Verbal Skills

  • This is a reading and comprehension section.It tests the vocabulary skills of the students.
  • Candidates must focus on the usage of English and should try improving their vocabulary.
  • It is advised to focus on grammar part along with Para jumbles, phrases and idioms, word meaning etc.
  • Brush up your grammar and vocabulary skills, read magazines and newspapers, focus on editorials etc.

ATMA Expert Prep Tips

ATMA [ AIIMS Test For Management] : Preparation And Tips

It becomes very important for the students to understand every section of the syllabus, exam pattern and the marking scheme. Divising a good strategy is an essential aspect for preparation of any examination.

  • Before starting the preparation, candidates must have an idea of the examination pattern. It will help them in scheduling for a proper time table.
  • Candidates must plan a proper schedule. They must follow what they have decided in a structured manner. This will help them in avoiding any pending work and ensure a smooth go with the entire curriculum.
  • It is advised that the candidates must practice one mock paper daily to ensure a proper pace for every section. Giving quality time to every section is advisable.
  • Candidates should solve previous year question papers so that they can judge their preparation in every area. It will help them in analyzing their strong and weak areas and thus, improving them accordingly.
  • Keep a regular check on all the tricks and shortcuts that you have learnt. Revising them on a daily basis will help you in solving certain categories of questions quickly and firmly.
  • Start revision for your entire curriculum at least a month ago. Get a brief grasp over all the sections of the syllabus. 
  • Do not change your study material in between your preparations. Stick to your original study material to avoid any mess.

ATMA 2021 Preparation: Study Material

A good strategy and quality study material is very essential for preparing ATMA Examination. Choosing the best books for ATMA would be a great help for the students in qualifying the examination. Given below is the list of books that one can choose for ATMA Entrance Exam ,

  • The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT – S K Sinha
  • The Person Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations – Dinesh Khattar
  • Fast Track Arithmetic Objective – Rajesh Verma
  • The Person Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CMAT with CD – Nishit K Sinha
  • CMAT Entrance Guide with Mock Test CD 2 Edition – Disha Experts
  • Mission MBA MAT Mock Tests and Solved Papers – Tarun Goyal
  • Krishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CMAT and other MBA examinations – T.I.M.E
  • SNAP/IIFT/XAT/TISS/CMAT/NMAT/IRMA /MAT Management Entrance Tests: MBA Solved papers- Gautum Puri
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA: Entrance Examination 1st Edition Sulava
  • Master Key to MBA Entrance Examination 2009 01 Edition( paperback) –S.L Gulati , Ravi

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ATMA Preparation Books

ATMA 2021 Books for Preparation: Section-Wise

Analytical Reasoning Section (Part 1 and 2) Verbal Skills (Part 1 and 2) Quantitative Skills (Part1 and 2)
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning – R.S Aggarwal Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis Quantitative Aptitude – R.S Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning- M.K Pandey High School English Grammar and Composition – Wren and Martin Quantum CAT – Sarvesh K Verma
Verbal Reasoning – Bhupendra Kumar Singh Objective General English- R.S Aggarwal How to Prepare for Quantitative for CAT – Arun Sharma
A new to Reasoning- B.S Sijwali and S Sijwali How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT – Arun Sharma Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations- Abhijit Guha
Multi Dimensional Reasoning – Mishra Kumar and Dr Lal - NCERT Mathematics for class 9th and 10th.
Logical and Analytical Reasoning – K Gupta - -

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

ATMA 2021 : 3 answered questions

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Ques. Which MBA colleges can I apply for with ATMA scores?

● Top Answer By Asmita Khandelwal on 18 Jan 21

Ans. ATMA is one of the nationally accepted examinations for MBA/PGDM courses in India. It is recognised by AICTE and MHRD . The test clearly is focussed at aptitude oriented assessment. The paper is one of the credible national papers that helps to provide a clear cut access to a larger group of aspirants to enter good institutes. Categories ATMA Conducting Body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Exam Level National Exam Frequency 4-5 times a year Exam Mode Online Exam Duration 3 hours The paper consists of sections like verbal, quantitative and reasoning skills. No business related or subject areas knowledge is checked through the exam. It is an online objective MCQ exam focussing on assessing the higher education aptitude in the candidate with a major focus on reasoning skills.  The prospective date for the exam this time is 14 February 2021. The common colleges that are accepting the score are include -  Christ University, FIIB, New Delhi IMS Ghaziabad LN Welingkar Institute Of Management Development & Research Delhi School Of Business ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai  Indus Business Academy Bangalore Department Of Management Sciences University Of Pune, Pune IPE Hyderabad Institute Of Management Technology, Hyderabad SIESCOMS, Navi Mumbai IIMS, Pune ATMA is a score accepted by approximately 200 colleges across the country making it a feasible option to look up to. A not so tough examination opens up a lot of scope for good colleges like Welingkar, FIIB and many others.Read more
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Ques. What are the colleges accepting MBA admissions for ATMA (aims test for management admissions)?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 18 Jan 21

Ans. Aims Test For Management Admissions (ATMA) is accepted by almost more than 200 colleges in the country prominently; but it depends on the percentile scored by the candidates. The list of prospective colleges are as follows: PERCENTILE RANGE COLLEGES 80-85 Welingkar Mumbai, PUMBA, IMS Ghaziabad, Jaipuria Institute Of Management (Noida), Christ University Bangalore and SIESCOMS Mumbai 75-80 NIBM Pune, OP Jindal University, Sonepat, XIME Bangalore, SDMIMD Mysore, VIT Vellore, Indus Business School Bangalore and VJIM Hyderabad 70-75 IES Mumbai, IIMS Pune, FIIB New Delhi, DSB New Delhi, AIMS Bangalore, PES University, GITAM Hyderabad, SRM University Chennai, IES Mumbai and SSIM Secunderabad A large group of students are able to attain a good percentile in a range of 90-98 percentile. The acceptance of score is also quite good in a variety of colleges opening up a huge range of possibilities.Read more
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Ques. How much marks do toppers get in ATMA Exam?

● Top Answer By Supriya Sarkar on 18 Jan 21

Ans. The toppers score in a competitive examination depends totally on the number of candidates and their prospective scores, creating anticipation.  The general range of scores and their colleges is best described in table below: PERCENTILE RANGE COLLEGES 98-95 Welingkar Institute Of Management , DMS University Of Pune 90-85 SIES College Of Management Studies, Institute Of Public Enterprises , ITM Business School 80-75 FIIB, Entrepreneurship Development Institute Of India , Delhi School Of Business , Faculty Of Management Studies; Institute Of Rural Management and International Institute Of Management Pune. Other important details to be looked are as : The paper is of 800 marks and the score of toppers lies close to 640-650. The score is translated to percentile after score declaration. Above 600; a guaranteed 95 plus percentile is guaranteed. The scores are compiled percentile wise of three sections; quantitative skills, verbal skills and analytical skills. The target should be close to more than 120 questions plus an approach to avoid any loss of marks due to negative marking. ATMA is one of the easiest management exams , so it’s easy to score a decent percentile in it. ATMA is one of the easiest papers to look up to in the management field. It encompasses a lot of good colleges and has a light curriculum as compared to CAT. Aspirants should definitely try to score a good percentile in it.Read more
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