ATMA 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

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    ATMA 2017 was successfully conducted on May 28, 2017. It was held in online mode. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult. Most of the questions were similar to the questions asked in the last exam of ATMA. ATMA 2017 Answer Key will soon release on the official website of ATMA - AIMS Test for Management Admissions i.e. The official question paper will also be made online alongside.  

    • The paper was divided into two parts i.e. Part 1 & Part 2.
    • ATMA 2017 exam comprised three sections which are Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills.
    • It consisted of 180 questions.
    • Candidates had to solve the paper in 3 hours.
    • The questions were objective in nature.
    • The overall level of the paper was moderate to difficult.

    ATMA or AIMS Test for Management Admission is a national level examination. It is conducted for admission to post-graduate management courses such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, MCM etc. ATMA is held under the guidance of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) three times a year (February, May and July).

    Candidates check the answer key, question paper and analysis in this article. With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their marks and they will get an idea about their score.

    ATMA 2017 Answer Key

    ATMA 2017 Answer Key will be accessible online after the exam. The answer key will be available for 3 subjects viz. Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills. With the help of ATMA answer key 2017, every student has the option to estimate their approximate score. The official answer keys will be published at so students can calculate the answer in their own way. Some coaching institutes also provide unofficial ATMA Answer key 2017 which are made by their subject experts. Candidates can use the answer keys for the following reasons:

    • To know the correct answer for the questions asked in the examination
    • It requires to know the solved steps and answers for the questions
    • To evaluate the candidate’s answers with the actual answer

    Candidates can even challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools).

    How to download ATMA Answer Key 2017?

    ATMA 2017 Answer Key


    • Visit the official website i.e.
    • Homepage of AIMS will be displayed.
    • Click on AIMS ATMA 2017 Answer Key.
    • The set wise paper answer keys will appear on the screen.
    • Hit on the download button.

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    ATMA Paper Analysis 2017

    Overall structure of the ATMA exam did not vary much and was the same as that of the previous years, with 6 sections of 30 questions each. Each question had 4 options. Each question carried one mark, and 0.25 marks would be deducted for a wrong answer. The overall difficulty of the exam did not vary much from the previous ATMA exams. Most of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. The best way to maximize one’s score would have been to select questions judiciously.

    ATMA 2017 Sectional Analysis

    The analysis of each of the sections is given below.

    Sections 1 and 2: Analytical Reasoning

    There were 2 sections on analytical reasoning with 30 questions each. Both the sections had similar types of questions. As usual, this section included a mixture of Verbal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning questions.

    Sections 1 had questions on Arrangements, Analogies, Puzzles, Syllogisms and Data sufficiency.

    • Verbal Reasoning questions in section I included 1 question on Course of Action
    • 3 Analogies questions
    • 3 Syllogisms questions
    • 3 Probably/Definitely True/False questions
    • 2 Statement/Conclusion questions
    • 2 Statement/Inference questions and
    • 2 Statement Assumption question.

    Section 2 had questions on all the above-mentioned topics and included some Visual Reasoning questions as well.

    • Verbal Reasoning questions in section II included 4 Statement/Conclusion questions
    • 1 Probably/Definitely True/False question,
    • 2 Implicit meaning questions,
    • 4 Statement/Inference questions,
    • 3 Analogies and 4 Syllogisms.
    • Around 6 questions were on matching the question string with the options.
    • The level of difficulty of both sections was easy to medium.

    Sections 3 and 4: Quantitative Ability

    There were two sections on Quantitative Ability with 30 questions each. Both the sections of Quantitative Ability had similar types of questions.

    Section 3 was dominated by questions on Arithmetic. The level of difficulty of section 3 was easy-moderate.

    Section 4 was dominated by the questions on Numbers. Most questions were easy to moderate. 

    There were two sets with total 6 questions on Data Interpretation, one in each section.

    Sections 5 and 6: Verbal Ability

    There were 2 sections on Verbal Ability with 30 questions each. There were more questions on Grammar, there was only one RC passage and there were no Jumbled Paragraphs.

    Section 5

    • There were 17 Fill in the Blanks.
    • About half of them were vocabulary-based few were on tense forms and the rest were grammar based (testing knowledge of prepositions, articles, determiners and verbs).
    • There were 2 questions on synonyms, 4 on Correct Statement and 1 on Incorrect Statement.
    • There was 1 Reading Comprehension passage with 6 questions (three of them were vocabulary-based and all were simple).
    • The passage was of about 700-800 words and it was of moderate difficulty level.
    • The topic was from the book ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman.
    • However, apart from the passage, this section was quite easy and a student could have attempted around 25 questions (in about 25 minutes) with 90% accuracy.

    Section 6

    • There were 6 questions on synonyms,
    • 6 on Correct Statement and
    • 2 on Incorrect Statement.
    • There were 16 Fill in the Blanks based on prepositions, tense forms of verbs and articles which were easy.
    • A good attempt would be 24 -25 questions with 90% accuracy, in 20 minutes.

    ATMA 2017 Result

    ATMA 2017 Results for May session will be declared on June 5, 2017. Candidates can visit and enter their PID and password to check their ATMA Result. The scores in ATMA 2017 will be valid for the following academic year only. ATMA 2017 Result will solely be based on a candidate’s performance in the entrance exam.

    ATMA 2017 Score Card

    • ATMA score report for each candidate will contain four scores: viz quantitative, verbal, analytical and total.
    • These scores are based on raw scores of each candidate and are statistically scaled with reference to the entire Test population.
    • The first three scores measure different constructs and are neither comparable nor can be added to each other.
    • The scores can be easily interpreted, compared in each construct category and used for specific purposes.
    • ATMA scores cannot be compared directly to other similar Test scores.

    ATMA 2017 Cut Off

    Cut off is minimum marks secured from the candidates to get shortlisted and called for admission process. Every candidate can secure the minimum marks for qualifying in the exam, the ATMA 2017 cut off will be announced by ATMA participating institutions on their respective web page. The cut off marks are depending on some of the factors using for evaluating the cut off for all qualified candidates. The factors are,

    • Number of candidates appeared in the exam.
    • Number of seat availability for admission from ATMA 2017 examination.
    • The difficulty level of questions asked from the exam.
    • Number of candidates qualified in the exam.
    • Section wise cut off marks will be provided.
    InstituteATMA 2017 Cut off
    Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (IMS, Ghaziabad)70
    Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS)60
    Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Sector-5, Rohini60
    AIMS Institute60
    G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research (GLBIMR)50
    Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune (KIAMS)50
    ICBM- School of Business Excellence (ICBM-SBE)50
    Fortune Institute of International Business50
    SCMS Cochin School Of Business (SCMS Cochin)50



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