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ATMA 2017 Feb 12 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - April 07, 2017

ATMA 2017 has been successfully conducted on February 12, 2017. It was held in offline mode. Most of the questions were similar to the questions asked in the last exam of ATMA. The paper was divided into two parts i.e. Part 1 & Part 2. ATMA 2017 exam comprised three sections which are verbal ability, quantitative aptitude and Analytical reasoning. It consisted of 180 questions. Candidates had to solve the paper in three hours. The questions were objective in nature. The overall level of the paper was moderate. 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 & question Paper

Candidates eagerly waiting for answer key can check the answer key and question paper here. We will update it soon once it is available. They can analyze their exam performance with the help of answer key. ATMA 2017 Answer Key is made available by Association of Indian Management School (AIMS).

ATMA 2017 Overall Analysis

This national level management entrance test is held four times in a year. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The questions were asked from six different sections and each section had 30 questions with sectional time limit of 30 minutes. Each question carried one mark. There was negative marking of one- third marks for wrong answers. The quantitative aptitude section was time consuming.


SectionsNo. of questionsTime duration
Analytical Reasoning Skills3030 minutes
Verbal Skills3030 minutes
Quantitative skills3030 minutes
Analytical Reasoning Skills3030 minutes
Verbal Skills3030 minutes
Quantitative skills3030 minutes

Sectional Analysis

Here, we are discussing the section wise analysis for both parts. There was no fixed sequence of the section in the test.

Analytical Reasoning

This was the toughest section in ATMA 2017. It comprised data sufficiency, Input- output, circular arrangement, statements & conclusions, deductions, cause & effect etc. topics in the exam. Questions on deductions were tough this year which was based on possibility model. Any score above 30 marks for both the sections combined will be a good one. Check the following table for the questions asked in both sessions as mentioned below:


Puzzle on circular arrangement5
Puzzle on distribution5
Data sufficiency5
Input- output5
Coding- decoding5
Statements & Conclusions6
Cause & effect4
Strong & weak arguments5
Course of Action questions5
Cause & Effect5

Verbal Skills

The reading comprehension passage was simple and easier to score than other questions. Passage 3 & 4 were time consuming. Candidates found para completion questions a little bit difficult. It needed good comprehension & understanding of basic grammar. The overall difficulty of verbal ability section was easy to moderate.


Comprehension 15
Comprehension 25
Comprehension 310
Comprehension 410
Synonyms & Antonyms5
Fill in the blanks6
Para completion questions5
Error in a sentence4
Sentence completion5

Quantitative Aptitude

Total 60 questions were asked in this section. The questions were simple and straight forward. The difficulty level of this section was also easy to moderate. The questions from charts were quite easy to attempt and carried highest weightage of marks in this section. Candidates can easily score more than 40 marks they attempted properly.


Percentage, P & L5
Simple & compound interest2
Average, mixtures2
Time & distance4
Geometry & Mensuration2
Time & Work2
Number series5
Probability & Statistics12



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