ATMA 2019 Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key & Cut Off

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    ATMA 2019 for February session was successfully held on February 17, 2019. The exam is being conducted successfully every year since 2000 and the scores are used in admissions process as a dependable predictor of aspirant’s performance in postgraduate management programs.

    • ATMA Cut off will release category and course wise on the official website of each of the participating institutes.
    • QA was dominated by questions on Arithmetic. The level of difficulty was easy-moderate. Check ATMA Paper Analysis (Detailed)
    • There were two sets with total 6 questions on Data Interpretation, one in each section.
    • There was 1 Reading Comprehension passage with 6 questions (three of them were vocabulary-based and all were simple).
    • The overall difficulty of the exam did not vary much from the previous ATMA Exams

    ATMA Result for February session has been declared on February 22, 2019 at There are 89 participating institutes, whereas over 200 institutes accept ATMA scores for admissions to MBA, PGDM and MCA. Selection will be done on the basis of merit prepared after considering the overall performance of candidate.

    ATMA 2019 February Question Paper

    • ATMA Question Paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from three sections: Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Skills.
    • The test must be attempted within the duration of three hours.
    • For every correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 1 marks whereas for each incorrect answer, a negative marking of 0.25 mark will be practiced.
    • Candidates need not attempt every section as per the given order. They can choose to attempt any section during the stipulated time.
    SectionsNumber of QuestionsAllotted Time
    Analytical Reasoning (PART 1)3030 minutes
    Analytical Reasoning (PART 2)3030 minutes
    Verbal Skills (PART 1)3030 minutes
    Verbal Skills (PART 2)3030 minutes
    Quantitative Aptitude (PART 1)3030 minutes
    Quantitative Aptitude (PART 2)3030 minutes
    Total180180 minutes/ 3 hours

    ATMA 2019 Answer key

    Candidates can access ATMA 2019 answer key few days after the exam. The answer key will be uploaded for all the three subjects- Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills and Quantitative Aptitude. Students can estimate the approximate score can score. Candidates can check the answer keys, ones available through the following procedure:

    • Visit the official website i.e.
    • Enter the required credentials i.e. Application ID and Password.
    • Then, click on submit button. ATMA 2019 answer key will be displayed.
    • Download the Answer key and match answer with your answer.
    • Take a print out for future reference.

    Challenging ATMA 2019 Answer key

    In case of any discordance, applicants can also challenge the answers provided in the key. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools). 

    ATMA 2019 Paper Analysis

    Although every year difficulty level and pattern of the test does not fluctuate much, candidates must practice previous year questions sets to attempt maximum questions correctly. Each question will have four options. Every year, each section ranges from easy to moderate level questions. 

    SubjectTopics CoveredNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
    Analytical ReasoningPuzzle (based on circular arrangement)5Easy to Moderate
    Puzzle on distribution5
    Data Sufficiency5
    Input Output5
    Coding & Decoding5
    Statements & Conclusions6
    Cause & Effect4
    Strong & Weak arguments5
    Course of Actions5
    Cause & Effect5
    Verbal SkillsReading Comprehension 15Moderate to Difficult
    Reading Comprehension 25
    Reading Comprehension 310
    Reading Comprehension 410
    Idioms & Phrases5
    Error Detection4
    Fill in the blanks6
    Sentence Completion5
    Para Completion5
    Synonyms & Antonyms5
    Quantitative AptitudeEquations (Simplification)5Moderate to Difficult
    Percentage (based on Profit & Loss)5
    Simple & Compound Interest2
    Mixtures & Alligations1
    Time & Distance4
    Time & Work2
    Number Series5
    Probability & Statistics12
    Inequalities & Comparison5
    Data Interpretation14

    ATMA 2019 Cut Off

    Aspirants must secure minimum marks (Cut Off) so that they are shortlisted for the further admission process. Cut off for each participating institute will be announced by ATMA on their respective web portals. Cut off marks may vary for each institute, depending on various aspects, as stated below:

    • Total qualifying candidates.
    • Number of candidates qualified in the exam.
    • Number of seat availability for admission to institute through ATMA 2019 exam.
    • The difficulty level of question paper.

    In the following table, ATMA Cut off 2019 is mentioned, based on previous years cut off analysis.

    InstituteATMA 2019 Expected Cut Off
    Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai97+
    Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur97
    Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (iFEEL), Pune95
    University School of Business Chandigarh University, Gharuan90+
    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi90+
    JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur93
    NIILM – Centre for Management Studies, Greater Noida87+
    Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (IMS, Ghaziabad)70
    Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Gandhinagar97
    FLAME School of Business, Pune,85
    Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Sector-5, Rohini60
    Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Bangalore80
    Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi85+
    Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM), Kolkata90
    Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar88
    Sinhgad Technical Education Society, Pune85
    MITCON Institute of Management, Pune90
    Indus Business School, Bangalore80
    Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies & Research, Navi Mumbai96
    Sinhgad Institute of Business Management, Mumbai90+
    Acharya School of Management, Bangalore75+
    Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad85+
    Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad88
    M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore98+

    Admission Process after Result Declaration

    • The admission to any participating college of ATMA will be based on the total marks a candidate scores in all selection rounds.
    • These scores are valid for one year only. Candidates can opt for any five colleges they want to take admission in.
    • Candidate’s admissions to these institutions are solely decision of the institute.
    • The candidate should write to ATMA Office directly indicating the institutions to which his/ her scores should be sent, with a fee of INR 100/- per Institution.
    • The ATMA Office will send these scores within a week of the receipt of the request.

    Students are expected to apply directly to the various Institutions for their Admission Bulletins and Application Forms, within the deadlines for admissions to each Institution.



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