ATMA Exam Pattern 2021

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ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of ATMA 2021 will remain unchanged. Candidates appearing for ATMA are advised to go through the ATMA exam pattern 2021 before taking the examination. ATMA 2021 exam pattern gives a fair idea about how the examination is going to be in terms of weightage of marks, a total number of questions, negative marking, nature of questions, time duration and pattern of questions.

Table of Contents
Highlights of ATMA 2021 Exam PatternATMA 2021 IBT Exam Guidelines
Section Wise Break-up of ATMA Exam Pattern 2021ATMA Marking Scheme 2021

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Highlights of ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

To know more about the exam pattern of ATMA, continue reading the information given below.

ModeBoth Online and Offline
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions180
Duration180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of Sections6
Section Names
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part 1)
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part 2)
  • Quantitative Skills (Part 1)
  • Quantitative Skills (Part 2)
  • Verbal Skills (Part 1)
  • Verbal Skills (Part 2)
  • Each multiple-choice question is followed by four answers, numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. You have to choose the correct or best answer from these four choices and then darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet/click on the right answer in the online test.
  • Each question has four options, out of which candidate has to choose one appropriate answer.
  • More than one answer marked for a particular question is considered invalid, and no marks are allotted to such answers.

ATMA 2021 Exam Guidelines

Candidates have to follow certain exam guidelines for ATMA 2021 which will be conducted in the IBT mode.

  • Candidates must have a working system with a good internet connection along with a webcam and mic
  • There should not be any background noise or disturbance
  • Students cannot leave their seat during the exam as the images, audio and video will be recorded
  • Students have to dress up in formals while taking the exam
  • ​Candidates are not supposed to open any webpage or other application on their systems during the exam and close all the pop-ups
  • Candidates are not allowed to talk during the exam
  • Candidates should not even use any electronic gadget including their phones
  • ​Since the exam will be supervised using Artificial Intelligence, students should refrain from indulging in any malpractice

Every year, the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), which is the conducting body of ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions), releases an official notification regarding ATMA. Conducted multiple times in a year on a national-level, ATMA is a gateway for admission in postgraduate management courses.

ATMA Exam Pattern

Section Wise Break-up of ATMA Exam Pattern 2021

Given below is the section-wise ATMA 2021 exam pattern which includes the number of questions in each section and the marking scheme. Candidates can refer to the table below for ATMA 2021 exam pattern.

SectionNo. of QuestionsDuration
Analytical Reasoning Skills I3030 Min
Verbal Skills I3030 Min
Quantitative Skills I3030 Min
Verbal Skills II3030 Min
Analytical Reasoning Skills II3030 Min
Quantitative Skills II3030 Min
Total180180 Minutes (3 Hours)

ATMA Marking Scheme 2021

While preparing for ATMA 2021, candidates must know the marking scheme in detail. The following table lists the marking scheme of ATMA 2021.

Question TypeObjective (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions180
For every correct answer+1 mark
For every incorrect answer-0.25 marks
For every unattempted question0 marks

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FAQs about ATMA Exam Pattern

How many options are there in each question of ATMA?

Each question of ATMA is followed by 4 answer options and candidates have to select 1 out of them.

Is ATMA exam pattern same every time the exam is conducted?

Yes, the ATMA exam pattern is the same for all candidates who appear for the exam. AIMS will notify the candidates if there are any changes well in advance of the exam.

Who releases the exam pattern of ATMA?

The exam pattern of ATMA is decided and released by its conducting body AIMS.

How many questions do each section of ATMA have?

Each section of ATMA contain 30 questions that candidates have to answer in 30 minutes.

Is ATMA conducted in the pen and paper based mode?

No, ATMA is only conducted in the Computer Based Mode. Candidates are required to visit the test centre to attempt the exam.

How many questions are asked in ATMA?

The total questions asked in ATMA are 180. Each section comprises 30 questions.

What is the mode of ATMA?

The mode of ATMA is both online and offline.

What is the medium of ATMA?

ATMA is conducted only in the English language.

What type of questions are asked in ATMA?

ATMA comprises multiple choice questions (MCQs). 4 options for answer are given for each question.

Are the sections of ATMA timed?

Yes, all the sections of ATMA are allotted a duration of 30 minutes, which brings the total duration of the exam to 3 hours.

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