ATMA Exam Pattern 2020

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 14 Jan, 2020 13:50 IST

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ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

ATMA 2020 exam pattern gives a fair idea about how the examination is going to be in terms of weightage of marks, total number of questions, negative marking, nature of questions, time duration and pattern of questions.

Every year, 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.

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

  • ATMA is conducted in both online and offline mode.
  • It is conducted in English language.
  • ATMA comprises of objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • 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.
  • There are 180 questions in total, which you have to attempt in 180 minutes.
  • The total duration of ATMA is 3 hours.
  • Each question has four options, out of which candidate has to choose one appropriate answer.
  • 1 mark is allotted for every correct answer, and no marks are awarded for unanswered questions.
  • 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect response.
  • More than one answer marked for a particular question is considered invalid, and no marks are allotted to such answers.
  • ATMA question paper is divided into 6 sections consisting of 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), and each section comprises of 30 questions.
  • There is no penalty for leaving an answer blank.

Break-up of ATMA Exam Pattern 2020

Question-Context related to No. Of Questions Time allotted
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 Min
Verbal Skills 30 30 Min
Quantitative Skills 30 30 Min
Verbal Skills 30 30 Min
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 Min
Quantitative Skills 30 30 Min
Total 180 180 Min (3 Hours)

ATMA Marking Scheme 2020

While preparing for ATMA 2020, candidates must know the marking scheme in detail. The following table lists the marking scheme of ATMA 2020.

Question Type Objective (MCQs)
Total Number of Questions 180
Marks for Each Question 1 mark
Negative Marking 0.25 marks

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