ATMA Exam Pattern 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 20 Nov, 2018 10:35 IST

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ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern

For the aspirants of ATMA 2018, it is important that they are aware of the ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern. The exam pattern of ATMA gives a fair idea about how the examination is going to be in terms of weightage of marks, the total number of questions, negative marking, nature of questions, time duration and pattern of questions. Knowing the exam pattern will not help candidates in understanding the structure of the paper well but it will also help in the preparing for the examination. Candidates can make a good study plan considering the exam pattern and structure of ATMA. The pattern prescribed by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) can be understood in a more clear way by checking out the Previous Years’ Question Papers of ATMA. It will also help you dig out the common and probable areas of questions that might get repeated in the upcoming session.

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 2018 Exam Pattern Details

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

  • ATMA is conducted in online 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 2018

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 2018

While preparing for ATMA 2018, candidates must know the marking scheme in detail. The below table lists the marking scheme of ATMA 2018.

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

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