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How to Prepare for ATMA 2022

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 28 Oct, 2021 14:21

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How to Prepare for ATMA 2022

Candidates who plan to take ATMA 2022 must start covering all the important topics to score good marks. For the best preparation, the candidates are suggested to start solving ATMA Previous Year Question Papers and ATMA Mock Test Papers for better knowledge regarding the ATMA 2022 syllabus. The 180 questions, which will be asked in ATMA 2022, will assess the Verbal skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, and Quantitative skills of the applicants over a duration of 180 minutes (3 hours). For the benefit of the aspirants, CollegeDekho has shared section-wise preparation tips that will help them excel in ATMA 2022.

Preparation Tips for ATMA

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ATMA 2022 Section-wise Preparation Tips

Preparation Tips for Analytical Reasoning

This section will test the candidate’s ability to analyse and assimilate a given statement and reach a conclusion on the basis of their understanding. This section will be divided into Analytical Reasoning Skills Part-I and Part-II and the candidates will have 60 minutes to try and attempt 60 questions in this section. To perform well in this section, the candidates must start solving riddles and puzzles.

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Skills

This section will contain 60 questions divided into two parts. The maximum time that will be allotted to the candidates to complete the section is 60 minutes. For the best preparation, the candidates must start solving questions from Mathematics textbooks prescribed by NCERT. Learning shortcuts, attempting mock test papers and solving previous year ATMA papers will provide an edge to the candidates.

Preparation Tips for Verbal Ability

This section will be divided into two parts, Verbal Ability/English Usage and Reading Comprehension. This section will also consist of 60 questions in total which the candidates must aim to solve within the allotted time period of 60 minutes. To ace this section, the candidates must polish their vocabulary and Grammar skills with the help of magazines, newspapers along with basic Grammar books to strengthen their fundamentals.

General Tips and Tricks for ATMA 2022 Preparation

Here are some general tips for the aspirants preparing for ATMA 2022. The applicants must:

  • Have a fair idea about the ATMA syllabus, ATMA 2022 Exam pattern and marking scheme.

  • Identify and sort their strong and weak areas section-wise.

  • Buy ATMA 2022 Best books and study material.

  • Solve ATMA 2022 mock test papers and ATMA previous year papers.

  • Learn the formulas and shortcuts.

  • Improve vocabulary by noting down new words they come across in a newspaper/magazine.

Important Instructions for ATMA 2022

Following are the important exam instructions for the candidates to follow in ATMA 2022:

  • The question booklet, as well as the answer sheet, will be supplied by the exam conducting authority. You should bring two HB pencils, one eraser, one pencil sharpener and one ballpoint pen.

  • You should also bring a specimen answer sheet given in the bulletin / on the website. This will help you to fill the information on the actual answer sheet in the examination hall.

  • Please bring the ATMA admit card and identity card (undetached) with photographs pasted in the space provided, when you come to appear for the ATMA. You have to put your signature on the line for Applicant’s Signature only in the presence of the invigilator in the examination hall.

  • Please ensure that the photographs on both the admit card and identity card are verified and signed by invigilator in the examination hall.

  • Admit card for ATMA should be given to the Invigilator and identity card should be retained by you.

  • You have to download your ATMA admit card from the website by using the login credentials.

Other Information

  • All rough work/calculations can be done in the test booklet itself and not in the answer sheet or elsewhere. Books, notepapers, calculators, slide-rules, mobile phones, and other electronic devices are not permissible. Giving/seeking/receiving help in any manner during the Test is prohibited.

  • ATMA admit card is valid when the photograph of the candidate is pasted on it and produced with a photo ID proof.

  • Possession of mobile phones even in switch off mode is not allowed in the exam. Do not bring mobile phones to the test centers as there is no arrangement for safekeeping.

  • You are not allowed to carry calculators, statistical tables, laptop computer or gadgets to the examination hall.

  • You have to report at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.

  • In all Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each question will have only one correct or most appropriate answer. The answer must be indicated by selecting the checkbox provided at the left side of the options.

  • Ensure that your test invigilator signs in the space provided on your ATMA admit card.

  • Use of unfair means, disobedience of instructions, arguing or threatening the examination officials, cheating, etc. will be treated as malpractice. This may lead to the cancellation of your examination.

ATMA 2022 Important Topics

Given below are the various sections and the important topics for ATMA 2022 exam.


Important Topics

Analytical Reasoning 

Deduction, Data Sufficiency, Distribution, Circular Arrangement, Input-Output, Coding and Decoding, Statements and Conclusions, Strong & Weak Arguments, Course of Action, Cause & Effect, Inference

Verbal Ability

Synonyms, Para Jumbles, Idioms, Sentence Completion, Fill in the blanks, Error Identification


Equations, Variation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss,  Numbers, Partnership, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Geometry & Mensuration, Time & Work, Number Series, Quantitative Comparison, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Statistics, Pie Charts, Time & Distance

Best Books for ATMA 2022 Preparation

ATMA is designed to estimate the capabilities of the students to study Master in Business Administration or MBA in the top B-Schools of India. In order to achieve the best result in ATMA, here are a few curated books, reviewed & suggested by subject matter experts for cracking the ATMA exam.

  • Krishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by Time

  • Arithmetic For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations (Paperback) by Time

  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA: Entrance Examination 1st Edition (Paperback) by Sulava

  • Mission MBA - MAT: Solved Papers 2013-2011 1st Edition (Paperback) by Tarun Goyal BS Sijwalii

  • Master Key To MBA Entrance Exam 2009 01 Edition (Paperback) by S. L. Gulati, Ravi

  • Study Package for CMAT by Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay

  • CMAT Entrance Guide with Mock Test CD 2 Edition by Disha Experts

  • SNAP / IIFT / XAT / TISS / CMAT / NMAT / IRMA / MAT Management Entrance Tests: MBA Solved Papers by Gautam Puri

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FAQs about ATMA Preparation Tips

Is coaching necessary to clear ATMA?

No, coaching is not necessary for ATMA preparation. You will be able to clear the exam with self-preparation. You can refer to the preparation tips provided by the toppers to get some additional help for exam preparation.

What type of questions are asked in the ATMA exam?

You can refer to previous years question papers of ATMA to know the type of questions which can be expected in the exam.

What is the importance of checking the exam pattern for ATMA preparation?

Checking the exam pattern of ATMA will allow you to know the section-wise weightage of ATMA exam. Besides this, it will also help you know about the marking scheme.

When should I start preparing for the ATMA exam?

You are advised to start preparing for the ATMA exam at least 5-6 months before the exam.

What are the preparation strategies for ATMA?

You are advised to check the syllabus of the exam to know all the important topics that will be covered in the exam. Besides this, you are also advised to check the exam pattern to know the marking scheme.

How to prepare for ATMA?

You can start your preparation by preparing a schedule so that all the sections of the exam can be covered. Besides this, you can check the preparation strategies provided on this page to know exam wise strategy for ATMA exam.

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