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The paper analysis of ATMA 2021 will be provided in this section as soon as the exam has been conducted. All the candidates who appear for ATMA 2021 will be able to check the analysis of the exam here. The difficulty level of the entrance examination along with the type of questions asked will be explained in detail. The section-wise paper analysis of ATMA 2021 will be updated here for the candidates to refer to.
Going through the paper analysis of ATMA 2021 will help the test takers in understanding the exam and where they stand with respect to their performance. They will also get an idea of the score they can expect and the colleges to which they can apply. All ATMA 2021 applicants must keep checking this section to understand the detailed section-wise paper analysis and difficulty level of the exam.
Exam date: 20 Mar, 2021
Candidates can check the paper analysis of ATMA 2020 here. The detailed analysis and difficulty level of all the sections of ATMA 2020 have been explained here.
Section of ATMA 2020
Analytical Reasoning Skills Part I
22 - 25
Verbal Skills Part I
20 - 22
Quantitative Skills Part I
Moderate to Difficult
18 - 22
Analytical Reasoning Skills Part II
Moderate to Difficult
22 - 25
Verbal Skills Part II
20 - 22
Quantitative Skills Part II
18 - 22
|Moderate to Difficult||135 - 145|
Check the analysis of all the sections of ATMA 2020 here:
The ATMA or AIMS Test for Management Admission 2018 was conducted in a computer-based format on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in various cities across the country. ATMA is conducted in both online and offline modes on different dates. In ATMA, (Objective) Multiple Choice type questions are asked from candidates. For offline mode, the correct answers have to be marked on the OMR answer sheet. Using blue or black ink ball point pen only to mark the answers is a must.
The paper has 6 sections carrying a total of 180 questions. In case of offline test, one has to attempt each section in serial order. However, the computer-based exam has no such requirement. All the questions, which cover topics including Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills, have to be attempted within a duration of 3 hours.
For every multiple-choice question, you have to choose the correct or best answer from the four choices available. The four answers are numbered as 1, 2, 3 and 4. In case of paper-based test, you have to darken the oval in the answer sheet whereas you have to click on the right answer in the computer-based test. In the question paper, you will see that the questions are numbered serially starting from 1 and ending at 180. You must begin with answering the first question of each section and proceed in a sequential manner.
For every right answer, one mark is awarded. A zero score is given to a question that had not been answered. For every wrong or incorrect answer, a negative score 0.25 is subtracted. Therefore, one mark is deducted from the total score for four wrong answers.
ATMA is a national-level exam, which is taken by management aspirants for admission to programmes such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, MCM etc. Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) is the official conducting body of ATMA and it is held multiple times in a year.
You may check the ATMA 2018 Answer Key now that the exam has been conducted. With the help of answer key, you can calculate your probable marks and get an idea of how you performed in the exam. The last ATMA 2018 examination was conducted on 14th January, 2018 in a paper-based format.
Number of questions
Analytical Reasoning skills
Analytical Reasoning skills
ATMA exam is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India. The exam pattern of ATMA exam has remained similar as compared to previous years ATMA exams. The paper was divided into 2 parts, each part having 1 Quant, 1 Analytical Reasoning and 1 Verbal section. The ATMA test is conducted online and the duration of each part is 90 minutes, and the students have no option to go back to the first part once the second part has started. However, individual sections are not timed during the ATMA exam. There are 170 questions in total: 85 questions each in Part I & Part II to be attempted in 180 minutes. Negative mark of 1/3 is deducted for every wrong answer. One minute gap is usually given between the parts. Students with a valid ATMA score can apply to Master of Business Administration/ MBA course across top MBA colleges in India.
No. of questions: 50 (25 in each section)
Synonyms (Word pairs)
Fill in the Blanks
Para Completion Questions (PCQs)
Error identification in bold part of a sentence
Sentence completion questions
The RC passages were simple and the questions following them were also easy to answer. The RC questions in Part 1 were relatively easier to score when compared to the RC questions in Part 2. The VA questions in Part 2 were of slightly difficult as compared to those in Part 1. The PCQs were a bit difficult and needed good comprehension and understanding of grammar tools. The Fill in the blanks had simple options. Two out of three idiom questions were simple. Idiom questions were asked in both the sections with a difference in question type. The vocab questions were simple. Both the sections, part 1 and 2 (RC and VA) needed around 20 minutes each and a combined score of 30+ can be good enough for some of the good schools.
No. of questions – 60 (in both sections put together)
The questions given on Quantitative Skills in ATMA this year is along the lines of previous ATMA papers. The questions given in Part -I are simple and straightforward, while the questions given in Part II are time-consuming and a few of them are application oriented.
The following table describes the difficulty level of various types of questions in Quant part.
Equations, Ratio - Proportion & Variation
37 - 39
Percentages, Profit & Loss & Partnership
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Average, Mixtures & Alligation
Time & Distance
Geometry & Mensuration
Time & Work
P & C, Probability and Statistics
Charts + Caselet
Most of the questions were straightforward with simple concepts and direct application. About 30 minutes will be needed in each of the parts for this section and any score above 35-40 for both the sections combined can be considered to be good.
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No. of questions: 60 (in both sections put together)
Analytical - Reasoning
Puzzle on Circular arrangement
Puzzle on Distribution
Coding and Decoding
Statements & Conclusions (Inequalities)
Cause and Effect
Strong and weak Arguments
Course of Action Questions
Cause & Effect
Though this section has questions on predictable patterns, this is the toughest section in the exam, relatively. The students needed good exposure and practice to crack the questions in these sections. Questions on deductions were tough this year which were based on possibility model. Overall, 35-40 minutes will be needed in each of the part of this section. Any score above 30 for both the sections combined will be a good one.
If compared to other MBA competitive exams in India, ATMA exam's difficulty level lies somewhere in the middle. But if you intend to take admission in the top B School in India, you have to ensure that you fare amongst the top rung of the 2017 ATMA results to study a PGDM or MBA course. Nevertheless, you should be well prepared not just with the syllabus, but with important notifications like:
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