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ATMA Exam Pattern 2017

ATMA Exam Pattern 2017 describes its complete paper pattern, marking scheme, total marks, and distribution of marks. This year, the exam pattern for ATMA will not observe any major changes. AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is conducted to test a candidate’s aptitude in various management skills, by analyzing his comprehension, verbal reasoning, and numerical reasoning capacities.

ATMA EXAM PATTERN

Here are some quick highlights of ATMA Exam Pattern:

  • ATMA is an online exam containing 180 questions
  • All the questions are multiple choice in nature.
  • The total duration for ATMA 2017 is 3 hours.
  • ATMA Exam Pattern covers 3 key sections viz. Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills. Download  ATMA Sample Papers
  • The question paper is divided into 6 sub-sections and each section comprises of 30 questions. Each section will be allotted 30 minutes.
  • As for ATMA Marking Scheme, each correct answer will fetch you +1 mark and -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. 

Here is the section-wise paper pattern for ATMA:

SectionNo. of Questions
Verbal Skills (Paper 1)30
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Paper 1)30
Quantitative Skills (Paper 1)30
Verbal Skills (Paper 2)30
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Paper 2)30
Quantitative Skills (Paper 2)30
Total180
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ATMA 2017 (July Session) is scheduled for July 23, 2017. It is conducted for admission to post-graduate management courses such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, MCM etc. ATMA is held four times a year, under the guidance of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

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ATMA Exam Pattern Highlights

The following table represents the highlights of WBJEE Exam Pattern:

Date and Time of ATMA 2017July 23, 2017 (2-5 pm)
ATMA Exam Pattern Deciding BodyAssociation of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Exam ModeOnline
Medium of ExamEnglish
Total Questions180
Estimated Time to Spend on Each Question1 minute
Number of Answer Choices4
Total marks180 marks
Type of QuestionsObjective
Number of sections3 (Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills)
ATMA Marking Scheme

Correct answer- +1 marks

Incorrect answer- -0.25 marks


ATMA Exam Pattern 2017 for Verbal Skills

  • Questions in Verbal Ability section test a candidate’s recognition of correct grammatical usage, vocabulary, and familiarities with words, understanding and comprehension of the language (English) while reading and your ability to write clearly and briefly.
  • This can be best achieved by reading newspapers on a daily basis and watching English news channels on TV.
  • The verbal ability section contains 2 sub-sections, each of 30 marks.
  • 30 marks will be allotted to each section. 
  • As for ATMA Marking Scheme, each correct answer will fetch you +1 mark and -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. For every unattempted question, no mark will be deducted.

ATMA Syllabus for Verbal Ability

Here are all the important topics to study for the verbal skills section in ATMA. A comprehensive practice of these can fetch you excellent marks.

ATMA Syllabus for Verbal Ability
VocabularySentence Correction
Reading ComprehensionSentence Completion
Fill in the BlanksWord Meanings
SynonymsGrammar

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ATMA Preparation Books for Verbal Ability

ATMA Preparation books verbal ability

 

Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT COMMON ADMISSION TEST PaperbackAjay Singh
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay 
Official Gre Verbal Reasoning Practice QuestionsETS

ATMA 2017 Paper Analysis

  • Both the sub-sections of this category had 30 questions each.
  • The first section was dominated by Grammar questions which included the topics like determiners, verbs, prepositions, and articles, with only one questions of RC Passage.
  • The passage was of 700-800 words and the difficulty level was easy to moderate.
  • The RC Passage was followed by a set of 6 questions.
  • Section 1 also involved questions on Synonyms and Fill in the Blanks.
  • Section 2 had the questions on synonyms, correct statement and incorrect statement.
  • Candidate must not take more than 25 minutes these sections with an accuracy of 90%.
TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Fill in the Blanks5Easy
Correct Statement6Easy
Incorrect Statement10Easy
Reading Comprehension6Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (Verbs)10Easy – Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Tenses)5Easy – Moderate
Synonyms8Moderate
Fill in the Blanks (Prepositions)3Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Vocabulary)10Easy

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ATMA Exam Pattern 2017 for Analytical Reasoning Skills

  • Questions in this section test a candidate on his logical thinking. They are not necessarily based on any theorem or formula.
  • No specialized knowledge of any particular field is required for answering the questions and no knowledge of the terminology and conventions of formal logic are presumed.
  • The analytical reasoning section contains 2 sub-sections, each of 30 marks.
  • 30 marks will be allotted to each section. 
  • As for ATMA Marking Scheme, each correct answer will fetch you +1 mark and -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. For every unattempted question, no mark will be deducted.

ATMA Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning Section

Here are all the important topics to study for the verbal skills section in ATMA. A comprehensive practice of these can fetch you excellent marks.

ATMA Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning Section
Odd-one-outNumber Series
Arrangement of lettersStatement– Conclusion
Coding-DecodingSyllogism
Blood RelationsAnalogy
Visual Reasoning-

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ATMA Preparation Books for Analytical Reasoning Section

ATMA preparation books for analytical resaoning
Book NameAuthor Name/Publisher
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey
Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests Peeyush Bhardwaj 
ReasoningNeetu Singh and S.K Raju

ATMA 2017 Paper Analysis

  • Most of the questions were from verbal and logical reasoning
  • Section 1 and section 2 of the previous years ATMA Question papers had questions on Syllogisms and Arrangements, Analogies, Puzzles, Data sufficiency and Visual Reasoning Questions.
  • The Verbal Reasoning questions in section I included questions on Course of Action, Analogies, Syllogisms, True/False questions, Statement/Conclusion questions, Statement/Inference questions and Statement-Assumption question.
  • A candidate should be able to attempt 90% of the questions in this section for a good attempt and should finish this section in less than 30 minutes.
TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Analogies6Easy
Probably/definitely/True/False4Easy
Statement – Conclusion6Moderate
Statement – Inference6Easy
Statement – Assumption2Moderate – Difficult
Implicit Meaning2Moderate
Course of Action1Easy
Match the Strings6Easy
Arrangement8Easy
Logic Puzzle8Easy – Moderate
Odd Man Out4Moderate
Syllogisms7Easy

ATMA Exam Pattern 2017 for Quantitative Ability

  • Questions in this section are based on the syllabus from class X-XII. 
  • Questions related to solving inequalities, permutation, and combinations, quadratic equations and logarithm are usually clubbed in the question paper.
  • The quantitative ability section contains 2 sub-sections, each of 30 marks.
  • 30 marks will be allotted to each section. 
  • As for ATMA Marking Scheme, each correct answer will fetch you +1 mark and -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. For every unattempted question, no mark will be deducted.

ATMA Syllabus for Quantitative Ability

Here are all the important topics to study for the quantitative skills section in ATMA. A comprehensive practice of these can fetch you excellent marks.

ATMA Syllabus for Quantitative Ability
PercentageNumber System
Profit and LossAllegation
Time-Speed-DistanceAverage
Time and WorkRatio and Proportion Variation
Number SystemMensuration
Data InterpretationFunctions
Basic ArithmeticPermutation and Combination
Simple InterestProbability
AlgebraCoordinate Geometry

ATMA Preparation Books for Quantitative Skills Section

ATMA prepration books for quantive skills
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams with GK 2017 & Current Update eBooksDisha Experts
MBA-NMAT Narsee MonjeeTeam of Experts
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMsSarvesh K. Verma

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ATMA 2017 Paper Analysis

  • Looking at the pattern of the previous year's questions, the first section was dominated by Arithmetic Questions, followed by Number Problems.
  • Both the sections had 30 questions and the difficulty level varied from easy to moderate.
  • Each section had a set of 6 questions on Data Interpretation.
  • For a good attempt, one should not take more than 45-50 minutes to solve these section.
TopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Modern Math4Medium
Geometry3Easy
Numbers17Easy – Medium
Arithmetic18Easy – Medium
Algebra2Medium
Data Interpretation6Easy

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ATMA Sample Papers

  • ATMA Sample Papers 2017 help give a fair idea of how the actual exam can be expected to be. 
  • They are a great option to help you enhance your preparation strategy for ATMA.
  • All candidates appearing for ATMA must practice ATMA Mock Papers as much as possible.
  • By solving these papers, you can get familiar with ATMA Exam Pattern and difficulty level of the actual test.
  • These practice papers also help you in managing your exam time effectively.
  • The sample papers give below for download are based on latest ATMA Exam Pattern.

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Important Instructions for ATMA Exam

ATMA is held four times a year. It is an online exam. All the candidates must read all the instructions on the e-admit card carefully. Following are some instructions to be followed by the candidates taking ATMA Exam:

  • One mark will be rewarded for every correct answer.
  • All the questions will be multiple choice based questions, with four options, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Choose the correct or the best option.
  • Click “Next” to skip the present question to the next one.
  • The answer can be revised by clicking to the question number on the answer sheet on the screen.
  • Information like the time spent, attempted and unattempted questions will always be available on the screen.
  • Read all the directions before starting with the questions.
  • After answering one questions, the candidate will be automatically redirected to the next question.
  • A candidate can click on “End Test” to close the test at any point of time.
  • If the test gets disrupted at any stage, it can be restarted by logging in again.
  • If the test is restarted by the candidate, the attempted answers cannot be changed. However, the interrupted time will not be added to the total time.

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