AIMS ATMA 2018 - Exam Pattern & Syllabus

ATMA is one of the most credible exams for admission in numerous business schools spread all over the country. The exam pattern for ATMA 2018 is as follows:

ATMA 2018: Exam Pattern

The question paper comprises of a total of 180 multiple choice questions to be answered in three hours. That is, on an average there is 1 minute to answer 1 question. There are four answer choices for each question and the student has to choose the correct option. There is provision for negative marking, and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The question paper is divided into six parts, as follows:

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No. Section No. of Questions Allotted Time (mins)
I Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
II Verbal Skills 30 30
III Quantitative Skills 30 30
IV Verbal Skills 30 30
V Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
VI Quantitative Skills 30 30
   Total 180 180


The Test contains Questions on three abilities or skills. These are

      • Analytical Skills
      • Quantitative Skills
      • Verbal Skills

      ATMA: Analytical Skills

      The analytical reasoning questions are not based on any particular formula or theorem. Only constant practice of such type of questions, logical thinking and reasoning aptitude can get you to solve such questions quickly and effectively.

      The Questions on Analytical Skills examine the logical thinking abilities of a candidate. Do remember that a particular Question is less important than the reasoning task you are asked to perform.

      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.

      In the Questions on Analytical Skills you need to analyze the situations on which each Question is based and then select the answer choice that is most appropriate response to the question. Each set of Question or group of Questions is based on a passage or set of conditions.

      In answering some of the Questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram. For each Question, select the best answer from the choices given; darken the corresponding circle provided in the answer sheet.

      ATMA: Quantitative Skills

      This section consists of questions based on high school Mathematics. Thus, examinees should concentrate on quick solving tricks of school level mathematics. Along with this, questions related to solving inequalities, permutation and combinations, quadratic equations and logarithm are usually clubbed in the question paper.

      For each of the Questions in Quantitative Skills, select the correct or the best of the answer choices numbered (1) (2) (3) and (4) and darken the respective circle of your choice provided in the answer sheet.

      Number: All numbers are real numbers.
      Figures: Position of points, angles, regions, etc., can be assumed to be positive.
      Lines drawn as straight can be assumed to be straight.

      Figures that accompany questions are intended to provide information useful in answering the questions. However, unless it is stated a specific figure is not drawn to scale; the diagrams and figures are drawn as accurately as possible, you should solve these problems NOT by estimating sizes by sight or by measurement, but using your knowledge of mathematics.

      ATMA: Verbal Skills

      The questions on verbal skills test your recognition of correct grammatical usage, vocabulary and familiarities with words, your understanding and comprehension of the language (English) while reading and your ability to write clearly and briefly.

      Verbal skills can be achieved by regular newspaper reading and watching of news channels and keeping updated with current affairs. A good personal attitude is also required for this skill.

      Candidates are short listed on the performance in written test and other institute specific criterion. Short listed candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview by the institute(s) where the students' have applied.

      Each Candidate has the option to choose three management institutes where he/she would like the score to be reported. If a student wants his score to be sent to more institutes, he/she should pay the prescribed amount for each additional institute.

      The ATMA score after processing of the results will be sent to the management institutes chosen in the form and to the candidates as a scorecard.

      ATMA 2018: Syllabus

      I. Analytical Reasoning Skills

      These questions analyze the logical thinking capabilities of the candidate and there are no specific set of verticals from which the question will be asked in this section. The questions will be mostly based on a passage or a set of conditions.

      II. Quantitative Skills

      The quantitative skill test analyzes the ability of the candidate to solve quantitative problems in the following areas. Number System, Average, Allegation, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest, Ratio & Proportion Variations, Time & work, Time, Speed & Distance, Geometry, Mensuration, Functions, Set Theory, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Progression, Inequalities, Coordinate Geometry, Quadratic Equation, Logarithm.

      III. Verbal Skills

      This section involves reading comprehension, sentence correction, word meaning and sentence completions.

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