ATMA Exam Pattern 2020
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ATMA Exam Pattern 2020 - All India Management Association (AIMA) has released the ATMA 2020 exam pattern. As per the previous year trends, ATMA exam pattern 2020 includes six sections. ATMA 2020 for February session will be conducted on May 24, 2020. The exam pattern of ATMA 2020 remains unchanged. Students are advised to go through the ATMA exam pattern 2020 before appearing for the examination. Exam pattern of ATMA 2020 will help aspirants in preparation for examination. ATMA exam is conducted four times in a year for admission into various management programmes under participating institutes. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about the ATMA exam pattern 2020 such as features, number of sections & questions, marking scheme and syllabus.
Latest- AIMS released ATMA Result 2020 on February 13. Candidates can fill ATMA Application Form 2020 now for the May session.

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ATMA Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights



Exam mode

Online and Offline



  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - I

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - II

  • Verbal Skills - I

  • Verbal Skills - II

  • Quantitative Skills - I

  • Quantitative Skills - II

Exam duration

Three hours

Nature of questions

Objective/ Multiple Choice Questions

Mark(s) for every correct answer

1 mark

Negative marking


Total marks


ATMA Exam Pattern 2020

Exam pattern of ATMA 2020 includes the number of questions in each section and marking scheme. Students can refer to the table below for ATMA 2020 exam pattern.

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Number of questions

Time for each section

Analytical Reasoning Skills - I


30 Minutes

Analytical Reasoning Skills - II


30 Minutes

Verbal Skills - I


30 Minutes

Verbal Skills - II


30 Minutes

Quantitative Skills - I


30 Minutes

Quantitative Skills - II


30 Minutes



180 Minutes

In the exam pattern of ATMA 2020, each section will consist of 30 questions, with allotted time of 30 minutes for each section.

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Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of ATMA 2020 exam pattern is as follows:

  • For every correct answer, candidate will be given 1 mark

  • If the question is unattempted, that answer will be marked zero

  • For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • Lastly, if student marks more than one answer for a particular question, that answer will be considered incorrect.

ATMA Syllabus 2020

The authorities do not prescribe any specific syllabus for ATMA 2020. However, based on previous year trends students can get an idea about the topics that will be covered for ATMA 2020. Refer the table below to know the topics that are likely to be covered under ATMA syllabus 2020.

Analytical Reasoning Skills

Verbal Ability

Quantitative Skills

Statement– Conclusion

Reading Comprehension


Number Series

Jumbled sentences

Profit, Loss and Discount

Verbal Logic

Synonyms & Antonyms

Problems on Ages


Word meaning




Surds and Indices


Sentence completion

Coordinate Geometry

Blood Relations


Visual Reasoning

Binomial Theorem

Data Sufficiency

Set Theory

Strike the Odd one out

Simple/ Compound Interest

Arrangement of letters

Complex Numbers


Reading Comprehension







Linear Equations

Permutation and Combination

Number Systems


Time and Work

Quadratic Equations

Ratio and Proportion

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ATMA Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Is there negative marking for ATMA 2020?


As per the marking scheme scheme of ATMA 2020, for every correct answer candidate will be given 1 mark. For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. 

Question: Does ATMA exam pattern varies from session to session?


No, the exam pattern remains same throughout the yearly sessions.

Question: Is the syllabus for ATMA 2020 fixed?


No, the syllabus for ATMA 2020 varies from session to session.

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I have a 90 percentile in CMAT, 2020 and 96 percentile in ATMA, 2020. Please guide me which all colleges in Mumbai and Pune can I apply to, with these scores.

Pranav Mishra 12th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

By your percentile in competitive exams you can apply to these colleges in Mumbai and Pune

1) Welingkar Mumbai






Colleges that I have mentioned above is the best college for PGDM in Mumbai and Pune, I don't recommend any college other than these for you to apply as they are not worth it.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


which scores are considered for Pumba pharma biotech? ATMA or Graduation aggregate?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 7th Feb, 2020
To get admission in MBA Pharma Biotec in Pumba University you need to appear for AIMS test for Management Admission (ATMA). And then you need tot fill the online application form provided by the University which will be in their official website and pay the fee.And the admission is purely based on merit in ATMA.

In ATMA exam can we choose the order of sections in which we want to solve?

Shivika Tyagi 4th Feb, 2020
In ATMA exam we have six sections and 3 hrs to complete the exam. 30 questions in each section is there and 30 minutes for each section is alloted. So we can't choose the order. Like in cat after 1 hr of first section next section starts automatically, here also after 30 min another section will start automatically.
Hope it helps you. Good luck

atma syllabus for MBA in 2020 to

Mayank Chowdhary 2nd Feb, 2020

The ATMA MBA Entrance exam comprises of 3 important topics i.e. Subjects - Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Skills and Quantitative Skills.

Analytical reasoning will have 30 questions to be answered within 30 minutes. The syllabus will be blood relations, data sufficiency, verbal logic, coding decoding, Statement– Conclusion, Number Series, etc.

Verbal reasoning has 30 qsns as well. And the syllabus for the same will be as follows -

Synonyms, opposites, Basic English grammar, jumbled sentences, vocabulary, etc.

Quantitative skills will have the following topics under syllabus -

  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • Pie Chart
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
  • Bar Graph
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Series

Best wishes. thank-you.


Where I can get free mocks for Atma and mat ? please share link

Kanupriya Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

ATMA is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). There will be six sections in the 2020 paper. The February session for the same is on the 9th of February 2020. Knowing the pattern will help you with the exam and will also aid you for the mock tests. The exam is generally conducted five times a year.

Here is the link to some sample papers for the same:

The exam mode is online and offline. The six sections are as follows:

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - I
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - II
  • Verbal Skills - I
  • Verbal Skills - II
  • Quantitative Skills - I
  • Quantitative Skills - II

The paper is of three hours duration with 1 mark for every correct answer, so try to keep the time constraint in mind while solving the mock test paper. The paper is of 180 marks with each section of 30 marks with 30 questions. There is 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer as well. So while evaluating your score for the mock test, score accordingly.

MAT, also known as Management Aptitude Test is also conducted by AIMA and the first phase of the exam is generally conducted in the second or third week of February.

The link to the sample papers is as follows:

There will be a total of 200 questions and 150 minutes will be given to solve the same. There will be five sections, namely, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. Each section will consist of 40 questions each. Each correct answer will get one mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. Keep these pointers in mind while evaluating your sample papers.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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