ATMA Exam Pattern 2019
Vikas Gaur, 03 Jan 2019, #ATMA
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ATMA Exam Pattern 2019 - Being the conducting body of the exam, All India Management Association (AIMS) prescribes the exam pattern of ATMA 2019. The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2019 February session will be conducted on February 17 in both offline and online mode. The ATMA exam pattern 2019 will remain the same for both the modes. Candidates who are planning to appear for the exam must check the complete ATMA 2019 exam pattern to prepare for it. ATMA is conducted several times a year for the admissions to management programmes at various participating institutes. ATMA 2019 score will be accepted by 200 institutions approximately. Aspiring management candidates can check all the information related to the exam pattern of ATMA 2019 such as number of questions, marking scheme and exam duration, etc. 

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Mode of the exam

Online & offline

Total number of Questions


Total number of Sections


Question Paper Type


Total Marks


Marks per Question


Duration of the exam

3 hours (180 mins)

Exam language


Let’s have a look at the pattern of the exam section-wise and number of questions in each section and how much time is assigned to a particular section. 

ATMA 2019 Exam Pattern - Sectionwise


No. of Questions

Allotted Time (mins)

Analytical Reasoning Skills - I



Verbal Skills - I



Quantitative Skills - I



Verbal Skills - II



Analytical Reasoning Skills - II



Quantitative Skills - II






As the table above explains, the exam is majorly divided into three sections. However, each section is repeated twice making it the total number of sections six. Each section carries 30 questions, total 180 questions, to be answered within the duration of 180 minutes. 

Marking Scheme - Every correct answer will get 1 mark and every incorrect answer will lead to negative marking. Candidates are advised to attempt the questions they are sure about. Let’s check at the complete marking pattern of the exam. 

  • Each correct answer will get one mark.

  • All unanswered questions will get zero marks. A negative score will be given for an incorrect answer.

  • For each incorrect answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks (1/4th of the allotted marks to a question).

  • If a candidate gives more than one answer for a question, it will be treated as an incorrect answer and negative marking will be applied. 

AIMS provide free ATMA mock tests for the candidates. To solve the mock tests, candidates need to register on the official website of AIMS with a valid email address. To download the mock test, candidates will simply need to login with email id and password.

The sections given in the exam cover a lot of topics. Candidates need to know the topics in order to prepare for the exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of the exam.

ATMA Syllabus 2019

AIMS doesn’t release any specific syllabus for ATMA exam. Based on the previous years’ data, we have compiled some of the topics covered under each section.

Sectionwise ATMA 2019 Syllabus



Analytical Reasoning Skills

Blood Relations, Analogy, Visual Reasoning, Arrangement of letters, Number Series, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Statement– Conclusion, etc.

Verbal Skills

Reading Comprehension, Word Usage, Sentence Correction, Synonyms, Idioms, Antonyms, Jumbled Paragraph, Summary Questions, Para completion, etc.

Quantitative Skills 

Number Systems, LCM and HCF, Probability, Functions, Percentages, Logarithm, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Averages, Time and Work, etc.

ATMA 2019 February session will be conducted on February 17, 2019. The application form of ATMA 2019 has already been released and the last date is February 11. The admit card will be released from February 13. 

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