ATMA Preparation Tips and Analysis over the Years
ATMA or the AIMS Test for Management Aptitude (ATMA) is the MBA entrance exam conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). The exam is conducted 5 times a year in February, May, July, August and December. Though earlier the exam was conducted once a year in the traditional paper pencil based format has been now transformed into computer based format, multiple times in a year.
According to Dr. Apoorva Palkar, Chairperson, ATMA, the decision to conduct the test multiple times in computer based format was taken in order to offer more opportunity to the MBA aspirants to gain admission in around 100 B-schools of India. The ATMA December 2013 scores will be accepted by 91 B-schools in India. As per the past ATMA registration trends, it is expected that ATMA December 2013 will have around 12,000 applicants.
For any doubts and questions related to the exam pattern, preparation and other related queries, students can call the ATMA December 2013 Exam Helpline at 011-40360360.
ATMA December 2013 Important Dates
Closing of ATMA December Bulletin Distribution
Saturday, November 30, 2013 (1 pm)
ATMA December 2013 Registration Ends on
Monday, December 2, 2013 (5 pm)
Last date of reprint of filled-in application forms
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Downloading of ATMA December 2013 Admit Cards
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
ATMA December 2013 Exam
Sunday, December 8, 2013
ATMA December 2013 Result
Monday, December 16, 2013
ATMA Pattern and Structure
Though the format of the ATMA exam has shifted from paper pencil based test to a computer based test, the pattern and structure remained the same over the years. The paper structure is as follows:
Number of Questions
Analytical Reasoning Skills
Analytical Reasoning Skills
There is 1 mark for each correct question and 1/3 negative marking. It is a multiple choice question pattern where each question is followed by 4 choices.
Till last year, (ATMA 2012), the total number of questions was 170 owing to the fact that there were 25 questions in the Verbal Skills sections. However, apart from this minor change in the pattern, the difficulty level, question type or analysis, there has not been any major change in the exam introduced by AIMS.
The in depth analysis will give you the details of the exam type.
The exam is divided into two parts, each containing 1 section on Quant, Verbal and Reasoning areas. The duration of each part is 90 minutes. The sections and the parts are time bound. Now that ATMA has turned computer based, the sections as well as the parts, both have become time bound. Hence, time management is necessary while solving the test.
Let us have a look at the detailed section wise analysis.
Combining the number of sections in both the parts, the number of questions in the section is 60. While the part 1 of the exam is generally simple in nature, the part 2 of the exam is of more difficult level. You will get 1 hour to solve the section across both the parts. The overall difficulty level is moderate. The areas and the topics of Quantitative Skills section is as follows:
Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Variation
Percentage, Profit & Loss, Partnership
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Average, Mixture and Alligation
Time & Distance
Geometry & Mensuration
Time & Work
Permutation & Combination
Most of the questions were very straight forward with only simple concepts and their direct application.
The difficulty level of this section was tough. According to the experts, the questions came from the known areas but the difficulty level was on the higher side. The questions were asked broadly on two areas, Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning. The topics of the questions are as follows:
- Circular Arrangement
- Data Sufficiency
- Coding and Decoding
- Statements & Conclusion (Inequalities)
Cause & Effect
Strong & Weak Arguments
Course of Action
Cause & Effect
In this section, the questions on Deduction were the toughest. These were based on the Possibility model.
Like the other MBA entrance exam, the section is divided among Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability/English Usage. The difficulty level was moderate. In the RC area, there were 4 passages. In the English Usage area, the topics are as follows:
Synonyms (word pair)
Fill in the blanks
Para Formation Questions (PFQs)
The RC questions were easy in nature. The Verbal Ability questions in Part 2 of the exam were a bit tougher than that of Part 1. The PFQ questions were tougher compared to the other topics. The other topics like Fill in the blanks, idioms, sentence completion and vocabulary questions were quite simple in nature.
ATMA December 2013 Preparation Tips
ATMA preparation would not take much of an effort for you if you have taken the similar MBA entrance exams. A basic level of understanding of the sections and topics is required. In case you have taken or planning to take MAT or CMAT, then preparing for ATMA would not be much difficult. The difficulty level of ATMA is comparable to these exams. However, unlike MAT or CMAT, there is no General Awareness section in the exam.
For the Quantitative Skills section, the preparation can be done by solving the mock tests or questions from NCERT or Secondary and Higher Secondary level mathematics text books. If you want to obtain a high score, you can solve the past years ATMA or CAT question papers.
The Analytical and Critical Reasoning section preparation can be done by solving puzzles and riddles. The Verbal Skills preparation will be the same as other exams since the question types and pattern are uniform. Having a grip over the grammar and vocabulary would be an added advantage for you.
Questions related to ATMA
I have got 92percent in best four subject I am from general category can I get admission in atma Ram sanatan dharma college in b com honours
Hope you're doing well.
As, bachelor of commerce is one of the highest demanded programmes in university of delhi, it's cut off is always high. Though the cut offs change every year according to the circumstances and various factors, such as no of students willing to take admission, the competition levels, cut off trends, etc. For atma ram sanatan dharma college, last year the cut off for general category for bcom, the admissions were closed at around 93-94 percent.
Hope this helps you.
my desire to take admission in b com hons in atma ram college in South campus I am from commerce stream and I will add p education in top four subject and I will ready to face deduction of my percentage
The eligibility criteria for B.Com (Hons) in Delhi University is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics/Business Mathematics with 50% aggregate and must have passed in English/Hindi with minimum 60% aggregate. The best subjects that should be included along with English/Hindi from list B are
- Business Studies/ Commerce.
If any subject is mentioned for best three which is not in list B then there will a deduction of 2.5% on the aggregate of best four. Physical education is not listed in list B so if you include this subject then 2.5% will be deducted.
which are the best colleges that accept Atma score for mms program in Maharashtra? and is their admission process carry out through cap round?
ATMA and MAT score is not accepted by Maharashtra based MMS Colleges for MMS program. ATMA score is only accepted for admission into PGDM courses in Maharashtra colleges.
Visit the following link to know about colleges accepting ATMA score in Maharashtra:
SIES college can accept atma score for batch 20-22? and if they are accepting then what is the cutoff and admission process for that ?
SIES College of Management Studies accept ATMA exam score .
Last year cutoff of SIES College for ATMA Exam(Round 1) is given below:-
85 percentile for MMS HR management
85 percentile for MMS Operations
85 percentile for MMS Marketing
Admission process related information is given in the below link:
Hope this helps you....
All the best
As Atma results are out, what is the next procedure to get admission in PUMBA (pharmaceutical biotechnology)2020?
After you have appeared for your ATMA exam you will now have to fill out the application form for the respective college.