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ATMA 2018 MBA entrance exam - Important dates and exam pattern

May 25, 2018 13:25 IST
    ATMA 2018 MBA Entrance Exam
    ATMA 2018 MBA Entrance Exam

    Didn’t do well in CAT 2017? Worry not! There’s still some hope left for you with ATMA MBA entrance exam. AIMS – the Body responsible for conducting ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) test has declared the dates of ATMA 2018 (May session) Exam. The ATMA 2018 test for May session will be conducted online on 27th May, as per the official notification.

    Further, according to the notification published by AIMS, the admit card for ATMA 2018 is available for downloaded on its official website i.e. www.atmaaims.com from 24th May onwards. The ATMA 2018 exam will be conducted for admission to various PG programmes including PGDM, MBA, PGDBA, MCA, etc. for the participating institutes. There are as many as 200 institutes at present that accept ATMA scores.

    To know the ATMA 2018 important dates along-with other crucial details about the exam, please read on.

    ATMA 2018 Exam Important Dates



    Registration date

    5th MARCH, 2018

    Last date for registration

    21st MAY, 2018

    Admit Card

    24th MAY, 2018

    ATMA 2018 exam date

    27th MAY, 2018

    ATMA Result 2018

    2nd JUNE, 2018

    As per the official notification, the ATMA 2018 MBA entrance test would be a three hour exam held in the evening session from 2PM to 5PM.

    Exam pattern of ATMA May 2018 Exam

    The ATMA 2018 MBA entrance test would consist of MCQs or Multiple Choice Questions based upon the syllabus released by AIMS (All India Management Association).

    The detailed overview of ATMA exam pattern is given below in the tabular format:

    Exam pattern

    Online and Offline

    Type of question paper

    Multiple choice questions (Objective type)

    Total No. of questions


    Time duration

    3 hours

    Marks per question


    Exam language


    No. of sections


    The ATMA 2018 exam would consist of three sections i.e. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Skills and Analytical Reasoning Skills. These three sections have been further divided into two parts. For better understanding of the sectional breakup of number of questions and marks, you can refer the table given below:

    Section name

    Number of questions

    Allotted Time

    Verbal Skills – Part 1



    Quantitative Skills – Part 1



    Analytical Reasoning Skills– Part 1



    Verbal Skills – Part 2



    Quantitative Skills – Part 2



    Analytical Reasoning Skills – Part 2



    The aforementioned table represents the section-wise exam pattern of ATMA 2018 for both offline and online modes. The test is divided three sections, however all the 3 sections will be repeated twice, making the total number sections 6. Each section will carry 30 marks, and time allotted for every section is 30 minutes.

    ATMA Marking Scheme

    As per the marking criteria of ATMA 2018, one mark will awarded for each correct answer and there’s negative marking for every incorrect answer as well. Therefore, you need to be careful while attempting questions and keep the overall ATMA marking scheme in mind while taking the test. Don’t try to answer any question that you don’t know as it will lead to negative marking. The key points in the marking scheme of ATMA are as follows:

    • Each correct answer will fetch you one mark
    • There’s no negative marking for unanswered questions
    • Negative marking of -1for each incorrect answer
    • More than 1 answer will be treated as incorrect with deduction of 0.25 marks will be done.

    ATMA 2018 Mock tests

    The official ATMA conducting body doesn’t release any ATMA mock test, and the pattern of the ATMA 2018 exam will remain the same as that of previous years. However, it is expected that this year’s paper will be easy for both online and offline mode as compared to previous year papers.

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