ATMA Exam Analysis

ATMA 2021 exam aspirants can read the detailed analysis ATMA MBA entrance exam analysis here along with insight into exam pattern and more.

Created On: May 27, 2021 13:42 IST
Modified On: Aug 26, 2021 11:13 IST
ATMA 2020 Exam Analysis
ATMA 2020 Exam Analysis

ATMA Exam Analysis : All candidates vying for admission to MBA/PGDM course through ATMA must refer to the exam analysis of ATMA exam whilst preparing for the entrance test. Candidates can find the detailed exam analysis of AIMS Test for Management Admissions exam conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools here. The ATMA exam analysis also provides an estimate about the overall difficulty as well as difficulty level of various sections in the exam, topic-wise distribution of questions, etc. MBA/PGDM aspirants who wish to take admission through ATMA can also predict the cut off and their chances of qualifying in the entrance test based on the exam analysis of ATMA MBA entrance exam.

Candidates can read below to know all about ATMA 2020 exam analysis including exam pattern, question paper pattern and more.

ATMA Exam Pattern Analysis

The AIMS test for Management Admissions is conducted in the online mode as a Computer-Based Test. The question paper of AIMS comprised of 180 objective type multiple choice questions divided into 6 sections - Analytical Reasoning Skills – I, Verbal Skills – I, Quantitative Skills – I, Analytical Reasoning Skills – II, Verbal Skills –II, Quantitative Skills – II. Candidates were required to attempt 180 questions (30 questions from each section) in 180 minutes. Each question in ATMA exam comprised of 4 options of which only 1 is correct. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded +1 mark while there was a penalty of -0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. There was no deduction of marks for unanswered questions.

ATMA Exam Analysis: Highlights

MBA aspirants appearing for ATMA exam can refer to the exam analysis of the exam from last year in order to estimate the difficulty level of the entrance exam. According to candidates’ feedback, the overall difficulty of questions in previous year ATMA exam was moderate to difficult. The highlights of the question paper of ATMA exam along with sectional composition is provided below.

Sectional Composition

No. of Questions

Exam Analysis

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1


Moderately Difficult

Quantitative Skills Part 1


Moderately Difficult to Difficult

Verbal Skills Part 1


Moderately Difficult

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2


Moderately Difficult to Difficult

Quantitative Skills Part 2


Moderately Difficult

Verbal Skills Part 2


Moderately Difficult

ATMA Exam Analysis: Details

Details of exam analysis of ATMA 2021 are provided for the aspirants below.

  • Quantitative Skills: As per the popular opinion of the examinees, the toughest section in ATMA exam is the Quantitative Skills which included questions from Number Systems, Data Interpretation, Arithmetic, Modern Math, etc. Candidates deemed the section as requiring more time consuming and lengthy.
  • Analytical Reasoning: The second most challenging part of the question paper, as per the opinion of the candidates was the Analytical Reasoning section. With a vast majority of questions from Critical reasoning, combined with questions from the topics of Coding and Decoding, Puzzles, Arrangements, Statement and Inference, Course of Action, Statement & Conclusion and Data Sufficiency, etc., candidates found this section on the tougher side.
  • Verbal Skills: Candidates who appeared for ATMA 2020 found this section of the question paper to be on the slightly lesser difficult side. Maximum number of questions in this section were from Reading Comprehension. Among the other topics from which questions were asked in the exam were Grammar, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks and Correct Statement. The passages in the Reading Comprehension, however, demanded more time from the candidates which made the section more time-crunching.

ATMA Exam Result

AIMS releases the ATMA exam result in online mode on the official website. Candidates could check the ATMA 2021 result using the login ID allotted at the time of registration and password. The ATMA result is generally declared three days after the exam is conducted. The result of ATMA entrance is announced in the form of scorecards which he candidates were required to download from the official website. The ATMA 2021 result individual scorecards contained the scores and merit rank of the candidates.

ATMA Exam Selection Process

Candidates who qualify according to the ATMA MBA entrance exam result are required to participate in the selection process conducted by the participating colleges of AIMS. Qualified candidates are called by the participating colleges for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. All the candidates who appeared for ATMA exam were allowed to choose 5 institutes in order of preference while filling up the application form for the entrance exam. 

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