ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern: Know the changes introduced this year

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Nov 18, 2019 13:12 IST
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ATMA Exam Pattern
ATMA Exam Pattern

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern - ATMA Exam pattern is an essential component of any MBA entrance test as it mentions the structure of the exam. Candidates are supposed to prepare for the exam according to the terms and conditions specified by the exam conducting body in the exam pattern. From the no. of questions that a candidate should expect, to marking scheme, sections in the exam and type of questions, everything aspect is defined in the exam pattern.

So let us find about the ATMA exam pattern and its relevant details which are important from ATMA exam perspective. The ATMA Exam pattern has more or less remained the same since a long time, however a few changes which have been introduced in the exam are mentioned as under:

ATMA MBA entrance exam for the Feb session is scheduled to take place on 9th Feb 2020 in online format. AIMS – the body responsible for conducting ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) MBA entrance exam has recently revised the dates of ATMA 2020 (Feb session) Exam. According to the notification published by AIMS, the admit card for ATMA May session exam will be available for download on its official website i.e. from Feb 09 onwards. The ATMA 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.

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ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

The ATMA 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:

ATMA Exam pattern

Exam Components

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 2020 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:

ATMA Exam Section

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 exam 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 2020 Exam - Marking Scheme

As per the marking criteria of ATMA exam, 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 0.25 for each incorrect answer
  • More than 1 answer will be treated as incorrect with deduction of 0.25 marks will be done.

ATMA 2020 Mock tests

The official ATMA conducting body releases mock tests for the ATMA exam on its official website. Aspirants must take as many mock tests as possible to become familiar with the exam pattern and understand the exam structure. To access the ATMA mock tests, aspirants register and login to their ATMA account with their email address and password.

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