ATMA Exam Pattern 2021: Sections, Marking Scheme

ATMA Exam Pattern 2021: Sections, Marking Scheme

ATMA Exam Pattern 2021 - Association of Indian Management School (AIMS) has defined ATMA 2021 exam pattern. ATMA exam pattern 2021 specifies all the sections from which questions are asked, the total number of questions, total marks, total time duration, etc. In the ATMA exam pattern, the medium of paper is also mentioned.ATMA will be conducted on September 7, 2021, instead of September 12 as an AI & Live Human Proctored home-based online test due to the covid-19 pandemic. Read the full article by Careers360 to know all the details related to the ATMA exam pattern 2021 like the name of all the sections, marking scheme, ATMA 2021 syllabus, the total time duration for the exam, and so forth.

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ATMA Exam Pattern 2021 - Exam Highlights



Exam name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

Exam conducting body

Association of Indian Management School (AIMS)

Exam level

National level

Exam mode

Online home proctored mode

Total time duration

Three hours

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Negative marking

Yes (Scheme applicable)

Total number of sections


Total number of questions


ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern of ATMA 2021, the question paper will consist of a total of 180 questions, and the total time duration will be 180 minutes. ATMA 2021 will be conducted in AI & Live Human Proctored home-based online test. Candidates can check the comprehensive ATMA exam pattern 2021 in the table that is given below.

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ATMA Exam Pattern 2021 - Sectional Division

The question paper of ATMA 2021, will be divided into six sections namely, Analytical Reasoning Skills (I & II), Verbal Skills (I & II), and Quantitative Skills (I & II). Each section will carry a total of 30 questions.

Exam Pattern of ATMA 2021


Number of questions

Time for each section

Analytical Reasoning Skill - I


30 Minutes

Analytical Reasoning Skill - II


30 Minutes

Verbal skills - I


30 Minutes

Verbal skills - II


30 Minutes

Quantitative skills - I


30 Minutes

Quantitative skills - II


30 Minutes



180 Minutes (3 Hours)

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ATMA Marking Scheme 2021

The marking scheme of ATMA 2021 are as follows -

  • For every correct response, one will get 1 positive mark

  • For every incorrect answer, a 0.25 mark will be deducted

  • For every unattempted question, no mark will be given

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ATMA Syllabus 2021

ATMA 2021 syllabus will consist of all the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance test. By knowing all the topics candidates will get to know which topics they need to work on more. By solving various solve ATMA online practice tests, the candidates will get an idea of the syllabus too. Check the below-provided table which contains all the topics pertaining to ATMA 2021 syllabus.

ATMA 2021 Syllabus (Topics)

Section name


Analytical Reasoning Skills

  • Number Series

  • Statement-Conclusion

  • Analogy

  • Verbal Logic

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Syllogism

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Blood Relations

  • Strike the odd one out

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Arrangements of letters

Verbal Ability

  • Jumbled Sentences

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Work meaning

  • Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Sentence completion

  • Grammar

Quantitative Skills

  • Profit, Loss and Discount

  • Inequalities

  • Averages

  • Problems on Ages

  • Surds and Indices

  • Averages

  • Geometry

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Set Theory

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Complex Numbers

  • Simple/ Compound Interest

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Trigonometry

  • Percentages

  • Functions

  • Mensuration

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ATMA Paper Pattern 2021- How to answer

  • Each section of the ATMA online entrance test needs to be answered sequence-wise, which means candidates would not be able to switch sections.
  • For each question, four options will be given and one needs to select one correct answer.
  • Read all the questions carefully before answering to them
  • In ATMA online entrance exam there will be sectional timing.

ATMA Online Exam Guidelines

  • ATMA exam timing will be 2 PM to 5 PM. Candidates need to be ready with their system by 1 PM in order to complete the frisking process.
  • Candidates need to take a printed copy of the ATMA admit card along with one valid photo ID proof.
  • Show the rough blank sheet to the exam invigilator.
  • Do not press the F5 key on the keyboard, it will end your ATMA exam.
  • Candidates do not indulge themselves in any malpractice.

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