ATMA - Exam Pattern

AIMS Test for Management Admissions

Form Date: 12 Feb - 18 May 2020

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 12 Feb - 18 May 2020

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern : Paper details, Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - February 28 2020 by Aditya Anand

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern is released by AIMS. This exam is conducted five times a year. ATMA 2020 Test Pattern is designed to test the applicant's aptitude and management skills by analysing their comprehension abilities, verbal reasoning capacities, analysing and synthesizing capabilities, and numerical reasoning abilities. Candidate must read the below-given article to know more about ATMA Exam Pattern 2020 in detail.

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

ATMA exam pattern 2020 has been prescribed by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). According to the exam pattern:

  • ATMA exam is divided into six sections.
  • Mode of exam is a Computer-based test.
  • The exam paper will have questions from different sections.
  • Total 180 multiple choice type questions will be asked as per the exam pattern which candidates have to solve within 180 minutes.
  • The test will carry 180 marks.

The ATMA exam is entirely divided into 6 sections namely Analytical Reasoning Skills 1 and 2; Verbal Skills-1 and 2; Quantitative Skills 1 and 2. One of the key point to note regarding ATMA test pattern is that overall exam is divided into three sections, if we club their part 1 and part 2.

Read below for more details on ATMA exam pattern. 

ATMA exam pattern 2020
Mode of examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total time 180 minutes
Sections 6
Total no of question 180
Marking Scheme 1 for each correct answer and -1/4 for each incorrect answers
Level of Questions Moderately easy

ATMA 2020 Section wise distribution of Marks

ATMA exam paper will have questions from three subjects - Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills. Each subject is divided into two parts –I and II. For better understanding, look at the given below given table.

Section-wise distribution of marks for ATMA


Number of Questions

Analytical Reasoning Skills-I


Verbal Skills-I


Quantitative Skills-I


Verbal Skills-II


Analytical Reasoning Skills-II


Quantitative Skills-II




 Instruction for ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern 

Given below the instruction regarding the ATMA exam pattern 2020.

  • Each section of the online test needs to be answered as per the sequence
  • Candidates have to choose one correct answer out of the four options
  • Read the questions carefully before answering them
  • As there will be sectional timings, candidates must not spend more than one minute for answering each question
  • Candidates must solve the easy questions first and difficult ones later.

Dividing topics as per strength would help the candidate to strategize their preparation in a monotonous manner. Writing important formulae, squares, cubes over the wall of your study table will help you revise in your subconscious every time you look at those.

Candidates can also check the ATMA 2020.

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