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ATMA 2022 Preparation Tips: Tips to crack the exam

Created On - March 08 2022 by Shilpee Ghosh

The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a national exam for MBA, MCA, PGDBA, and PGDM admissions. ATMA scores are accepted by over 500 management institutions for admission to their various programs. In comparison to other management tests, ATMA is not difficult, but it does necessitate thorough and strategic planning to pass. One year is the recommended amount of time to prepare for the ATMA exam. Candidates should concentrate on learning the essential ideas and brushing up on the fundamentals of the topics throughout the first two to three months. Candidates should also set aside enough time to complete ATMA practice tests. This will assist candidates in determining their current knowledge level. Candidates should concentrate and pay attention to what they are studying. Read the complete article to boost up your preparation strategy.

How to prepare for ATMA 2022?

Know the Exam Pattern well

ATMA takes place four to five times per year. It is one of the most widely taken MBA tests in the United States. Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal Skills are included in the ATMA 2022 test design. There will be six portions in all, divided into two parts. To earn a good grade, candidates must master these topics. The ATMA exam 2022 will be easier to pass if you use both online and offline study tools. The exam pattern for ATMA can be found below.

Exam structureDetails

Number of sections

6 (Analytical Reasoning Skills – I, Verbal Skills – I, Quantitative Skills – I, Analytical Reasoning Skills – II, Verbal Skills –II, Quantitative Skills – II)


180 minutes

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Total marks


Mode of examination


ATMA marking scheme

+1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 for every wrong answer

Know the syllabus well

Candidates should plan and stick to a study schedule. Candidates who incorporate ATMA preparation into their daily schedule will be better able to stick to their goals and achieve the intended outcome. Candidates must thoroughly understand the syllabus before studying for the ATMA exam. It is critical to have extensive information. ATMA is organized into six components, as previously stated. The Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Analytical Reasoning components of the ATMA exam are divided into six sections. All of the subjects have their own syllabus. Candidates must also ensure that they use the most up-to-date and relevant study materials and books, both online and offline. 

Section-wise preparation strategy
Analytical Reasoning: This section contains somewhat challenging questions. This portion examines the candidates' analytical and critical reasoning abilities. The candidate's ability to comprehend and evaluate a statement and come to a conclusion based on their comprehension will be assessed in this section. Solving puzzles, riddles, syllogisms, coding and decoding, and other activities might help you prepare for the Analytical Reasoning part.
Quantitative Skills: Candidates might brush up on their maths skills in order to prepare for this subject. They must consult their mathematical textbooks from Class 10 and Class 12. Candidates must memorize the equations and theories in order to pass this section. Learning how to solve long-answer questions would be quite beneficial. Candidates must prepare for ATMA mock exams and solve previous year's question papers.
Verbal Skills: Reading Comprehension and English Usage are the focus of this section. To do well in this area, candidates must strengthen their vocabulary. Grammar, paraphrases, reading comprehension, word meanings, phrases and idioms, sentence completion, and other issues should be addressed by candidates. To ace this area, consult newspapers and publications.

Important Points to be kept in mind for Strategizing your Preparations

  • Candidates must have a general understanding of the examination pattern before beginning their preparation. It will assist them in creating an appropriate schedule.
  • Candidates must create a schedule that is both efficient and effective. They must adhere to their decisions in a systematic manner. This will assist them in avoiding any outstanding work and ensuring that the entire curriculum runs well.
  • Candidates are recommended to practice one mock paper every day to ensure a correct speed for each part. It is advisable to devote adequate time to each section.
  • Candidates should solve prior year's question papers in order to assess their overall preparation. It will assist them in identifying their strong and weak areas and, as a result, improving them as needed.
  • Keep track of all the tricks and shortcuts you've learned on a regular basis. Revising them on a daily basis will aid you in rapidly and confidently answering certain types of queries.
  • At least a month ago, you should have started revising your complete curriculum. Get a quick overview of each section of the syllabus.
  • During your preparations, do not change your study materials. To avoid any confusion, stick to your original study materials.

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