ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Preparation Tips

13 Oct, 2018

ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern – AIMS or Association of Indian Management School,  the examination conducting body will release the exam pattern for all the multiple exams held in a year. The exam pattern gives the full insight of the exam such as the difficulty level of the exam, distribution of marks, and the topics included. Also, it helps in enhancing your confidence level as well as improves your question solving skills. Besides, the exam pattern it is very important for the candidates to know about the syllabus thoroughly as it will help plan their study. As ATMA exam is held multiple times a year and the mode of the exam varies accordingly, some exams are held online whereas some exams are held offline. According to the exam pattern the test paper consists of six sections and the time duration to complete the exam is 180 minutes. The candidates can fetch detailed information on ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern along with the marking scheme, syllabus, and preparation tips.

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ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern Detail Information

It is very important for the candidates to know the exam pattern thoroughly so that preparation will became easier. The examination conducting authority releases the exam pattern for the year 2018. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of the previous year which as mentioned below:

  • Mode of Exam: ATMA 2018 exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Time Duration: The candidates will be given 3 hours that is 180 minutes to complete the
  • Number of Sections: The test paper is divided into six sections consisting of Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative skills.
  • Question Type: The test paper consists of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Exam Language: The test paper will be held in the English Language.
  • Total number of Questions: The test paper consists of 180 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be given to every correct answer and there is no provision of negative marking for an unanswered question but 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers.

    Note: The examination mode varies such as January, February, and August session will be held in online mode that computer based. The exam held for May and July session will be offline.

     Mode of Examination Online & offline Online mode: January, February, and August session. Offline mode: May and July session
    Total Number of Question 180
    Time Duration 3  hours  (180 minutes)
    Total Number of section 6 sections
    Total Marks 180
    Type of Question Objective type multiple choice question
    Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks deducted for wrong answer

    Let’s have a look at the section wise exam pattern of ATMA 2018

    According to the exam pattern, the test will be held both in offline and online mode whereas the test paper will be divided into three sections but each section will be repeated twice so the total number of sections will be six. Each section will carry 30 questions and the time allotted to complete the exam will be 180 minutes.      

    Sections Number of Questions Time
    Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
    Verbal Skills 30 30
    Quantitative Skills 30 30
    Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
    Verbal Skills 30 30
    Quantitative Skills 30 30
    Total 180 180

    ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme

    To calculate your estimate marks it is very important to know the marking scheme. Refer the below given table to know the marking scheme.

    S. no Features Marking Scheme
    01.     Correct answer One mark
    02.     Wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted
    03.     Unanswered question No negative marking for  unattempted question
          04. Question with multiple answers Will considered as incorrect and 0.25 marks will be deducted.

    ATMA 2018 Syllabus

    The candidates willing to qualify and score good marks must know the ATMA syllabus well and accordingly start your preparation. According to exam pattern, the syllabus is divided into three sections such as

    • Analytical reasoning skills
    • Verbal Skills
    • Quantitative Skills

    Let’s have a look at the topics included section wise 

    Analytical Reasoning skills

    This section aims to check the candidate’s decision making ability. To score good marks candidate must practice solving questions regularly as well as learn shortcuts methods. The topics included in this section are

    • Critical Reasoning
    • A course of Action
    • Statement-Inference
    • Strong/Weak Arguments
    • Coding-decoding
    • Strengthen/Weaken arguments
    • Statement-Conclusion
    • Arrangements
    • Syllogisms
    • Data sufficiency

    Verbal Skills

    This section aims to check the candidates English proficiency skills such as reading ability and grammar. So to score good marks in this section read newspaper, magazine and novels. The topics are as given below:

    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Modern Math
    • Geometry
    • Number System
    • Average
    • Percentages
    • Profit & Loss
    • Ratio & Proportion Variations
    • Time, Speed & Distance
    • Mensuration
    • Permutation & Combination
    • Quadratic Equation
    • Logarithm

    Quantitative Skills

    This section aims to check the candidate’s mathematical solving ability. To be well versed in these sections learn formulas and practice as many as question you can. Hence the topics included are:

    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Modern Math
    • Geometry
    • Number System
    • Average
    • Percentages
    • Profit & Loss
    • Ratio & Proportion Variations
    • Time, Speed & Distance
    • Mensuration
    • Permutation & Combination
    • Quadratic Equation
    • Logarithm

    Best Books for ATMA 2018 Preparation

    The candidates must opt the books of best authors and publishers which will help in better preparation. Let’s have a look at the names of the books that are mentioned below:

    Books Name Author’s Name
    Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Sulava Ee
    A modern approach to verbal reasoning RS Agarwal
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination RS Agarwal
    Mathematics  for MBA RS Agarwal
    Trishna’s Verbal Ability  and Logical Reasoning  for CAT and Other MBA examination T.I.M.E

    ATMA 2018 Preparation Tips

    The candidate to score good marks and qualify the exam must follow the below given steps while you are preparing

    • Go through the syllabus thoroughly.
    • Once you have gone through the syllabus prepare the time table accordingly and follow it.
    • Refer good books of best author and publisher and also study material.
    • Take as many as mock test you can so that you can gauge your preparation level.
    • Learn to identify your weak areas and take steps to improve it.
    • Practice shortcuts to learn formulas to solve the twisted questions.
    • Develop strong and basic fundamental concepts so most of the questions are based on it.
    • Do revision regularly so that the entire syllabus is completed.
    • Lastly you must stay focused and calm.

    About ATMA

    AIMS or association of Indian Management School conducts ATMA Exam every for the candidates willing to pursue MBA, PGDM, MCA, and other post graduate management program. The exam held will be both online and offline such as for January, February, and August session will be held online whereas May and July session will be held offline. The test paper will be divided into three section and the candidates will get 3 hours to complete the exam.

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