ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern - Duration, No. of Sections, No. of Questions & Marking Scheme

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 19 March 2020

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ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern - AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a computer-based MBA entrance test recognized by MHRD and AICTE. It is a National level exam conducted in all the major cities of the country for admission to MBA, PGDM and other postgraduate management courses. The students interested in taking the exam this year must read this post completely to understand the paper pattern of ATMA 2020. To ace the test with a high score, the examinees need to have clarity about the structure of the exam - duration, no. of sections, no. of questions, marking scheme, etc. Knowing the ATMA 2020 test pattern will help them devise a good preparation strategy both for the exam day and for the months before that Before jumping on to the ATMA 2020 test pattern, the students must know that the online registration for the May session is open. ATMA exam date 2020 is 24th May, and the last date to apply is 18th May 2020. The students interested in doing an MBA this year can apply for this entrance test by clicking on the link below. Click Here to apply for ATMA 2020 May Exam

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

ATMA MBA entrance test aims to examine the basic aptitude and competency of the test takers, needed for pursuing postgraduate management courses. Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) officially has released the exam pattern of ATMA 2020 and is available in the prospectus. The students can download the brochure and check the ATMA 2020 test pattern by visiting the official website - However, a lot of times this official link doesn't work, and thus for the ease of the students, we have compiled all the details of the ATMA paper pattern 2020 below.

Details of ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time Limit 30 minutes for each section
No. of Sections 6 (30 questions in each section)
Name of Sections
  1. Analytical Reasoning Skills 1
  2. Verbal Skills 1
  3. Quantitative Skills 1
  4. Verbal Skills 2
  5. Analytical Reasoning Skills 2
  6. Analytical Reasoning Skills 2
Time to complete each section 1 Hour (60 Minutes)
Total Number of Questions 180
Types of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)

In all, a total of 180 multiple-choice questions will be asked in the ATMA 2020 exam. The exam will have 6 sections and 30 questions will be asked from each section. Let’s understand this better from the table below.

ATMA Test Pattern 2020: Details of Sections & No. of Questions

The candidates can refer to the table below for details on all the 6 sections, division of questions among these sections and the time allocation. 

Sequence of Sections in ATMA Name of Section No. of MCQs Minutes allotted for each section
1 Analytical Reasoning Skills 1 30 30
2 Verbal Skills 1 30 30
3 Quantitative Skills 1 30 30
4 Verbal Skills 2 30 30
5 Analytical Reasoning Skills 2 30 30
6 Quantitative Skills 2 30 30
Total 180 questions 180 minutes

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Now, let’s check out the marking of the ATMA exam.

ATMA 2020 Marking Scheme

Along with the test pattern, knowing the marking scheme is equally important to have an understanding of how the questions are marked, negative marking is there or not, totals marks in the exam etc. The students must know these details for preparing an exam day strategy - how to attempt the exam in order to obtain a high percentile. Details of the ATMA marking scheme are as follows: 

Total number of Questions in the exam 180
Marks for each question 1
Total Marks 180
For marking a correct answer 1 mark will be given
For marking an incorrect answer (MCQ) 0.25 mark will be deducted

The score of ATMA exam remains valid for a year and is accepted by over 300 B-schools including Sunstone.

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