ATMA 2018: Exam pattern & Actual Test Papers; Take 3 tests in 3 days to score 90 Percentile

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Amit Agnihotri
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Updated on May 24, 2018
It’s time to focus on cracking ATMA Test with 90+ percentile with the help of actual ATMA test paper. After release of ATMA Admit card on May 24, the ATMA 2018 May exam is all set to be held on Sunday May 27, 2018 across the country as a computer based test
ATMA 2018 Exam pattern and Actual Test Papers
If you wish to score above 90 percentile, you should take at least one –a-day actual ATMA Test paper for next three days

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2018 May exam will be held on Sunday May 27, 2018 across the country as a computer based test. The May ATMA 2018 is the last national level MBA entrance test for admission to MBA 2018-20 in more than 100 MBA colleges in India.

ATMA 2018 test paper is not difficult and in this article we will share the ATMA exam pattern, actual ATMA test paper to help you score 90+ percentile, and the best MBA colleges accepting ATMA exam score. 

ATMA 2018 test takers have the opportunity to pursue MBA from Government and Private Universities; MMS from the MBA colleges in Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharashtra and PGDM from well known private PGDM colleges in India.

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ATMA Exam Pattern: Plan the Test Taking Strategy
ATMA 2018 May exam is a computer based test. Before going to appear in the exam, it is desirable to closely understand the ATMA exam pattern and make sure that you are well prepared to take ATMA on May 27, 2018 with an aim to score high:

ATMA Exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, CMAT among others.

The key components of ATMA 2018 May exam are:

Section name
Number of questions
Time allotted in minutes
Analytical Reasoning Skills -1
Verbal Skills-1 
Quantitative Skills-1
Verbal Skills -2
Analytical Reasoning Skills -2
Quantitative Skills-2

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Key points to note about May ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • There are 180 questions spread over 6 sections.
  • Total time allotted for the test is 180 minutes.
  • Each section has individual time of 30 minutes
  • All questions are of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type
  • For each correct answer 1 mark will be given
  • For each incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted from the score.

Moderate Difficulty Exam
One of the key features of ATMA is that it is an easy to moderate difficulty level exam offering MBA admission opportunities in some of the best MBA colleges in India. The previous ATMA test papers reflect that it is easier to score high in ATMA exam and get admission in good MBA colleges than in other national level MBA entrance exams.

Key to 90+ Percentile: ATMA Test Papers & Mocks

Even after knowing the ATMA exam pattern, it is difficult to ascertain what type of questions you will face on the ATMA exam day and to solve this problem you should take more Mocks and previous test papers.

If you wish to score above 90 percentile, you should take at least one –a-day actual ATMA Test paper for next three days.  High ATMA score will help you to explore MBA admission opportunity in one of the best MBA colleges accepting ATMA exam score. It is therefore advisable that you take more Mocks and check your score in it.

The ATMA test sections sound similar to other sections. So which section would contain which type of questions and how good you can score in one section within the time limit of 30 minutes, can be ascertained only by taking previous test papers, analysing your mistakes and ensuring that the same are not repeated.

It is desirable to take at least one ATMA Mock or Previous Test paper every day to get closer understanding how to crack ATMA with high percentile score:

ATMA Test Paper-1: Attempt it on May 24

ATMA Test Paper-2: Attempt it on May 25

ATMA Test Paper-3: Attempt it on May 26

You can take more ATMA Mock Tests, if want to practice more and check your score in ATMA exam. Click here to take more ATMA Mocks

Top MBA colleges Accepting ATMA Exam Score
ATMA 2018 May Exam score will be accepted by 100 MBA colleges located across India in Delhi/NCR, Jaipur, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and other prominent cities. Some of the Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA test score are IFIM Bangalore, PUMBA Pune, Dy Patil Pune, DSIMS Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, IPE Hyderabad, FIIB New Delhi, NDIM New Delhi, JIMS Rohini, New Delhi among others.

ATMA score cut offs in top MBA colleges in India is in the range of 70 to 95 percentile. ATMA scores are accepted by MBA colleges which are autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degree or private PGDM colleges. 

MBA college
Fee ( lakhs)
PUMBA Pune (For MBA Pharma Biotech)

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Download your ATMA Admit Card
ATMA May 2018 Exam Admit Card has been released today on May 24 at 10AM. You can download and take print of your ATMA Admit Card from the ATMA Exam website by login with your PID and password.

Read more about the details and ATMA Admit Card instructions

ATMA May 2018 Exam on May 27th is a single day, single session exam of three hours duration which does not require equating the scores as per the difficulty level across different sessions and the merit list is prepared straight forward like CMAT, XAT and SNAP.

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