ATMA Syllabus 2021


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May 6, 2021

ATMA 2021 Exam date is May 30, 2021. ATMA Syllabus is divided into six different sections and sub sections with varying types of topics on which questions are placed in each exam. The testing mode is further changed to AI Live Human Proctored Online Test that you can take from your home, from earlier AI Auto Proctoring Test. Read More for latest updates on ATMA Exam, key changes in Pattern, top MBA colleges accepting ATMA score


ATMA exam syllabus for ATMA May 2021 exam is shared below. The ATMA exam syllabus is prepared by experts as per the revised exam pattern. ATMA 2021 May exam syllabus has changed as per the changes in type of questions asked in ATMA Exam. However, AIMS, the ATMA exam conducting body has not changed the official ATMA exam syllabus from its earlier syllabus.


ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance tests leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges. The broad outline of ATMA 2021 Exam Syllabus is based on the updated trends of questions, their sectional structure in ATMA exam syllabus. . 

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ATMA Syllabus: Overall Composition
The question pattern in ATMA exam and subsequent ATMA exams syllabus is based on MCQ format. Accordingly ATMA exam syllabus is based on following components:

ATMA Exam Syllabus Components
ATMA Exam Syllabus Details
Total Questions
Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
3 hours
Question Format
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Answer Options for each MCQ
Marks Awarded for Each Correct Answer
Negative Marking
0.25 mark
Overall Areas covered in ATMA Exam Syllabus
Questions on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation
Number of Sections

Section Wise Required Skills to Prepare with ATMA Syllabus for the exam
There are three major sections in ATMA Exam syllabus. Each of the three sections is further divided into two parts making ATMA exam syllabus defining key topics and questions for six sections.

Number of Questions
Sectional Time Limit to Solve the Questions
Expected skills from ATMA Test Takers
Analytical Reasoning Skills-1
30 minutes
Must possess the analytical skills to analyze the situation and arrive at write answers. Expected to answer questions on  Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement-Inference, Strong/Weak Arguments
Verbal Skills-1
30 minutes
Must have clarity on English language usage, grammar, vocabulary. Topics covered are Grammar, Jumbled sentences, Vocabulary, RC Passages
Quantitative Skills-1
30 minutes
With clarity on solving Mathematics & numerical problems, you are expected to face questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math
Verbal Skills-2
30 minutes
It is no different from part-1 of Verbal Skills. You may get more questions on RC passages, vocabulary and verbal reasoning also
Analytical Reasoning Skills-2
30 minutes
In addition to the topics in part-1, you may expect questions based on  Coding-decoding, Strengthen/Weaken arguments Statement-Conclusion, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Data sufficiency
Quantitative Skills-2
30 minutes
Questions on Data Interpretation are also placed in this section. Geometry, Modern Math are also major components in this section.


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