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Amit Agnihotri
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February 23, 2024

ATMA 2024 Exam Feb 18 Analysis: Quant Difficult; Analytical Reasoning Lengthy; Verbal Moderate; Check Overall Difficulty Level, Pattern, Cut off

The first ATMA 2024 exam was held on February 18, 2024 in a single session from 2 PM to 5 PM as a computer based test in more than 100 test centres. Conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance exams, leading to admission in 400 MBA colleges. Check below the MBAUniverse.com ATMA Feb 2024 exam analysis, test pattern, difficulty level, expected cut off and more. ATMA Feb Exam 2024 Analysis covers the following:

ATMA 2024 Test Pattern: Key Highlights

  1. Exam was held in Afternoon: ATMA was held in the afternoon session from 2PM to 5PM
  2. All questions were MCQs: All the questions in ATMA exam pattern were of Multiple Choice type (MCQs) with 4 answer options
  3. 180 questions: ATMA 2024 Paper consisted of 180 questions divided in 6 sections and was to be attempted in 3 hours
  4. Each Section Split into Two Parts: This is unique about ATMA exam pattern. The composition of the exam was such that the 6 sections covered the questions on 3 sections. The 60 questions on each section were divided into 2 sections. As such ATMA exam for one section covered the questions in two sections which could be attempted without extra effort. 
  5. Individually Timed Sections in ATMA Exam: All the 6 sections in ATMA exam pattern were individually timed. A time limit of 30 minutes was prescribed for each section with 30 questions.
  6. Uniform Marking Scheme: For each correct or best answer, you will get a score of +1 mark in ATMA 2024 exam. For any question not answered, a zero score will be given
  7. Negative Marking: Each wrong answer in ATMA exam attracts 25% negative marking. A deduction of 0.25 mark will be made for each incorrect answer.

ATMA Feb Exam Analysis 2024: Overall & Sectional Analysis
The key components in ATMA February 2024 exam were:

Section
Section name
Number of questions
Time allotted in minutes
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
180

It may be noted that entire ATMA exam pattern 2024 is divided into 6 sections but effectively there were three sections, if we club their part 1 and part 2.

 

ATMA Feb 2024 Exam Difficulty Level
ATMA Feb 2024 exam was of moderate difficulty level instead of high difficulty. Barring a few questions, majority of the questions in ATMA exam had moderate difficulty level as against IIMs-CAT and XLRI-XAT exams

 

ATMA Feb 2024 Exam Sectional Analysis
There were three major sections in ATMA 2024 Feb Exam. Each of the three sections was further divided into two parts making ATMA exam defining key topics and questions for six sections as below:

 

Section-1 & 2: Analytical Reasoning Skills-1 & 2
The sections required more speed and accuracy. Each of these two sections had 30 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes for each section. Key topics on which questions were asked in these sections were of moderate difficulty level but were lengthy and required quick and accurate attempts: 

 

Key Topics
Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement-Inference, Strong/Weak Arguments, Coding-decoding, Strengthen/Weaken arguments Statement-Conclusion, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Data sufficiency.

 

Good Attempts for 95%ile
There were about 16-18 questions related to critical reasoning based on Puzzles, Input and Output, Coding and Decoding among others. A good attempt for these sections with 24-26 questions with 90% accuracy would get a percentile above 95.

 

Section-3 & 4: Verbal Skills-1 & 2
Each of these two sections had 30 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes for each section. Key topics on which questions were asked in these sections were of moderate difficulty level and were doable within the time limit:

 

Key Topics:
Questions were based on English language usage, grammar, vocabulary. Topics covered were Grammar, Jumbled sentences, Vocabulary, RC Passages. There were no direct questions on topics such as synonyms and antonyms. The second part of the Verbal Skills section was longer and had questions from RC Passages.

 

Good Attempts for 95%ile
A good attempt for these sections with 23-25 questions with 90% accuracy would get a percentile above 95.

 

Section 5 & 6: Quantitative Skills-1 & 2
Each of these two Quant sections had 30 questions with a time limit of 30 minutes for each section. Key topics on which questions were asked in these sections were of moderate difficulty level and were doable within the time limit:

 

Key Topics:
Questions were based on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Data Interpretation, Geometry and others. The Quantitative Skills questions were reported more difficult than other sections. 

The questions were based on number system, algebra, profit and loss, percentage, time and work and were more time-consuming. The difficulty level of the section was moderate to high.

 

Good Attempts for 95%ile
A good attempt for the Quantitative Skills sections is 20-24 questions with 90% accuracy which is expected to fetch 95 percentile.

 

ATMA Feb 2024 Overall Cut off
Out of the 180 raw score in ATMA exam, whatever score you get will be converted to scaled score and then to percentile. However, following are the overall expected ATMA cut off rae score for corresponding percentile:

ATMA Feb 2024 Raw Score
Expected Percentile
140-150
95-99
100-139
85-94
85-99
75-84
71-84
65-74

Top MBA colleges Accepting ATMA Score with Admission Status
AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2024 exam scores will be accepted by 400 PGDM colleges in India. Besides, all the private unaided MBA colleges of Maharashtra will also accept ATMA score for MBA admission 2024 for All India category candidates. The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) which conducts ATMA test for MBA admissions has a membership of more than 500 top Postgraduate Management schools. Among the best MBA colleges accepting ATMA score are Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) Mumbai; PUMBA Pune for MBA (Biotech); Christ University Bangalore; N L Dalmia Mumbai; Jaipuria Noida; JIMS Rohini (Delhi) among others. The ATMA score cut offs in top MBA colleges in India is in the range of 70 to 95 percentile. Below is the list of some of the MBA Colleges accepting ATMA Exam score in India with their admission status 2024:

ATMA Accepting Top MBA College
Admission Status 2024
MDI Gurgaon- PGDM- BM and PGDM- BA
Open
Open
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai 
Open
Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad
Open
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida, Lucknow
Open
New Delhi Institute of Management Delhi
Open
JIMS Rohini Delhi
Open

Check Complete List of MBA Colleges accepting ATMA Score

 

After the ATMA Feb 2024 exam, there will be three more ATMA 2024 exams for MBA admission 2024 in May, June, July also.

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