ATMA Exam Pattern

The questions in ATMA are of objective (Multiple Choice Questions) type across all the sections. The exam is conducted in both the computer-based and paper-based mode for admissions to various Post-Graduate programmes. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.


Mode of the exam Online & offline
Total number of Questions 180
Total number of Sections 6
Question Paper Type MCQs
Total Marks 180
Marks per Question 1
Duration of the exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
Exam language English

Section-wise Exam Pattern

S.No Section Questions Time (minutes)
1 Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
2 Verbal Skills 30 30
3 Quantitative Skills 30 30
4 Verbal Skills 30 30
5 Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
6 Quantitative Skills 30 30
Total 180 180

The exam pattern is similar for both online and offline modes. The test is broadly divided into three sections, but each of the sections is repeated twice; so the total number of sections will be six.

Each one of the sections will carry 30 questions, total 180 questions, to be answered within the duration of 180 minutes.

Marking Scheme

There is one mark for each correct answer. There is negative marking for each incorrect answer as well. For each incorrect answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks (1/4th of the allotted marks to a question). A question with multiple answers, i.e., more than one answer, will be treated as incorrect and, therefore, a negative score (-0.25) will be deducted.