ATMA Syllabus 2021: Subject-wise Syllabus and Weightage PDF Download

Exam Date

May 30, 2021

Apr 26, 2021 | Computer , Management


Through ATMA 2021, candidates aim to pursue Management from one of the highly prestigious institutions of the country. The level of difficulty ranges from High-School to Graduation level. The candidates can find all the subjects from which the questions will be asked in the ATMA exam. The candidates may find the syllabus for this exam strikingly similar to that of CAT. But the level of difficulty for ATMA is much lower than the latter. All the information related to the ATMA 2021 syllabus is given on this page:

ATMA Syllabus 2021 Highlights

Unlike most of the other entrance exams, the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) does not release the exam syllabus officially. The exam tests a candidate's Management abilities, Aptitude Solving abilities, Comprehension abilities, Analysing and Synthesizing abilities, Numerical and Verbal Reasoning, etc. Some of the highlights related to the exam are discussed below:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Skills
  • Quantitative Skills
Exam LevelNational-level, Postgraduate
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration180 minutes
Total no. of Questions180

Quantitative Skills Section

The questions on quantitative topics will examine the ability to handle data and the use of numerical evidence. In the ATMA 2021 Question Paper, a total of 60 questions will be asked from the Quantitative Skills section, which will further be divided into 2 sections (30+30). Major topics covered under this section are Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics.

In the quantitative aptitude section, along with the above-mentioned topics, data interpretation questions will also be added in it.

  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • Pie Chart and Bar Graph
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Average
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Progression
  • Inequalities
  • Allegation
  • Ratio and Proportion Variations
  • Set Theory
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Functions
  • Logarithm
  • Series

Verbal Skills Section

The questions on Verbal Skills will examine the strength of English. The ATMA 2021 Question Paper will contain 60 questions in 2 sections (30+30) from Verbal Skills. Topics of Verbal Skills are given below. Here the major topics are RC passages, grammar, vocabulary and jumbled sentences.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Word Meaning
  • Sentence Completion

Analytical Reasoning Skills Section

The questions on Analytical Reasoning will examine the logical thinking ability of a candidate. No specialized knowledge of any particular field is required for answering the questions. Selecting the most appropriate answer from the given list is very important.

Each set of questions or groups of questions is based on a passage or set of conditions. A total of 60 questions will be asked from this part. Analysis Skills will be divided into 2 parts. The topics of Analysis Skills are mentioned below:

  • Strike the Odd one out
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • An arrangement of letters
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Verbal Logic
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement– Conclusion
  • Number Series

ATMA 2021 Preparation Books

To cover the vast syllabus given on this page in the best way possible, candidates need quality study material, time, and dedication. Some of the best reference books for ATMA 2021 preparation are listed below:

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Mathematics for MBA by RS Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA by Sulava E.

Analytical Reasoning:

  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning preparation book by Ashok Gupta

Verbal Skills

  • Wordpower Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

Candidates should also solve the previous years' question papers and sample tests, at least 2 weeks before appearing for the ATMA 2021 exam.


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