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ATMA 2021: Registration (Begins), Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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AIMS Test for Management School (ATMA) is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). It is a national level entrance exam which is conducted to select eligible candidates for various postgraduate and diploma courses.

The application process for ATMA 2021 has begun on the official website from December 21, 2020. The test will be conducted on February 14, 2021. Click here to apply for ATMA 2021

ATMA is held more than once in a year to select candidates for various courses such as MBA, MCA, PGDM etc. You can gain admission to various government and private universities through this entrance exam.

ATMA 2021 – Exam Highlights

Event Date
Release of application form December 21, 2020
Last date for registration and application February 8, 2021
Last date for online fee payment February 7, 2021
Last date to print your application form February 8, 2021
Release of admit card or hall ticket February 10, 2021
ATMA 2021 exam date February 14, 2021
Declaration of result February 19, 2021

ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

ATMA 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for applying for ATMA 2021, a candidate needs to abide by the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • The applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree from a university recognized by the government of India in any stream.
  • The applicant must have scored at least 50% marks in his/ her undergraduate course.
  • If the candidate is in his/ her final year of graduation or the final result is awaited, he/ she is also eligible for application.
  • There is no upper age limit for the exam but the candidate must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the exam.

ATMA 2021 Application Process

ATMA 2021 - Application Process

The application form for ATMA 2021 has been released in online mode on the official website from December 21, 2020.

  • The candidate will need to register himself/herself through their respective email id. 
  • The system will automatically generate a Personal Identification Number (PID) for you and send it to your email id. Please note down this PID carefully. You will need it for all further steps of your application and admission. 
  • Once you have registered yourself, you will be asked to fill up your personal, educational and communication details. Be very careful while filling up the details as no changes will be allowed at a later stage. 
  • After you fill in your details, you will be asked to upload your passport size photograph and signature in JPEG format. 
  • You will also be asked to select your preferred exam centre in the form. Make sure you take a print out of the application form for future purposes.

What is the application fee for ATMA 2021?

The application fee has to be paid through online mode. You can use a debit card or credit card to make the payment. Payment through demand draft or internet banking will not be allowed. The application fee is Rs. 1100 plus 18% GST which is equivalent to a total sum of Rs. 1298. Go through your application form carefully before you make the payment because the fee is non-refundable under any circumstances. There is a concession of 25% in case of female candidates and students from North Eastern states can avail a concession of 50% in the application fee.

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

ATMA 2021 - Exam Pattern

  • Mode of exam: It will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted in online mode.
  • Type of question: The questions will be objective in nature. The candidates will be asked to choose one correct option from Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Duration of exam: The exam will be conducted for 3 hours, that is, 180 minutes.
  • Number of sections: There will be a total number of 6 sections in the question paper.
  • Number of questions: The candidates will be expected to answer a total number of 180 questions in the exam.
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for each correct choice. Please note that there is negative marking for the exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted from your score for every wrong choice of answer.
ATMA exam pattern

Read more to find out about the specific details of the question paper, the number of marks allotted for each section and the time allotted for the same.

Name of the Section Maximum number of questions Time allotted for the section
Analytical reasoning skills 30 30 minutes
Verbal skills 30 30 minutes
Quantitative skills 30 30 minutes
Analytical reasoning skills 30 30 minutes
Verbal skills 30 30 minutes
Quantitative skills 30 30 minutes
Total 180 180 minutes

ATMA 2021 Coaching Institutes

ATMA 2021 – Coaching Institutes

1. IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, Begumpet, Hyderabad

This is one of the oldest institutes in Hyderabad offering training courses and programmes for Management Competitive Exams. At a time when management courses were few and far, the initiative of Mr.Rane helped bridge the gap between the city and other globally successful cities by thoroughly laying a solid foundation for management courses.

Address Phone Website Rating

3rd Floor, Brij Jarang, Greenlands, Begumpet, Hyderabad

Pin code: 500016

Landmark: ABOVE Mebaz Showroom

040 33129062 4.5/5

2. Global Smart Infotech and Education, Royapettah, Chennai

This institute offers training programs as well as subject specific tuition programs. This is especially helpful for candidates who are usually found wanting in a particular subject. Candidates can strengthen their basics and thus view and direct improvement in their performance.

Address Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

26/1, Royapettah High Road, Next To ICICI Bank, Royapettah, Chennai

Pin Code: 600014
Landmark: NEAR Ajantha Stop & PF Office

044 49914011 Sunday - Saturday: 6.30 AM - 10.30 PM 4.8/5

3. Summit Careers, Jaya Nagar 5th Block, Bangalore

Recognizing the uniqueness in every individual and giving sufficient personal attention to each individual is one of the primary mottos of the institution. Faculty are well trained and experts in their respective fields. Apart from coaching for competitive examinations, this institute also offers career counselling and guidance along with placement training.

Address Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

No. 3, 9th Main, Shyamala American Study Institutes, Jaya Nagar 5th Block, Bangalore
Pin Code- 560041
Landmark: NEAR Philips Arena


080 48067498 Sunday - Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM 4.3/5

4. Eduwest Institute, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Coached by faculty who are well versed in the current and modern trends in teaching methods, this institute is reliable when it comes to setting standards and nurturing the candidate’s potential. Career guidance, orientation and placement training is also specially provided for candidates who are interested. The staff is hard working and is committed to aid candidates in enhancing their performance in the examination.

Address Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

AE-359, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
Pin Code: 700064
Landmark: NEAR Cap Camp Island


033 33147395 Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM 4.5/5

5. Elite Institute, C.G.Road, Ahemdabad

This premier coaching institute for management competitive examinations was set up in 2007. Setting up an atmosphere conducive to learning, the students can avail the facilities of a library that is equipped with all the necessary books, journal, magazines and more. There is also a reading room present in the institute. Every candidates gets personal attention from the experienced faculty.

Address Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

No. 202, Sachet-2, Law Garden, C.G. Road, Ahmedabad
Pin Code- 380009
Landmark: ABOVE CCD & Opposite SMPIC College

079 30691690 Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 7.30 PM, Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM 4.7/5

ATMA 2021 Syllabus

ATMA 2021 - Syllabus

Let us now undertake a detailed survey of the complete syllabus for ATMA 2021. Before you begin your preparation, it is absolutely mandatory that you are thoroughly aware of the syllabus. We will give you a thorough understanding of the syllabus according to the various sections.

  • Quantitative ability and data analysis:

Ratio and Proportion, Function, Time and Work, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Quadratic Equation, Linear equation, Mensuration, Number System, Functions, Line graph, pie chart, Algorithm, Simple or Compound Interest, Problem On Ages, geometry, bar graph, Complex Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Average Theory, speed time and distance, pipes and cistern, algebra etc.

  • Analytical reasoning:

Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Visual Reasoning, Verbal Logic, Arrangement of Letter, Blood relationship tests, Number Series, Direction and distance test, Statement, Linear arrangements, Strike the Odd One Out, Analogies, Analytical reasoning, Non-verbal reasoning, Statement arguments, Sequencing, Matrix arrangements, Inferences, Symbol based problems, Ranking tests, Statement assumptions etc.

  • Verbal ability or language comprehension:

Word meaning, vocabulary, grammar, paragraph completion, synonym and antonym, sentence completion, jumbled sentences, reading comprehension, paragraph jumble, one word substitution etc.

ATMA 2021 Result & Cutoff

ATMA 2021 - Results & Counselling

The result of ATMA 2021 will be declared soon after the exam, in the same month of February 2021. The result will be declared in online mode. Please make a note of your user name and password when you register yourself. You will have to use the same to check your result online. You will be well advised to take a print out of your result for future purposes. You will also find the answer key of ATMA 2021 online on the official website. After the results are declared, each participating institute may have further procedures to be conducted before final selection of candidates. These supplementary processes will involve Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. It is only after these processes that institutes will finally declare the merit list of selected candidates.

ATMA 2021 Cut Off

Each participating institute will announce their cut off marks separately. Usually, all institutes have some or the other supplementary processes involved after they shortlist students through ATMA. In general, the cut off score for good institutes is within 70 and 120.

ATMA 2021 - Preparation Tips

Here are some best general tips to ensure that your preparation stays on track for ATMA 2021.

  • Please check your eligibility for the exam before you start preparing for it.
  • Have a knowledge of the entire syllabus to help you in your preparation.
  • Please follow the previous years’ question papers to gain knowledge about the exam pattern.
  • It is highly recommended that you solve previous years’ question papers to get the real feeling of the exam.
  • It is also suggested that you solve mock test papers along with previous years’ question papers.
  • Time is of crucial significance when you are preparing for an exam like ATMA. Make sure you start preparing early so that you do not have to leave out parts of the syllabus.

ATMA 2021 - Sectional Preparation Tips

Now let us see how you can prepare for each section of the paper.

  • Quantitative ability and data analysis: Please revisit all that you learned in Mathematics for this section of ATMA. The best way to start would be to solve the questions from your class 10 and class 12 Maths text books. All your basic concepts should be clear. You must have no confusion about common formulae. Time is of utmost significance in case of clearing ATMA. So it is not enough to just know how to solve questions, you also need to know how to solve them fast. Try to learn tricks to solve questions quickly. Get enough practice to increase your speed. Regularly practice solving previous years’ question papers to improve your level of accuracy. Look at solved question papers and try to understand the logic behind the correct answer. Do not get stuck on one difficult question, move on to the next one.
  • Verbal ability or language comprehension: This section is going to test your ability to comprehend English language and quiz you on your hold over the language. For this, you need to work on your vocabulary. There is no better way for that than to read more. Regularly practice questions of sentence jumble, paragraph jumble. Practice reading paragraphs and solving questions on them. Regularly read magazines and newspapers to learn word meanings, idioms and phrases. It will be even better if you can manage to read a few good novels. Refer to the grammar books you read in your middle school to improve your knowledge of basic grammar.
  • Analytical reasoning: This section of ATMA is considered to be one of the most difficult ones. It is your ability for critical and logical reasoning that will be tested here. To do well in this section, it is recommended that you regularly practice solving puzzles and riddles. Practice questions on coding and decoding to improve your critical thinking. Practice reading statements and try to arrive at logical conclusions and identify fallacious logics. The key to succeed in this section is to practice as much of previous years’ question papers as you can so that you get a fair idea about the question pattern.

ATMA 2021 - Preparation Books

What are the best books to read when you are preparing for ATMA 2021? The table below provides you with a comprehensive list of the best books you should read according to the different sections of the exam.

Books for Quantitative ability and data analysis:

Books Authors/Publishers
Quantitative Aptitude R.S Aggarwal
Quantum CAT Sarvesh K Verma
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)

Books for Verbal ability or Language comprehension

Books Authors/Publishers
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren & Martin
English is Easy Chetananand Singh
Objective General English RS Aggarwal
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Nishit K Sinha

Books for Analytical Reasoning

Books Authors/Publishers
A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Verbal Reasoning Bhupendra Kumar Singh
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning BS Sijwali & S Sijwali
Multi-Dimensional Reasoning Mishra & Kumar and Dr.Lal

ATMA 2021 FAQs

ATMA 2021 - FAQs

Ques: Can I change my test centre after I have filled up the application form and made the payment?

Ans: No, a change of test centre is allowed under no circumstances at a later stage. So select it carefully when you fill up the application form.

Ques: Is the registration fee refundable?

Ans: No, the registration fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Ques: Who conducts ATMA?

Ans: ATMA is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools.

Ques: Where can I find sample papers and previous years’ question papers for ATMA 2021?

Ans: Please visit the official website to find sample papers and previous years’ question papers.

Ques: How much marks do I need in my Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for application?

Ans: You must have scored at least 50% marks in your undergraduate degree to be eligible for application.

Ques: What is the tentative date for ATMA 2021?

Ans: The exam is expected to be conducted in the 2nd week of February 2021. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


mohammed adnan
Today I have scored 93.67 overall percentile in ATMA 2018 pls suggest me so best colleges that are compatible with my score
garima bansal

Hi Adnan, You can check this link:- Participating colleges To get idea about colleges for the admission according to your rank

vivek bansal
Can we skip and jump to next question while working with the ATMA exam paper in online mode?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Vivek, Yes, you can do that but it is advised that do not spend more than 30 minutes in a particular section.
shivani tiwari

To how many colleges will my ATMA score be sent?

sakshi garg expert
Hi Shivani, 5 colleges selected by you at the time of form filling will be receiving your ATMA score through the mail.
shivani tiwari
Can I fill ATMA application form for the June attempt in February only?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Shivani, No, you can’t! The registration will start in the month of June.
deeksha gupta
I find that there is a duplication of section names in ATMA test, is it true?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Deeksha, Yes, you will get to attempt every section twice. There will be the difference in the difficulty level.
pankaj pathak
How many attempts can I give through a single registration of ATMA?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Pankaj, You can appear for only once through a single registration.
yashika goel
What are the requirements of photograph defined by ATMA?
sakshi garg expert

Hi Yashika, A recent colored, passport size photograph has to be pasted in place given on the printed copy of the ATMA admit card.

Check:  ATMA Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details.

yashika goel
Any ID proof is needed along with the ATMA admit card?
sakshi garg expert

Hi Yashika, Yes, a copy of the photo ID proof is needed with the ATMA Exam. One of the following can work as the photo ID proof:

  • Driving licence
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • ID proof issued by Gazetted authorities
soumya sehgal
Can I ask for a refund or adjustment of ATMA application fee if I fail to appear for the test?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Soumya, No, fee once paid cannot be adjusted or refunded. This is prior stated by the authorities.
soumya sehgal
What are the helpline numbers to get the information corrected on ATMA admit card?
sakshi garg expert

Hi Soumya, Please check the details which are given below:

Tel: (O) 040-23417875/76


Address: Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), D No:6-3-668/10/76, First Floor, Near Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple, Durga Nagar Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082.

pushpendra singh
What is the minimum percentage criteria for AIMS entrance test?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Pushpendra, A minimum of 50% marks during graduation is compulsory.
ruby goyal
How can I check ATMA result?
sakshi garg expert

Hi Ruby, Log into the official website ( with the help of username and password to check the result.

pushpendra singh
Can you tell me about ATMA marking scheme?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Pushpendra, Yes, for every correct answer 1 marks will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
jainab alvi
What is the total time allotted to complete the ATMA entrance test?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Jainab, The total time duration is 3 hours and there are 6 sections that you must complete.
sonal rohatgi
Do I have to apply personally to each of the 5 colleges, or only AIMS application form can work?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Sonal, Yes, you have to apply personally to each of the colleges. Go to their website and check the eligibility criteria.
sonal rohatgi
What all details need to be submitted at the time of ATMA registration?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Sonal, You have to give the details of name, email address, phone number and date of birth.
jainab alvi
When is the last attempt for ATMA entrance exam this year?
sakshi garg expert
Hi Jainab, The last attempt is in the month of July 2017, earlier attempts are in the month of February, May, and June.
vyshnavi palagummi
I would like to pursue MBA from one of the good Colleges/Universities in Banglore. I have checked a few websites and all of them suggest the dates and processes for the year 2016. I would like to join a course in 2017 after giving my exams in the year 2016, starting now. Any suggestions would be helpful.