ATMA Exam: Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, and Selection Process

    ATMA is a national level online entrance exam conducted by AIMS for admission into various postgraduate level management programs such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, and MMS. ATMA Exam scores are accepted by 437 institutions spread across North, South, East, and Western zones in India.

    ATMA Exam Key Highlights:

    • ATMA exam is conducted 5 times in the month of December, February, May, June, and July.
    • The registration process for ATMAcontinues for 2 months at the official website
    • The application fee is  INR 1298 (INR 1100+18% GST) with 25% concession for female candidates and 50% concession for Northeast candidates. 
    • ATMA paper contains 180 MCQs divided equally into 6 sections i.e. Verbal Skills – I and II, Analytical Reasoning Skills – I and II, and Quantitative Skills – I and II.
    • The total duration of the exam was 3 hours. Each section had to be finished in 30 minutes.Check ATMA 2020 Pattern
    • Each Business Schoolaccepting ATMA scores for admitting students in management programs releases its own cutoff depending on factors such as the number of students applied for admission against the number of seats.
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    ATMA Exam Highlights

    Exam NameAIMS Test for Management Admission
    Conducting BodyAssociation of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
    Exam LevelNational Level
    Exam TypeEntrance Exam


    5 times for Academic Session 2021 – 2023
    (February, May, June, July and December 2020)
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Application FeeINR 1298
    Mode of ExamComputer-Based i.e. Online
    Duration of Exam | Max. Ques.3 hours | 180
    Courses OfferedMBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS
    Helpdesk No.09607404869 | 07875999647
    Official Website | |

    ATMA Exam Dates for Upcoming Exam

    Exam Event Date

    ATMA Registration starts

    Third week of November 2020
    Last date to fill application form and pay feesFirst week of February 2021
    Admit card release dateSecond week of February 2021
    ATMA Exam DateSecond week of February, 2021
    Result announcementThird week of February 2021

    Why Apply for ATMA?

    • It is a high-quality test, accepted by top management colleges in India.
    • ATMA is accepted by AICTE & Ministry of HRD.
    • It holds the membership of top 720 post-graduate management schools.
    • The conducting authority releases official mock papers for the ease of students.

    Read How to Prepare for ATMA Exam?

    ATMA Exam Eligibility

    ATMA Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below:

    • Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from any recognized university.
    • Candidates appearing in final year of their graduation are eligible for the exam.
    • Charted Accountants can also apply for ATMA. 

    Read Detailed ATMA Eligibility Criteria

    ATMA Application Form

    ATMA Application Form is available from through online mode only. Applicants who wish to apply are required to visit the official website of exam and submit their applications. Online registration will commence from the third week of November, 2020.

    Step 1: ATMA Registration

    Candidates are required to register using valid email ID and Mobile Number.

    1. Go to the official website –
    2. Enter your email id and Mobile Number
    3. Fill your details and press Submit.

    Upon successful submission, a unique registration number and password will be sent to your email id.

    Step 2: Fill ATMA Application Form

    The candidates will be required to submit the following listed details about themselves

    Personal detailsEducation DetailsOther Information
    NameAcademic BackgroundPersonal ID Code
    Father’s NameExam PassedState Belonging to
    CategorySSCCity Belonging to
    SexHSCPreferred Test Center (2)
    AgeDegreeLandiline Number
    CoursePost GraduationMobile Number
    Date of Birth Contact AddressChoice Code of Institutes (5)

    Step 3 – Upload Photo and Signature 

    • Upload the scanned images of a recent passport size photograph and signature 

    Step 4: Payment of Fees

    • Candidates have to pay the application fee after submitting the form.
    • The application fee can only be paid online using Debit Card/ Credit Card.

    ATMA Application Fees

    CategoryApplication Fees
    GeneralINR 1298
    WomenINR 974
    North Eastern StatesINR 649

    Download ATMA Sample Papers

    ATMA Admit Card

    ATMA Admit Card for the next academic session is scheduled to be released on Second week of February 2021.

    Steps to download the hall ticket are as follows:


    Step 1: Visit the official website,

    Step 2: Enter your PID and Password issued by AIMS/ ATMA

    Step 3: Click ‘ATMA Admit Card’ to download the ticket.

    Step 4: View and check all the details mentioned in the document.

    Step 5: Save and take a print out of ATMA Admit Card.

    atma admit card

    ATMA Exam Centers

    • Management aspirants applying for ATMA have the liberty to choose exam centre for themselves.
    • Candidates must select two centres so that it becomes easier for AIMS to allocate centres as per student’s choice.
    • Once the centre is allocated, students can only request change under genuine situation, at least five days prior to the exam date.

    Choose your ATMA Exam Centers:Click Here

    There are 30 ATMA Exam Centers across India. Below is the list of test Cities. These cities are decided by AIMS each year.

    AhmedabadBengaluruBhubaneshwarNew Delhi/NCRGhaziabad
    LucknowMumbaiNavi MumbaiNagpurNashik

    ATMA Exam Pattern

    As per candidates who appeared for February session of ATMA, the question paper overall was of moderate difficulty. Quantitative skills section was the toughest amongst all the six sections. Unlike previous years the order of sections in this session was changed. 

    Section 1: Analytical reasoning part 1

    Section 2: Verbal skills part 1

    Section 3: Quantitative skills part 1

    Section 4: Analytical Reasoning part 2

    Section 5: Verbal Skills part 2

    Section 6: Quantitative Skills part 2

    The following infograph highlights the basic paper pattern of ATMA exam:

    ATMA Exam Pattern, ATMA Paper Pattern

    ATMA is conducted in a certain format and pattern as mentioned below:

    • ATMA exam is conducted as a computer based test.
    • It will contain 180 multiple choice questions each of 1 mark.
    • ATMA Exam Pattern covers 3 key areas viz. Verbal Skills, Analytical Reasoning Skills, Quantitative Skills. Each section will be allotted 30 minutes.
    • The question paper is divided into 6 sub-sections and each section comprises of 30 questions.
    • The total duration for ATMA is 3 hours.
    • 0.25 marks to be deducted for an incorrect response
    SectionsNo. of QuestionsSectional Time
    Verbal Skills – I3030 Minutes
    Analytical Reasoning Skills – I3030 Minutes
    Quantitative Skills – I3030 Minutes
    Verbal Skills – II3030 Minutes
    Analytical Reasoning Skills – II3030 Minutes
    Quantitative Skills – II3030 Minutes
    Total180 Questions180 Minutes

    ATMA Mock Tests

    • AIMS releases their own sample questions as well as official mock tests to prepare better for ATMA exam.
    • To practice them, visit the official website of ATMA and click ‘Mock Test’ or ‘Sample Questions’ tab.
    • A window will open, enter your registered Email ID and Password there. 
    • You will easily be able to download the PDFs of each of the document.
    • Both mock tests and sample paper materials will act as a tool to prepare better for the exam.
    • Also, these will help you in gaining an idea of the exam pattern.

    ATMA Exam Syllabus

    ReasoningQuantitative AbilityVerbal Ability
    Arrangement of lettersSimple Interest

    Reading Comprehension

    Coding-DecodingPercentageFill in the Blanks
    Blood RelationsProfit and LossSynonyms
    Visual ReasoningTime-Speed-DistanceAntonyms
    AnalogyTime and WorkVocabulary
    SyllogismNumber SystemParallel relationships
    Statement– ConclusionBasic Arithmetic

    Sentence Completion

    Number Series--

    Sentence Correction

    Data Interpretation----

    Read ATMA Preparation Tips

    ATMA Exam Result

    ATMA Result for February session is declared on third week of February, 2020. The Result is declared in form of score card at the official website. ATMA Score card will consist of the following information-

    • Name of the candidate
    • Address
    • Roll Number
    • Test Date
    • Quantitative Skills- Scaled Score, Percentile
    • Verbal Skills- Scaled Score, Percentile
    • Analytical ReasoningScaled Score, Percentile
    • Total Scaled Score
    • Overall Percentile

    ATMA score card

    ATMA Exam Cutoff

    InstituteATMA 2020 Cut off (Expected)
    Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (IMS, Ghaziabad)70
    Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS)60
    Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Sector-5, Rohini60
    AIMS Institute60
    G.L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research (GLBIMR)50
    Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune (KIAMS)50
    ICBM- School of Business Excellence (ICBM-SBE)50
    Fortune Institute of International Business50
    SCMS Cochin School Of Business (SCMS Cochin)50
    Note: All colleges accepting ATMA score will release their respective cut offs. Candidates scoring marks equal to or more than the ATMA Cutoff will be eligible for the next rounds of admission into the institutes.

    ATMA Exam Selection Procedure

    • Candidates qualifying the written round will have to appear for the next round of selection process – Group Discussion followed by Personal Interview.
    • Group DiscussionFor Group discussion, qualified candidates from the previous rounds are given a topic related to current or business affairs. The duration of the GD usually varies. Candidates’ ability to take initiative and effectively communicate their ideas are tested in this round.
    • Personal InterviewThe Personal Interview round is one on one interaction round where the panelists judge the candidates on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure. The usual duration of PI round in 10 -15 minutes.

    • Candidates appearing for the selection process will have to produce the following document for verification-
      1. ATMA Score Card/Hall Ticket
      2. Original Degree/Provisional Certificate
      3. Multiple Passport size color and black & white photos.
      4. Original and a copy of Counselling Letter.
      5. Original and a copy of Admit Card.
      6. Original and copies of 10th, 12th standard

    Check Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Score

    Steps to take ATMA Demo Test

    Step 1: Go and visit the official website of ATMA.

    Step 2: Click on the link and a pop-up window will open wherein candidates will have to click on the demo test link.

    Step 3: Then Candidates will be required to choose the exam session, enter the PID and password.

    Step 4: Now Click on the Login tab.

    Step 5: Lastly start taking the demo test with an aim to get familiar with AI Proctored exam.

    ATMA Practice Papers

    ATMA aspirants can download practice papers offered by the board to interested candidates. Follow the steps below to download the same:

    1. Visit the official portal of ATMA i.e.
    2. Click on the link of ‘ATMA Sample Papers’
    3. Various PDF files will be displayed . 
    4. Select a PDF you wish to download.

    Solving ATMA Practice Papers will help you analyse youe strong and weak areas. It will also boost your confidance and improve time management skills.

    ATMA Exam FAQs

    Ques. What is ATMA?

    Ans. ATMA better known as AIMS Test for Management Admission is a high-quality test for admission in Post Graduate Management Programs.

    Ques. Who conducts ATMA?

    Ans. ATMA is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

    Ques. Who can appear for ATMA?

    Ans. A candidate who wishes to appear for ATMA need not have any prior knowledge of business or similar subject areas, thus candidate holding any bachelor’s degree holder can appear for ATMA.

    Ques. How is ATMA different from other Management Admission Tests?

    Ans. ATMA seeks to evaluate the aptitude of the students and does not seek to measure accomplishment in only a particular field.

    Ques. Why should a candidate choose ATMA over other tests?

    Ans. ATMA is a student-centric test, it is different than other tests as it is of higher quality and focusses on aptitude. The scores help envisage academic performances and the admission processes are relatively simpler.

    Ques. Where can a student find their test venue?

    Ans. Candidate can check the test venue on their admit card.

    Ques. Where can a candidate find instructions related to the exam?

    Ans. The admit card of every student will have the instructions related to the exams printed.

    Ques. What is the educational qualification to appear for ATMA?

    Ans. A candidate with 50% scores in their bachelor’s degree is eligible for ATMA.

    Ques. I am a final year student; can I appear for ATMA?

    Ans. Yes, final year students can apply for ATMA, conditions applied they are confident about scoring more than 50% in their result.

    Ques. Can a CA appear for ATMA?

    Ans. Yes, a CA can appear for ATMA. Any candidate with 50% of bachelor’s degree can appear for ATMA.

    Ques. Can a student from an unrecognized institute appear for ATMA?

    Ans. No, students who have completed their degree program from a recognized university can only appear for ATMA.

    Ques. Is there any negative marking in ATMA?

    Ans. Yes, candidates answering a question with a wrong answer will get a negative marking for the same.

    Ques. What is the duration of ATMA?

    Ans. ATMA is a test of 3 hours.

    Ques. What is the syllabus for ATMA?

    Ans. ATMA syllabus consists of 6 sections, namely Analytical Reasoning Skills-I, Verbal Reasoning Skills-I, Quantitative Skills-I, Analytical Reasoning Skills-II, Verbal Reasoning Skills-II and Quantitative Skills-II.

    Ques. What type of questions are asked in ATMA?

    Ans. High-quality questions from the syllabus, based in MCQ format are asked in ATMA.

    Ques. Where are the ATMA scores accepted?

    Ans. ATMA scores are accepted by 200+ high ranking institutions.

    Ques. Where can I enroll myself for ATMA?

    Ans. ATMA can be appeared by registering on the official website i.e.

    Ques. What is the registration fee for ATMA 2020?

    Ans. The registration fees for ATMA is INR 1298, which is inclusive of GST.

    Ques. How can I check my payment is done for ATMA?

    Ans. Candidates will receive an SMS on the mobile number or email id submitted by them during registration. This SMS will be proof of successful fee payment.

    Ques. Can I choose a test center for ATMA?

    Ans. Yes, candidates can choose two preferences for test centers.

    Ques. How can I register myself for ATMA?

    Ans. A candidate can register themselves for ATMA after successful payment of the registration fees. After the payment, they will receive a confirmation mail with a link provided that is to be used for registration.

    Ques. When can I download my admit card for ATMA?

    Ans. The admit cards for ATMA 2020 May session will be available from June 17, 2020.

    Ques. I have registered myself for ATMA but now I don’t want to appear, can I get the refund?

    Ans. No, the registration amount for ATMA is non-refundable.

    Ques. I want to change my ATMA test center, what should I do?

    Ans. The ATMA test center can’t be changed. Only in an emergency case can a student ask for changing the test center, minimum 10 days prior to the date of exam.

    Ques. When will be the results announced for ATMA 2020?

    Ans. ATMA 2020 result for February session has been declared on February 13, 2020, at the official website. May results can be expected on June 25, 2020. 

    Ques. Where can I find the mock test for ATMA?

    Ans. Candidates can find mock tests on the official website i.e.

    Ques. What books can I refer to ATMA?

    Ans. Candidates can refer to study material available in the market that is common for all Management tests.

    Ques. Where can I raise my queries related to ATMA?

    Ans. Individuals having any queries related to their ATMA can send their queries on along with their PID and Test date in the email.

    Ques. What is a PID and how will I receive it after payment?

    Ans. PID is a Person ID that a candidate will receive after successful payment on their registered mobile number or email id.

    Ques. How can I improve my preparation for ATMA?

    Ans. Individuals can add reading magazines, newspapers, 10th and 12th NCERT books to their preparation for top-notch scores in ATMA.

    Ques. When is the last date for fee payment for ATMA registration?

    Ans. The last date for fee payment for ATMA 2020 May session is June 12, 2020.

    Ques. How can I score high marks in ATMA?

    Ans. A candidate can score high marks in ATMA by regularly practicing mock tests and calculating the time taken by them to answer all questions. Completing paper on time and avoiding questions you don’t know answer to can help score more marks.

    Ques. How many ATMA test centers can I choose? Also, can I choose specific test centers within a city?

    Ans. You can choose two cities in order of preference at the time of registration. And, the test venue will be allotted automatically that cannot be changed later on.

    Ques. Is the application fee different for reserved category students?

    Ans. No, the application fee is same for all i.e. INR 1100+GST

    Ques. What items can I carry in the exam hall?

    Ans. When in exam hall, students can only carry a ball pen, filled-in registration printout, payment receipt and photo ID. No other items will be allowed in the examination hall.

    Ques. Are ATMA scores comparable with MAT, CAT, XAT etc.?

    Ans. Since the questions and their level vary in all these exams, their marks cannot be compared.

    Ques. Who should I contact in case of a query?

    Ans. In case of any queries/ questions, candidates can contact AIMS at Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) 101, Rekha Deluxe Enclave Sangeetha Nagar, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082 Tel.No. Office: 040-2337 0024/34

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

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    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

    28 Jun, 2018 18:22
    Garima Bansal

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

    29 Jun, 2018 13:27
    Vivek Bansal

    Can we skip and jump to next question while working with the ATMA exam paper in online mode?

    27 Jul, 2017 16:02
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 16:11
    shivani tiwari

    To how many colleges will my ATMA score be sent?

    27 Jul, 2017 15:50
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 16:13
    shivani tiwari

    Can I fill ATMA application form for the June attempt in February only?

    27 Jul, 2017 15:49
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Shivani, No, you can’t! The registration will start in the month of June.

    27 Jul, 2017 16:15
    Deeksha Gupta

    I find that there is a duplication of section names in ATMA test, is it true?

    27 Jul, 2017 15:25
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Deeksha, Yes, you will get to attempt every section twice. There will be the difference in the difficulty level.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:40
    pankaj pathak

    How many attempts can I give through a single registration of ATMA?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:30
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Pankaj, You can appear for only once through a single registration.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:18
    Yashika Goel

    What are the requirements of photograph defined by ATMA?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:09
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:16
    Yashika Goel

    Any ID proof is needed along with the ATMA admit card?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:08
    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

    27 Jul, 2017 15:09
    Soumya Sehgal

    Can I ask for a refund or adjustment of ATMA application fee if I fail to appear for the test?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:07
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Soumya, No, fee once paid cannot be adjusted or refunded. This is prior stated by the authorities.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:08
    Soumya Sehgal

    What are the helpline numbers to get the information corrected on ATMA admit card?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:07
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:06
    pushpendra singh

    What is the minimum percentage criteria for AIMS entrance test?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:06
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Pushpendra, A minimum of 50% marks during graduation is compulsory.

    27 Jul, 2017 15:03
    Ruby Goyal

    How can I check ATMA result?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:06
    Sakshi Garg Expert

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

    27 Jul, 2017 15:01
    pushpendra singh

    Can you tell me about ATMA marking scheme?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:06
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 14:56
    Jainab alvi

    What is the total time allotted to complete the ATMA entrance test?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:04
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Jainab, The total time duration is 3 hours and there are 6 sections that you must complete.

    27 Jul, 2017 14:54
    Sonal Rohatgi

    Do I have to apply personally to each of the 5 colleges, or only AIMS application form can work?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:04
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 14:53
    Sonal Rohatgi

    What all details need to be submitted at the time of ATMA registration?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:03
    Sakshi Garg Expert

    Hi Sonal, You have to give the details of name, email address, phone number and date of birth.

    27 Jul, 2017 14:51
    Jainab alvi

    When is the last attempt for ATMA entrance exam this year?

    27 Jul, 2017 13:03
    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.

    27 Jul, 2017 14:49
    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.

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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