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ATMA 2021 May Session Registration (Open), Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, and Cut off

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - May 4, 2021

AIMS has released ATMA 2021 Registration forms for the May session on April 26, 2021. The last date to apply for the exam is May 23, 2021 and the exam is scheduled to be held on May 30, 2021. ATMA 2021 May session will also be conducted in Internet Based Test Mode on May 30, 2021. Fill ATMA 2021 Application Form

AIMS Test for Management School (ATMA) is a national-level entrance exam conducted to select eligible candidates for various postgraduate and diploma courses. The MBA exam is held more than once a year to select candidates for various courses such as MBA, MCA, PGDM, etc offered by various government and private universities. Check ATMA Exam Pattern 2021

ATMA Latest Updates:

  • May 04: ATMA Topper List for the April 2021 session has been released by AIMS.
  • May 3: ATMA 2021 Result of April Session has been released on May 3 at the official website. Check Here
  • April 26: AIMS has released ATMA 2021 May session schedule on the official website. Check Here
  • April 25: ATMA 2021 April session has been successfully conducted on April 25. Check Here
  • April 21: ATMA 2021 Admit Card has been released for the April session. Download ATMA Admit Card 2021

Candidates can check the expected percentile using ATMA Percentile Predictor Tool. Based on ATMA Scores, candidates will qualify for ATMA Counselling.

ATMA Exam Date

ATMA 2021 Exam Date

ATMA Exam Date 2021 for the May session has been given below:

Release of ATMA Application Form April 26, 2021
ATMA Registration Last Date May 23, 2021
Last Date for Online Fee Payment May 22, 2021
Last Date to print your Application form May 23, 2021
Release of Admit Card or Hall Ticket May 26, 2021
ATMA 2021 Exam Date May 30, 2021
Declaration of Result June 5, 2021

ATMA Exam Date 2021 for the April session has been given below:

Release of ATMA Application Form March 2, 2021
ATMA Registration Last Date April 18, 2021
Last Date for Online Fee Payment April 17, 2021
Last Date to print your Application form April 20, 2021
Release of Admit Card or Hall Ticket April 21, 2021
ATMA 2021 Exam Date April 25, 2021
Declaration of Result May 3, 2021 (Out)
ATMA Eligibility

ATMA 2021 Eligibility

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

  • Nationality: The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Qualification: The applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree from a university recognized by the government of India in any stream.
  • Marks Requirement: The applicant must have scored at least 50% marks in his/ her undergraduate course.
  • Degree Requirement: If the candidate is in his/ her final year of graduation or the final result is awaited, he/ she is also eligible for application.
  • Age Limit: 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 Application Form

ATMA 2021 Registration

ATMA 2021 Application Forms have been released in online mode on the official website on April 26, 2021 for the May session. 

  • 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 center in the form. Make sure you take a printout of the application form for future purposes.

ATMA 2021 Application Fees

ATMA registration fee has to be paid online via a debit card or credit card (demand draft or internet banking will not be allowed). ATMA application fee is Rs. 1100 plus 18% GST (total sum of Rs. 1298). There is a concession of 25% for female candidates. Students from North-Eastern states can avail a concession of 50% in the application fee.

Note: The fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

ATMA Admit Card 2021

Steps to download ATMA Admit Card 2021 are mentioned below: 

  • Step 1: Visit the official site of ATMA.
  • Step 2: Enter your login credentials. 
  • Step 3: ATMA 2021 admit card will show up on the screen. 
  • Step 4: Download and print for later use. 

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

ATMA exam pattern

Check Detailed Sectional ATMA Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Name of the Section ATMA Exam Syllabus Maximum number of questions ATMA Exam Duration
Analytical reasoning skills 1

Critical Reasoning, Statement – Inference, Statement – Course of Action, Statement – Weak and Strong Arguments

30 30 minutes
Analytical reasoning skills 2

Coding-decoding, Arrangements, Strengthen/ Weaken arguments, Syllogisms, Statement – Conclusion, Data sufficiency

30 30 minutes
Quantitative skills 1 Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Number System, Percentages, Proportion & Ratio Variations, Mensuration, Quadratic Equation, Algebra, Geometry, Average, Profit & Loss, Time, Distance, and Speed, Combination and Permutation, Logarithm, Number Systems, LCM and HCF, Inequalities, Problems on Ages, Complex Numbers, Binomial Theorem, Averages, Set Theory, Surds, and Indices, Discounts 30 30 minutes
Quantitative skills 2 30 30 minutes
Verbal skills 1

Grammar, Passages (Reading Comprehension), Vocabulary, Sentence Completion, Jumbled Sentences

30 30 minutes
Verbal skills 2 30 30 minutes
Total 180 180 minutes

ATMA 2021 Preparation Tips

Now let us see how you can prepare for ATMA Exam in 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 textbooks.
  • All your basic concepts should be clear. You must have no confusion about common formulae. Time is of utmost significance in the 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 the 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 logic.
  • The key to succeeding 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

ATMA Quant ATMA Verbal  ATMA Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT by Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
  • Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by BS Sijwali & S Sijwali
  • Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar and Dr.Lal

ATMA 2021 Exam Analysis

Candidates can check ATMA 2021 Exam Analysis for the April session in the table below: 

ATMA Exam Section Difficulty Ideal Attempts
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part I) Moderate 22 - 25 Questions
Verbal Skills (Part I) Moderate 20 - 22 Questions
Quantitative Skills (Part I) Moderate to Difficult 18 - 22 Questions
Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part II) Moderate to Difficult 22 - 25 Questions
Verbal Skills (Part II) Moderate 20 - 22 Questions
Quantitative Skills (Part II) Difficult 18 - 22 Questions
Total Moderate to Difficult 135 - 145 Questions
ATMA Result & Counselling

ATMA 2021 Result & Counselling

  • ATMA Result 2021 of April session has been released on May 3. 
  • ATMA May session to be released on June 5, 2021
  • ATMA 2021 results 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.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of your result for future purposes. 
  • After the results are declared, each participating institute may have further procedures to be conducted before the 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 Cut Off

ATMA 2021 Cut Off

Each participating institute will announce it's 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 between 70 and 120.

atma cutoff

ATMA Colleges With Fee Structure

MBA college Fee (INR in lakhs)
PUMBA  2.45
WeSchool 11.00
JIM Lucknow 9.25
ISBM Pune 8.90
IPE Hyderabad 8.00
IMS Ghaziabad 9.70
SIES Mumbai 7.20
JIM Noida 9.25
VJIM Hyderabad 6.50
PSGIM Coimbatore 8.00
IBA Bangalore 6.98
IES MCRC Mumbai 7.20
SCMS Cochin 8.25
EMPI New Delhi 6.95
NDIM New Delhi 8.25
FIIB New Delhi 7.20
VESIM Mumbai 2.94

ATMA 2021 Coaching Institutes

1. IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, Begumpet, Hyderabad

Address About Phone Website Rating

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

Pin code: 500016

Landmark: ABOVE Mebaz Showroom

This is one of the oldest institutes in Hyderabad offering training courses and programs 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. 040 33129062 4.5/5

2. Global Smart Infotech and Education, Royapettah, Chennai

Address About 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

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

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

Address About 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


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.

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

4. Eduwest Institute, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Address About Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

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


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 are also specially provided for candidates who are interested. The staff is hardworking and is committed to aid candidates in enhancing their performance in the examination.

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

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

Address About Phone Website Working Hours: Rating

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

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, journals, magazines, and more. There is also a reading room present in the institute. Every candidate gets personal attention from the experienced faculty.

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


ATMA 2021 FAQs

Ques: What is ATMA Exam full form?

Ans: ATMA Exam full form is AIMS Test for Management Admissions.

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

Ans: No, a change of test center 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 the 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 many 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 exam date for ATMA 2021 May session?

Ans: The exam date for ATMA 2021 May session is May 30, 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.

ATMA 2021 : 3 answered questions


Ques. Which MBA colleges can I apply for with ATMA scores?

● Top Answer By Asmita Khandelwal on 18 Jan 21

Ans. ATMA is one of the nationally accepted examinations for MBA/PGDM courses in India. It is recognised by AICTE and MHRD . The test clearly is focussed at aptitude oriented assessment. The paper is one of the credible national papers that helps to provide a clear cut access to a larger group of aspirants to enter good institutes. Categories ATMA Conducting Body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Exam Level National Exam Frequency 4-5 times a year Exam Mode Online Exam Duration 3 hours The paper consists of sections like verbal, quantitative and reasoning skills. No business related or subject areas knowledge is checked through the exam. It is an online objective MCQ exam focussing on assessing the higher education aptitude in the candidate with a major focus on reasoning skills.  The prospective date for the exam this time is 14 February 2021. The common colleges that are accepting the score are include -  Christ University, FIIB, New Delhi IMS Ghaziabad LN Welingkar Institute Of Management Development & Research Delhi School Of Business ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai  Indus Business Academy Bangalore Department Of Management Sciences University Of Pune, Pune IPE Hyderabad Institute Of Management Technology, Hyderabad SIESCOMS, Navi Mumbai IIMS, Pune ATMA is a score accepted by approximately 200 colleges across the country making it a feasible option to look up to. A not so tough examination opens up a lot of scope for good colleges like Welingkar, FIIB and many others.Read more
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Ques. What are the colleges accepting MBA admissions for ATMA (aims test for management admissions)?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 18 Jan 21

Ans. Aims Test For Management Admissions (ATMA) is accepted by almost more than 200 colleges in the country prominently; but it depends on the percentile scored by the candidates. The list of prospective colleges are as follows: PERCENTILE RANGE COLLEGES 80-85 Welingkar Mumbai, PUMBA, IMS Ghaziabad, Jaipuria Institute Of Management (Noida), Christ University Bangalore and SIESCOMS Mumbai 75-80 NIBM Pune, OP Jindal University, Sonepat, XIME Bangalore, SDMIMD Mysore, VIT Vellore, Indus Business School Bangalore and VJIM Hyderabad 70-75 IES Mumbai, IIMS Pune, FIIB New Delhi, DSB New Delhi, AIMS Bangalore, PES University, GITAM Hyderabad, SRM University Chennai, IES Mumbai and SSIM Secunderabad A large group of students are able to attain a good percentile in a range of 90-98 percentile. The acceptance of score is also quite good in a variety of colleges opening up a huge range of possibilities.Read more
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Ques. How much marks do toppers get in ATMA Exam?

● Top Answer By Supriya Sarkar on 18 Jan 21

Ans. The toppers score in a competitive examination depends totally on the number of candidates and their prospective scores, creating anticipation.  The general range of scores and their colleges is best described in table below: PERCENTILE RANGE COLLEGES 98-95 Welingkar Institute Of Management , DMS University Of Pune 90-85 SIES College Of Management Studies, Institute Of Public Enterprises , ITM Business School 80-75 FIIB, Entrepreneurship Development Institute Of India , Delhi School Of Business , Faculty Of Management Studies; Institute Of Rural Management and International Institute Of Management Pune. Other important details to be looked are as : The paper is of 800 marks and the score of toppers lies close to 640-650. The score is translated to percentile after score declaration. Above 600; a guaranteed 95 plus percentile is guaranteed. The scores are compiled percentile wise of three sections; quantitative skills, verbal skills and analytical skills. The target should be close to more than 120 questions plus an approach to avoid any loss of marks due to negative marking. ATMA is one of the easiest management exams , so it’s easy to score a decent percentile in it. ATMA is one of the easiest papers to look up to in the management field. It encompasses a lot of good colleges and has a light curriculum as compared to CAT. Aspirants should definitely try to score a good percentile in it.Read more
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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
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.