ATMA 2024 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2024 Notification

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Name of the Examination AIMS Test for Management Admissions
Commonly known as ATMA 2018
Conducting body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Type of Exam Post Graduate
Exam Mode Computer based
Programs Offered MBA/PGDM/PGDBA/MCM/MCA and other postgraduate management courses
Application form release date The exam is conducted 5 times in a year. The application form for August session was available from 28th June 2018.
Date of Examination 4th January 2018

25th February 2018

27th May 2018

1st July 2018

5th August 2018

What is ATMA?

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is computer-based test conducted by the AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) Test for Management Admissions. It is a single-window test for admissions to different management programs including MBA/PGDM/MMS/MCA.

ATMA has been approved by the MHRD for admissions on an all India basis to the MBA / PGDM and other post-graduate programs like MCA subject to the regulations of the college. The exam is conducted in over 27 cities all across the country. The core of this exam is accepted by over 200 renowned business schools including-

Structure of ATMA exam

The examination is a computer-based test – albeit on different dates – and tests skills in Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and verbal skills. The test has 6 sections (2 sections on each area), and a total of 180 questions to be answered in 180 minutes. The sections are as follows:

            Section                                              No. Of Questions Time duration
1.      Analytical Reasoning skills 30 30 minutes
2.      Verbal Skills 30 30 minutes
3.      Quantitative Skills 30 30 minutes
4.      Verbal Skills 30 30 minutes
5.      Analytical reasoning skills 30 30 minutes
6.      Quantitative Skills 30 30 minutes


  • The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for each right answer
  • No marks will be given for unanswered questions
  • 25 (1/4th) marks will be deducted in case of wrong answers

Any misconduct at the exam center will result in the cancellation of the exam.

ATMA 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criterion of the institute they are interested in applying to. The ATMA 2018 scores are not the only requirement for some institutes.

ATMA 2018 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below-

  • The minimum qualification for the ATMA exam is graduation in any stream (Science/commerce/arts), from a recognized college or in 10+2+3 format
  • The candidate should have scored 50% or more in his/her graduation degree. Though this depends on the institute you are interested in applying to.
  • Final year graduation students can also apply. Though they have to submit the required documentation before the deadline mentioned by the institute.
  • Candidate of any age can apply. The exam does not have any minimum or maximum age to apply.

The exam does not require the candidate to have any prior work experience. Though it is advised to some at least 1 year of experience as top ranking institute prefer working individuals over freshers.

Application forms and submission procedure

The candidate may apply for the examination through the following procedure.

STEP-1: Payment of Application Fee

  • Unlike other exams, the exam authorities require the candidate to pay the application fee first. Even before filling the application form.
  • The application fee for ATMA 2018 is Rs 1298 (Rs 1100 + 18% GST).
  • Candidates can pay the application fee only through Debit/Credit card. There is no offline mode of payment (Cheque/DD/Cash) of the application fee.

Relaxation in fee-

Category Fee relaxation Amount (Rs)
Women Candidates 25% 974
Candidates belonging to North East (Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland,  Tripura) 50% 649

Step-2: Filling up form

  • Once the application fee is paid, candidates will be required to fill the application form.
  • As soon as the fee is paid, the candidates will receive Personal ID code on their registered email Id and mobile number (SMS).
  • This PID Code is of immense importance as this will be your login id for all future purpose including accessing your admit card, results etc.
  • Using this PID Code fill the application form with personal and qualification details.
  • Upload your photo and signature in the prescribed format.

Other elements of the application form-

Field Detail
Exam center preference The candidate has to fill out 2 cities of his/her choice in which he/she would like to appear for the exam. It is to be noted that the exam conducting body can cancel any exam centre due to non-availability of required students or any other reason.

Therefore, candidates are advised to select the preferred exam centre wisely.

Choice of Institutes Candidate has to fill the institute code of 5 institutes in which he/she is interested in. The institute codes are provided by the exam conducting body.

Admission Procedure

The ATMA is offered for five times a year and offers admission into 200 renowned MBA colleges. Candidates are given a choice of sending their scores at 5 institutes at the time of filling up the application form.

Once the exam, is over the scores are sent to the preferred institutes, which in return will call the candidates for further counseling if they qualify the selection criterion laid out by the institute.

The selection procedure usually involves ATMA 2018 score followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Documents to be carried to the Institute-

  • Shortlisting Letter
  • Original Mark sheet of Class 10th and 12th (Along with 2 photocopies)
  • ATMA 2018 Admit Card
  • Passport size photographs
  • Category Certificate (if any)
  • Provisional Mark sheet (For those candidates who in the last year of graduation degree)


The test primarily consists of 6 sections – three areas of two sections each – namely Quantitative ability, Verbal skills, and logical (Analytical) reasoning. The syllabus for the test is as follows:

Section No. of questions Topics/Skills required
Analytical Reasoning skills-1 30 questions This section is designed to test the logical thinking capabilities of a person, and therefore no specialized knowledge of any particular portion is necessary for this section. Here, you will have to analyze the situation the question presents and then select the answer. Each set of questions or a group is based on a passage and/or a set of conditions.
Quantitative Skills-1 30 questions The ATMA will test a candidate’s ability to reason quantitatively, interpret graphic data, and understand quantitative problems. The type of questions in this section include, Problem solving and Data sufficiency.

The important topics to be studied for this section are:-

·         Number System allegation

·         Set theory

·         Percentages

·         Profit and loss

·         Interest.

·         Ration and Proportion

·         Permutation and combinations

·         Probability

·         Progression

·         Coordinate geometry

Verbal Skills-1 30 questions The verbal skills section tests the student’s ability to comprehend and understand written English, and to evaluate and reason through arguments. Further no specialized knowledge in any of the reading passages is assumed.

The types of multiple-choice questions in this section include:

·         Reading Comprehension (Passages)

·         Sentence Correction

·         Word Meanings – antonyms, synonyms and analogies

·         Sentence completions

Analytical Reasoning skills-2 30 questions Similar to Part-1 with additional topics-

·         Coding-Decoding

·         Odd-one out

·         Blood Relations

·         Analogy

·         Syllogism

·         Verbal Logic

·         Arrangement of Letters

·         Number Series

Quantitative Skills-2 30 questions Similar to Part-1 with additional topics-

·         Time-Speed-Distance

·         Algebra

·         Compound Interest

·         Bar Graph

·         Pie Charts

·         Series

Verbal Skills-2 30 questions Similar to Part-1 with additional topics-

·         Jumbles sentences

·         Fill in the blanks

·         Grammar

ATMA 2018 Important Dates

The ATMA is offered around 5 times year. The important dates for August 2018 exam are as follows:

Event Date
1.      Date of Commencement of Registration


June 30th, 2018
3.      Last date for fee payment July 30th, 2018 ( Uptill 5 PM)
4.      Last date for registration July 30th, 2018( Uptill 11 PM)
Last date for reprint of filled-in application form August 5th , 2018 (1:45 PM)
Downloading of Admit Cards


August 3rd (11 AM onwards)to August 5th , 2018 (Uptill 1:45 PM)
ATMA 2018 Test 5th August, 2018
Results 9th August, 2018 (10 AM)

List of ATMA Examination Centres

The ATMA exam is to be held is 18 test centers throughout India. The test centers are as follows:

  • Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar)
  • Bangalore
  • Bhubaneswar
  • New Delhi
  • Hyderabad/Secunderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Thane

Important points regarding the exam center

  • The exam centres are only provided in India. There are no ATMA exam centres aboard.
  • The candidate needs to fill in maximum 2 exam centres of his/her choice.
  • The candidate should reach the exam centre at least 1 hour before the exam commencement time.
  • Necessary documents and admit card should be carried along to the center.

Can I change my Exam center?

Exam center’s (2 centers) once filled in the application form cannot be changed, except for exceptional cases. There no online mode for change of exam centre, Candidate need to contact the exam authority with a valid reason at details provided below-

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

Contact Details

For any Clarification or Enquiries, you may contact at:

Address-1: Pune Office

B-5, Aashiyana Triveni Co-operative Housing Society,

Bhau Patil Road, Bopadi,

Pune, Maharashtra- 411020

Address-2: Head Office

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

101, Rekha Deluxe Enclave Sangeetha Nagar,

Punjagutta Hyderabad 500 082

Phone Number: 09607404869

Email ID:

List of colleges accepting ATMA score

The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) is one of the largest networks with around 600 participating institutions.

Below is a list of top 15 colleges accepting the score of ATMA 2018-

Institute Fee
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)


Rs 14-21 Lakhs
Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad


Rs 32-35 Lakhs
Xavier Institute of Management


Rs 15.5 Lakhs
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research


Rs 8.6 Lakhs
Management Development Institute (MDI) Rs 18.8 Lakhs
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research Rs 16 Lakhs
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), Mumbai Rs 11 Lakhs
NMIMS Rs 17.5 Lakhs
XLRI Rs 19 Lakhs
PUMBA Rs 2. 5Lakhs
IMS Ghaziabad Rs 9.7 Lakhs
Jaipuria Institute of Management Rs 9.25 Lakhs
New Delhi Institute of Management Rs 8.25 Lakhs
ISBM Pune Rs 8.9 Lakhs
MIT School of Business Rs 5.9 Lakhs
Amity University, Noida Rs 7-8 Lakhs

ATMA Result

The results for the exam will be available online after the exam and will be notified accordingly on ATMA’s website. It must be noted that no hard copy of the score card will be sent to the students, and the students must, therefore, print a copy of the score card.

How to check ATMA Result?

  • Visit the official website and click on the ATMA Result option
  • This will take you to the result page (As shown below)
  • Select the exam date (5th August 2018) for the August Session result and enter PID and password
  • Click on the log in option and your result will be displayed

Score Validity

The ATMA scores are valid for a period of one year. The scores obtained in the ATMA examination are directly sent to the opted institutions by the AIMS, after the examination.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The ATMA follows no reservation, and has no concession in fees for the SC/ST or other category students (Fee concession only for women and North-East candidates). The ATMA only sends the scores to the participating institutions, which have the discretionary power in seat reservation.

ATMA 2018 Counselling Schedule

The ATMA test is only one of the criteria for admission into MBA/PGDM institutions. The test scores are sent to the 5 opted institutions by the AIMA after the result, and the colleges on receiving the test results along with the application of the student, follows a holistic admission process.

The admission process usually includes group discussion and personal interview, after the initial shortlisting of the candidates, which is done on the basis of the standardized tests.

Document required at the time of Counselling-

  • Passport size photographs
  • Identity Proof (Aaadhaar preferably)
  • Original Marksheet of Class 10th and 12th
  • Rank Card
  • Score Card
  • Community Certificate (If any)


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