ATMA – AIMS Test For Management Application

ATMAAIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is the national level entrance examination through which admission to the postgraduate management programmes (MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, MCM, MCA, etc.) is provided. It is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) three times in a year. ATMA is the single window entrance test that measures the candidate’s comprehension skills, verbal reasoning capabilities, numerical reasoning capabilities etc. The examination of ATMA is conducted in the month of February, May and July. The examination will be held in paper and computer based mode. Get the complete information about ATMA 2017 from this article.

ATMA 2017 Exam Dates

Candidates may check the ATMA 2017 dates from the below section:

Events Dates (Announced)
ATMA February 2017
Registration Started 23rd December 2016
Start of Distribution of ATMA Bulletins 2nd January 2017
Close of Distribution of ATMA Bulletins 31st January 2017
Date of Closure of Registration 2nd February 2017
Last date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form 6th February 2017
Admit Card Issued 8th February 2017
Date of Exam 12th February 2017 (Pen Paper Based) (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Result Declaration Around 20th February 2017
ATMA May 2017
Date of Exam 28th May 2017 (Online Test)
Result Declaration After 5 days of examination
ATMA July 2017
Date of Exam 16th July 2017 (Online Test)
Result Declaration After 5 days of examination

Admit Card

All the registered candidates can download their ATMA admit card from the official website of AIMS by providing login credentials. Paste your photograph on the downloaded admit card and also bring one identity proof on the examination day along with admit card.

ATMA Exam Pattern

  • The question paper contains 180 questions breakup in the six sections.
  • The total time allotted for the exam is 3 hours.
  • The paper based test may be attempted serial-wise but for online test there is no such requirement.
  • The question paper type of the exam will be MCQ having four alternatives.

The ATMA exam pattern is discussed below in the table format:

Sections No. of Questions Time allotted
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 min.
Verbal Skills 30 30 min.
Quantitative Skills 30 30 min.
Verbal Skills 30 30 min.
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 min.
Quantitative Skills 30 30 min.
Total 180 180

There are three sections viz. Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, and each section is repeated twice. The time alloted to each section is 30 minutes.

Marking System

Each correct answer contains one mark. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be subtracted. No marks will be deducted for the question left un-attempted.

How to prepare for ATMA

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) does not recommend any course for the preparation of ATMA. The candidates can refer the sample tests available on the official website of AIMS for getting idea about the exam. The candidates can also take the regular aptitude test to improve the speed.

ATMA Syllabus

The syllabus of ATMA comprises of the questions from following sections:

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills
  • Verbal Skills
  • Quantitative Skills

Candidates will have to prepare from these topics, candidates should practice model question papers, in order to increase their speed in the examination.

ATMA 2017 Registration

  • The candidates can fill the application form of ATMA 2017 through online or offline process.
  • For online registration, the aspirants have to register themselves through the website.
  • Provide your details like Full name, Correct Email ID, Mobile Number and Date of Birth in the On-line Fee Payment form.
  • ATMA 2017 Registration fee can be paid through debit card/credit card (payment gateway), net banking & bank transfer. The fee is non-refundable.
  • The Fee Payment was started from 23rd December 2016 till 2nd February 2017.
  • Once the candidate has been successfully registered, the login credentials that contains user name and password has been sent to the candidate’s email Id.
  • Now, activate your account and then proceed towards the filling of application form.
  • To avail the offline application form of ATMA 2017, visit the prescribed centres and purchase the form against the application fee of Rs 1100/-.

Note: Keep the 2 copies of filled-in application form for future references.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is mentioned below:

  • The aspirants must have completed graduation from a recognized University with at least 50% marks.
  • The candidates who are in final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply.
  • The minimum age criteria required for applying is 21 years.


The candidates can get the ATMA 2017 result online through the official website of AIMS. Enter your login credentials like your user name and password for getting the result. Hard copy of the test result has not been sent to the candidates.

ATMA 2018

ATMA 2018 (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) will be managed by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). It is a national level entrance exam. ATMA score card is accepted for admission to the MBA/PGDM/PGDBA/MCA/MCM courses. ATMA Registration 2018 will be started from the 4th week of December 2018.

ATMA Scores

The ATMA scores can be downloaded by accessing the official website of AIMS. ATMS scores report contains quantitative, verbal, analytical and total. These scores are based on the candidate’s raw scores obtained in the admission test. The score report also contains the percentiles scores. The scores are valid only for admission to the next academic year.


The scores of ATMA has been sent to the participating institutions in about three weeks in the case of paper based test and in about fifteen days in the case of on-line tests after the examination date. ATMA Selection Process 2017 will be started after the declaration of the result. At the time of registration, the candidate’s have to indicate their choices for five institutes where his/her score has to be sent. The students are required to apply directly to the institution of his/her choice for admission.

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