AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
ATMA 2021 Exam Date (Proctored Home Online Test)
September 7th, 2021 (2 PM to 5 PM)
Name of the Examination
AIMS Test for Management Admissions
Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Frequency of the Examination
Once a Year
What is ATMA?
ATMA stands for AIMS Test for Management Admissions and is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). It is a national-level entrance examination that is conducted once a year.
- Exam Details
- Exam Dates
- ATMA Registration
- ATMA Syllabus and Books
- Exam Pattern
- ATMA Preparation Tips
- Admit Card
- ATMA Results
- ATMA Colleges
- Selection Process
- Eligibility Criteria
It's one of the most popular B-School examinations that will allow aspirants to seek admissions into the following courses:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
- Master of Management Studies (MMS)
- Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
The entrance exam is mostly considered as a B-School entrance examination. ATMA scores are accepted by some of the best B-Schools in the country. Over 200 colleges grant admissions based on the scores of ATMA.
Many of the top colleges in Bangalore accept ATMA Exam scores. These colleges offer the courses mentioned above through a dynamic course-curriculum that allows students to explore the best opportunities.
Candidates can seek admissions in Bangalore with their ATMA scores and study in some of the finest colleges.
ATMA 2021 will be conducted in AI and LIVE home-based online proctored mode on September 7th, 2021.
Registration for the same began on August 15th, 2021 and the last date of registration is September 2nd, 2021.
Admit Cards for the same will be released by September 4th, 2021.
Aspirants have to complete their undergraduate degree in their respective streams to get eligible for this exam.
ATMA Exam Details:
|Mode of Registration||Online|
|Mode of Exam||AI and LIVE Home-based Online Proctored Mode|
|Medium of Exam||English |
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
ATMA Exam Dates:
|Beginning of ATMA 2021 Registration||August 15th, 2021|
|Last Date to pay the ATMA Application Fee|
September 1st, 2021
|Last Date for ATMA 2021 Registration|
September 2nd, 2021
|ATMA Admit Card|
September 4th, 2021
September 7th, 2021
September 11th, 2021
Candidates can register for ATMA by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of ATMA.
Step 2: Click on the link "Register for ATMA" candidates will be redirected to the fee payment page.
Step 3: Candidates need to submit their Personal Details, Email ID, and Phone Number.
Step 4: Candidates will have to pay the fees for the ATMA Registration process through the online mode.
Step 5: On successful payment of the fees, candidates will be sent a Personal Identification Number or PIN to registered Mobile Number and Email ID. This PIN shall be used as a Login ID for the candidate.
ATMA Registration Fees:
The fees for the ATMA registration process is Rs. 1298, which is inclusive of all taxes. However, there are some concessions for students belonging to certain categories.
Below is a table for the concession on ATMA Fees:
|Category of Students||Fee Concession|
|Candidates belonging to North Eastern States of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura)||50%|
How to fill-up the ATMA Application Form?
Step 1: Candidates will be directed to the form filling process after the successful payment of the ATMA Fees.
Step 2: Candidates have to submit their PIN, Mobile Number, and Email ID, along with other details mentioned in the next step.
Step 3: Fill- up the form with the following details:
- Personal Information
- Details of the Government ID (the same is to be carried on the day of examination)
- Contact Details
- Educational Qualifications
- Work-experience Details (If any)
- Choice of Institutes
- Choice of ATMA Exam Centres
Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of the photograph and the signature in the required format and size mentioned. Also, upload the necessary documents in the required format.
Step 5: Once the above steps have been completed, the candidates will be sent their Password that will be used in the login process further.
Step 6: Candidates have to take a printout of the Application form and store it for future processes.
Documents Required for ATMA Registration:
- Class 10th Marksheet or Equivalent
- Class 12th Marksheet or Equivalent
- Graduation Marksheet
- Provisional Graduation Marksheet
- Work Experience Details (If Required)
- Caste Certificate (If Required)
The above documents need to be in PDF format. Other than the documents mentioned above, candidates need to procure the following documents as well:
- Scanned copy of a recent Passport-size Photograph (Maximum Size: 20KB to 50KB and Format: JPEG or PNG)
- Scanned copy of Candidate's Signature (Maximum Size: 20KB to 50KB and Format: JPEG or PNG)
Since ATMA 2021 will be conducted in a home-based proctored mode, there won't be any physical exam centres across the country. Candidates can answer the exam from the comforts of their home.
ATMA Syllabus and Books:
- Verbal Skills:
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Cloze Test
- Fill in the Blanks
- Sentence Analogy
- Correction of Errors
- Reading Comprehension
Books for Verbal Skills:
|Name of Books||Author|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis|
|High School English Grammar & Composition||Wren & Martin|
- Analytical Reasoning:
- Decision Making Skills
- Determination of Course of Action
- Critical Reasoning
- Statement and Inference
- Statement and Argument
- Statement and Assumption
- Arrangements: Linear and Circular
- Classification of Data
- Family Relation Questions
- Coding and Series Questions
- Direction-based Questions
- Alphabet-based Series Questions
- Input and Output Questions
- Matrix-Based Questions
- Questions Based on Symbols
- Other Kinds of Reasoning Questions
Books for Analytical Reasoning:
|Name of Books||Author|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning ||Arun Sharma|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation||Nishit K. Sinha|
- Quantitative Aptitude:
- Profit & Loss
- Ratio and Proportions
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Time & Work
- HCF and LCM
- Number System
- Linear, Simultaneous, and Quadratic Equations
- Maxima and Minima
- Linear Inequalities
- Absolute Value of Algebraic Equations
- Arithmetic, Geometric, and Harmonic Progressions
- Functions and Relations
- Permutation & Combination
- Coordinate Geometry
- Set Theory and Venn Diagrams
Geometry and Mensuration
- Lines and Angles
- Quadrilaterals: Square, Rectangles, Rhombus, Parallelogram, Trapezium, and Kite.
- 3 Dimensional Figures: Cubes, Cuboids, Cylinder, Sphere, Cone, and Pyramid
- Pythagoras Theorem
- Base Angle Theorem
- Longest Side Theorem
- Bar Graphs
- Pie Chart
- Line Graphs
Books for Quantitative Aptitude:
|Name of Books||Author|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations ||Arun Sharma|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude Series||Nishit K. Sinha|
ATMA Exam Pattern:
|Test Duration||180 Minutes|
|Total Number of Questions||180|
|Total Number of Sections||6|
|Division of Sections |
Section A: Analytical Reasoning- I
Section B: Analytical Reasoning- II
Section C: Verbal Skills- I
Section D: Verbal Skills- II
Section E: Quantitative Aptitude- I
Section F: Quantitative Aptitude- II
|Questions in Each Section|
Section A: 30
Section B: 30
Section C: 30
Section D: 30
Section E: 30
Section F: 30
|Time Allotted in Each Section|
Section A: 30 Minutes
Section B: 30 Minutes
Section C: 30 Minutes
Section D: 30 Minutes
Section E: 30 Minutes
Section F: 30 Minutes
|Level of Questions||Questions will be Between Easy and Moderate Level.|
|Marking Scheme||+1 for Each Correct Question|
|Negative Marking ||-0.25 for Each Incorrect Response|
ATMA Preparation Tips:
Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for ATMA:
- Have a proper idea of the ATMA Syllabus.
- Gather the right resources for the exam.
- Select the Right Mentor who shall guide you through the process accordingly.
- Follow a strict preparation schedule for the exam.
- Revise the topics meticulously to find out new tricks for solving the questions.
- Answer ample amounts of Mock Tests to get a proper hang of the exam patterns and the questions structure.
- Maintain proper health to keep up with the exam preparation process.
Apart from that, let's go through some of the topic specific exam preparation tips:
- The 3 areas, i.e., Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension, should be studied carefully. These are topics that candidates are studying since school, but need to be checked for such entrance examinations.
- Candidates should inculcate the idea of reading extensively as it will help them tackle the Reading Comprehension and other related sections in a better manner.
- English is not a topic that should be studied using only the preparation material or books. Hence, candidates should get into the habit of reading Novels and Newspapers regularly as that would help them understand the usage of words and grammar rules in a better way.
- Candidates should go through the rules of grammar properly and should note down new words every day. It is useful to maintain a thesaurus for improving vocabulary.
- The logical reasoning section of ATMA is a dynamic section that can test students knowledge across multiple parameters.
- Candidates should practise a variety of questions from multiple sources to get an idea of the kind of questions that can be asked.
- The 2 sections, i.e., Verbal Reasoning, and Critical Reasoning, require much practice from multiple resources.
- While answering this section, candidates have to read every bit of the questions carefully. Questions in this section shouldn't be answered based on assumptions.
- Words such as 'all,' 'some,' and 'none' tend to confuse a lot when going through any factual information in the questions. Hence, these should be read correctly before answering the questions.
- Other than the above, candidates should also be careful of words such as 'other than,' 'only,' and 'unless.'
- Concepts of Syllogisms, Venn Diagrams, Sequence, Coding, and Decision Making make this section's crux. Hence, it should be adequately practised.
- Quantitative Aptitude is the toughest of all sections and should be approached with proper planning and strategy.
- This section requires candidates to have their basics strong with regular practice. Questions will be challenging, but if the basics are strong, they can easily ace it.
- Formulas and concepts should be practised every day. It is recommended that candidates go through them every night before sleeping.
- Concepts of important topics such as Arithmetic and Geometry should be adequately practised. Concepts of Algebra are vast and involve many variables and assumptions; therefore, it should be adequately studied.
- Data Interpretation is one of the easiest of all topics but needs a high level of concentration, as missing out on essential data can ruin these questions.
- Candidates should practise more shortcuts as that helps to tackle this section in a faster manner. Shortcuts can easily be discovered if candidates inculcate a rigorous habit of practising particular topics.
ATMA Admit Card:
Candidates can download their ATMA Admit Card by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of ATMA.
Step 2: Click on the link "Download ATMA Admit Card".
Step 3: Log-in with your PIN and Password.
Step 4: On logging-in, it will take you to the download link of the ATMA Admit Card.
Step 5: Clicking the link and the ATMA Admit Card will be displayed on your screen.
Step 6: Check the details on the ATMA Admit Card properly. In case of any discrepancy, contact the concerned officials.
Step 7: If all the details are correct, then you download the Admit Card.
Candidates can check their ATMA results by following the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of ATMA.
Step 2: Log-in with your credentials using your PIN and Password.
Step 3: Click on ATMA Results.
Step 4: Candidate's ATMA Results will be displayed on the screen
Step 5: Candidates have to download the scorecard and keep it for further processes.
All the colleges that accept ATMA scores have their own cut-offs. Candidates need to check the college's website to determine the cut off for that particular college. Colleges consider the students for further processes based on their specific cut-offs for ATMA.
ATMA cutoffs depend on the following factors:
- Marking scheme of the exam
- The difficulty level of the exam
- Number of students appearing for the exam
- Seats offered by the participating institutes
- Previous year cut off
- Reservation policy of institutes
- Lowest and average marks scored by the candidates in the exam
ATMA scores are accepted by many colleges all over India. These are some of the best colleges that provide the best courses by assisting students to reach out to a holistic facility and faculty.
Below is a list of those ATMA colleges:
|Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||Mumbai and Bangalore|
|Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune||Pune|
|ITM Business School||Mumbai|
|GITAM School of International Business (GSIB)||Visakhapatnam|
|Fortune Institute of International Business||New Delhi|
|Jaipuria Institute of Management||Noida|
|Indira Institute of Management||Pune|
|Balaji Institute of International Business||Pune|
|Siva Sivani Institute of Management ||Hyderabad|
|ASM Group of Institutes||Pune|
|GIBS Business School||Bangalore|
|RV Institute of Management||Bangalore|
Selection Process of ATMA Colleges:
Candidates who clear the examination cut-offs shall be called for further processes.
They shall be invited for the process through a formal call letter that will be sent to their respective Email ID.
The selection process of ATMA Colleges consists of:
Group Discussion or GD:
Candidates will be divided into groups and shall be given a topic to discuss. For this process, candidates should be abreast with the latest developments in the country and world.
In this process, they will be judged on the following skills:
- Team Skills
- Negotiation Skills
- Communication Skills
Written Ability Test or WAT: In this process, candidates will be given a relevant topic to write. The preparation process for this process shall be the same as that of GD.
In this process, candidates will be judged on the following basis:
- Language Ability
- Grammatical Skills
Personal Interview or PI: It forms the final selection process for all colleges. Candidates will face a panel of 2 to 4 persons. The panel shall consist of the professors of the college and notable alumni from the college.
Candidates will be judged in the PI based on:
- Clarity of ideas
- General awareness
- A specific field of interest
- Communication skills
- Overall personality
All ATMA Colleges have their marking scheme for the above 3 processes. Also, some colleges choose to opt for either GD or WAT and do not make both a part of their selection process.
Candidates have to look into the different processes of the colleges specifically and prepare accordingly.
Documents required for the selection process:
Candidates will be required to carry the following documents to the selection process:
- Call Letter for the Process
- Class 10 Marksheet
- Class 12 Marksheet
- Graduation Marksheet
- Provisional Graduation Certificate
- ATMA Scorecard
- Two Recent Passport-size Photograph
- Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
- What are the eligibility criteria for ATMA?
- The eligibility criterion to appear for the exam is to get at least 50% in any undergraduate field.
- What is the mode of ATMA?
- ATMA will be conducted in an AI and LIVE Home-based Online Proctored Mode.
- What is the time allotted to ATMA?
- The time allotted for the ATMA is 180 minutes.
- How many marks are awarded for a correct response in ATMA?
- AIMS awards 1 mark for each correct answer.
- Is there any negative marking for ATMA?
- Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
- How can I get access to the application form for ATMA?
- Candidates can get access to the application form for ATMA by visiting the official website of AIMS.
- Where will they release the results of ATMA?
- ATMA results will be released on the official website of AIMS.
- What are the different courses to which I can seek admission through ATMA?
- Candidates can seek admission into MBA, PGDM, MMS, and MCA courses through ATMA.
- Which are the top colleges in Bangalore which accept ATMA scores?
- ATMA Scores are accepted by Christ University, Welingkar Institute, RV Institute of Management, and others.
- How many times can I give ATMA?
- There is no limit on the number of attempts for ATMA.
Candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria for ATMA:
- Candidates should have passed their Graduation in any field or are in the Final Year of their Graduation. The minimum marks or equivalent CGPA required for the examination is 50%.
- Work experience is not mandatory, but candidates with work-experience can apply for the exam as well.
- AIMS doesn't have a specific age limit for this examination.
- The candidate has to be an Indian Citizen.