ATMA Exam: AIMS Test for Management Admissions

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Conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), ATMA exam is one of the popular MBA entrance exam tests in India. It is considered fairly easy when compared to CAT, XAT or GMAT. While GMAT is considered to be recognised majorly internationally, ATMA is high-quality test accepted by top management colleges in India like School of Management, Manipal University, JIMS, KIIT School of Management, EMPI Business School, etc. Moreover, it holds the membership of the top 720 postgraduate management schools. What could be better than, AIMS releasing the official mock papers for the ease of students! 

Take a look at the table below to know the key details of the ATMA exam:

Event Details
Name of the Examination AIMS Test for Management Admission (ATMA)
Conducting Authority Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Examination Level National Level Exam
Courses Offered MBA, MCA, PGDM and PGDBA
Examination Fee ₹1500/-
Frequency 5 times a year (February, May, June, July & December)
Languages English
Mode of Exam Online (Computer-based)
Mode of Application Online
Helpdesk Phone: 040-23417876, 48544057

ATMA Exam Date 2023 Registration

ATMA has released the registration date for the exam. Here are the important dates that you must know for the upcoming ATMA Exam:

Exam Month Registration Dates Exam Dates
ATMA February 2023 24 Dec 2022 – 18 Feb 2023 25 Feb 2023
ATMA May 2023 March 21 – April 30 2023 May 28 2023
ATMA July 2023 May 31 – July 17 2023 July 23 2023

ATMA Exam Eligibility Criteria

Below listed are some of the basic eligibility conditions that applicants need to fulfil before they plan to go for the ATMA exam:

  • Those with Indian nationality are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • The minimum age limit is 21 years and there is no upper age restriction.
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from an institution recognised by HRD, Government of India.
  • Those in the final year of graduation, are also eligible. However, they will have to show their last semester scores.
  • Percentage criteria may vary in different management schools.
  • Chartered Accountants can apply as well.

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ATMA Registration

In order to take the ATMA Exam, you need to first register for it. You can register for the ATMA exam on the official website only. In order to register for ATMA exam, you need to follow these steps:

  1. The registration for the ATMA exam starts with fees payment.
  2. You need to pay your fees by Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/ Net Banking.
  3. Once you have paid the fees, you will receive a system generated Personal Identification Number on your mobile phone or Email Address.
  4. Next, you need to fill the registration form and add all the details that are mentioned in the form.
  5. Upload a scanned image of your photograph and signature.
  6. Once you have completed the registration, download the admit card and print it for further use.

ATMA Exam Fees

ATMA has increased its fees from previous years. Here are the fee details for ATMA Exam:

General Fees INR 1500
Concession for Women Candidates 25% (Effective Fees INR 1125)
Concession for North Easter Candidates 50% (Effective Fees INR 750)

ATMA Exam Pattern 2023

ATMA 2023 will be held the same as it has been held time after time and the syllabus and the exam pattern remains the same. Take a look at the key elements of the question paper:

Total Number of Questions 180
Total Time Duration 3 hours
Format of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Marks for Correct Answer 1
Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer 0.25
Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Total Number of Sections 6

ATMA exam is divided into 6 sections comprising of 30 questions each, which are as follows:

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills I
  • Verbal Skills I
  • Quantitative Skills I
  • Analytical Reasoning II
  • Verbal Skills II
  • Quantitative Skills II

Note: 30 minutes will be given to answer each section and there is no facility to choose the order of sections and question. Students have to follow the pre-defined order.


Different topics and concepts covered section-wise in the ATMA exam include:

Section Topics Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Analytical Reasoning Odd-one-out; Puzzles; Arrangements;
Coding and Decoding; Statement and Inference;
Blood Relations; Visual Reasoning; Analogy;
Symbolism; Number Series;
Data Interpretation, etc.
Moderate 22 to 25
Quantitative Skills Number System; Algebra; Simple Interest;
Percentage; Profit and Loss; Time, Speed and Distance;
Time and Work; Arithmetic; Data Interpretation;
Modern Math, etc.
Moderate to Difficult 18 to 22
Verbal Skills Grammar; Reading Comprehension; Vocabulary;
Fill in the Blanks; Jumbled Paragraph;
Synonyms and Antonyms; Parallelism;
Sentence Cohesion and Correction, etc.
Moderate 20 to 22

ATMA Mock Test

ATMA is conducting a mock test for students to get familiar with the kind of questions asked in the exam. You can take the mock test after you have registered for the exam. You must log in with your email ID and password to access the mock test.

Note: For mock tests, ATMA’s official website has every data that a candidate needs. To practice mock tests and make a good base before giving the exam, click here

Test City for ATMA Exam

The following are the test centres for ATMA Exam:

Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar) Aurangabad (Maharashtra) Beed Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneshwar Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) Chandigarh Chandrapur Chennai
Coimbatore Delhi NCR Guwahati Hyderabad/
Jaipur Kochi Kolhapur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur Navi Mumbai Nashik Nizamabad
Patna Pune Raipur Ranchi Solapur
Thane Trivandrum Vadodara Vijayawada Vizag

Note: Change of test centre for ATMA is not allowed, unless in exceptional cases. And, the request should be made at least 10 days prior to the exam date.

ATMA Colleges

Some of the top institutes in the country accept the ATMA exam result. Here is a list of the top participating colleges in the ATMA Exam:

Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM)  Indus Business School, IIEBM, Mumbai
Institute of Marketing & Management, Greater Noida JK Lakshmipat University, Rajasthan   SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai  
Greater Noida Institute of Technology (MBA Institute)   Accurate Institute of Management & Technology, Jaipur Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII),
IIHMR University, Rajasthan Jagan Nath University,
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya,
Madhya Pradesh
Institute of Management Studies , Ghaziabad Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science,
International School of Management & Research (ISMR), Maharashtra  
Christ (Deemed to be University)   Xavier Business School, Kolkata IES’s Management College and Research Centre, Maharashtra 
Master School of Management, Meerut Institute of Management Study, West Bengal Suryadatta Institute of Management, Maharashtra 
Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology (Deemed to be University)   ASBM University, Odisha Kohinoor Business School, Maharashtra 
Click Here to Check the Full List of Institutes

Selection Procedure

Candidates who have cleared the first round of selection will have to appear for a Group Discussion (GD) where they will be given a topic related to current or business affairs and the duration of the GD may vary. After this, candidates have to appear for a Personal Interview which lasts for 10-15 minutes.

Important Documents

Those appearing for the selection process should have the following documents: 

  • ATMA scorecard
  • Original Degree, provisional Certificate
  • Original and a copy of Counselling Letter
  • Original and a copy of Admit Card
  • Original and copies of 10th and 12th class marksheets
  • Multiple Passport size colour and black and white photographs

The ATMA exam 2023 is generally between 2 PM to 5 PM, so the candidates are expected to reach the exam at least one hour prior to complete necessary processes. Are you planning to take your business education abroad? Then you can reach out to our expert at Leverage Edu, who can help you build a perfect application to get to your dream university.

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