ATMA Counselling Process 2024 and Required Documents

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ATMA Counselling 2024

The admission process commences shortly after the ATMA result is announced. Candidates are selected for admission solely based on their exam results and their performance in the pre-admission stages. Once the ATMA exam is completed, AIMS will release the results. Applicants will then need to take part in admission counselling to secure their admission. This guide will give you a clear overview of what to expect during the counselling process of the ATMA exam, the colleges that are participating, and other key details.

Exam nameAIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
Conducting BodyAssociation of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam frequency4-5 times a year
Exam modeCentre-Based Online Mode
Duration3 hours
SyllabusAnalytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills
Exam patternConsists of 180 MCQs where a +1 mark is awarded for a correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer. 
Exam FeesINR 1,500
Exam purposeAdmission into 756 colleges
Course offeredMBA, PGDM, MCA, PGDBA
No. of test cities102 test cities (new exam centres added)
Exam dateSession 1: 18-Feb-2024Session 2: 25-May-2024Session 3: 23-Jun-2024Session 4: 21-Jul-2024
Exam helpdesk No.040-23417875
Official website

ATMA Exam Counselling Highlights 2024

Below are some of the important highlights for the ATMA Exam 2024:

  1. Candidates who have been shortlisted must check the official website of the respective institute to confirm the counselling dates for participating in the ATMA 2024 counselling process.
  2. Seat allotment plays an important role in the ATMA counselling process for the chosen candidates.
  3. The ATMA exam/ ATMA cut-off is used to choose seat allocation.
  4. The results of the candidates will be determined using the following marking scheme:
    A) 1 mark for each correct answer.
    B) A penalty of 0.25 marks will be subtracted for each incorrect answer.
    C) No marks will be deducted for any questions left unanswered.

Also Read: ATMA Eligibility Criteria: Qualification, Age Limit

ATMA Counselling Process 2024

The ATMA counselling process consists of three stages: Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT). Here’s a detailed breakdown of each round:

Group Discussion (GD)

Candidates who meet the cutoff criteria are invited by various institutes to participate in a Group Discussion. They are divided into small groups and given a specific topic to discuss. The assessment focuses on several aspects, including negotiation skills, managerial abilities, communication skills, leadership qualities, and overall personality.

Written Ability Test (WAT)

In this round, candidates must complete a Written Ability Test, which involves writing a short essay on a general topic assigned by the judges. Additionally, there might be subjective questions related to the topic. Candidates are evaluated on their language proficiency, vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, and expressive capabilities.

Personal Interview (PI)

Candidates are interviewed by an expert panel comprising industry professionals or academics. The interview covers various areas such as:

Also Read: Latest (GD) Group Discussion Topics

Documents Required for ATMA 2024 Counselling Procedure

After the ATMA results are released, chosen candidates must bring the following documents to finalize their admission:

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Confirmation letter (both original and photocopy)
  • Class 10 mark sheet (both original and photocopy)
  • Class 12 mark sheet (both original and photocopy)
  • Admit card
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Scorecard
  • Two recent passport-sized black-and-white photographs

Also Read: Last Date to Fill Out the ATMA Application Form

Participating Colleges in ATMA Counselling 2024

This exam involves different colleges that accept ATMA scores for admission. In this guide, we will introduce the participating colleges, providing an overview of the options available to students during the counselling sessions.

Name of the instituteExpected cutoff 
Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (PUMBA), Pune85-90
Christ University, Bengaluru80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida80-85
Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Ghaziabad80-85
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini80-85
Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School, Mumbai80-85
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB), New Delhi70-75
ES’s Management College and Research Centre (IES MCRC)75-80
Delhi School of Business70-75
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS), Pune70-75
IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School75-80
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad75-80
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research (CIMR), Mumbai75-80
Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore75-80
SIESCOMS, Navi Mumbai80-85
SDA Bocconi, Mumbai75-80
O.P Jindal University, Sonepat75-80
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS), Pune70-75
VIT Business School (VIT), Vellore75-80
SRM School of Management (SRM University), Chennai75-80
SOIL Institute of Management90-92
MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT), Pune70-75

Also Read: Top 10 MBA Tests in India: Check Complete List

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How many students are their who appear for ATMA Exam every year?

At its peak, nearly 20,000 candidates took the ATMA exam. Compared to exams like CAT and XAT, ATMA is supposed to be less challenging.

What is the pattern for ATMA Exam 2024?

The ATMA exam pattern for 2024 is untouched from last year. It is a computer-based test with six sections: Quantitative Skills 1 and 2, Analytical Reasoning 1 and 2, and Verbal Skills 1 and 2. Each section contains 30 questions, and each question is worth 1 mark.

What are the specific months for ATMA Exam?

There are four ATMA exams each year, held in February, May, June, and July. The most recent exam took place on May 25, 2024, and the results were announced on May 30, 2024.

This was all about the ATMA Counselling 2024: Overview, Participating Colleges. For more informative blogs, check out our Management Exams Section, or you can learn more about competitive exams by visiting our  Indian exams page of Leverage Edu.

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