ATMA Exam 2021: Registration (Begins), Eligibility, Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

ATMA stands for AIMS Test for Management Admissions and it is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). It is a National Level exam and students willing to take admission in MBA, MCA, PGDBA, PGDM etc., can apply for it. The exam is conducted 4 times a year and this is the 2nd exam for batch 2021-23 batch. The exam will be conducted through online mode and the question paper will contain 180 MCQs. ATMA exam scores are accepted in 500+ management institutes around the country. The main objective of this exam is to test the aptitude of the candidate.

In this article, we will discuss about ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) and all the important information regarding this exam. We will talk about important dates, eligibility criteria, courses offered, exam syllabus and pattern etc., in the article given below.

Highlights of ATMA Exam

Exam NameAIMS Test for Management Admissions
Conducting BodyAssociation of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam CategoryPost-Graduation Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam Frequency4-5 time a year
Language of ExamEnglish
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam TypeMCQs
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Offered Courses

  • MBA
  • MCA
  • PGDM

ATMA 2021 Notifications

  • The registration process for February session of ATMA 2021 has started on 21st December 2020.

ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates applying for this exam must be Indian citizens.
  • The candidate must have finished their Graduation degree in any stream from any Government recognized university.
  • The candidate must have passed their graduation degree with minimum aggregate of 50%.
  • Those students who still in final year of their bachelor’s program or are waiting for their results can also apply for the exam.
  • The applicant must be 21 year or above in age to be able to appear for ATMA exam.

ATMA 2021 Exam Dates

EventDatesSalient features
ATMA applications out (started)21-Dec-2020The application for AIMA exam for batch 2021-23 batch are now available.
Last date of fee payment07-Feb-2021The candidates must submit the application fee of Rs.1298 before the last date.
ATMA registrations end08-Feb-2021The applicants must complete the application form before 5:00 PM.
Last date of printing application form09-Feb-2021The applicants must print out a copy of their application form after checking all the information for future use.
ATMA admit card download begins10-Feb-2021The hall ticket will be made available by the authorities on the official website of ATMA.
ATMA exam14-Feb-2021The ATMA exam is conducted 4 times per year. This will be the 2nd exam for batch 2021-23.
ATMA result19-Feb-2021The results for this exam will be released on the official website of ATMA.

ATMA 2021 Preparation Tips

  • The students must check their eligibility before starting to prepare for ATMA exam.
  • The students must check out complete syllabus for the exam before-hand.
  • The students must solve as many questions as possible for each topic they study.
  • Solving previous year’s question papers will help in understanding the type of questions that are generally asked in this exam.
  • Solving different mock test paper will help in building concept and confidence.
  • The students must prepare short notes for all the topics they cover and must revise them on daily basis.

Books for Quantitative ability and data analysis

Fast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CATArun Sharma, published by MGH Education
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
Quantitative AptitudeR.S Aggarwal
Quantum CATSarvesh K Verma

Books for Analytical reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal ReasoningRS Aggarwal
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
A New Approach to ReasoningBS Sijwali & S Sijwali
Multi-Dimensional ReasoningMishra & Kumar and Dr.Lal
Verbal ReasoningBhupendra Kumar Singh

Books for Verbal ability or language comprehension

English is EasyChetananand Singh
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren & Martin
Objective General EnglishRS Aggarwal
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CATNishit K Sinha
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of examCBT (Computer Based Exam)
Type of questionMCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration of exam180 minutes (3 hours)
Number of sections6 sections
Number of questions180 Questions
Marking schemeFor every correct answer- 1 mark For every incorrect answer- 0.25 marks
Name of the SectionMaximum number of questionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for the section
Analytical reasoning skills303030 minutes
Verbal skills303030 minutes
Quantitative skills303030 minutes
Analytical reasoning skills303030 minutes
Verbal skills303030 minutes
Quantitative skills303030 minutes
Total180180180 minutes

ATMA 2021 Application Form

The process of application of ATMA 2021 can be completed in three steps, the details of all the steps are given below.

ATMA Registration 2021

  • On the homepage, you need to click on the “Online Registration” tab.
  • Now, enter your name, DOB, email Id, mobile number, and CAPTCHA Code.
  • Then, click on “Fees Payment”.
  • Now, the system will automatically generate your “PID Number” and sent you an email.

ATMA Application Form

  • Once you have registered yourself and paid the application fee you need to go back to the homepage of the official website.
  • Then, click on “Online Registration” option.
  • Once you click on that option an application form will open on your screen.
  • There you need to enter details like your PID number, candidate’s name, DOB, email ID, address, qualification details etc.
  • Once you enter all the information you need to upload scanned copy of your latest passport size photograph and signature.
  • Then, you need to select the exam center of your choice.
  • After filling the form, you need to click on “Register” tab to complete the process.
  • The students must remember to take a print out of the application form for future references.

Application Fee

  • The applicants can pay the registration fee through online mode by credit card or debit card.
  • The application fee for the ATMA exam is Rs.1100 with 18% GST which is equal to Rs.1298.
  • The applicants must read all the information regarding the exam before-hand because the application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • The female applicants will be given 25% concession on the application fee.
  • The North-Eastern applicants will be given 50% concession on the application fee.

Note: The students must note that the application fee payment through Demand Draft (DD) is not allowed.

ATMA 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for the second ATMA exam will be released on 10th Feb 2021. The students will be able to download the admit card through official website of ATMA. The admit card will contain information like candidate’s name, exam center, exam time, reporting time, roll no., signature of the candidate and exam day instruction. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall as no candidate will be allowed inside the hall without admit card.

The procedure to download the admit card is given below:

  • First of all, the applicants must visit the official website of ATMA.
  • On the homepage, click on “Admit Card” link.
  • A new page will open on your screen, there entre your exam day, PID number and password.
  • Once you have filled the credentials click on “Login” tab.
  • The admit card will appear on your desktop screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a print out.

ATMA 2021 Answer Key

The Answer key of the exam will be released few days after the exam is over. The students will be able to check the answer key on the official website. The students can compare their answers to the answer key and raise objection in case of any doubt. They can calculate the marks for all the correct and incorrect answers.

The steps to download the answer key are given below:

  • First of all, the applicants must visit the official website of ATMA.
  • On the homepage, click on “Answer Key and Responses”.
  • A new page will open on your screen, enter the credentials click on “Login” tab.
  • The answer Key will open on your desktop screen.
  • Download the answer key and take a print out

ATMA 2021 Result

The results for 2nd ATMA exam will be released by the conducting authorities on 19th Feb 2021. The results will be available on the official website of ATMA. The students can check their section-wise score cards, total marks and pass/fail status in the results. Those students who are able qualify the exam will be allowed to go ahead in the admission process.

The steps to download the results are given below:

  • First of all, the applicants must visit the official website of ATMA.
  • On the homepage, click on “Candidate Login”.
  • A new page will open on your screen, enter the credentials click on “Login” tab.
  • The results for your ATMA exam 2021 will appear on the screen.

ATMA 2021 Counselling

The counselling process will take place in 3rd week of Feb 2021 on the official website of ATMA. The students who have qualified the exam and now wish to get admission must register themselves for counselling. The counselling process will include 1) Group discussion (GD) 2) Personal Interview (PI) 3) Written Ability Test.

Documents Required

  • Two recent passport size black and white photograph
  • Graduation mark-sheet
  • Confirmation letter (original and photocopy)
  • ATMA 2021 scorecard
  • Class 10th mark-sheet (original and photocopy)
  • Class 12th mark-sheet (original and photocopy)
  • ATMA admit card 2021
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

ATMA 2021 Syllabus

Quantitative ability and data analysisAnalytical reasoningVerbal ability or language comprehension
AlgorithmAnalytical reasoningJumbled Sentences
Average TheoryArrangement of LetterOne Word Substitution
Bar graphBlood relationship testsParagraph Completion
Complex NumbersCoding-DecodingParagraph Jumble
FunctionData SufficiencyReading Comprehension
FunctionsDirection and distance testSentence Completion
GeometryInferencesSynonym And Antonym
Line graphLinear arrangementsVocabulary
Linear equationMatrix arrangementsWord Meaning
MensurationNon-verbal reasoning 
Number SystemNumber Series 
PercentageRanking tests 
Permutation and CombinationSequencing 
Pie chartStatement 
Pipes and cisternStatement arguments 
ProbabilityStatement assumptions 
Problem On AgesStrike the Odd One Out 
Profit and LossSymbol based problems 
Quadratic EquationVerbal Logic 
Ratio and ProportionVisual Reasoning 
Simple or Compound Interest  
Speed time and distance  
Time and Work  

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ATMA FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is there a concession in the application fee for students?

Yes, there is 25% fee concession for female students and 50% fee concession for North-eastern students.

Can a student pay ATMA fee by Demand Draft?

No, the application fee must be paid through online mode by a credit card or debit card only.

Who is the conducting body for ATMA?

The ATMA exam is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

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