AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is the MBA entrance exam which is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) with a network of more that 600 management schools. ATMA is held both in paper pencil based as well as online mode. ATMA is a standard test to assess the aptitude (Quantitative, Analytical Reasoning & Verbal Skills) of candidates for Management Education.

ATMA 2018 Important Dates

Computer Based Test

  • Start of Registration: December 2017
  • Last Date to Apply: February, 2018
  • Offline Paper-Based Test: February 2018

Last year, the exam was conducted on 12 February, 2017.

Online Test

  • Start of Registrations: February, 2018
  • Last Date to Apply: May, 2018
  • Test Date: May, 2018
  • Declaration of Results: June, 2018

Last year, the exam was conducted on 28 May, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum qualification required to attend the ATMA is graduation from any recognized institute. There is no restriction for minimum marks or any particular stream of study. The minimum age limit for taking the test is 21 years.

ATMA Exam Pattern

There are six sections in the test of three hours duration with 180 total questions. There are multiple choice questions with four options. The areas of the test are Quantitative Skills, Verbal Skills and Analytical Reasoning Skills. There are two sections on each of these areas. Each section has 30 questions.

Each multiple-choice question is followed by four answers numbered 1,2,3 and 4. For each correct answer, 1 mark is given and for each incorrect answer 0.25 mark is deducted from the score. ATMA Scores are valid for one year.

AIMS ATMA Official Website

About ATMA

The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) was established in 1988. It is one of the largest networks of management institutions in the world, with over 730 members including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, S P Jain, ICFAI, NMIMS and other top Indian business schools. ATMA was launched in 2000 to meet the expressed desire of AIMS members for a high quality test, the scores of which would be used in the admission process as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post graduate management programmes. ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to different postgraduate management programmes.

ATMA Test Centres

Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar), Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi and Thane.

Business Schools Accepting ATMA Scores