ATMA 2023: Application (Dec 2022), Exam (Feb 2023)

Sep 16, 2022 | Computer, Management


ATMA 2023 application form for the Feb session is expected to be released in the second week of Dec 2022, and the exam is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in the last week of Feb 2023

ATMA 2023 is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) to offer admission to students who wish to pursue postgraduation studies in the field of Management. The AIMS Test for Management Admissions, also known as ATMA, is held four times a year. Keep reading this article to know more about ATMA 2023.

Latest Updates on ATMA 2023

  • Sep 16, 2022: ATMA 2023 application window for the Feb session will commence in the second week of Dec 2022. Read More

Table of Contents

ATMA 2023 Application Form

The application form for ATMA 2023 Feb session is expected to be released in the second week of Dec 2022. Once all the eligibility conditions for ATMA 2022 are met, candidates can proceed to fill the application forum. The forms will be released online, on the official website. All the important details such as steps to register and apply, documents to be uploaded, and the application fee are discussed in this section.

How to Apply for ATMA 2023 Exam?

Applicants can apply for ATMA 2023 through online mode on the official website. Candidates can follow the given steps to complete ATMA 2023 application process.

  • Step 1: Visit the official site and open the application form.
  • Step 2: Fill out the application.
  • Step 3: Make the payment through the given options.
  • Step 4: After the payment is submitted, the candidate will receive a "Personal Identification Number" to your registered email id from ATMA (an auto-generated mail). The application form can be completed only after the candidate will log in with their PID (Personal Identification Number).
  • Step 5: The application will be successful only after the candidate has paid the fee.
  • Step 6: After successful registration, applicants can take 2 printouts of the application form.

Details Required on ATMA 2023 Application Form

Candidates can find ATMA 2023 form on the official website. It is important to make sure that candidates clear the eligibility criteria stated by the organizing body, without which the application form will be deemed invalid. The various details which you have to fill in ATMA 2023 application form are as follows.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • City
  • State/Union territory
  • Valid Email ID
  • Contact Number
  • Qualification details
  • Post qualification experience
  • Exam centre choice and
  • Institution choice.

Candidates can pay the application fee via credit card/debit card. The application fee is INR 1100 + 18% GST = INR 1298.

Documents Required for ATMA Registration 2023

Candidates will be required to attach scan copies of various documents as proof of identity and education. The candidates must prepare the scan copy beforehand for a smooth application process. Here's the list of all the documents which have to be attached in the application form.

  • Valid ID proof
  • Degree marks card (if applicable)
  • HSC marks card
  • Post Graduation marks card (if applicable)
  • Experience Certificate (if applicable)

Read More: ATMA 2023 Application Form

ATMA Exam Date 2023

ATMA 2023 is most likely to be conducted in Feb 2023, and the application process for the Feb session is expected to begin in the second week of Dec 2022. The complete schedule can be found in the table below.

ATMA Exam Date 2023
Events Dates for February Session Dates for May Session Dates for July Session
Date of Commencement of ATMA 2023 Registration Dec 2022 To be announced To be announced
Last Date for ATMA 2023 Fee Payment To be announced To be announced To be announced
Last Date to Fill ATMA 2023 Application Form To be announced To be announced To be announced
ATMA 2023 Admit Card Release To be announced To be announced To be announced
ATMA 2023 Exam Dates To be announced To be announced To be announced
ATMA 2023 Result To be announced To be announced To be announced

Read More: ATMA 2023 Exam Dates

About ATMA

The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Test for Management Admissions is an entrance exam attempted by lakhs of Management aspirants every year. The exam is conducted for MBA, PGDM, MCA, and PGDBA courses offered at more than 600 colleges/universities in the country. ATMA is held six times a year. Some of the highlights related to ATMA 2023 can be found below:

ATMA 2023 Exam Highlights
Exam Name ATMA
Full Form Association of Indian Management Schools Test for Management Admissions
Exam Level National
Conducting Body The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Application Mode Offline
Language English
Exam Mode Online - Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Official Website
Helpdesk [email protected]

Frequency: AIMS conducts this entrance exam 6 times a year, usually in February, May, June, July, August, and December.

Difficulty level: AIMS conducts ATMA to assess and test the candidate’s skills in three different domains, which are- Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal and Comprehensive Skills.

Some of the top MBA Colleges like Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, Department of Management Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, etc., grant admission to candidates on the basis of ATMA scores every year.

AIMS conducts ATMA to assess and test the candidate’s skills in three different domains: Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal and Comprehensive Skills.

Colleges Accepting ATMA Score in India

ATMA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

AIMS specifies certain eligibility conditions which each applicant must satisfy in order to take admission to any participating institute through ATMA 2023. The eligibility criteria for ATMA 2023 is briefly discussed below.

ATMA Eligibility 2023
Criteria Specifications
Age Limit The applicant must be at least 21 years old to attempt ATMA 2023.
Nationality Only Indian citizens can apply for ATMA 2023.
Educational Qualifications

The applicant should have a UG degree with a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline issued by a recognized university.
Chartered Accountants are also eligible to attempt ATMA entrance exam 2023.
Candidates who will be appearing for their final year/semester's exams can also apply for ATMA. At the time of registration, they must attach their last semester/year's scorecard. 

Read More: ATMA 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

ATMA 2023 Admit Card

ATMA Admit Card 2023 will be released by the conducting authority on the official. Find more details:

ATMA 2023 Admit Card Highlights
Category Details
Admit Card Availability Date To be announced
Issued by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Mode of Availability Online
Details Mentioned on Admit Card Applicant’s Name, PID password, Roll number, Address, Photograph and Signature, Important Instructions and Mock test time slot
In Case of Any Issues Contact- 040-23417875/76

How to Download ATMA 2023 Admit Card?

ATMA hall tickets can be downloaded from the official website. The candidates will be required to take a printout of the same. The steps to access ATMA admit card for the upcoming session are discussed below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of ATMA 2023.
  • Step 2: Find and click on 'Candidate Login'.
  • Step 3: Select date of exam and enter the PID number and password.
  • Step 4: Download the admit card and print the same on an A4 size sheet.

Read More: ATMA Admit Card 2023 

ATMA 2023 Exam Centres

ATMA 2023 exam will be held 4-5 times a year and across 28 centres in India. Candidates can choose their desired ATMA 2023 exam centres based on their vicinity and comfort. The updated list of exam centres for ATMA 2023 is given below.

ATMA 2023 Exam Centres
ATMA 2023 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar)
Amravati (Maharashtra)
Amritsar Ludhiana
Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
Bareilly Mangalore
Bengaluru Mumbai
Bhopal Mysuru
Bhubaneshwar Nagpur
Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)
Navi Mumbai
Chandigarh Nashik
Chandrapur Nizambad
Chennai Palghar
Coimbatore Patna
Dehradun Panaji
Delhi NCR Pune
Ernakulam Raipur
Guwahati Ranchi
Gwalior Sanwer
Hubli-Dharwad Thane
Indore Tirupati
Jabalpur Trivandrum
Jaipur Udaipur
Jodhpur Vadodara
Kanchipuram Vijayawada
Kochi Vizag
Kolhapur Warangal

Read More: ATMA 2023 Exam Centres 

ATMA 2023 Exam Pattern

ATMA is an online, computer-based test, which has to be attempted in three hours. It is important for the candidates to familiarize themselves with ATMA question paper patterns to devise an effective exam-day strategy. Some of the particulars related to ATMA entrance exam pattern 2023 are given below.

  • MCQ: The question will be an objective multiple choice-based questions. Candidates will be able to choose the answers to question in the form of multiple choices.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking in ATMA 2023. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks can be deducted. It is important for the candidates to make sure that they don't make mistakes and carefully answer only those questions they know.
  • Sections: The question paper will be divided into six sections. Candidates should prepare accordingly and attend the exams.

Read More: ATMA Exam Pattern 2023

ATMA 2023 Syllabus

AIMS has divided the question paper into 6 sections. There are three sections, and each section is further divided into two parts. Each of the six sections will have 30 questions in MCQ format. The order of the sections would not necessarily remain the same. The sequence may change from exam to exam.

Candidates can look at the prescribed ATMA 2023 Syllabus and prepare well for the exam. The three major sections in the syllabus are Quantitative Skills, Verbal Skills, and Analytical Reasoning Skills. Various topics covered in these sections are given below.

Topics covered in Quantitative skills are:

  • Percentage
  • Time and Work
  • Pie Chart and Bar Graph
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Probability
  • Average
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Progression
  • Inequalities
  • Allegation
  • Ratio and Proportion Variations
  • Set Theory
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Functions
  • Logarithm
  • Series

Topics covered in the Verbal Skills section are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Word Meaning
  • Sentence Completion

In the analytical sections, questions will cover these topics:

  • Strike the odd one out
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • An arrangement of letters
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Verbal Logic
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement– Conclusion
  • Number Series

Read More: ATMA 2023 Syllabus 

ATMA 2023 Preparation Tips

It is believed that ATMA is easier as compared to CAT. However, ATMA question paper is lengthier. The candidates need good speed to be able to solve the entire question paper on time. Some of the tips and tricks which the candidates can use at the time of preparation and attempting the actual examination are discussed below.

Must Have Conceptual Knowledge

The basic concepts of Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation will remain the same throughout. So, to effectively prepare for the questions, you should develop a strong basic understanding of each and every type of question. It will help you to solve any question in 1-2 minutes or even seconds. It is also important to make sure that you know the concepts according to the distribution of questions in the question paper. Topic-wise or concept-wise preparation will also help the candidates to understand the difficulty of the topics or sections and will be able to categorize and study them based on their importance and difficulty. This way they can concentrate on the most important or the most difficult ones, and then move on to the rest of the questions.

Practice With Clocking Speed

Since the number of questions is very high. The candidate should always give a designated amount of time to each question. Practice while keeping a stopwatch alongside. Focus on trying to solve the arithmetical calculations in your mind. This will save a lot of time. Always devote your time to the easier questions or the questions that you can do. Save your time for the ones that are difficult and time-consuming. Practicing a lot of question papers can enhance your time efficiency and can help in reducing the time consumption at the time of the examination.

Don't Attempt Doubtful Ones

The tricky questions will lure the candidate. Be careful. If you don't know the question well, don't attempt it. There are chances that you will lose marks. Since many questions will be there, the wrong ones will make your overall score very less. Hence, prepare well for the section you know the best and focus less on doubtful sections. It is better to leave the doubtful questions thus, move on to the next, and later come back and attend the questions after completely attending to others.

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ATMA 2023 Previous Years' Question Papers

ATMA papers from the previous year are crucial for better exam preparation. Candidates will be able to answer the questions that were asked in recent years with the help of ATMA previous year papers. Additionally, because these papers are provided in PDF format, candidates must download them in order to practise for the exam.

Read More: ATMA Previous Year Papers

ATMA 2023 Mock Tests

It is very important that the candidates practice by attending ATMA mock tests regularly and attend these tests within the allotted time of the actual exam. This way they will get an insight into how the exam is conducted and will be able to understand the distribution of questions and the sections in the question paper. Adding to all of this, candidates will also be able to complete the exam without leaving any questions unattended, and time efficiency will also be achieved.

Read More: ATMA 2023 Mock Tests

ATMA 2023 Paper Analysis

ATMA 2023 paper analysis will be released after the examination is conducted. Candidates will be given 3 hours to answer 180 multiple-choice questions based on Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Aptitude. Through this test, the candidates can apply for MBA, PGDM, MMS, or MCA programs, offered by 450+ B-schools situated across the country. 

Read More: ATMA 2023 Paper Analysis

ATMA 2023 Result

ATMA 2023 result will be released on the official website. The results are available as scorecards with the sectional and overall ATMA scores. The candidates will require their ATMA login IDs and passwords to check the result online.

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the scores and will be called for the counselling rounds conducted by the participating institutes. They can download the scorecards using their PID number and password.

AIMS will also release the final answer key as a downloadable PDF file along with ATMA scorecard. The candidates must take a printout of their scorecard and download a softcopy of the same, for future references.

Read More: ATMA Result 2023

ATMA 2023 Cut Off Marks

ATMA 2023 cut off is a very important aspect during the admission process. Candidates cut off marks will be decided based on the score that they obtain in the exam. They will be given admissions based on the minimum required cutoff for each institution. Based on the requirements, candidates can choose from the institutions that match their cutoff and accordingly proceed with the admissions.

ATMA 2023 expected cut off for various colleges has been provided in the table below. You can get an idea about the fees of these B-schools from the table, with respect to the cut off.

ATMA Colleges Cut Off 2023 - Expected
MBA College Fee (in INR) ATMA 2020 Cut Off (Percentile)
PUMBA (MBA Pharma Biotech), Pune 2.45 lakhs 95
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), Mumbai 11 lakhs 90
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow 9.25 lakhs 80
ISBM Pune: International School of Business & Media 8.9 lakhs 80
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 8 lakhs 80
IMS Ghaziabad: Institute of Management Studies 9.7 lakhs 80
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 7.2 lakhs 80
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida 9.25 lakhs 85
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management – VJIM Hyderabad 6.5 lakhs 75
PSGIM Coimbatore: PSG Institute of Management 8 lakhs 76
IBA Bangalore: Indus Business Academy 6.98 lakhs 90
IES MCRC Mumbai: IES Management College And Research Centre 7.2 lakhs 75
SCMS Cochin: SCMS Cochin School of Business 8.25 lakhs 70
EMPI New Delhi: EMPI Business School 6.95 lakhs 70
NDIM New Delhi: New Delhi Institute of Management 8.25 lakhs 80
FIIB New Delhi 7.2 lakhs 70
VESIM Mumbai: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies Research 2.94 lakhs 75

Read More: ATMA Cut Off 2023

ATMA 2023 Counselling

AIMS will release ATMA 2023 counselling date on its official website. The release of the counselling date will take place post the announcement of the results. Students can have knowledge about counselling dates by checking the official website regularly. The Counselling process enables the candidates to understand their options for opting for the college or university accordingly.

Candidates will be allotted seats in one of the five institutions through ATMA 2023 counselling, which they had selected during registration. Seat allotment will depend on the rank and college cutoffs. Candidates can keep track of events and more updates about ATMA 2023 counselling by visiting this page often. Check the colleges accepting ATMA to be aware of the options available to the candidates.

Read More: ATMA Counselling 2023

ATMA Contact Details

In case of questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 


How much time will a candidate get to solve each section of the ATMA question paper?

The question paper has six sections. Each section carries 30 MCQs. The candidates will get 30 minutes to attempt each section. The total number of minutes is the same as the total number of questions in the ATMA test paper, i.e., 180.

What is the pattern for ATMA?

The question paper will consist of 180 questions divided into 6 sections which will consist of multiple-choice based questions.

What are the documents that are to be carried by the candidates to the ATMA exam centre?

Candidates must carry their admit card. They must also carry two passport size photographs, photocopy of the registration form and ID proof with photograph (Aadhar card, driving license, etc).

What is the marking scheme for ATMA?

You will get one mark for the right answer and you will lose 0.25 mark for the wrong answer.

Can foreign nationals apply for the exam?

No. Only Indian nationals can apply for this exam.

What is the qualification required for ATMA?

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a university recognised by UGC.

Where can a candidate find the application form?

The application form of ATMA can be found on the official website. The candidates can fill the application form by entering the required details.

Is there any domicile restriction?

No. There isn't any domicile restriction.

What should be the minimum age of the candidate to be eligible for ATMA 2023?

Candidate should be at least 21 years of age while applying for ATMA.

When will the document verification be done?

Your documents will be verified during the counselling process.

Will admit card be sent to the candidates individually?

No. The admit card will be available online on the official website for ATMA.

How many colleges can a candidate apply to through ATMA 2023?

Candidates can apply to a maximum of 5 colleges through ATMA 2023 exam.

What is a PID number?

After successful enrolment, the candidates will receive a Personal Identification Number, or PID, in their mailboxes and via SMS. The candidates must keep this number safe, as they will have to enter it in order to access their ATMA user ID henceforth.

Is it compulsory to participate in the GD, WAT, and PI rounds for admission through ATMA 2023?

Yes, the candidates must participate in all the rounds of ATMA 2023 counselling and give their best, so that they qualify each round and get admission to the college of their choice.

Will the counselling for all the institutes be held together?

No, AIMS does not conduct a centralized ATMA counselling. The candidates must check the list of all the colleges which will be accepting ATMA scores, and choose a few where they would like to take admission.


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