ATMA 2021: Full Form, Exam Date, Login, Latest News, Official Website

Exam Date : February 14, 2021
Result Date : February 28, 2021

The Association of Indian Management Schools conducts the ATMA examination. Candidates who are seeking admission in various diploma and postgraduate courses can apply for this exam. To know more about this exam, candidates can check the application process and eligibility for this examination.

Latest Updates:

  • December 21, 2020: The application forms for ATMA 2021 are released. Interested candidates can start applying and submit the form on or before February 8, 2021. Visit the ATMA Application Form page to learn how to apply.
  • The registrations for ATMA 2021 will commence from December 21, 2020. The exam is scheduled to be held on February 14, 2021. The dates for the other exam events will be released shortly.


What is ATMA?

ATMA Exam is a management entrance test, the full form of ATMA is Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Test for Management Admissions. Candidates can write ATMA 2021 and can take admissions into various postgraduate administration programs. Candidates can get admissions at Post Graduation level in Government/ University/ Private Aided/ Private Un-Aided MBA schools in India through ATMA 2021.

ATMA 2021 highlights



Exam Name Association of Indian Management Schools Test for Management Admissions
Acronym ATMA
Conducting body The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Exam Level National level
Exam Category Postgraduate
Mode of Examination Computer-based (Online)
Test Duration 180 minutes
Exam Stream Management Entrance Exam
Official Website

Frequency: AIMS conducts this entrance exam 4-5 times a year in the months of February, May, June, July, August and December.

Mode: AIMS conducts this entrance exam only as online (computer-based) examination.

Courses offered through ATMA: Candidates can take this to get into various administrative courses at Post Graduation Level. These courses include MBA, PGDM, PGDMA, MCM, MCA, MMS among others.

Difficulty level: AIMS conducts ATMA to assess and test the candidate’s skills. AIMS test 4 skills of candidates and they are comprehension skills, verbal reasoning capabilities, and numerical reasoning capabilities. Candidates can have a look at the past trends of ATMA Exams.

Admissions: More than 100 MBA colleges located across India in Delhi/NCR, Jaipur, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and other prominent cities accept ATMA 2021 Exam Score.

Some Top MBA Colleges like Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, Department of Management Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University accept ATMA score every year.

These colleges will shortlist deserving candidates based on their score and rank. Shortlisted candidates will be able to apply to various management courses of their choice.

ATMA Exam Details

ATMA 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates should know the exam date and other ATMA important dates in order to plan ahead and prepare for the exam. The authority has yet not released the official dates for the ATMA 2021 exam. However, candidates can check the tentative dates for the exam in the table below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Date of the commencement of the ATMA 2021 online registration December 21, 2020 
ATMA 2021 Application end date February 8, 2021 
ATMA 2021 Fee Payment last date February 7, 2021
ATMA 2021 Admit Card Issue date February 10, 2021 
ATMA 2021 Exam date February 14, 2021
ATMA 2021 Result date February 28, 2021 

ATMA 2021 Notification

The ATMA 2021 Notification is officially released by AIMS in the official website. The Application Process for the ATMA 2021 Exam began on December 21, 2020 and will end on February 8, 2021. The Admit Cards for the ATMA 2021 will be available from February 10, 2021 and the examination will be conducted on February 14, 2021. candidates should keep a track of events and can visit this page regularly for further updates and information on the ATMA 2021 Examination. Candidates can also visit the official website of the ATMA 2021 for further information.

ATMA 2021 Syllabus

AIMS has divided the question paper into 6 sections. There are three major sections in the ATMA Exam generally. Each section has 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 2021 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:

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 come 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

ATMA 2021 Eligibility

Candidates should know about eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria should be fulfilled by the candidates for their applications to be valid. The ATMA 2021 Eligibility criteria are split according to their categories and elaborated separately. AIIMS sets the ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria.

Age limit

Candidates of all age limits can apply for the examination above the age of 21. The minimum required age to be deemed eligible to attend the ATMA 2021 Examination would be 21.

Nationality and Domicile

Only Indian candidates can apply for ATMA 2021. Candidates should be an Indian citizen and valid proofs and documents supporting the statement must also be produced at the time of application for the ATMA 2021. 


Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in any discipline and should have completed their bachelor's in a recognized university/institute. Documents and proofs must be provided for the same, in order for the application to be validated. Other candidates can also apply based on special categories that are explained below accordingly. 

Final year students

Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible to attempt ATMA. They can apply for the examination, provided they provide valid documents and proofs, such as previous semester mark sheet and the current university or college information. 

CA candidates

Candidates who have completed CA can also apply for this exam.

Aggregate or Percentage

Students should have a minimum score of 50% in the bachelor's degree exam.

How to prepare for ATMA 2021?

ATMA is relatively easier than CAT. But the number of questions is more than CAT. It is very important for the candidates to strategize their plans before attempting to answer the questions in the ATMA 2021 Examination. Making plans and preparing accordingly can help them efficiently perform in the examination. Strategizing and planning will also help the candidates to be aware of how the exam will be conducted and will have an overview of the question paper. One can use this to his/her advantage. So, let's discuss the preparation for ATMA.

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 its importance and difficulty. This way they can concentrate on the most important or the most difficult ones at first, and then move onto the rest of the questions. 

Practice with clocking the speed

Since the number of questions is very high. 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. Practising 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 the doubtful ones

The candidate will be lured by the tricky questions. Be careful. If you don't know the question well, don't attempt it. There are chances that you will lose marks. Since a lot of 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 thus leave the doubtful questions and move on to the next, and later come back and attend the questions after completely attending others.

Mock Tests

It is very important that the candidates practise by attending the mock tests regularly and make sure to attend these tests within the allotted time of the actual exam. This way they will be able to get an insight of 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 question unattended, and time efficiency will also be achieved.

ATMA 2021 Registration

Eligible candidates can apply for this exam on the official website. Candidates can read the following information and get to know about the application process for the ATMA 2021 Registration, application form details and about the various documents required.

How to apply for ATMA Exam?

Applicants can apply for ATMA 2021 in online mode on the official website. Application form is available from December 21, 2020 to February 8, 2021. Candidates can follow these brief steps to complete the ATMA 2021 application process:

  1. Visit the official website and open the application form.
  2. Fill the application form.
  3. Make the payment through given options.
  4. After the payment is done, 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)
  5. Also, the application process will be successful only after the candidate have paid the fee.
  6. After successful registration, applicants can take 2 printouts of the application form.

ATMA 2021 Application Form

Candidates can find the ATMA 2021 from 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 the ATMA 2021 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 to apply for ATMA Exam

While filling the application form candidates need to have some documents and details ready, they are

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

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

The ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern is laid down by the organizing body of the exam. Candidates should go through the exam pattern clearly prior to starting the preparation for the ATMA 2021 Exam. It will give a clear idea about the overview of the question paper. They will know the types of questions that are generally asked in the question paper, along with its distribution throughout. Hence it is very important to go through the exam pattern and the candidates can prepare accordingly, in order to score well in the exam. 

ATMA 2021 Exam is a computer-based online proctored test. The duration of this session is 3 hours. AIMS to prepare the merit list for this just like CMAT, XAT and SNAP. It is required that the candidates go through the ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern in order to have a strong understanding of the Examination and to prepare accordingly.

The overview of the ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern is very important for the candidates to know and it is mentioned below.

  • MCQ: The questions will be objective multiple choice based questions. Candidates will be able to choose the answers in the form of choices. 
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in ATMA 2021. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. It is important for the candidates to make sure that they don't make mistakes and carefully answer only those questions that they know.
  • Sections: The question paper will be divided into six sections. Candidates should prepare accordingly and attend the exams. 

Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking in this exam. 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. So candidates have to be careful before answering any question, and they must be aware of the ATMA 2021 exam pattern so that it will help to prepare accordingly.

ATMA 2021 Admit Card

Admit card for the upcoming ATMA 2021 will be released on February 10, 2021. Candidates can download the ATMA 2021 Admit Card from the official website on the date of release. More details for ATMA 2021 admit card is given below:

ATMA 2021 Admit card highlights
Category Details
Admit Card Availability Date February 10, 2021 
Issued by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Mode of availability Online
Things Mentioned in the Admit Card Applicant’s Name, Roll Number, Test Centre’s Address, Photograph and Signature and Important Instructions
In case of any issues Contact- 040-23417875/76

How to download the ATMA Admit Card?

Hall tickets will be released on the official website and will be available for download from February 10, 2021.

Instructions for downloading the Admit Card for the ATMA are mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of the ATMA
  2. Click on the Admit Card portal
  3. Enter the credentials of the Candidate
  4. Download the ATMA Admit Card and print the same on an A4 size sheet

 ATMA 2021 Exam Centres

ATMA 2021 exam is held 4-5 times a year and across 28 centres in India. Candidates can choose their desired ATMA 2021 Exam Centres based on their vicinity and comfort. Test The list of Exam Centres for ATMA 2021 are given below:

ATMA 2021 Exam Centres
Exam Centres State Exam Centres State
Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar) Gujarat Kolkata West Bengal
Aurangabad Maharashtra Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Beed Maharashtra Mumbai Maharashtra
Bengaluru Karnataka Nagpur Maharashtra
Bhubaneshwar Odisha Nashik Maharashtra
Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
Chandrapur Maharashtra New Delhi Delhi
Chennai Tamil Nadu Patna Bihar
Coimbatore Tamil Nadu Pune Maharashtra
Guwahati Assam Raipur Chhattisgarh
Hyderabad Telangana Ranchi Jharkhand
Indore Madhya Pradesh Solapur Maharashtra
Jaipur Rajasthan Thane Maharashtra
Kolhapur Maharashtra Vizag Andhra Pradesh

ATMA 2021 Result

ATMA will release the results for ATMA Exam on February 28, 2021 and on their official website. For exams which are carried out in other months, ATMA will release results after the respective exam. Result Date will be available on the official site. The ATMA 2021 Result will entirely be based on the performance of the Candidates. 

The candidates can check their ATMA 2021 Result online by visiting the official website. They have to log in using their credentials. Once logged in they can view their results.

ATMA 2021 Cut Off Marks

The ATMA 2021 Cut Off Marks 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 cut off for each institution. Based on the requirements, candidates can choose from the institutions that match their cut off and accordingly proceed with the admissions. 

ATMA 2020 Cut Off Marks have been provided in the table below. Cut off for different accepting institutes is also provided. You can get an idea about the fees of these B-schools from the table, with respect to the cut-off.

ATMA 2020 Cut off at a glance
MBA College Fee (in INR) ATMA 2020 Cutoff (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

ATMA 2021 Counselling

AIMS will release the ATMA 2021 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 date by checking the official website regularly. The Counselling process enables the candidates to understand their options for opting the college or university accordingly.

Candidates will be allotted seats in one of the five institutions through ATMA 2021 Counselling, which they had selected during registration. Seat allotment will depend on the rank and college cutoffs. Candidates can keep a track of events and more updates about the ATMA 2021 Counselling by visiting this page often. 

Check the colleges accepting ATMA in order to make sure the admission process and to be aware of the options available to the candidates regarding the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application fee is INR 1298 (INR 1100 + 18% GST).

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

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).

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

No. Only Indian nationals can apply for this exam.

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

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

No. There isn't any domicile restriction.

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

Your documents will be verified during the counselling process.

AIMS will release ATMA 2020 August results on the official website on August 12, 2020.

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

If you have a tampered admit card, Authorities will not allow you to write the exam.

The ATMA 2020 exam will be held on August 7, 2020. It will be an online exam, candidates are supposed to give it from their homes.

The result of the August exam will be announced on August 12, 2020. The July results are already out.

The last date to fill up the application form of the August exam is August 4, 2020.

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Discussion Forum


Yes, it will be possible, as JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur is a participating institute in admissions through ATMA.

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Feb 2017


When will the results to AIIMS ATMA be published?

Asked By: Anonymous 23 Feb 2017


The Results to AIIMS ATMA 2020 will be released on the 24th of February.

Candidates can follow the given guidelines to get the Results:

  • Enter your Username and Password, log in to the account and submit crucial details like roll number.
  • Next, click on “Submit” button.
  • Take a Print and keep separate copies of ATMA Result for future reference.

Answer By: Getmyuni

23 Feb 2017



Yes, the Jagannath University is a participating institute.

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Feb 2017



Hello Tushar,

No, there is no provision for the concession to any student belonging to any category. Get to know more about the eligibility criteria.

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 May 2018



Hello Nikhil,

You can choose two cities at the time of registration. And the test centre will be allotted automatically which cannot be changed later on. Get to know more details about the exam centres.

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 May 2018

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