Is clearing CAT very tough? Or, did you missed your CAT exam? Don't worry, ATMA is the next best alternative. ATMA score is considered by many elite B-schools in South India as an admission criteria.
You can get admissions in renowned management colleges like Christ University (Bangalore), Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Mumbai), IMS Ghaziabad and many more.
- What is ATMA?
- Exam Dates
- How to prepare for ATMA?
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
- Exam Centres
- Related Exams
What is ATMA?
ATMA full form is Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) Test for Management Admissions. It is a national level entrance test. AIMS Conducts ATMA 2019 and administrates all the process of the exam.
Candidates can write ATMA 2019 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 2019.
Frequency: AIMS conducts this exam 4-5 times a year in the months of February, May, June, July and December.
Mode: AIMS conducts this 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. When you look at the past trends of ATMA Exams, you can expect this exam and subsequent exams to have a moderate to hard difficulty.
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 2019 Exam Score.
Some Top MBA Colleges like IFIM Bangalore, PUMBA Pune, Dy Patil Pune, DSIMS Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, IPE Hyderabad, FIIB New Delhi, NDIM New Delhi among others accept ATMA 2019 Score.
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.
|Name of the Examination||AIMS Test for Management Admissions|
|Conducting body||The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based (Online)|
|Test Duration||180 minutes|
|Exam Stream||Management Entrance Exam|
Candidates need to know ATMA 2019 Exam Dates and other important dates in order to plan ahead and prepare for the exam. Important dates and details are:
- Application dates: Application form is already available on the official website. Candidate can download it from 14th June 2019. The last date to submit the application form is 15th June 2019.
- Admit Card Date: Candidates can download the admit card for the ATMA June 2019 from 20th June 2019.
- Result Date: AIMS will announce results on 28th June 2019 on the official website. This result is for ATMA June 2019 exam.
Candidates should know about eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. AIIMS sets the Eligibility Criteria, these criteria are:
- Nationality: Only Indian candidates can apply for ATMA 2019.
- Qualification: Candidates should have a bachelors degree in any discipline and should have completed their bachelors in a recognised university/institute.
- Final year students: Students in their final year of graduation are also eligible
- 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 degree
AIMS has divided the question paper into 6 sections. There are three major sections in ATMA June 2019. Each section has two parts. Therefore this exam has six section test.
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 ATMA 2019 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:
- Time and Work
- Pie Chart and Bar Graph
- Profit and Loss
- Number System
- Data Interpretation
- Basic Arithmetic
- Simple Interest
- Compound Interest
- Coordinate Geometry
- Ratio and Proportion Variations
- Set Theory
- Quadratic Equation
Topics covered in Verbal Skills section are:
- Reading Comprehension
- Synonyms & Antonyms
- Jumbled Sentences
- Word Meaning
- Sentence Completion
In the analytical sections, questions will come these topics:
- Strike the odd one out
- Blood Relations
- An arrangement of letters
- Visual Reasoning
- Verbal Logic
- Data Sufficiency
- Statement– Conclusion
- Number Series
How to prepare for ATMA?
ATMA is a relatively easier than CAT. But the number of questions are more than CAT. One can use this to his/her advantage. So, let's discuss about the preparartion for ATMA.
Build on your concepts.
The basic concepts of Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation will remain 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.
Practice with clocking your speed.
Since, the no. of questions are very high. You 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.
Don't attempt the doubtful ones.
You 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.
Eligible candidates can apply for this exam through the official website. Candidates can read the following information and get information about application process, ATMA 2019 Application Form Details and Various Documents required.
How to apply for ATMA?
You can apply for ATMA 2019 in Online mode on the official website. Application form will be available from 14th June 2019 to 15th June 2019. Brief steps to fill the application form are:
- Visit the official website and open the application form.
- Fill the application form.
- Make the payment through given options.
- The application process is successful only after you have paid the fee.
- After successful registration, you can take 2 printouts of the application form.
ATMA Registration Form Details
The various details which you have to fill in the application form are:
- Date of Birth
- 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
While filling the application form you 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 June 2019 will be a Computer-based online test. AIMS conducts this exam in a single section and the duration of this session is 3 hours. AIMS prepares the merit list for this just like CMAT, XAT and SNAP.
Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in this exam. 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. So candidates have to be careful before answering any questions.
Admit card for ATMA June 2019 will be released on 20th June 2019. More details for ATMA 2019 Admit Card is given below:
|Admit Card Availability Date||20th June 2019|
|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 ATMA Admit Card?
Hall ticket will be released on the official website and will be available to download from 20th June 2019. You have to visit the official website and go to admit card portal. Then enter your credentials and download your ATMA 2019 Admit card. Take a print out in an A4 size sheet.
ATMA 2019 exam is held 4-5 times a year and across 28 centres in India. The Exam Centres are given below:
|Serial No.||Exam Centres||State|
|1||Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar)||Gujarat|
AIMS will release results for ATMA June Exam on 28th June 2019 and on their official website. For exams which is carried out in other months, AIMS will release results after the exam. Result Date will be available on the official site.
The candidates can check their ATMA 2019 Results online by visiting the official website. They have to log in using their credentials. Once logged in they can view their results.
Cut offs for ATMA 2019 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.
|ATMA 2019 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|
AIMS will release the counselling date on their official website. But only after the results are released. Students should update themselves about counselling date by checking the official website regularly.
You will be allotted seats in one of the five institutions through ATMA 2019 Counselling, which you had selected during registration. Seat allotment will depend on your rank and College cutoffs.
Q: What is the application fee for ATMA?
Ans. The application fee is INR 1298/- (INR 1100/- + 18% GST).
Q: What is the pattern for ATMA?
Ans. The question paper will consist of 180 questions divided into 6 sections.
Q: What are the documents that are to be carried by the candidates to the ATMA exam centre?
Ans. 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.).
Q: What is the marking scheme for ATMA?
Ans. You will get one mark for the right answer and you will lose 0.25 mark for the wrong answer.
Q: Can foreign nationals apply for the exam?
Ans. No. Only Indian nationals can apply for this exam.
Q: What is the qualification required for ATMA?
Ans. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate from a university recognised by UGC.
Q: Where can a candidate find the application form?
Ans. Application form of ATMA can be found on the official website.
Q: Is there any domicile restriction?
Ans. No. There isn't any domicile restriction.
Q: What should be the minimum age of the candidate to be eligible for ATMA?
Ans. Candidate should be at least 21 years of age while applying for ATMA.
Q: When will the document verification be done?
Ans. Your documents will be verified during the counselling process.
Q: When and where can a candidate know about the result?
Ans. AIMS will release ATMA 2019 results on the official website on 28th June 2019.
Q: Will admit card be sent to the candidates individually?
Ans. No. The admit card will be available online on the official website for ATMA.
Q: What will happen if the admit card has tampered?
Ans. If you have a tampered admit card, Authorities will not allow you to write the exam.
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