ATMA 2021

Exam Date

Sep 7, 2021

Result Date

Sep 11, 2021

Oct 11, 2021 | Computer, Management


The AIMS Test for Management Admissions, also known as ATMA, is held four times a year. The application forms for the next session of ATMA have been released. Candidates can apply for the test till Sep 5, 2021, on the official website. The exam was preponed and held on Sep 7, 2021, as a remote-proctored test instead of Sept 12, 2021. Authorities had declared the results on Sep 11, 2021.

Latest Updates:

  • Sep 11, 2021: ATMA 2021 results have been announced for the September session on the official web portal.
  • Sep 7, 2021: ATMA 2021 examination has been conducted by the official authorities.
  • Sep 6, 2021: The mock test window has been been opened for ATMA 2021.
  • Sep 4, 2021: ATMA 2021 hall tickets have been released for the September session.
  • Sep 2, 2021: ATMA 2021 application window closing today. 
  • Aug 15, 2021: The application form for ATMA 2021 September session is available now. Those willing to participate in the exam must submit their applications on or before Sep 5, 2021. The exam is scheduled to be held on Sep 12, 2021.


What is 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 500 colleges/universities in the country. ATMA is held four times a year. Some of the highlights related to ATMA 2021 can be found below:

ATMA 2021 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 Online
Language English
Exam Mode Computer-based (Online)
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Official Website
Helpdesk [email protected]

Frequency: AIMS conducts this entrance exam 4-5 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.

ATMA Exam Details

ATMA Exam Date 2021

AIMA has begun accepting ATMA applications for the next session on Aug 15, 2021. The candidates can apply for the exam online till Sep 2, 2021. For the successfully registered candidates, the hall ticket will be released on the official websites a couple of weeks before the exam. The candidates will require the piece of document for both, the mock test, and the main ATMA examination. The complete schedule can be found below:

ATMA Exam Date 2021
Events Dates
Date of the commencement of the ATMA 2021 Registration Aug 15, 2021
Last date to fill the ATMA 2021 Application Form Sep 2, 2021
Last date for ATMA 2021 fee payment Sep 1, 2021
ATMA 2021 Admit Card release Sep 4, 2021
ATMA 2021 Exam Dates
  • February Session: Feb 14, 2021
  • April Session: Apr 25, 2021
  • May Session: May 30, 2021
  • July Session: Jul 26, 2021
  • September Session: Sep 7, 2021 (Preponed)
ATMA 2021 Result
  • February Session: Feb 19, 2021
  • April Session: May 3, 2021
  • May Session: Jun 5, 2021
  • July Session: Jul 31, 2021
  • September Session: Sep 11, 2021

ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

AIMS specifies certain eligibility conditions which each applicant must satisfy in order to take admission to any participating institute through ATMA 2021. The eligibility criteria for ATMA 2021 is briefly discussed below:

ATMA Eligibility 2021
Criteria Specifications
Age Limit The applicant must be at least 21 years old to attempt ATMA 2021.
Nationality Only Indian citizens can apply for ATMA 2021.
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 the ATMA entrance exam 2021.
  • 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. 

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ATMA 2021 Application Form

Once sure that all the eligibility conditions mentioned above are met, the candidates can proceed to fill the ATMA 2021 application form. The forms are 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 the ATMA 2021 exam?

Applicants can apply for ATMA 2021 in online mode on the official website. The application form for the upcoming session has been made available from Aug 15, 2021. The last date to apply is Sep 2, 2021. Candidates can follow these brief steps to complete the ATMA 2021 application process:

  • Visit the official website and open the application form.
  • Fill the application form.
  • Make the payment through the given options.
  • 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).
  • Also, the application process will be successful only after the candidate has paid the fee.
  • After successful registration, applicants can take 2 printouts of the application form.

Details to be entered in ATMA 2021 Application Form

Candidates can find the ATMA 2021 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 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 for ATMA registration 2021

Candidates will be required to attach scanned copies of various documents as proof of identity and educational qualifications. The candidates must prepare the scanned copies 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)
  • SSC marks card
  • HSC marks card
  • Post Graduation marks card (if applicable)
  • Experience Certificate (if applicable)

Read More: ATMA Application Form 2021

ATMA 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for the September session of the ATMA entrance exam 2021 will be released on Sep 4, 2021. The hall ticket will be released on the official website. Find more details below:

ATMA 2021 Admit card highlights
Category Details
Admit Card Availability Date Sep 4, 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 2021 Admit Card?

The ATMA hall tickets could be downloaded from the official website from Sep 4, 2021. The candidates will be required to take a printout of the same. The steps to access the ATMA admit card for the upcoming session are discussed below:

Instructions for downloading the ATMA admit card are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of the ATMA 2021.
  • Find and click on the Admit Card 2021 portal.
  • Enter the ATMA login credentials.
  • Download the admit card and print the same on an A4 size sheet.

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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 is 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

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ATMA 2021 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 the ATMA question paper pattern to devise an effective exam-day strategy. Some of the particulars related to ATMA entrance exam pattern 2021 are given 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 they know.
  • Sections: The question paper will be divided into six sections. Candidates should prepare accordingly and attend the exams.

ATMA 2021 Exam Analysis

The AIMS Test for Management Admissions is conducted multiple times a year. Through this test, the candidates can apply for MBA, PGDM, MMS, or MCA programs, offered by 450+ B-schools situated across the country.

The exam for the April 2021 session was held on Apr 25, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, as a remote-proctored test. The hall tickets for the April 2021 session of ATMA were released on Apr 21, 2021. The candidates appeared for this exam from their homes.

Candidates were given 3 hours to answer 180 multiple-choice questions based on Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Aptitude.

The detailed analysis for the exam held on Apr 25, 2021, can be found below:

ATMA Exam Analysis for April 2021

The question paper was divided into 6 sections, namely:

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills 1
  • Verbal Skills 1
  • Quantitative Skills 1
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills 2
  • Verbal Skills 2
  • Quantitative Skills 2

The exam comprised 180 questions, further divided equally among these sections.

ATMA 2021 Marking Scheme:

Response Marks


+1 mark


-0.25 marks


No addition or deduction

Sectional Time Limit:

The sectional time limit was applicable. Candidates had to attempt each section within 30 minutes. On average, the candidates got a maximum of 1 minute to answer each question.

Section-wise analysis:

Domain Type of questions Difficulty Level

Analytical Reasoning Skills 1 and 2

Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Syllogisms, Arrangements, Arguments


Verbal Skills 1 and 2

Vocabulary, Antonyms and Synonyms, Comprehension Passages, Cloze Test


Quantitative Skills 1 and 2

Algebra, Numbers, Data Interpretation, Arithmetic Questions


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ATMA 2021 Syllabus

AIMS has divided the question paper into 6 sections. Broadly, 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 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

Read more: ATMA 2021 Syllabus

ATMA 2021 Preparation Tips

It is believed that ATMA is easier as compared to CAT. However, the 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 the 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 the 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.

Mock Tests

It is very important that the candidates practice by attending the 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 Mock Tests

ATMA 2021 Result

The result for ATMA September 2021 was announced on the official website on Sep 11, 2021. The candidates will require their ATMA login IDs and passwords to check the result online. AIMS will also release the final answer key in form of a downloadable PDF file along with the ATMA scorecard. The candidates must take a printout of their scorecard and download a softcopy of the same, as it will be required during the further rounds of admission.

Read More: ATMA Result 2021

ATMA 2021 Cut Off Marks

The ATMA 2021 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 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 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 2021
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

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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 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 2021 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 the ATMA 2021 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 2021


What is the application fee for ATMA?

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

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?

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.

When and where can a candidate know about the result?

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

Will admit card be sent to the candidates individually?

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

What will happen if the admit card has tampered?

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

When will the ATMA 2020 August exam be held?

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.

When will the ATMA 2020 result be announced?

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

What is the last date of filling up the application form?

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


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