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By Sneha Dasgupta

ATMA Exam 2021: Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, and Exam Pattern

19th June, 2021

The ATMA exam in July 2021 will be conducted on July 25, through the internet-based test mode. Candidates can apply till July 18, 2021. The fee payment window will close on July 17, 2021.

The result for the ATMA entrance exam in the May session exam has been announced on June 7, 2021.

What is the ATMA Exam?

ATMA Exam, also known as the AIMS Test for Management Admission is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) to provide admission to MBA, PGDM, MCA, and PGDBA courses.

The ATMA entrance exam is conducted four times a year and more than 500 management colleges across India accept the ATMA scores for admission to their management courses. The ATMA entrance exam tests the aptitude of candidates necessary for higher management studies.

Before you appear for the ATMA entrance exam, you need to keep some important details in mind. These details are described at length below.

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ATMA Exam Info

Let us guide you through the ATMA registration process in the following simple steps:

  1. Before you begin with the ATMA registration process, you need to have the following documents:

    Scanned or digital copy photograph and signature with a maximum size of 512 KB.
    Scanned copy of your latest OBC (Non-creamy) / SC / ST / DAP category certificate as applicable. The maximum size should be 1 MB.
    Scanned copy of your class 10, 12, and graduation mark sheets with a maximum size of 1 MB.
    If you are a sponsored applicant, you need to upload sponsoring certificate as per the format available on the official ATMA website.
  2. After you have assembled all the required documents, the next step of the ATMA registration is the ATMA exam fee payment.
  3. Visit the official ATMA website.
  4. Click on the link that says ‘Click here to register for ATMA exam’.
  5. You will be redirected to the fee payment page.
  6. You need to enter your personal details including your email ID and mobile number.
  7. Click on the ‘Proceed to Fees Payment’ button.
  8. Enter your debit/credit card details and make the payment.
  9. On successful payment of the fee, you will receive a Personal Identification Number (PID) on your registered email address and mobile number through an SMS.
  10. The PID will work as the login ID for your ATMA exam.

The ATMA registration fee is INR 1,500 for all candidates. However, a concession is provided to female candidates as well as to candidates from the North-Eastern states of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura). Here is a proper breakdown of the ATMA exam fee concession provided to them:

CATEGORYCONCESSIONFEES
Female Candidates25%INR 1,125
Candidates from the North-Eastern States of India50%INR 750

After you have completed the fee payment, you will be required to process with filling the ATMA registration form in the following steps:

  • In the ATMA registration form, you need to fill in details including your PID, name, postal address, email ID, date of birth, mobile number, preferred test city, educational qualifications, the exact percentage secured in SSC, HSC, and Graduation, as well as your choice of institutes for reporting your ATMA score.
  • Upload all the documents required, including a passport size photo and your digital signature.
  • Once the ATMA registration process is complete, you will be given your login password. The password will also be sent to your registered email ID.
  • Take a printout of the ATMA registration form.

ATMA Syllabus

The ATMA exam syllabus, like the ATMA paper, derives questions from three segments:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Verbal Skills

The ATMA test aims to evaluate your aptitude in various management skills. Therefore, questions in the exam are framed in such a way that requires accurate analyzing and logical thinking capabilities, along with verbal and numerical efficiency.

The following are the topics covered from each of the three sections:

Analytical Reasoning

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Arguments
  • Statement-Inference
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogisms
  • Course of Action
  • Strong/Weak Arguments
  • Arrangements
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Statements and Conclusions

Quantitative Skills

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Percentage
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Mensuration
  • Modern Math
  • Average
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Logarithm

Verbal Skills

  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Sentence Completion
  • Word Meaning

ATMA Exam Date

Here is a list of some important details with regards to the ATMA exam dates for the July session:

June 1, 2021 – July 18, 2021ATMA 2021 Registrations (Ongoing)
July 17, 2021Last date of registration fee payment
July 21, 2021Admit card release
July 25, 2021ATMA Exam 2021
July 30, 2021Result Declaration (July session)

ATMA Exam Eligibility

To appear for the ATMA exam, you have to fulfill the following ATMA eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • You should hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks. For students belonging to a reserved category, the minimum is 45% marks.
  • If you are in your final year of graduation, you can apply provisionally.
  • The ATMA Eligibility criteria do not include work experience. So, both working and non-working candidates can apply for the exam
  • There is no age limit for applying.

ATMA Exam Pattern

The ATMA exam pattern is divided into six sections, and the ATMA question paper will have questions from:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Skills
  • Verbal Skills

A total of 180 multiple choice type questions will be asked as per the ATMA exam pattern, which you will have to solve within 3 hours. The test carries a total of 180 marks.

For easier understanding of the exam pattern, read below:

Number of Sections6
Duration of Exam180 mins (3 hours)
Number of Questions180
Total Marks180
Language of ExamEnglish
Mode of ExamInternet-based test mode
Marking Scheme+1 for every correct answer
-0.25 for every incorrect answer

The six sections in the ATMA exam pattern are as follows:

SECTIONSNO. OF QUESTIONSDURATION
Analytical Reasoning Skills Pt. 13030 mins
Analytical Reasoning Skills Pt. 23030 mins
Quantitative Skills Pt. 13030 mins
Quantitative Skills Pt. 23030 mins
Verbal Skills Pt. 13030 mins
Verbal Skills Pt. 23030 mins

ATMA Exam Preparation

Preparation is the avenue to success in all walks of life, and here are some ATMA preparation tips which you can follow:

  • Preparation for Analytical Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning questions test your ability to comprehend and analyze the given statement and reach a conclusion based on your understanding. You should practice previous years’ question papers and mock tests to understand concepts. You can also prepare for this section by solving puzzles and riddles.
  • Preparation for Quantitative Ability: You can prepare by solving the questions from NCERT or Secondary and Higher Secondary level Mathematics textbooks. You should learn the shortcut tricks for solving questions quickly by solving previous years’ ATMA question papers.
  • Preparation for Verbal Ability: You must read newspapers, magazines, and books and also refer to Class 8 and Class 9 grammar books to clear the basics of grammar and learn the fundamentals.
  • Over 50% of your preparation for the ATMA exam should entail solving sample papers along with and previous years’ question papers. You need to confront your weak areas and work on them.
  • Refer to important texts for the three different sections in the paper.
  • On the basis of your strength and weaknesses, make a list of topics and address the weak areas.
  • Devote an equal amount of time to the three different sections of the paper. Cover a topic from each section every day.

Also Read: ATMA Question Paper| ATMA Cut-Offs

FAQs about ATMA Exam

What is the ATMA Exam full form?

The ATMA Exam is also known as the AIMS Test for Management Admission which is a national level entrance exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

How many times is the ATMA exam conducted in a year?

The ATMA exam is conducted four times every year i.e. in the month of February, May, July, and August.

Who can take the ATMA Exam?

To appear for the ATMA exam, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
You must be a citizen of India.
You should hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks. For students belonging to a reserved category, the minimum is 45% marks.
If you are in your final year of graduation, you can apply provisionally.
The ATMA Eligibility criteria do not include work experience. So, both working and non-working candidates can apply for the exam
There is no age limit for applying.

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