ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions)

Friday, February 23, 2024

 ATMA 2024

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility Criteria | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Card | Result


The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is intended for admissions to Post-graduate Programmes in Management like PGDM, PGDBA, MBA, MCA (subject to fulfillment of regulations of the Local University of the state), etc., offered by various Institutions/Universities.  AIMS is one of the largest networks of Management Institutions in the world with over 516 Members including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, S.P.Jain, ICFAI, NMIMS, and other top Indian B Schools.

ATMA is a credible, comprehensive, and single-window test for admissions to various P.G Management Programmes, conducted 3 to 4 times (three/four)  every year.

The aim of the test is to measure the comprehension skills, verbal and numerical reasoning etc of the candidate. It is conducted multiple times in a period of one year. ATMA 2024 Registration has started. Keep visiting this space for the ATMA 2024 exam dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, etc.

ATMA 2024: Schedule of Examination

Events Dates 2024 (Announced)
Registration Starts from 30th November 2023
Registration closed on 11th February 2024
Last date for fee payment 10th February 2024
Last date to printing the application form 18th February 2024
Admit card release date 15th February 2024
Exam date 18th February 2024
Announcement of Result 23rd February 2024

May Session:

Events Dates 2024
Registration Starts from 2nd week of March 2024
Registration closed on 3rd week of May 2024
Last date for fee payment 3rd week of May 2024
Last date to printing the application form 4th week of May 2024
Admit card release date 4th week of May 2024
Exam date 11th May 2024
Announcement of Result 1st week of June 2024

ATMA 2024 Application Form

1) Candidates must visit the ATMA official website to apply.

2) Candidates should register by paying the registration fee and giving the required details like Full Name, Correct Email ID, Mobile Number, DOB etc.

3) Once the fee paid, candidates receive the mail regarding his/her login credentials i.e. username and password.

4) Candidates must log in using the login credentials and fill in details in the application form like Parent's details, Gender, Address for Communication, Educational Qualifications etc.

5) Upload Photograph, Signature and other relevant documents.

6) Once the application form is filled click on ‘submit’.

7) Once successfully submitted, candidates must take a printout of the application for future reference.

ATMA 2024 Registration Fee

The registration fee for ATMA is as follows: 


Fees in Rs

General (Male/Trans Gender)




NorthEast States of India


To pay the registration pay candidates have to fill the details following details correctly:

1) Full Name

2) Email ID

3) Mobile Number

4) Date of Birth

Candidates can pay the fee by one of the following modes:

1) Credit / Debit Card

2) Net Banking

3) Bank Transfer

ATMA 2024 Application Form

ATMA 2024 Eligibility

1) Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with at least 50% of aggregate marks.

2) Candidates who are appearing for their final year Degree exams are also eligible to apply.

3) No Age Limit.

4) Unsuccessful candidates of previous ATMA are eligible to apply

5) Work experience is not required.

ATMA 2024 Exam Pattern

1) The question paper contains a total of 180 questions.

2) The duration given to complete the test is 3 hours.

3) The test will be in online mode.

4) Every Section has MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with 4 (four) choices. Candidates are required to click the right choice in the online test.

5) There is a negative marking - 0.25 point will be deducted for every wrong answer.

6) The question paper consists of 6 sections as given below

Section Number

Nomenclature of the Section

No.of Questions

No.of Marks

Time Allotted


Analytical Reasoning



30 Min


Verbal Skills



30 Min


Quantitative Skills



30 Min


Analytical reasoning



30 Min


Verbal Skills



30 Min


Quantitative Skills



30 Min

Note: Each Section has two sets of Question Papers and candidates are required to attempt all the sets of VI papers.

ATMA 2024 Exam Pattern

ATMA 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of ATMA 2024 will be comprised of verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analyzing, and synthesizing ability. The syllabus is prepared to assess the aptitude of the candidate for higher management education.

ATMA 2024 Syllabus

ATMA 2024 Test Centres

Following are the Test Centres for conducting ATMA 2024.  Test Centres may be cancelled, combined, or changed depending on the number of candidates in specific centres or new centres added to the list.









Delhi UT

New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh

Ghaziabad, Lucknow


Hyderabad &


Madhya Pradesh





Kolhapur, Mumbai,

Navi Mumbai, Nagpur,

Nashik, Pune, Thane

West Bengal






ATMA 2024 Admit Cards

Candidates who are registered for the ATMA May 2024 exam can download the ATMA 2024 admit cards from the AIMS official website by using their username and password. ATMA Admit Card contains Date of ATMA, Time, and Venue. There will be a space for affixing a Photograph of the candidate. Instructions for the day of the examination will be printed on the admit card.

ATMA 2024 admit cards

ATMA 2024 (May Session) Result and Rank Cards

  • ATMA Score cards will be available on the official website of ATMA five days after the Test Date.
  • Rank Cards must be downloaded by the candidates from by using login and password details forwarded via email to the candidate. No hard copy will be issued to the candidates unless specially requested for.
  • Rank Card consists of four Scores viz., Quantitative, Verbal, Analytical and Total.
  • These scores are based on raw scores of candidates and are statistically scaled with reference to the entire Test population. The first three scores measure different constructs and are neither comparable nor can be added to each other.  The Scores can be easily interpreted, compared in each construct category, and used for specific purposes. 
  • In addition to the scaled scores, the Rank Card (Score Report) will also contain percentages below the data. These percentiles indicate the percentage of candidates in the entire ATMA Testing population, who have scored below the candidate in that category.  For example, if a candidate’s Rank Card indicates 53%, it means that 53 percent of test candidates scored below him/her.  Thus, the percentile score ranks an applicant to a management program, in relation to other applicants, who have taken the Test.
  • ATMA scores in the Test taken on a particular date are valid to be used by the Management Institutes for admissions in the next academic year only.
  • Details of Institutes/Universities/Colleges with their addresses and code numbers are given in the official website of ATMA, which accept the Rank Cards of ATMA.
  • Authorities concerned from ATMA shall forward 5 (five) choices of Institutes/Colleges of the candidates without any additional fee. For this purpose, Candidates can indicate 5 (five) Institutes with correct code numbers from the list on the website as their choice. Over and above 5 (Colleges), candidates must pay Rs.100/- per each additional College/Institute and apply to ATMA Office directly indicating the details of the Institutions to which the candidate's scores should be sent.  ATMA office would send these scores within a week of the receipt of the payment from the candidates.
  • The ATMA office would only send the Rank Cards (Scores) to the Institutes/Colleges as per the choice/request of the candidates. Candidates are expected to apply directly to the various Institutes for the process of their admission and other formalities as applicable, as per their choice indicated, within the deadline of each Institute/College.
ATMA 2024 Participating Institutions

ATMA 2024 Counselling

  • Post-declaration of results, Institutes/Colleges/B Schools which are accepting ATMA Scores will announce shortlisted candidates for the next round of admission process. Such of the candidates shortlisted are required to appear for the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
  • Based on the performance of candidates in WAT/GD/PI rounds and ATMA scores, overall academic scores, final merit list will be prepared and announced by the respective Institute/College and complete the final admission process of the successful candidates.


ATMA is one of the 6 (six) national level MBA entrance exams, leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges across India. ATMA Exam pattern is like other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT.

ATMA 2024 (MAY SESSION) is slated to be conducted on 29.05.2024 is one of the toughest MBA Entrance examinations conducted at National level in India. 

Before we discuss on the tips for aspiring candidates, it is necessary to recapitulate various attributes of ATMA (MAY SESSION) 2024 with respect to pattern of examination.  In the first step, candidates are required to thoroughly understand the pattern of examination, before they plan their strategy or approach.

ATMA 2024 comprises of 3 (three) sections viz., VARL, DILR & QA (each 2 papers).

Second Phase (Admission Phase) comprises of WAT/GD/PI conducted by the respective B Schools

ATMA 2024

With the ATMA 2024 (MAY SESSION) approaching, it is time for the candidates to focus on ways and means to maximize score and enhancement of time management skills by building a strategy for a planned preparation.  While QA (Quantitative Ability) is calculation-specific and the strategy should be to develop speed in calculations, VARC (Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension) requires reading the passages quickly and to catch the key points in the given passage to answer correctly within the timeframe. 

A decent score in the DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) Section increases overall percentile and the individual Sectional cut off. To crack this section, it is essential to develop good comprehension skills by solving previous years Question papers of ATMA.  Candidates must carefully work out logical conditions to arrive at a missing detail or numbers, which will eventually direct them to the right answer.

Post- ATMA 2024: Admission Phase Tests

Candidates who clear ATMA 2024 (MAY SESSION) are required to gear up themselves to face the second challenge under Admission Phase i.e., WAT/GD/PI. 

Written Ability Test (WAT): ATMA 2024 (MAY SESSION):

In the recent years, majority of B Schools and IIMs have dispensed with/replaced the Group Discussion and are basing on Written Ability Test.  Hence WAT has assumed much importance for the candidates to fare well.  This is the first round of second phase.  In this round of WAT, candidates are required to write essays on the given topic within the prescribed time. 

This round is aimed to test the writing skills, logical thinking on the topic, positive or negative views of the candidate.  Hence, candidates are required to prepare the essay portraying the candidate’s logical thinking on the topic by depicting them point-wise so that the Evaluator is impressed with the presentation of the essay.  Candidates to note that they should never deviate from the subject matter and avoid exaggerations. Thoughts of the candidates must be practicable as far as possible.

Group Discussion (GD): ATMA 2024 (MAY SESSION):

Group Discussion round is aimed to test the knowledge base and analytical and communication skills.  About 8 to 10 candidates will be asked to sit in a room and the Examiner provides them with a topic or an issue to discuss and suggest solutions.  During discussions in GD, several positive and negative opinions emerge on the given topic. Many a times, candidates with fluency in English and good communication skills dominate the group leading the other group members. 

To achieve success in this round, candidates must articulate themselves with a positive approach and convincing capacity with full knowledge on the subject.  Candidates must present their firm viewpoint without mincing words.   Such an attitude will be developed, if the candidate attends mock GDs and constant reading of Newspapers and other General Knowledge/Awareness books.  Communicating skills are more important to crack Group Discussions.

Personal Interview (PI): ATMA  2024(MAY SESSION):

Personal Interviews will be the last and most important phase before admission is offered to candidates.  Almost all the MBA Colleges/Institutes, including IIMs/SLRI, FMS, SPJIMR, and MDI conduct PI before offering admission to successful candidates.

Personal Interview is aimed at testing the verbal communication skills, and presence of mind of the candidate.  Interviewers test the views and knowledge of the candidates and their presence of mind through various questions.  Following are major topics based on which questions are normally asked in the Personal Interviews.

  • Tell about yourself
  • Why did you choose MBA and B College/Institute?
  • Previous experience and /or about previous organization/company
  • Past Academic qualifications/Colleges studied
  • Candidate’s Home town/City/State
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Based on SOP (Statement of Purpose) submitted by the candidate.
  • Current events in India and the world.

Candidates must prepare themselves based on the above main topics and attend mock interviews with friends or faculties or seniors and get rid of nervousness and understand various pre-requisites of a Personal Interview for achieving success.


The biggest task before the candidates is to target his/her efforts to enhance thinking capacity, speed of learning and power to retain whatever learnt to unravel their potential for the best possible results in solving the Sectional questions in ATMA 2024.

So, hard work, strong academic background, sincere efforts with planned preparation is paramount importance to secure highest marks in ATMA 2024. Following few tips may help candidates to prepare well and enhance the chances of success in the impending ATMA 2024.

  • Candidates must understand the syllabus and exam pattern of ATMA 2024
  • Keep a hard copy of complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed. In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material /Previous Question Papers and relevant books.
  • Draw a time table covering the entire syllabus and leave at least a fortnight’s time before ATMA 2024 for revision of the syllabus.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern and find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purpose.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting prescribed time limit and ensure to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination. 
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplish them on daily basis. Though the syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, overtime, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Students should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such approach will enable the student to understand problem solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the ATMA 2024, within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects with a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from the attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their time table to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance the productivity,it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching blue screen. Students should relax doing short work outs or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on the study.