ATMA 2018

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)  is a popular national Level MBA entrance examination scores of which are accepted by the B-schools across the country. ATMA is for students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided B-schools in India. 

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ATMA is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), as a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to different postgraduate management programmes. ATMA has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India for admission on All India Basis to the MBA / PGDM and other Postgraduate Programmes like MCA depending on the regulations of the respective universities.


ATMA is conducted both as online computer based test and paper based test in different months in the year. It is a 3 hours test and the test duration is from 2PM to 5PM. In 2017, ATMA was conducted on February 12, May 28, June 25, July 23 and August 6 (Online test). The test result of online ATMA exam held on August 6 was declared on August 9. Unless any change is announced, AIMS propose to conduct ATMA in the same pattern in 2018 also. 


The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), established in 1988, is a large network of management institutions in the world, with over 730 members including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, S P Jain, ICFAI, NMIMS and other top Indian business schools. ATMA exam was launched in 2000 with a view to meet the standard of quality MBA entrance test, the scores of which would be used in the admission process as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post graduate management programmes. 


ATMA is administered in the premises of colleges/institutes/schools or their computer labs. The address of the Test Venue is given on the Admit Card, which is in two pages.
The administration and scoring is professionally done. ATMA scores supplied are dependable indicators of the candidate’s suitability for management education and career. The candidates are supplied with the percentile scores in verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analyzing and synthesizing ability.


ATMA is considered a high quality test, the scores of which can be used in the admission process, as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post graduate management programmes, including functional, sectoral and computer management programmes offered by various institutes/universities. ATMA makes the process of applying, registration, payments, grade cards and selection of center simpler and more efficient. 


ATMA 2018 February exam Important Dates & Schedule
The notification and schedule for next ATMA exam to be held in February 2018 is to be announced shortly.

 Activity Dates
Commencement of Registration process 3rd week December, 2017
Registration fee Rs.1100/-
Date of close of Registration 1st week February, 2018
Last date to reprint the filled-in-Application form 1st week of February, 2018
Admit card download available 2nd week of February, 2018
ATMA test date 2nd week of February, 2018 from 2PM to 5PM
Declaration of result 3rd week of February, 2018


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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 23-12-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 04-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 09-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 25-02-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

ATMA 2018 Eligibility & Application process

Eligibility Criteria

  1. ATMA aspirant should be an Indian Citizen
  2. The candidate should possess recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification  under 10+2+3 scheme in ant stream.
  3. Minimum 50% marks in graduation required to appear in the exam.
  4. Those who are in their final year of graduation can also apply.
  5. There is no age bar to appear in ATMA 2018
  6. No work experience is needed to apply and appear in ATMA


Application process

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ATMA 2018 Exam & Scoring Pattern

ATMA-2018 (MBA) exam will be held in paper pen mode/online mode in one session in the 2nd week of February 2018 from 2PM to 5PM. The exam will consist of (Objective) Multiple Choice type questions. For paper based test, the candidates have to mark the correct answers on the OMR answer sheet using BLUE OR BLACK INK BALL POINT PEN ONLY. 

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ATMA Test Cities

ATMA is conducted in the following Test centres:

Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar) Bengaluru Bhubaneswar
New Delhi Hyderabad Indore
Jaipur Kolhapur  Kolkata
Lucknow Mumbai Navi Mumbai
Nagpur Nashik Pune
Raipur Ranchi Thane


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ATMA 2018 Syllabus

The broad outline of syllabus for the AIMS Test for Management admissions (ATMA) for MBA PG Courses is detailed below:


There are three major sections in ATMA and each section is further divided into two parts making ATMA 2018 February exam as six section test. Three hours will be allotted to attempt 180 questions in ATMA 2018 test. Each of the six sections will have 30 questions in MCQ format.


It is not necessary that order of sections would remain the same. The sequence may change from exam to exam.


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ATMA Sample Test Papers

To help ATMA 2018 aspirants prepare and perform better in the ATMA 2018 exams, experts at have prepared ATMA 2018 Sample test paper based on the ATMA previous years paper pattern & key changes in ATMA exam pattern with answer keys and solutions. Expected Questions... Prepared by India’s Top Experts 


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