AIMS Test for Management (ATMA)


 Kiarra Gaba, Blogger at Edumarz

A non-profit professional organization founded in 1988 as a registered society came to be known as AIMS(The Association of Indian Management Schools). ATMA is a credible, and single-window test for a number of postgraduate management courses. It won’t be wrong if I say that ATMA seeks to become the only dominating benchmark test for management education in the entire world. 


Exam name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions(ATMA)

Exam level


Exam type

Objective type

Exam mode


Exam duration

3 hours

Exam frequency

4- 5 times annually

Recognized by

Ministry of HRD, and AICTE

Knowledge required

Neither any prior knowledge of business or any other subject is required, nor any kind of achievement in any field is important.

Courses offered


Exam topics

Verbal skills,

Quantitative skills, and

Analytical reasoning skills.



Contact via e-mail

Contact via call

040-23417876, 48544057

Official website


  • Log in to the official website of AIMS and fill in the application form first.

  • While you fill the form you need to give in names of 5 institutes according to your preference to send your scores to.

  • The candidate needs to select the examination city for this computer-based examination.

  • Recheck the application form before submitting it.

  • The application fee for ATMA is Rs 1500/-.

  • After the form submission, the candidates will receive the admit card just 3 days before the examination date.

  • The admit card is available to be downloaded and printed out till the examination day. 

  • Admit card being the most essential document is compulsory to be printed out.

  • Before the main examination ATMA, mock tests are conducted two days before to familiarize students with the test deadline.

  • The main exam is generally conducted 2- 5 PM and the candidates are asked to reach the venue by 1 PM. 

  • Candidates will be conducted in the computer-based mode.

  • In the end, the result is uploaded online on the official website.


The eligibility required for the candidates for the exam of AIMS Test of Management Admissions are –

  • Should be an Indian citizen.

  • No age limit is mentioned as minimum or maximum.

  • Candidates in the final year of graduation have to follow a particular provision to apply.

  • A graduate candidate with 50% aggregate marks/ CGPA in a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is eligible to apply.

  • Candidates who have completed CA can apply.

  • The previous university should be recognized by UGC.


The exam pattern consists of a total of 180 questions distributed under 6 sections. The exam is of 3 hours with 30 minutes each given for every section separately. The type of questions in the exam is MCQ type. It analyzes the aptitude test with an objective type test. The exam pattern includes where one mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.



The syllabus includes 6 parts/ sections –

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1,

  • Verbal Skills Part 1,

  • Quantitative Skills Part 1,

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2,

  • Verbal Skills Part 2, and

  • Quantitative Skills Part 2.

The topics included in Analytical reasoning, Verbal Ability, and Quantitative ability are :

  • Analytical Reasoning –

  1. Arrangement of letters

  2. Visual Reasoning

  3. Syllogism

  4. Number Series

  5. Strike the Odd one out

  6. Blood Relations

  7. Analogy

  8. Statement– Conclusion

  9. Verbal Logic

  10. Data Sufficiency

  11. Coding-Decoding

  • Verbal Ability –

  1. Synonyms & Antonyms

  2. Jumbled sentences

  3. Reading Comprehension

  4. Sentence completion

  5. Grammar

  6. Word meaning

  • Quantitative Ability –

  1. Permutation and Combination

  2. Ratio and Proportion

  3. Probability

  4. Mensuration

  5. Number Systems

  6. Quadratic Equations

  7. Logarithm

  8. LCM and HCF

  9. Functions

  10. Time and Work

  11. Linear Equations

  12. Percentages


The registration fee for ATMA is INR 1500/- including 18% GST. The fee is paid online through any online payment source like debit/ credit card, net banking, etc. The female candidates are provided the concession of 25% of the fee. Whereas northeastern state students are granted a 50% fee concession. 


A few recommended materials for the ATMA exam preparation are –

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal

  2. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma

  3. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

  4. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  5. High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

  6. English is Easy by Chetananand Singh

  7. A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

  8. Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh

  9. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey


  • RESULT :

  • To see your result, first visit the official website of AIMS ATMA. The official website is

  • Once you reach the home page enter your exam date.

  • Fill in all the required details like your registration number, roll number, PID with your password, etc.

  • Then press enter and your scorecard will appear on the screen.

  • Make sure you download your scorecard as an important document to be kept during the time of admission.

  • The candidate’s scorecard will have all the required information such as Candidate’s Name, Address, Roll Number, Test Date, Marks scored in Quantitative skills, Verbal skills, and Analytical Reasoning, Total scaled score and Overall percentile



ATMA has no single centralized counseling procedure. All the universities/ institutions that accept the scores of ATMA conduct this counseling session for the candidates. Different centers are allotted for the counseling sessions. After the announcement of the cutoffs and the result, the candidates can choose a particular center for the counseling while filling the registration form of the participating colleges. ATMA counseling process involves three stages – group discussion(GD), writing ability test(WAT), and personal interview(PI). All these three stages concentrate on various aspects of the candidate’s ability. The documents required for the counseling process by the candidates are – confirmation letter, class 10 mark sheet, class 12 mark sheet, graduation mark sheet, ATMA scorecard, ATMA admit card, two recent passport size black and white photographs, caste certificate (if required/ applicable).

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