ATMA 2021 Exam – Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Scopes


ATMA stands for Aims Test for Management Admissions (ATMA); it is one of the management exams organized by the reputed organization AIMS ( Association of Indian Management Schools). This Exam aims to open the gate of Top B-schools and Governments schools for the aspirants who want to enter into MBA, PGDBA, PGDM, MCA programs. It is a national-level entrance exam whose marks are accepted by India’s best private and government colleges.

The ATMA exam is organized almost 5 times a year. Read the below article to know more about ATMA 2021 admission process, registration, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, fees, and more.

ATMA 2022: Important and Events

ATMA 2021 registrations begin from15/8/2021
Last date to payout the application fees1/9/ 2021
Last date to fill out the ATMA application form2/9/ 2021
The admit card will release on4/9/2021
ATMA 2021 exam7/9/2021 ( 2Pm to 5 Pm)

ATMA Eligibility Criteria

  • Aspirants who want to apply for the MBA, PGDM course via ATMA 2021 have to fulfill the below-given eligibility criteria.
  • The applicant must have Indian citizenship.
  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 50% marks or at least 45 % CGPA from a recognized university.
  •  Applicants of the final graduation year are also eligible to apply for the ATMA exam.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the ATMA 2021 exam.

ATMA 2021 Registrations

The ATMA application forms for aspirants are available on the ATMA official website. The application form for all the courses is the same; aspirants can choose their preferred course. Check out the document which is required to fill the application form. Check out the below -list of documents and steps, which are mandatory for the ATMA application procedure.

Documents required for ATMA 2021 registration

  • The candidates need to have a digital copy of their signature with a passport-size photograph.
  • The SC/ST candidates must have a digital copy of the SC/ST/OBC certificate (latest one) as applicable.
  • The candidates must have their digital copies of class 10, 12, and graduation mark sheets.
  • As per the ATMA official site, the sponsored candidates must have their sponsoring certificate.
  • Net Banking/Credit/Debit details should be there to pay the online fees.

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

AIMS has decided the exam pattern of the ATMA exam. The exam will be organized in an internet-based exam mode. As per the ATMA question paper, the question paper is divided into six sections; the questions will be based on, i.e., Analytical Reasoning, analytical reasoning, verbal skills, and quantitative skills. The question type is Multiple-choice questions, and the time allotted will be of three hours. Check out the below table and learn about the ATMA exam format.

Exam modeInternet-based exam
Time Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Total marks180
Type of questionsMultiple-choice questions
No of choices4
Number of questions180
Marking Scheme+1 for the right answer-0.25 for the incorrect entryO for the un-attempted question

ATMA 2021 Syllabus Overview

Students! Those who want to ace the ATMA exam must have practice section-wise topics. The ATMA question paper contains six sections, i.e., two sections of Analytical Reasoning, two sections of Quantitative skills, and two sections of Verbal skills.

Analytical Reasoning ( Part 1 and II)This section consists of 60 questions from various topics like Coding and Decoding, Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Data Sufficiency, Arguments and Statements and Conclusions, Blood Relations, Arrangements, etc.
Quantitative SkillsThis section has almost 60 questions from varied topics, such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern math, profit & loss, Time, Speed and Distance, Permutation and Combination, etc.
Verbal Ability ( Part I and II)This section has almost 60 questions from different topics such as Jumbled sentences, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Read Comprehension, Phrases, Synonyms, and Antonyms.

ATMA Exam Preparation

Aspirants who are applying for the ATMA Exam must understand that ATMA is quite a complicated exam. Ideally, an aspirant who wants to secure excellent scores in ATMA must start their preparation at least nine months before the actual exam. But if you are hard-working and dedicated, you can score high in the exam.

IIRF provides names of some popular articles that will help you attain some tips and tricks on how to start preparation for ATMA. Check out the names of the articles.

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Student’s Speak: Tips to crack ATMAPreparation in three months
How to prepare for Analytical skillsTips to ace the Verbal Skills section
All about ATMA mock testLast-minute preparation tips ATMA 2021

Colleges Accepting the ATMA marks

Top B-schools accept ATMA scores, almost all 500+management schools across India are giving admissions to the students on the basis of ATMA scores. Each participant has to undergo the cutoff procedure and the counseling process. Check out the below table that depicts the college list that accepts ATMA scores.

Christ University, BengaluruDepartment of Management Sciences University of Pune ( PUMBA), Pune
Jaipuria Institute of Management, NoidaInstitute of Management Studies (IMS), Ghaziabad
Delhi School of BusinessIBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School
SDA Bocconi, MumbaiO.P Jindal University, Sonepat
VIT Business School ( VIT), VelloreMIT School of Telecom Management

Scope of ATMA

According to the latest trends, ATMA will be going to be difficult this time. Those students who are planning to give the exams must work on their preparations. After the ATMA exam, you have the golden chance to get admission to the top B-schools.

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