The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), conducts the AIMS Test for Management Admissions aka ATMA 2019 for selection to MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, MCA courses. ATMA 2019 is designed to assess the aptitude of the student for higher management education and primarily consists of sections on verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning skills. Candidates should know that ATMA Exam is held 4 times a year, in the month of February, May, July, and August. Candidates can try their luck in all the four tests. The selection in the participating institutes will be done on the basis of ATMA Score, followed by GD and PI round. Check details about ATAM 2019 from this page.

ATMA 2019 Exam

Candidates who are willing to apply for ATMA 2019 should check the eligibility criteria and other details regarding how to prepare, admission procedure and comparison with other exams of the same forte, etc. before applying for the same. The expected dates for ATMA 2019 is given below. Let’s check the dates to plan and prepare for the exam properly.

ATMA 2019 Important Dates

ATMA 2019 Important Date
Date of Commencement of Registration Mid-week Jan 2019
Closing of Payment gateway 3rd week of Feb 2019
Date of Closure of Registration 3rd week of Feb 2019
Last date for Reprint of filled-in
Application Form
3rd week of Feb 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards 3rd week of Feb 2019
Online test Last week of Feb 2019
Results 1st week of Mar 2019

Eligibility Criteria of ATMA 2019

It is important for all the candidates to satisfy the eligibility criteria of ATMA 2019 and it as follows:

  • The candidates should be a national of India.
  • Applicant should have got graduation degree, after 10+2. Candidates in final year of degree course can also apply but they need to ensure that result of their exam is announced before the beginning of academic session.

ATMA 2019 Exam Pattern

The Test contains 190 Questions spread over six sections. Each section in the Online Test need not be attempted in the serial order. Total time of the Test is 3 hours. The questions cover Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills.

The following table shows the structure of ATMA :

Section No. of Questions Time Allotted
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 Min
Verbal Skills 30 30 Min
Quantitative Skills 30 30 Min
Verbal Skills 30 30 Min
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30 Min
Quantitative Skills 30 30 Min
Total 180 180 Min

Marking Scheme

For each correct or best answer, you will get a score of one. For any question not answered, a zero score will be given. A negative score will be given for a wrong or incorrect answer. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 point will be deducted. Thus, for four incorrectly answered questions, one mark will be subtracted from the total score.

ATMA 2019 Syllabus

There is no such syllabus for ATMA. The mock test and sample papers are available on the official website. You should take those mock tests and solve the sample papers to prepare well for ATMA 2019.

How to Prepare for ATMA 2019

Most of the candidates (graduates or those in final year graduate course) who appear for ATMA may have taken other tests that aim at selection for management education or studied for similar tests. The preparation for ATMA should not be similar to that of college and university examinations. However, familiarity with aptitude tests, diligence and regular preparation can improve the speed. AIMS does not recommend any particular preparatory course or training for ATMA, though these may be effective in varying degrees. Reviewing the Sample Tests given on the website are likely to help the candidates.

Best Books

The list of recommended books for different sections of the exam is given below. You should prepare from the list of books given below to get the best performance in ATMA 2019.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma

Analytical Reasoning Skills:

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma

Verbal Skills:

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Comparison Between ATMA and other exams

ATMA is different from any other famous MBA entrance exams like CAT. Probably the only common factor is that these are the exams for one to get admitted to a management college. The difference in various factors for these exams are given below.

Difficulty: ATMA is easier than any other management entrance examination. To compare XAT is toughest of all the exams mentioned here. Then it goes like CAT, CMAT, MAT and ATMA in descending order of difficulty.

Number of Times Conducted in an Year: Only MAT Exam and ATMA is conducted more than once in an year. The rest are conducted only once annually. Usually, MAT is conducted thrice perennially. Whereas, ATMA is conducted for 4 times throughout the year.

Mode of Exam: XAT Exam is conducted solely in a pen and paper based format of examination. Again, only one of the four exam of ATMA around the year is conducted in the traditional format. While, the rest of the exams are conducted in the online mode.

Colleges Accepting Score: There are 20 IIMs in our country, and all of them accepts CAT Exam scores. Not a single IIM accepts ATMA scores. IIMs are the best management schools available to our country’s service.

Exam Pattern:  For both CAT & ATMA exams you have to answer 190 questions in 3 hours but but the negative marking scheme differs in both the exam. In CAT 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer whereas in ATMA 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. If you give four wrong answers in ATMA 1 mark will be deducted and 4 marks will be deducted for the same in CAT.

ATMA 2019 Registration – How to Apply

The Payment is accepted from the candidates as per the dates of Payment / Registration announced on the website after completion of each test. The candidate should fill ONLY his/her details like Full name, Correct Email ID, Mobile Number and Date of Birth in the Online Fee Payment form. (Important: You should write correct mail ID and date of Birth) After filling in all the details, you have to click on the button: “click here to register for ATMA”. After successful ATMA 2019 Registration, take two printouts of the filled-in ATMA 2019 Application Form. You will receive an auto-generated mail to your email address which has the login credentials for the candidate i.e. username and password.

By using your login credentials, you can print the filled in ATMA Registration 2019 or admit card or test result. Hard copy of the test result will not be sent unless otherwise specifically requested for. Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the Form. Registration fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable to other tests under any circumstances.

Application Fee

The ATMA 2019 Exam Fee for ATMA is expected to be around Rs.1100/- (Rupees Eleven Hundred only) and you can pay using your Credit or Debit Card.

Mode of Payment: There is only one option available to the candidates for making Payment, i.e., through debit/credit card (Payment Gateway).

ATMA 2019 Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Cards from the ATMA official website three / four days in advance of Test. Candidates are also advised to keep two Xerox copies of the filled in application form for their future reference. Candidates can print ATMA 2019 Admit Card using PID and Password. Enter the needed details like PIN, Exam and Password to view AIMS ATMA Hall Ticket 2019. You have to download the admit card and carry it to the examination centre on the date of examination. Click Here to check a sample of the E-Admit Card for reference.

Exam Centers

Normally, 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 and Thane.

ATMA 2019 Cutoff

There is no such specified cut-off for ATMA 2019, rather all the participating Institutes who accept the score of ATMA for their admission have their personal exclusive cut-offs. The cut offs usually vary in different management schools. Let us take an example of JBIMS and elaborate on this scenario.


Going by the past years’ records JBIMS would most likely have a cutoff in excess of 95 percentile for Maharashtra domiciles and for Outside-Maharashtra-State (OMS) Students it would be 99.995+ percentile. They have about 120 seats in total for MMS (Masters of Management Studies) out of which 19 (15% of 120) are for the OMS candidates. A notification of MH-CET mentions that for the All India Seats, the scores in the exams such as CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT will also be taken into consideration. As there are only 19 OMS seats its imperative of you to score 99.995+ in any one of the exams including MHCET to have any chance of making it to JBIMS. Hence ATMA could be a life saver, if 99.995+ could be achieved in that exam.

ATMA 2019 Result, Merit List, Score

ATMA Scores will have to be downloaded from the official website by using the login id and password sent to the email of the candidate. No hard copy will be issued unless otherwise specifically requested for. ATMA score report for each candidate will contain four scores: viz quantitative, verbal, analytical and total. These scores are based on raw scores of each candidate and are statistically scaled with reference to the entire Test population. ATMA Result 2019 cannot be compared directly to other similar Test scores. ATMA 2019 scores in the Test taken on a particular date are valid to be used by the management institutions for admissions in the next academic year only.

Candidates can indicate Five Institutions to which he/she wants ATMA 2019 Result to be sent without any additional charge. For additional reporting of the Test score, the candidate should write to the ATMA Office directly indicating the institutions to which her/his scores should be sent, with a fee per Institution applied for. The ATMA Office will send these scores within a week of the receipt of the request.

Colleges Accepting ATMA Score

The list of Institute who will be participating in the ATMA 2019 is given. The following institutes will accept candidates for admission through ATMA 2019 scores:

Colleges Accepting ATMA Score Programs Offered
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) PGDM
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) PGDM / Full Time PGDM / Three Years (Part Time)
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) PGDM
IIHMR University MBA Hospital & Health Management

MBA Pharmaceutical Management

MBA Rural Management

Jindal Global Business School – OP Jindal Global University MBA
Delhi School of Business PGDM
Institute of Rural Management PGDM

PGDM – Rural Management

Master School of Management PGDM
Regional College of Management PGDM and MBA
Development Management Institute PGDM
Asian School of Business Management (ASBM) PGDM
Rungta College of Engineering and Technology MBA (Full Time)
Institute of Business and Computer Science MBA
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) PGDM (BE & DS)
MIT World Peace University, School of Business (SOB) MBA
MITCON Institute of Management PGDM (Agribusiness Management, Business Administration, Pharmaceutical Management)
Suryadatta Institutes of Management (SIMMC/SIBMT) PGDM and MBA
Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth’s Global Business School & Research Centre MBA
Dr V N Bedekar Institute of Management Studies PGDM
IES Management College and Research Centre PGDM and PGDM (PHM)
Institute of Management Studies and Research PGDM
Jaipuria Institute of Management PGDM
Y & M AKI’s Poona Institute of Management Sciences & Entrepreneurship MBA, MBA-HRD, MBA-IT
MIT Pune’s MIT School of Technology Management PGDM
Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) Two Years Full Time: PGDM and MMS

Part Time: PGDM (Executive), PGCM,


Institute for Technology and Management PGDM
Rustomjee Business School PGDM & Executive Program
The Navkonkan Education Society’s MBA & MMS
Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SVIMS) PGDM
Alamuri Ratnamala Institute of Engineering and Technology MMS
Indus Business School PGDM
Indian Institute of Cost and Management Studies & Research (IndSearch) MBA
Vishweshwar Education Society’s MMS
Christ Institute of Management (CIM) Christ University PGDM and MBA
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) PGDM and PGDM (Retail)
International School of Management & Research (ISMR) PGDM and MBA
Department of Management Sciences Savitribai Phule Pune University MBA (Pharma-Biotechnology)
Kolhapur Institute of Technology’s Institute of management Education & Research (KIT’s IMER) MBA and MCA
Sinhgad Institute of Management (SIOM) MBA
Swayam Siddhi College of Management & Research MBA and MMS
Renaissance Institute of Management Studies


Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya MBA and BBA
Deviprasad Goenka Management College of Media Studies PGDM Media & Communication
Kohinoor Business School PGDM and MMS
Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research PGDM, PGDM E-Business, PGDM Business Design, PGDM Retail Management, PGDM Healthcare Management, PGDM Rural Management, PGDM Media & Entertainment, PGDM Research and Business Analytics
Maratha Mandir’s Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Management Studies MMS and PGDM
St John College of Engineering & Management MMS
International School of Management Excellence (ISME) PGDM
Dhruva College of Management PGDM
Vishwa Vishwani Institute of Systems & Management PGDM and MBA
Integral Institute of Advanced Management (IIAM) PGDM
Alliance University PGDM and MBA
Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) All PGDM courses
IBMR International Business School MBA
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) PGDM, PGDM-RM, PGDM-BIF, PGDM-IB, PGDM-HRM, Executive-PGDM
Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) PGDHM
National School of Business (NSB) MBA
MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (MIME) PGDM
GIBS Business School MBA
Reva University MBA
SCMS Cochin School of Business PGDM
GITAM Hyderabad Business School MBA
Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB) PGDM
Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (IIRM) PGDM
ISBR Business School PGDM
Prince L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research PGDM, PGDM -E-Business, PGDM-Business Design & Innovation, Executive PGDM, Fellowship Programme
Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM) PGDM-ABPM / FPBM and MBA
Indus Business Academy PGDM
IFIM Business School PGDM, PGDM International Business, PGDM-Finance

Selection Process – What After ATMA 2019 Exam

After the declaration of ATMA Result, selection process of ATMA 2019 will initiate. The ATMA selection process 2019 will be attended by the students who will be selected on the basis of their ATMA performances. It is a three-step procedure for you to follow. The institutes taking part in ATMA 2019 will be conducting the counselling process immediately after the declaration of the result by the exam organizing body – AIMS. The ATMA test is held multiple times annually for admission to various postgraduate management programmes like MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, MCM.

Selected candidates, based on their ATMA scores, will be summoned for the selection or admission rounds by the respective institutes that they have applied for. The first round will comprise of Group Discussion, usually known as GD. At GD round, students will again be marked on the basis of their performance. These selected candidates will later have to appear for the last round of screening which is Personal Interview or PI.

After the PI round, the overall performance of a candidate will be evaluated by the panel of examiners, and then the final selection of the successful candidates will be announced. After the GD and PI rounds, few will be selected for the final admissions. To be precise, ATMA Selection Procedure 2019 will include the following rounds which will be held after ATMA 2019 online test and declaration of ATMA Result 2019:

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

During the selection rounds, selected candidates will have to bring some compulsory documents. The below-given list of documents has to be taken by the candidates at the time of ATMA 2019 Selection process.

Documents to carry at the time of ATMA Selection Procedure 2019

  • Original Shortlist letter
  • All the original and at least two photocopies of certificates of Xth and XIIth
  • ATMA scorecard
  • Original ATMA Admit card / hall ticket
  • Four to Six passport size photographs colour and black & white
  • Original degree/provisional certificate if candidate is appearing
  • Community certificate(OBC/ST/SC/Other) signed by the authorised authority

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