ATMA 2019 – Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) has released the notification for AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) December 2018 Exam. The Registration for ATMA 2019 will start in a few days. The ATMA 2019 Exam Date is December 23, 2018. This is the first session for admission in the academic year 2019-21. Following that ATMA 2019 will again take place in February, May, June, and July. 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. After the test, candidates can pursue MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, MCA courses. The selection process of the participating institutes includes ATMA Score, followed by GD and PI round. Check complete details about ATMA 2019 from the page below.
ATMA 2019 Exam
ATMA 2019 for the new academic year will take place 5 times. Candidates can apply for any session, the scores of which are valid for one academic session only. After the December exam candidates can apply for February session.
ATMA Exam Dates 2019 – The official schedule for ATMA 2019 is given below. Let’s check the dates to plan and prepare for the exam properly.
|ATMA 2019||Important Date|
|Date of Commencement of Registration for December 2018 session||03rd week of October 2018|
|Closing of Payment gateway||15 Dec 2018|
|Date of Closure of Registration||17 Dec 2018|
|Last date for Reprint of filled-in
|18 Dec 2018|
|Downloading of Admit Cards||20 Dec 2018|
|Online test||23 Dec 2018|
|Results||28 Dec 2018|
ATMA 2019 Eligibility Criteria
In order to take the test all the candidates’ need to satisfy the eligibility criteria of ATMA 2019. Further, aspirants also have to check the eligibility criteria of the institute in which they want to take admission.
- Nationality – Indian
- Degree – Applicant should have got a graduation degree, after 10+2.
- Final Year Students – Candidates in final year of degree course can also apply. Though they need to submit the final year mark sheet before the last date specified by the particular institute.
ATMA 2019 Registration – How to Apply
For ATMA 2019 Registration, candidates need to pay the examination fee before filling the application form. Thus, on the registration link available on the official website, enter personal details like name, email-id, Mobile Number and Date of Birth. Following that click on fee payment to submit the fee. On the successful submission, applicants will receive the Personal Identification Number and Password.
Using the login credentials, fill the ATMA 2019 application form. Therein fill the persona, educational, and work experience details. Submit the same and take the print out for the future reference. Notably, registration fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable under any circumstances.
The expected ATMA 2019 Exam Fee is Rs.1100/- + 18% GST, i.e Rs 1298/-. Candidates can submit the fee via online payment methods only ie. credit card, debit card, and internet banking.
ATMA 2019 Exam Pattern
The Test contains 180 Questions spread over six sections. Candidates can attempt the sections in any 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 2019.
|Section||No. of Questions||Time Allotted|
|Analytical Reasoning Skills – I||30||30 Min|
|Verbal Skills – I||30||30 Min|
|Quantitative Skills – I||30||30 Min|
|Verbal Skills – II||30||30 Min|
|Analytical Reasoning Skills – II||30||30 Min|
|Quantitative Skills – II||30||30 Min|
For each correct or best answer, you will get a score of one. For any question unanswered, candidates will get a zero score. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. Thus, for four incorrectly answered questions, one mark will deduct.
ATMA 2019 Syllabus
There is no such official syllabus for ATMA. Though there are certain exam important topics that students must prepare. 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.
ATMA 2019 Sample Papers
- Sample Question Paper 1 | Question Paper 2 | Question Paper 3 | Question Paper 4
- Sample Question With Answer | Paper 5 | Paper 6 | Paper 7 | Paper 8 | Paper 9 | Paper 10 | Paper 11
Candidates can also take mock test available on the official website.
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 tests. The preparation for ATMA is as similar to other exams. However, familiarity with aptitude tests, diligence, and regular preparation can improve the speed. It does not require any particular preparatory course or training for ATMA. Reviewing the Sample Tests given here will help to make a strategy to prepare for ATMA 2019.
Best Books for ATMA 2019
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 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
- 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 MBA entrance exams like CAT. The major factor is that these exams take place only once for admission 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 the 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 a Year: Only MAT Exam and ATMA is conducted more than once in a year. The rest are conducted only once annually. Usually, MAT conducts 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 the examination. Again, only one of the five exams 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 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 Admit Card
Candidates can download their Admit Cards from the ATMA official website www.atmaaims.com. You 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 the examination.
Normally, ATMA takes place in the following Test centers: 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. This is 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
Candidates can download ATMA Scores from the official website by using the login credentials. Only if specifically requested, candidates will get the hard copy of the result. ATMA score report for each candidate will contain four scores: viz quantitative, verbal, analytical and total. Therein, you will find a scaled and percentile score. The scaled scores define the scaling of scores according to the difficulty level of the exam. 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 select five Institutions to which he/she wants to send ATMA 2019 Result. In order to select more than 5 institutes, you need to send the separate email to AIMS authorities. 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, MBARural 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,
MFM, MMM, MHRDM
|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)|
|GIBS Business School||MBA|
|SCMS Cochin School of Business||PGDM|
|GITAM Hyderabad Business School||MBA|
|Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB)|
|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, the selection process of ATMA 2019 will initiate. The participating will release the cutoff individually on their official website. Selected students will get the call to participate in the selection process. The first round will comprise of Group Discussion, usually known as GD. In the GD round, students will have to show their communication skills, fluency of speech, clarity on thoughts etc. 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 final evaluation will take place by the panel of examiners. Then the final list of the selected candidates will publish. To be precise, ATMA Selection Procedure 2019 will include the following rounds.
- Group Discussion
- Personal Interview
During the selection rounds, selected candidates will have to bring some compulsory documents. Candidates must take the following documents at the time of the 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 color and black & white
- Original degree/provisional certificate if the candidate is appearing
- Community certificate(OBC/ST/SC/Other) signed by the authorized authority
Official Website: www.atmaiams.in