ATMA 2019

ATMA 2019 – Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) has released ATMA 2019 Admit Card for May Session. Candidates can download it at AIMS ATMA 2019 Exam Date for May Exam is 25 May. AIMS conducts the exam five times a year for A.Y 2019-21. Next sessions ie June and July are in a queue. 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. Check complete details about ATMA 2019 from the page below.

Latest: ATMA 2019 May Admit Card available. Click Here to download.

ATMA 2019 Exam

ATMA 2019 for the new academic year takes place 5 times a year. Candidates can apply for any session, the scores of which are valid for one academic session only. Via this exam, candidates can pursue MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, MCA courses. The selection process of the participating institutes includes ATMA Score, followed by GD and PI round.

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 MAY 2019 session 20 Feb 2019
Closing of Payment gateway 15 May 2019
16 May 2019 (until 10:00 AM)
Date of Closure of Registration 15 May 2019 
17 May 2019 (until 10:00 AM)
Last date for Reprint of filled-in
Application Form
14 May 2019
20 May 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards 15 May 2019
21 May 2019
Online test Dates for the 5 sessions for the academic year 2019-21
  • 23 Dec 2018
  • 17 Feb 2019
  • 18 May 2019 25 May 2019
  • 23 Jun 2019
  • 28 Jul 2019
  • 27 Dec 2018
  • 21 Feb 2019
  • 31 May 2019

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 personal, 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.

Application Fee

The 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.

AIMS provides concession in the ATMA 2019 Registration Fees as follows.

  • Women Candidates – 25% concession
  • Candidates from the North Eastern States – 50% concession

*Candidates availing the concession must upload the proof of the eligibility. Only after uploading of documents you will able to fill the form.

How to Recover the Login Credentials?

In case candidates have lost the login credentials ie PID and password then they can use the facility to recover the same. For this, you need to click on Search PID and Password option available on the official website. In there enter Date of birth, registered id, and phone number. Now, click “find PID and password” to access the login details. For the future reference note down the details. As you will also need it to download the admit card.

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 Exam Pattern

The Test contains 180 Questions spread over six sections. Candidates can attempt the sections in any order. Total time of the computer-based Test is 3 hours. The ATMA 2019 covers 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
Total 180 180 Min

Marking Scheme

  • +1 – For each correct answer.
  • 0 – For each unattempted question.
  • -0.25 – For each incorrect questions.

ATMA 2019 Syllabus

There is no such official syllabus for ATMA 2019 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.

Analytical Reasoning Important topics

  • Blood relation
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Number Series
  • Statements and conclusion – Very Important
  • Analogies
  • Statements and assumptions – Very Important
  • Odd one out
  • Question-based on Directions
  • Syllogisms
  • Arrangements (Linear, Circular)
  • Venn Diagram

Verbal Reasoning Important topics

  • Para Jumbles
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Correction, arrangement
  • Word analogy

Quantitative Ability Important topics

  • Number System
  • Probability
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mixtures-Alligations
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Time,  Distance and work
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutations and Combination
  • Indices and Surds

ATMA 2019 Sample Papers

Candidates can refer to the previous year as released by AIMS below for the preparation of ATMA 2019.

Mock Test
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 December have taken other tests that aim at selection for management tests. The preparation for ATMA 2019 is as similar to other exams. However, familiarity with aptitude tests, diligence, and regular preparation can improve 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.

Analytical Reasoning

To crack this section, it is important to understand the basics first. Take a good aptitude book and go topic-by-topic. Once you learn a topic then practice atleast 50 questions from each topic. Since critical reasoning, statement-assumptions type questions are important topics of the exam, you must pay extra to them.

Verbal Ability 

To prepare for this section, you must work on your grasping power and vocabulary. Candidates must also prepare for inference based questions while practicing reading comprehension. For vocabulary read static sources (vocab books) and active sources (Newspapers etc) both.

Quantitative Ability

In this section, you must have your concepts cleared. Questions usually are not lengthy but may be tricky. So, cover all type of questions from the important topic of the exam.

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:

  • 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 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 is 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 four times. Whereas, ATMA is conducted for 5 times throughout the year.

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. Its score is accepted by other AICTE approved colleges.

Exam Pattern:  For both CAT & ATMA exams you have to answer 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

The admit card for ATMA 2019 is downloadable at official website 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.

Exam Centers

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 lifesaver 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,


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
Reva University 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

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