ATMA 2020 – The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts ATMA 2020. The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a national level entrance exam. It is held 05 times a year in January, February. May, June, and August. Through ATMA score the candidates are offered admission in various management programs such as MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, etc. ATMA is a computer-based test which tests the candidates’ ability in various topics like verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning skills. About 200 top postgraduate management schools accept ATMA score for admission in their management programs. The candidates will first need to register for ATMA 2020 exam, fill in details in the application form, pay the registration fee and submit the form online.

The score of ATMA 2020 shall be sent to the colleges which the candidate chose at the time of filling the application form. Aspirants of ATMA 2020 can have a look at this page to know the complete details of this exam and all the things which they should know about.


ATMA 2020

The students can take the exams any number of times and then apply with the best ATMA 2020 score. Read this page to know all about ATMA 2020 and what the candidates should know about this exam.

ATMA 2020 Important Dates

As said above that the exam is held five times a year, hence, the information on this page is for the ATMA exam which will be held in the month of January. Take a look at the expected dates for ATMA 2020 January Session.

ATMA 2020 Session Important dates
Application Form Start 01st week of December 2019
Last Date to Apply 02nd week of January 2020
Last Date to Reprint the Filled Application Form 02nd week of January 2020
ATMA 2020 Admit Card Release 03rd week of January 2020
ATMA 2020 Exam 03rd week of January 2020
ATMA 2020 Result 04th week of January 2020

ATMA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The students who are planning to appear for ATMA 2020 must first check the eligibility criteria for the exam. It is important because if at later stages it is found that the applicant is not eligible, the application of them shall be canceled and they will not be eligible for further processes. Have a look at the expected ATMA 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applying candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
  • The candidate should have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification under 10+2+3 scheme in any stream.
  • They should have scored Minimum 50% Marks in the qualifying examination.
  • The final Year Students can also apply for ATMA 2020 Exam.

ATMA 2020 Participating Colleges

Through the ATMA 2020 Scores, admissions to the various colleges are conducted. The students have to fill 5 choices during the application process where the score shall be sent. The list of participating institutes for ATMA 2020 has not been announced yet, however, the candidates can check the list of participating institutes for the previous year.

One thing which is advised to students is to check the recognition of the programs which are being offered at these colleges.

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

The aspirants who are planning to appear for this exam must know the exam pattern well. It is important for the aspirants because if they will be knowing the exam pattern for ATMA 2020, they will be able to prepare in a much better manner and get the best marks in the exam. Check the pattern for ATMA 2020. It is most likely to remain same as previous years:

  • Mode of Examination:  Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Total Time: 180 minutes
  • Total Questions: 180
  • Total Sections: 6
  • Distribution of Questions Per Section: The questions shall be distributed across the sections as follows:
Name of the Section Number of Questions Time Allotted
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
Verbal Skills 30 30
Quantitative Skills 30 30
Verbal Skills 30 30
Analytical Reasoning Skills 30 30
Quantitative Skills 30 30

The students should take care of the sectional time limit and prepare accordingly so that they can complete the section without running out of time.

ATMA 2020 Marking Scheme

The students after knowing the exam pattern must know the marking scheme as well for ATMA 2020. It is useful for the students during the exam preparation phase since they would be giving a lot of mocks during this time and with the help of it, they can calculate the expected marks in the exam. Students can assume the below-given marking scheme for ATMA 2020. It is likely to remain the same.

  • Marks for Correct Answer: 1 mark
  • Marks for the Wrong Answer: -0.25 marks
  • Total Marks: 180

ATMA 2020 Syllabus

As such, there is no fixed syllabus for all the MBA exams. However, the students can have a look at the topics which are generally asked in this exam and which they should prepare.

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: The following topics are covered in this section.

  • Number Systems
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Speed Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Profit Loss
  • Percentages
  • Pipes & Cistern
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Quadratic & Linear Equation
  • Line graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Partnership

Logical Reasoning:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Statements Arguments
  • Sequencing
  • Matrix Arrangements
  • Number Series
  • Analogy Test
  • Blood Relationship Tests
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Inferences
  • Statements and Conclusion
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Symbol Based Problems
  • Direction and Distance Test
  • Ranking Tests
  • Statements Assumptions

Language Comprehension:

  • Vocabulary
  • Para Jumble
  • Paragraph Completion
  • One- word Substitution
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • Reading Comprehension

ATMA 2020 Important Books

ATMA 2020 is not such a difficult exam to crack. If the student is clear of all the concepts of all the sections and prepared well for the major MBA entrance exams such as CAT, IIFT etc thoroughly, then they will be able to clear the exam smoothly. They can have a look at some important books for the preparation of ATMA 2020 Exam.

Name of the Book Link to Buy
Verbal Ability
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Paperback Click Here to Buy
PSC for VA for CAT Paperback – 7 Jun 2016 Click Here to Buy
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Paperback Click Here to Buy
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT Paperback – 31 Jul 2017 Click Here to Buy
Logical Reasoning
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT Paperback Click Here to Buy
General Knowledge Books
Corporate Awareness Business GK for All MBA Entrances Paperback – 15 Jun 2009 Click Here to Buy
Other Books
Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams with GK 2017 & Current Update eBooks Paperback – Sep 2016 Click Here to Buy

ATMA 2020 Preparation Tips

ATMA 2020 is not such a difficult exam to crack as compared to other exams such as CAT, IIFT, NMAT etc. If the student has clear information about all the topics, then they will be able to perform well in this exam. Check out these preparation tips which the students can use while preparing for this exam:

  1. Make sure that all your concepts are clear since this exam, not many difficult questions are asked. It is important to do so.
  2. Practice a lot of questions. If the student has practiced a lot of question, then they shall be able to clear the exam without any difficulty.
  3. Take up mocks. They are a great way of analyzing the weak areas of yours and plan out as to how you need to improvise upon them.
  4. Make short notes of important concepts and formulas. These will be of great help during the last dates before the exam when you will need to memorize the main formulas.
  5. Take proper rest and food before the exam. It will help in keeping the mind fresh on the exam day. Nutritious food should be taken.

ATMA 2020 Application Procedure

The next step after checking the eligibility criteria is to fill the application form for ATMA 2020. It is important to fill the application form because if they do not fill the application form, they will not be eligible to get the admit card and hence sit for the exam. Along with the form filling, the payment for the application form also needs to be done. It shall be the first step of the complete application procedure.

After the payment has been done, the student shall get the system generated Personal Identification Number (PID) on their registered mail Id. This PID shall be used for all the further applications such as form filling, admit card printout etc. Next, they shall have to enter the details in the application form. The details which they have to enter include name, postal address, E-Mail Id, Date of Birth, Educational Qualification etc. They should ensure that they enter all the details correctly because no modification shall be allowed in the application form. They also have to upload the signature and the photo of mentioned sizes only.

The registration process of ATMA 2020 shall be complete only when the student has uploaded the scanned photograph and the signature. After the registration, they shall get the password for login.

ATMA 2020 Application Fee

ATMA 2020 students shall have to pay an application fee as well along with the application form for appearing in this exam. Without paying the application fee, the student shall not be able to appear for the exam as the application form will stand to be invalid. ATMA Exam shall be conducted 5 times a year. Every time, the student has to pay an application fee as well.

Past years have shown that the application fee for appearing in the exam has been Rs 1298. Special concession of 25% for women candidates and 50% of North East Candidates of Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura were also provided. Those who shall avail the concession had to produce the required documents with them to avail the same which includeAadhar card – both sides and Birth Certificate. The fee can be paid through Debit and Credit Card. It can not be paid by any other means. Candidates of ATMA 2020 can refer this process to have an idea of how the process will be there for fee payment.

ATMA 2020 Test Cities

ATMA 2020 shall be conducted across the various test cities. Students will have to choose two cities during the application form procedure for examination city. Out of it, one city shall be allocated to the student where they will have to appear for the exam. Check the expected cities for ATMA 2020:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Jaipur
  • Bengaluru
  • Kanpur
  • Bhopal
  • Kolhapur
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Kolkata
  • Chandigarh
  • Lucknow
  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Mumbai
  • Coimbatore
  • Nasik
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur
  • Noida
  • Nashik
  • Goa
  • Patna
  • Guwahati
  • Pune
  • Gwalior
  • Raipur
  • Hyderabad
  • Ranchi
  • Indore
  • Sangli
  • Jabalpur
  • Trichy

ATMA 2020 Admit Card

ATMA 2020 Admit Card is the essential document which the aspirants of this exam must have with them. Only those students shall get the ATMA 2020 Admit Card who shall complete the application procedure along with the payment on time. It is an important thing to do. The students shall have to log in to the official website to download the admit card by entering the exam date, PID and the password which they got at the time of the registration. They have to ensure one thing that they download it within the deadline as mentioned in the official brochure.

The admit card of ATMA 2020 shall contain important details such as the name of the student, roll number, test city venue details, timing etc. It has to be noted by the students that the test city once allocated will not be changed under any circumstances. They shall ensure that they reach the exam hall well before the mentioned time. Along with this document, there are some other documents as well which are required in the exam hall. The documents may include:

  •  Voter ID Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card etc.

They should ensure that they bring these with them to the exam hall. In case, they forget to bring the admit card or any other documents with them, they shall not be allowed to enter the exam hall and give the exam. Hence they should not forget to bring these documents with them.

ATMA 2020 Mock Test

A mock test shall be available on the official website of AIMS for the eligible students who shall fill the application form on time along with the payment for the exam. The students will have to enter the E-Mail Address and Password which they received at the time of registration for the exam. Then they will have to attempt the test. Through this mock test, the candidates will get an idea of how the exam has to be attempted and also the type of questions which shall come up in the exam. Hence they are advised to attempt the mock test.

ATMA 2020 Result

ATMA 2020 Result shall be announced a few days after the exam has been conducted. It will be announced on the official website of AIMA. The process to check the results will be the same as downloading the admit card for ATMA 2020. They will have to enter the exam date, PID and Password to check the results. It will be in the form of a scorecard.

The scorecard of ATMA 2020 shall contain various details such as Name, Roll Number, Percentile in different sections and other relevant details. Through this scorecard, the student shall have to apply to different colleges for further processes. The processes which are generally conducted include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion(GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

What after ATMA 2020 Result?

After the release of the ATMA 2020 Result, the score shall be sent to the individual colleges. On the basis of the result, the institute shall release the merit list. As per the merit list, the eligible students might be called for further processes which include :

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview(PI)

These rounds shall be conducted to test the managerial skills of the candidate. Managerial skills include the ability to handle the pressure, knowledge of the happenings around the world and other such details. On the basis of the result of these round, the final admission shall be offered to the students. At the time of the admissions, students shall have to bring the documents with them for the verification.

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