What is ATMA Exam?

AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA is a national-level exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for admission to MBA, PGDM, MCA and PGDBA courses.

The exam is organized four times a year. More than 500 management institutes across India accept ATMA scores for admission to their management programmes. The test intends to evaluate the aptitude of candidates which is required for higher management studies.


  • Candidates planning to give ATMA exam should be a citizen of India.

  • Any graduate with a minimum of 50% cumulative or equivalent CGPA, from a recognised university, is eligible to apply.

  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can apply tentatively.

  • There is no age limit.

  • No work experience required.

Top Colleges Accepting ATMA exam scores

ATMA scores are accepted in more than 500 colleges. Below is a list of few colleges that accept ATMA exam scores in India.

  • Manipal University

  • Taxila Business School, Jaipur

  • International School of Management and Research, Pune

  • ISBR Business School, Bangalore

  • New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi

Exam Pattern

  • ATMA is changed to AI Auto Proctoring Test from one’s home instead of Centre based online test

  • It is compulsory to appear in Demo Test before the actual ATMA exam from your home

  • Registered candidates need to login with their PID and Password at official exam website

  • Candidates need to make proper Computer Arrangements with necessary browser versions at their home

  • The test is distributed over six sections, each section is split into two parts – I and II

  • Questions are asked from Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Skills as per the ATMA exam pattern

  • Duration of the test is three hours

  • Each section must be essentially solved within 30 minutes

  • The score is calculated out of 180


ATMA test intends to evaluate a candidate’s aptitude in a variety of management skills. Hence, questions in the exam are outlined in such a way that requires sensible analysing and logical thinking capabilities, verbal, and numerical ability.

Section Wise Required Skills to Prepare with ATMA Syllabus

There are three major sections in ATMA Exam syllabus. Each of the three sections is further divided into two parts making ATMA exam syllabus specifying key topics and questions for six sections.

Sections: Analytical Reasoning Skills – I & II

Number of Questions: 30+30
Sectional Time Limit: 30 minutes+30 minutes = 1 hour

A candidate must have the analytical skills to analyse the situation and arrive at conclusions to write answers. A candidate will be expected to answer questions based on Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement-Inference, Strong/Weak Arguments, Coding-decoding, so far and so forth.

Topics you might get questions from:

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Coding-decoding

  • Syllogism

  • Course of Action

  • Arguments

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Statement-Inference

  • Statements & conclusions

  • Strong/Weak Arguments

  • Arrangements

Sections: Verbal Skills – I & II

Number of Questions: 30+30
Sectional Time Limit: 30 minutes+30 minutes = 1 hour

As the name suggests, Verbal Skills judges a candidate on the usage of English through various comprehension and exercises.

Topics you might get questions from:

  • Jumbled Paragraph

  • Sentence not contributing to Main Idea

  • Sentence starters

  • Antonym-Synonym pairs

  • Reading Comprehension (5 passages)

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Cloze

  • Correct Statement

  • Part of the sentence with an error

  • Incorrect word/phrase

Sections: Quantitative Skills – I & II

Number of Questions: 30+30
Sectional Time Limit: 30 minutes+30 minutes = 1 hour

The syllabus for Quant section is overly broad. Quantitative Ability (Quant) is the 3rd and final section in the ATMA exam pattern. The syllabus and pattern for Quant is vast and covers everything in Mathematics, that you may or may not expect.

The section Quantitative skills is based on questions from different topics of Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration, etc.

  • Numbers

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Modern Math

  • Geometry

  • Data Interpretation

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