AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

ATMA 2018Physics, Chemistry and Maths in high school, followed by engineering and topping it up with an MBA from a reputed institute. This is the general career graph of a random Indian these days. Apart from the genuine reasons to pursue an MBA, a career switch and preference for management roles at workplace is what drives people to opt to pursue this degree. Now, we would all know that getting into top notch institutes is not a piece of cake and there are some benchmark tests to be taken to prove our worth to secure admissions to their prestigious programs. CAT, XAT and MAT are a few of such tests that act as a measuring scale to assess the candidates’ competence to thrive in that high pressure environment that is the MBA.

ATMA 2018– Overview

AIMS Test for Management Admissions is a similar aptitude test that is conducted Pan-India by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), which is the largest network of Management Schools in India that offer Post Graduate degrees in Management. AIMS has a network of around 700 B-Schools throughout the country and is the largest of such networks. ATMA is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) as one among the six approved tests to gauge the eligibility of a candidate to pursue Post Graduate management education. ATMA test scores are accepted in renowned B-Schools across India.

The council claims that this test is set on high standards and is equipped to analyse and interpret the suitability of the attempting candidate to tackle and survive through the rigors demanded in the course.

ATMA- Periodicity and Format

The ATMA is conducted thrice a year across specified centres in India. In 2018, it was conducted in the months of February, May and July. The timeline would generally be announced in the e-bulletin that would be uploaded in the official website but on an average it spans from January to March for the February test cycle, on an application to result process. It is designated in online and offline mode- that is some tests are paper based and some are Computer based. The information about the mode of taking the test will be available in the Bulletin that is released in the official website.

How to apply?

Candidates willing to apply for ATMA shall do so by filling up the required particulars and paying the stipulated fees by any of the four permitted modes- Credit/debit cards, Net banking, Direct Account Transfer and Payment through distribution centres. They will be asked for the transaction number details which will help to generate the PID number. This PID number is essential to check the results of the test and hence must be retained carefully.

ITSAT Exam Dates 2018

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application Form started 1st week of March 2018
Last date of filling online application form 3rd week of April 2018
ATIT 2018 test scheduling date 1st week of March to first week of May 2018
Admit Card Availability at the time of Scheduling the test
For online mode 1st week of May to 3rd week of May 2018
For offline mode 1st week of May 2018
Result Declaration Last week of May 2018

Application Fee:

  • The application fee is Rs. 700/- for all candidates.
  • Application fee can be remitted through the payment gateway using credit card/debit card/internet banking.
  • Payment can also be done through DD. Demand draft should be drawn in the favor of “IFHE-Prospectus Fee A/C ITSAT 2018” payable at Hyderabad.

Admit card, result and test details

The admit card for the test shall be downloaded from the official website and there will not be a separate admit card sent to the address of the candidate.

The test is of three hours duration and has six sections to answer. The questions are in the MCQ format. The test consists of 180 questions with one mark for every correct answer. Equal weightage is given to all the questions and each section.  There is negative marking for every incorrect answer given in the test.  The results are usually announced in 15 days from the date of the test, in percentile format.

Data analysis, verbal and quantitative skills form the crux of the test and it is similar to the style and intensity of the other management entrance exams in the country.

Who can apply?

Any graduate with a minimum of 50% marks in their undergrad class is eligible to apply and appear for ATMA. The test scores of ATMA are accepted in the B-Schools which are members of AIMS and is valid for the immediately succeeding academic year only.

Documents to be presented at the test centre

Candidates appearing for the exam are advised to carry the ATMA admit card with 2 passport size photographs, the ATMA receipt issued pursuant to payment of registration fee, a copy of your registration form and an original Photo ID card issued by the Government of India.

Details regarding the test dates and the application timelines will be mentioned in the E-Bulletin that is available in the official website of ATMA


Author: Neha Abhay Zode


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