Conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the popular national level MBA entrance exams for admission to MBA, PGDM, PGDBA and other post graduate management courses. ATMA is recognized as quality test by AICTE and Ministry of HRD, Govt of India. About 200 MBA colleges across India accept ATMA score for MBA admission.

In this article, you will read all about ATMA 2023 exam dates and schedule, How to Register and apply, ATMA syllabus & exam pattern, Cut off and much more. So, read through the article till the end.

Table of Contents

  1. What is ATMA Exam?
  2. Why to appear in ATMA 2023?
  3. ATMA Exam 2023 Highlights 
  4. Important Dates for the ATMA Exam 2023 
  5. ATMA Exam 2023: Complete Schedule for the Year
  6. ATMA 2023 Exam Pattern  
  7. ATMA 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria
  8. ATMA Registration 2023: How to Apply for ATMA 2023? 
  9. ATMA 2023 Preparation Tips 
  10. ATMA 2023: Exam Day Guidelines 
  11. 11.ATMA 2023 Test Cities 
  12. ATMA 2023 Admit Card 
  13. ATMA 2023 Result 
  14. Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Exam Scores 

1. What is ATMA Exam?

2. Why to appear in ATMA 2023? An Important MBA Entrance Test
AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the popular National level MBA entrance exams in India. More than 200 MBA colleges offer MBA admission on the basis of ATMA exam score. ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS and other management post graduate courses. It is an online objective type nationally accepted entrance test. Despite being accepted by many top MBA colleges, ATMA is a moderate difficulty level exam leading to admission in Welingkar, VIT, XIMR, SDMIMD, JIMS, Jaipuria among others. This test is recognized by AICTE and Ministry of HRD, Government of India and is conducted across all the states in India. Check below how important is ATMA 2023 exam and why you should appear in the test:

2.1 Gateway to 200 MBA Colleges: The ATMA 2023 Exam score will be accepted by many colleges for MBA admission 2023. There are around 200 MBA colleges located across India in Delhi/NCR, Jaipur, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and other prominent cities who will accept ATMA exam score.

Some of the Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA 2023 test score are IFIM Bangalore, PUMBA Pune, Dy Patil Pune, DSIMS Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, Christ University, IPE Hyderabad, FIIB New Delhi, NDIM New Delhi among others. 

2.2 More ATMA Exams to Improve Rank & Score in a Year:  There are 3 ATMA exams conducted for MBA admission 2023 in the months of February 2023, May 2023, and July 2023. Each subsequent ATMA exam offers an opportunity to improve your score. 

2.3 ATMA Exam with Moderate Difficulty: ATMA exams have a moderate difficulty level as per the past trends. ATMA consists of 180 questions divided in 6 sections to be solved in 3 hours. To appear in ATMA February 2023 Exam, you do not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas. The Test is designed to assess the aptitude of the students for Higher Management Education and primarily consists of sections on verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning skills. It is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others.

2.4 Leads to University MBA/MMS and PGDM admission: ATMA 2023 test takers have the opportunity to pursue MBA from Government and Private Universities; MMS from the MBA colleges in Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharashtra; updated PGDM programmes from well known private PGDM colleges in India. ATMA 2023 score of February exam will be valid for MBA admission 2023 in more than 200 MBA colleges in India. ATMA exam application can be submitted online only.

2.5 ATMA, Similar to MAT, CMAT and other exams: ATMA 2023 exam is online test on the pattern of CMAT, MAT and other MBA entrance exams giving the opportunity to synchronise your ATMA exam preparation with other exams without much additional efforts.

3. ATMA Exam 2023 Highlights & Key Features
Some of the key ATMA Exam 2023 highlights are:

ATMA 2023 Exam Conducting BodyAssociation of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
ATMA Exam Full FormAIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
Total ATMA 2023 Exams in a YearHeld in February, May, July/August
Number of MBA colleges under ATMA 2023 Exam200+
ATMA 2023 Exam Date for Feb Test3rd Week of February 2023
Mode of ATMA 2023 examComputer Based Test at Exam Centers
ATMA Exam Registration FeeRs.1600/-
ATMA Exam Fee Concessions50% Fee Concession for NE States’ candidates; 25% for female candidates
ATMA 2023 Score Validity for MBA AdmissionOne academic session
Total Questions in ATMA Exam180
Sectional Division of ATMA 20236 Sections with 30 Questions in Each Section
ATMA Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Required ATMA 2023 exam Percentile for MBA admission 2023 in Top Colleges90+
Importance of Taking ATMA 2023 examOffers MBA admission 2023 opportunity in 200 colleges and Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
ATMA exam application processOnline

All the Maharashtra  MBA colleges will also accept ATMA exam score for All India category candidates. Each of the ATMA exams offers an opportunity to improve your exam score and enhance the MBA admission chances in one of the 200 selected MBA colleges in India. 

4. Important Dates for the ATMA Exam 2023

ActivityStart DateLast Date
ATMA February Exam Notification Release3rd week, December 2022
ATMA Registration 2023December 21, 2022February 15, 2023
Making payment of ATMA Registration FeeDecember 21, 2022February 14, 2023
ATMA 2023 Registration FeeRs.1600/-Same for all category
Taking Reprint of ATMA Filled-in Application FormDecember 21, 2022February 16, 2023
ATMA 2023 Admit Card DownloadFebruary 19, 2023February 27, 2023
ATMA Exam Date 2023February 27, 20232 PM to 5 PM
Reporting Time at ATMA Test Centre1 PM1 PM
ATMA 2023 February Exam Result DateMarch 5, 2023— 
ATMA 2023 Exam: Admission ProcessAs per the B-School ScheduleTill the last date of admission closure & GD-PI process in B-School

5. ATMA Exam 2023: Complete Schedule for the Year*
ATMA 2023 scores will be accepted by the MBA colleges across the country. ATMA 2023 is for the students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in India. For MBA admission 2023, there are 3 ATMA exams in the year from February 2023 to July 2023. Exact ATMA Exam 2023 schedule for each test will be announced on the ATMA website, a few days after the previous test is over. Tentative schedule for each ATMA Exam 2023 is as below:

ATMA Exam MonthExam DateRegistration Dates
ATMA February 2023February 27, 2023Dec 21, 2023 to Feb 15, 2023
ATMA May 2023May 30, 2023March 21, 2023 to April 30, 2023
ATMA July 2023July 25, 2023May 31, 2023 to July 17, 2023

*All dates are Tentative

6. ATMA 2023 Exam Pattern  
ATMA 2023 question paper contains 180 Questions spread over six sections. Each section in the Online Test need not be attempted in the serial order. Total time of the Test is 3 hours. The questions cover Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills. ATMA 2023 Exam Pattern is as given below:

    ATMA 2023 Test paper ComponentKey Highlights
Total Questions in ATMA Question paper180
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the ATMA Exam3 hours
Question FormatAll MCQs
Answer Options for each MCQ    4
ATMA Scoring pattern for Each Correct Answer    1
ATMA Exam Negative Marking Pattern0.25 mark for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Number of Sections   6
Section-1: Name and Number of QuestionsAnalytical Reasoning Skills-1: 30
Section-2: Name and Number of QuestionsVerbal Skills-1: 30
Section-3: Name and Number of QuestionsQuantitative Skills-1: 30
 Section-4: Name and Number of QuestionsVerbal Skills-2: 30
 Section-5: Name and Number of QuestionsAnalytical Reasoning Skills-2: 30
Section-6: Name and Number of QuestionsQuantitative Skills-2: 30
Facility to Choose Order of Sections & QuestionsYes, Test need not be attempted in the serial order
Individual Sectional Time LimitYes, 30 Minutes for each Section
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam ScorePUMBA, Dy Patil, IFIM, Welingkar, Christ University, NDIM, DSIMS, IPE, IESMCRC, FIIB among 200 MBA colleges

7. ATMA 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria
ATMA 2023 exam eligibility prescribes that a graduate from any recognized / statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks can apply and appear in ATMA Exam 2023. Those who are in their final year of graduation, are also eligible to apply and appear in the ATMA exam 2023. Since there is no common ATMA 2023 Admission process, you must check the eligibility criteria of the MBA colleges accepting ATMA exam score to which you wish to apply. 

8. ATMA Registration 2023: How to Apply?
ATMA 2023 Application Form opens immediately after release of ATMA Notification.  AIMS will release the ATMA February 2023 Exam Notification with all the important dates and exam schedule. You need to login to ATMA Exam website to register and apply for ATMA exam. Once you have successfully paid the ATMA Registration Fees and have received confirmation email, you will receive your ATMA exam Admit Card. The ATMA Admit Card will have to be downloaded from ATMA exam website by entering your PID and password. Key steps in the process of filling up ATMA Registration and ATMA 2023 application form are as below:

9. ATMA 2023 Preparation Tips
There are three major sections in ATMA 2023 Exam. Each of the three sections is further divided into two parts making ATMA exam preparation easier with details of type of questions expected in each of the 6 sections. Following are the ATMA 2023 preparation tips from experts  

SectionsNumber of QuestionsSectional Time Limit to Solve the QuestionsATMA 2023 Preparation Tips for test takers
Analytical Reasoning Skills-13030 minutesMust possess the analytical skills to analyze the situation and arrive at write answers. Expected to answer questions on  Critical Reasoning, Course of Action, Statement-Inference, Strong/Weak Arguments
Verbal Skills-13030 minutesMust have clarity on English language usage, grammar, vocabulary. Topics covered are Grammar, Jumbled sentences, Vocabulary, RC Passages
Quantitative Skills-13030 minutesWith clarity on solving Mathematics & numerical problems, you are expected to face questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math
Verbal Skills-23030 minutesIt is no different from part-1 of Verbal Skills. You may get more questions on RC passages, vocabulary and verbal reasoning also
Analytical Reasoning Skills-23030 minutesIn addition to the topics in part-1, you may expect questions based on  Coding-decoding, Strengthen/Weaken arguments Statement-Conclusion, Arrangements, Syllogisms, Data sufficiency
Quantitative Skills-23030 minutesQuestions on Data Interpretation are also placed in this section. Geometry, Modern Math are also major components in this section.

10. ATMA 2023: Exam Day Guidelines
ATMA will be administered in the premises of colleges/institutes/schools or their computer labs. The address of the ATMA Test Venue is given on the Admit Card. AIMS, the ATMA exam 2023 conducting body has shared following important ATMA 2023 exam day guidelines:

10.1 You are required to carry following documents ATMA Exam Center

A. One of the Original Photo ID proofs Issued by Government of India i.e. Original Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter’s Card/Permanent Driving License. Please note Ration Card and Learner’s Driving License will not be accepted as valid id proof alongwith Clear black and white photocopy of ID Proof

B. Clear black and white copies of ATMA Admit card along with One original recent passport size photo affixed on each of them. Admit Card is valid when the photograph of the candidate is pasted on it

C. Black and white copy of the Registration form.

D. In case of married candidates who have changed their name will be allowed to appear for the Test ONLY IF they produce the Original Gazette notification / their Original marriage certificate and / or an affidavit.

10.2 Report to the Test Venue with your above documents, 1 hour before commencement of the Test

10.3 Take your assigned seat in the Test Lab

10.4 Change of computer is not permitted without the permission of the Test Supervisor

10.5 Instructions for Online Exam should be followed as directed in the Admit Card

10.6 Familiarity with use of computers and internet is required.

11. ATMA 2023 Test Cities & ATMA Exam Center
ATMA 2023 Test cities are located across India. Some of the cities have more than one ATMA Exam Center. Tentative ATMA 2023 test cities are Ahmedabad (Gandhinagar); Amravati (Maharashtra); Aurangabad (Maharashtra); Beed; Bengaluru; Bhopal; Bhubaneshwar; Bilaspur (Chatisgarh); Chandigarh; Chandrapur; Chennai; Coimbatore; Delhi NCR; Guwahati; Hyderabad/ Secunderabad; Indore; Jaipur; Kochi; Kolhapur; Kolkata; Lucknow; Mumbai; Nagpur; Navi Mumbai; Nashik; Nizambad; Palghar; Patna; Panaji; Pune; Raipur; Ranchi; Solapur; Thane; Trivandrum; Vadodara; Vijayawada; Vizag.

12. ATMA 2023 Admit Card
ATMA 2023 Admit Card for February exam will be released a few days before the exam date. You can complete ATMA hall ticket download process in following 3 steps.

13. ATMA 2023 Result
ATMA 2023 result will be released a week after the exam is over. The result will contain ATMA 2023 cut offs in the form of Scaled scores out of 100, overall percentile, section wise scaled score and percentile. You can download ATMA 2023 result for February exam by login at ATMA exam website with your PID and Password 

14. Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Exam Scores
AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2023 February exam scores will be accepted by almost all the good MBA/PGDM colleges in India. Besides, all the private unaided MBA colleges of Maharashtra will also accept ATMA score for MBA admission 2023 for All India category candidates.  The ATMA 2023 cut offs in top MBA colleges in India are in the range of 70 to 95 percentile. ATMA scores are accepted by MBA colleges which are autonomous, University B-schools offering MBA degree or private PGDM colleges. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting ATMA score are

Top MBA college accepting ATMA Exam ScoreExpected ATMA 2023 Cut offs
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune90-95
Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School Mumbai80-85
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini Delhi80-85
Christ University Bengaluru80-85
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi80-85
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipuria) Noida80-85
IMS Ghaziabad80-85
SIESCOMS Navi Mumbai80-85
XIME Bangalore75-80
SDMIMD Mysore75-80
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore75-80
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune75-80
SSN School of Management, Chennai70-75
SRM School of Management (SRM University) Chennai70-75
SDA Bocconi Mumbai70-75
IES Management IES MCRC Mumbai70-75 will continue to update the ATMA 2023 exam takers to highlight latest dates and other exam announcements. So, bookmark this page for your ATMA 2023 exam and ATMA 2023 exam preparation.

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