ATMA 2020: Registration, Exam Date, Application Form

ATMA 2020 May exam date is postponed in view of COVID-19 pandemic. New date for ATMA online exam 2020 is June 20, 2020. Last date to apply is June 13, 2020. Exam result date is June 25, 2020. Earlier the ATMA exam date was May 24, 2020.

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the popular National level MBA entrance exams in India. Exam score will be accepted for admission by 200+ MBA/PGDM colleges in India for the 2020-22 batch.

ATMA 2020 Exam Test


ATMA 2020 Exam: Revised Important Dates

In view of the Corona Virus pandemic The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) has postponed the ATMA May exam dates and has extended the last date to apply and the date of ATMA result declaration as under:

Activity Start Date (Revised) Last Date (Revised)
ATMA Registration February 12, 2020 June 13, 2020
Making payment of ATMA Registration Fee February 12, 2020 June 12, 2020
ATMA Registration Fee Rs.1298/ (Inclusive of GST)
Taking Reprint of ATMA Filled-in Application Form February 12, 2020 June 17, 2020
Admit Card Download June 17, 2020 June 20, 2020
ATMA Online Exam Date June 20, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Reporting Time at ATMA Test Centre 1 PM Test time: 2 PM to 5 PM
Result Date June 25, 2020 --

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. This test is recognized by AICTE and Ministry of HRD, Government of India and is conducted across all the states in India.


ATMA: A Simple and Easy MBA Entrance Test

To appear in ATMA 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.


ATMA is Conducted by AIMS

The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conduct ATMA exam. The test is conducted three to four times in a year in the months of February, May (this year postponed to June 20) and July.


ATMA is a Computer Based Test

ATMA is conducted in computer based format in single sitting on a particular date of the month. Candidates have to appear in ATMA Exam on a single day in a single session.


3 Hours Exam

ATMA test paper has a time duration of 3 hours. It has 180 objective type questions in MCQs form and the Question difficulty level is easy to moderate. The test paper is divided in 6 sections with 30 questions in each section. Merit Score in ATMA is calculated on the basis of all the 6 sections.

ATMA is an easier exam as compared to other MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, CMAT and others. Score will be valid for MBA admission 2020 in more than 200 MBA colleges in India. ATMA exam application can be submitted online only.



ATMA Exam: Highlights

ATMA is a moderate difficulty level national level MBA entrance exam. Some of the key highlights of ATMA exam are:

ATMA Exam Conducting Body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
ATMA Exam Full Form AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
Total ATMA Exams in a Year Held in February, May (Postponed to June 2020), July/August
Number of MBA colleges under ATMA  Exam 200+
Exam Date June 20, 2020
Mode of exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
ATMA Exam Registration Fee Rs.1298/- including GST
ATMA Exam Fee Concessions 50% Fee Concession for NE States’ candidates; 25% for female candidates
ATMA Score Validity for MBA Admission One academic session
Total Questions in ATMA Exam 180
Sectional Division 6 Sections with 30 Questions in Each Section
ATMA Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Required ATMA exam Percentile for MBA admission in Top Colleges 90+
Importance of Taking exam Offers MBA admission opportunity in 2020
Offers opportunity to improve rank & score
ATMA exam application process Online


ATMA exam score will be accepted by 200 MBA colleges in India for MBA admission. Besides, all the Maharashtra MBA colleges will accept ATMA exam score for All India category candidates. Each of the 3-4 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.


ATMA Exam Schedule in 2020

ATMA Test scores are accepted by the MBA colleges across the country. Test 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 2020, ATMA May exam (Postponed to June 20, 2020) is the last MBA entrance test. After this, ATMA exam will be held in July which will be accepted for MBA admission 2021.

ATMA Exam Month Exam Date Registration Dates
ATMA February 2020 (Over) February 9, 2020

(Exam over Result out)

Nov 15, 2019 to Feb 3, 2020 (Closed)
ATMA May 2020 (Postponed) June 20, 2020 February 12 to June 13, 2020
ATMA July 2020 Yet to be Decided by AIMS Yet to Open

AIMS released the May ATMA 2020 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.



Exam 2020: Test Paper Pattern

2020 Test paper pattern is as given below:

ATMA Test paper Component Question Paper Highlights
Total Questions in ATMA Question paper 180
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the ATMA Exam 3 hours
Question Format All MCQs
Answer Options for each MCQ     4
ATMA Scoring pattern for Each Correct Answer     1
ATMA Exam Negative Marking Pattern 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Number of Sections    6
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions Analytical Reasoning Skills-1: 30
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Verbal Skills-1: 30
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Quantitative Skills-1: 30
 Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Verbal Skills-2: 30
 Section-5: Name and Number of Questions Analytical Reasoning Skills-2: 30
Section-6: Name and Number of Questions Quantitative Skills-2: 30
Facility to Choose Order of Sections & Questions No, should follow pre defined order
Individual Sectional Time Limit Yes, 30 Minutes for each Section
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score PUMBA, Dy Patil, Welingkar, Christ University, NDIM, DSIMS, IPE, IESMCRC, FIIB among 100 MBA colleges


ATMA Exam: Salient Features

Let’s look at some of the salient features of ATMA Test:

Gateway to 100 MBA Colleges:  Exam score will be accepted by many colleges for MBA admission 2020. 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 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. Read More for Top MBA colleges Accepting ATMA

Exam with More Attempts in a Year: There are 3 to 4 ATMA exams conducted for MBA admission 2020 in the months of February 2020, May 2020, and July 2020. Each subsequent ATMA exam offers an opportunity to improve your score.

Exam with Moderate Difficulty: ATMA exams have a moderate difficulty level as per the past trends. ATMA test consists of 180 questions divided in 6 sections to be solved in 3 hours.

Leads to University MBA/MMS and PGDM admission: 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, Similar to MAT, CMAT and other exams: ATMA exam is online computer-based 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.

Single day, Single session exam: Each of the Exams will be a single day, single session exam of three hours duration which does not require equating the scores as per the difficulty level across different sessions and the merit list is prepared straight forward like CMAT, XAT and SNAP.



Exam dates and schedule of ATMA 2020

Registration – Online: 12-02-2020 10:00 AM to 13-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Admit Card Release: 17-06-2020 10:00 AM to 20-06-2020 05:00 PM (Confirm)

Exam Date & Timings- Online: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00 (Confirm)

Result: 25-06-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)



ATMA May Exam Eligibility Criteria

2020 Exam is graduation in any stream. ATMA eligibility for MBA admission in a management institute depends upon the Eligibility Criteria as prescribed by the MBA college you are applying to. Last date to apply for May exam is May 18, 2020. ATMA May 2020 exam date is May 24, 2020.


Difference between ATMA Exam Eligibility and MBA College Eligibility

ATMA is a national level MBA entrance test leading to admission in more than 100 MBA colleges in India. So, before knowing the May Exam Eligibility, please check the eligibility criteria of the MBA colleges accepting May exam score to which you wish to apply.

AIMS have advised the ATMA test takers to check the eligibility criteria of the institutes and verify independently about the AICTE/UGC/AIU recognition of the programmes of the Institutes.

ATMA May 2020 Exam date is May 24, 2020. It will be a computer based test. The guidelines issued by AIMS in regard to May ATMA 2020 and Eligibility Criteria to appear in the May exam are not much different from other exams:

Indian Citizen: An ATMA exam applicant should be an Indian Citizen to be eligible to apply for May exam to be conducted on May 24, 2020 as computer based test for MBA admission

Recognized Bachelor’s Degree: Determining the ATMA exam eligibility, AIMS have clarified that the candidate should possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification under 10+2+3 scheme in any stream.

Minimum 50% Marks: ATMA 2020 May exam eligibility prescribes that a graduate from any recognized / statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks can apply and appear in ATMA Exam 2020.

Final Year Students can Apply: As per the ATMA exam eligibility 2020, those who are in their final year of graduation, are also eligible to apply and appear in the ATMA May 2020 exam.

No Age Bar and No Work Experience Required: May Exam Eligibility criteria do not prescribe any Age Bar or any mandatory work experience to apply for ATMA 2020 exam.



Exam Registration

ATMA 2020 Exam Registration for May exam has opened on February 12, 2020. The last date to apply for ATMA exam is May 18, 2020. Exam date is May 24, 2020.

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts all the ATMA exams. ATMA is a popular MBA entrance exam leading to admission in 200 MBA colleges in India for their MBA/MMS/PGDM Programmes.

ATMA 2020 Registration Fee is Rs.1298/- including GST. ATMA exam duration is three hours from 2 PM to 5PM. The ATMA Exam Fee includes the ATMA May 2020 exam registration fee and ATMA Exam Application Form fee.


Concession in ATMA Registration Fee

  • AIMS has allowed following Fee Concessions in the ATMA 2020 Exam Registration Fee:
  • 50% Fee Concession is allowed for the Students from North East States
  • 25% Fee Concession is allowed for the Female Candidates
  • ATMA May 2020 Exam Registration and ATMA Application Form can be completed simultaneously or in stages depending upon the availability of time and the information gathered by you.
  • You have to complete the ATMA exam application process online.
  • ATMA exam Registration and ATMA application form can be completed only after making payment of ATMA exam fee.


ATMA 2020 Exam Registration Dates

The May ATMA Exam 2020 registration dates are also the ATMA application process start and last dates. AIMS have announced the ATMA 2020 May Exam Registration and application dates. Alongwith the ATMA Registration and Fee Payment dates, all the important dates to complete the ATMA 2020 exam registration and ATMA application form are also announced by AIMS. The key dates for ATMA 2020 exam registration are:

ATMA Exam 2020 Registration Activity Important Dates
ATMA 2020 Registration Starts February 12, 2020
Last Date to Pay ATMA 2020 Registration Fee May 17, 2020
Last Date to apply for ATMA exam 2020 May 18, 2020
Last Date to reprint filled in Application Form May  19, 2020
ATMA 2020 Registration Fee Rs.1298/- (Inclusive of GST)
ATMA Registration Fee Concession - 50% Off for North East Students

- 25% Off for Female Candidates

ATMA 2020 Admit Card Download dates May 21 to 24, 2020
ATMA 2020 May exam date May 24, 2020
Reporting Time at ATMA Test Centre 1 P M
ATMA 2020 Result Date May 29, 2020



ATMA 2020 May Exam Pattern

ATMA 2020 May Exam on May 24, 2020 and subsequent ATMA 2020 exam in July 2020 will consist of uniform exam pattern. ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance exams, leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges.

ATMA Exam pattern is similar to other leading national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT by GMAC, CMAT among others. ATMA 2020 May exam pattern is computer based online test.


ATMA 2020 Pattern: Key Components

The ATMA May 2020 exam pattern, as announced by AIMS is computer based. After the ATMA May 2020 exam, there will be one more ATMA exam in July 2020, pattern of which remains similar to May ATMA exam.

ATMA 2020 May exam will consist of 180 questions with a time limit of 3 hours to solve the test paper.

In the revised ATMA exam pattern, each correct answer will get 1 positive mark while a penalty of 0.25 negative mark will be applied for each wrong answer in ATMA 2020 exam.


ATMA Exam Pattern: Sectional composition

The key components in ATMA exam are:

Section Section name Number of  questions Time allotted in minutes
1 Analytical Reasoning Skills -1 30 30
2 Verbal Skills-1 30 30
3 Quantitative Skills-1 30 30
4 Verbal Skills -2 30 30
5 Analytical Reasoning Skills -2 30 30
6 Quantitative Skills-2 30 30
Total 180 180



ATMA 2020 May Exam Syllabus

ATMA 2020 May exam syllabus changes with the changes in type of questions asked in ATMA Exam. However, AIMS have not changed the ATMA May 2020 exam syllabus from its earlier syllabus. Accordingly, ATMA exam syllabus for ATMA May 2020 exam to be held on May 24, 2020 and all the subsequent ATMA exams is same.

ATMA is one of the six national level MBA entrance tests leading to admission in 100 MBA colleges in India. Read More about ATMA Test 2020.

The broad outline of ATMA 2020 Exam Syllabus is based on the updated trends of questions, their sectional structure in ATMA exam syllabus.


ATMA Syllabus: Overall Composition

The question pattern in ATMA 2020 May exam and subsequent ATMA exams syllabus is based on MCQ format. Accordingly ATMA exam syllabus 2020 is based on following components:

ATMA Exam Syllabus Components ATMA Exam 2020 Syllabus Details
Total Questions 180
Exam Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam 3 hours
Question Format Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Answer Options for each MCQ     4
Marks Awarded for Each Correct Answer     1
Negative Marking 0.25 mark
Overall Areas covered in ATMA Exam Syllabus Questions on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation
Number of Sections    6


Section Wise Required Skills to Prepare with ATMA Syllabus

There are three major sections in ATMA 2020 Exam syllabus. Each of the three sections is further divided into two parts making ATMA exam syllabus defining key topics and questions for six sections.

Sections Number of Questions Sectional Time Limit to Solve the Questions Expected skills from ATMA Test Takers
Analytical Reasoning Skills-1 30 30 minutes Must 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-1 30 30 minutes Must have clarity on English language usage, grammar, vocabulary. Topics covered are Grammar, Jumbled sentences, Vocabulary, RC Passages
Quantitative Skills-1 30 30 minutes With clarity on solving Mathematics & numerical problems, you are expected to face questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math
Verbal Skills-2 30 30 minutes It 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-2 30 30 minutes In 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-2 30 30 minutes Questions on Data Interpretation are also placed in this section. Geometry, Modern Math are also major components in this section.



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