ATMA 2020 - Registration (Open), Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  • By Kirti Yadav
  • 14 March 2020

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ATMA 2020 - Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) will be conducting the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) for the May month on 24th May 2020. ATMA is a national level management entrance test recognized by Ministry of HRD and AICTE. It is a computer-based test organized 3 times in a year for admissions to postgraduate management programs such as MBA/PGDM/MMS and others. The registrations for ATMA 2020 May attempt are going on and the last date to apply is 18th May 2020. The ATMA 2020 application form is available only online and can be accessed on the official website of AIMS - Also, for the ease of the applicants, a link to register for the May ATMA exam has been given below. The application fee to apply for the test is INR. 1298 including GST. Keep reading this post further to know the important dates, eligibility criteria, admit card, paper pattern, syllabus and much more about ATMA 2020. 

ATMA 2020 May

ATMA Highlights

Name of Exam AIMS Test for Management Admissions
Commonly known as ATMA
Exam conducting body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Purpose For admission to MBA, PGDM, PGP, Executive & Fellow programs
Level of Exam National
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Score/Percentile accepted by Over 300 Management Institutes of India
Periodicity of ATMA 3 times (February, May, July/August)
Eligibility Criteria Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University
Total number of questions 180
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Difficulty level Easy to Moderate
Percentile required for admissions to top MBA colleges 85 – 90+ percentile
ATMA May 2020 Exam Date 24th May 2020

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ATMA 2020 Important Dates

The students planning to appear for ATMA 2020 can track all the important events and dates related to it from the table below. They must ensure that no deadline is missed and strictly follow this schedule. 



Last date for ATMA May fee payment 17 May 2020 (by 5 pm)
Last date for online ATMA registrations 18 May 2020 (by 2 pm)
Last date of printing application form 19 May 2020
Release of ATMA exam admit card 21 May 2020
ATMA 2020 Exam Date (May Month) 24 May 2020
Announcement of ATMA Result 2020 29 May 2020

ATMA 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates interested in taking this test in 2020 must check their eligibility before applying for this test. AIMS lists the ATMA eligibility criteria, which has remained fixed over the years. Below is the eligibility criteria of ATMA 2020:

  1. Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized College/University or an equivalent qualification. 
  2. Students in the final year of their graduation can also take this management entrance test. 
  3. There is no age restriction to appear ATMA entrance test 2020.

ATMA 2020 Registration 

The application form for ATMA 2020 is made available online only. The registration form for ATMA May month has already been released and can be filled by accessing the link or the registration window given on this page. Before beginning with the registrations of ATMA May 2020, the students must carefully read the instructions given by AIMS.  The ATMA application procedure is as follows:

  1. Arrange all the prerequisites for processing the online ATMA 2020 application form filling such as valid email id, mobile number, educational details, personal details, scanned images of mark sheets, signature, photograph and other as required.
  2. Take a look at the list of the test cities and jot down the details of the city and exam centre from where the students would like to take the test. For the convenience of the students, we have listed the test cities in the next section of this post. 
  3. Visit the official website and begin the application process. Carefully fill in all the details in the ATMA May application form 2020. 
  4. Thereafter, pay the requisite application fee.
  5. And, lastly, upload the required images and complete the registration. 

Note: Do not miss the deadline to apply for the test. Students successfully filling and submitting the form will only be issued the admit card. 

ATMA 2020 Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee is required to be paid for successful submission of the application form. The details of the application fee for ATMA 2020 are as follows:

Category of Applicants Amount of Application Fee Mode of Payment (Online Only)
General and NC-OBC Rs. 1298 (including GST) Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking / Cash Card & Wallet
Female Applicants Rs. 974 (25% concession in fee)
Applicants from Arunachal Pradesh / Assam / Manipur / Meghalaya / Mizoram / Nagaland / Sikkim / Tripura Rs. 649 (50% concession in fee)

 ATMA 2020 Test Cities

This MBA entrance exam is conducted across the major states and cities of the country. Various ATMA exam centres are set up in each city for accommodating the thousands of test takers. The students must check this list of test cities and fill one of them in their application form. 

  • 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 

Admit card is an important document issued to every test taker for appearing in the test. No candidate is allowed entry in the exam centre and sit for the test, if they fail to produce the ATMA admit card. AIMS will be releasing the ATMA 2020 admit card for May month on 21st May 2020. Details such as exam date, timings, test centre, name of candidates and other instructions for the exam day are mentioned on the admit card.  ATMA admit card 2020 will be uploaded online for the students to download and print. A link to download the admit card will be provided here on this page as and when it’ll release. The candidates will have to login to their student account for downloading the admit card.

Photo Id to be carried along with ATMA Admit Card Along with the ATMA hall ticket, the candidates will also have to carry an original photo Id proof for verification purpose. The students can carry any of the following as Id proofs:

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

Complete details on ATMA 2020 Admit Card Here

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern 

To ace the test and obtain a high score in the test, it’s important for the students to know and have clarity of the ATMA exam pattern 2020. AIMS releases the ATMA paper pattern along with the marking scheme on the official website. The exam pattern unfolds the basic structure of ATMA exam, such as number of sections or questions, details of these sections, type of questions, mode of exam, duration etc.

Details of ATMA 2020 Paper Pattern
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time Limit 30 minutes for each section
No. of Sections 6 (30 questions in each section)
Name of Sections
  1. Analytical Reasoning Skills 1
  2. Verbal Skills 1
  3. Quantitative Skills 1
  4. Verbal Skills 2
  5. Analytical Reasoning Skills 2
  6. Analytical Reasoning Skills 2
Time to complete each section 1 Hour (60 Minutes)
Total Number of Questions 180
Types of Questions Objective Type (MCQs)

The candidates can refer to the table below for details on all the 6 sections, division of questions among these sections and the time allocation.

Sequence of Sections  Name of Section No. of MCQs Minutes allotted for each section
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 questions 180 minutes

ATMA 2020 Marking Scheme

Knowing the marking scheme of ATMA 2020 is equally important as it gives the candidates an idea about how their answers will be evaluated and what marks will be awarded.  Details of the ATMA marking scheme are as follows: 

Total number of Questions in the exam 180
Marks for each question 1
Total Marks 180
For marking a correct answer 1 mark will be given
For marking an incorrect answer (MCQ) 0.25 mark will be deducted

ATMA 2020 Syllabus

Along with the test pattern, the students must also check out the syllabus of ATMA and prepare accordingly. AIMS does not release the ATMA 2020 syllabus officially. In fact, the syllabus for all the MBA entrances are more or less similar. These entrances aim to assess the basic aptitude of the students and the questions primarily are asked from the topics studied in school and graduation. For the ease of the test takers, a list of all the important topics from the sections of ATMA have been listed below. The students must take a look at this ATMA syllabus 2020 and prepare them well. 

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Section 1: ATMA 2020 Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

  • 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

Section 2: Syllabus of ATMA 2020 for 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

Section 3: ATMA Exam 2020 Syllabus for Verbal and Comprehension

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

ATMA 2020 Preparation Tips

After knowing the ATMA paper pattern, marking scheme and syllabus, the students must devise a preparation strategy for themselves. The competition in the MBA entrances is high and to secure a seat in a good B-school, the students must prepare well for the test. To crack the exam with a high score, a few yet effective ATMA 2020 preparation tips for May month have been listed below:

  • Prepare a weekly time table and strictly follow it. 
  • Give ATMA mock tests to identify your weak and strong areas. 
  • Jot down your weak areas and spend more time on improving them. 
  • Keep making handy notes of certain formulas and tricks.
  • Try making oral calculations and solving the questions by putting a timer. Cracking ATMA is all about speed. Answering more number of questions correctly and quickly. 
  • Also, go back to your class 9th, 10th and 11th school books. A lot many times the questions asked in ATMA belong to the concepts of these classes. 
  • Verbal Reasoning section seems easy to students but in reality, this section comprises tricky questions and comprehensions. The students must pay equal attention and invest a good time in preparation for this section.
  • Last tip but an important one, try staying away from your smartphones and social media. 

ATMA 2020 Result

AIMS announces the result of the ATMA exam in a week’s time after the conduct of the test. ATMA 2020 result May is expected to be announced by 31st May 2020. The result will be available in the form of scorecard on the official website of AIMS ATMA. The students will have to login to their student account by choosing the exam date from the drop-down menu, enter their PID and password. The students can again refer to the snapshot of student login given on this page for more clarity. The scorecard of ATMA 2020 is not sent via post or email to the students. It can only be downloaded from the official website.  The ATMA 2020 result will disclose the following –

  1. Score of each section
  2. Total score obtained
  3. Section wise percentile 
  4. Overall percentile

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