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AIMS Test for Management Admissions 2021

By The Association of Indian Management Schools, Hyderabad, Telangana

Exam Mode

Online

Application Process

Online

Exam Level

Postgraduate

Overview
  • Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) is a professional, non-profit networking body of Indian B-Schools, recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India
  • AIMS enjoys robust outstanding in Professional studies for over a decade.
  • More than 500 management institutes across India accept ATMA scores for admission to their management programmes.
  • AIMS conducts AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA ) for admission to MBA, PGDM, MCA, and MMS courses.
  • ATMA is a national-level entrance test conducted four times a year.
  • ATMA 2021 application window has opened for the April session exam on March 4, 2021.
  • candidates who meet the cut off marks for the ATMA exam will be called for final selection rounds
  • ATMA aims to assess the aptitude of candidates which is necessary for higher management studies.
  • ATMA is an online objective type nationally accepted entrance test.

 Exam Highlights

Exam Structure

Details

Exam Level

National

Duration of Exam

3 hours (30 minutes per section)

Number of questions

180

ATMA Exam Total Marks

180

Language of Paper

English

Number of Answer Choices

4

Mode of Examination

Online

ATMA Marking Scheme

+1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 for every wrong answer

ATMA 2020 exam 

The third week of January 2020

Official Website

https://www.atmaaims.com/
Application Details
  • ATMA exam 2021 registrations for the April session have begun on March 4, 2021.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee till April 17, 2021, at 2:00 PM.
  • The last date of application is April 18, 2021.
  • The application window for ATMA 2021 February exam was open till February 8, 2021.
  • The registration fee for ATMA is Rs 1298, but, there is a fee concession for women and candidates belonging to the North-Eastern states of India.
  • ATMA application fee can be paid online only through debit/credit cards, net banking, or UPI.
  • Candidates must take a printout of the ATMA application form.
  • ATMA 2021 will be conducted on April 25, 2021.

Steps to fill ATMA 2020 Registration Form

  • ATMA 2021 registration process includes two steps – fee payment and filling the registration form. 
  • The steps are explained below in detail. 

Documents required for ATMA Registration

  • Scanned or digital copy photograph and signature (Maximum size: 512 KB)
  • Scanned copy of latest OBC (Non-creamy) / SC / ST / DAP category certificate as applicable (Maximum size: 1 MB)
  • Scanned copy of mark sheets of 10th, 12th and graduation. (Maximum size: 1 MB)
  • Sponsored applicants are required to upload sponsoring certificate as per the format available on the ATMA website
  • Credit/ Debit card details to pay the fees online

STEP 1: Fee payment

  • The first step of ATMA registration is the payment of fee through online mode. 
  • Here’s how to pay the ATMA registration fee:
  • Click on the link `Click here to register for ATMA exam` on the official website 
  • Candidates will be redirected to the fee payment page 
  • Candidates need to enter their personal details including email ID and mobile number
  • Enter debit/credit card details and make payment
  • On successful payment of the fee, a PID will be sent to the candidates` registered email address 
  • The PID will work as a login ID for ATMA

STEP 2: ATMA Registration

  • After successful fee payment, candidates should proceed to fill ATMA registration form

  • In ATMA registration form, candidates need to fill in details like PID, name, postal address, email ID, date of birth, mobile number, preferred test city, educational qualification, the exact percentage of SSC, HSC, Degree, postgraduation, choice of institutes for reporting ATMA score
  • Upload all the documents required, including passport size photo and digital signature
  • Once the ATMA registration process is complete, candidates will be given their login password. The password will also be sent to candidates` registered email ID
  • Take a printout of the ATMA registration form
  • Specifications for uploading the scanned images of the photograph & signature are given below. 

Specifications 

Details 

Size of file 

20 kb to 50 kb

Size of the scanned image 

Not more than 50 kb

 Signature Image:

  • Sign on white paper with Black Ink pen and scan it
  • Dimensions of the scanned signature should be 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • The size of the file should be between 10kb – 50kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb
  • After ATMA registration, save a copy of the same on your computer for future reference. 
  • You must also preserve the registration fee payment acknowledgment slip till completion of the admission process. 

Things to keep in mind while filling the ATMA registration form

  • Do not leave any field (marked mandatory) empty in the ATMA registration
  • Incomplete registration forms will be rejected
  • Applicants availing fee concession MUST upload a valid proof (Aadhar Card [both sides] and Birth Certificate) during ATMA registration. An invalid or incorrect proof will result in the cancellation of the registration process
  • Apply as soon as the ATMA registration window opens to avoid delay or technical glitches
  • Please ensure that you have uploaded your passport size photo and scanned signature as per the prescribed specification 

Do`s and Don`ts for filling the ATMA registration form

Dos

Don’ts

Use a functional PERSONAL email ID and mobile number for ATMA registration

Do not enter invalid details in the form

Make sure you use a valid credit/debit card or net banking credentials

Do not forget to upload the caste/PWD certificate (if applicable)

Ensure that the size of the scanned photograph and signature does not exceed the prescribed dimension

Do not fill the ATMA registration form on the mobile phone

Fee Structure

ATMA registration fee

  • ATMA registration fee is Rs 1298 (inclusive of GST @ 18%) for all candidates.

Fee Concession

Category

Concession

Women candidates

 

25% concession

Candidates belonging to North Eastern States of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura)

50% Concession

Analysis

ATMA Exam 2021This year’s question paper had three sections and each section was divided into two parts - I and II. It is worth noting that, unlike the previous year`s question paper, this year, the order of the section was shuffled. The order of the sections was; Analytical Reasoning Part 1, Verbal Skills Part 1, Quantitative Skills Part 1, Analytical Reasoning Part 2, Verbal Skills Part 2, and Quantitative Skills Part 2. Each question had four options. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded while 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. The duration of the test was 180 minutes.

Analytical Reasoning Skills: Most of the questions in this section were asked from Critical Reasoning and there were approximately 15-18 questions from this topic. The section included topics such as Puzzles, Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Statement and Inference, etc. The difficulty level of questions was moderate.

Quantitative Ability Skill: The majority of the questions in this section were from Number System, Arithmetic, Data Interpretation, Modern Math, etc. It may be noted that this section was the toughest of all the sections. The questions were lengthy, time-consuming, and difficult. A good attempt for this section would be 18-22 questions.

Verbal Skills: The maximum number of questions in the verbal skills section was from Reading Comprehension. The types of questions included Fill in the Blanks and Jumbled Paragraph, however, the number of vocabulary-based questions was less as compared to the last year. There were no direct questions based on topics such as synonyms and antonyms. It`s notable that the passage questions were lengthy and challenging.

ATMA Exam 2021This year’s question paper had three sections and each section was divided into two parts - I and II. It is worth noting that, unlike the previous year`s question paper, this year, the order of the section was shuffled. The order of the sections was; Analytical Reasoning Part 1, Verbal Skills Part 1, Quantitative Skills Part 1, Analytical Reasoning Part 2, Verbal Skills Part 2, and Quantitative Skills Part 2. Each question had four options. For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded while 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. The duration of the test was 180 minutes.

Analytical Reasoning Skills: Most of the questions in this section were asked from Critical Reasoning and there were approximately 15-18 questions from this topic. The section included topics such as Puzzles, Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Statement and Inference, etc. The difficulty level of questions was moderate.

Quantitative Ability Skill: The majority of the questions in this section were from Number System, Arithmetic, Data Interpretation, Modern Math, etc. It may be noted that this section was the toughest of all the sections. The questions were lengthy, time-consuming, and difficult. A good attempt for this section would be 18-22 questions.

Verbal Skills: The maximum number of questions in the verbal skills section was from Reading Comprehension. The types of questions included Fill in the Blanks and Jumbled Paragraph, however, the number of vocabulary-based questions was less as compared to the last year. There were no direct questions based on topics such as synonyms and antonyms. It`s notable that the passage questions were lengthy and challenging.

Counselling
  • The counselling for AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is conducted by the participating institutes which accept ATMA scores after the results are announced.
  • There is no centralised counselling procedure for ATMA.
  • ATMA results in 2021 will be announced on February 19, 2021, for the February session and candidates who will meet the cut off marks for the ATMA exam will be called for final selection rounds.
  • The counselling rounds of the ATMA exam 2021 will be held at various centres.
  • Post the announcement of results and cut off marks, Candidates can select their centre while filling the registration form of participating institutes.
  • ATMA counselling is divided into three rounds including Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT)

Group Discussion (GD): Various institutions will invite candidates who meet the cutoff criteria for Group Discussion. They will be divided into small groups and will be assigned a particular topic for discussion. Candidate assessment will be based on a variety of issues including and not limited to negotiation skills, managerial skills, communication skills, leadership, personality and others.

Written Ability Test (WAT): Candidates will be required to take a Written Ability Test (WAT) which involves writing a short essay on any general topic allotted by the panel of judges. Additionally, there could be subjective-type question/answers round on the given topic/s. The candidates will be assessed language ability, vocabulary, grammatical skills, expression and other criteria.

Personal Interview (PI): Finally, the candidates will  have to appear for an interview with the expert panel from industries or academics and the interview will be based on the below-mentioned indicators:

  • General awareness
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Academics and candidate-specific field of interest
  • Communication skills
  • Overall personality
  • Confidence

ATMA 2020 Counselling Documents Required

  • Original mark sheets 10th and 12th 2 photocopies eachAge proof
  • Domicile( Himachal Pradesh Candidates)
  • Aadhar Card or any other identity proof
  • ATMA admit card 2021
  • Rank card
  • Scorecard
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Confirmation letter (original and photocopy)
  • Medical documents mentioned in the ATMA application
  • Two recent passport size black and white photograph
  • Bank draft
  • Community certificates signed by an authorized authority
Subjects

Syllabus for Analytical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning 

Data Sufficiency

Coding-decoding

Statement-Inference

Syllogism

Statements & conclusions

Course of Action

Strong/Weak Arguments

Arguments

Arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syllabus for Verbal Skills

Grammar

Word Meaning

Vocabulary

Sentence Completion

Jumbled Sentences

Reading Comprehension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syllabus for Quantitative Skills

Arithmetic

Logarithm

Algebra

Quadratic Equation

Modern Math

Permutation & Combination

Geometry

Mensuration

Number system

Time, Speed, and Distance

Average

Ration & Proportion

Percentage

Profit and loss

Dates

 

ATMA 2021 UPCOMING EVENTS

4 Mar `21 - 18 Apr `21

ATMA 2021 Registration Window (April Session) ONGOING

17 Apr `21

Last date of fee payment (April session)

20 Apr `21

Last date to print ATMA 2021 application form

21 Apr `21

ATMA 2021 Admit Card Download (April Session)

25 Apr `21

 

ATMA 2021 Exam Day (April Session)

30 Apr `21

Result declaration for April Session

Eligibility
  • Candidates applying for ATMA 2021 exam should be a citizen of India
  • Any graduate candidates can apply for the exam 
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can apply provisionally
  • The minimum qualifying marks in graduation is 50%
  • There is no age limit
Cut-Off
  • The cut-off in ATMA 2021 is different for all institutes and courses.
  • The cutoffs will be available on the official website of each participating college or institute.
  • Candidates fulfilling the cutoff criteria of the participating institutes can appear for further admission process, which will involve Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

 

Centres

 

State

City

Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Karnataka

Bangalore

Madhya Pradesh

Indore

Maharashtra

Kolhapur

Navi Mumbai

Mumbai

Nagpur

Nashik

Pune

Thane

Orissa

Bhubaneswar

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

West Bengal

Kolkata

Results
    • ATMA result 2021 for the exam conducted for the February session on February 14, 2021, was released on February 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM.
    • ATMA 2021 results for the April session will be released on April 30, 2021.
    • Candidates who appeared for the online ATMA exam will be able to download their results from the official website of ATMA AIMS.
    • Candidates will need to login to the website using a PID number and password.

    How to Check ATMA Result 2021

    • Visit the official website of ATMA AIMS
    • Click on the tab indicating ‘Candidate Login’ or copy https://www.atmaaims.com/login.aspx
    • Select the exam date
    • Enter details such as PID and password
    • Click `Login`
    • After successful login ATMA scorecard will be displayed on the screen
    • Candidates need to download and take a printout of the same

    Details on ATMA Result/Scorecard 2021

    • Name of the candidate
    • Test date
    • Roll number
    • Section-wise scaled score and percentile
    • Total scaled score and overall percentile
    • Result validation key
    • Valid admission year

    ATMA 2021 Result Calculation

    • ATMA result/score is determined on the basis of correct answers marked by candidates in the ATMA exam.
    • For every correct answer, candidates scores one mark.
    • Incorrect answer, 0.25 points are deducted from candidates` total score.
    • Four incorrect answers, one mark is subtracted from the total score.
    • A raw score of candidates is scaled with reference to the total number of candidates appearing in the exam.
    • More insight on the marking scheme of the exam view ATMA exam pattern.

Result 2021

  • ATMA result/ score is determined on the basis of correct answers marked by candidates in the ATMA exam. 
  • For every correct answer, candidates scores one mark. 
  • Incorrect answer, 0.25 points are deducted from candidates` total score. 
  • Four incorrect answers, one mark is subtracted from the total score. 
  • The raw score of candidates is scaled with reference to the total number of candidates appearing in the exam. 
  • More insight on the marking scheme of the exam view ATMA exam pattern.

The result - Calculation of Percentile 

  • ATMA percentile indicates the percentage of candidates among those who have appeared in the exam and scored below the candidate in that category. For eg: if a candidate has scored 53%, this means that 53 percent of candidates who have appeared in the test scored below him/her. 
  • Based on the percentile score of candidates they are offered admission to the management institutes compared to others who have appeared in the test. 

What Next after the Result 2020 ?

  • Candidates who have cleared the management entrance exam are eligible for admission to the various MBA colleges across India. 
  • Successful candidates are called by ATMA participating colleges for counseling/ GD/ PI. 
  • ATMA scores are valid for admission to more than 500 management schools across India and abroad. 
  • Candidates can choose five institutes while filling ATMA application form 2021.
  • In case candidates want to send their scores to more institutes; they need to write to the ATMA office indicating the management institutes to which they want to send the same. For per institute, they need to pay Rs 100 through demand draft. Students should apply directly to the various institutions within their admission deadline. 

List of Documents Required for Admission Process 

  • Candidates are advised to keep original documents handy as the college authorities require the same at the time of admission. 
  • The documents that candidates need to possess in original at the time of admission through ATMA scores are listed below:
    • Copies of class X and XII mark sheets
    • Copy of Graduation mark sheet
    • Birth certificate
    • ATMA 2019 scorecard
    • ATMA 2019 admit card
    • Residence proof
    • Photo ID
    • Copies of passport size photographs
    • Caste certificate ( if applicable)
    • Admission fee (challan/DD/cash)
Admit Card
  •  ATMA admit card 2021 for the April session will be released on April 21, 2021, on the official website.
  • Candidates who register successfully for the exam can download the admit card online from the official website. 
  • Candidates can download ATMA hall ticket 2021 by selecting the date of the exam, enter the PID number and password. 
  • Admit cards could have been downloaded only till the day of the exam.

Steps to download Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of AIMS-ATMA
  • Click on the candidate login tab on the home page 
  • First, select the day of the exam
  • Enter PID number and password 
  • ATMA admit card 2020 appears on the screen

Information in Admit Card 

PID 

Roll Number

Password

Applicant name and address

candidates photograph 

Space for photograph

Address of exam centre

Exam day instructions 

Signature of applicant 

Errors to check in the Admit Card 

  • The name of the candidate should not be incorrect/incomplete or spelled incorrectly
  • Registration/roll number of the candidate must be correct and clearly indicated
  • ATMA application number of the candidate printed on the admit card must be the same as in the application form
  • ATMA exam date, venue and time should be mentioned clearly and correctly
  • Image and scanned signature of the candidate must be clearly visible

How to correct errors in Admit Card?

  • If any information is printed incorrectly on your ATMA hall ticket you must immediately contact the exam helpline desk and get it rectified at the earliest. 
  • Get a duplicate to admit card issued before the ATMA exam date 2020.

What to carry along with the exam Admit Card?

  • ATMA admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall. Candidates not carrying it, is not allowed to write the exam. 
  • The candidates must also carry valid ID proof. 
  • Each candidate ATMA exam must carry the following documents:
  • Original Photo ID proof issued by Government of India - Original Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter’s Card/Permanent Driving License
  • Ration Card and Learner’s Driving License is not accepted as valid ID proof
  • One clear black and white photocopy of ID proof
  • Two clear black and white copies of Admit card along with one original recent passport size photo affixed on each of them
  • One black and white copy of the Registration form
  • In case of married candidates who have changed their name, the Original Gazette notification/their original marriage certificate and/or an affidavit is required as proof at the exam hall

Exam Day Conduct and Guidelines: 

Candidates appearing for ATMA 2021 exam must familiarise themselves with exam day guidelines to avoid any sort of difficulty on the day of the exam.

  •  ATMA 2021 exam will be conducted in computer-based test mode for three hours; from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • The students cannot leave their seats during the exam
  • The candidates need to carry a printout of the ATMA admit card and a photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID, PAN Card, UID Card, Driving License, or College/University ID card) in original along with them to the exam centre
  • Candidates not having the admit card or ID proof will not be allowed to appear for the exam
Contact-Info

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

D No:6-3-668/10/76, First Floor, Near Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple, Durga Nagar Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082

Tel.No.Office:(040)-23417876/48544057

Email: [email protected]

Official Website: https://www.atmaaims.com/

Phone Number: 040-23417875

AIMS GST NO: 36AAAAA2599R1Z4
AIMS PAN NO: AAAAA2599R

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