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AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a national-level paper-based management entrance examination. It is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) five times a year. The ATMA exam 2022 for the May session was held on May 29 in computer-based test mode for the duration of three years. The ATMA 2022 for the July session will be conducted on July 24. from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in various cities throughout the country.
ATMA scores are used for admission in various management programmes across India. You can check the ATMA exam analysis of previous years to assess the difficulty level of the exam. More than 750 management colleges across India provide admissions to aspirants based on their ATMA scores. The question paper of the entrance examination comprises of total six sections which include Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills
Some of the top MBA colleges accepting the ATMA scores include Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) Mumbai, Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida, Christ University Bangalore, N L Dalmia Mumbai, PUMBA Pune for MBA (Biotech), JIMS Rohini (Delhi) among others.
Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Scores in North India
There are many top institutes in North India itself which select candidates on the basis of ATMA scores. The list of those top colleges is mentioned below-
List of top Colleges
PGDM, PGDM-IB, PGDM-BDA
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
PGDM, PGDM - RM
Institute of Management Studies is a business School in Ghaziabad, UP. It was founded in 1990. Also referred to as IMS Ghaziabad. The two–year full-time PGDM Programme has been accredited by A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow. The institute accepts national eligibility test scores. The institute offers admissions to aspirants based on CAT/ ATMA/MAT/ XAT/ CMAT// UPSEE scores.
The institute also provides various certification programmes such as Financial Markets & Google Analytics by MSME, Digital & Social Media Marketing, Yellow Belt Six Sigma, MS Office by Microsoft Academy, PREP, CMIE Prowess, GHRDC, SPSS, etc. The major recruiters of the institute include Flipkart, WNS, Zomato, Deloitte Consulting India, Berger Paints, ITC Ltd, DTDC, Reliance Jio, Square Yards, Prism Johnson Ltd., Aditya Birla Group, Wipro, Uniqlo India, Reliance Digital, Dabur, EY, S&P Global, Mahindra Logistics, Godrej and Boyce, XL Dynamics, Uflex Ltd, DHL Supply Chain India Pvt Ltd, Bisleri, etc.
Delhi School of Business
Popularly known as DSB, the institute is located in Pitampura, Delhi. It was established in 2000 but in ten years, the institute has made its name in North India. AICTE Approved provides scholarships to meritorious students. The institute provides international exposure through the National University of Singapore.
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Christ University is a deemed-to-be university located in Bangalore, Karnataka It is recognised as an Institution with Potential for Excellence by the UGC (Union Grant Commission) and is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC. Scorecards of the national-level management examinations such as CAT/CMAT/MAT/GMAT/ATMA/GRE will be considered for admissions. The MBA selection process of the university includes GD, MP, and PI rounds. The top recruiters at Christ University are Ab InBev, Morphle Labs, Tekion, Salesforce, DE Shaw & Co, FIS Global, ZS Associates, etc.
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB)
FIIB was established in 1995 and has a 25+ year legacy of excellence in management education. The institute offers AICTE approved 2-year full-time flagship general PGDM programme as well as a 2-year specialized PGDM programme in Financial Management. Apart from PGDM it also offers 1 full-time and 1 part-time Postgraduate Program in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (PGP-BI & DA). FIIB offers these programmes in association with IBM Corporation. Candidates are provided admissions based on their scores in GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ ATMA .
The final selection of aspirants is based on the exam scores, work experience performance in Personal Interviews, and past academic scores. Aspirants are selected for PGP-BI & DA based on the aptitude test and PI round.
Netaji Subhash Institute of Management Science, Delhi
The institutes provide Masters in Business Administration. The duration of the course is two years and admissions are conducted based on 80+ ATMA Score and performance in Group discussions and Personal Interviews of the candidate. Some of the top recruiters of NIMS Delhi are HDFC Standard Life Insurance, Grasim Industries Ltd., India Bulls Ltd., Kotak Securities, Essar Group, and Prudential ICICI Life Insurance.
IILM Institute of Higher Education, Delhi
The institute was established in 1993 and offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and an Executive PGDM. It has been accredited by SAQs, NBA, and AIU. Situated in Lodhi Colony, Delhi, the institute accepts national eligibility test scores. It is a 2 Years course with eligibility of 50% aggregate from institutes recognized by AICTE/UGC/AIU. Final Year students can also apply on a provisional basis. IILM provides admissions based on CAT/ATMA/ XAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT / scores. More than 200 companies conduct their final placement drives in the institute. The average salary package offered to freshers ranges between INR 6 to 7.5 LPA.
Northern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (NIILM, New Delhi)
Initially situated at MCIE, New Delhi campus relocated to Knowledge Park 5, Greater Noida in 2011, is a private business school in India. Approved by the AICTE, NIILM's full-time PGDM program offers specializations in various areas such as Operations, International Business, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Finance, and Information Technology & Systems Management. Prestigious publications like Outlook, Competition Success Review, and Indian Management, have been ranking NIILM Centre among the most promising B-Schools in India over the last few years.
ITM is accredited by NAAC with a “B” Grade. The NorthCap University is an autonomous university situated in Meerut, UP. It was founded in 1996 by Educate India Society, registered under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860 as an Engineering Institute, to provide education in Technical and Management. Formerly it was under MDU. The University ranked 9 among emerging Colleges of Super Excellence in India. The university offers admission to the aspirants based on CMAT/CAT/NATA/GATE/PAT/XAT/ITM-NEST scores. The top recruiting companies at ITM university include Apollo hospital, Escort hospital, SAIMS hospital, Birla hospital, Airtel Limited, Jaypee Infratech, Fortis hospital, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Career Mantra, Wipro, Safexpress Pvt. Ltd, Kent RO Systems Ltd., etc.
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
It provides Post Graduate Diploma in Management. It’s an autonomous Institute (AICTE Approved) with a Duration of 2 Years. The candidate must have passed graduation in any discipline or equivalent and has secured not less than 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA from a University recognized by AIU or AICTE. Final year students can also apply on a provisional basis but must have appeared for CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/ATMA. The major recruiting companies include Deloitte, Genpact, ICICI Bank, HCL, and many more.
ATMA Participating Colleges: Admission Guidelines
Aspirants looking forward to admissions to the top MBA colleges in North India accepting ATMA scores must go through the admission guidelines provided below.
- Test takers will have to select from the top MBA colleges accepting ATMA scores while filling out the registration forms.
- The aspirants can select a maximum of five colleges from the list of Participating colleges for ATMA 2022.
- The candidates need to keep themselves updated with the admission deadlines of various ATMA participating colleges and apply before time.
- Those who want to display their ATMA 2022 scores with the other B-schools will have to pay an additional amount of INR 100.
- After the announcement of the ATMA results, the conducting body will share the list of selected candidates along with their ATMA scores with the participating institutes.
- Candidates will be finally selected by top B-schools based on their selection criteria.
- Test takers must note that the ATMA scores are valid for 1 year.
- Aspirants must ensure to fill a “FORM FOR ADDITIONAL SCORE REPORTING”.
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