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ATMA 2023 - Exam Date (Out), Registration (Open), Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated By Shivangi Ahirwar on 03 Jan, 2023 12:40

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ATMA 2023 (February Session)

ATMA 2023 exam dates have been announced by AlMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) on the official website ( The exam will be held in three sessions on February 25, May 28, and July 23, 2023, from 2 PM to 5 PM in online mode at 50 test cities across India. The Application Form for ATMA 2023 February session was released on December 24, 2022, and the deadline is February 18, 2023. The last date to submit the application fee is February 17, 2023.

Registered candidates will be able to download the ATMA 2023 Admit Card from February 22, 2023, onwards. ATMA 2023 Results for the February session will be declared on March 2, 2023. ATMA 2023 Mock Test is available on the official website for registered candidates. By taking the mock test, MBA aspirants can know how well they have prepared for the exam and analyze their performance.

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is one of the six national tests recognized by AICTE and MHRD, GoI.  It is a credible, comprehensive, and single-window test for admission to postgraduate management programs such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, and PGDBA offered by over 750 colleges across India. The exam is conducted at the national level by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

The ATMA exam has been recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, and AICTE, New Delhi. The scores of ATMA can help determine a candidate's suitability for management education and career. The exam is usually held four times a year. However, it was held five times in the years 2017 & 2018 - in January, February, May, July, and August.

ATMA does not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas, nor does it seek to measure achievement in any particular field. The ATMA exam is designed to assess the aptitude of the students for higher management education. The exam comprises six sections that comprise Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills. 180 questions are asked in the ATMA exam that must be completed in a maximum duration of 3 hours. The pattern of the ATMA exam is MCQ type. A negative marking of -0.25 marks exists for every wrong answer. Get complete information about ATMA 2023 exam below.

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ATMA 2023 Exam Highlights

From the table provided below, take a look at some of the important highlights of ATMA 2023 to know all the important details about the exam:



Full Name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

Conducting Body 

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

Exam Level


Frequency of ATMA Examination  

4 or 5 times a year

Application Process


Mode of the Entrance Examination

AI and Human-Proctored Mode

Mode of Counselling


Application Fee (General)

INR 1600

ATMA Exam Purpose

Admission into 750+ MBA colleges

Medium of Instruction


Time Duration of Exam

3 Hours

ATMA Exam Syllabus

Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills

ATMA Exam Pattern

  • Total 180 MCQs
  • +1 mark for a correct answer
  • -0.25 marks for an incorrect answer

Courses Offered in the Institute


Participating Colleges


Number of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.


Official Website

ATMA 2023 Conducting Body

The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) is the conducting authority for the ATMA 2023 exam. Formed in the year 1988, AIMS is one of the largest networks of more than 740 management schools of national as well as international importance including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, SP Jain, ICFAI, and NMIMS.

Established as a registered society, AIMS is a non-profit professional organization. Over the years, AIMS has grown into a powerful body of B-schools in India with a membership of over six hundred Institutes. AIMS represents Indian Management schools in various international forums such as the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), etc. 

ATMA 2023 Important Dates

ATMA is conducted multiple times a year. The conducting body has released the schedule for the February 2023 session on the official website. Candidates may check all the important dates of the ATMA 2023 February session given in the table below.

ATMA 2023 Important Dates: February Session



Salient features

ATMA 2023 Date of Commencement of Registration 

December 24, 2022 (Ongoing)

ATMA application forms for the 2023-25 batch for the July session have been released by AIMS.

ATMA 2023 Last Date to Pay the Application Fee

February 17, 2023

The Registration Fee for ATMA 2023 is Rs.1600/- inclusive of GST @ 18%. Payment must be done online using your Credit or Debit Card only.

ATMA 2023 Last Date to Fill the Application Form

February 18, 2023

The registration process will end for the ATMA exam at 11:59 PM

ATMA 2023 Last Date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form

February 20, 2023

Candidates should download the filled-in Application (Registration Form) and take one printout using the valid login credentials for the candidate i.e. username and password.

ATMA 2023 Downloading of Admit Cards 

February 22, 2023

Candidates may download their admit cards and self-declaration forms online using their valid login credentials. 

ATMA 2023 Mock Test


It is important for the candidates to take the ATMA mock test to check their preparation level. The mock test is available on the official website between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM for 45 minutes.

ATMA 2023 Centre-based Online Test Date

February 25, 2023

ATMA exam is conducted 4-5 times a year. The exam will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the computer-based test mode. 

ATMA 2023 Result Date

March 2, 2023

Candidates may check the results by logging into the official website using their ATMA login credentials.

ATMA 2023 Important Dates: May Session



ATMA 2023 Date of Commencement of Registration 


ATMA 2023 Last Date to Pay the Application Fee


ATMA 2023 Last Date to Fill the Application Form


ATMA 2023 Last Date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form


ATMA 2023 Downloading of Admit Cards 


ATMA 2023 Mock Test


ATMA 2023 Centre-based Online Test Date

May 28, 2023

ATMA 2023 Result Date


ATMA 2023 Important Dates: July Session



ATMA 2023 Date of Commencement of Registration 


ATMA 2023 Last Date to Pay the Application Fee


ATMA 2023 Last Date to Fill the Application Form


ATMA 2023 Last Date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form


ATMA 2023 Downloading of Admit Cards 


ATMA 2023 Mock Test


ATMA 2023 Centre-based Online Test Date

July 23, 2023

ATMA 2023 Result Date


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Stages Involved in ATMA 2023

Candidates interested in appearing for ATMA can have a look at the different stages that are involved in the entrance exam:

  • Release of Online Notification of ATMA
  • Application Form Filling and Submission of ATMA
  • Release of ATMA Admit card/Hall ticket
  • ATMA Exam Is Conducted at Various Exam Centers
  • Declaration of ATMA Result
  • Commencement of ATMA Selection Process
  • Final Seat Allotment to Students in Designated Colleges

ATMA 2023 Exam: Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the ATMA 2023 exam: 

  • It is mandatory for the candidates applying for the ATMA exam to be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA, from a recognized university.
  • The previous university should be recognized by UGC. 
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply provisionally.
  • Candidates who have completed CA can apply.
  • No age limit has been specified for the ATMA 2023 exam.

ATMA 2023 Application Process

The ATMA 2023 application process is conducted online. Candidates can get access to the ATMA application form 2023 online on the official website of ATMA AIMS ( Students aspiring to appear for the ATMA 2023 exam are required to fill out the online application form and complete the registration process by paying the application fee:

  • The Registration Fee for ATMA 2023 is Rs.1600/-  inclusive of GST @18%
  • The payment can be done online using a Credit or Debit Card only.
  • The candidate should fill in only his/her details like Full name, Correct Email ID,
  • Mobile Number, and Date of Birth in the Online Fee Payment form. 
  • After successfully paying the fee through debit/credit card, candidates will receive a PID (Personal Identification Number) to your email id from ATMA through autogenerated mail.
  • The registration fee, once paid, is not refundable or transferable to other tests under any circumstances.

ATMA 2023 Exam Centers

New ATMA 2023 exam centers have been added to the list by the exam authorities. Test centers have been allotted to the candidates as per the ATMA test centers 2023 choice preferences filled by them in the application form. In case of unavailability of the first choice of the ATMA center 2023, the second choice of the ATMA 2023 test city or center is allotted to the candidates. The mode of examination is both online and pen & paper. The following are the exam centers for ATMA 2023:

Ahmedabad/ Gandhi NagarHyderabad / SecunderabadChandigarh
Amravati (Maharashtra)JalgaonGuwahati
Aurangabad (Maharashtra)IndoreJabalpur
Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)KolkataMadhurai
ChennaiMumbai - Navi Mumbai - ThanePalghar

ATMA 2023 Exam: Test Administration

The salient features of the ATMA 2023 test administration are as follows:

  • ATMA will be administered in the premises of colleges/institutes/schools or their computer labs, etc. The address of the Test Venue is given on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates are required to carry the following documents to the test center at the time of the examination.

a. Original Photo ID proof issued by Government of India - Original Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter’s Card/Permanent Driving License. Ration Card and Learner’s Driving License will not be accepted as valid id proof.

b. 1 clear black and white photocopy of ID Proof

c. 2 clear black and white copies of 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 and a Photo ID proof issued by the Government of India (Aadhar Card, Voter Id, Pan Card, Driving License) in original and a black and white Photocopy of the same, is produced at the test center. Candidates should affix a photograph that should match the uploaded photograph on the admit card.

  • d. 1 Black and white copy of the Registration form.
  • e. 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.
  • Candidates are required to report to the test venue with the above documents, 1 hour before the commencement of the Test.
  • Take your assigned seat in the Test Lab. Change of computer is not permitted without the permission of the Test Supervisor.
  • Instructions for Online Exam should be followed as directed in the Admit Card.
  • Familiarity with the use of computers and the internet will be required.

ATMA Exam Pattern 2023

To know more about the ATMA Exam Pattern 2023, continue reading the information given below:



Medium of Examination 


Mode of Examination

Online and Human-Proctored Mode

Types of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Number of Questions



180 minutes (3 hours)

Maximum Marks


Number of Sections


Weightage of Each Section

Each section of the ATMA question paper carries 30 marks. That is, every question carries one mark.

Section Names

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part 1)
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills (Part 2)
  • Quantitative Skills (Part 1)
  • Quantitative Skills (Part 2)
  • Verbal Skills (Part 1)
  • Verbal Skills (Part 2)

Sectional Timings

Candidates need to solve each section within 30 minutes. This means that candidates will get one minute on average for every question.

Option Count in MCQs

4 Options

  • You have to choose the correct or best answer from these four choices and then darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet/click on the right answer in the online test.
  • Each question has four options, out of which the candidate has to choose one appropriate answer.
  • More than one answer marked for a particular question is considered invalid, and no marks are allotted to such answers.

ATMA Marking Scheme

  • +1 mark for each correct answer
  • -0.25 for every wrong answer

Courses Accepting ATMA Scores 


Negative Marking


ATMA 2023 Exam: Nature of the Test and Marking

The ATMA 2023 exam contains 180 Questions spread over six sections. Each section in the Online Test need not be attempted in serial order. The total time of the Test is 3 hours. The questions cover Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills.

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Allotted
Analytical Reasoning3030 Minutes
Verbal Skills3030 Minutes
Quantitative Skills3030 Minutes
Analytical Reasoning3030 Minutes
Verbal Skills3030 Minutes
Quantitative Skills3030 Minutes
Total180180 Minutes

Best Books for ATMA 2023 Preparation

ATMA is designed to estimate the capabilities of the students to study Master in Business Administration or MBA in the top B-Schools of India. To achieve the best result in ATMA, here are a few curated books, reviewed & suggested by subject matter experts for cracking the ATMA exam.

Name of the Book


Krishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations


Arithmetic For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations (Paperback)


Quantitative Aptitude for MBA: Entrance Examination 1st Edition (Paperback)


Mission MBA - MAT: Solved Papers 2013-2011 1st Edition (Paperback)

Tarun Goyal & BS Sijwalii

Master Key To MBA Entrance Exam 2009 01 Edition (Paperback)

S. L. Gulati, Ravi

Study Package for CMAT

Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

CMAT Entrance Guide with Mock Test CD 2 Edition

Disha Experts

SNAP / IIFT / XAT / TISS / CMAT / NMAT / IRMA / MAT Management Entrance Tests: MBA Solved Papers

Gautam Puri

ATMA Mock Test 2023

Candidates can appear for the ATMA 2023 mock test a few days before the actual exam. Aspirants must take the ATMA mock test to ace the ATMA 2023 exam.

  • The ATMA mock test has been speculated to be conducted between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • It must be noted that the candidates who do not appear for the mock test will not be eligible to appear for the final exam since it is a mandatory part of the ATMA 2023 Exam process.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to use the same system for the mock test as they use for the final exam.
  • The candidates must ensure that the system requirements are fulfilled before they appear for the final exam of ATMA 2023.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to log in at least ten minutes prior to their time slot.
  • The login ID and password for the mock test will be sent to the registered email IDs of the aspirants. 

ATMA 2023 Exam: Reporting and Use of ATMA Scores

ATMA Scores will have to be downloaded from by using the login id and password sent by email to the candidate. No hard copy will be
issued unless otherwise specifically requested. ATMA score report for each candidate will contain four scores: viz quantitative, verbal, analytical, and total. These scores are based on the raw scores of each candidate and are statistically scaled with reference to the entire Test population.

The first three scores measure different constructs and are neither comparable nor can be added to each other. The scores can be easily interpreted, compared in each construct category, and used for specific purposes. ATMA scores cannot be compared directly or indirectly to other similar Test scores. 

In addition to the scaled scores, the Score Report will also contain percentages below the data. These percentiles indicate the percentage of candidates in the entire ATMA Testing population, who have scored below the candidate in that category.

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Important Instructions for ATMA 2023

The candidates should remember the following:

  • Candidates are advised to keep two photocopies of the duly completed registration form for their future reference.
  • Candidates can download their Admit cards from the ATMA website three days in advance of the Test.
  • Candidates can indicate five institutions to which they want ATMA scores to be sent without any additional charge. 
  • Change of test center is not allowed, except in exceptional cases where the request for change has been made at least 10 days before the day of the test. Change of test center is subject to availability of seats in the desired center and approval of the test administrator. 
  • For any inquiry, candidates may write to the ATMA Secretariat at Pune, or email to stating their PID / Roll Number and Test Date.
  • If any misconduct or unfair practice by a candidate is detected, directly or indirectly by any of the several available means, the candidate’s score will be cancelled.
  • Please note that ATMA has been accepted by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, and AICTE as one of the six tests for admissions to the MBA and similar programs at the postgraduate level by AICTE-recognized Institutions.
  • Management Institutions that do not participate in ATMA, but accept ATMA scores directly from the students without authentication by ATMA Office do so at their own risk and responsibility.
  • Directorates of Technical Education/Departments of Higher Education of State Governments are required to seek officially the results of the candidates opting for the Management Institutions of the state from the Office of ATMA directly.

ATMA 2023 Contact Details

For any inquiry, candidates may contact the following:


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

Phone No.

040 - 2341786, 48544057 / 9490151948 / 9440295257


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FAQs about ATMA

How difficult is it to crack the ATMA exam?

Cracking the ATMA exam is totally in the hands of the applicant. The better the practice and preparation, the greater are the chances to crack the exam.

How many colleges accept the scores of ATMA?

ATMA scores are accepted in over 200 colleges in India.

Is ATMA, an institute level or a national level exam?

ATMA is a national level entrance exam.

In which language is the ATMA exam held?

The ATMA exam is held in the English language.

ATMA offers admission to which courses?

ATMA offers admission to MBA, PGDM, MCA and PGDBA programmes.

How much is the time duration of the ATMA exam?

The ATMA exam has a duration of 3 hours.

What is the full form of ATMA exam?

The full form of ATMA exam is the AIMS Test for Management Admissions.

What is the mode of the ATMA exam?

The ATMA exam is held through an online mode.

How many times is the ATMA exam conducted in a year?

The ATMA exam is usually conducted 4 times in a year. However, in 2017 and 2018, the exam was held 5 times a year.

Who is the conducting body of ATMA?

The conducting body of the ATMA exam is the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

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