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ATMA EXAM 2022,Colleges,Highlights,Admission Process


What is ATMA Exam?

AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA is a national-level exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for admission to MBA , PGDM, MCA and PGDBA courses. More than 750 management institutes across India accept ATMA scores for admission to their management programmes. The test aims to assess the aptitude of candidates, which is necessary for higher management studies. ATMA question paper comprises six sections.

The ATMA Exam 2022: Highlights

Take a look at the table below to know the important details of the ATMA exam 2022.



Exam name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions

Conducting body

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

Exam level

National Level

Exam frequency

4-5 times a year

Exam mode



3 hours


Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills

Exam pattern

Consists of 180 MCQs where a +1 mark is awarded for a correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer. 



 exam is conducted multiple times every year. Questions in the exam are asked from Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills.

      ATMA Exam 2022: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the ATMA exam should be a citizen of India.

Any graduate with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA, from a recognised university, is eligible to apply.

Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can apply provisionally.

There is no age limit

also check:TS EAMCET 2022: Application Form 

                ATMA 2022 Admit Card

ATMA 2022 admit cards will be released on the official website for candidates to download before the exam day. Candidates who have registered successfully will be able to download the ATMA admit card once they have been released. Given below is the process to download ATMA admit card 2022 from the ATMA AIMS website:

Visit the official website of ATMA AIMS.

Login using PID number and password.

Click on the 'Print E-admit card' link.

Read the instructions, click on the check box and take a printout of the ATMA admit card 2022.

ATMA 2022 Exam: Admission Process

ATMA admission process includes the following four steps:

  Step 1: ATMA application form 2022

Candidates can register online on the official website of AIMS and fill out the form The application fee is INR 1,600 which is to be paid online through debit/credit card or net banking. While filling up the ATMA application form, candidates can select up to five institutes/colleges to send their scores for admission.

ATMA 2022 exam will be held in the computer-based test mode across 27 cities in India. Candidates need to select ATMA 2022 exam centres (usually the test cities) while filling out the application form. 

    Step 2: ATMA admit card 2022

ATMA admit cards will be released for the registered candidates three days before the exam. Candidates must download their admit cards and self-declaration forms and take a printout of the same before the exam, as these are mandatory documents. ATMA admit cards 2022 will be available online for downloading, till the exam day. 

    Step 3: ATMA mock test 2022

ATMA mock test 2022 will likely be conducted two days before the exam day, to familiarize the candidates with the test guidelines if the exam is conducted in the internet-based test mode. It was mandatory for the applicants to appear for the mock test which will be conducted between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for 45 minutes. If the applicant does not appear for the mock test, he/she will not be permitted to appear for the actual exam. The mock test will be conducted to avoid any hassle during the exam day. 

    Step 4: ATMA exam 2022

ATMA exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode. The test will comprise 180 questions on Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills. Candidates get 180 minutes to solve the questions.

    Step 5: ATMA result 2022

ATMA results  will be declared online on the official website. The test takers can check ATMA 2022 result and download the scorecard by entering their PID number and password. The scorecards will not be sent to any candidate by post. On the basis of marks scored, candidates can apply to the institute/college of their choice and participate in the further admission process of the participating college.  


           ATMA Fee Payment

The second step in the ATMA registration process is paying the application fee. Applicants need to pay the application fee to proceed to fill out the ATMA application form. The ATMA application fee can only be paid online. ATMA registration fee is INR 1600 (inclusive of GST) for all candidates. ATMA application fee can be paid only through debit/credit cards, internet banking or UPI. Applicants belonging to North-Eastern states are eligible to avail of a fee concession of 50%. Women candidates are also eligible to avail of the fee concession of 25%.

Look at the table below to know the fee concessions provided to the candidates.




Women candidates


INR 1,200

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


INR 800


  Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Exam Scores

ATMA scores are accepted in more than 750 colleges. Below is a list of a few colleges that accept ATMA exam scores in India. 

Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA 2022 scores

School of Management, Manipal University

International School of Management & Research, Pune

ISBR Business School, Bangalore

KIIT School of Management, Odisha

Jagan Institute Of Management Studies, Rohini

Taxila Business School, Jaipur

ASM’s Institute of International Business & Research, Pune

EMPI Business School, Delhi

ICBM School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad

New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi


   ATMA exam analysis 2022.

There were three sections in the ATMA question paper and each section was divided into two parts - I and II. Each question had four options. Each correct attempt carried one mark and each incorrect attempt carried 0.25 marks. The duration of the test was 180 minutes. Check below the pattern and overall difficulty of the exam. 

    The pattern of overall difficulty.

Check the table below to know the overall difficult pattern in the ATMA exam.


Difficulty level

Good attempts

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1



Verbal Skills Part 1

Easy to Moderate 


Quantitative Skills Part 1

Moderate to Difficult


Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2

Moderate to Difficult 


Verbal Skills Part 2



Quantitative Skills Part 2