ATMA Entrance Exam 2021

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ATMA 2021 Exam Information

One of the major challenges faced by the present generation is the lack of adequate job opportunities. For the better job prospects, the students have to complete their post-graduation. The courses such as MBA, PGDM, MMS, MCA would not only help you in getting a better job but also improve your skills in the concerned area. These courses would also provide an edge even to those who are interested in starting their own business.

To ensure a good quality education, it is important to give more attention to the institutions in which you will be pursuing your education.

ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) is an exam which helps the students in getting admissions for MBA, PGDM, MMS and MCA in around 200 colleges all over the country. It is a national level exam which is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools. It is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and All India Council for Technical Education. The examination is conducted through online mode for 180 minutes.

Moreover, the students have more prospects to get the admissions in the colleges they want as the exam is conducted for 4-6 times a year. Students can take tests across 18 cities in the country. All the students who are aspiring for the post-graduation courses are advised to give at least one attempt of ATMA because of a number of reasons. Some of them include

  • It is a high-quality test which is a better tool to predict the academic performance of the students in an accurate manner.
  • The test is designed based on the expectations of students from a different background.
  • It consists of objective type questions which were framed mainly to assess the aptitude of the candidates
  • The admission process through this exam is so simple.

ATMA 2021 Exam Date

It is essential for the students to take note of the important dates concerned with this exam.  Missing a deadline would cost you, dear. You will be subjected to unnecessary which may affect your preparation level. This would reduce your chance to score high in that particular attempt.  Every single mark matters here as the seats in the colleges are allotted based on the cut-off. Don’t take chances and miss the deadlines for minor reasons!!!

For this, candidates can register themselves with this website so that they will be getting the latest updates either in emails or text messages. The last examination of ATMA 2021 was conducted in February. For which result have been already announced. Apart from that, the schedule for 2021 May exams is also given. As per the schedule, the exams will be held in May, June, and July. Students are suggested to select in which they are going to appear for the test so that they can plan their preparation strategy accordingly.

ATMA 2021 MAY Exam Date

ATMA MAY Exam Event Dates to be noted
ATMA Registration Starts from 21-Dec-2020
ATMA Fee Payment Last Date                     07-Feb-2021
ATMA Registrations Last Date                     08-Feb-2021
Last Date for Printing Application form 09-Feb-2021
ATMA Admit Card Download from 10-Feb-2021
ATMA Exam 2021 14-Feb-2021
ATMA Result Date 19-Dec-2021

ATMA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are satisfying the eligibility criteria alone will be allowed to appear for the exam. The eligibility criteria of ATMA is almost similar to many other exams which are conducted to get MBA admission. There are also eligibility criteria for colleges. It is important for students to verify whether the colleges for which they are applying had been recognized by All India Council for Technical Education/ University Grants Commission. Students should also verify whether that particular college accepts ATMA scores.

The eligibility criteria for candidates are given in the following tables

  • Students who are giving the exam should be an Indian Citizen as per the conditions given in the Indian Constitution
  • Candidates do not have any domicile restriction. This means the students from any state are allowed to apply for the colleges in any state.
Age Limit
  • Candidates should be at least 21 years old to apply for this exam.
  • There is no age restriction. This gives a wonderful opportunity for people from different age groups to give a try in this test.

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ATMA 2021 Registration

The registration process should be done with complete attention as the details once filled cannot be edited later. Registration will begin one month before the exam. Online registration is done for this exam. The registration consists of two processes: Payment of fees and filling of ATMA registration form.

Payment of fees

Follow the below instructions to ensure the payment of fees.

  • Visit the official website of ATMA and find the link for the registration.
  • Fill all the personal details which include email ID and mobile number.
  • You will get the form which facilitates the payment of fees.
  • You need to pay the application fees of Rs.1298. This can be done only through the use of the debit card or credit card. But the fees concession is available for the women candidates and those from North East India.
  • Once the fees payment is done, you will be getting a PID number in your mail. This will be used as login ID for further filling of ATMA registration form.

Registration form filling

By using the PID number that has been sent to the mail, you can log in to the application form.

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ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is framed in such a way to check the aptitude of the candidates. The students who are preparing for other competitive exams like CAT can also appear for this exam. Objective type questions are asked in this test. The question paper is divided into two parts. Each part consists of three sections. It is not necessary that the questions should be attended in a sequential order.

There will be a total of 180 questions which each question carrying one mark. There is also a system of negative marking in which you will be losing ¼th of the mark for every wrong answer. Candidates need to select one option out of four choices.  All the questions are given in English only. Unlike various other competitive entrance exams, this examination is conducted in the afternoon sessions from 2 pm to 5 pm.

To get a clearer picture, go through the following table:

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ATMA 2021 Syllabus

The questions asked in this test is similar to many other competitive MBA entrance exams. Students preparing for one exam will be able to attend all other exams. Officially, there is no syllabus for ATMA. Based on the pattern of questions asked in the previous year, the following syllabus had been arrived:

Analytical reasoning Skills Quantitative Skills Verbal ability
Odd-one-out Percentage Vocabulary
Blood Relations Time and Work Fill in the Blanks
Analogy Pie Chart Grammar & Spelling
Arrangements Profit and Loss Reading Comprehension
Visual Reasoning Number System Synonyms
Syllogism Bar Graph Para Jumbles
Coding-Decoding Time-Speed-Distance Antonyms
Verbal Logic Data Interpretation Sentence Correction & Arrangement
Data Sufficiency Basic Arithmetic  Word Analogy
Venn Diagrams Simple Interest
Directions Compound Interest
Statement- Assumptions Algebra
Statement- Conclusion Probability
Number Series Quantitative Reasoning
Quadratic Equations
Ratio and Proportion
Coordinate Geometry
Permutation and Combination

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ATMA 2021 Admit Card

Admit card is the most important document needed for the students while writing the exam. Students are advised to download the admit card once it is released. Otherwise, the server would become busy towards the end and some would not able to download the admit card creating the last-minute tension. You can get the admit card only through the online mode. They will not be sent through the post.

Students will get the admit card from the link provided on the official website. Along with two photocopies of the hall-ticket, applicants should carry one printout of the registration form and a photo identity proof to the exam hall. The admits are generally released three days before the exam. For the next ATMA 2020 which is to be held on 24th May 2020, the admit card will be published on 21st May 2020.

Exam centres

Candidates can write the exam in around 18 cities across the country. The centres may get cancelled or changed if the number of candidates in that particular centre exceeds its capacity. Candidates are allowed to choose the centre and the centre will not be changed unless he/she gives any valid reasons. This could be done only in exceptional cases. The change of centre is possible five days before the exam and this depends on the number of seats available at that centre. But the candidate has to get permission from the authority concerned.

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ATMA 2021 Result

Most of the students are anxious about their results. The candidates who have written ATMA need not wait much for the results as it will be announced within one week after the exam. For the exam which will conduct on 14 Feb 2021, the results will be announced on 19 Dec 2021. You can find the results only on the official website. It should be noted that the candidates will not receive their results in the hard copy through posts. So, it is mandatory for the students to be aware of the latest updates of the results.

Candidates will be getting the results in the form of both the overall scores and the sectional scores.

Steps to check the results

Follow the given instructions to check your results

  • Go to the official website and select the link which would show the result.
  • Choose the date of the exam.
  • In the screen which appears on the computer, enter your roll number or registration number or Personal Identification Number and the password.
  • You will get the scorecard displaying your results.

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ATMA Cutoff

The cut-off is the minimum marks that are required to be cleared by any candidate to get admission into any management. Students should perform better if they want to get into any college which needs higher cut-off. To get an idea of the cut-off of a particular college, students should go through the previous scores. But it should be noted that the cut-off would vary from exam to exam. Previous year cut-offs will give only the rough idea.

Cut-offs would be generally based on the availability of the seats, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the level of difficulty of the question paper etc. It should be noted that there is no cut-off based on category as the reservation policy is not applicable to this exam. Once the results are announced, every institute which accepts ATMA Scores will publish the cut-off.

Candidates with such cut-offs would be selected for the next round of selection by the institutes concerned. Usually, Cut-offs would be from 70-150. Selected candidates had to participate in group discussions, Written ability test, and personal interview. Group discussions are done on varied topics and evaluated based on different criteria framed by the institutes. Candidates need to perform well in these rounds to get the admissions. Students should not take these rounds lightly and they need to practise well before the actual performance.

Candidates should bring all the necessary documents during the selection rounds. Only those students who have cleared all the rounds successfully will be chosen for the final admission. Cut-offs of some of the leading universities which are accepting ATMA scores are given in the following table:

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