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ATMA 2020 - Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) began the ATMA 2020 registration for February session exam on November 18, 2019. Earlier AIMS had announced that registration would begin from November 15. The last date to fill the application form of ATMA 2020 is February 3, 2020.Earlier AIMS had announced the important dates for ATMA 2020 February session on October 25, 2019. The admit card of ATMA 2020 will be released on February 5, 2020. ATMA 2020 result will be declared on February 13, 2020. ATMA exam is conducted for admissions to the postgraduate programmes in the Management domain (MBA, PGDM, PGDBA etc) across its participating institutes. It is a national-level management entrance exam which conducted four to five times a year. According to the exam pattern of ATMA 2020, candidates will have to appear in the computer-based exam which will be for 3 hours. In this article, candidates will get to know all the details about ATMA exam such as important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centre, result, selection process etc.
LATEST: Application Form for ATMA 2020 February session released on November 18, 2019.

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ATMA 2020 - Facts & Figures



Exam Name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

Conducting Body

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

Commonly known as


Exam Category


Exam Level


Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3 hours

Total No. of Question


Total No. of Sections

6 sections

Question Type

Objective (MCQs)

No. of Exam Centres

29 cities across India

ATMA Sample Paper

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ATMA Important Dates 2020 (February)

The important dates of ATMA 2020 comprise the complete schedule for all the events related to the admission process. ATMA 2020 important dates that are given in the table are tentative and it will be updated after released by the authorities.

Important Dates of ATMA 2020

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Notification Release date

October 25, 2019

Start date for the availability of ATMA 2020 application form

November 18, 2019

Last Date for Payment of Application FeeFebruary 1, 2020

Last date to fill the ATMA Application Form 2020

February 3, 2020

Availability of ATMA 2020 Admit Card

February 5, 2020

ATMA February Entrance Exam 2020

February 9, 2020

ATMA 2020 Result

February 13, 2020

ATMA 2020 Selection Procedure

March 2020

ATMA Eligibility Criteria 2020

The conducting body of ATMA 2020, has predefined the eligibility criteria for ATMA 2020 exam. The candidates who apply for ATMA 2020 entrance exam must fulfil the following eligibility criteria which are given below -

  • Candidates must be Graduates in any discipline from a recognised university or institute are eligible to apply for ATMA exam.

  • Final year graduate students can also eligible for the ATMA exam.

  • Age Limit - There is no age limitation to appear for ATMA exam. Also, candidates who have previously applied for ATMA exam can re-apply for the exam.

ATMA Application Form 2020

The application form of ATMA 2020 for February session has been released on November, 18 2019 and the last date to the registration of ATMA 2020 is February 3, 2020. Initially, the authorities had announced that the date for commencement of registration was November 15. Candidates will able to use their personal Phone Number and Email id to register for the exam. ATMA 2020 application form will be available in online mode. ATMA 2020 online registration process will be completed in four simple steps:

  • Registration & Fee Payment

  • Fill ATMA application form 2020 for February session

  • Upload Image & Signature

  • Confirmation page

Application Fee: The application fee for ATMA 2020 is Rs. 1298. This amount is non-refundable and must have been paid by before submitting the application form of ATMA 2020 for the February session exam. Payment through Debit /Credit Card (Payment Gateway) ONLY. No other mode is accepted.

ATMA Exam Centres 2020

ATMA 2020 February exam will be conducted in 29 cities across India. Candidates can select the city of their choice while filling out the application form. Here is the list of the exam centres for ATMA 2020 February exam:

ATMA (February 2020) Exam Cities -










Navi Mumbai













Hyderabad/ Secunderabad







ATMA Admit Card 2020

ATMA 2020 admit card for February session will be released in online mode on February 5, 2020. The candidate will be issued the ATMA 2020 admit card after they have successfully registered for the exam. Candidates can download the ATMA admit card 2020 from the official website of ATMA by using their login credentials. On the exam, it is important to carry ATMA 2010 admit card, identity proof and required items.

ATMA Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of ATMA 2020 includes the mode in which the exam will be conducted, the type of questions that will be asked, marking scheme, so on and so forth.

Highlights of ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Duration

180 minutes (3hours)

Number of Questions


Types of Questions

Multiple types of questions (MCQs)

Marking scheme

  • One mark will be awarded for each correct attempt

  • No mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

Based on past years question papers, applicants can check the total number of questions that are asked in the ATMA exam.

Section-wise Question Distribution


No. of Questions

Allotted Time (mins)

Verbal Skills - I



Quantitative Skills - I



Analytical Reasoning Skills - I



Verbal Skills - II



Quantitative Skills - II



Analytical Reasoning Skills - II






ATMA Syllabus 2020

As per the officials, ATMA 2020 syllabus divided into three sections. The detailed syllabus of ATMA 2020 is mentioned below:

Topics -wise Syllabus



Verbal Ability

  • Sentence Completion

  • Grammar

  • Word meaning

  • Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Reading comprehension

  • Jumbled sentences

Quantitative Skills

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Number Systems

  • Functions

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Quadratic Equations

  • Time and Work

  • Probability

  • Logarithm

  • Linear Equations

  • Mensuration

  • LCM and HCF

  • Percentages

  • Trigonometry

  • Functions

  • Complex Numbers

  • Simple/ Compound Interest

  • Set Theory

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Geometry

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Surds and Indices

  • Averages

  • Problems on Ages

  • Inequalities

  • Profit, Loss and Discount

Analytical Reasoning Skills

  • Arrangement of letters

  • Strike the Odd one out

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Blood Relations

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Verbal Logic

  • Analogy

  • Syllogism

  • Statement– Conclusion

  • Number Series

ATMA 2020 Exam Day Instructions

Candidate must read all the instructions carefully before they attempt the questions.

  • Candidates cannot sit for the ATMA exam unless they clear the fingerprint scanning.

  • It is advised to wear open footwear not closed shoes

  • Reach examination centre 30 minutes before the exam.

  • Books, notepapers, calculators, slide-rules, mobile phones and other electronic devices are not allowed.

  • Candidates should remain in their seats during the exam. Candidates may leave their computer only with the permission of the Invigilator / Test Supervisor.

ATMA Result 2020

ATMA result 2020 for February session will be announced on February 13, 2020 at the official website of ATMA. In order to check the result of ATMA 2020, candidates must enter the registration number and roll number. Students who will successfully appear in the test will be able to check ATMA result 2020, to be available in online mode. The authorities will release a list of shortlisted candidates after the declaration of ATMA 2020 result. The result of ATMA 2020 will contain candidates name, their respective application numbers and marks. ATMA scorecard will include three sectional scores: ie., quantitative, verbal, analytical and one total score obtained by the candidate.

ATMA Cutoff 2020

Once the result of ATMA 2020 for February session will be announced, the participated institutes which accept the score of ATMA exam will release their individual ATMA 2020 cutoff for admission to MBA programme. The minimum marks or percentile required to get shortlisted for the admission procedure are known as the cutoff mark for ATMA 2020. It may vary from institute to institute.

Factors Affecting ATMA Cutoff

Various factors are considered for deciding the ATMA 2020 cutoff. These include

  • The difficulty level of exam

  • Reservation policy of institutes which accept the ATMA score

  • Previous years cutoff trends

  • Marking schemes of the exam

  • Lowest and Average marks scored by the candidates in the exam

  • Total number of applicants and seats offered by institutes

ATMA Selection procedure 2020

After the declaration of ATMA 2020 result, the participating B-schools accepting the score of ATMA exam will release the list of shortlisted candidates for the next rounds of admission. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the next rounds of selection procedure of ATMA 2020 i.e. Group Discussion (GD) and or Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of ATMA 2020 scores and performance in the selection rounds. Past academic scores of the candidates may also get counted for final admissions.

ATMA Participating Institutes 2020

The institutes which accept ATMA score are known as ATMA participating institutes. Around 200 B-schools in India will accept ATMA 2020 February scores for their admissions process. After the declaration of the ATMA result 2020, candidates will need to apply to different participating institutes of ATMA 2020 as per their choice and follow the selection process of that particular institute to get the final admission.


Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

101, Rekha Deluxe Enclave,

Sangeetha Nagar, Punjagutta,

Hyderabad 500082

Office: 040-2337 0024/34

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - ATMA 2020

Question: Who can appear for ATMA?


Candidates who wish to appear for ATMA exam, they must graduates in any discipline from a recognised university or institute are eligible to apply for ATMA exam. 

Question: I am a final year student; can I appear for ATMA 2019 for December session?


Yes, final year students can apply for ATMA.

Question: What type of questions are asked in ATMA?


High-quality questions from the ATMA syllabus, based in MCQ format are asked in ATMA.

Question: Who should I contact in case of a query?


In case of any queries/ questions, candidates can contact AIMS 

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Where I can get free mocks for Atma and mat ? please share link

Kanupriya Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

ATMA is conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA). There will be six sections in the 2020 paper. The February session for the same is on the 9th of February 2020. Knowing the pattern will help you with the exam and will also aid you for the mock tests. The exam is generally conducted five times a year.

Here is the link to some sample papers for the same:

The exam mode is online and offline. The six sections are as follows:

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - I
  • Analytical Reasoning Skills - II
  • Verbal Skills - I
  • Verbal Skills - II
  • Quantitative Skills - I
  • Quantitative Skills - II

The paper is of three hours duration with 1 mark for every correct answer, so try to keep the time constraint in mind while solving the mock test paper. The paper is of 180 marks with each section of 30 marks with 30 questions. There is 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer as well. So while evaluating your score for the mock test, score accordingly.

MAT, also known as Management Aptitude Test is also conducted by AIMA and the first phase of the exam is generally conducted in the second or third week of February.

The link to the sample papers is as follows:

There will be a total of 200 questions and 150 minutes will be given to solve the same. There will be five sections, namely, Intelligence and Critical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Mathematics, Data Analysis and Sufficiency and Indian and Global Environment. Each section will consist of 40 questions each. Each correct answer will get one mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. Keep these pointers in mind while evaluating your sample papers.

Hope this helps. All the best!


Welingkar Mumbai and Bangalore cutoffs via Atma score ?

PALLAV TIRIYAR 14th Jan, 2020

The expected cutoffs percentile for session 2020 in order to get admission in Welingkar Institute Bangalore is 75-80 percentile. On the other hand,  the one in Mumbai demands 80-85 percentile in ATMA score. ATMA is an online computer based examination. It is scheduled to be held on 9th February this year.

Is JBIMS accepting ATMA and MAT scores for admission to their MMS programme in the year 2020?

L RESHMASREE 13th Jan, 2020

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies ( JBIMS ) is now accepting the score of both ATMA and MAT scores for admission to their MMS programme.  They also accept valid score of at least one examination, namely: MAH CET/CAT/CMAT/XAT.

Hope this information helps you.

Wishing you a good luck !


for scoring 90 percentile in atma, how much question should be attempted ?

Saloni Singh 12th Jan, 2020

Hello Mohit

Hope you are doing well

As per the previous year trends, ATMA exam pattern 2020 includes six sections. ATMA 2020 for February session will be conducted on February 9, 2020. The exam pattern of ATMA 2020 remains unchanged. You are advised to go through the ATMA exam pattern 2020 before appearing for the examination. Exam pattern of ATMA 2020 will help you in preparation for examination.

It contains total 180 questions and to get 90% you have to ans 162 questions currently for this try to attempt nearly 173 questions.

hope it is helpful to you

All the best



how much correct question to be attempted for scoring 98-99 percentile in Atma ? Also what should be the strategy

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th Jan, 2020

Mohit, 98-99 percentile means you can afford to have hardly 2-3 wrong answers.  98-99 percentile precisely means you should score better than 99 percentage of the people who have appeared for ATMA. Which means, there can be no room for errors. ATMA is conducted both offline and online for a duration of 3 hours. There are 6 sections in the exam paper:

Analytical Reasoning Skills -I

Analytical Reasoning Skills-II

Verbal Skills-I

Verbal Skills-II

Quantitative Skills-I

Quantitative Skills-II

The exam might be Objective/Multiple Choice Questions and every correct answer gets you 1 mark and there is a negative marking of .25. The exam is for a total of 180 marks. For more information, please visit our page at:

The exam is divided into Analytical, Verbal and Quantitative skills.

Under Analytical reasoning skills, your aptitude skills will be checked. The most important topics that you need to focus here would be:

Odd Man Out


Number Series

Data Sufficiency


Coding and Decoding. As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.

Verbal Skills test your grammar and vocabulary knowledge. You should practise topics like:

Synonyms and Antonyms




Comprehension. Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.

Quantitative Skills: You should practise Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics. Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.

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