About ATMA 2018

The AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) 2018 is a national level entrance test conducted multiple times a year by the Association of Indian Management School (AIMS). The score of ATMA 2018 will be accepted by 740 top B-schools in India for admission to the postgraduate programmes in the Management domain (MBA, PGDM, PGDBA etc.). As per the eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting body, applicants should either be graduates or in their final year of graduation from a recognised institute to appear in ATMA 2018. The single window exam is held in both offline and online modes across several cities in India. As per the exam pattern, ATMA 2018 will be an objective-type test which evaluates verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, and analysing ability of the candidate. The total duration of the exam is three hours.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: 5 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Association of Indian Management Schools
Duration 3 Hours

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ATMA 2018 Important Dates

18 Dec, 2018 Others - Last date of printing application form | Mode: Offline
20 Dec, 2018 - 22 Dec, 2018 Admit Card | Mode: Online
23 Dec, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online
28 Dec, 2018 Result | Mode: Online
13 Oct, 2018 - 17 Dec, 2018 Application | Mode: Online

AIMS Hyderabad prescribes the ATMA 2018 eligibility criteria for candidates who wish to appear in the management entrance exam. Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria of ATMA 2018 before applying for the exam as stated below:

    • Candidates must be graduates  completed their Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited Institution or University. Candidates in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for ATMA 2018.

    • Age limit – There is no age bar for candidates who wish to take ATMA 2018.

    • Repeaters - Aspirants who have previously appeared for the exam can re-apply for the exam.

    • Work Experience – Not necessary; as both working and non-working aspirants can apply.

Aspirants must check that they duly fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying for ATMA 2018 to avoid their candidature from being  at the time of admission.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General, SC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1298

The application form of ATMA 2018 will be released in online mode by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). An application fee has to be paid at the time of filling the online application form of ATMA 2018. Additionally, in order to complete the ATMA 2018 registration, candidates must enter their phone number and email ID since the exam-related information will be communicated through them. Prior to filling the application form, the eligibility criteria to appear for the exam must be checked. 

Steps to fill ATMA Application Form 2018

    • Step 1 - Go to the official website of ATMA AIMS.

    • Step 2 - Application fee payment:

Go to the Online Fee Payment tab under the ATMA Online Exam tab. An application fee of Rs. 1298/- must be paid using Debit or Credit card only. Payment through Net Banking, NEFT, Cash will not be accepted by the conducting authority.

    • Step 3 - Request for PID (Personal Identification Number):

Fill the personal details like Full name, Email ID and Mobile Number. Candidates need to take two printouts of the filled-in ATMA 2018 Application Form which must be carried on test day. An auto-generated mail will be sent to the registered email containing the login credentials.

    • Step 4 - Fill and complete ATMA application form 2018:

Use the login credentials sent to the registered email ID to login to ATMA account and complete the application form. Take a print of this as well and keep it for future reference.

The ATMA 2018 exam pattern is formulated by AIMS (All India Management Association). The exam is conducted in both the computer-based and paper-based mode for a duration of three hours. The test will have a total of 180 MCQ questions from broadly three sections.

ATMA Exam Pattern 2018 - Overview                                                


Mode of the exam


Online & offline


Total number of Questions




Total number of Sections




Question Paper Type




Total Marks




Marks per Question




Duration of the exam


3 hours (180 minutes)


Exam language




ATMA 2018 Exam Pattern – Section wise breakup        






Number of Questions




Analytical Reasoning Skills






Verbal Skills






Quantitative Skills






Verbal Skills






Analytical Reasoning Skills






Quantitative Skills








As discussed above, each of the three sections- Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Skills and Quantitative Skills will be repeated twice making it a total of six sections. 

Marking Scheme of ATMA 2018 - One mark for each correct answer will be awarded. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

The admit card of ATMA 2018 will be issued to those candidates who successfully register for the exam. They can download the ATMA 2018 admit card from the official website by logging in with their credentials. The hard copy of the admit card will not be sent to any candidate as it will be made available only in online mode. It is advisable to take extra copies of the hall ticket of ATMA 2018.

Details mentioned on the ATMA Admit Card 2018:

    • Candidate’s Name and Address

    • Exam Date, Time and Venue

    • Photograph of candidate

    • Instructions related to the exam and test day

Documents to carry along with ATMA Admit Card 2018

Candidates must carry any one of the following documents to the ATMA exam centre along with the admit card:

    • Voter ID Card

    • Aadhar Card

    • Passport

    • Driving License

    • PAN Card etc.

ATMA 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Telangana Hyderabad
Madhya Pradesh Indore
Rajasthan Jaipur
Maharashtra Kolhapur
Navi Mumbai
West Bengal Kolkata
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi

Documents Required at Exam

  • ATMA 2018 admit card with two original passport size photographs affixed
  • Receipt of payment of the application form issued by AIMS
  • Valid photo identity proof

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The result of ATMA 2018 is announced soon after the exam gets conducted. It is made available in the form of scorecard which will contain overall as well as sectional scores. Aspirants will be required to download their ATMA 2018 result from the official website of the exam using the login credentials.

How to check ATMA Result 2018?

    • Go to the official website of AIMS ATMA

    • Select the date of the exam

    • Enter the Registration Number/Roll Number/PID and enter the password

    • ATMA result will be displayed on the screen

    • Download the result

The result of ATMA 2018 shall be calculated as per the marking scheme prescribed by the exam conducting body.

After the result, the B-schools accepting ATMA scores will announce the shortlisted candidates for the next rounds of admission. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD) or Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The final merit list will be prepared based on the ATMA scores, performance in GD/WAT-PI rounds and overall academic profile of the candidates.

While attending the ATMA 2018 selection procedure, candidates have to carry certain important documents like original shortlist letter, copies of certificates of Xth and XIIth, ATMA scorecard, original admit card, and original degree/provisional certificate. A final merit list, based on the ATMA result, performance in GD/WAT-PI rounds and overall academic profile of the candidates will be prepared. This will be followed by the final admission process to the respective B-schools.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • All the original and at least two photocopies of certificates of Xth and XIIth
  • ATMA 2018 scorecard
  • Original ATMA 2018 admit card
  • Five to six passport size photographs - colour as well as black and white
  • Original degree or else provisional certificate (in case the candidate is yet to receive the graduation certificate)
  • Community certificate (OBC/ST/SC/Other) signed by the authorised authority
  • Original shortlist letter

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