ATMA 2020: Registrations Started, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Results, Cut-Off & Counselling….

ATMA 2020 Exam schedule
ATMA 2020 Exam

AIMS Test for Management Admissions or simply known as ATMA is a national-level online entrance exam for getting admissions to MBA, PGATMA /AIMS. The entrance exam is conducted by Association of Indian Management School.

The ATMA is a single window test and is organized multiple times in a year. Admissions to these courses are based on ranks only. ATMA 2020 registration process had started on 17th February 2020.

Candidates must visit the official website to know more about the registration process of ATMA 2020 entrance exam. The ATMA registrations have been made online. Last date for submission of application forms falls on 18th May 2020.

The registration process includes registration, application form filling, uploading of scanned photographs and signature in the dimensions as instructed. The applicants have to submit their working email id and phone number for providing intimations later on.

All applicants must fill their application forms correctly along with the late fee within the time period specified. Application forms and payments after the due date will not be entertained.

The option of selecting two exam centres is provided to the candidate. Scanned images of your photo and signature must be in.jpg or .jpeg formats only. Candidates must take print outs for later use.

Applicants have to submit Rs. 1298/- inclusive of GST as application fee. The submission of application forms is through online only.

The medium of payment of the Application Form is either through credit card, debit card or net-banking. The application fee is non-refundable and so take care while paying the application fee.

ATMA 2020 Application Dates

For May Session:

Events Dates (2020)
Registration commences 17th February 2020
Closing of Payment Gateway 17th May 2020
Last date to submit registration 18th May 2020
Admit card availability 3rd week of June
ATMA exam date 24th May 2020

How to Apply for ATMA 2020?

It is always recommended for candidates to go through the step by step procedure for filling the ATMA 2020 Application Form.

  • Browse and visit the official link of the website.
  • Fill the basic details like candidate’s name, email id, date of birth, phone number in the fee payment form.
  • Once the fee is submitted, candidates will receive a link & PID on their registered email id or immediate contact number.
  • Now, press the Click here to Register for ATMA.
  • Once completed, the candidate will receive an auto generated email and password to your email id.
  • Move ahead by filling the application form using your login credentials.
  • Verify all details entered and Click on Submit.
  • Take many copies and keep it safe until further notifications for the admission procedures.

ATMA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should refer the instruction booklet or online Application Form guidelines before applying for the examination:

  • Candidates should be a Bachelor in any stream from a recognized University. The candidate must score at least 50% marks in their Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Candidates appearing in the last year of their degree are eligible.
  • Applying candidate should be 21 years.

ATMA 2020 Exam Pattern

ATMA 2020 Exam pattern can be checked by the candidates as displayed below:

  • The ATMA exam is conducted online through computer-based test mode.
  • There are six sections in the entrance exam question paper.
  • The questions will be in multiple choice format with four options given. You need to tick the right option.
  • A total of 180 questions are framed in the entrance exam.
  • The exam is of 3hour duration.
  • 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong/incorrect answer.

Section-wise distribution of Questions

Sections Number of Questions Time Allotted (in Minutes)
Analytical Reasoning Skills 1 30 30
Verbal skills 1 30 30
Quantitative Skills 1 30 30
Verbal Skills 2 30 30
Analytical Reasoning Skills 2 30 30
Quantitative Skills 2 30 30
Total 180 180

ATMA 2020 Syllabus

  • Candidates should possess the analytical skills to analyse the situation and find out answers. It includes topics from Reasoning, Course of Actions, strong / weak Arguments etc. For part 2, questions come from Coding-Decoding, Arguments, Arrangements; Syllogism in this section.
  • Candidates must have clarity on English language usage, vocabulary, grammar. It includes topics such as Passage, Grammar etc. In part 2 of this section, questions will be from Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
  • Candidates should have clarity on solving Mathematics & Numerical problems. Questions are set from Arithmetic, Algebra and Modern Maths will be in this section. For 2nd part  of this section, questions will be from Data Interpretation, Modern Maths & Geometry in this section.

ATMA 2020 Admit Card

ATMA Admit Card will be released by AIMS on its official website after the due date of the registration process. Successful candidates already registered online can download their Admit Card from the official website.

Admit Cards will not be sent through post or by other means to the candidate. The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the related website only. The ATMA Admit Card has been released on 5th February 2020 and is ready for download to the candidates.

Steps to Download the Admit Card

  • Click on the Candidate log in tab on the Home page of the website.
  • Select the day of the exam. Enter your PID number and password.
  • The Admit card appears on the screen.

Details to be Present on the Admit Card

  • PID
  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Password
  • Address,
  • Exam centre’s location
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam Day Instructions

In case of any wrong entries on the Admit Card, then contact the conducting authority immediately at

Important Documents to be Carried

  • ATMA 2020 Admit Card
  • Original Photo ID proof issued by Government of India – Original Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter’s Card/Permanent Driving License
  • One clear black and white photocopy of ID proof
  • Two clear black and white copies of Admit card along with one original recent passport size photo affixed on each of them
  • One black and white copy of the Registration form

ATMA Cut Off Marks

Cut off marks are the marks necessary for the candidate to qualify for the admission process. Colleges send separate cut off marks to candidates.

Those candidates who secure equal to or score more than the cut off scores are eligible for further rounds of admission. The ATMA cut off marks are released along with the results by the concerned authority of AIMS. Candidates need to keep a close watch on their preferred colleges lest they may lose the chances of getting qualified.

ATMA Answer Key

ATMA answer keys will be updated for all questions answered in the entrance exam paper. The official declaration of the ATMA Answer Key will be published a week after the commencement of the entrance exam.

Any challenges or objections raised against the examination board of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) required the candidates to pay a certain fee for each question raised as an objection.

Download your ATMA Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of ATMA.
  • Press the Answer Key button.
  • Next, login using your login credentials like User Id and Password.
  • Enter all the necessary details.
  • The Answer Key is displayed in the PDF format.
  • Now you can download the PDF file for further use.

ATMA 2020 Results

The candidate can refer the table below for your ATMA Results:

Event Dates
ATMA exam for February session  09-Feb-2020
Announcement of result for February session (announced) 13-Feb-2020

Steps to Check your ATMA Results

  • Browse and visit the official website at or copy this link in a new window.
  • Press the tab ATMA 9th February 2020.
  • The scorecard appears on your screen.
  • Take clear printouts of the ATMA Results.
  • They can also take print outs by entering their PID number and password.
  • Click on the tab indicating ‘Candidate Login’ Or
  • Copy this link 
  • Select the exam date
  • Enter the details like PID and password
  • Click the Login button.

Details Needed on the ATMA Results Scorecard

  • Name of the candidate
  • Test date
  • Roll number
  • Section-wise scaled score and percentile
  • Total scaled score and overall percentile
  • Result validation key
  • Valid admission year

ATMA 2020 Counselling

ATMA 2020 Counselling process begins in July 2020 after the declaration of the Results. There is no specific date assigned for counselling by the AIMS. Shortlisted candidates need to check the ATMA Counselling dates. All successful applicants must keep track of the ATMA 2020 Counselling dates.

Students will be allotted seats in five different institutions they had chosen at the time of registration for the counselling process. Seats for candidates will be determined by the ranks scored and the college cut off marks.

Selected candidates are requested to carry their personal documents/certificates and marksheets at the time of admission. If the candidates fail to bring these documents, then the candidate’s admission stands cancelled.

Documents for ATMA 2020 Counselling

  • Original mark sheets 10th and 12th 2 photocopies each
  • Age proof
  • Domicile (Himachal Pradesh Candidates)
  • Aadhar Card or any other identity proof
  • Rank card 
  • Scorecard
  • Medical documents mentioned in ATMA application 
  • 5 passport size photos colour and black and white
  • Bank draft 
  • Community certificates signed by an authorized authority

Kindly Note: A candidate’s result in the ATMA Exam, decides the criteria for counselling sessions conducted by the related authorities or institutes.

Reminders for the Exam Day

  • It is necessary to carry all the listed documents to the exam centre.
  • All applicants appearing for the ATMA exam should reach the exam centre at 1.00 pm.  The entrance exam begins from 2.00 pm and ends at 5.00 pm.
  • No electronic devices should be carried to the exam hall.
  • All appearing candidates must bring a ballpoint pen for the exam.
  • No change of test centres is allowed, except in special cases where the request has been made in advance.
  • Registration Fee once paid is non-refundable.

ATMA 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates must learn and cover all the topics taught to clear their concepts. You as a candidate need to learn how to devote time to your subjects. The best thing you can do is to prepare a time table and follow it.

Be rational and approach to the preparation for ATMA exams by solving previous year’s question papers and mock tests. Attempt all questions within the given time frame and do not waste time learning then entire syllabus.

Practice and clarify all doubts from the experts and refer the best preparatory subjects online or by buying related books.

Prepare by section wise learning that helps improve your understanding and reasoning skills to be sharpened. Try to find time in solving analytical questions, questions on quantitative reasoning, and on Verbal Ability of the English subject.

General Tips for the ATMA Entrance Exam

Candidates should prepare themselves for the ATM entrance exam pattern by understanding the marking scheme, overall and section-wise marks, duration of the exam, distribution of questions and sections.

Read and revise thoroughly the ATMA Syllabus to cover all topics taught for the exam. Identify your strong points and weak areas for due improvements.

Implement concepts through mock tests and analyse your performance. Note down new words found and search for meanings. These can be used to reduce long sentenced and whenever required.

Subject Preparation Overview

Sections Important Topics
Quantitative Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Variation, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Numbers, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average, Mixture and Alligation, Time & Distance, Geometry & Mensuration, Time & Work, Number Series, Quantitative Comparison, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Statistics, Pie Charts
Analytical Reasoning Circular Arrangement, Deduction, Distribution, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Coding and Decoding, Statements and Conclusions, Cause & Effect, Strong & Weak Arguments, Course of Action, Cause & Effect, Inference
Verbal Ability Synonyms, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Idioms, Error Identification, Sentence Completion


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