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ATMA - AIMS Test for Management Admissions

The members of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) have for long felt the need for a high quality test, the test scores of which can be used in their admission process, as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post-graduate management programs. In response to this need, AIMS offers the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA), as a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to different postgraduate management programs.

The administration and scoring is professionally done, and the results obtained are item-analysed by a faculty team to ensure discriminating validity of the items, and of the test as a whole. This has been an ongoing process over the last six years, so that it can be claimed that the ATMA scores supplied are highly dependable indicators of the candidate's suitability for management education and career. The candidates will be supplied with the percentile scores in comprehension, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analyzing and synthesizing ability.

ATMA has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India for admission on All India Basis to the MBA / PGDM and other Postgraduate Programs like MCA.

Application Procedure:

ATMA online applications kits are expected to be available by November end in various AIMS institutes designated Axis Bank branches, IMS Learning Centers, Career Forum, Cerebral Heights, and Career Launcher & PT-Education Centers.

ATMA application form and prospectus can also be obtained by sending a request along with a demand draft to AIMS Office Hyderabad. After getting the application kit candidates have to apply online at the ATMA website www.atma-aims.org  and follow the instructions given there.

Applicants who cannot apply online can get offline application forms only from the AIMS Office Hyderabad.


Online application procedure:

The admission kit contains the following:

Bulletin with information about ATMA

An adhesive sticker with Personal ID code affixed inside of the Bulletin front cover

When you purchase ATMA admission kit, you will be given a receipt by the sales centre. The same is required to be submitted to the invigilator at the time of examination along with the admit card

Inside the admission kit, there will be self adhesive sticker with Personal ID code affixed inside of the Bulletin front cover. For applying online, candidates should log on to ATMA website www.atma-aims.org . The specimen online application form for ATMA with duly filled in data of a specimen candidate is enclosed in the Annexure II of the bulletin. Please read it carefully before filling in the online application form which is provided on the website. Please download a copy of the filled up online application for your reference

Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the Form.

Test Pattern:

The duration of the test is of three hours(180 minutes) and it contains 170 objective type  questions with multiple answers. The test paper includes the following categories:


Verbal skills

Analytical Reasoning skills

For a correct answer a candidate will get 1 mark and 1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Analytical Reasoning Skills

In the Questions on Analytical Skills you need to analyze the situations on which each Question is based and then select the answer choice that is most appropriate response to the question.
Each set of Questions or group of Questions is based on a passage or set of conditions.  In answering some of the Questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram.  For each Question, select the best answer from the choices given, Darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet.

Quantitative Skills

Types of multiple – choice Questions include:

  1. Problem-Solving
  2. Data Sufficiency

Problem – Solving and Data Sufficiency Questions require basic knowledge of:

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Elementary algebra
  3. Commonly known concepts of Geometry

For each Question in Quantitative Skills sections, select the correct or the best of the answer choices numbered (1), (2), (3) and (4) and darken the oval corresponding to your choice in the answer sheet.

Number: All numbers are real numbers.

Figures:  Position of points, angles, regions, etc., can be assumed to be positive.

Lines drawn as straight can be assumed to be straight.

Figures that accompany questions are intended to provide information useful in answering the questions.

Verbal Skills

The ATMA Verbal Skills sections measure candidate's ability to read and comprehend written material in English language, to reason and evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform standard written English.  Because the Verbal sections include reading sections from different context areas, you may be generally familiar with some of the material, however, neither the written passages nor the questions assume detailed knowledge of the topics discussed.

Types of Multiple Choice questions used in Verbal sections include:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Sentence Correction
  3. Word meaning – antonyms, synonyms, analogies – your ability to recognize relationships among words and concepts, parallel relationships, etc.
  4. Sentence completions – your ability to recognize words or phrases that both logically and stylistically complete the meaning of a sentence.

In brief, the questions in Verbal Skills sections test your recognition of correct grammatical usage, vocabulary, and familiarities with words, your understanding and comprehension of the language (English) while reading and your ability to write clearly and briefly.

Important Dates:

Issue of Bulletins & Online Registration : January 3 to January 29, 2011

 Last date for Registration :   January 29, 2011

 Downloading of Admit Cards from ATMA website :   February 14 to 20, 2011

 Date of Test :   February 20, 2011

 Date of Results :   March 08, 2011

ATMA Test Centers


































(Note: Test centers may be cancelled, combined or changed depending on the number of candidates in specific centers)

Contact Details:

Bulletins are available at the following Sales Centers

Office of ATMA


Dada Vaidya Road

Panaji – Goa – 403 001

Telefax: 0832 –6515048/ 2230021

Email: atmatest@gmail.com , atmaoffice@yahoo.in

AIMS Office

Flat No.101, Rekha Deluxe Enclave

Sangeetha Nagar


Hyderabad 500 082

Tel No. 040 2337 0024/34

Tel. Fax: 040-23370024


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