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ATMA MBA Entrance Exam All You Need to Know

Jul 2, 2018 16:44 IST

    ATMA or AIMS Test for Management Admission is a unique MBA entrance exam conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). ATMA is popular among the candidates because its score is accepted by more than 100 B-schools in India. With so many B-schools accepting the score of ATMA, it becomes important for the MBA aspirants to know all the important details about the entrance exam in order to prepare well for the exam. So, let us find out about the exam in detail:

    What is the ATMA MBA Exam?

    ATMA is a popular National Level MBA entrance Test that is conducted for those candidates who wish to seek admission in MBA colleges across the country. ATMA entrance test is recognized by Ministry of HRD and AICTE. The score of ATMA test is accepted by Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in India. It is the only MBA entrance exam in India that is conducted 5 times in a year and this gives aspirants a unique opportunity appear for the exam to improve their score for securing admission in top MBA colleges of India.

    Who can appear for the ATMA MBA Entrance Exam?

    To appear for ATMA MBA entrance exam, interested candidates are required to fulfil basic eligibility criteria. Candidates must possess a valid bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Even if the candidate is in the final year of the undergraduate programme, he/she can appear for the exam. There is no age-bar for the candidates who wish to appear for ATMA Exam. Nationality is of vital importance for appearing in ATMA exam. An ATMA exam applicant should be an Indian Citizen.

    ATMA MBA Exam Pattern

    Another unique feature of ATMA is the exam format. It is the only MBA entrance exam that is conducted five times in a year. It is a unique exam because aspirants can choose to give exam either in computer based or paper based format. There are 6 sections in the ATMA Exam paper, with each section comprising of 30 questions each. Overall the exam carries 180 questions which need to be solved in the time span of 180 minutes. With this, an aspirant gets 1 minute to attempt or solve one question.

    The sections which aspirants will see in the ATMA exam are: Analytical Reasoning Skills part 1, Analytical Reasoning Skills part 2, Verbal Skills part 1 and Verbal Skills part 2, Quantitative Skills part 1 and Quantitative Skills part 2. The composition of the exam is such that each section is split into two parts and all these sections are individually timed with 30 minutes time allotted to each section.

    ATMA does not follow differential marking scheme in the exam. For choosing each right option from among the given choices, candidate will score +1 mark and for choosing each wrong option, negative marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted in the exam.

    Section

    No of Questions

    Allotted Time (in minutes)

    Marking Scheme

    Analytical Reasoning Skills – I

    30

    30

    +1 mark for right option

     

    -0.25 for choosing wrong option

    Verbal Skills – I

    30

    30

    Quantitative Skills – I

    30

    30

    Verbal Skills – II

    30

    30

    Analytical Reasoning Skills – II

    30

    30

    Quantitative Skills – II

    30

    30

    Total

    180

    180

    ATMA MBA Exam Schedule

    ATMA is conducted five times in a year i.e. in the month of February, May, June, July, and August. Generally the registration begins one month prior to the month in which the exam is conducted. The admit card is made available one week prior for the candidates. ATMA exam gives MBA aspirants a golden opportunity to improve their scores by re-appearing in the exam. The tentative schedule for the same is:  

    Visual

    MBA Exam Name

    Notification Date

    Registration Begins

    Registration Ends

    Admit Card

    Exam Date

    ATMA February

    1st week of January

    4th week of January

    3rd week of February

    4th week of February

    4th week of February

    ATMA May

    1st week of April

    4th week of April

    3rd week of May

    4th week of May

    4th week of May

    ATMA June

    1st week of May

    4th week of May

    3rd week of June

    4th week of

    June

    4th week of

    June

    ATMA July

    1st week of June

    4th week of June

    3rd week of July

    4th week of

    July

    4th week of

    July

    ATMA August

    1st week of July

    4th week of July

    3rd week of August

    4th week of

    August

    4th week of

    August

    B-schools that accept ATMA Exam score

    ATMA MBA exam score is accepted by more than 100 participating B-schools that grants admission to the MBA aspirants on the basis of the test scores. The list of MBA colleges and institutes which accept the ATMA score include reputed MBA institutes such as WeSchool Mumbai, Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow, IPE Hyderabad, IMS Ghaziabad among other institutes.

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