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MBA Examination - ATMA 2017 (Registration, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus)

  • Jun 15th, 2017

About the exam

  • ATMA stands for AIMS Test For Management Admission which is a test conducted by Association Of Indian Management Schools.
  • This exam is held 4 times in a year, mainly in the month of February, May, June and July, where February exam is a paer based test and rest two exams are computer based. 
  • this tests are generally held in sunday's, between 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm in about 30 Cities in India.
  • The scores of ATMA test are valid for Maharashtra institutional level MBA seats, in addition to all-India level seats.
  • Official Website of ATMA Examination: http://www.atmaaims.com/

Important dates

  • Date of Commencement of Registration: 29th May 2017
  • Close of Payment gateway : 17th June 2017
  • Date of Closure of Registration:18th June 2017
  • Last date for Reprint of filled-in Application Form : 22nd June 2017
  • Downloading of Admit Cards: 22nd June 2017
  • Online test : 25th June 2017 (1400 hrs to 1700 hr)
  • Around Results : 29th June 2017

(for more information, Please Visit: ATMA Notifications)

Exam dates

  • SUNDAY, 12th FEBRUARY 2017 (Paper-Pencil)
  • SUNDAY, 28th MAY 2017 (On-line)
  • SUNDAY,25th JUNE 2017(On-line)
  • SUNDAY, 23rd JULY 2017 (On-line)

Form Fee

Rs. 1100

Mode of Payment:

  • Through debit /credit card (Payment Gateway)
  • Through net Banking
  • Bank Transfer

For Net Banking

Account No: 068010100035918

IFS Code: UTIB0000068

Beneficiary: Association of Indian Management Schools

Eligibility Criteria

This list is based according to the details the year 2016-17, and eligibility criteria is not mentioned because different colleges have differents criteria of admission. So, there is no standard rule. The only thing that is followed by every college is;

  • Candidate should have a relevant bachelor’s degree from a recognized University
  • Candidate should not have any backlog while taking admission.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply but he/she have to submit certifications of their last semester to prove that they are graduating in the current year.

Exam format
Both Online and Offline

Test subjects

  • Analytical Reasoning Skills
  • Verbal Ability Skills
  • Quantitative Skills

Marking Scheme

For each correct or best answer, you will get a score of one. For any question not answered, a zero score will be given. A negative score will be given for a wrong or incorrect answer. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 point will be deducted. Thus, for four incorrectly answered questions, one mark will be subtracted from the total score.


Question-Context related to

No.of Questions

Time allotted


Analytical Reasoning Skills




Verbal Skills




Quantitative Skills




Verbal Skills




Analytical Reasoning Skills




Quantitative Skills








Quantitaive Skills Analytical Reasoning Skills Verbal Skills
Number System Series (Number+Alphabet) Reading comprehension
Average Coding-Decoding Sentence correction
Allegation Directions Word meaning
Percentages Miscellaneous Sentence completions
Profit & Loss Blood Relations  
Interest Numerical AR  
Ratio & Proportion Variations General AR  
Time & work Arrangements & Grouping  
Time, Speed & Distance Binary Logic (True & False) + Misc  
Geometry Clock  
Mensuration Calendar  
Functions Data Sufficiency  
Set Theory    
Permutation & Combination    
Coordinate Geometry    
Quadratic Equation    

ATMA Test Centres 2017

Ahmedabad (Gandhi Nagar) Pune Mumbai
Bengaluru Raipur Navi Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Ranchi Nagpur
New Delhi Thane Nashik
Ghaziabad Kolhapur Indore
Hyderabad Kolkata Jaipur

Selection Procedure

The cutoff percentile differs every year and the minimum cut off percentile is set determining many factors such as: 

  • Number of candidates' appeared for the exam
  • Number of candidates' passed the exam
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Number of seats available

Shortlisted candidates from the above percentiles may go through the second stage of selection process like Group Discussion and then Personal Interview. 

Top colleges

  • Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad

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