ATMA 2021: Eligibility, Exam pattern, Registration, Colleges, and Cut off

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conducts the ATMA entrance test four times a year for admission to various postgraduate management programmes. Check all details pertaining to AIMS ATMA here.

ATMA 2021: Eligibility, Exam pattern, Registration, Colleges, and Cut off
himanshu.shekhar | Jul 28, 2021 - 5:41 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- AIMS will soon start the registration process for the next cycle of ATMA 2021 in online mode on the official website- The AIMS Test for Management Admissions, also known as ATMA, is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to the MBA/PGDM programmes. ATMA scorecard is accepted by more than 700 B-schools for admissions.

Recommended: Check the List of MBA Colleges in India Accepting ATMA 2021 Score. Click Here.

AIMS will conduct ATMA 2021 in computer-based (online) mode. There will be three sections in the ATMA 2021 question paper and each section will have two subsections namely Analytical Reasoning (I & II), Verbal Skills (I & II), and Quantitative skills (I & II). After the conclusion of ATMA entrance test, authorities will publish the result in online mode and shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the further selection round which will comprise of Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI).

ATMA 2021- Highlights

Exam conducting body

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

Exam name

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

Exam level


Frequency of ATMA exam

Four times a year

Total time duration

180 minutes

Mode of application and exam


ATMA official website

ATMA 2021- Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form of ATMA 2021, the candidates are advised to check and meet the ATMA eligibility criteria specified by the exam conducting body.

  • Candidates should have completed their bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • Qualifying marks- General category candidates need to secure 50 percent marks in total aggregate. There is a relaxation of 5 percent marks in graduation for those who belong to the reserved category.

  • Those who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to appear for ATMA 2021.

  • There is no age bar to appear for the ATMA entrance test.

  • Nationality- Candidate should be an Indian.

ATMA 2021- Key changes

In the view of the COVID 19 pandemic, AIMS introduced few changes in the test pattern of ATMA 2021.

  • AIMS conducted the previous few ATMA slots in AI live human proctored mode instead of conducting the test in computer-based mode at the ATMA test centre

  • Candidates had to appear for a demo test (mock dry run) to get familiar with the AI proctored mode and understanding the important changes in exam mode.

ATMA 2021 Exam Pattern

Section name

Number of questions

Sectional time limit

Analytical Reasoning-I



Analytical Reasoning-II



Verbal Skills-I



Verbal Skills-II



Quantitative skills-I



Quantitative skills-II






ATMA 2021 Marking Scheme

  • One mark will be awarded for every correct response.

  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

ATMA Registration 2021

AIMS will soon release the ATMA 2021 application form in online mode. Candidates can fill the ATMA 2021 application form on the official website - While registering for ATMA 2021, candidates will have to enter their personal and academic details along with paying the application fee of Rs 1500/-. Apart from that, the candidates will have to upload the required documents such as photograph and signature.

ATMA 2021: List of MBA colleges to apply and their cutoff

Colleges accepting ATMA score

Expected ATMA cut off

Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (PUMBA), Pune


Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Ghaziabad


Christ University, Bengaluru


Prin. L. N. Welingkar WE School, Mumbai


Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida


Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini


IBS Hyderabad: ICFAI Business School


Delhi School of Business


Indus Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore


Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad


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