ATMA 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Registration, Application Form, Exam Pattern


ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admission) is conducted on the national level by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools). It conducts the ATMA exam four times a year in February, May, August and December. The AIMS was established in 1988 with a goal to select candidates with the high IQ in managerial abilities. Some of the reputed management colleges like IIMs, S.P Jain, NMIMS, ICFAI, and MDI are members of the AIMS.

ATMA Exam 2018 Important Dates

It should be noted that the ATMA Bulletins will be distributed from Jan 2018. All exams will be conducted online.

About the Exam Important Dates (Tentative)
Date of ATMA Exam in Feb. February 2018
Beginning Date of Registration December 2018
Closing date of Registration February 2018
Last date for Reprint of the Application form February 2018
Admit Card Issuance Date February 2018
Result Declaration February 2018

Important Dates of ATMA 2018 Exam in May

About the Exam Important Dates
Date of Exam May 2018
Date of Result Declaration 5 days after the conduction of the exams

Important Dates of ATMA 2018 Exam in July

About the Exam Important Dates
Date of Exam July 2018
Date of Result Declaration 5 days after the conduction of the exams

ATMA Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The ATMA exam tests the candidate’s suitability to study for the higher management courses. Their managerial IQ is tested by putting questions in Numerical reasoning, Verbal reasoning and Analyzing and Synthesizing abilities.

ATMA 2018 February Exam

Quick Review

About the ATMA question pattern Details
Type of questions Objective type questions.
Number of questions 180
Number of sections Mainly 3 sections. Each section contains 2 parts
Duration of the exam 180 minutes
Scheme of marking For every correct answer 1 mark will be given
Negative marking scheme For every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted

Marking Distribution and Time allotted in ATMA 2018 Exam

Name of Subject Marks Time (in minutes)
Verbal Skills, Part-1 30 30
Verbal Skills, Part-2 30 30
Analytical Reasoning Skills, Part -1 30 30
Analytical Reasoning Skills, Part -2 30 30
Quantitative Skills, Part-1 30 30
Quantitative Skills, Part-2 30 30
Total 180 180


ATMA Exam 2018 Eligibility

Age – There is no age bar to appear in the ATMA Exam.

Educational Qualifications –

  • A candidate should have a Bachelor’s/Equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • A candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream–B.A, B.Com, B.Tech, etc. from a recognised Universities.
  • The appearing candidates in the Bachelor’s final year are also eligible to appear for the exam.

ATMA Exam 2018 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the ATMA exam online as well as offline.

How To Apply Online

  • A candidate should visit the ATMA official website.
  • For registration, a candidate should fill his/her details like Name, Address, Date of birth, valid Email id and Mobile number.
  • After registration, the candidate will be provided with the login credentials on their email id.
  • With the login credentials, a candidate can access the ATMA 2018 application form.
  • The candidate should fill all the specified columns in the application form.
  • A candidate should pay the Registration fee online through Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking transfers.
  • A candidate should provide his/her educational qualifications details. The candidate should fill all the columns correctly.
  • Upload the scanned copies of his/her Photograph and Signature. After filling the Application form, the candidates are advised to take the print copy of it. This print copy will be used for the future references.

How To Apply Offline

  • The candidate can get the Application form from the given centers by paying the Application fee.
  • Once the candidate submits the Application form, he/she is given the PID code.
  • This PID code should be retained by the candidate, as it will be used in future while downloading the Admit Card.
  • The candidate should not forget to keep 2 copies of the filled application form which will be used for the future references.

Application/Registration Fee

The candidate should pay the Registration fee/ Application fee of ₹ 1100. It can be paid online through the Credit card, Debit Card, Net Banking, Bank Transfer or by cash in the offline mode of payment.

Other Details

Admit Card

Candidates can get their Admit Card online from Feb. 2018. They can download the admit card with the help of their login credentials on the official website of the AIMS. Candidates should carry the admit card at the examination center. They should also carry a copy of their identity proof which they have used while filling their application form.

Result Declaration

The result of the ATMA Exam will be declared a few days after the exam. Candidates can check their results on the AIMS official website by entering their login credentials like Username and Password or PID code. The ATMA result gives the candidate’s individual score in Quantitative, Analytical, and Verbal abilities and his/her total aptitude score also. 

Note – The ATMA score remains valid only for a year.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q.1 When will the ATMA 2018 February Exam will be held?

The exam will be held in February 2018.

Q.2 For how many times in a year the ATMA Exam is held?

The exam is held for four times in a year.

Q.3 What is the educational qualifications required for the ATMA Exam?

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised University under the UGC.

Q.4 What should be the minimum aggregate marks percentage requirement to become eligible for ATMA 2018 Exams?

The candidate should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in his graduation.

Q.5 What type of questions are asked in the ATMA 2018 Exams?

Objective type questions are asked in the ATMA Exams.

Q.6 Is there any scheme of negative marking in the ATMA 2018 Exams?

Yes, There is a scheme of negative marking in the ATMA Exams. For every correct answer 1 mark is given, and for every incorrect answer, 0.25 mark is deducted.

Q.7 What are the areas of questions for the ATMA 2018 Exams?

The areas of questions in the ATMA Exams are Quantitative Aptitude, Logical or Analytical Reasoning and Verbal Skill.

Q.8 Is there any age limit for the ATMA 2018 Exams?

No, there is no age bar in the ATMA Exams.

Q.9 When one will be issued Admit Card for the ATMA 2018 Exams?

The Admit Card will be issued in February 2018.

Q.10 When will the results be announced for the ATMA 2018 February Exams?

The results are usually announced after a few days of the exams. The ATMA 2018 Exam of February will be held on Feb. 2018. So it is expected that around the 20th of February the results will be announced.

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