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AIMS Test for Management Admissions 2024 ( ATMA )

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ATMA exam analysis 2024: The ATMA July 2024 exam is scheduled to be conducted on July 31, 2024. ATMA exam for the June session was conducted on June 23, 2024, in the centre-based online mode. The exam was conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM. ATMA exam was conducted on May 25, 2024, for the May session. For this session, the exam was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. ATMA 2024 was conducted on February 18, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the centre-based online exam. The overall difficulty of the AMA exam February session was moderate. Here, Shiksha will share a detailed ATMA exam analysis for the ATMA exam. ATMA exam analysis includes the overall and sectional difficulty of the exam, discussion on the ATMA exam pattern and marking scheme, topic-wise distribution of questions, expected cutoff, etc.

Q:   Do top IIM accept ATMA score?

A:
No, IIM does not accept ATMA test scores for admission. If you want to get admission to the IIM, you will have to appear in the CAT exam. With the score of the ATMA test, you can get admission to more than 700 colleges. You can get admission to the following top management colleges: 1. The Xavier Institute of Management and Research 2. PSG College of Technology 3. RV Institute of Management 4. The Jayawantrao Sawant Institute of Management and Research 5. The KV Institute of Management and Information Studies (KVIMIS) You can also apply to the Department of Management Sciences at Pune University with the score of the ATMA test.
 

Q:   How can I calculate ATMA scores?

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ATMA score is determined on the basis of correct answers marked by aspirants in the ATMA exam. For each correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark. For an incorrect answer, 0.25 marks are deducted from the candidates' total score. This means that for four incorrect answers, one mark is deducted from the total score. The raw score of candidates is scaled with reference to the total number of candidates appearing in the exam. The ATMA percentile is the percentage of candidates among those who have appeared for the exam and scored below the candidate in that category. That is, if a candidate has scored 53 per cent, this means that 53 per cent of candidates who have appeared in ATMA exam scored below him/her. Based on the percentile score of candidates they will be offered admission to the management institutions compared to others who have appeared in the test.
 

Q:   What is a good score in ATMA exam?

A:
Candidates appearing for the ATMA exam for admission to MBA programme, must have a good percentile to clear the cutoff of their preferred colleges. The validity of ATMA score is one year and students will be offered admission to colleges accepting ATMA scores through their ATMA result. Each institute releases their individual cutoffs. To gain admission, candidates need to match the cutoff criteria of their preferred institute. The ATMA exam has 180 questions and the total marks are 180. But, the raw scores are then scaled and the final marks are awarded out of 800. Knowing what is a good score in ATMA exam is subjective, however, the current trends suggest that the following will be considered a good score: Very good score- More than 700 Good score- 650-700 Average score- 620- 650 Low score- Below 550 Based on the scores obtained in the ATMA exam, the percentile of the candidates will be calculated.
 

ATMA Analysis 2024: Highlights

Following are the ATMA 2024 exam highlights:

  • ATMA 2024 was conducted in a single slot from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the February session. The May exam was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. 
  • ATMA question paper 2024 had a negative marking. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • The duration of the exam was 180 minutes.
  • The difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

Q:   What are the benefits for MBA stream candidates for applying through the CAP rounds of ATMA exam?

A:
The CAP (Centralized Admission Process) rounds, which are conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), are a popular choice for MBA candidates in India. The CAP rounds are held for admission to various MBA programs offered by institutes that are affiliated with AIMS. ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) is one of the exams whose scores are accepted in the CAP rounds. Here are some benefits of applying through the CAP rounds ATMA for MBA stream candidates: Wider Choice of Institutes: The CAP rounds provide MBA candidates with a wider choice of institutes to apply to. The process involves multiple rounds of seat allocation, which allows candidates to apply to several institutes and maximize their chances of securing a seat in a preferred institute. Simplified Application Process: Candidates can apply to multiple institutes through a single application form in the CAP rounds. This simplifies the application process and reduces the burden of filling multiple application forms. Common Entrance Test Score: The ATMA score is accepted by several institutes affiliated with AIMS. This saves the candidate from having to appear for multiple entrance tests and also helps them to save time and money. Transparency: The CAP rounds are conducted in a transparent manner, with the allocation of seats based on a candidate's score and preference. This ensures that seats are allocated purely on merit, and there is no bias or discrimination. Counseling: The CAP rounds also provide candidates with counseling and guidance on choosing the right institute and programme based on their score and preference. This can be particularly helpful for candidates who may be confused about which institute to choose. Overall, applying through the CAP rounds ATMA can provide MBA candidates with several benefits, including a wider choice of institutes, a simplified application process, and transparency in seat allocation.
 

Q:   Is ATMA exam difficult?

A:
ATMA is a speed-based test which is designed to assess a candidate's analytical aptitude, logical reasoning skills, and English comprehension. It may sound tough, but these are the skills which we are taught in school so there is nothing new to learn. What is required is to learn these subjects at an advanced level. All you will need is to brush up on the basics and practice the concepts on advance level problems. Students should solve previous years question papers, attempt an ample number of mock tests and be consistent to score well in the ATMA exam. Having said that, the preparation for the ATMA exam requires focus, dedication, discipline and diligence. If you can do that, despite being an average student, you can crack the ATMA exam. ATMA is one of the easiest MBA entrance exams and a good preparation strategy can help you crack the ATMA exam with a good score. Generally, the toughest section of the ATMA question paper is Quantitative Aptitude. But with daily practice and focusing on understanding the fundamentals, this section of the ATMA exam can be handled easily.
 

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ATMA Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

ATMA question paper 2024 is divided into six sections, i.e. two sections of Analytical Reasoning, two sections of Quantitative Skills and two sections of Verbal Skills. Take a look at the table below to know the time allotted and the number of questions per section.

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Sections

Number of questions

Time allotted

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1

30

30 minutes

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2

30

30 minutes

Quantitative Skills Part 1

30

30 minutes

Quantitative Skills Part 2

30

30 minutes

Verbal Skills Part 1

30

30 minutes

Verbal Skills Part 2

30

30 minutes

Total 

180

180 minutes

Candidates must know that ATMA will have sectional timings which the candidates must adhere to.

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Q:   Are there subjective-type questions in the ATMA exam?

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No, there are no subjective-type or long form answer questions in the ATMA exam. The ATMA question paper only has 180 multiple-choice questions that are to be solved in three hours or 180 minutes. Candidates must attempt all the sections keeping in mind that the exam has negative marking. Candidates must note that each question in the ATMA question paper will have four options. They will be required to choose the correct answer and select the radio button against the answer. If the candidate marks two options for a particular answer, then that answer will be considered incorrect. Each question in the ATMA carries one mark and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks are awarded or deducted for unattempted questions.
 

Q:   What is the medium of the ATMA question paper? What is the structure of the ATMA question paper?

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The medium of ATMA question paper is English . The structure of the ATMA exam has not changed from the past few years. The latest ATMA question paper structure is as follows: The ATMA exam will be conducted in the computer-based test. The duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours). The exam consists of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying one mark each. The questions are from three different sections, namely Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, and Quantitative Skills. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for incorrect answers. The total marks for the exam are 180. The detailed section-wise exam pattern is as follows: Section 1: Analytical Reasoning Skills This section tests the candidate's analytical and logical reasoning abilities. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Analogy, etc. Section 2: Verbal Skills This section tests the candidate's English language skills. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's understanding of topics such as Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, etc. Section 3: Quantitative Skills This section tests the candidate's Quantitative Aptitude. It consists of 60 MCQs. The section tests the candidate's knowledge of topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra Geometry, Trigonometry etc.
 

Q:   What is the sectional time limit in ATMA?

A:
The ATMA exam is conducted for three hours or 180 minutes. The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode. There are six sections in the ATMA question paper, I. e. two sections on Analytical Ability, two sections on Verbal Ability and two sections on Quantitative Aptitude. Each section is to be solved within 30 minutes. Since ATMA is a centre-based online exam the test screen will move from first section to the next section automatically as soon as the time limit gets over. Thus candidates have to be mindful of the on-screen timer and pre-decide the number of questions to solve in each section. It is not mandatory to solve all the questions in ATMA exam so candidates can devise a strategy to use 30 minutes per section as per their strength and weakness.
 

ATMA Previous Year's Exam Analysis

The difficulty level of the ATMA exam was moderate. The exam was a bit tougher than the last year. Among the six sections, the most difficult section was Quantitative Skills Part 2. Many students found the Quantitative section tricky and lengthy. The Verbal Skills section was also lengthy. According to the candidates, the Analytical Reasoning section had questions that were based on critical reasoning. Check section-wise difficulty level and number of good attempts in ATMA question paper 2022.

Section

Difficulty level

Good attempts

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 1

Moderate

22-25

Verbal Skills Part 1

Easy to Moderate

20-22

Quantitative Skills Part 1

Moderate to Difficult

18-22

Analytical Reasoning Skills Part 2

Moderate to Difficult

22-25

Verbal Skills Part 2

Moderate

20-22

Quantitative Skills Part 2

Difficult

18-22

Total

Moderate 135-145

ATMA Exam Analysis 2022 (February)

Analytical Reasoning (Part 1 and 2): According to the students this section was based on critical reasoning questions. There were about 15-18 questions related to critical reasoning. These sections had questions on topics such as Puzzles, Input and Output, Coding and Decoding, etc. The difficulty level of this section was moderate, even though it had some lengthy questions. A good attempt for this section would be 22-25 questions.

Verbal Skills (Part 1 and 2): Verbal Skills sections of ATMA question paper were different than the previous year. Earlier the sections used to have a lot of vocabulary-based questions which was not the case this time. There were no direct questions on topics such as synonyms and antonyms. The second part of the Verbal Skills section was very long as it contained questions from Comprehension Passages. A good attempt for this section would be 20-22 questions.

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Quantitative Aptitude (Part 1 and 2): This part of the ATMA question paper was the toughest according to the candidates who appeared for the exam. The questions were asked from topics such as number system, algebra, profit and loss, etc. The questions were time-consuming and lengthy. The difficulty level of the section was high. A good attempt for this section would be 18-22 questions.

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FAQs Related to ATMA Analysis

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Q:   I'm in top 20 in ATMA score is 99.47. Which college can I get?

A:
ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered by various B-schools in India. A score of 99.47 percentile in ATMA is a very good score and puts you in the top 1% of test-takers. With this score, you can expect to get admission to some of the top B-schools in India. However, the college you can get admission into also depends on other factors like your academic record, work experience (if any), and performance in the selection rounds (Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by the B-schools. Some of the top B-schools in India that accept ATMA scores include: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Great Lakes Institute of Management Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Jaipuria Institute of Management PSG Institute of Management Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) I would suggest that you do some research on these colleges and their admission criteria and select the ones that match your preferences and career goals. All the best!
 

Q:   Would I get admission on the basis of ATMA results directly?

A:
No, after the ATMA exam is cleared, candidates will have to go through for further selection procedure conducted by the participating institutes. The ATMA scores are accepted in over 750 management colleges for admission to MBA/PGDM and MCA programmes. Candidates need to meet the cutoff criteria of the participating institutes to take admissions. The admission process includes Written Ability Test (What), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI). Other factors such as academic record, work experience, etc. are also considered for admission to various institutes which accept ATMA scores. ATMA score is only the first parameter on which the candidates are shortlisted for admission. The institutes first shortlist the candidates for What, GD and PI on the basis of their ATMA scores, marks obtained in Class 10, 12 and graduation. For the final selection, the institutes take ATMA scores, performance in GD/PI, What, Class 10 and Class 12 marks, marks obtained in graduation, work experience, academic diversity and gender diversity.
 

Q:   What should I do after the ATMA result?

A:
After the ATMA result declaration, top colleges which accept the ATMA scores start the shortlisting process. The ATMA scores are accepted in over 750 MBA/PGDM and MCA colleges. After the results, the institutes release ATMA cutoffs category-wise and invite applicants to appear for Written Ability Test, Group Discussion GD and Personal Interview rounds for admissions. Candidates can choose up to five institutes while filling ATMA application form where they need to send their ATMA scores and take part in the ATMA counselling process. The ATMA admission process after the result declaration includes: 1. Applications to be sent out to the institutes where you want to take admission. 2. Participating in the counselling process which includes Written Ability Test (What), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). 3. Submitting the required documents to the institutes where you have been shortlisted. 4. Paying the course fee and getting an admission confirmation.
 

Q:   Can I appear for the ATMA exam more than once?

A:
AIMS Test for Management Admissions ATMA is held three to five times a year. This year AIMS Test for Management Admissions, ATMA will be conducted in the Computer-Based Test mode. Applicants can appear more than once and the score of the last exam attempted would be considered for admission to the colleges accepting ATMA scores. In 2023, the ATMA exam will be held thrice, that is on February 25, May 28, and July 23. Candidates must download their admit cards on the scheduled date in order to know the ATMA test centre details and slot timings. Candidates must reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam. The ATMA exam will be conducted in the afternoon shift, I. e. from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM and hence, the candidates must reach the exam centre by 1:30 PM. The ATMA exam centre gates will close at 1:45 PM and no candidates will be allowed to enter the exam centre beyond this.
 

Q:   Are there subjective-type questions in the ATMA exam?

A:
No, there are no subjective-type or long form answer questions in the ATMA exam. The ATMA question paper only has 180 multiple-choice questions that are to be solved in three hours or 180 minutes. Candidates must attempt all the sections keeping in mind that the exam has negative marking. Candidates must note that each question in the ATMA question paper will have four options. They will be required to choose the correct answer and select the radio button against the answer. If the candidate marks two options for a particular answer, then that answer will be considered incorrect. Each question in the ATMA carries one mark and 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks are awarded or deducted for unattempted questions.
 

Q:   Which best MCA colleges can I get by taking ATMA?

A:
ATMA is an entrance exam mainly for admission to MBA programs, and very few colleges consider ATMA scores for MCA admission. However, some colleges may accept ATMA scores for their MCA programs. Here are some colleges that may accept ATMA scores for MCA admission: 1. Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad 2. Alliance School of Business, Bangalore 3. Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad 4. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore 5. International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore It's important to note that admission to these colleges is not solely based on ATMA scores, but also on other factors like academic background, work experience, and performance in the selection rounds like group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). It is advisable to check the individual college's website and admission criteria to get a better understanding of their MCA admission process.
 

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Yes, you can take MBA admission in India based on the ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions) exam. Many management institutes accept ATMA scores for their MBA and PGDM programs. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria and check specific requirements of the institutes you wish to apply to.

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Priyanka Shah

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The AIMS test for Management the date for registration and payment is 24th June for the session 2024. The payment getaway closes at 11th of July 2024 at 11:55 PM. Date for the closure of registration is at 13th of July 2024 5:00 PM. The students can download the admit cards from 17th July 2024, 5;0

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Suraj Gogoi

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The ATMA score represents the actual marks obtained by the candidates in the ATMA exam. While the ATMA percentile indicates their relative performance compared to the other examinees. Percentile scores are used by the participating colleges to select and shortlist candidates for further rounds of se

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Saumya Jain

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Answered 2 weeks ago

If any information or detail printed incorrectly on the candidate's ATMA hall ticket, they must immediately contact the exam helpline desk and get it rectified at the earliest. Also, get a copy of the ATMA admit card issued before the ATMA exam date 2024. ATMA admit card is a mandatory document to b

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Saumya Jain

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The following list of documents will be required on the exam day. Candidates must not forget to carry these documents as they are mandatory for gaining entry to the exam hall. 

  • Original Photo ID proof issued by the Government of India - Original Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Voter’s Card/Permanent Driving Li

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Saumya Jain

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Welingkar Mumbai is accepting scores from the CAT 2023, XAT 2024, ATMA, CMAT 2024, and GMAT for admission in 2024 for MBA.

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Panchagnula Sreeram Rohit

Beginner-Level 4

Answered a month ago

If your document status is showing as "pending" while registering for the ATMA exam, you should take the following steps:

Log in to your ATMA account and check the specific documents that are pending. The system will show you which documents are missing or need to be re-uploaded.

Ensure you have all t

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Jyoti Kumari

Beginner-Level 2

Answered a month ago

Yes, candidates who did not appear for the February or May session, can appear for the June session provided they fulfil the ATMA eligibility criteria. The aspirants who appeared for the previous ATMA exam sessions but are not satisfied with the score, can complete the ATMA registration process to a

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Saumya Jain

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 months ago

ATMA exam dates for the May session for admission to the MBA programme offered at DY Patil Institute of Technology have been revised and now the exam will be conducted on May 25, 2024. DY Patil Institute of Technology MBA deadline for ATMA registration process is May 18, 2024.

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Yash Mittal

Contributor-Level 10

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Check for the required documents and visit to college for verification of your documents. Do take original and well as copies of your documents.

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733 Institutes accepting ATMA

MBA (Business Analytics)
  • 4.2

    Placements

    3.9

    Infrastructure

    4.4

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.1

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.4

    Value for Money

    4.3

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (631)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 8.60 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • 4.0

    Placements

    3.6

    Infrastructure

    4.2

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.1

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.0

    Value for Money

    3.8

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (61)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 14.00 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • 4.1

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    3.9

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.5

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.1

    Value for Money

    4.2

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (215)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 9.27 Lakh
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Twinning Program (PGCM+MS)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 33.00 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time

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