ATMA Exam 2024: Key Highlights, Important Dates, Syllabus, Registration

Updated on 15th January 2024 | 5:50 pm | #ATMAexam

The ATMA 2024 exam is scheduled for February 18, 2024, as announced by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) on their official website. The registration process for ATMA 2024 began on November 30, 2023, and eligible candidates can submit their applications until February 11, 2024.

To apply for the exam, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria, which require a minimum of 50% in graduation in any discipline. Additionally, final-year students and CA-qualified candidates are also eligible to apply. The ATMA exam for 2024 will be administered in a center-based online test mode.

Get the Detailed CAT 2024 Syllabus

What is the ATMA Exam?

ATMA, which stands for AIMS Test for Management Admissions, is a national-level entrance examination conducted in India for admission to various postgraduate management programs, such as MBA, PGDM, MCA, and other management courses. The exam is administered by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

Exam format:

  • Conducted multiple times a year in a center-based online test mode.
  • Last year, there were three exam sessions.
  • The next session is scheduled for February 18, 2024.
  • Registration for the February session is open until February 11, 2024.

ATMA 2024 Important Dates

The ATMA exam is conducted four times a year in February, May, June, and July. The exam is a center-based test (CBT) for admission to MBA, PGDM, and PGDBA programs in over 750 management colleges across India.



Last date to register

February 11, 2024

First session

February 18, 2024

Second session

May 11, 2024

Third session

June 23, 2024

Fourth session

July 21, 2024

ATMA Exam 2024: Key Highlights



Exam Mode

Centre-based Test (CBT)


Multiple times a year


6 (2 x Verbal Ability, 2 x Quantitative Skills, 2 x Analytical Reasoning)

Total Questions

180 Multiple Choice Questions


3 hours

Marking Scheme

+1 for correct answer, -0.25 for wrong answer, 0 for unattempted


Graduation from an accredited university in any discipline

Score Validity

Generally 1 year

Accepted by

Over 750 Management Institutes in India

Selection Process

Used for shortlisting candidates for further rounds

Key Dates (Feb 2024 Session)

Registration: Open till Feb 11, 2024

Exam Date: Feb 18, 2024


Widely accepted, Flexible schedule, Focus on core skills, Multiple language options

Other Highlights:

  • Widely accepted: One of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India.
  • Flexibility: Multiple exam sessions offer greater opportunities for aspirants.
  • Focus on core skills: Tests key skills required for management studies.
  • Language options: Choice of English or 17 Indian languages for the language test.

ATMA Exam syllabus

The ATMA exam syllabus is divided into three main sections, each with two sub-sections, testing your abilities in verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning. Here's a breakdown of the key topics covered in each section:



Key Topics


Duration (Minutes)

Verbal Skills

Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Usage, Grammar, Sentence Completion, Parajumbles, Critical Reasoning



Verbal Reasoning

Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Inferences, Assumptions, Conclusions



Quantitative Skills

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems, Arithmetic Operations, Percentages, Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Interest, Time & Work, Speed & Distance



Data Interpretation

Data Analysis, Graphs & Charts, Tables, Percentages, Data Sufficiency



Analytical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Number Series, Arrangements & Patterns, Critical Reasoning



Critical Reasoning

Assumptions, Inferences, Conclusions, Syllogisms, Logical Deductions, Verbal Analogies



Total Marks: 180

Total Duration: 180 Minutes (3 Hours)

ATMA Exam 2024: Registration Process

The ATMA registration process is entirely online and takes place on the official website of AIMS: Here's a step-by-step guide:





Fee Payment

- Go to Choose your category and pay the fee accordingly

  • General/Other Candidates: ₹2,000 (including GST)
  • North-Eastern States Candidates: ₹1,000 (including GST)
  • Women Candidates: ₹500 (including GST)

 Payment is accepted via debit/credit cards, wallets, net banking, and UPI.


Personal Identification Number (PID)

- After successful payment, you'll receive a unique PID via email and SMS.


Fill Registration Form


Review and Submit

  • Carefully review all entered information before submitting.
  • Once submitted, changes are not possible.

Additional Information:

  • The fee is non-refundable.
  • Application deadlines and fee payment windows vary for each exam session. Check the official ATMA website for current dates.
  • Certain documents are required during registration, such as scanned passport-sized photographs and signatures.

ATMA Exam admit card

Here are the steps to download your ATMA exam admit card

Step 1: Go to the official ATMA website

Step 2: Click on "Candidate Login

Step 3: Enter your login credentials

Step 4: Select your exam date(Once you've logged in, choose the specific ATMA exam date you're taking (e.g., February 18, 2024, if that's when you're sitting for the exam).

Step 5: Click on "Download Admit Card

How to check your ATMA exam results

The next ATMA exams are scheduled for February, May, June, and July 2024. The exact dates for these exams and the result declaration timelines will be announced by AIMS closer to the time.

Follow these steps to check the results:

  • Visit the official ATMA website
  • Click on "Candidate Login"
  • Enter your PID and password
  • Select the exam date for which you want to check the results
  • Click on "Download Scorecard"


A. Compared to other popular MBA entrance exams like CAT or XAT, ATMA is often considered to be of moderate difficulty.

A. To be eligible for the ATMA exam candidate must have a graduate degree with a minimum of 50% from a recognized university or institution. There is no upper age limit to apply for the ATMA exam.

A. No, IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) do not accept ATMA scores for admission to their MBA programs.

A. After finishing the syllabus as much as you can, the best way to prepare for the ATMA exam is to solve previous years' question papers and practice mock tests.

A. The ATMA exam is not conducted from home. It is a computer-based test (CBT) conducted in designated test centers across India.

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