AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA) is a national-level paper-based management entrance examination. It is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). ATMA scores are used for admission in various management programmes. ATMA aims to evaluate the candidate’s verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analyzing and synthesizing ability. It is generally a three hour exam. The test consists of multiple-choice objective-type questions. Candidates who want to apply for the test need to be graduates (in any discipline). Final year graduation students can also apply for the exam. The scores of ATMA test are valid for Maharashtra institutional level MBA seats also, in addition to All-India level seats, informs the official website. Registrations for ATMA December 2017 will begin from the first of October.
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So far in 2017, ATMA has been held in March, May and July. It is scheduled to be held in June and December. The registration process for the single window test for admissions to various post-graduate management programmes has commenced on 23 december, 2016. The last date to apply is 02nd February 2017. Detailed ATMA application procedure is mentioned below:
Test Fees; The registration Fee for ATMA exam is Rs 1100 (Rupees One thousand One hundred). Candidates can opt to pay the fees via three modes: Online Payment using Debit / Credit Cards. Candidates can choose to pay the fees online through credit or debit card. Bank Account transfer: Candidates can also pay the test fees through bank transfer (Axis Bank).
Fee Collection Center: Finally, candidates can pay the fees at the collection center (collection center addresses). Candidates can download ATMA Admit Cards from 08th February 2017, by entering the PID and password. Candidates have to carry the Admit Card to appear for the test. Two passport size photographs need to be affixed on the Admit Card (Candidate's copy and Test Centre copy).
ATMA is a paper-based MBA entrance test. The test consists of multiple-choice objective-type questions. Candidates need to attempt 180 questions in 180 minutes. It evaluates verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analysing and synthesizing ability of the candidate. It focuses on the aptitude of an applicant for higher management education. There are number of sample papers available at the ATMA official website to help candidates improve their speed and give an idea of what the exam is all about. ATMA has four sections: Each question has four options. For each correct answer candidates are awarded 1 mark whereas for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks are deducted.
Eligibility criteria for ATMA: The candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university. Final year students can also apply.