ATMA 2022: Exam Date (May 29), Registration (Started), Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation

AIMS Test for Management Admissions 2022 ( ATMA )

Registrations: 1 Mar '22 - 22 May '22

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Updated on Mar 7, 2022 01:33 IST

ATMA 2022 results have been announced on March 4, 2022, for the February session. The exam will be conducted on May 29, 2022, for the May session. ATMA application forms for the May session have been released on March 1, 2022. Candidates can apply online. ATMA 2022 results will be announced online on March 4, 2022, for the February session. The application fee payment window will close on May 21, 2022. The last date to fill the ATMA application form is May 22, 2022. The February session exam was conducted on February 27, 2022. The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode across various exam centres across the country.

What is ATMA Exam?

AIMS Test for Management Admissions or ATMA is a national-level exam conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for admission to MBA, PGDM, MCA and PGDBA courses. More than 750 management institutes across India accept ATMA scores for admission to their management programmes. The test aims to assess the aptitude of candidates, which is necessary for higher management studies. ATMA question paper comprises six sections. The exam is conducted multiple times every year. Questions in the exam are asked from Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Skills.

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ATMA Exam 2022: Highlights

Take a look at the table below to know the important details of the ATMA exam 2022.

Features Details
Exam name AIMS Test for Management Admissions
Conducting body Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
Exam level National Level
Exam frequency 4-5 times a year
Exam mode Online
Duration 3 hours
Syllabus Analytical Reasoning Skills, Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills
Exam pattern Consists of 180 MCQs where a +1 mark is awarded for a correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for an incorrect answer. 
Language English
Exam fees INR 1,500
Exam purpose Admission into 756 colleges
Course offered MBA, PGDM, MCA, PGDBA
No. of test cities 27
Exam date


Exam helpdesk no. 040-23417875
Official website

ATMA Exam 2022: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates applying for the ATMA exam should be a citizen of India.
  • Any graduate with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA, from a recognised university, is eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can apply provisionally.
  • There is no age limit.

Also Read: Detailed ATMA exam 2022 eligibility criteria 

ATMA Results 2022

ATMA result will be declared on March 4, 2022. Candidates who appeared for the exam can download their scorecard online using their login credentails. Given below are the steps to know how to download the ATMA result 2022:

  • Visit the website of ATMA AIMS
  • Click on 'Candidate Login' button
  • Enter PID number, password and exam date
  • Click on 'ATMA result' and download the scorecard

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Important Dates for the ATMA Exam 2022

Check out the table below to know all the major events of the ATMA exam.

Event Dates Salient features

ATMA applications out


AIMS released the ATMA application forms for the 2022-24 batch for the May session

ATMA result (February session) (Released)


Results have been declared along with the scorecard online

Last date of fee payment 


Candidates need to pay the ATMA application fee of INR 1,500 through online mode

ATMA registrations end


Registrations will close for the ATMA exam at 5:00 PM

Last date of printing the application form


Candidates will be required to download the ATMA application form once they checked all the details filled by them and also keep a printout with them for future use

ATMA admit card download begins


ATMA 2022 admit cards are available online. Candidates can download the admit card and self declaration form.

ATMA Mock Test

To be announced

ATMA mock test is mandatory to be taken by the candidates in order to appear for the exam. The mock test will likely be conducted between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM for 45 minutes

ATMA exam 2022


ATMA exam is conducted 4-5 times a year. The exam will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the computer-based test mode

ATMA result (May session)


Results will be declared along with the scorecard online

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ATMA 2022 Exam: Admission Process

ATMA admission process includes the following four steps:

ATMA admission process

ATMA admission process 2022

Step 1: ATMA application form 2022

Candidates can register online on the official website of AIMS and fill the ATMA 2022 application form. The application fee is INR 1,500 which is to be paid online through debit/credit card or net banking. While filling up the ATMA application form, candidates can select up to five institutes/colleges to send their scores for admission.

ATMA 2022 exam will be held in the computer-based test mode across 27 cities in India. Candidates need to select ATMA 2022 exam centres (usually the test cities) while filling the application form. 

STEP 2: ATMA admit card 2022

ATMA admit cards will be released for the registered candidates three days before the exam. Candidates must download their admit cards and self declaration form and take a printout of the same before the exam, as these are mandatory documents. ATMA admit cards 2022 will be available online for downloading, till the exam day. 

STEP 3: ATMA mock test 2022

ATMA mock test 2022 will likely be conducted two days before the exam day, to familiarize the candidates with the test guidelines. It was mandatory for the applicants to appear for the mock test which will be conducted between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for 45 minutes. If the applicant does not appear for the mock test, he/she will not be permitted to appear for the actual exam. The mock test will be conducted to avoid any hassle during the exam day. 

STEP 4: ATMA exam 2022

ATMA exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode. The test will comprise 180 questions from Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal skills. Candidates get 180 minutes to solve the questions. 

STEP 5: ATMA result 2022

ATMA results will be declared online on the official website. The test takers can check ATMA 2022 result and download the scorecard by entering their PID number and password. The scorecards will not be sent to any candidate by post. On the basis of marks scored, candidates can apply to the institute/college of their choice and participate in the further admission process of the participating college.  

Check out the video below to know how to fill the ATMA 2022 application form:

ATMA 2022 Admit Card

ATMA 2022 admit card have been released on the official website of the exam for candidates to download before the exam day. Candidates who have registered successfully, will be able to download the ATMA admit card. Given below is the process to download ATMA admit card 2022 from the ATMA AIMS website:

  • Visit the official website of ATMA AIMS.
  • Login using PID number and password.
  • Click on 'Print E-admit card' link.
  • Read the instructions, click on the check box and take a print out of the ATMA admit card 2022.

ATMA 2022: Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the ATMA exam must familiarise themselves with exam day guidelines to avoid any sort of difficulty on the day of the exam.

  • ATMA exam is held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The candidates need to reach the exam venue by 1:00 PM to complete identification and other processes. Late comers will not be permitted in the exam centre.
  • The candidates need to carry two printouts of the ATMA admit card with passport size photograph affixed on it and photo ID proof (original and photocopy) issued by the Government of India. They must also carry a print out of the ATMA application form. Candidates not carrying the above metioned documents will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Candidates should affix the photograph which matches the application form.
  • Candidates must have ArogySetu app installed in their phones and the app must show the candidate's risk status. If in case the candidate does not Arogya Setu app, they have to bring the filled self-declaration form. Candidates need to switch off their phones after showing the risk status to the security guard at the centre.
  • Candidates must bring a ball point pen to the centre. Other gadgets such as digital watches, statistical tables, calculators, etc. are not permitted in the exam centre.
  • Candidate must wear a mask and golves at all times. They must also carry a transparent water bottle, sanitiser and exam related documents. They must also obey COVID appropriate behaviour at all times.

ATMA 2022 Test Cities

ATMA exam is conducted in various cities throughout the country. Candidates have to choose their test centre while filling the ATMA application form 2022. Below mentioned are the test centres where the exam will be conducted.

ATMA 2022 Test Cities

Ahmedabad/ Gandhi Nagar

Hyderabad / Secunderabad

Amravati (Maharashtra)


Aurangabad (Maharashtra)






Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh)





Mumbai - Navi Mumbai - Thane












Note: It is to be noted that any of the above test centres may be cancelled, combined, added or changed depending on the number of candidates in a specific centre. 

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Top Colleges Accepting ATMA Exam Scores

ATMA scores are accepted in more than 750 colleges. Below is a list of a few colleges that accept ATMA exam scores in India. 

Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA 2022 scores

School of Management, Manipal University

International School of Management & Research, Pune

ISBR Business School, Bangalore

KIIT School of Management, Odisha

Jagan Institute Of Management Studies, Rohini

Taxila Business School, Jaipur

ASM’s Institute of International Business & Research, Pune

EMPI Business School, Delhi

ICBM School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad

New Delhi Institute of Management, Delhi

Also Read: Top MBA colleges accepting ATMA 2022 score

ATMA 2021: Know the Toppers (May)

Check out the top 10 scorers of the ATMA 2021 May session.
Name of the Candidate Overall Score (out of 800) Overall Percentile
Kshama Bapna 777.5 99.96
Swaraj Bikram Samal 770.82 99.87
Sejal Arunkumar 767.5 99.78
Deepak R 766.66 99.64
Rohit Pandurangrao Shelke 766.66 99.64
Rahul Kanvinde 763.32 99.51
Sabiya Anwar Mulla 750 99.38
Matta Daniel Alex 749.98 99.38
Abhishek Kulkarni 749.16 99.24
Abhishek Sinha 745.82 99.11

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ATMA Exam Analysis 2022

ATMA exam analysis provides details regarding the overall and sectional difficulty, topic-wise distribution of questions, expected cutoff, etc. To get an idea of the difficulty level, candidates can have a look at the ATMA exam analysis below.

ATMA 2022 was overall moderately difficult. The Quantitative Skills section according to the ATMA exam analysis was the toughest among all the sections. Many questions were asked from the topics such as Geometry and Arithmetic. The difficulty level of questions in Verbal Skills was moderate. This section had questions from Reading Comprehension and Grammar. Although the passages were lengthy but easier to attempt. Part 1 of Analytical Reasoning Skills was moderate to difficult but questions in Part 2 of this section were more difficult than the previous part.

ATMA exam analysis 2022 (February) - Overall Difficulty

ATMA 2022 had three sections in the paper and each section was divided into two parts - I and II. Each question had four options. Each correct attempt carried one mark and each incorrect attempt carried 0.25 marks. The duration of the test was 180 minutes. Check below the pattern and overall difficulty of the exam. 

Pattern of overall difficulty

Check the table below to know the overall difficult pattern in the ATMA exam.


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

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Important FAQs Related to ATMA 2022

A: ATMA is held four to five times a year. This year ATMA exam will be conducted in the CBT mode.

Q. What is the application fee for ATMA?

A: The application fee for ATMA is INR 1,500 including GST. There is a fee concession for candidates belonging to NE states and women candidates.

Q. Who conducts the ATMA 2022 exam?

A: The ATMA exam is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). In 2021, the ATMA exam was conducted in the internet-based test mode across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Q: Is there any fee concession for reserved category students?

A: Concession in fee will be given to women candidates and those belonging to the North-Eastern states of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura) only. 25 percent concession will be given to women and 50 percent concession will be given to candidates belonging to North-Eastern states of India.

Q: Is there any age restriction for the candidates who appear for the ATMA exam?

A: No, there is no age restriction for the candidates who apply for the ATMA exam, however, they must fulfill the other eligibility criteria before appearing for the ATMA exam. 

Q: Can I pay the ATMA registration fee by cash/DD or net banking?

A: ATMA registration fee can be paid only through debit/credit cards.

Q. What is the eligibility for ATMA 2022 exam?

A: Any graduate candidate with 50 percent aggregate (45 percent for reserved category) can apply for the exam. The candidates must also be a citizen of India. 

Q. I am unable to upload my signatures in the registration form. What should I do?

A: There is a set limit to upload a photograph and digital signatures in the ATMA registration form. The size of the file should be between 20 KB to 50 KB. The size of the scanned image should not be more than 50 KB. The dimensions of the signatures should be 140 X 60 Pixels.

Q. How many test cities can I choose while filling the ATMA application form?

Q: Candidates can choose up to two test cities according to their preferences. But in 2021, the candidates were not required to choose test cities as the exam was conducted in the online proctored mode.

Q. I belong to a reserved category. Do I have to fill out a different application form?

A: No, the ATMA application form is the same for all the candidates. They have to choose the category they belong to and provide the supporting documents at the time of admission. 

Q. Which documents are needed for uploading while filling the ATMA registration form?

A: Candidates need to upload their passport size photograph, digitally scanned signatures, caste certificate (if applicable), copies of Class 10, Class 12 and graduation mark sheets. Sponsored applicants are required to upload sponsoring certificates as per the format available on the ATMA website.

Q. Can I make corrections in the ATMA application form after submission?

A: No changes can be made once the ATMA application form has been submitted. Candidates must fill the application form carefully and check the details before submitting the form. 

Q. Is there any negative marking in ATMA?

A: Yes, 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates will be awarded one mark for every correct answer.

Q. Can I change my test city after the admit card has been issued?

A: No, candidates cannot change their test cities once the admit card has been issued.

Q: Can I appear for ATMA more than once?

A: ATMA is held four to five times a year. Candidates can appear more than once and the score of the last exam attempted would be considered for admissions.

ATMA 2022 Contact Information

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

D No:6-3-668/10/76, First Floor, Near Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple, Durga Nagar Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad 500082



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Akshita Soni

2022-02-28 02:01:27

Does simsree, Jbims and Kj somaiya accept MAT and ATMA score for 2022 attempt? Which exam to appear for MAT or ATMA?

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Shivang agarwal

Contributor-Level 9

4 days ago

You should appear for both I guess so you will have diverse choices.

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