ATMA 2017 – The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) has started the registration process for AIMS Test for Management Admission (ATMA) for February 2017 session. The application form for ATMA Feb session is available from December 23, 2016, and the candidates can access the same from this article. The test is scheduled to be held on February 12, 2017, in offline mode. The test will be held for admission into the various MBA colleges in the nation. The last date to apply for the test is February 02, 2017. This year, AIMS will again conduct ATMA on May 28 and July 23, 2017. Last year, the test was held 5 times. For more details on the ATMA 2017, eligibility norms, application process, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. read this article.
About Entrance Test of ATMA
The ATMA is conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for the intake of the candidates into participating institutes. For appearing in ATMA 2017 exam, the candidates do not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas nor does ATMA seeks to measure achievement in any particular subject area. ATMA test has been designed to evaluate the candidate’s aptitude for higher management education. Various management institutes participate in ATMA and AIMS also sends the ATMA scores of the candidate to top 5 participating institutes.
- Exam Name – AIMS Test for Management Admission
- Commonly known as – ATMA
- Level of Exam – National Level
- Exam Category – Post Graduate (MBA Entrance Exam)
- Conducting Body – Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)
The important dates of ATMA 2017 session, as released by the conducting body are as below.
|Events||ATMA February 2017||ATMA May 2017||ATMA July 2017|
|Registration for ATMA 2017 started on||December 23, 2016||–||–|
|Information bulletins were distributed on||January 02, 2017||–||–|
|The last date for the payment via NEFT/Bank Transfer||January 31, 2017||–||–|
|Last date for issuance of ATMA bulletins||January 31||–||–|
|The last of registration||February 02, 2017||–||–|
|Application form can be re-printed till||February 06, 2017||–||–|
|Admit card will be issued on||February 08, 2017||–||–|
|ATMA 2017 will be held on||February 12, 2017||May 28, 2017||July 23, 2017|
|Result of ATMA 2017 will be released on||February 20, 2017||–||–|
- Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline or should have passed any equivalent exam from a recognized University or Institute.
- Candidate still pursuing the final year of his/her Bachelor Degree can also apply.
- No age restriction is there.
Registration Fee for ATMA 2017
The candidates opting for the online mode to apply are required to pay the requisite fee online only, either through NEFT or Net Banking. The candidates opting for the offline mode will have to pay the application fee via cash or DD. The ATMA Application Fee is non-refundable in nature and candidates must make sure that they pay the application fees within the prescribed time duration. The Application Fee amount is as follow –
ATMA Application Fee – Rs. 1100/- (for all categories)
AIMS A/c No.: Account No: 068010100035918
IFS Code: UTIB0000068
Beneficiary – Association of Indian Management Schools
DD to be made in favour of “Association of Indian Management Schools” payable at Hyderabad through notified Fee Collection / Distribution Centres
Interested and eligible candidates, in order to appear for ATMA 2017 must fill in the ATMA February 2017 Application Form. The candidates can either choose the online or offline mode to apply for the test. The ATMA Application Form is available online on the official website of ATMA-AIMS, however, they can easily obtain the form by accessing the link given above. The candidates will firstly be required to get themselves registered and acquire PID & password, then fill in the Application Form. The candidates opting for Online Registration are required to make online payment of the requisite application fee.
The candidates opting for the offline mode to apply can purchase the ATMA Bulletins from the ATMA Admission Centre on paying the application fee either in cash or DD. Such candidates will have to fill in the ATMA Application Form in their handwriting and submit the duly filled form at the ATMA office.
Admit Card is a document that will be obligatorily required by every candidate for appearing in the ATMA 2017. The ATMA Admit Card is available only those candidates, whose applications would have been received on time by AIMS. Candidates can download their ATMA Admit Card 2016 online from the official web portal of ATMA-AIMS.
The candidates will also be required to paste their recent passport size photograph on the downloaded admit card to be carried to the allocated test center.
- The Admit Card will not be made available to any candidate through post or email.
- Also, no entry will be allowed into the test centre without furnishing the valid ATMA 2017 Admit Card.
A total of 180 questions will be asked in ATMA 2017 and all these will be based on MCQ format. There will be 6 sections in the paper, comprising of 30 questions each. The table below will give a clear idea about these 6 sections. The duration of ATMA-AIMS 2017 will be of 180 minutes, i.e. 03 hours.
|Section||Questions will be asked from||No. of Questions||Allotted Time|
|1||Analytical Reasoning Skills||30||30 Minutes|
|2||Verbal Skills||30||30 Minutes|
|3||Quantitative Skills||30||30 Minutes|
|4||Verbal Skills||30||30 Minutes|
|5||Analytical Reasoning Skills||30||30 Minutes|
|6||Quantitative Skills||30||30 Minutes|
Each question will have 4 options and the candidate will be required to mark one correct answer out of these 4 options. Every correct answer given by the candidate will fetch him/her 1 mark each whereas 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
AIMS has released the result for ATMA, held on February 12, 2017. Earlier, the date for the announcement of the result was February 20, 2017 To access the result, the candidates can click on the appropriate link provided above and log in by entering their PID and Password. The ATMA PID and Password were generated during the registration process.
The exam authority won’t be sending any hard copy of the ATMA Score Card 2017 via post, email or courier. With the AIMS ATMA Score, the candidates are eligible to apply for Maharashtra Management Seats in addition to All India Level Management Seats.
With the announcement of the result, the various participating institutes will be releasing their cutoff marks. To be eligible for the pre-admission processes, the candidates must score equal to or more than the cutoff marks. However, the candidates must note that the cutoff marks will vary from institute to institute. It is expected that the cutoff marks will remain similar to that of last year.