The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) was founded in 1988 as a registered society. AIMS is a non-profit professional organization which has grown into a powerful network of over 740 top management schools of national and international repute in the country including IIMs, ISB, Xavier Institutes, Welingkar, MDI, S P Jain, ICFAI and NMIMS.

ATMA is a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to numerous Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA, PGDM, MCA*, MMS* and other management post graduate courses (subject to local regulations). ATMA is a high quality, online objective type Nationally accepted entrance test. This test is recognized by AICTE and Ministry of HRD, Government of India and is conducted across all the states in India.

ATMA seeks to become a benchmark test in the world of Management Education. ATMA does not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas, nor does it seek to measure achievement in any field. The Test is designed to assess the aptitude of the students for Higher Management Education and primarily consists of sections on verbal, quantitative and analytical reasoning skills.

Proton Course - ATMA May 2019


INR 20000 + GST

  • 30 hours of Foundation Course
  • 80+ hours of Concept Building Course
  • 30+ hours of Intensive Workshops
  • 16 books & Topicwise Class Sheets
  • 1500+ Practice Questions with Solutions on Mobile App
  • 18 Sectional Tests
  • 5 Full Length Tests
  • Full time Personal Assistance to solve doubts


INR 3500 + GST

  • 15 books
  • 1500+ Practice Questions with Solutions on Mobile App
  • 18 Sectional Tests
  • 5 Full Length Tests
  • Option to avail 30+ hours of Intensive Workshops
  • Option to avail Full time Personal Assistance to solve doubts

Test series

INR 1000 + GST

  • 1500+ Practice Questions with Solutions
  • Mobile App
  • 15+ Full Length Tests
  • Option to avail 30+ hours of Intensive Workshops
  • Option to avail Full time Personal Assistance to solve doubts

Important dates - ATMA May 2019

Activity Date
LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION 15th May 2019 at 05:00PM
LAST DATE FOR FEE PAYMENT 15th May 2019 at 01:00PM
ATMA EXAM 25th May 2019
RESULT 31st May 2019

Exam Pattern - May 2019

Number of Questions 180
Sections 6
Time 180 minuts
Sectionwise Time 30 minutes per section
Type of Questions MCQ
Marking Scheme +1

Sectional Details

Section 1: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Analytical Reasoning Skills I

Section 4: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Analytical Reasoning Skills II
Section 2: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Verbal Skills - I
Section 5: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Verbal Skills - II
Section 3: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Quantitative Skills I
Section 6: (30 Questions - 30 Minutes)

Quantitative Skills II

Syllabus May 2019

ATMA 2019 Syllabus: Analytical Reasoning Skills

In this section, students who will be appearing for the entrance test will be tested on their basic knowledge of reasoning topics and how well candidates have the ability to solve reasoning questions which will include following Topics:

    • Blood relation
    • Coding and Decoding
    • Number Series
    • Statements and conclusion.
    • Analogies
    • Statements and assumptions
    • Odd one out
    • Question-based on Directions
    • Syllogisms
    • Arrangements (Linear, Circular)
    • Venn Diagram

ATMA 2019 Syllabus: Verbal Skills

In this section, Questions will be asked to assess the candidates on concepts such as Grammar & Spelling, Vocabulary, Antonyms, Synonyms. Candidates who have a good command over English will be easily able to score in this section. This will also include Reading comprehension which will have passage-based questions.

In which students have to read the passage and understand the same thoroughly and then answer the questions accordingly. If you have a good capability of reading articles then it will be easy for the candidates to ace in this section. General topics related to verbal reasoning which can be seen in the exam are listed below.

  •      Para Jumbles
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Correction, arrangement
  • Word analogy

ATMA 2019 Syllabus: Quantitative Skills

In Quantitative Skills section, candidates are assessed on their ability to handle the numeric data and calculations and basic concepts of quantitative reasoning. Candidates possessing a good command over mathematics and quantitative aptitude will be able to score well in this section.

However, candidates who are weak in mathematical calculations will be required to practice for this section incessantly as it is a very important section and will also help them further during their MBA programme. The topics which come under Quantitative skills are:

  • Number System
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mixtures-Alligations
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Time,  Distance and work
  • Time Work, Pipes Cistern
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Permutations and Combination
  • Probability
  • Indices and Surds
  • Word Problems, Ages Problems

Eligibility- May 2019

  • 50% marks in a bachelor's degree.
  • Previous University should be recognized by UGC.
  • Candidates who have completed CA can apply.
  • Final year students can also apply.

MBA Colleges Accepting ATMA Score and Cutoffs

Colleges Fees 2018-19(Rs. in lakhs) ATMA 2019 Cut off (Percentile) ATMA Cut off (Score)
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research 11 95 700
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (MBA - Pharma_Biotechnology) 2.45 90 670
IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise 9.15 85 580
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai 7.2 85 580
Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore 7 85 580
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 7.5 85 580
ITM Navi Mumbai: ITM Group of Institutions 9.3 85 580
WE School Bangalore: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research 11 85 580
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai 7.2 80 560

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