AIMS Test for Management Admission (ATMA)


General Description:

The ATMA is another exam conducted on a very large scale, and is conducted by the Association of Indian Management Schools for admission to them.

 

Accepting Institutes:

A total of about 70 institutes that come under the AIMS accept these scores.

 

Eligibility:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidates should have possessed a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent examination under 10+2+3 scheme with any stream (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.Tech), from any University recognized by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • The candidates, who are appearing in final year of qualifying examination or have appeared for the examination, are also eligible to apply for ATMA exam.

 

Dates:

ATMA is normally held on a Sunday in the month of February every year, in a number of locations across the country.

 

Format and Peculiarities:

The ATMA is a long, 3 hour test which consists of roughly 170 questions from a total of 6 sections. The exam normally follows a format like the one given below:

 

Section

No of Questions

Allotted Time

1

Analytical Reasoning Skills

60

60

2

Verbal Skills

50

60

3

Quantitative Skills

60

60

 

Total

170

180 minutes

 

Tips:

It isn’t a very straightforward test, first and foremost. The fact that you can’t decide how to divide your time means that you’ll have to be equally well-prepared for each section. Once that is taken care of, you also have to be really really quick, since the cutoffs for each section can go alarmingly high.

In a nutshell, you need to practice a lot of these tests well before you sit for the real thing.