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AIMS (Association of Indian Management School) conducts a national level entrance test called ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions). The exam is held five times a year in the months of: February, May, June, August and December. ATMA is the basic criteria for admission to post-graduate courses like MBA, PGDM, MCA, MMS, etc. in 500+ colleges across India.

ATMA is a computer-based test comprising of 180 objective type questions. More than 20,000 candidates take the exam in one particular session. The difficulty level of ATMA is comparable to other MBA entrance exams like MAT, CMAT, etc.

Post completion of the entrance exam, the MBA colleges conduct group discussion and personal interview for the final selection process.

For the August 2020 session, AIMS will release the official notification in July. The candidates are required to apply online at the official website. Given table shows the list of important dates for ATMA August 2020:

ATMA August 2020 Important Dates

ATMA Notification Release

July, 2020

ATMA Registration Starts

16th July, 2020

Last Date for Fee Payment

3rd August, 2020 till 12:00 PM

ATMA Registration Ends

4th August, 2020 @ 5 PM

ATMA Admit Card Release

6th August, 2020

ATMA Admit Cards Download

6th August, 2020

ATMA May Exam 2020

7th August, 2020 (between 2 PM to 5 PM)

Reporting Time at the test venue

1:00 PM

ATMA August 2020 Result

10th August, 2020

Before you apply for ATMA, go through some essential facts about ATMA 2020.

ATMA 2020 Important Facts

Name of Exam

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)

Conducting Body

Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

Exam Type

Postgraduate Entrance Exam

Exam Level



5 times a year

Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

3 hours

Number of Questions


Number of Sections


Question Type

Objective (MCQs)

Score Validity

One year

Number of Exam Centres

Around 30 cities across India

Official Website

Finally, go through the exam pattern and syllabus before you decide to take the exam.