The members of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) have for long felt the need for a high quality test, the scores of which can be used in their admission process, as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post-graduate management programmes. In response to this need, AIMS offers the AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA), as a credible, comprehensive and single-window test for admissions to different postgraduate management programmes. The administration and scoring is professionally done. ATMA scores supplied are highly dependable indicators of the candidate’s suitability for management education and career. The candidates will be supplied with the percentile scores in verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, analyzing and synthesizing ability.

ATMA has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India for admission on All India Basis to the MBA / PGDM and other Postgraduate Programmes like MCA depending on the regulations of the respective universities.

The first Test was conducted on Sunday, February 20, 2000

ATMA is a high quality test, the scores of which can be used in the admission process, as a reliable predictor of academic performance in post graduate management programmes, including functional, sectoral and computer management programmes offered by various institutes/universities. ATMA seeks to become the benchmark test in the world of management education. It is focussed on the student. ATMA does not require any specific prior knowledge of business or other subject areas nor does it seek to measure achievement in any particular subject area. The test is designed to assess the aptitude of the student for higher management education and primarily consists of sections on verbal skills, quantitative skills, and analytical reasoning. Questions are of the objective type. ATMA makes the process of applying, registration, payments, grade cards and selection of center simpler and more efficient. Similarly, for Management Institutes, it makes the processes involved in admissions, including access to scores of students simpler and efficient.

ATMA Governance Process

ATMA Committee, comprising eminent academics and administrators, design, supervise and guide ATMA. The First Chairman of ATMA committee was (late) Prof.Ramaswamy P Aiyar (former Director IIMC), followed by Padamshree Fr. R D’ Souza (former Director XLRI, Goa Institute of Management) till early 2011. Prof (Dr) Prabir Pal ( former President, AIMS and Director, RCM, Bhubaneswar) and Prof (Dr) Rakesh Khurana (former President, AIMS and present Chairman, Knowlege Network India Pvt Ltd) were Acting Chairmen during January – August, 2011.

Currently, Dr Apoorva Palkar (Director, Sinhghad Institute of Management and Computer Applications) is the Chairperson, ATMA Committee.


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