CMAT 2021 answer key: Object window closes today; How to challenge, calculate percentile

The last date to challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key is today. Check details on CMAT question paper, CMAT 2021 result date, and how to calculate percentile.

CMAT 2021 answer key: Object window closes today; How to challenge, calculate percentile
Divyosha Banda | Apr 5, 2021 - 3:44 p.m. IST
Share Via

NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CMAT 2021 answer key in online mode on April 3. Along with the answer key of CMAT 2021, the NTA also released the CMAT 2021 question paper and CMAT response sheet 2021. Candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021 can challenge the answer key till 5 pm today, April 5, 2021. Candidates can also download the CMAT 2021 answer key by entering their login credentials. After the CMAT exam answer key challenge window is closed, the authorities will release a final answer key of CMAT 2021 along with the CMAT result. The result of CMAT 2021 is expected to be announced in the first or second week of April.

UPDATE: MBA/PGDM applications Open:  Great Lakes Institute of Management APPLY Online.

CMAT 2021 was held on March 31, 2021, in two shifts at 153 exam centres across the country. As per CMAT exam analysis 2021 by experts and students, the exam was slightly difficult compared to last year. Moreover, in shift 2 of CMAT 2021, one question in the language and reading comprehension section was incorrect.

Official CMAT 2021 answer key and response sheet

CMAT 2021 answer key mentions the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. On the other hand, CMAT 2021 response sheet has recorded the responses of the candidates. Candidates can download both the answer key and response sheet from the official NTA CMAT website - cmat.nta.nic.in - and use them both to calculate CMAT 2021 percentile.

How to download the CMAT 2021 answer key and response sheet?

Check the steps below to download the CMAT 2021 answer key from the official website of the CMAT exam.

Step 1 - Visit the official website or click here

Step 2 - Enter the login credentials: registration number and password or date of birth

Step 3 - Enter the security pin

Step 4 - The screen will now display two options:

  • Click to challenge answer key

  • View question paper

Step 5 - Click on the ‘Click to challenge answer key’ tab

Step 6 - Then, the screen will display the CMAT 2021 answer key

Step 7 - Match or verify the responses

Challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key

The candidates can raise objections against the answers displayed in the CMAT 2021 answer key if they believe it is incorrect. Candidates will have to pay Rs 1,000 (for each question) when challenging the CMAT exam answer key. The CMAT answer key object window is open till 5 pm today, April 5. However, the payment of the processing fee may be made through debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ Paytm up to 11:50 pm today. Candidates must note that no challenge will be entertained without receipt of the processing fee.

How to challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key?

To challenge the CMAT exam answer keys, candidates have to:

Step 1 - Mark the option claiming that it is correct

Step 2 - Then, click on the ‘Save your claims’ option

Step 3 - A new window will open, wherein, candidates have to justify their claim by uploading the document in support

Step 4 - Click on the ‘Save claim and pay the fee’ tab

Step 5 - Pay the fee of Rs 1,000 per question in online mode. Candidates can pay the fee through debit card, credit card, net banking, or Paytm.

CMAT 2021 result date

The NTA has not yet announced the result date of CMAT 2021 but it has been observed that the CMAT result is declared within a day or two after the last date of objection window is closed. Last year, the CMAT result was announced two days after the date of submission of challenges against the answer key. Therefore, going by last year trend, CMAT 2021 result date is expected to be April 7 or April 8, 2021.

The CMAT result 2021 will be announced in the form of a CMAT merit list and scorecard. The scores of the new section, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will not be taken into consideration for the calculation of the final CMAT result percentile. CMAT 2021 result scores will be calculated out of 400 marks.

Calculation of CMAT 2021 percentile

The CMAT exam was conducted in 2 shifts on March 31. Hence, the raw scores will be converted into the percentile (NTA) scores.

Firstly, NTA will calculate the raw scores by using the marking scheme of the exam. After which, the raw score will be converted into a percentile score. The NTA score/ percentile score is calculated using this formula:

100 X {(No. of candidates appeared from the session with a raw score equal to less than the score) ÷ (Total number of candidates appeared in the session)}.

The final CMAT 2021 score will be calculated out of 400 marks. The qualifying candidates will get admission into the AICTE-approved institutes participating in the CMAT exam.

Steps to download the CMAT 2021 question paper

To download the question paper of CMAT 2021, candidates have to follow the steps that are given below:

Step 1 - Visit the official website or click here

Step 2 - Now, click on the ‘View Question Paper’ tab

Step 3 - Enter the login credentials:

Application number and date of birth

or

Application number or password

Step 4 - The screen will display the CMAT 2021 application form

Step 5 - Scroll down to the end of the page and click on the ‘View Question Paper’ tab

Step 6 - CMAT 2021 question paper along with the candidate responses will be downloaded in PDF format

Step 7 - Save the question paper and responses of CMAT 2020 for future references

More than 1000 AICTE approved colleges and universities across the country will be accepting CMAT exam scores for admission to postgraduate management courses.

Write to us at news@careers360.com.

Back to top