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NEW DELHI - CMAT 2021 successfully held today, March 31, 2021, in two shifts. The CMAT exam 2021 was conducted at 153 centres across the country. CMAT shift 2 concluded at 6/6.30 pm. Compared to last year, the overall difficulty level has slightly increased this year. As per the CMAT exam analysis 2021 by the students of shift II, the overall difficulty level was easy to moderate just like shift 1. The quant and general knowledge sections were the toughest in shift 2 also. So far, NTA has not yet announced any CMAT result 2021 date. However, it is expected that the CMAT results will be out by the 1st or 2nd week of April 2021. Get all the CMAT exam analysis, CMAT result date, CMAT 2021 students reactions, CMAT answer keys, CMAT score vs percentile and minute-to-minute CMAT 2021 live updates direct from the exam centre on this page.
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As CMAT score vs CMAT percentile comparison, a CMAT 2021 score of 330-340 can turn into 99+ CMAT percentile. The expected CMAT cutoff is 99+ for top CMAT accepting colleges. Keep checking this page for CMAT exam live updates and latest CMAT news from the exam centre.
No date has been announced as of now by NTA. The result of CMAT exam 2021 is expected to be announced soon. The CMAT percentile will be determined out of 400 marks only. The 5th section, the CMAT score vs CMAT percentile of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section will only be considered for basic qualification and not included in the calculation of final CMAT results. Get all the CMAT 2021 latest news and live CMAT updates on this page.
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NTA is expected to announce the CMAT results soon. Based on the CMAT score 2021 and CMAT cutoff 2021, the B-schools accepting CMAT percentile will shortlist the candidates for the further selection rounds of the MBA admission 2021-23. The CMAT selection criteria and the process differs for every CMAT accepting colleges. However, generally, the CMAT selection rounds comprise group discussion, written ability test (WAT), and a personal interview. Candidates must also note that the final CMAT merit list will be prepared out of 400 marks only. The score of the optional section will not be taken into consideration for CMAT final results.
As per the CMAT exam analysis 2021 by IMS Learning, the overall difficulty level of the exam was higher as compared to CMAT 2020. The General Awareness section was challenging in both the CMAT 2021 slots and will become the decisive section and impact the overall percentile. Based on the feedback received from IMS candidates and experts, they expect the following percentiles against scores for CMAT 2021 (based on Slot 1 & 2).
Expected CMAT cutoff 2021 score and percentile by IMS Learning
Due to lockdown, night curfew, exam date clashes, and travelling issues, a lot of CMAT aspirants couldn't take the exam today. CMAT students even tried persuading National Test Agency (NTA) to reconsider the CMAT exam date 2021. Just after the announcement of CMAT dates, they took on Twitter, and #postponecmat was trending in no time. NTA is expected to release the statistics of CMAT 2021 registration and no. of students who appeared for this MBA entrance test today.
The below table suggests the no. of questions students must have attempted in CMAT 2021 with 90% accuracy to achieve the mentioned score and percentile.
Expected CMAT 2021 Score and Percentile Prediction
No. of total questions attempted with 90% accuracy
Expected CMAT 2021 Score
Expected CMAT 2021 Percentile
After the declaration of CMAT 2021 result, colleges accepting CMAT score will release their individual CMAT cutoff. Check CMAT 2021 expected cutoff of few premier B-schools.
CMAT cutoff 2020
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS CMAT cutoff)
CMAT cutoff of Goa Institute of Management, Goa
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
We School Mumbai CMAT cutoff
Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)
IFIM Business School, Bangalore
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
BIMTECH, Greater Noida
DY Patil School of Management, Pune
The CMAT exam 2021 was successfully held by NTA today. Candidates did not find any technical glitch in any shift inside the CMAT examination hall. CMAT 2021 was held in morning and forenoon sessions at 153 centres. As per CMAT 2021 analysis, the overall difficulty level was moderate. Check out this video to know all about the CMAT 2021 exam, CMAT analysis of shift 2, and post-exam students' reactions.
There is no official confirmation regarding CMAT 2021 result date. However, candidates can expect the declaration of CMAT 2021 result tentatively in the second week of April 2021. Those who will be able to secure 330+ score can get 99+ percentile. Before release of CMAT official answer key, candidates can use CMAT percentile predictor to estimate their CMAT score.
Aviral appeared for CMAT 2021 in the second shift and he says, "The overall CMAT exam was moderate. Logical Reasoning was the easiest one and General Awareness section was the toughest. The Language Comprehension was easy to moderate and Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation was a bit lengthy. I was prepared well and expecting 90 percentile in CMAT."
CMAT 2021 shift 2 concluded at 6/6.30 pm. Various renowned coaching institutes are expected to release the CMAT answer keys 2021 based on memory-based questions. The link to download the CMAT 2021 answer key for both shifts will be available here soon. Candidates can use these answer keys to match their responses and predict CMAT exam score. Keep checking this page for CMAT exam live updates and answer key downloading link.
In a comparison of CMAT score vs percentile, a raw score of 330-340 will convert to 99+ CMAT percentile. Check the name of CMAT accepting colleges which accept 99+ CMAT percentile.
Due to the vastness of the General Awareness topics, most of the candidates found this section the difficult one. Static gk questions were asked which were not around recent happenings. Apart from the CMAT Current Affairs section, many students found the quant section also a bit tricky.
CMAT 2021 exam was conduct on March 31. Check the detailed section wise analysis by Career Launcher.
|Section name||Number of questions||Maximum marks||Difficulty level|
|Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation||25||100||Easy to moderate|
|Logical Reasoning||25||100||Easy to moderate|
It has come in our knowledge from the students who appeared for CMAT 2021 (Shift 2) today that there is an error in one question under the Logical Reasoning section.
CMAT 2021 shift was concluded on March 31 at 6:00/6:30 PM. Check section wise number of good attempts in CMAT slot 2.
Number of good attempt
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Moderate to difficult
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
CMAT exam 2021 has successfully concluded. Check out these pictures from the CMAT exam centre.
Going by the CMAT analysis 2021 of shift 1, it is expected that the difficulty level of the shift 2 exam would have been on similar lines. CMAT exam analysis by students and experts will come in soon. Keep checking this page for CMAT 2021 live updates and latest news.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully concluded CMAT 2021 slot 2 at 6 pm. Students appearing for CMAT optional section are still taking the exam. For them, CMAT shift II will get over at 6.30 pm.
The second shift of CMAT 2021 is about to end. The second shift of CMAT 2021 was held in Computer Based (CBT) mode. The timing of CMAT 2021 second slot was 3:00 PM to 6:00/ 6:30 PM. There is an extra 30 minutes for those who are taking the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section.
More than 65,000 candidates appeared for the CMAT exam last year out of 74,486 registered candidates. CMAT entrance exam was conducted in 104 cities across the country at 245 test centres from 30 States and Union Territories.
The CMAT 2021 result date or the CMAT result 2021 itself will be unexpectedly announced just like CMAT exam date 2021. The CMAT results will be declared on the CMAT exam official website. The candidates must note that the news section - Innovation and Entrepreneurship will not be considered for determining the CMAT result 2021. The final CMAT score 2021 will be calculated out of 400 marks only.
As per CMAT exam analysis 2021, few changes have been noticed in the CMAT paper pattern of shift 1. The topics from which the questions were usually asked in CMAT changed this year. The difficulty level has raised for this MBA entrance exam. There were questions from algebra, permutations & combinations, functions, static GK. Also the number of RC questions in the VARC section increased to 14 this year as per CMAT analysis 2021.
Check section wise details CMAT analysis by IMS Learning.
|Section name||Number of questions||Marks per question||Maximum marks||Good attempt||Overall LOD|
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
|Logical Reasoning||25||4||100||21-23||Easy to moderate|
The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 is being conducted on 153 exam centres across the country. Candidates have 3.5 hours to solve all the five sections. After conclusion of CMAT 2021 shift 2 candidates will be able to check its analysis.
In the CMAT 2021 question paper of shift 1, there was one question in the language comprehension section, "One who is extremely fond of his wife?" and the students had to pick the right option. Uxorious was one of the options in the answers and is the right answer to this question. Uxorious meaning is 'having or showing a great or excessive fondness for one's wife'.
Students entry to CMAT exam hall is about to close and CMAT 2021 shift 2 is about to start. As per mentioned exam timing, CMAT 2021 shift 2 will be held from 3:00 PM to 6:00/6:30 PM. Those who have opted Innovation and Entrepreneurship they all will get 30 minutes extra to solve the entire section.
CMAT 2021 exam centre entrance gate to be close soon. At the time of entrance, one will have to go through the frisking process and their body temperature will be checked. Candidates need to maintain social distancing at the CMAT test centre all the time. Candidates need to fill their CMAT 2021 COVID 19 self declaration form and get it rectified with the CMAT exam invigilator.
Instruction on the CMAT admit card 2021 mentioned that candidates will be given a three-ply mask before entry and they will have to remove the mask worn by them from home and wear the fresh mask given to them at the test centre but this CMAT aspirant tweets about not receiving any mask at the test centre.
CMAT 2021 shift I concluded at 12/12.30 pm. As per CMAT analysis of the exam, the difficulty level was moderate. There were no technical glitches. Check out the CMAT students' reaction video to know how was the CMAT exam and all the CMAT live updates from the exam centre.
After successfully conducting CMAT shift I, NTA is now prepping up for CMAT exam shift II. CMAT 2021 session II to begin at 3 pm. Based on CMAT analysis 2021 by students for shift 1, the exam was moderately difficult. Gk was the toughest section. CMAT result 2021 to be announced soon. Candidates can use CMAT 2021 score for taking admission into CMAT accepting colleges.
Those who have appeared for the first shift of CMAT 2021, can check its section wise analysis by Gradeup in order to estimate your CMAT 2021 score.
CMAT 2021 shift 1 was conducted on March 31 at 12:00/ 12:30 PM. Check CMAT shift 1 sectional analysis
|Section name||Good attempt||Difficulty level|
|Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation||21+||Moderate|
|Logical Reasoning||21+||Easy to moderate|
|General Awareness||19+||Moderate to difficult|
|Innovation & Entrepreneurship||18+||Moderate|
Just focus on Gk section as it was the toughest as per the CMAT 2021 exam analysis by the students who took the exam in shift 1.
Candidates who appeared for CMAT shift 1 have termed the General Knowledge section quite tough as compared to last year. Majority of the questions asked were from Economics, Sports, Science, Personalities, Trade Awareness, Politics and Literature. They expect the sectional cutoff for this section to be on the lower side.
CMAT 2021 shift 1 is over now. The overall difficulty level of CMAT 2021 shift 1 question paper was moderate. CMAT 2021 Quant & DI section was bit time consuming. The total number of questions asked in CMAT question paper was 125 including "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" section.
CMAT Shift 1 has concluded and candidates termed the overall difficulty level of CMAT 2021 shift 1 as moderate.
As per one of the aspirants, Gaurav, “Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation section was a bit time consuming. The General Awareness section was also quite tough, if a candidate able to answer 13 to 18 questions can score good. The reasoning section was between easy to moderate difficulty level”.
Another candidate, Aarushi says- “The overall difficulty level of CMAT 2021 was easy to moderate. In the Language Comprehension section most of the questions asked from Synonym and Antonym and English Grammar. In the QA section, the weightage of probability was high as compared to last year. I am expecting more than 85 percentile in CMAT.
CMAT 2021 shift 1 concludes. Students coming outside the exam centre.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has concluded the CMAT 2021 shift 1 exam today at 12:00 PM. Those who had opted for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship section are still inside the exam hall and they will come out at 12:30 PM.
NTA CMAT 2021 session 1 is about to conclude. Soon students will start coming out. Keep a check on this page to know how was the CMAT exam 2021 of shift 1, what all questions were asked in CMAT 2021, difficulty level, CMAT paper pattern, and all about CMAT 2021 question paper.
This year, a change was made to the CMAT exam pattern 2021. NTA introduced a new section titled Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This section is optional and carries 25 questions of 4 marks each. Check some important topics to crack CMAT 2021 Innovation and Entrepreneurship section.
CMAT GK questions are expected to be asked from these current affairs for CMAT 2021 topics. Prepare these to crack CMAT 2021. Attempting 18 to 21 questions with an accuracy of 90 percent can help you achieve a good score in CMAT gk section. Check some important topics for CMAT 2021 Current Affairs section (General knowledge and Current Affairs).
Check out this video for CMAT 2021 pre-exam students' reaction, their preparation and exam-taking strategy, and arrangements at the exam centre.
No candidate will be allowed to enter the CMAT exam centre and sit for the CMAT 2021 test if he/she will fail to produce the CMAT 2021 admit card for verification purposes. Download the NTA CMAT admit card 2021 from the official CMAT website, cmat.nta.ac.in by entering your CMAT application number and date of birth.
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The candidates who are going to appear in the second shift of CMAT exam 2021 can check section-wise important topics for NTA CMAT 2021 in the table below.
CMAT paper pattern 2021
CMAT 2021 Important topics
Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series and Ranking Tests
Economics, Sports, Science, Personalities, Trade Awareness, Politics and Literature
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Profit & Loss, Time-Speed-Distance, Fraction and Decimals, Mensuration, Averages and Partnership
Synonyms and Antonyms, Paragraph Completion, English Grammar and Reading Comprehension
As soon as CMAT 2021 shift 1 concludes, link to download the CMAT exam answer key of shift 1 will be available here on this page. Candidates can download the answer key of CMAT exam and match their responses and predict their estimated CMAT score. Keep checking this page for the direct link to download CMAT 2021 answer key and CMAT exam live updates.
Here are some of the best CMAT colleges accepting scores and percentile of CMAT 2021.
Shift 1 of NTA CMAT exam 2021 has started. The exam started at 9 am today. CMAT 2021 shift 1 will be of 3.5 hours. This morning shift of CMAT NTA exam will conclude at 12 pm. Keep checking this page for CMAT 2021 live updates, student's reaction, CMAT exam analysis, answer keys and more here.
Here is the expected section-wise CMAT exam 2021 slot 1 difficulty level.
CMAT exam pattern: Section name
Moderate to Difficult
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Easy to Moderate
Moderate to Difficult
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)
Easy to Moderate
CMAT 2021 exam centre entry gate closed now.
CMAT question paper 2021 will consist a total of 125, negative marking scheme is applicable in CMAT exam. Check the marking scheme for CMAT 2021.
At the entry gate of NTA CMAT test centre, guards are checking candidates' CMAT exam admit card, self-declaration undertaking, and body temperature using Thermogun.
CMAT 2021 aspirants appearing for the morning shift at 9 am have started to reach the exam centre.
As per the revised exam pattern of CMAT 2021, there will be a total of five sections. Check the detailed CMAT exam pattern.
Number of questions
Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)
On the day of the CMAT exam, candidates need to bring a printed copy of CMAT admit card along with one valid photo ID proof.
Report to the CMAT exam centre as per mentioned timings in the CMAT admit card.
Do not carry any prohibited item to the CMAT exam hall.
Read all the instructions carefully which are mentioned on the CMAT admit card.
NTA has issued certain guidelines pertaining to COVID 10 which one need to follow on the day of examination.
Candidates need to fill the COVID 19 self declaration form which is attached with the CMAT admit card.
As per CMAT COVID 19 guidelines, one needs to maintain social distancing all the time at CMAT exam centre.
Candidates must keep their hands sanitized and the same will be provided at the CMAT exam centre.
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge in cases, candidates are required to state their health and travelling status of the last 14 days in a CMAT 2021 self-declaration undertaking given on the admit card. Candidates have to print the admit card in black and white, fill the details in the CMAT 2021 self-declaration, and carry it to the exam centre.
Candidates need to carry a printed copy of the CMAT 2021 admit card along with one valid and original photo ID proof such as PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhar Card (with photo)/ Ration Card for seeking entry into the test centre.
Following items are prohibited to carry inside the CMAT test centre.
CMAT 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on today i.e. March 31. The CMAT 2021 exam will be held on two shifts.
CMAT 2021 shift 1 timing- 9:00 AM to 12/12:30 PM
CMAT 2021 shift 2 timing- 3:00 PM to 3/3:30 PM
Note - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM is for Innovation and Entrepreneurship section.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the CMAT exam today in two shifts, morning and forenoon. NTA annually conducts the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) to offer admission into MBA/ PGDM programmes. Earlier, CMAT 2021 exam date was February 22/ 27. Due to the addition of an additional section titled as “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” the same has been rescheduled.
CMAT 2021 exam date: March 31, 2021
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