CMAT 2021 LIVE Updates: Exam Analysis (OUT), Answer Key, Paper Pattern, Marks vs Percentile

NTA has conducted the CMAT 2021 exam today in two shifts. Difficulty level of CMAT exam 2021 was moderate. Get CMAT 2021 live updates, student reactions, CMAT analysis, expected cutoff, and link to download CMAT answer keys here.

CMAT 2021 LIVE Updates: Exam Analysis (OUT), Answer Key, Paper Pattern, Marks vs Percentile CMAT 2021 Exam
Himanshu Shekhar | Mar 31, 2021 - 10:04 p.m. IST
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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.

CMAT 2021 Live Updates

  • CMAT 2021 exam date: March 31, 2021
  • CMAT Analysis 2021 Shift 1: Exam was difficult
  • Most difficult sections in CMAT 2021 Shift 1: Quant and GK
  • Mode of CMAT exam 2021: Computer-based-test (CBT)
  • CMAT exam 2021 conducting authority: National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • CMAT 2021 exam timing shift 1: 9 am to 12/12:30 pm
  • CMAT exam time of shift 2: 3 pm to 6/6:30 pm
  • NTA CMAT 2021 answer keys (both shifts): To be available on completion of each shift
  • Link to download answer key of CMAT 2021: To be available soon
  • CMAT official website-
  • NTA official website:

CMAT Exam Analysis 2021: CMAT Exam Pattern and Key Highlights

  • The overall difficulty level of CMAT exam was difficult compared to last year as per the CMAT exam analysis received from students and experts.
  • Most of the students found one question in the Logical Reasoning (LR) section wrong in the shift 2 of CMAT exam 2021.
  • General Awareness (GK) and quant sections were the toughest with more questions on Static GK, Education system, New Education policy and others. Questions in the shift 2 were asked from the recent events or happenings.
  • This year, there were 14 Reading comprehension questions as told by experts and students in the analysis of CMAT 2021 exam.
  • Quant section had more questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, P&C, Probability, Functions, Geometry and Mensuration.
  • As per CMAT exam analysis 2021, Logical Reasoning was easier.
  • Questions in the new section, Innovation & Entrepreneurship were asked on recent innovations, initiatives taken by Govt to boost Entrepreneurship
  • CMAT 2021 question paper had 25 questions each from 5 sections - Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional).
  • CMAT 2021 exam has negative marking of -1 for every incorrect answer.

CMAT Result Date 2021

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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CMAT 2021 exam held today, March 31, 2021, by NTA in two sessions. Get student reactions, CMAT analysis, CMAT 2021 question paper, CMAT exam answer keys, CMAT 2021 expected cutoff, and CMAT 2021 latest news directly from the CMAT exam centres here.

March 31, 2021 | 10:04 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Selection of students for MBA admission 2021-23

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.

March 31, 2021 | 09:34 PM IST

CMAT Exam 2021: Highlights of the day

  • CMAT examinees were not given a 3-ply mask at various test centres as mentioned in the CMAT admit card.
  • Candidates were asked to remove belts, earrings, and hair clips.
  • A photograph was taken by the officials at the registration desk.
  • The difficulty level of CMAT exam today was moderate.
  • As per the CMAT exam analysis, shift 2 exam was slightly easy compared to shift 1 of CMAT 2021.
  • In the second shift of CMAT 2021, one question was wrong in the Language comprehension section. 
  • No technical issues were faced by the examinees.
  • Difficult sections were General Awareness (GK) and Quantitative techniques section.
  • Reading comprehension questions increased to 14 this year. 
March 31, 2021 | 09:08 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Exam Analysis by IMS Learning

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



300 +








March 31, 2021 | 08:43 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Many students missed the exam today

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.

March 31, 2021 | 08:22 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Good attempts and score/percentile target

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










March 31, 2021 | 08:07 PM IST

CMAT Colleges: Expected CMAT cutoff

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.

Institute name

CMAT cutoff 2020

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS CMAT cutoff)

99.99 percentile

CMAT cutoff of Goa Institute of Management, Goa

99.8 percentile

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai

99.20 percentile

We School Mumbai CMAT cutoff

99.06 percentile

Pune University Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA DMS)

96.42 percentile

IFIM Business School, Bangalore

85 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

82 percentile

BIMTECH, Greater Noida

75 percentile

BIT, Mesra

75 percentile

DY Patil School of Management, Pune

75 percentile

March 31, 2021 | 07:57 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Exam analysis and post-exam students reactions of shift 2

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.

March 31, 2021 | 07:50 PM IST

CMAT result date 2021

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.

March 31, 2021 | 07:23 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Students reaction on Shift 2 exam

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."

March 31, 2021 | 07:18 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Answer key to be released soon

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. 

March 31, 2021 | 07:06 PM IST

CMAT 2021 Live Update: CMAT score vs percentile

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.

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
  • We School Mumbai
March 31, 2021 | 06:52 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Difficult section of shift 2

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.

March 31, 2021 | 06:47 PM IST

CMAT 2021 analysis by Career Launcher

CMAT 2021 exam was conduct on March 31. Check the detailed section wise analysis by Career Launcher.

Section nameNumber of questionsMaximum marksDifficulty level
Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation25100Easy to moderate
Logical Reasoning25100Easy to moderate
Language Comprehension25100Easy
General Awareness25100Moderate
March 31, 2021 | 06:41 PM IST

CMAT 2021 (Shift 2) analysis highlights

  • As per few candidates, one question in Logical Reasoning (LR) section was wrong.
  • In Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation (QA & DI) section, most of the questions are asked from algebra.
  • None of the questions asked in GK section around the recent events.
  • Logical Reasoning (LR) was the easiest one and easily doable.

CMAT 2021 successfully conducted- Check analysis

March 31, 2021 | 06:36 PM IST

CMAT 2021: One questions was wrong in LR section

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.

March 31, 2021 | 06:29 PM IST

CMAT Analysis 2021 for shift 2

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.

Section name

Number of good attempt

Difficulty level

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation



Logical Reasoning



General Awareness


Moderate to difficult

Language Comprehension



Innovation & Entrepreneurship



March 31, 2021 | 06:25 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Students have started to come out

CMAT exam 2021 has successfully concluded. Check out these pictures from the CMAT exam centre.

March 31, 2021 | 06:13 PM IST

CMAT Exam Analysis 2021 for Shift 2

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.

March 31, 2021 | 06:02 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Slot 2 concluded of CMAT exam

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.

March 31, 2021 | 05:27 PM IST

CMAT 2021- Second shift to conclude soon

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.

March 31, 2021 | 04:58 PM IST

CMAT Exam Statistics: Last year

 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. 

March 31, 2021 | 04:33 PM IST

CMAT exam 2021: CMAT merit list to be prepared out of 400 marks

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.

March 31, 2021 | 04:19 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Changes noticed in paper pattern

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.

March 31, 2021 | 03:29 PM IST

CMAT analysis 2021 for shift 1 by IMS Learning

Check section wise details CMAT analysis by IMS Learning. 

Section nameNumber of questionsMarks per questionMaximum marksGood attemptOverall LOD

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Logical Reasoning
25410021-23Easy to moderate
Language Comprehension
General Awareness2541009-11Difficult
March 31, 2021 | 03:03 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Shift 2 begins

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.

CMAT 2021 exam shift 2 begins

March 31, 2021 | 02:58 PM IST

CMAT Analysis 2021: Uxorious meaning

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'.

March 31, 2021 | 02:52 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Shift 2 about to start

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.

March 31, 2021 | 02:43 PM IST

CMAT 2021 Live Updates: Entry for shift II to close soon

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. 

March 31, 2021 | 02:27 PM IST

CMAT 2021: No mask given to candidates at CMAT exam centre

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.

March 31, 2021 | 02:14 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Post-exam students reaction of Shift 1

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.

March 31, 2021 | 01:59 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Second shift of CMAT exam to begin at 3 pm

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.

CMAT 2021: Shift 2 to begin soon

March 31, 2021 | 01:12 PM IST

Check CMAT analysis 2021 of 1st shift by Gradeup

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.

March 31, 2021 | 12:56 PM IST

CMAT analysis for shift 1

CMAT 2021 shift 1 was conducted on March 31 at 12:00/ 12:30 PM. Check CMAT shift 1 sectional analysis

Section nameGood attemptDifficulty level
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
21+Easy to moderate
General Awareness
19+Moderate to difficult
Language Comprehension
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

NTA CMAT 2021 exam concluded (Check exam analysis)

March 31, 2021 | 12:30 PM IST

CMAT 2021 Preparation: Last-minute suggestions for Shift II examines

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.

  • Concentrate on revising concepts and formulae.
  • Stay away from analyzing or taking CMAT mock tests now.
  • Scroll through the whole section before attempting it and quickly do a rough calculation of how many questions you know and can answer accurately.
  • Carefully read the comprehension section by spending good 5 minutes and then start attempting its questions.
  • While attempting CMAT 2021, skip questions you are not sure of and focus on accuracy.
    Keep an eye on the clock and manage your time well.
March 31, 2021 | 12:26 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Most difficult section

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.

March 31, 2021 | 12:18 PM IST

CMAT 2021 Question Paper- Shift 1 analysis

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.

March 31, 2021 | 12:15 PM IST

CMAT 2021- Shift 1 concluded, check student reaction

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.

March 31, 2021 | 12:10 PM IST

CMAT 2021 Shift 1: Pictures from exam centre

CMAT 2021 shift 1 concludes. Students coming outside the exam centre.

March 31, 2021 | 12:04 PM IST

CMAT 2021: Shift 1 concludes and students started to come out

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.

March 31, 2021 | 11:53 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Shift 1 about to end

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.

March 31, 2021 | 11:28 AM IST

CMAT 2021 New Section: Important topics for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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. 

  • Concepts of Innovation Management Terminology
  • Creativity and its stimulation
  • Product portfolio
  • Financial laws
  • The Entrepreneurial development
  • Project management
  • Creating Entrepreneurial venture
  • Success stories of Entrepreneurs
March 31, 2021 | 10:53 AM IST

Current affairs for CMAT 2021: Important topics for CMAT Gk 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).

  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Political System & Constitution
  • Business & Corporate News
  • People in News
  • Sports
  • Companies and Brands
  • Miscellaneous
March 31, 2021 | 10:33 AM IST

CMAT 2021 Latest News: Pre-exam students reaction

Check out this video for CMAT 2021 pre-exam students' reaction, their preparation and exam-taking strategy, and arrangements at the exam centre.

March 31, 2021 | 10:32 AM IST

CMAT admit card 2021 download link at

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, by entering your CMAT application number and date of birth.

Link to download CMAT 2021 admit card: Click here

March 31, 2021 | 10:18 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Does CMAT have negative marking?

  • Yes, there is CMAT negative marking of -1 for every incorrect answer.
  • Questions in CMAT 2021 question paper: 125
  • CMAT 2021 total marks: 500
  • CMAT negative marking 2021; -1 for every wrong answer
  • CMAT 2021 marking: +4 for every correct answer
March 31, 2021 | 10:04 AM IST

CMAT exam pattern 2021: Section-wise important topics

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

Logical Reasoning

Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Matrix Arrangements, Number Series and Ranking Tests

General Awareness

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

Language Comprehension

Synonyms and Antonyms, Paragraph Completion, English Grammar and Reading Comprehension

March 31, 2021 | 09:42 AM IST

CMAT 2021 answer key for shift 1 to be available soon

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.

March 31, 2021 | 09:32 AM IST

Top B-schools accepting CMAT 2021 scores

Here are some of the best CMAT colleges accepting scores and percentile of CMAT 2021.

  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • Sydenham 
  • KJ Somaiya 
  • Welingkar Institute Of Management
  • GOA Institute of Management 
  • Great Lakes, Chennai
  • NIBM
March 31, 2021 | 09:01 AM IST

CMAT exam date 2021: Shift 1 begins

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.

CMAT 2021 exam shift 1 begins

March 31, 2021 | 08:50 AM IST

NTA CMAT 2021: Expected difficulty level for Slot 1

Here is the expected section-wise CMAT exam 2021 slot 1 difficulty level. 

CMAT exam pattern: Section name

Difficulty level

Logical Reasoning

Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

Easy to Moderate

General Awareness

Moderate to Difficult

Language Comprehension


Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Optional)



Easy to Moderate

March 31, 2021 | 08:47 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Entry gates closed at exam centre

CMAT 2021 exam centre entry gate closed now.

March 31, 2021 | 08:46 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Marking scheme

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.

  • For every correct response +4 marks will be awarded.
  • For every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted
March 31, 2021 | 08:34 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Gates open and students frisked and checked as per COVID-19 norms

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: CMAT exam today

March 31, 2021 | 08:25 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Students reach exam centre for the morning shift

CMAT 2021 aspirants appearing for the morning shift at 9 am have started to reach the exam centre.

March 31, 2021 | 08:24 AM IST

CMAT 2021 Paper Pattern

As per the revised exam pattern of CMAT 2021, there will be a total of five sections. Check the detailed CMAT exam pattern.

Section name

Number of questions


Quantitative techniques and data interpretation



Logical reasoning



General awareness



Language comprehension



Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)



March 31, 2021 | 08:22 AM IST

CMAT 2021 Exam Day Instructions

  • 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.

March 31, 2021 | 08:16 AM IST

CMAT 2021 COVID 19 guidelines

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.

March 31, 2021 | 08:09 AM IST

CMAT 2021: Fill and carry self-declaration undertaking

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.

March 31, 2021 | 07:46 AM IST

Carry CMAT 2021 admit card along with ID proof

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.

  • Handbag/ Purse
  • Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil Box
  • Paper/ Stationery
  • Eatables and Water (loose or packed
  • Textual Material
  • Mobile Phone/ Electronics
  • Watch
  • Other personal belongings
March 31, 2021 | 07:25 AM IST

CMAT 2021 exam timings

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.

March 31, 2021 | 07:11 AM IST

CMAT 2021 exam today

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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