CMAT 2021 result date: Know expected cutoff and last date to apply for CMAT colleges admission

NTA will soon declare the CMAT 2021 result date along with the final CMAT answer key and all India merit list. Checkout CMAT score calculation, cutoffs and more.

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Prerna Goel | Apr 5, 2021 - 6:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting body of CMAT 2021, is all set to declare the CMAT 2021 result soon. Candidates who took CMAT 2021 exam on March 31 can download their CMAT result cum scorecard using their login credentials. Last year, CMAT 2020 was held on January 28 and the result for the same was declared within seven days. Considering the previous year’s trends, the CMAT 2021 result is likely to be released on April 10.

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

As per the CMAT 2021 exam analysis by various coaching institutes and experts, the exam was of moderate to difficult level. However, several students found the CMAT exam difficult. This is based on the fact that many aspirants stopped preparing in the last two months due to the postponement of CMAT 2021 exam multiple times.

CMAT result dates: Previous years’ trends


CMAT exam date

CMAT result date


March 31

To be announced


January 28

February 4, 2020


January 28

February 6, 2019


January 20

February 15, 2018

CMAT 2021 result: How to check?

The CMAT result 2021 can be downloaded from the official website of the NTA. Given below are the steps to download the CMAT scorecard cum result:

  • Log on to CMAT official website -

  • Click on the “View CMAT 2021 scorecard” tab

  • Enter the CMAT 2021 login credentials (application number and password or date of birth)

  • Click on the “Submit” button.

  • Download CMAT 2021 scorecard and keep it for future reference

Previous NTA CMAT 2021 dates

Date of NTA Notifications

CMAT admit cards release date

CMAT exam dates

CMAT answer key date

CMAT 2021 result date

December 23, 2020

No date announced

February 22/ 27, 2021


February 6, 2021

No date announced

No details on exam date



February 12, 2021

No date announced

Exam date postponed to “Last Week/ Early April 2021”



As per reports doing rounds


Exam date: May 8, 2021 Result date: July 22, 2021




*to be declared

*to be declared



March 22, 2021

March 24, 2021

March 31, 2021



April 03, 2021



CMAT Answer Key: April 03, 2021

Last date to challenge CMAT 2021 answer key: April 05, 2021 (till 5:00 pm)

No mention of CMAt result date in notification

CMAT 2021: Percentile cutoff calculation

The NTA will determine the CMAT percentile out of 400 marks based on the options exercised by candidates. Whether a candidate has opted for the fifth section or not, namely ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, the final CMAT percentile cutoff is calculated out of 400 marks while the last section is to remain as the qualifying one.

Formula to calculate CMAT 2021 percentile

Percentile P = 100 x Number of candidates appeared in the examination with raw marks equal to or less than the candidate/ Total number of candidates appeared.
For example, if about 10,000 candidates appeared in CMAT and a candidate scored the highest marks (350/400). Since they have scored the highest in the exam, their rank will be number 1 and the CMAT percentile score will be: 100 x 9999/10,000= 99.99

CMAT rank can also be calculated with the below-given formula:

10,000 - 1/10,000 x 100 = 99.99.

CMAT Score vs Percentile 2021: Expected Range

The NTA has already released the CMAT 2021 answer key giving the opportunity to candidates to calculate their CMAT 2021 score and arrive at the CMAT 2021 percentile overall and section-wise. The expected CMAT score range that would be able to arrive at the respective percentile for MBA admission is as mentioned below:

CMAT score range out of 400 marks

Expected CMAT score in percentile range


99.95 +


99.9 +


95 +


90 +


81 to 89 +

CMAT score accepting colleges: Applications open

Most of the top-level CMAT accepting colleges have closed their application process. However, there are some colleges where candidates can still apply till the closing date. Check the list below:

CMAT score accepting college

Expected CMAT cutoff 2021

Last date to apply


85 %ile+

April 20, 2021


85 %ile+


NIA Pune

80 %ile+

April 15, 2021

N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research

85 %ile+

April 30, 2021

SIES Mumbai

85 %ile+

April 15, 2021

IFMR Chennai

85 %ile+

April 14, 2021

About CMAT

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to management programmes/ courses. It is a computer-based online test that aims to evaluate a candidate's ability through an objective type test. More than 1,000 management institutes/ colleges in India consider CMAT score for MBA admission.

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