CMAT results 2021: CMAT score vs percentile; How to calculate CMAT percentile?

NTA will announce the CMAT result 2021 soon. Know CMAT scores vs percentile to estimate MBA/ PGDM admission chances.

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Sundararajan | Apr 9, 2021 - 11:50 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted the CMAT 2021 on March 31. The CMAT exam result 2021 is expected to be announced tentatively on April 10, on the NTA CMAT official website - Candidates can check their CMAT 2021 results by entering the application number and date of birth. NTA has released the CMAT answer key 2021 to calculate the CMAT score and estimate overall and section-wise CMAT 2021 percentile.

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The CMAT 2021 cutoff of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores remains between 95 to 99+ percentile. CMAT cutoffs are the minimum score/percentile required to be shortlisted for the further selections rounds of the colleges. The selection criteria and process vary for CMAT accepting colleges, however, the selection process usually comprises a written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD), and personal interview (PI). To enroll in MBA courses offered by colleges that accept CMAT scores, candidates must individually clear the CMAT 2021 cut-off percentile and the selection rounds.

CMAT results: CMAT 2021 score vs percentile

Now that you have the CMAT 2021 score, you need to take the following steps to reach your percentile and finalize your best management institution for 2021 admission.

  • Download CMAT 2021 answer keys and calculate your score with a CMAT scoring pattern of +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each wrong answer.

  • Check your CMAT percentile with your score as given below.

  • Shortlist the best PGDM/ MBA institute/ colleges in your expected percentile range.

  • Apply for admission immediately as applications close soon.

How to calculate CMAT score and percentile?

Check the approximate CMAT score and the percentile in the table that is given below and also the process of calculating the CMAT score vs percentile.




Questions answered



Correct answers



Wrong answers



Marks for correct answers

75*4= 300

80*4= 320

Marks for wrong answers

25*1= 25

8*1= 8

CMAT score

300-25= 275

320-8= 312

The CMAT percentile score denotes the percentage of students that have scored equal to or below that particular CMAT percentile in the examination. So the one who gets the highest score in each session will get 100 of the same CMAT percentile, which is desirable. The marks secured in between the lowest and highest scores are also converted to appropriate CMAT percentiles.

Now let’s take an example and understand how the CMAT percentile is calculated?

Total Percentile (TP1) = 100 x (Number of candidates appeared from the session with raw score EQUAL TO or LESS than T1 score/ Total No. of candidates appeared in the session)

Suppose, 10000 students has appeared in CMAT 2021 and a students will secure 5th rank, His/ her CMAT percentile will be calculated as below:

  • P = 10000-5/10000*100

Hence his/ her CMAT percentile 2021 will be 99.95.

CMAT score vs percentile - Expected top range

CMAT Score range (out of 400 maximum marks)

CMAT Percentile













Below 116

Below 51

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