CMAT Result 2022: How to Calculate CMAT Percentile & More

  • By Sneha Dasgupta
  • 25 June 2021
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CMAT Result Highlights

CMAT result 2022 will be declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) tentatively in the first week of February. The CMAT result along with your scorecard will be available on the official website which you can download by using your login ID.

After the declaration of the CMAT 2022 result, the NTA will release a merit list of successful candidates following which MBA admissions based on CMAT will start soon after.

The CMAT result score is accepted for admission to 1,000+ B-Schools in India. If you qualify for the CMAT exam of 2022, you can apply to those MBA colleges and seek admission into the post-graduate Management course of your choice. The admission is based on the CMAT score/cut-off, followed by a Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI).

Below is a comprehensive list of expected dates with regards to the CMAT exam:

CMAT Result Dates

CMAT 2022 Registration Beginning Date First Week of November 2021
Registration Last Date Last Week of December 2021
CMAT 2022 Exam Last Week of January 2022
CMAT Answer Key Release First Week of February 2022
CMAT 2021 Result Announcement First Week of February 2022

How to check CMAT result 2022?

You can download the CMAT result 2022 from the official website of NTA. Given below are the steps to help you download your CMAT exam result:

  1. Log on to CMAT official website.
  2. Click on the 'CMAT 2022 NTA scorecard' tab.
  3. Enter your CMAT 2022 login credentials (application number and password or date of birth).
  4. Click on 'Submit'.
  5. Download your CMAT scorecard and save it on your desktop.

Details mentioned on CMAT scorecard

The following are the details mentioned in your CMAT result scorecard:

  • Your name and roll number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your category and gender
  • Your guardian's name
  • CMAT registration number
  • CMAT score (sectional)
  • CMAT score (overall)
  • CMAT percentile (sectional)
  • CMAT percentile (overall)
  • Qualifying status
  • Your contact details

How is CMAT Percentile Calculated?

The CMAT percentile score is calculated on the basis of the rank of a candidate and the total number of candidates who appeared in the exam. Here is the formula for calculating your CMAT percentile prescribed by NTA:

How to calculate CMAT Result

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 you scored the highest marks (350/400). Since you have scored the highest in the exam, your rank will be 1, and your CMAT percentile score will be: 100 x 9999/10,000= 99.99.

CMAT Marking Scheme

According to the CMAT exam pattern, the marking scheme is as follows:

  • For each correct answer, you will be awarded four marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.
  • For each unanswered question, no mark will be allotted.
  • Your total CMAT marks will be calculated by totalling the marks gained or lost in each question.

The all India rank and merit list of CMAT is arrived upon on the basis of the overall CMAT result. In case, the CMAT scores of more than one candidates are the same, the ranking is done on the basis of sectional scores in the following order:

1. Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation

2. Logical Reasoning

3. Language Comprehension

4. General Awareness

CMAT Cut-Off

Here are the estimated CMAT cut-off percentiles for 2021 admission. These are solely for reference purpose as the actual CMAT cut offs may be higher:

JBIMS, Mumbai 99.9+
Goa Institute of Management 95-99
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management 95-99
SIMSREE, Mumbai 99+
Great Lakes Institute of Management 95-99
IPE Hyderabad 90-95
University of Pune, Dept. of Management Sciences 95-99
Wellingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai 85
Wellingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore 80
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management 85
IFIM, Bangalore 85
IFMR, Chennai 85
NIBM, Pune 85
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management 85
IMT Hyderabad 80
IMT Nagpur 80
XISS Ranchi 80
ITM Navi Mumbai 80
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 85

 Factors determining CMAT cutoff

CMAT cut-offs at different institutes vary every year. The institutes release cutoffs after the results are declared. In general, the following factors determine CMAT cut-offs:

  • Total number of seats in participating institutes
  • The difficulty level of the question paper
  • Total number of applicants
  • Total number of applicants who qualified in the exam

CMAT Result Analysis

In the CMAT exam of 2021, the exam paper pattern was updated, with the addition of an optional section. The updated CMAT question paper was as follows:

SECTIONS NO. OF QUESTIONS MARKS DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 25 100 Easy-Moderate
Language Comprehension 25 100 Moderate
General Awareness 25 100 Moderate- Difficult
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
(optional)
25 100 To be updated
TOTAL 125 500 Moderate

 CMAT admission process

The primary selection of candidates is done on the basis of CMAT cut-offs and the aggregate marks in Bachelors. Candidates who are shortlisted in this round are called for the next round through the mobile no. and email id provided by the candidate while applying.  

The second round consists of Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and a Personal Interview session. The final list of shortlisted candidates is put up based on the scores in the second round.

Documents to carry at the day of selection

Primary verification of a candidate’s credentials is done in the second round. It is necessary to carry all the required documents to the institute on that day. Usually, the institutes ask for the following documents for verification.

  • CMAT Scorecard 2022
  • Call letter from insitute
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • 10th Marksheet/Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet/Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • CMAT Admit Card

Changes in the CMAT Exam 2021 pattern

  • A new section - 'Innovation & Entrepreneurship' was added to the CMAT 2021 Exam Pattern.
  • The section will have 25 questions and you will get 30 additional minutes for attempting this section.
  • The section is optional.
  • The marking scheme of CMAT 2021 has remained unchanged so far and the total marks, duration, and total number of questions will vary as per your choice of attempting the optional section.
  • The topics covered in the new section are expected to be related to the subjects taught in the course. You may see questions pertaining to Decision Making, Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Business-related topics, etc. More updates will be provided once any official information is available on the same.

Also Read: CMAT Exam

FAQs About CMAT Result

How can I check my CMAT result?

You can download the CMAT result 2022 from the official website of NTA through the following steps:
Log on to CMAT official website.
Click on the 'CMAT 2022 NTA scorecard' tab.
Enter your CMAT 2022 login credentials (application number and password or date of birth).
Click on 'Submit'.
Download your CMAT scorecard and save it on your desktop.

What is a good CMAT score?

If you are targeting the top MBA colleges, you should try to score at least 300 marks out of 400. A 95-99+ percentile is considered a good CMAT score.

What is the NTA score in CMAT?

The NTA score in CMAT is the percentile which is calculated on the basis of the rank of a candidate and the total number of candidates who appeared in the exam.

How can I apply for admission on the basis of my CMAT result 2021?

If you qualify for the CMAT exam of 2022, you can apply to MBA colleges and seek admission into the post-graduate Management course of your choice. The admission is based on your CMAT score/cut-off, followed by a Group Discussion (GD), and a Personal Interview (PI).

How can I check my CMAT result?

You can follow the steps given below to check your CMAT result.

Log on to CMAT official website.

Click on the ‘CMAT 2022 NTA scorecard’ tab.

Enter your CMAT 2022 login credentials (application number and password or date of birth).

Click on ‘Submit’.

Download your CMAT scorecard and save it on your desktop.

What is the passing marks in CMAT exam?

The passing marks for CMAT is 50% for candidates in the General category. For applicants in Reserved categories, it is 45%. 
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