CMAT 2021 Cut Off: Expected Score and Sectional Cut Off

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    CMAT 2021 Cutoff is released by each participating institutes once results are declared by NTA. Cut off to shortlist candidates is released by colleges for the selection process since there is no centralized admission process. Candidates who clear the cutoff for the institutes they have applied to will get a call soon regarding the selection rounds. CMAT 2021 Result will be declared in first week of February 2021 on official webiste NTA will also release final answer key and merit list alongside the result. Candidates can check their overall percentile, sectional scores, and All India Rank (AIR) by downloading the scorecard.

    • CMAT Cut off is the minimum marks required for a candidate to successfully secure a seat in AICTE approved PGDM and MBA programs across the country. 
    • Candidates who wish to get into the top 20 colleges in the country should expect a cutoff of around 99+ percentile, which means a score higher than 282 in CMAT 2021.
    • Those who have applied for any PGDM programme will have to wait for the shortlist and then the subsequent GD/PI/WAT round. On the other hand, those who have applied for MMS can directly attain admission into the institution of their choice upon clearing the cutoff. Check  CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure
    • In accordance with the current prediction, a score of at least 250 could land a candidate for GD & PI round at B-schools like GIM, whereas a score of at least 275-280 can help candidates to get a call from an institute like KJSOM.

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    CMAT Cut Off Dates 2021

    All important dates relating to CMAT Cutoff are given below. Make sure you do not miss upon them:

    CMAT Events 2020


    CMAT 2020 Exam Date4th Week of January 2021 
    CMAT 2020 Result1st Week of February 2021
    Release of CMAT Cutoff 2020February-March 2021

    Factors Determining CMAT Cut Off 2021

    Cut-off released by the CMAT participating institutes will depend on the following factors:

    • Number of candidates passing the exam
    • Number of seats available
    • Level of difficulty of the CMAT question paper
    CMAT 2021 Expected Cut Off 

    CMAT 2021 Expected Cut Off 

    To get an estimate of the scores required for admission in a particular institute, candidates can check the previous year’s CMAT cut-offs:

    Name of the InstituteExpected Cut-off
    Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai99.99 
    Goa Institute of Management, Goa99.8
    K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai97
    We School Mumbai99.06 percentile 
    SIMSREE99.96 percentile
    Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) 96
    MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 90 percentile
    XISS Ranchi80 percentile
    Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore90 percentile 
    Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore85 percentile
    Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai85 percentile
    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi85 percentile 
    IFIM Business School, Bangalore85 percentile
    Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior84 percentile
    Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida82 percentile 
    Lovely Professional University (MBA), Phagwara80 percentile
    Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi75 percentile 
    Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune75 percentile 
    PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore75 percentile
    School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin75 percentile
    Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad80 percentile
    BIMTECH Greater Noida80 percentile
    Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur & Hyderabad80 percentile
    Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore90 percentile
    Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai90 percentile
    SIES College of Management Studies, Mumbai90 percentile
    N L Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai90 percentile
    Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali85 percentile
    University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun90 percentile
    Singhad Institute, Pune90 percentile
    Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad80 percentile
    MIT School of Business, Pune80 percentile
    IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai70 percentile
    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi60 percentile
    Indira School of Business Studies, Pune65 percentile
    Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow80 percentile
    Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune60 percentile
    Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai60 percentile
    Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad60 percentile
    AIMS Bangalore80 percentile
    Doon Business School, Dehradun80 percentile

    Expected Sectional CMAT 2021 Score & Percentile

    Expected Sectional CMAT 2021 Score & Percentile

    CMAT 2021 Section Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

    CMAT 2021 Sectional ScorePercentile

    CMAT 2021 Section Language Comprehension

    CMAT 2021 Sectional ScorePercentile

    CMAT 2021 Section Logical Reasoning

    CMAT 2021 Sectional ScorePercentile

    CMAT 2021 Section General Awareness

    CMAT 2021 Sectional ScorePercentile

    How is CMAT Rank Calculated?

    CMAT 2021 Score Calculation 

    1. Note down all the correct and incorrect answers in the paper 
    2. For each correct answer, add 4 points
    3. For each incorrect answer , deduct 1 mark
    4. There is no negative marking for any question that is unanswered
    5. Total score will be calculated out of 400 
    CMAT Sections  Marks for Each Section
    Language Comprehension N/100
    Logical Reasoning N/100 
    Quantitative Technique and Data InterpretationN/100
    General Awareness N/100
    Total N/400
    • CMAT Scorecard will contain both the candidate’s raw scores and percentile scores 
    • The raw scores are normalized and then converted into percentile scores
    • CMAT Percentile is calculated on the basis of the rank that is allotted to the candidate 
    • Scores are adjusted for scale and location differences in the normalization process

    CMAT Score Vs Percentile 

    Score Percentile 

    CMAT Percentile Calculation

    To calculate their percentile, candidates need to multiply the number of candidates that sat for the examination that have equal raw marks with a 100 and divide it by the total number of candidates that appeared for the examination

    NTA Scores reflect % ofcandidates who have scored equal to or below the candidate. Formula used is as follows:

    100 x Numberof candidates appeared in the exam with score equal toor less than the candidate/ Total number of candidates appeared in the exam

    Scores are not to be treated as percentage marks obtained nor it is an aggregate of score in individual subject

    For eg. If a candidate has gotten the first rank, his CMAT percentile score will be calculated in the following manner: 100 x 9999/10,000 = 99.99

    How is CMAT Rank Assigned?

    • Ranks are given to the candidate on the basis of the marks scored by candidates in the exam
    • Candidate who scores the highest attains All India Rank 1
    • If two candidates attain the same score, rank is alloted on the basis of their sectional scores 
    CMAT 2020 Score to Percentile Conversion

    CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

    CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

    The following tables represent the list of top MBA colleges accepting CMAT scores. The distribution of institutes is based on the percentile criteria:

    Top B Schools Accepting 90+ & Above CMAT Percentile

    MBA collegeCMAT Cut off Percentile and Score
    JBIMS Mumbai: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies99.99 | 320
    SIMSREE Mumbai: Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education99.96 | 310
    Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM90 | 232
    GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management90 | 232
    SIMSR Mumbai: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies And Research90 | 232
    PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune90 | 232
    IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University90 | 232

    Top B Schools Accepting 80+ & Above CMAT Percentile

    MBA CollegeCMAT Cut off Percentile and Score
    Xavier Business School (XBS), St Xavier’s University, Kolkata85 | 216
    GLIM Gurgaon: Great Lakes Institute of Management85 | 216
    N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai85 | 216
    Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research80 | 204
    BIMTECH Greater Noida: Birla Institute of Management Technology80 | 204 
    IMT Nagpur: Institute of Management Technology80 | 204
    XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship80 | 204
    Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow80 | 204
    KIIT School of Management - KSOM Bhubaneswar80 | 204
    IPE Hyderabad: Institute of Public Enterprise80 | 204
    ISBM Pune: International School of Business and Media80 | 204
    CIMP: Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna80 | 204
    SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai80 | 204
    AIMS Institutes Bangalore80 | 204
    Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore80 | 204
    JIMS Rohini Delhi: Jagan Institute of Management Studies80 | 204
    Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad80 | 204
    SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development80 | 204
    ITM Navi Mumbai: ITM Group of Institutions80 | 204
    WE School Bangalore: Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research80 | 204
    Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research - CIMR Mumbai80 | 204

    Top B-School Accepting 70+ & Above CMAT percentile

    MBA collegeCMAT Cut off Percentile and Score
    IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai75 | 190
    Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida75 | 190
    SCMS Cochin: SCMS Cochin School of Business75 | 190
    GBS Kolkata: Globsyn Business School, Kolkata75 | 190
    NIA Pune: National Insurance Academy75 | 190
    New Delhi Institute of Management - NDIM New Delhi75 | 190
    XIME Chennai: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship75 | 190
    Christ University Bengaluru: Institute of Management75 | 190
    Calcutta Business School, Kolkata70 | 180
    DSIMS Mumbai: Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies70 | 180
    FIIB Delhi: Fortune Institute of International Business70 | 180
    VESIM Mumbai: Vivekanand Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research70 | 180
    RSB Chennai: Rajalakshmi School of Business70 | 180
    DSB Delhi: Delhi School of Business70 | 180
    XISS Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi70 | 180
    MSRIM Bangalore: M S Ramaiah Institute of Management70 | 180
    BULMIM New Delhi: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan`s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management70 | 180
    Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - EDII Ahmedabad70 | 180

    Top B-School Accepting 60+ & Above CMAT percentile

    MBA collegeCMAT Cut off Percentile and Score
    IIMS Pune: International Institute of Management Studies65 | 170
    EMPI Business School, New Delhi65 | 170
    Jaypee Business School - JBS Noida65 | 170

    Salient FAQs on CMAT 2021 Cut Off

    CMAT 2021 Cut off FAQ&

    Ques: Name some top management institutes which accept CMAT scores?

    Ans: The top management institutes which accept CMAT scores are:

    • JBIMS Mumbai, Mumbai
    • SIMSREE Mumbai, Mumbai
    • Great Lakes Chennai GLIM, Chennai and Gurgaon
    • PUMBA, Pune

    Ques: Is there sectional cutoff in CMAT?

    Ans: As CMAT selection process is conducted by individual participating institute, NTA does not declare a combined cutoffneither sectional cutoffs. Considering sectional cutoff for selection depends on participatig institutes.

    Ques: Does NTA release any cutoff list for CMAT participating institutes?

    Ans: No since National Testing Agency is responsible to conduct CMAT it does not release any cumulative cutoff list for institutes accepting CMAT scores. Every college release their own cutoff list. After recieving CMAT results, candidates need to apply for colleges as per their preferance.

    Ques: Is CMAT score accepted by IIMs for admission to MBA program?

    Ans: IIMs only consider scores obtained in Common Admission Test that is CAT. Though CMAT is the only management entrance test conducted by NTA, a government agency the scores are not accepted by IIMs. Other top B schools across the country do accept CMAT scores.

    Ques. Is there a centralised admission procedure for CMAT?

    Ans: NAT does not hold any centralised admission process for candidates qualifying CMAT. As per the scores obtained in the exam, candidates need to apply to seperate institutes and if they clear cutoff required they will be granted admission.

    Ques: What is the expected cut off for XISS Ranchi?

    Ans: The expected cut off for XISS Ranchi is 80 percentile.

    Ques: What are the factors affecting CMAT 2020 Cut off?

    Ans: The factors affecting CMAT 2020 Cut off are: 

    • Number of candidates passing the exam
    • Number of seats available
    • Level of difficulty of CMAT question paper

    Ques: What is the expected cut off for SIMSREE?

    Ans: The expected cut off for SIMSREE is 99.96 percentile

    Ques. I am from a non-mathematics background and my quantitative aptitude is weak. How should I prepare for the Quants section?

    Ans. For students from non-mathematics background, it is advisable to focus on basic maths topics first, like algebra and arithmetic. These sections carry maximum weightage so it is important to have your foundation in place. Since sectional cut offs are also important in terms of ranking, it is advisable to not leave any section/topic completely. There are many preparation tips and resources that candidates can use to get better.  CheckCMAT Preparation Tips

    Ques. I have lost my original marksheets of 10th and 12th board examinations. Are the original documents required for CMAT Application? 

    Ans. Yes, the marksheets of 10th and 12th are essential documents with regard to CMAT 2020 registration. Besides that, the candidate will be required to present the original documents during the admission process of any particular management institute. 

    Ques. Are students in the final year of examination eligible to apply for CMAT? 

    Ans. Yes, students can apply but their admission on the basis of their CMAT result will be provisional until they produce their final year graduation marksheet. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    vishal tiwari

    I got 84 percentile in CMAT this year. Marks 245/400.What colleges should I apply.

    11 Feb, 2019 00:20
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Vishal, You should choose the college as per your preference. You must check the location, reviews and other facilities offered by the college.

    12 Feb, 2019 16:52
    Shubham Batra

    My question is very basic . I have cmat score of 181 and percentile 83.06. What options do i have on this score ? What are my chances in BIMTECH , Welingkar , XIME , Great Lakes Gurgaon , IFIM, Christ University? Also is there any better options other than these institutions ?

    18 Feb, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Shubham, Your chances are high for BIMTECH, Welingkar, IFIM, Christ university.

    22 May, 2018 17:42

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