CMAT 2021 Merit List: All India Rank (AIR) and Toppers

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    National Testing Agency (NTA) will release CMAT Merit List 2021 tentatively in first week of February 2021 after the declaration of results. Candidates can access merit lists and score cards comfortably through the official website All applicants find place in the Merit List irrespective of their scores. CMAT Merit List for 2020 was released on February 04, 2020 after the announcement of the CMAT Result.

    • According to standard procedure, merit list includes the name of the candidate along with their rank, final scores and overall percentile.
    • It must be kept in mind that CMAT 2020 scores will only be valid for one academic year, after which they will be nullified. 
    • Details presented in the scorecard include the sectional scores for Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness, as well as the total scores and overall percentile.
    • Prestigious Colleges like JBIMS, SIMSREE, KJ Somaiya, and PUMBA will accept CMAT 2021 scores for their managerial programs. In spite of the fact that overall CMAT scores have stagnated in the last couple of years, the cutoffs for these institutions has increased incrementally. By these estimates, candidates should aim to score more than 300 marks in the CMAT examination to land themselves in the top PDGM/MBA programs. Check CMAT 2021 Participating Colleges

    Note: Candidates will be able to access the merit list in a pdf format on all browsers i.e. chrome, mozilla, and firefox once it is uploaded on the official website.

    CMAT 2021 Merit List Dates

    CMAT 2021 Merit List Dates

    EventsTentative Dates
    CMAT 2021 4th Week of January 2021
    Release of CMAT Answer Key 20214th Week of January 2021
    CMAT 2021 Result1st Week of February 2021
    Release of CMAT Merit List 20211st Week of February 2021

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    How to Check CMAT 2021 Merit List?

    How to Check CMAT 2021 Merit List?

    National Testing Agency will release CMAT merit list tentatively in first week of February 2021. Follow the given below steps to check CMAT merit list:

    1. Visit the official website of NTA,
    2. Click on Management Exams and then on CMAT.
    3. Check for the link for CMAT Merit List.
    4. The list will open in pdf format, Ctrl + F and type your name to check your merit rank.

    Or you can also visit CMAT official domain of NTA directly:

    1. Visit the Official website
    2. Navigate to “CMAT merit list 2021”
    3. It will be displayed in PDF fomat search for your name in it
    4. Verify the roll number and check your rank

      Details Mentioned in CMAT Merit List

      • Candidate Name
      • Candidate CMAT Roll Number
      • CMAT All India Rank
      • Section-wise and Overall Scores
      • Section-wise and Overall Percentile
      • Criteria for determining CMAT merit rank and percentile score

      CMAT Merit List for 2020

      CMAT 2020 Merit List

      In CMAT 2020, 1 applicant scored 100 percentile. Check the top 6 toppers of CMAT 2020 from the table given below:

      AIRNameQTDILRLCGATotal Score out of 400Overall Percentile
      1Gopaljee Jha 918010076347100
      2Fahad Nizam 96951005134299.99
      2Jeet Mukherjee10090906034099.99
      4Gautam Bhugra 9085907534099.99
      5Tushant Kumar 9180907733899.99
      6Kalisetty Udaya Sandhya Lakshmi Devi 8690857733899.99

      • Where: QTDI stands for Quantiotative Techniques and Data Interpretation
      • LR is Logical Reasoning
      • LC is Language Comprehension and 
      • GA is General Awareness

      CMAT Previous Years' Merit List

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      CMAT Previous Year Merit List: 2019

      NTA revealed merit list with 54516 candidates.Only one out of which with score of 372 scores a perfect 100 percentile.

      AIRNameQTDILRLCGATotal Score out of 400Overall Percentile
      1Surendra Sharma1001009577372100
      2Khitij Madan91100937536199.9981
      3Ashok Kumar Desai9680958735899.9963
      4Gaurav Pawar96100857535699.9944
      5Nandish Bikkannavar90100808535599.9926
      6Arvind Shankar9590957435499.9908

      CMAT 2019 Score vs Percentile Ratio

      CMAT 2019 PercentileScore Cutoff out of 400

      How is CMAT Merit List Prepared

      How is CMAT Merit List Prepared?

      CMAT 2021 Merit List allots ranks to the candidates as per the marks obtained by them in the CMAT 2021. More are the marks obtained by the candidate; more good will be the rank.

      • The percentile score is calculated using the following formula:

      Percentile P = ((N - Rank of the candidate)/ N) x 100

      (Where P is percentile and N is the total number of candidates appeared in the exam)

      • The Scores obtained have been calculated by assigning:
        • +4 marks for the correct answer
        • -1 mark for an incorrect answer
        • 0 mark for no answer

      CMAT 2021 Tiebreaker Criteria

      In case, two or more candidates obtain the same marks, then CMAT 2021 has a tiebreaker criterion to decide which candidate has higher merit or rank. If two or more candidates get the same overall marks, then their sectional CMAT score will be taken into consideration, which is the tiebreaker. To imply tiebreaker criteria,

      • At first, the scores in the section of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation will be compared. Candidate with more marks in this section will be given preference
      • Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation > Logical Reasoning > Language Comprehension > General Awareness.
      • If still, they score equal marks, then the rank is defined as per their names arranged in the alphabetical order.
      • If the marks in the section of Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation are equal, then the candidate scoring more in the logical reasoning section will be preferred over other the candidate.
      • If the logical reasoning section marks are equal, then the scores of language comprehension section will be compared. Candidate with more marks in this section will be given preference.
      • Again if marks of candidates in the section of language comprehension are also the same, then marks in general awareness section will be compared. Candidate with more marks in this section will be given preference.
      • Lastly, candidates that have lesser negative marks and are older in age will be given preference.

      CMAT 2021 Selection Process

        CMAT 2021 Selection Process

        After the CMAT 2021 Merit List is declared, the candidates who have scored above the qualifying marks will be called for CMAT Counselling. They will be selected based on the marks scored by them in the entrance exam, Group Discussion and Personal Interview and/or Written Ability Test. CMAT 2021 Selection Procedure involves the following 3 steps:

        1. CMAT 2021 Score
        2. Group Discussion (GD): candidates are segregated into groups of 10 or so and are given an important topic to discuss for a maximum duration of 10 minutes. Candidates recieve points on skills such as intiation skills, negotiation skills, managerial skills, encouragement skills, and closure skills. Topics can be extremely diverse and can range from politics, economics, and sports to social issues.
        3. Written Ability Test: candidates are asked to write an essay on a given topic. This is done to analyze the candidate’s communication and analytical skills, vocabulary and grammar, awareness etc. 
        4. Personal Interview: this is usually the last round of selection. Candidates have to appear before a panel of experts/faculty members who try to assess the candidate based on their academic background and other details mentioned in their resume such as hobbies, interests, work experience etc. The round is conducted to analyze the candidate’s personality, attitude, suitability to the institution etc. 
        • After the students are shortlisted on the basis of their CMAT 2021 scores, a merit list will be prepared. 
        • Qualified candidates are required to visit the respective institutes for which they have applied in their application process for final selection. 
        • Multiple rounds of selection are held at the campus of the concerned institute. 
        • Based on the performance of a candidate in the various rounds of GD, PI and WAT, the final list of students that are selected will be prepared. 

        Salient FAQs on CMAT Merit List

        CMAT Merit List 2021 FAQs

        Ques. Does Nirma Institute of Management accept CMAT? 

        AnsNirma will not accept the CMAT 2021 score. The only score Nirma Institute of Management accepts is CAT score for both Indian residents and NRI students. It also accepts GMAT score for foreign students/PIO that hold a foreign passport, and individuals from gulf and south east asian countries. 

        Ques. Does FMS Delhi accept CMAT score?

        Ans. No, FMS Delhi does not accept the CMAT score. It only allows candidates to apply with a CAT Score and GMAT Score (if the applicant falls under the NRI Category). 

        Ques. Are candidates supposed to bring their own calculators in the CMAT Exam?

        Ans. No, candidates are not allowed in the CMAT exam. Candidates are not allowed to bring any external objects into the exam hall. Candidates with diabetes are allowed to carry edible such as sugar tablets/fruits and a transparent water bottle. Packed food is not allowed inside the exam hall. 

        Ques.  How many times is the CMAT conducted in a year?

        Ans. From the academic year 2021-2022 onwards, the CMAT exam will be conducted only once a year in January. CMAT 2020 was conducted on January 28, 2020. 

        Ques. What are the best books to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CMAT 2021? 

        Ans. The following includes some of the best material to prepare for Logical Reasoning: 

        • A modern approach to logical reasoning by RS Agarwal
        • How to prepare for logical reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
        • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha 

        To find out more, CheckCMAT Exam Pattern

        Ques. How many shifts will CMAT 2021 be conducted in? 

        Ans. CMAT 2021 was conducted in two main shifts, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. The morning shift will commence exactly at 9:30 am, while the latter will start at 2:30. Candidates should be aware that they have to reach the exam hall atleast 90 minutes prior to the onset of the exam. 

        Ques. How do I challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key? 

        Ans.  If the answer key is challenged and more than one answer is found to be correct, then whoever has selected one of the correct options will recieve 4 marks. If you have selected an incorrect answer, then the answer will recieve one minus mark. Questions that remain unanswered once the exam has been collected will not be marked. 

        If a questions is ignored or dropped, all candidates will be granted 4 marks, regardless of whether they have attempted the question or not. 

        Ques. What documents do I need to provide to get reservation?

        Ans. For seeking the benefits of CMAT  Reservation under Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Physically Handicapped (PH), Kashmiri Migrant (KM), the girl child category, or the Defence Persons category, the candidate must submit the required certificates and documents: 

        • Caste Certificate 
        • Dependent Certificate 
        • Income Certificate 
        • Proformas etc. (whichever is applicable according to the guidelines of the particular college/institute)

        Ques. Will a common cutoff be released after CMAT 2021? 

        Ans. CMAT score will be accepted by all AICTE approved institutions/affiliated colleges. There is no centralized cut-off since every institution/college will release their own lists. Candidates should set their cutoff expectations according to the college/course that they wish to enter.

        *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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