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CMAT 2021 Result (Out): Scorecard, Merit List, Percentile, Top Colleges, & Cutoff

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Apr 27, 2021

CMAT 2021 Result has been declared by the NTA on April 9, 2021. A total of 52,327 students appeared for the exam. Candidates can download their scorecards from the official website. CMAT 2021 Scorecard will include the scaled score for each section, total score as well as the overall percentile ranking. Candidates can access their CMAT 2021 result online using valid login credentials. Direct Link to Check CMAT 2021 Results

CMAT 2021 Cut Off is released by every AICTE affiliated participating college to provide admission to candidates in various management courses.

CMAT Latest Updates

  • April 21: Admission to MBA courses in Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University will be on the basis of CMAT 2021 Score. Check here
  • April 10: NTA has released CMAT Final Answer Key. Check here
  • April 9: CMAT 2021 Scorecard is now available for download on the official website. Check here

CMAT Result 2021 has been released after a thorough assessment of the objections posed by the candidates against the answer keys on the official website. CMAT 2021 Merit List popularly known as the ‘All India Rank (AIR)’ list will also be released by NTA. CMAT 2021 Merit list depicts every candidate’s score on a national level and places the scores on a comparative scale with other candidates. Participating Institutes will release their individual cutoffs and start with the CMAT 2021 Counselling process soon. Check CMAT 2021 Counselling

Applicants who clear CMAT 2021 Cutoff are eligible to apply to more than 1000 AICTE approved institutes. Best tier 2 colleges accepting less than 90 percentile in CMAT include Galgotias Business School, Jaipuria Institute of Management, EMPI Business School, and GIBS Business School. Check CMAT Selection Process​​

CMAT Result Date 2021

CMAT 2021 Result Date

CMAT Scores have a validity of only one year. Candidates must note down the important dates given below:

Event Dates 
CMAT 2021 Exam Date March 31, 2021
CMAT Result Date 2021 April 9, 2021
Release of CMAT 2021 Final Merit List To be announced
Release of Cutoff To be announced
Case Discussion or Personal Interview rounds To be announced

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How to check CMAT Result?

How to Check CMAT 2021 Result?

Candidates can check their CMAT 2021 result by following the given steps-

  1. Visit the official website
  2. On the right side, check for the “Download Score Card” tab.
CMAT Result
  1. Enter your registered Email ID and Password.
  2. After clicking on the ‘Sign In’ button, a new window will appear.
  3. Download CMAT 2021 Score Card and take its printout for future correspondence. 

Steps to Check CMAT 2021 Past Results

In case, a candidate has misplaced the CMAT Score Card, candidates may follow the below-mentioned steps to check the past CMAT Result.

  1. Visit the official website of CMAT.
  2. Check for the “Past Results” tab and click on it. 
  3. Choose the year for which the result has to be checked.
  4. Click the link which reads- View Score Card.
  5. Enter the registered Email address and Password.
  6. Click on Sign in and download CMAT Score Card. 

Check  Top B Schools Accepting CMAT Score

Details on CMAT Score Card
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CMAT 2021 Score Card is an important document that is required to be carried at the time of CMAT Counselling. The following details would be mentioned in the scorecard.

CMAT Score Calculation

How is CMAT Score Calculated?

The marking scheme followed in CMAT Exam is as follows:

  • The correct response will be awarded +4
  • The incorrect response will face a penalty of -1
  • For unattempted questions, there is no negative marking

CMAT Percentile Calculation

A simple formula is used to determine the percentile of a candidate:

                     Formula: Percentile P = ( (N - your rank)/ N) x 100

(Where P stands for percentile and N is the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam)

Score Range in CMAT

The following table lists the range of scores possible in the different sections of CMAT:

Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 0-100
Language Skills 0-100
Logical Reasoning skills 0-100
General Awareness 0-100
Total 0-400

CMAT Score Vs Percentile

CMAT score range out of 400 marks Expected CMAT score in the percentile range
335-340 99.95 +
315 99.9 +
280 95 +
270 90 +
200-250 81 to 89 +

About CMAT Scores

  • CMAT Result 2021 will be compiled based on the final answer keys.
  • After the Result Declaration, no grievance about the answer key(s) will be entertained.
  • The raw (actual) marks obtained by the candidate will be considered further for the computation of the CMAT 2021 Result.
  • No scorecard will be dispatched to the candidates. 
  • There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of the Score.

CMAT Answer Keys 2021

CMAT 2021 Answer Key 

  • NTA released CMAT 2021 Answer Key along with the candidates’ response sheet on the official website on April 3, 2021.
  • Candidates could challenge the answer keys and recorded responses by filling an online application form and paying a processing charge of INR 1000/ question till April 5, 2021.
  • The processing charge can be paid by credit card/debit card/Net banking. The processing fee once paid, is non-refundable.
  • NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.
CMAT Toppers 2020

CMAT 2021 Result Analysis

The following table shows the gender-wise and category-wise distribution of candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021 Exam:

Category Female Male Total
General 15987 17064 33051
Gen-EWS 1050 2229 3279
OBC- NCL (Central List) 5232 7452 12684
SC 1104 1500 2604
ST 275 341 616
PwD 22 71 93
Total 23670 28657 52327

CMAT Result Analysis Over the Years

Given below is the comparative analysis of the CMAT Result(Rank and Scores) of the past 4 years. This table will help you analyze the scores & ranks for CMAT 2021.  

Rank  2020 2019   2018  2017   2016 
1 347 350 300 305 317
2 342 329 296 305 303
3 340 328 296 295 303
4 340 327 288 291 302
5 338 325 288 289 301
6 338 316 285 283 296
7 335 316 283 278 296
8 330 316 283 277 295
9 329 315 283 276 294
10 328 315 278 274 290

CMAT Toppers 2020

Topper Name Total Marks Overall Percentile Rank
Gopaljee Jha 347 100 1
Fahad Nizam 342 99.9984201 2
Jeet Mukherjee 340 99.9968403 3
Gautam Bhugra 340 99.9968403 4
Tushant Kumar 338 99.9936806 5
Kalishetty Udaya 338 99.9936806 6
Nidshish Deshpande 335 99.9936806 7

CMAT 2021 Counselling Procedure

Post declaration of CMAT Result 2021, candidates are tested through GD/Essay and PI round. Every institute has a different selection process.

  • Qualified candidates are required to visit the respective institutes for which they have applied for the final selection.
  • Multiple rounds of selection are conducted at the campus of the concerned institute. 
  • About 1000 AICTE Approved institutes accept CMAT 2021 Result scores. 

Candidates need to note the following points regarding CMAT 2021 Selection process:

  • A candidate’s academics, work experience, CMAT score, and overall personal aptitude will be put under tight scrutiny during the selection round. 
  • It judges a candidate’s knowledge of the diverse topics, confidence, ability to counter pressure, etc.
  • Candidates will be then shortlisted for a personal interview based on their performance in the group discussion.

Check  CMAT 2021 Selection Process in detail

CMAT Top Colleges and Expected Cutoff 

Given below is the list of some of the top colleges accepting CMAT 2021 Score and the expected cutoff:

College/University  CMAT 2021  Cutoff (Expected)
JBIMS  99.99
Sydenham  99.96
Welingkar  99.9
SIES, Dalmia  99.8
Top 10 Colleges  99
Great Lakes Chennai (PGDM), GIM Goa (PGDM), KJ Somaiya, PUMBA (PGDM), IFMR (PGDM), N.L Dalmia (PGDM) 90
BIMTECH, IMT Nagpur, XIME Bangalore, Jaipuria, KSOM Bhubaheshwar, SIES, JIMS Rohini, Chetana 80
Jaipuria Noida, NDIM New Delhi, XIME Chennai, Christ University  75

To know more Check CMAT Cutoff

Colleges accepting CMAT 2021 Result which are currently open for admission are listed below:

CMAT college Expected CMAT 2021 cutoff Deadline to Apply
NIBM Pune 85 %ile+ April 20, 2021
BIMTECH Noida 85 %ile+ Open
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

CMAT Result FAQs

Ques. Can I get another copy of the CMAT scorecard if I misplace mine?

Ans. Yes, in case any candidate misplaces their CMAT scorecard, they can download it again from the official website.

Ques. How can I check CMAT 2021 Result?

Ans. Open
On the right side, check for “Download Score Card.”
Enter your registered Email ID and Password.
After clicking on the ‘Sign In’ button, a new window will appear.
Download CMAT 2021 Score Card and take its printout for future correspondence.

Ques. What are the sections for the MH CET Law exam?

Ans. Sections covered in the MH CET Law exam are Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning, GK and Current Affairs, Logical and English Reasoning, and English

Ques. Does NTA conduct any centralized counselling process for admission through CMAT?

Ans. No CMAT doesn’t conduct any counselling for admission. Candidates will have to apply to the institutes of their choice individually, on the basis of CMAT cut off marks

Ques. How can I calculate my CMAT score?

Ans. The correct response will be awarded +4
The incorrect response will face a penalty of -1
No response will receive 0

Ques. How can I calculate my percentile of CMAT?

Ans. Formula: Percentile P = ( (N - your rank)/ N) x 100
(Where P stands for percentile and N is the total number of candidates who appeared for the exam)

Ques. Will the original copy of the CMAT 2021 result cum scorecard be needed at the time of admission?

Ans. Yes, the candidates will be required to present the original copy of their CMAT scorecard at the time of admission

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

CMAT 2021 : 11 answered questions


Ques. What is the CMAT cut off?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 28 Apr 21

Ans. CMAT is an entrance exam for students looking to pursue MBA or PGDM at AICTE approved management institutes. It is a three-hour computer-based test and it will assure you admission to AICTE approved MBA/PGDM courses. It is a moderately difficult exam and includes around 100 questions in total that are further divided into four sections. These are Quantitative techniques and Data interpretation, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. All of these sections constitute 25 questions each on the test. Moreover, if you are looking for a comparison, CMAT is quite easy as compared to CAT or XAT. Other than this, here are a few cutoffs for some of the popular colleges across the country for 2020: College Cutoff JIBMS Mumbai 99+ Goa Institute of Management 95+ KSOM, Bhubaneshwar 95+ Jaipuria Institute of Management 85+ IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+ Additionally, the selection procedure also varies from college to college. Each of them also has its own admission portal as well. It is advisable to go through the list of colleges and their admission portals before you plan to appear for the exam. You need to clear your basics, have a good speed and accuracy, and a decent presence of mind. All these factors coupled together will help you crack the exam easily. You can also look to attempt mock tests and practice them.Read more
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Ques. What is the CMAT exam pattern like?

● Top Answer By Vidushi on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT or Common Aptitude Management Test is a computer-based test conducted by NTA (previously by AICTE). This exam is of objective nature. The internal mentor of mine from TIME Institute informed us that the CMAT question paper contains 100 MCQs with four options each to choose the right answer from. You are allowed to submit your responses in 3 hours, following which the test window will be closed automatically. Similar to other management entrance tests, the exam has four sections: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation: You need to focus on Arithmetic and Modern Maths and have strong basics and good familiarity with all possible questions that could be framed from these two topics.  Data Interpretation demands to focus on bar graphs and pie charts.  Along with this, you need to be comfortable and confident in topics such as Algebra, Mensuration, Geometry, Number Systems, Trigonometry, etc. Logical Reasoning It is an analytical way of thinking about a given problem statement, analyzing and evaluating information gathered from observation and experience, to reach certain conclusions.  Critical/Logical Reasoning clarifies goals considering certain assumptions, apprehends hidden values, and evaluates evidence to assess rational conclusions.  You should work on skills like observation, interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, estimation, and explanation. General Awareness General awareness includes topics on history, geography, current affairs – economic, business, sports, corporate events, etc.  Questions related to entertainment, politics, and the environment are also asked.  You are advised to stay updated with the recent important events happening in India and across the globe. You can follow good English dailies and good magazines such as The Hindu, Competition success review, etc. Language Comprehension Traditional reading comprehension is basically a paragraph with 5 questions revolving around the author’s viewpoint, idea, etc.  CMAT’s language comprehension would be easier as compared to that of other competitive exams, as direct questions would be asked.  Develop a habit of reading, as it will eventually build your Comprehension skills. Vocabulary includes Para-jumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, and grammar (idioms & phrases, Sentence correction, Sentence completion, fill in the blanks, Interference & Judgement, Facts, analogy, etc). Here is an overview of the marking scheme: Subject No of questions Marks Quantitative Ability 25 100 Verbal Ability 25 100 Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation 25 100 General Awareness 25 100 Each section comprises 25 questions, where each question carries four marks. This makes each section weigh 100 marks equally and hence the entire exam is graded out of 400 marks. However, unanswered questions do not cause mark deductions. You are advised to take more and more mock tests for CMAT, to get more familiar with the exam pattern, and to develop the required temperament for the exam.Read more
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Ques. Which is the best B school to get in using a CMAT/MAT score?

● Top Answer By Nikkil Visha on 02 Feb 21

Ans. CMAT, commonly known as the Common Management Aptitude Test, is a computer-based entrance exam conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for admission to MBA/PGDM courses in over 1000 B-schools across India. The duration of the exam is three hours with the question paper consisting of 100 questions from Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and General Awareness. You can refer to the table given below for the cutoffs released by various B schools, analyzed as per the previous year's trends. These colleges have been recommended by our mentor from Erudite Institute. Listed below are the names of the colleges and their cut offs:  Name of the College Cutoff JBIMS, Mumbai 99.99 %ile Sydenham(SIMREE), Mumbai  99.92%ile SIES Mumbai 99.8%ile MET, Mumbai 98%ile KJ Somaiya, Mumbai 97%ile Goa Institute of Management Great Lakes Institute of Management PUMBA, Pune Indira Institute of Management, Pune 95%ile  IPE Hyderabad IFMR, Chennai 90%ile  NIBM, Pune Welingkar Institute, Mumbai N.L Dalmia Institute, Mumbai 85%ile XISS Ranchi HR IMT Navi Mumbai ISME, Mumbai 80%ile  Welingkar Institute, Bangalore Soil Institute of Management NIA Pune 75%ile  ADANI Institute of Infrastructure Management 70%ile These colleges may not be Tier 1 institutions but are good B Schools that admit students on the basis of their CMAT scores. These management institutes conduct group discussions and personal interviews to select candidates for MBA/PGDM programs post declaration of CMAT exam results. The admission process of each institute is independent and according to their academic cycle.Read more
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Ques. What is the benefit of the CMAT rather than the MAT?

● Top Answer By Bhavya Rawal on 02 Feb 21

Ans. The CMAT exam is conducted by the National Test Agency and is accepted by many top colleges for their MBA programs compared to the MAT exam. CMAT also has a greater number of colleges that accept CMAT scores for their admission process. CMAT also enjoys better recognition compared to the MAT exam. Many tier 1 CMAT colleges enjoy better brand recognition in the industry. Even further some of the tier 1 colleges that used to accept MAT scores such as Great Lakes Chennai are now considering CMAT scores for their screening process. The major differences in the pattern of the CMAT and the MAT tests are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT MAT Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs 30mins (150 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 5 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 200 Marks. 40 marks for each section. Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Marks Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. -0.25 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. MAT exam also does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 5 sections namely Language Comprehension, Intelligence and, Critical Reasoning, Data Analysis and Sufficiency, Mathematical Skills, and Indian and Global Environment. Unlike the CMAT exam MAT exam is conducted both in online and offline modes. Thus, the CMAT exam has many more benefits and opportunities compared to the MAT exam.Read more
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Ques. Is the difficulty level of exams like the NMAT, Snap, and the CMAT the same?

● Top Answer By Himani Arora on 02 Feb 21

Ans. NMAT, SNAP, and CMAT are some of the Management entrance aptitude tests conducted by different exam bodies in India. All these exams have a set of colleges that accepts these scores. All three exams are computer-based and follow Objective Type Questions (MCQ) question format. These three exams have varying difficulty levels. SNAP conducted by Symbiosis University is tough compared to the other two exams NMAT and CMAT. NMAT and SNAP have a similar level of difficulty but SNAP has a tough choice of questions compared to NMAT. CMAT is the least difficult exam among all the three exams. The pattern differences between the exam are tabulated below, Criteria CMAT NMAT SNAP Duration of the Exam 3 Hrs (180 minutes) 2 Hrs (120 minutes) 1 Hr (60 minutes) Number of Sections 4 sections 3 sections 3 sections Total Mark of the exam 400 marks. 100 marks for each section. 120 Marks 60 marks Marks for Correct Answer +4 Marks +1 Mark + 1 Mark Marks for Incorrect Answer -1 Marks. No negative marking for unattempted questions. No negative marking for incorrect answers and unattempted questions. -0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt. Sectional Time Limits: CMAT does not have any sectional time limits. The exam comprises 4 sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension. Whereas NMAT has sectional time limits. Language Skills (22 mins), Quantitative Aptitude (60 mins), Logical Reasoning (38 mins). SNAP exam does not have sectional time limits. The exam comprises 3 exams namely No sectional time limits. General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Section selection: Candidates can answer from any section of their choice in CMAT.  In NMAT candidates can choose the order of sections of their choice. The questions will appear in the order chosen by the candidates. In short, if the exams are to be arranged based on difficulty then SNAP> NMAT> CMAT. SNAP is the most difficult followed by NMAT and then CMAT.Read more
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rinki mahapatra
Can I get admission in good colleges after scoring 80 percentile in the exam?
aniket ranjan

As per the data given by you, your percentile is good enough to get admission in good management colleges. To know details about colleges you are eligible for and there cutoffs please visit:- CMAT CUT-OFF 2021

During the admission procedure, what are the counseling charges?
aniket ranjan

The centralized counselling process is not conducted by NTA for candidates appearing in CMAT entrance exam. Every participating institute follows its own CMAT Selection Process. Therefore charges differ from Institute to Institute. 

What is the pattern of the exam?
mrittika mallick

The CMAT 2021 updated exam pattern has a few changes as there is an optional section added. There are a total of 125 questions including the optional section. Each section has 25 questions. The sections include Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, and Optional- Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded, for every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted. To know more about the exam pattern and section-wise marking scheme, click on the link CMAT 2021.

After the result declaration, is it compulsory for me to attend all the rounds?
aniket ranjan

Yes, As for CMAT Exam there is no centralised counselling process and every college that accepts CMAT Scores conduct their own counselling. Therefore you have to attend all round of counselling. CMAT Counseling Procedure briefly involves the release of the cut off, personal interview, group discussion and the final selection.

yash raj singh
What are the usual counseling charges?
aniket ranjan

As for CMAT Exam there is no centralised counselling process and every college that accepts CMAT Scores conduct their own counselling. So charges varies according to Institutions. Contact Institutes in which you are interested to take admission.

kashish tomar
Will there be any personal interview?
aniket ranjan

Yes, As CMAT Selection process is individualized process carried out by all institutes that are approved by the AICTE so the Institute select prospective students through group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview.

puja sao
What is I clear the exam but score less than required percentage in graduation? Will there be any relaxation?
aniket ranjan

No, There won't be any relaxation if you are from general category. You must have obtained a minimum overall aggregate of 50% in your Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of 3 year duration.

preetam oinam
Do I need to submit fees for each counseling round?
manisha malik

There has been no mention of the counseling charge during different rounds. After clearing the cutoff of the exam, candidates must appear for Group Discussion, followed by Personal Interview. To get the details about the same, click here – CMAT Selection Procedure 2021.

lakshay kakkar
What is the counselling procedure of CMAT?
manisha malik

Counseling procedure of CMAT exam involves following steps:

  1. CMAT counseling cutoff – For admission in most excellent colleges, the general cutoff range is above 80.
  2. CMAT Personal Interview – The Personal Interview may be conducted via Skype/Meet/other online portals.
  3. CMAT Group Discussion – It is conducted by the colleges depending on the college’s admission criteria and the selection procedure as mandated by the college.

To get the details about the same, click here – CMAT 2021 counselling.

avinash sahu
What is the cutoff of the colleges for OBC candidates?
manisha malik

There is no category-wise cutoff for the CMAT exam. There is a section-wise cut off in the exam:

Section CMAT 2021 Sectional Cut Off(Tentative)
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 50
Language Comprehension 45
Logical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 55

To get the details about the cutoff of various colleges, click here – CMAT 2021 Cutoff.

Is there counselling fees?
manisha malik

For any of the procedures of counseling, no charge has been mentioned. After clearing the cutoff of the exam, candidates must appear for Group Discussion, followed by a Personal Interview. To get the details about the same, click here – CMAT Selection Procedure 2021.

md hussain ansari
Will the counselling process take place online or offline?
manika gupta

Hi, Counselling process will begin after the declaration of result. Candidates have to register themselves on the official website to participate. After successful registration, they have to give their preference for college and course. The counselling is done online. For more information, please refer, CMAT Counselling.

shiya devi
What is the charge of counselling?
manika gupta

Hi, The last and final stage of the CMAT Counselling 2021 Process is to report to the designated institution and payment of the fees. The final allotment will be done based on the candidates' preferences and the availability of seats. Candidates will be able to attend the classes and complete the CMAT Counselling 2021 Admission Process by finally paying the fees.

laxmi mishra
Do I need to sit in all the rounds of counselling?
manika gupta

Hi, Final selection will be based on the candidate’s overall performance in CMAT exam, group discussion and personal interview, academic history and other professional and ECA aspects.

riya gupta
What all documents from class 12th must be submitted to the college where i am taking admission?
gurpreet singh

HI Riya

You need to provide your marksheet of 12th with proper marks detail, Registration number and the year of passing. 

sunny pandey
Which documents must be submitted to the college where i am taking admission?
swati srivastava

Hi Sunny, Greetings from Collegedunia. Once you are alloted the seat in a college, you are required to verify your documents. You need your 10 and 12 marksheets, certificates, ID prrof, score card, allotment letter while taking admission. For more details visit: CMAT EXAM

Which documents must be submitted to the college during counselling?
manika gupta


Documents required (original and self-attested photocopy)
CMAT score card CMAT admit card
Class 10 marksheet and certificate Class 12 marksheet and certificate
Graduation marksheet and certificate Date of birth certificate
laxmi mishra
How to send my CMAT scores to B-schools?
aniket ranjan

Hii Laxmi, Greetings from collegedunia. Top B-schools  release the Cut-off for CMAT Exam every year. You have to apply in that institution if qualify the cut-off criteria.

ibashisha mukhim
Where can I access the 2020 official CMAT exam answer Key?
abhishek upadhyay

Ibashisha, greetings from Collegedunia. Check for the updates on the official site for information about the CMAT answer key.

vivek karippara
How to check the college CMAT NTA cutoff for MBA admission.
akankshya pattanaik

Hi Vivek, 

The participating intitutes publish the results once the NTA releases the cutoff.