CMAT Result 2020: Scorecard, Merit List & Cut off

    Aarushi Kalra Aarushi Kalra
    Exams Prep Master

    January 2019 showcased a successful turnout of 54,526 candidates in the CMAT examination. Candidates recieved their results in the first week of February after multiple deferments, a routine trend that has been witnessed in the last couple of years. According to recent updates, CMAT 2020 results are scheduled to be released on February 7, 2020, around the same time period as last year. Before that, the answer keys and recorded responses of MCQs will be displayed on the official website of NTA (cmat.nta.nic.in).

    Latest:  CMAT 2020 Registration deadline has been extended till December 10, 2019  Check Here

    • As is the case every year, the only way that candidates can access their results is by downloading them from the official website. Applicants will recieve their marks in the form of a scorecard which will include a scaled score for each section, their total scores as well as their overall percentile ranking.
    • A merit list popularized as the ‘All India Rank (AIR)’  will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The list will depict every candidate’s score on a national level and place it in a comparative scale with other candidates. Check CMAT 2020 Merit List
    • Applicants who receive their CMAT 2020 results will be eligible to apply to more than 1000 AICTE approved institutes. Some of the best tier 2 colleges that accept less than 90 percentile in CMAT include Galgotias Business School, Jaipuria Institute of Management, EMPI Business School, and GIBS Business School.  Check CMAT Participating Colleges
    • All questions on the answer key must be challenged prior to the release of CMAT 2020 result, after which all of NTA’s decisions will be final. A non-refundable fee of INR 1000 will be applicable on every question that that the test-taker decides to challenge. 

    CMAT 2020 Result Date

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

    EventDate 
    CMAT 2020 Exam DateJanuary 28, 2020
    CMAT Result Date 2020February 7, 2020
    Case Discussion or Personal Interview rounds will be held inFebruary - March 2020
    Release of CMAT 2020 Final Merit ListFebruary - March 2020

    Check CMAT 2020 Exam Dates


    How to Check the CMAT 2020 Result?

    Candidates can check their result by following the given steps-

    1. Open cmat.nta.nic.in
    2. On the right side, check for “Download Score Card.”
    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 2020 Score Card and take its printout for future correspondence. 

    Steps to Check CMAT 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 Past Results tab and click on it. 
    3. Choose the year for which 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 CMAT Exam Pattern


    Details Mentioned on CMAT Score Card

    CMAT 2020 Score Card is an important document that is required to be carried at the time of CMAT Counselling. Following details would be mentioned in the scorecard.

    • Name of the candidate
    • Date of birth
    • Father’s name
    • Category and Gender
    • Roll Number
    • Registration number
    • Sectional and overall marks obtained in CMAT 2020
    • Percentile
    • Respective rank 
    • Qualifying Status of CMAT Result 
    • Contact details

    CMAT Score Calculation

    The marking scheme followed in CMAT is as follows:

    • Correct response will be awarded +4
    • Incorrect response will face a penalty of -1
    • No response will receive 0

    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 appeared for the exam)

    Score Range in CMAT

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

    SectionScore Range
    Quantitative Skills0-100
    Language Skills0-100
    Logical Reasoning skills0-100
    General Awareness0-100
    Total0-400

    About CMAT Scores

    • CMAT Result 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 CMAT 2020 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 2020

    • After CMAT 2020, the NTA will display answer keys and responses of multiple-choice questions on the NTA’s website.
    • Candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer keys and recorded responses, may challenge the answer keys.
    • Candidates can challenge the answer keys by filling an online application form and paying a processing charge of INR 1000 per question.
    • The processing charge can be paid by credit/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 Result Analysis

    Given below is the comparative analysis of CMAT Result of the past 4 years. This table will help you analyze the possible score vs rank for CMAT 2020.  

    RankCMAT 2019 ScoreCMAT 2018 ScoreCMAT 2017 ScoreCMAT 2016 Score
    1350300305317
    2329296305303
    3328296295303
    4327288291302
    5325288289301
    6316285283296
    7316283278296
    8316283277295
    9315283276294
    10315278274290

    What after CMAT 2020 Results?

    Post declaration of CMAT Result, 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 2020 scores. 

    Here is a brief about the CMAT 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. 

    CMAT 2020 Merit List

    NTA prepares CMAT 2020 Merit List once the results are announced and answer keys are published. The merit would be published on the official website of the NTA. CMAT 2020 Merit List is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the exam. Candidates scoring higher marks would be placed higher in the ranking as well as the merit list. 

    CMAT 2020 Tie Breaker Criteria

    In case of a tie among the CMAT raw scores of two or more candidates, the council will use the following order of merit among the CMAT sectional scores as a tie-breaker to award rank to the candidates:

    • Quantitative and Data Interpretation
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Language Comprehension
    • General awareness

    CMAT Cut Off

    CMAT 2020 Expected Cutoff 

    Institute Expected Cutoff  Marks 
    Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai 99.92 Percentile285
    Goa Institute of Management, Goa 99.85 Percentile 260 
    KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai 99.20 Percentile 246 
    WE School Mumbai 99.06 Percentile 244
    SIMSREE 99.96 Percentile 285+
    Pune University Department of Management Studies (PUMBA DMS) 96.42 Percentile 210 
    MET Institute of Management, Mumbai 97.27 Percentile 218 
    XISS Ranchi 95 Percentile 199
    Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore 90 Percentile 180 
    Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore 85 Percentile 175 
    Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai 85 Percentile 175  
    Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 85 Percentile 175
    IFIM Business School, Bangalore 85 Percentile 175 
    Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior 84 Percentile 173
    Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida 82 Percentile 170
    Lovely Professional University, Phagwara 80 Percentile 165 
    Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 75 Percentile 160 
    Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune 75 Percentile 160

    CMAT Previous Year Cutoff

    CMAT Cut off varies from college to college and course to course. The graph displaying previous year cut off of some of the prominent institutes accepting CMAT scores is shown below:

    CMAT Cut off


    Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Scores

    • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
    • MET Institute of Management, Mumbai
    • Birla Institute of Management Technology,  (BIMTECH) Greater Noida
    • Goa Institute of Management, Goa
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
    • Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam
    • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
    • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai
    • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore

    CMAT Result FAQs

    Ques: Will I get to see my test score on test day?

    Ans: No. CMAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on January 28, 2020. The results will come out on February 7, 2020. 

    Ques: What will be the validity of my CMAT 2020 test scores?

    Ans: It will be valid for one year only, that is the 2020-2021 academic session. Candidates will have to take it again to gain entry into any institution after 2020. 

    Ques: CMAT scores will be accepted by which institutes?

    Ans: CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-Approved Institutions/University Departments/Constituent Colleges/Affiliated Colleges. There are over 1000 institutes that will accept the CMAT 2020 score. CheckTop Institutes Accepting CMAT 2020

    Ques: Can I check my CMAT past year scores?

    Ans: Yes, you can check your previous year CMAT scores from the official website.

    Ques: When CMAT 2020 result is expected to be released?

    Ans: CMAT 2020 result is expected to release on February 7, 2020 at nta.ac.in.

    *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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