CMAT 2016 Result out: Dip in Scores raise hope of admission for 55084 aspirant


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January 17, 2016
The scores in CMAT 2016 have dipped not only from last exam but also are lower than any of the last 5 tests
There are only 1504 candidates between a score of 200 to 300 and the B schools are more which may compel them to shortlist the candidates at lower percentile

CMAT 2016 result declared by AICTE after 10PM on January 21, 2016 for all the 55084 test takers has been the fastest process in the history of CMAT result declaration. AICTE despite conducting CMAT 2016 as a yearly exam in a single day and in single session on January 17, 2016 in 62 cities across the country declared the result in 5 days.

Displaying the National Merit List for 55084 CMAT 2016 test takers including 623 candidates with negative marks AICTE has confirmed that all the test takers have been ranked and no one has been disqualified.
CMAT 2016 scores show a dip in number of high scorers. This trend of dip the highest and average scores has brightened the chances of admission in good B-schools for low percentilers. The basic reason behind this idea is the low scoring pattern in CMAT 2016 result. The scores in CMAT 2016 have dipped not only from CMAT 2015 but also are lower than any of the last 5 CMAT exams.

Highest score dips
Highest score in CMAT 2016 has gone down from 305 marks in CMAT Feb 2015 to 300 marks. There were 2 candidates in last CMAT who had scored 305 marks but CMAT 2016 has only 1 candidate who has scored the highest marks 300 out of 400 knocking 100 percentile.

Fewer test takers
AICTE-CMAT 2016 test result has displayed All India merit list for 55084 candidates who have scored between the highest marks 300 (100 percentile) to the lowest (-) 40 (zero percentile) out of 400 for admission session 2016-17.

There were 57700 candidates who appeared in last year CMAT and had scored between the highest marks 305 to the lowest -70 out of 400.

AICTE-CMAT 2016 contains raw marks along with the arrived percentile score. The percentile is arrived at on the basis of highest marks scored but the sectional scores have also been given due importance in case more candidates have scored same percentile.

Changing Admission Scenario in PGDM B-schools
The admission prospects in good B-schools are expected to brighten up with low scores also. Top B-schools, it appears would reduce minimum required score for shortlisting the candidates for next stage of admission round 2016.

Only 1504 candidates scored between 200 to 300
There are only 1504 candidates between a score of 200 to 300 and the B-schools are more which may compel them to shortlist the candidates at lower percentile. The B-schools that required higher scores above 250 or so in CMAT 2016 to shortlist the candidates for admission to their PGDM 2016-18 batch may reduce the qualifying scores to less than 200.

Since the best PGDM B-schools in India accept CMAT score and will offer admission to the high scorers, all the 1504 candidates can be offered admission by these B-schools on the basis of their CMAT 2016 scores. You can explore admission opportunity in following B-schools without further loss of time

  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
  • Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Balaji Society, Pune
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida, Delhi NCR
  • Great Lakes, Chennai
  • IMT Nagpur
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (KJSIMSR), Mumbai
  • SIMSREE, Mumbai
  • XIME, Bangalore

Only 18884 between 100 to 200 score: Admission prospects bright
More than 100 good B-schools are expected to have cut off between 100 and 200 marks in CMAT 2016 and would offer admission to 18884 candidates who have scored within this range. Prominent among them are

  • Acharya Bangalore Business School (ABBS), Bangalore
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi 
  • College of Management & Economics Studies UPES Dehradun
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad
  • EMPI Business School, New Delhi
  • FLAME University, Pune
  • IBA Bangalore
  • IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai
  • IFIM, Bangalore IMI Bhubaneswar
  • IMT Hyderabad
  • IMS Ghaziabad 
  • Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Pune
  • Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), Hyderabad
  • ISB&M, Pune, Bangalore  
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, Delhi NCR
  • Jaypee Business School, Noida Delhi NCR 
  • JIMS, Kalkaji, New Delhi
  • JIMS Rohini, New Delhi
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced management Studies, Pune
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore 
  • MITSOT, Pune
  • M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • NDIM New Delhi
  • SDMIMD, Mysore
  • Sri Sri University, Cuttack     
  • Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM) Hyderabad

Admission prospects with 100 and below score
The 34696 candidates who have scored below 100 marks in CMAT 2016 also can find admission in very good B-schools. Many of them also stand in the B-school rankings among top 200 B-schools of India. Admission opportunity can promptly be explored in some of following B-schools

  • Accurate Institute of Management, Greater Noida Delhi NCR 
  • BULMIM New Delhi
  • Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi 
  • Gitam School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  • Indus Business Academy (IBA), Greater Noida
  • JK Business School, Gurgaon
  • JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
  • Rajalakshmi School of Business, Chennai
  • SSN School of Management Chennai

Key trends in CMAT 2016
CMAT 2016 has witnessed varying trend viz-a-viz earlier CMAT exams and the first of its kind is that the CMAT 2016 has been revamped as yearly exam while earlier CMAT exams were held twice a year. Other trends can be summarised as below

Key trends

CMAT 2016

CMAT Feb 2015

CMAT Sep 2014

Number of test takers




Highest score obtained out of 400 marks




Lowest score in negative with zero percentile




The level of difficulty across all the CMAT exams has more or less remained the same and as such the dip in scores may not be attributed to higher or lower difficulty level in CMAT 2016.

Scoring Criteria
The Scores obtained in CMAT 2016 have been calculated by assigning: 
  +4 marks for the correct answer 
  -1 mark for incorrect answer 
   0 mark for no answer  

Percentile Calculation in CMAT
AICTE-CMAT has awarded percentile along with the raw scores in the National Merit List. The calculation criteria is as follows

Percentile has been calculated using the formula:

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

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

Merit list
National level merit list of candidates is available on AICTE-CMAT 2016 site home page. Clicking on the National Merit List for the viewing of the result will display the merit list beginning with the scores and percentile of the topper in CMAT 2016 and goes on descending.

The national merit ranking has been arrived based on the Total Score. In case scores are same for more than one candidate, the ranking has been done considering sectional score also in the 
order of:

Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Language Comprehension
General Awareness

In case more than one candidate secures same ranking as per the above criteria, the same Rank has been assigned to all of them but has been displayed by sorting their names alphabetically.

The Rank of the subsequent candidate has then been extended by the number of additional students having the same Rank. For example if 3 students are at 25th Rank then subsequent student will be ranked as 28th.

AICTE-CMAT one of the 5 important and largest national level MBA/PGDM entrance tests that facilitate admission to various management programmes in 400+ good B schools across the country was conducted in a computer based format on January 17, 2016 as a yearly test. There will be only one CMAT in a year and accordingly the next CMAT is proposed to be conducted in January 2017 for admission session 2017-18.

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