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Updated on May 12, 2023
CMAT 2023 Exam has got over on May 4 and the CMAT Answer key will be released by NTA 7-8 days after the exam, most likely by May 14 in evening hours. Before release of CMAT exam result in the 3rd week of May, NTA will upload answer key with candidate response sheet on official website The CMAT answer key download facility will remain available only for three days. With the help of CMAT answer key release, you can check and calculate your exam score and likely percentile to find the best MBA college accepting CMAT
CMAT Answer Key 2023 Release

CMAT 2023 answer key release with candidate response sheet is expected on May 14 or 15 at least two weeks before the CMAT result declaration on official CMAT exam website The CMAT 2023 result declaration is based on correctness of objections raised by test takers and due verification by National Testing Agency. The CMAT result processing will begin after receiving the objections on the CMAT answer key and in case the objections are found correct, the candidate will get benefit of marks and percentile improvement in CMAT result. Besides, this year CMAT 2023 exam was conducted in a two slots on May 4, 2023 and as such CMAT result will be processed after the score normalization procedure is completed by NTA for both the slots.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases official CMAT answer key with candidate response sheet after 7-8 days of CMAT exam date. This year CMAT exam was delayed by a month than last year. The CMAT answer key will be released for complete question paper which had 100 questions divided in 5 sections instead of earlier 4 sections.

CMAT 2023 Answer key Release Date: Key Trends
CMAT answer key earlier used to be released within 4 days after conduct of CMAT exam, but last year it was released after more than 10 days. Key trends in CMAT answer key release during last 4 years are shared below:

CMAT Exam Year
Date of CMAT Exam
CMAT Exam Slots
Date of CMAT Answer key Release
CMAT 2023
May 4, 2023
Two Slot Exam
Expected on May 14, 2023
CMAT 2022
April 9, 2022
Single Slot Exam
April 18, 2023 (In 10 Days)
CMAT 2021
March 31, 2021
Two Slot Exam
April 3, 2021 (In 4 Days)
CMAT 2020
January 28, 2020
Single Slot Exam
January 30, 2020 (In 3 Days)

The candidates who actually appeared in the exam can download CMAT answer key with their respective responses till the last date from official CMAT website as mentioned by NTA. In case you are not satisfied with the official CMAT answer key, you can challenge them by paying the requisite fee of Rs.200 per objection, unless it is increased. The last date to challenge the official CMAT Answer keys 2023 closes at 5 PM, three days after its release. After release of final answer key, NTA will shortly release the CMAT 2023 result. No grievances against answer keys will be accepted after release of CMAT Result. Once you download your CMAT answer key along with your responses as marked in the test paper, you can check your CMAT Score & Percentile. After completing this process, you should find out from the list below the best fit MBA college accepting CMAT with cut offs

NTA releases the CMAT Answer Keys and candidate response sheet with CMAT question paper on CMAT official website along with the objection form to challenge the answer key. The process to challenge and file objection form to answer keys is online with your CMAT login ID at CMAT official website.

Along with the release of CMAT answer key, NTA notifies through its Public Notice, “Question Paper and the response(s) thereof by each candidate has been uploaded on the website: Candidates can view question paper(s) and response(s) thereof, through login and clicking the link provided on the Website.” 

CMAT Answer Key Dates & Objection Filing Schedule
National Testing Agency displays the CMAT answer keys and CMAT response sheet with CMAT objection form to challenge the CMAT 2023 answer key on the NTA CMAT official website –

This facility to challenge CMAT answer key remains available for three-four days only. Candidates should save their question papers and responses for future reference. The important dates for CMAT answer key are as below:

Important date
CMAT 2023 official Answer Key Release date
May 14, 2023
Answer key will be live with CMAT question paper
Last date to challenge CMAT Answer Key
May 16, 2023
File objection online with a processing charge of Rs.200 for each question
Final CMAT 2023 answer key release date
May 20, 2023
NTA to release official final answer key before result
Submission of Grievance on final CMAT answer key
May 25, 2023
CMAT Result will be declared after final answer key is released
CMAT 2023 Result date
May 25, 2023
No grievance after declaration of CMAT 2023 result will be entertained.

All dates are tentative

How to Check & Download CMAT Question Paper, Answer Keys and Response Sheet
Checking, verifying and submitting the objections after checking the CMAT 2023 question paper, answer keys and your response sheet is two steps process. However, before that you need to download CMAT answer key from the NTA.CMAT official website. NTA has clarified, “Please Login and click link for display of your question papers and your responses.” 

Step-1: Check CMAT Question Paper &Answer Keys

  • Go to CMAT 2023 official website
  • Click on Display Question paper and Responses
  • Login either with your CMAT application number and password Or with application number and date of birth
  • Complete CMAT question paper with question ID and answer options will open
  • Now you can view the CMAT question paper, question ID and answer option IDs
  • To check & download your CMAT response sheet you have to follow Step-2

Step-2: Check CMAT Response Sheet

  • Go to CMAT 2023 official website
  • Click on Challenge Answer Keys
  • Login either with your CMAT application number and password Or with application number and date of birth
  • The CMAT response sheet with the question ID and answer ID that you attempted gets opened
  • To check correct answer you have to go with each question one by one and cross check which is the correct answer option ID for the question
  • In case you are not satisfied with the correct answer key as given on the CMAT website, you can challenge the answer keys by filing the claim after paying a fee of Rs.1000/- per question 

CMAT Answer Key 2023: Key Features, Dates and Fee to Challenge the Answer

  • Along with the CMAT Answer key, the NTA displays the CMAT Question Paper Attempted by the candidate
  • CMAT 2023 Question paper and Answer Keys are made live on the NTA’s website
  • The candidates, who are not satisfied with the CMAT answer keys, may challenge them by filling online application form
  • NTA’s decision on the CMAT answer key challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained
  • The result of CMAT 2023 exam will be compiled on the basis of final CMAT 2023 answer keys
  • No grievance with regard to CMAT answer key(s) after declaration of result of CMAT-2023 will be entertained.

Please note that NTA’s decision on the CMAT answer key challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.

CMAT Answer Key 2023: Challenge Fee

  • The Fee to challenge CMAT official answer key is Rs.200/- per question
  • The processing charges can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking
  • The processing charge once paid is non-refundable

Check CMAT Score With Percentile for MBA Admission
Once you check your response sheet, question paper and the CMAT official answer key, you can assess your score and expected corresponding CMAT percentile to explore MBA admission 2023 in the best MBA college accepting CMAT score. Following CMAT score cut offs are expected for various percentile range:

CMAT Score out of 400
Expected Percentile

Read More about CMAT score Leading to Corresponding Percentile

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT 2023 with Cut Offs
Out of 1000 MBA colleges accepting CMAT 2023 score, many of them are open with their admission 2023 process. JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA among other top MBA colleges who will shortlist candidates for admission on the basis of CMAT score, are open with their admission process 2023. All the 330 Maharashtra MBA colleges will accept CMAT score through DTE CAP 2023. Following are some of the top MBA colleges who will accept CMAT 2023 score in different cut off range:

Management Institute
Expected CMAT Cut off Percentile
JBIMS Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP Round)
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
SIMSREE Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP)
PUMBA Pune (Admission through DTE CAP)
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM
GIM Goa: Goa Institute of Management
IMT Nagpur
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
XIME Bangalore: Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore

Check Complete List of Top MBA colleges with CMAT cut offs

With effect from last two years, the CMAT answer keys with objection form to challenge the responses in the answer options are released by National Testing Agency (NTA) which now conducts CMAT exam instead of AICTE.

CMAT result 2023 will be released only after the CMAT final answer keys are released by NTA. NTA conducted CMAT exam on May 4, 2023 in two shifts of 3 hours duration each.

CMAT result will comprise around 60000 candidates who appeared in CMAT exam out of total more than 75000 registered candidates. The CMAT result will be out in the afternoon along with the score card. You can download the score card from official exam website on the CMAT 2023 result date. 

A National Merit list with section wise raw and percentile score will be released for all the candidates who took CMAT 2023.

Stay tuned to for more updates on CMAT 2023