CMAT Answer Key 2023: Released; Check CMAT Question Paper with Solution

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Updated on
May 15, 2023

NTA has released CMAT 2023 answer key on May 12, 2023 late night, 8 days after the exam date. You can download the CMAT 2023 official answer key, CMAT question paper that you attempted and the actual answer options that you marked in the CMAT exam. If you wish to challenge the official CMAT answer key, you can do so by paying requisite fee of Rs.200/- per question till 11.50 PM on May 16. 


CMAT answer key is released on official NTA CMAT website The National Testing Agency (NTA) earlier used to release official CMAT answer key with candidate response sheet after three – four days of CMAT exam date. CMAT 2023 was conducted in two shifts on May 4, 2023, while CMAT last year was conducted in single shift. As such the CMAT answer key release this year has been delayed by a few days.

CMAT Exam Year
Date of CMAT Exam
CMAT Exam Slots
Date of CMAT Answer key Release
CMAT 2023
May 4, 2023
Two Slot Exam
May 12, 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)

National Testing Agency displays the CMAT answer keys and CMAT response sheet with CMAT objection form to challenge the CMAT 2022 answer key on the NTA CMAT exam official website, prior to declaration of CMAT result.


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. According to NTA,“Challenges made by the candidates will be verified by the panel of subject experts. If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. Based on the revised Final Answer Key, the result will be prepared and declared. No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge. The key finalized by the Experts after the challenge will be final. No challenge will be accepted after 16 May 2023 (upto 11:50 p.m.).”


According to NTA, “The NTA will display Provisional Answer Key of the questions on the NTA website:, with a Public Notice issued to this effect on the said website, to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Keys with a non-refundable online payment of Rs. 200/- per question challenged as processing charges.”

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CMAT 2023 Answer keys: 10 Key Facts to Note
A Public Notice, as below,  regarding the CMAT answer key release is displayed on the NTA CMAT website on May 12, to provide an opportunity to the candidates to challenge the Provisional Answer Keys. Earlier the last date to challenge the answer key, as per the notice below was May 14, however this date has been extended to May 16, 2023 by NTA

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  • CMAT answer keys are displayed for all the question sets on CMAT exam website
  • Only the candidates who have appeared in CMAT 2023 exam can view, print and verify the CMAT 2023 answer keys on NTA-CMAT official website
  • Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website are available for 4 days from May 13 to 16, with an objection form to challenge CMAT 2023 answer keys
  • The candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer keys and recorded responses, can challenge by filling online application (Objection) form
  • A processing charge of Rs.200/- per question must be paid online to challenge the each CMAT answer key. 
  • Only paid challenges made during stipulated time through key challenge link will be considered.
  • The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained. NTA will not inform the Candidates individually about their challenges
  • The subject experts will examine all the challenges received and then a final answer key will be displayed and declared
  • The result will be compiled on the basis of the Final Answer Key declared

CMAT Answer Key 2023: Important Dates
Below are given the likely important dates for CMAT 2023 official answer key opening, closing, final answer key release and result declaration:  

Important date
CMAT 2023 official Answer Key Release date
May 12, 2023
Answer key is live with CMAT question paper
Last date to challenge CMAT Answer Key
May 16, 2023 File objection online till 11.50 PM 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.

CMAT Answer Key 2023: Key Features, Dates and Objection Fee

  • 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 last date to challenge the CMAT answer key 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

How to Check 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: 

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Step-1: Check CMAT Question Paper &Answer Keys

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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 

Procedure How to Challenge Answer Key of CMAT-2023

  1. Please go to official CMAT 2023 website
  2. Click ‘Challenge(s) regarding Answer Key’ button.
  3. Login with your Application Number and Date of Birth and enter Security Pin as displayed and then click on Submit button.
  4. You will be able to see 100 Questions IDs along with Option IDs & Correct Option IDs, they are in sequential order.
  5. The Option IDs next to the Question ID under the column ‘Correct Option(s)/Answer’ is correct answer key.
  6. If you wish to challenge this option, you may select one or multiple Option IDs given in the next four columns by clicking in the check box.
  7. If you want to upload supporting documents, you can select ‘Choose File’ and upload (all documents to be put in a single pdf file).
  8. After clicking your desired option, scroll down, ‘submit your Claim’ and move to next screen.
  9. You will be able to see a display of all the Option IDs which you want to challenge.
  10. Click on ‘Save your Claim and Pay Fee Finally’.
  11. Select Mode of Payment and Pay your processing fee @ Rs.200/- for each question challenged. You have to make payment through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking only.

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NTA’s Decision Final on Objections to CMAT Answer Keys
On the issue of examining, entertaining and taking final decision on the challenges submitted by the candidates on the CMAT Answer Keys, the National Testing Agency has clarified, “The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.”


NTA has further clarified that No Grievance with regard to CMAT answer key(s) after declaration of result of CMAT will be entertained nor shall there be a provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the CMAT Score and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained by NTA 

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CMAT Score Based on Final CMAT Answer Keys
NTA has confirmed that the CMAT result will be released after finalizing the CMAT answer keys. According to NTA, “The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys.”


Clarifying further NTA has shared, “The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered further for computation of the Result of CMAT-2023. No Score Card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their Score Cards from the website: only.”


CMAT Answer Keys Download: Complete in 3 Steps
CMAT 2023 answer keys download can be completed in three steps from official CMAT website when it is released:

  • Step-1: Open CMAT 2023 website and click on the icon – CMAT 2023 Answer key responses
  • Step-2: Use CMAT Login ID to download the CMAT 2023 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: Check your CMAT 2023 Answer responses and file the challenge by downloading the objection form online with payment of processing charges of Rs.200/- per question

CMAT 2023 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in CMAT 2023 carries +4 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark. What you attempted in CMAT 2023 exam, if you remember a good part of it, you may arrive at your near CMAT raw scores and on its basis check what percentile you could get with the help of CMAT answer keys. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the CMAT 2023 sectional composition:

No. of Questions
Marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Language Comprehension  
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
General Awareness
Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CMAT Answer Key PDF
You can download CMAT answer key pdf after login with your CMAT application number and date of birth or CMAT application number and password. The complete document for CMAT answer key 2023 (final) is released by NTA before release of result. The CMAT answer key pdf 2023 will be available for download when released.  

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