CMAT 2019 Answer Key

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CMAT 2019 Shift-1 and Shift-2 Answer keys are live now! The CMAT answer keys and CMAT response sheet with CMAT objection form to challenge the CMAT 2019 answer key is displayed on the CMAT official website from February 1, 2019.


The CMAT 2019 answer keys with objection form to challenge the responses in the answer options have been released separately for morning and afternoon slot by National Testing Agency (NTA) which has conducted CMAT 2019 exam in two slots on January 28, 2019.


According to NTA, “After the CMAT - 2019 examination, the NTA will display answer keys & recorded responses of multiple choice questions on the NTA’s website”


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How to Check CMAT Question Paper, Answer Keys and Response Sheet
Checking, verifying and submitting the objections after checking the CMAT 2019 question paper, answer keys and your response sheet is a two step process:


Step-1: Check CMAT Question Paper &Answer Keys

  • Go to CMAT 2019 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 your CMAT response sheet you have to follow Step-2

Step-2: Check CMAT Response Sheet

  • Go to CMAT 2019 official website
  • Click on Challenge Answer Keys
  • Login either with your CMAT application number and password Or with application number and date of birth
  • Complete 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 

Check & Download here the CMAT 2019 Answer Keys
You can download and check the official CMAT 2019 answer keys as the per the CMAT 2019 question ID and correct answer option ID

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CMAT 2019 Answer keys: 5 Key Facts to Note

  • CMAT 2019 answer keys are displayed for all the question sets on CMAT 2019 website on  February 1, 2019
  • Only the candidates who appeared in CMAT 2019 slot-1 or slot-2 exam are able to view, print and verify the slot wise CMAT 2019 answer keys on CMAT 2019 official website
  • Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website are available with an objection form to CMAT 2019 answer keys
  • The candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer keys and recorded responses, may challenge by filling online application (Objection) form
  • A processing charge of Rs.1000/- per question is to be paid online to challenge the answer keys.

Pay Rs.1000/- per question to File Objection
You have to pay Rs.1000/- per question towards processing charges to challenge the CMAT 2019 answer keys.


The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/Net banking. Please note that the processing charge once paid is non-refundable.


So, if you are not satisfied with the answer keys and answer options which are the recorded responses for the particular question, you may challenge the answer keys by filling online application form which is available on official CMAT 2019 website on February 1, 2019.


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 2019 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 2019 answer key(s) after declaration of result of CMAT-2019 will be entertained nor shall there be a provision for re-valuation/re-checking of the CMAT 2019 Score and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained by NTA.


CMAT Score Based on Final CMAT 2019 Answer Keys
NTA has confirmed that the CMAT 2019 result will be released on February 8, 2019 after finalizing the CMAT 2019 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-2019. No score card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score cards from the website”


CMAT Answer Keys Download
CMAT 2019 answer keys download can be completed in three steps from official CMAT 2019 website:

  • Step-1: Open CMAT 2019 website and click on the icon – CMAT 2019 Answer key responses
  • Step-2: Use CMAT Login ID to download the CMAT 2019 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: Check your CMAT 2019 Answer responses and file the challenge by downloading the objection form online with payment of processing charges of Rs.1000/- per question

CMAT 2019 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in CMAT 2019 carries +4 marks and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -1 mark. What you attempted in CMAT 2019 exam on January 28, 2019, 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 2019 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

So far, CMAT answer keys were not been published for CMAT exam by AICTE till last year. This is the first time that CMAT answer keys for CMAT 2019 slot-1 and slot-2 exam sessions are published by National Testing Agency (NTA) which has conducted CMAT for the first time.