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NTA has released the CMAT 2021 result on April 9, 2021 within a few hours after release of CMAT final answer keys. CMAT result offers admission chances in 1000+ AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges. CMAT 2021 exam was conducted on March 31, 2021 in two shifts.

 

71490 candidates had registered for CMAT exam 2021 and out of them  52327 candidates appeared for the exam. NTA conducted CMAT 2021 in 153 Cities at 278 test venues.  All the test takers are included in the CMAT 2021 result merit list. Many top MBA colleges are open with their admission process for few more days. As the CMAT 2021 result is out now, these MBA colleges will close their admission process shortly to commence their academic session in time.

 

With the CMAT 2021 score available to you, now you need to take following steps before finalizing and applying for admission in your top B-school for admission 2021.

  • Step-1: Check your sectional and overall score
  • Step-2: Check your CMAT Percentile corresponding to your score
  • Step-3: Match your percentile as required by top B-schools given below and Shortlist the best MBA/PGDM colleges in your percentile range
  • Step-4: Apply for admission 2021 immediately as the applications are closing soon

Let’s check which best MBA college is available with your CMAT 2021 score and percentile

 

CMAT Score Vs Percentile 2021: Expected Top Range
NTA awards higher percentile at lower CMAT score as compared to other exams. The expected CMAT raw score range that may fetch respective percentile for MBA admission is as below:

CMAT 2021 Score Range out of 400 Maximum Marks
CMAT Percentile Range after score normalization for both the shifts
345-350
100
281-340
90-99.99
201-280
81-89
171-200
71-80
141-170
61-70
116-140
51-60
Below 116
Below 51

Source: MBAUniverse.com Analysis 

 

Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score: CMAT 90+ Cut Off percentile  
Following top MBA colleges with CMAT percentile score of 90+ are either open for admission or are expected to open shortly. The B-schools with application for admission open now, will be closing the process soon

MBA college
Fee
Application Status
Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM Chennai
Rs.16.45 for PGDM
Open | Apply Now Last Date April 14
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
Rs. 13.86 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now Last Date April 14
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Rs. 12.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now Last Date April 15
Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) Bangalore
Rs. 12.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Amrita School of Business Coimbatore
Rs. 10.60 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
XISS Ranchi
Rs. 8.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
Rs. 8.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
Rs. 7.02 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now Last Date April 14
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
To be announced
PUMBA: Department of Management Sciences University of Pune
Rs. 2.45 Lakhs
To be announced
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies And Research And Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE) Mumbai:
Rs. 1.36 Lakhs
To be announced
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Nagpur
Rs. 12.10 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score: CMAT 80+ Cut Off percentile
Below are the top MBA colleges with CMAT percentile score of 80+. The admission in these MBA colleges accepting CMAT score & percentile are open and will be closing soon

MBA college
Fee
Application Status
School of Inspired Leadership - SOIL Gurgaon
Rs. 15.03 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Alliance University Bangalore
Rs. 13.50 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Institute of Management Technology (IMT )Hyderabad
Rs. 12.03 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management - Noida, Lucknow
Rs. 10.45 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
National Insurance Academy (NIA) Pune
Rs. 9.43 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
ISBM Pune
Rs. 8.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Indus Business Academy - IBA Bangalore
Rs. 8.51 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
VIPS-TC-Delhi School of Business Delhi
Rs. 8.45 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
New Delhi Institute of Management - NDIM New Delhi
Rs. 8.25 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad
Rs. 8.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IES Management College And Research Centre, Mumbai
Rs. 8.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Rohini
Rs. 7.95 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune
Rs. 7.85 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
CIMP Patna
Rs. 7.65 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad
Rs. 7.60 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research - CIMR Mumbai
Rs. 7.50 Lakhs
To be announced
Praxis Business School Kolkata
Rs. 7.27 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

MBA colleges accepting CMAT score: CMAT 70+ Cut Off percentile
Below are the top MBA colleges with CMAT percentile score of 70+. The admission in these MBA colleges accepting CMAT score & percentile are open and will be closing soon

MBA college
Fee
Application Status
UPES University Dehradun
Rs. 14.20 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - EDII Ahmedabad
Rs. 10.95 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
Rs. 10.45 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IIRM Hyderabad
Rs. 9.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) Pune
Rs. 9.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi
Rs. 8.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
AIMS Institutes Bangalore
Rs. 8.75 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (MILE) Pune
Rs. 8.30 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
ISME Bangalore
Rs. 8.25 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
SCMS Cochin: SCMS Cochin School of Business
Rs. 8.25 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IMS Ghaziabad
Rs. 7.95 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
GBS Kolkata: Globsyn Business School, Kolkata
Rs. 7.95 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria School of Business, Ghaziabad
Rs. 7.50 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Firebird Institute of Research in Management Coimbatore
Rs. 7.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
NSB Bangalore
Rs. 6.50 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Narayana Business School Ahmedabad
Rs. 6.50 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IMS Unison University Dehradun
Rs. 4.75 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

MBA Colleges accepting CMAT Score: CMAT 60 to 69 Cut Off Percentile

MBA college
Fee
Application Status
IIRM Hyderabad
Rs. 9.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
CII School of Logistics, Amity University, Noida
Rs. 8.61 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Jaypee Business School, Noida
Rs. 8.32 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Vivekanand Business School (VBS) Mumbai
Rs. 7.80 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB) Chennai:
Rs. 6.10 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
ITS School of Management Ghaziabad
Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) New Delhi
Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
International Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship (IAME) Bangalore
Rs. 5.94 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Mody University Sikar (Rajasthan)
Rs. 5.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IMS Ghaziabad (University Courses Campus)
Rs. 5.48 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
SKIPS Ahmedabad
Rs. 4.26 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

MBA Colleges accepting CMAT Score: CMAT 50 to 69 Cut Off Percentile
Below are the top MBA colleges with CMAT percentile score of 50 to 69. The admission in these MBA colleges accepting CMAT score & percentile are open and will be closing soon

MBA college
Fee
Application Status
DSIMS Mumbai 
Rs. 7.25 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Lloyd Business School Greater Noida
Rs. 6.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai
Rs. 5.90 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
BIBS Kolkata Bengal Institute of Business Studies Kolkata
Rs. 5.78 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
GNIOT Institute of Management Studies (GIMS)
Rs. 5.76 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
SUAS Indore: Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences
Rs. 5.60 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
R V Institute of Management
Rs. 5.50 Lakhs
Open
MITCON Institute of Management Pune
Rs. 5.25 Lakhs
Open
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology- AIMIT Bangalore
Rs. 5.00 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
IZee Business School, Bangalore
Rs. 4.48 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

CMAT 2021 exam was conducted in two shifts on March 31, 2021 with many changes in pattern and duration. National Testing Agency will announce the All India Merit list, based on the Total Marks obtained by the candidates in Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 conducted by NTA as a Computer Based Exam.

 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India. The Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) constituted by Government of India. CMAT offers unique opportunity to all the test takers as none of them is disqualified in its result.   

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CMAT 2021 Scoring Pattern: Important changes
On behalf of AICTE, National Testing Agency introduced many changes in CMAT 2021 exam and scoring pattern and test duration. Key changes are:

  • In addition to regular 4 sections with 100 questions, CMAT 2021 test paper had 5th optional section with 25 questions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • The exam had a time duration of three hours for the candidates who did not opt for 5th section and three & half hours for the candidates who opted for 5th section.
  • Total questions were 100/125  in MCQs form.
  • Question difficulty level was easy to moderate
  • Sectional division in CMAT 2021 Exam was 25 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Each correct answer is awarded +4 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark
  • No Individual Time limit to attempt question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall time limit of 3/3½  hours.
  • Merit Score and percentile is calculated on the basis of 4 sections.
  • CMAT score card displays Actual score obtained out of 400/500 Marks, Sectional score obtained and the sectional and overall percentile obtained in the Exam
CMAT 2021 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
25
100
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
25
100
Logical Reasoning
25
100
General Awareness
25
100
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional)
25
100
Total: Sections-4
125
500

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CMAT 2021 Score Vs Percentile for Admission 2021: Key Highlights

  • National Merit List: A National Merit Ranking (All India Rank) with CMAT score vs Percentile will be prepared based on the Marks secured against Total Marks.
  • Opportunity to get Higher Percentile at Low Score: In the 2021 score card, the CMAT score Vs percentile is expected to go up. The candidate with 345 – 350 marks is expected to score 100 percentile in 2021. Similarly, the CMAT score for 99 to 99.99 percentile in 2021 is expected in the range of 285 to 340 marks.
  • All Candidates in Merit List: CMAT National Merit list includes all the candidates who appear in the CMAT exam. The range of CMAT score vs percentile awarded to the test takers is from 0.005 percentile to perfect 100 percentile. No candidate is disqualified in the exam.  
  • Percentile Ranking Calculation: In case total marks are same for more than one candidate, the percentile ranking is done on sectional score considered in the order of :- Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QTDI), Logical Reasoning (LR), Language Comprehension (LC), General Awareness(GA), Candidates having less negative responses and Candidate older in age.

Important Points to Note
A few key points to note about CMAT Score Vs percentile ranking process for MBA admission 2021 are as under:

  • The merit list indicates Roll number, Rank, section wise Marks obtained and NTA Score of all the candidates. CMAT-2021 score is valid for the admissions of academic year 2021-22.
  • The CMAT Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw marks) candidates
  • The CMAT scores of a Candidate are calculated as follows: 100 X Number of candidates appeared in the examination with raw marks EQUAL TO OR LESS than the candidate Total number of the candidates appeared.
  • The NTA CMAT exam 2021 Score of the Total is NOT an aggregate or average of the NTA Score of individual subject
  • The score is not the same as percentage of marks obtained
  • Admission authorities and institutions are free to take their own decision at the time of admission as to what weightage they wish to give to a particular section

CMAT Score Vs Percentile: Calculation Process
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has devised the process to obtain CMAT percentile score with raw score in CMAT exam. For example a raw score of 170 in CMAT can be awarded 65 percentile and with a score of 251 to 342 you are awarded a percentile of 95 to 99.99. The score Vs Percentile calculation process in CMAT exam goes through various stages. Let us know the CMAT score Vs Percentile as calculated by NTA for MBA admission

  • Your Raw sectional and overall score obtained in CMAT exam.
  • Before calculating percentile, CMAT score is equated and normalized for the difficulty level for all the shifts
  • This raw CMAT score is converted to Scaled score
  • The scaled CMAT score is converted to percentile score.

CMAT 2021 scoring pattern
Following is the scoring pattern in CMAT 2021:

  • Maximum marks 400
  • Total questions are 100
  • 4 marks awarded for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for every wrong answer
  • CMAT Score card contains Raw as well as Percentile score

Score scaling and Score Normalization lead to percentile score
The process of converting the raw CMAT score to percentile score again depends upon many factors – number of candidates who have appeared in CMAT exam, difficulty level of question paper. Taking all this into account scores are arrived at. This process goes on for score normalization and leads to percentile scores.  

 

Normalization depends on LoD
The Scaling & Normalization process of CMAT scores have also brought about certain changes as both the components take into account the level of difficulty of CMAT exam. While the Normalization process, as announced for CMAT 2021 scores, adjusts for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms, the scaled scores obtained by this process are converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

 

CMAT claims to have the most transparent process on score normalization and calculation of percentile. The process claims to focus on Fairness, Equity and comparison of performances across the test in CMAT 2021.

 

GATE pattern to convert score to percentile
The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

 

To understand the conversion of raw score to percentile score and to know about the score normalization process in CMAT 2020, understand first the GATE process which stands a bit changed.

 

Those appearing in GATE or have understood the process can understand it better but for those who are unaware about the process have to understand the GATE process first. In fact the commerce, science, medical, paramedical and graduates in Humanities who are appearing in CMAT 2021 still remain oblivious of the percentile VS Score calculation formula in CMAT 2021.

 

GATE normalization process 
During 2018, the CE, CS, EC, EE and ME examinations were conducted  in multiple sessions. Suitable normalization process was therefore applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question sets across the different sessions. The normalization was done based on the fundamental assumption that "in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions".

 

According to the GATE committee, this assumption is justified since "the number of candidates appearing in multi-session subjects in GATE is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session subject, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude."

 

GATE formula
Based on the above the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME subjects. From GATE 2014 onward (and year 2014-15 of the 2-year validity period of GATE 2013 score), a candidate's GATE score is computed by the following new formula.

where, S = Score (normalized) of a candidate; M = Marks obtained by a candidate ("normalized marks" in case of multiple-session subjects CE, CS, EC, EE and ME); Mq = Qualifying marks for general category candidates in that subject (usually 25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher); μ = Average (i.e. arithmetic mean) of marks of all candidates in that subject; σ = Standard deviation of marks of all candidates in that subject; Mt = Average marks of top 0.1 % candidates (for subjects with 10000 or more appeared candidates) or top 10 candidates (for subjects with less than 10000 appeared candidates); St = 900 = Score assigned to Mt;   Sq = 350 = Score assigned to Mq.

 

Percentile
A candidate's percentile denotes the percentage of candidates scoring lower than that particular candidate. It is calculated as: Percentile = ( 1 - All India rank( No. of candidates in that subject) x 100%

 

Application of formula in CMAT 2021
The formula to calculate the percentile in CMAT can be devised.  The score normalization process formula by CMAT expert would be as follows-

 

Normalized mark (︿Mij) of jth candidate in ith slot, is given by
︿Mij = Mgt - MgqMti - Miq ( Mij - Miq ) + Mgq
where,

Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in the ith slot,
Mgt is the average marks of the top 0.1 % candidates in all slots,
Mgq is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in all slots,
Mti is the average of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in the ith slot,
Miq is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in the ith slot.

 

Example of converting Score to Percentile
Sample of 200,000 candidates taking CMAT, assuming that the maximum exam score is 300 (In place of actual 400) is taken below for ready reference. You can change it to 400 maximum marks and can fresh calculate the same.

 

Total Test takers = 2,00,000

slots = 2

Test takers in each slot = 1,00,000                                    [ .1% of it = 100]

 

Mij  = 170 out of 300               ( is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in 

                                                   the 2nd slot)

Mgt = [195 + 190 ]/2 = 192      ( is the average marks of the top 0.1 % candidates of

                                                    both the slots)

here, 195  and 190 are the average of the top .1% aspirants of all slots

 

Mgq =  112                               (is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks

                                                  of all candidates in both the slots)

Mti    =  190                               (is the average of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in 

                                                   the 2nd slot)

Miq    = 110                               (is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks

                                                  of all candidates in the 2nd slot.)

 

So, according to the given formula, normalized score = (192-112)(170-110)/(190-110) + 112 = 172

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