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CMAT Answer Key 2022 is released by NTA on April 18, 2022. CMAT Response Sheet and question paper had also been released along with the answer keys. To download CMAT 2022 answer keys, candidates will have to log in to the official website using CMAT application id and password.

In case candidates are not satisfied with CMAT 2022 Answer Key, then they can challenge it by paying the requisite fee of INR 1000 per objection. The opportunity to challenge the provisional CMAT answer key 2022 will be available till April 21, 2022. After taking into account valid objections, if any. NTA will release the final answer key along with CMAT 2022 Result likely in the 4th week of April 2022.

CMAT Answer Key 2022 will mention the correct answer for every question in the paper. Candidates will be able to use the answer key to calculate their raw scores by assigning 4 marks for correct answers and deducting 1 mark for incorrect answers. Check Expected CMAT 2022 Cut off

This article will explain in detail the important dates of the CMAT answer key, the way to challenge the answer key,  and the release of the final answer key of CMAT 2022.

CMAT Answer Key Date

CMAT Answer Key 2022: Important Dates

Event Dates
CMAT 2022 Date of Examination April 9, 2022
Release of question paper and response sheet April 18, 2022 
Challenge CMAT provisional answer key April 19, 2022 
Last date to challenge the answer key April 21, 2022 
Release of Final CMAT 2022 Answer Key 4th week of April 2022
CMAT 2022 Final Result 4th week of April 2022
How to download CMAT Answer Key?

How to download CMAT 2022 Provisional Answer Key?

The release of provisional answer keys is important for the candidates as it will be the deciding factor for the calculation of final CMAT marks. The provisional answer key is released within a few days of the conduct of the examination. Candidates can challenge and raise objections if they find any answer is not correct. 

It must be noted that there shall be a prescribed time period during which the answer key can be challenged. After this, the official authorities will clarify and release the official result of CMAT

The following steps can be followed to download the answer key of CMAT 2022 after its release on the official website. 

  • Step 1: Visit the official site of CMAT 2022 by NTA. The website link has not yet been released as the exam date notification is to be released in the month of November. 
  • Step 2: The login details need to be entered in the link given on the official website. The login credentials will be the registration number and the password created at the time of filling out the application form. 
  • Step 3: Then the next step after putting in the login credentials is to enter the security pin. 
  • Step 4: Once the security pin has been entered, candidates will notice that the screen will display two types of options. The two options will be 
    • Click to challenge answer key
    • View question paper 
  • Step 5: For viewing the answer key and simultaneously challenging the answer key, candidates need to choose the first option which is 'Click to challenge answer key'. Once clicked, the site will automatically lead to the page of the release of the answer key. 
  • Step 6: The screen will now depict the answer key and candidates can match/ verify the responses. 

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Download CMAT Question Paper

How to download CMAT 2022 Question Paper?

CMAT Question Paper can be downloaded from the official website of CMAT 2022. Follow the given steps to download the question paper. 

  • Step 1: The official link of the CMAT has to be clicked for downloading the question paper. The link will be released after the authority finalizes it. 
  • Step 2: Candidates will see the tab of 'View Question Paper'. This tab needs to click then. 
  • Step 3: After choosing this tab, candidates need to enter their login credentials. They can choose one of the two :
    • Application number and password
    • Application number and date of birth 
  • Step 4: After putting in the required login credentials, the CMAT application form will open. 
  • Step 5: At the end of the application form, candidates can see a tab of 'View Question Paper' that must be clicked. 
  • Step 6: After clicking this tab, the question paper of CMAT 2022 along with the candidate responses will be downloaded. Both these documents will be downloaded in PDF format. 
  • Step 7: It is advisable to download and save the question paper and responses of CMAT 2022 for future reference. 

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Challenge CMAT Answer Key

Steps to Challenge CMAT 2022 Answer Key 

Candidates can challenge the provisional CMAT 2022 answer key. For raising objections in the answer key, candidates must follow the given steps. For challenging the answer key, the most pertinent thing is to give verified documents in response to the incorrect answer and payment of fees for the same. For every answer challenged, candidates, need to pay 1000/- per answer. 

  • Step 1: In case of a discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can raise objections to the answer key. 
  • Step 2: Candidates need to mark against the option they feel is incorrect. There is an option to mark and choose the incorrect option. 
  • Step 3: After choosing the answer, candidates need to choose the option of 'Save your claims'. It will automatically save the preference of the answer chosen by candidates. 
  • Step 4: After this, a window will open where candidates need to upload the documents in support of the correct claims. Basically, candidates need to furnish concerning documents claiming against the given incorrect answer. 
  • Step 5: After giving proper documents and proof, candidates will be directed to the page where they need to pay the fees. Click on the tab of 'Save claim and pay the fee'. 
  • Step 6: Payment of 1000/- per answer has to be made through an online payment mode. Candidates can choose the following methods to complete the payment procedure:
    • Credit card
    • Debit card
    • Net Banking

Following these steps will successfully help you in raising objections in the answer key. 

How to Calculate CMAT 2022 Score?

Candidates can calculate their CMAT raw scores based on the answer key downloaded by them. For this they need to be aware of the marking scheme mentioned in the table below:

Type of Response/Answer Score
Correct Response +4 Marks
Incorrect Response -1 Mark
Unanswered 0

So for example, in General Awareness section, a candidate has attempted 21 questions out of which 15 are correct and 6 are wrong, then his total score in this section will be:

(15*4) – 6 = 54

Similarly, candidates can calculate their score for all sections and add them to arrive at the total CMAT Score.

Benefits of CMAT Answer Key

Benefits of CMAT 2022 Answer Key

The answer key for any entrance exam becomes pertinent for candidates from the viewpoint of reviewing the correct answers. It is also helpful for clarifying or challenging any answer that the candidates feel is incorrect. 

The answer key of CMAT would consist of the following : 

  • Responses that are provided by the candidate. 
  • The correct responses to those. 

Basically following this option, candidates can verify the responses given by them and the answer given on the site. The benefits of the answer key of CMAT 2022 for the candidates or students are given below. 

  • Students have the option of comparing their own responses and the responses given by the authority. 
  • The answer key will enable the students to evaluate their performance and help them calculate estimated scores. 
  • Since the answer key is released within a week of the exam, candidates can calculate and evaluate their score way before the final declaration of the result. 
Previous Year CMAT Answer Key

CMAT Previous Year Answer Key

The previous year's answer key can be seen in the following links. 

Year of Exam Download Link
2020 Click Here
2019 Click Here
CMAT Merit List 2021

CMAT 2022 Merit List 

CMAT 2022 merit list will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) tentatively in May 2022. CMAT 2022 merit list will consist of the following information about the candidates. 

  • All India Rank (AIR) of the candidate 
  • Sectional score
  • Total score
  • Sectional scores by NTA
  • Overall percentile by NTA 

The merit list of CMAT 2022 can be downloaded from the official website in online mode. This can be downloaded even without entering the login details. 

CMAT Answer Key 2022 FAQs

Ques. Can I challenge the CMAT 2022 answer key?

Ans. In case of a discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can raise objections to the answer key. Candidates need to mark against the option they feel is incorrect. After this, a window will open where candidates need to upload the documents in support of the correct claims. Payment of 1000/- per answer has to be made through an online payment mode.

Ques. When will the preliminary answer key of CMAT 2022 be released?

Ans. The preliminary answer key of CMAT 2022 has been released on April 18, 2022. Candidates will be able to raise objections against the same till April 21, 2022. 

Ques. How to download CMAT 2022 question paper?

Ans. The official link of the CMAT has to be clicked for downloading the question paper. The link will be released after the authority finalizes it. Candidates will see the tab of 'View Question Paper'. Then enter your credentials to check the same.

Ques. How soon can I expect a response to my objection?

Ans. The exam conducting body will release the final answer key within the stipulated time, in case objections submitted are found to be genuine. Notification regarding the same will be issued by NTA

Ques. What is a good score to qualify CMAT 2022?

Ans. Based on the previous year's cut-off and CMAT 2022 exam analysis, scoring between 270-350 would be sufficient to qualify CMAT 2022.

Ques. How can I download the merit list of CMAT 2022?

Ans. The merit list of CMAT 2022 can be downloaded from the official website- cmat.nta.nic.in. Candidates need to enter their application ID and password to download the same.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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