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CMAT 2021 Answer Key (Last Day to Challenge): Download PDF, Paper Analysis and Question Paper

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Shekhar Sumann

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CMAT Answer Key has been released by NTA on April 3, 2021. Along with the answer key, CMAT Response Sheet and question paper was also released. The Answer Key and responses could be accessed on the candidates’ login portal. Moreover, the opportunity to challenge CMAT answer key was available till April 5, 2021(5:00 pm). CMAT 2021 Result has been released along with the final answer key on April 9.

CMAT Provisional Answer Key is made available online in the form of a response sheet by NTA. Direct Link to Check CMAT 2021 Answer Key

CMAT Latest Updates

  • April 27: CMAT Merit List to be released soon. Read more
  • April 24: AICTE affiliated colleges to release their respective CMAT cut offs soon. Read more
  • April 9: CMAT 2021 Result has been announced today. 
  • April 5: Last Day to challenge CMAT Provisional Answer Key 2021. Direct Link to Challenge CMAT Answer Key

Direct Link to Challenge CMAT Answer Key

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 2021.

CMAT Answer Key Date

CMAT 2021 Answer Key: Important Dates

Event Dates
CMAT 2021 Date of Examination March 31, 2021
Release of question paper and response sheet April 3, 2021
Challenge CMAT provisional answer key April 3, 2021
Last date to challenge the tentative response sheet April 5, 2021, up to 5 PM
CMAT 2021 Final Result April 9, 2021
How to download CMAT Answer Key?

How to download CMAT 2021 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 2021 after its release on the official website. 

Step 1: Visit the official site of CMAT 2021 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 of 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 for challenging the answer key, candidates need to choose the first option that 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. 

Download CMAT Question Paper

How to download CMAT 2021 Question Paper?

The CMAT Question Paper can be downloaded from the official website of CMAT 2021. 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 2021 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 2021 for future reference. 

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Challenge CMAT Answer Key

Steps to Challenge CMAT 2021 Answer Key 

Candidates can challenge the provisional 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 discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can raise objections for 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Merit List 

The CMAT 2021 merit list will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) tentatively in the first week of May 2021. The CMAT 2021 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 2021 can be downloaded from the official website in online mode. This can be downloaded even without entering the login details. 

Hope this article has served as a benefit for candidates who are appearing for the CMAT exam this year.


CMAT Answer Key FAQs

Ques. Can I challenge the CMAT 2021 final answer key?

Ans. In case of 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 merit list of CMAT 2021 be released?

Ans. The merit list of CMat 2021 will be released in the first week of February 2021

Ques. How to download CMAT 2021 question paper?

Ans. 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'. 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 for CMAT 2021?

Ans. To qualify CMAT 2021 candidates must have a score approximately between 347-270.

Ques. How can I download the merit list of CMAT 2021?

Ans. The merit list of CMAT 2021 can be downloaded from the official website.

Ques. What is Mathematics?

Ans. For MH CET Law basic mathematics, Mensuration, Commercial Mathematics, Modern Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Arithmetic

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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