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CMAT 2021 Answer Key(Released): How to Challenge

Updated On - April 05 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CMAT 2021 Answer Key has released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) with the question paper after a few days of examination. To download that and challenge the official answer key, candidates have to log in with their application number and date of birth. Candidates have to calculate marks with the answer key which will release soon officially by applying the formula for calculating the marks. Get here complete details and latest updates on CMAT 2021 answer key including date, how to download, how to challenge, and PDF.
Latest Update:
  • NTA has released the CMAT Answer Key 2021 on 03 April 2021. Candidates can challenge the answer key from 03-05 April 2021 till 05 PM.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Important Dates

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Dates
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CMAT 2021 Exam Date31 March 2021
Official Answer Key Release Date03 April 2021

How to calculate the score of CMAT 2021?

For calculating the scores for CMAT 2021, the candidates must be aware of the marking scheme of the examination. Which is as follows.

Marking Scheme of the examination
Correct Response+4
Incorrect Response-1
Unattempted0
More than one answer is correct as per the final official answer key+4
Incorrect or dropped question+4

How to download CMAT 2021 Official Answer Key?

The answer key is released online by NTA at the official website of the exam conducting body. Candidates need to check some steps for downloading the answer key. Check the steps given below for the same.

  1. Click on the link mentioned above or go to the official website and click the link to login to check the answer key.
  2. Enter the application number and password in order to log in.
  3. After submitting the details, click on the ‘submit button.
  4. Upon logging in, you will see links to download question paper with responses, and a separate link to check answers, in the candidate dashboard.
  5. First open the question paper with responses to see the question number code, answer option codes, and your response marked codes.
  6. Then open the answer key sheet which will have the question number code and correct answer option code.
  7. Match the question number code in the question paper, with that in the answer key, and the answer option code in the answer key and the paper to know which questions you have marked correctly and which incorrectly.

Challenging CMAT 2021 Answer Key

National Testing Agency (NTA) publishes the provisional answer key on the official website. The candidates have a chance of challenging the answer key if it has any mistakes in it. The challenges can be made by paying the requisite fee. The fee once paid is non-refundable.
  • Challenging Fee: Rs 1000
  • Mode of Payment: The fee can be paid via debit card / credit card / net banking / UPI / PAYTM service
After considering the mistakes in the answer key, NTA publishes the final answer key. The result will be compiled as per the answers indicated in the final answer key.

How To Challenge CMAT 2021 Answer Key?

National Testing Agency provides its applicants with the facility to challenge the released CMAT 2021 Answer Key. This facility can only be availed in online mode and over its official website. The following steps can be followed to challenge the answer key.

Step 1: Open the login window by visiting the website.
Step 2:  Then, log in using the application number and password as received after completing CMAT registration.
Step 3: A dashboard will open wherein, the candidates are required to click on ‘Challenge the Answer Key’.
Step 4: Check the paper name, question id, correct option and id option required for challenging the answer key.
Step 5: Select the question ID checkboxes that you wish to challenge.
Step 6: Click on the ‘save your claim’ option to submit the challenges.
Step 7: Over the next page, you will find a preview of all the question IDs, that you have challenged. Then, upload the documents by clicking on the ‘upload’ option.
Step 8: Again click on the ‘save your claim’ option and finally make payment of the challenge fee

CMAT 2021 Rank Card

The result for the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is going to be declared in the online mode at cmat.nta.nic.in. CMAT 2021 Result can be checked by entering the application number and password/date of birth.

The result is going to be compiled on the basis of the final answer key. NTA also publishes the scorecard for the candidates. If in case, two or more candidates obtain the same marks in the test then, tie-breaker criteria will be applied.

Tie-Breaking Scenario in case of equal marks
  • On the basis of sectional score
  • Number of negative responses in the exam
  • Age of the candidate ( Candidates older in age will be given priority)

CMAT 2021

National Testing Agency is the exam conducting body of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). This test is conducted at the national level to offer admission to Management programs. In CMAT, the questions are framed from the topics Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, Quantitative Techniques, Data Interpretation and General Awareness. Each section has 25 questions. CMAT is conducted for a duration of 3 hours.

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