CMAT 2021 Answer Key (Out) – Check Final Answer Key by NTA

CMAT 2021 Answer Key – NTA has released CMAT final answer key on 09 April 2021 at This CMAT 2021 final answer key is compiled of scores. Direct link to download the final answer key of CMAT 2021 is given below. Earlier, National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the CMAT provisional answer key with response sheet. The provisional answer key and response sheet were released under the candidate’s login portal. Common Management Admission Test (CMAT 2021) was held as computer based test. Check CMAT 2021 answer key release date, download link, know how to challenge it and more details here.

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CMAT 2021 Answer Key

The final answer key by NTA has released on 09 April 2021.

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CMAT 2021 Official Answer Key by NTA Released

Important Guidelines on CMAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key, Recorded Responses, and Challenge of Answer Key:

The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2021 was conducted throughout the country on March 31, 2021 through the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The National Testing Agency has uploaded the Provisional Answer Keys along with the Question Papers with Recorded Responses on the CMAT for candidates to challenge. The procedure (as enclosed for the challenge of Answer Key may be used.)

The candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer key, may challenge the same by paying a fee of ₹ 1000/- per question challenged as a non-refundable processing fee. This facility is available from April 3, 2021 to April 5, 2021 (upto 05:00 PM).

The payment of the processing fee may be made through, Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm upto April 5, 2021 (upto 11:50 PM). No challenge will be entertained without receipt of the processing fee.

Challenges made by the candidates will be verified by the subject experts. If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. Based on the revised Final Answer Key, the result will be prepared and declared. No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge. The key finalized by the Experts after the challenge will be final.

For further queries/clarifications, candidates can also contact 011-40759000 or email at [email protected]

The above message has been conveyed through the official notice on CMAT Answer Key 2021. You can see the notice below as well.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

Candidates can use the answer key to estimate their total marks in examination, before CMAT 2021 result is announced. Note that the result is based on the final answer key.

Key highlights of CMAT Answer Key 2021 are as follows

Name of examCMAT 2021
Full form of examCommon Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam dateSunday, 31 March 2021
Shift 1 Examination Timings9 AM to 12 / 12:30 PM
Shift 2 Examination Timings3 PM to 6 / 6:30 PM
CMAT Unofficial Answer Key 2021Released after exam by coaching centers like Gradeup, Unacademy
CMAT Answer Key 2021 by NTAReleased on 3 April 2021, at
Composition of question paper, answer keyQuantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation – 25 Qs of 100 marks
Logical Reasoning – 25 Qs of 100 marks
Language Comprehension – 25 Qs of 100 marks
General Awareness – 25 Qs of 100 marks
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional) – 25 Qs of 100 marks
Marking scheme+4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer (negative marking)
CMAT 2021 Response SheetNTA releases it with answer key

CMAT Answer Key 2021 Release Date

The official answer key of CMAT exam usually releases just one day after exam. Therefore the release date for CMAT 2021 official answer key is most likely to be 1 April.

Important dates are as follows.

Exam date31 Mar 2021
Availability of unofficial answer key31 Mar 2021, after exam
Release of CMAT 2021 official answer key with response sheet03 Apr 2021
Last date to raise objections 05 Apr 2021
Display of recorded responses03 Apr 2021
Release of CMAT 2021 final answer key09 Apr 2021

CMAT 2021 Official Answer Key by NTA

The official answer key of CMAT 2021 has been released on April 3, 2021.

The official authority, NTA, releases two types of official answer keys and they are as follows.

Official Provisional Answer Key – This is the first answer key that NTA releases after the exam. Candidates can raise objections against the answers if they are not satisfied with the same.

Official Final Answer Key – NTA, releases the final answer key for Common Management Admission Test 2021 after evaluation of the challenges raised. This is available either with results, or just before it. No candidate can raise objections against the same.

How to check CMAT Answer Key 2021?

Candidates must ensure that they have a strong internet connection and a compatible browser before downloading the CMAT answer key. Following are the steps.

STEP 1: First of all, click on the above mentioned link. Click on the button for answer key of CMAT 2021 present under the current event section.

CMAT 2021 Answer Key

STEP 2: Then on the next page, you will get 2 options. One is to get answer keys via application number and password, and other through application number and DOB. Select any one that you feel like.

Step 3: Now enter the login credentials.

CMAT 2021 answer key

Step 4: Once you reach the candidate dashboard, click on the relevant link of answer key viewing, and go through the question paper and answer key.

CMAT 2021 answer key

How to challenge Answer Key of CMAT 2021?

There is a facility to raise objections against the answer key. Candidates need to follow the below listed steps.

  1. Visit the official website, i.e.
  2. Then click the link ‘Challenge (s) regarding Answer Key’.
  3. After that you need to log in with your Application Number and Date of Birth and enter Security Pin as displayed and Submit.
  4. Then you will see Question IDs for CMAT 2021 exam in this order: (1) Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation, (2) Logical Reasoning, (3) Language Comprehension, (4) General Awareness, (5) Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Optional)
  5. The ID next to the question under the column ‘Correct Option’ stands for the Provisional Answer Key to be used by NTA.
  6. If you wish to challenge this option, you may use any one or more of the Option IDs given in the other columns by clicking the check box.
  7. You may choose to upload supporting documents, in that case you can select ‘Choose File’ and upload (all documents to be put in a single pdf file).
  8. After clicking your desired option scroll down, ‘Save your Claim’ and move to next screen.
  9. You will see a display of all the Option IDs you have challenged.
  10. Click on ‘Save your Claim and Pay Fee Finally’.
  11. Select Mode of Payment and Pay a non-refundable processing fee @ ₹ 1000/- for each question challenged. Make payment through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm.
CMAT 2021 answer key

CMAT 2021 answer key

Fee for Challenging Answer Key

The official authority has levied the following fee for challenging the CMAT 2021 answer key. This fee is not refundable.

Fee per question: Rs.1000/-

Mode of Payment: This fee can paid through online modes like credit card / debit card and net banking facility.

How to calculate score using CMAT 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates can use the the answer key to estimate their score in the exam. They need to use the CMAT 2021 question paper, answer key and response sheet for doing so.

The score can be calculated as per the following marking scheme.

  • You get 4 marks per correct answer.
  • There is negative marking. NTA deducts 1 mark per incorrect answer.
  • For any unattempted question: Zero
  • More than one option is correct as per final answer key, then multiple correct options get: 4 marks
  • If the question is wrong: 4 marks to all candidates

Before this, memory based answer keys were made available.

CMAT 2021 Slot 1 Answer Key

CMAT 2021 Shift 1 Answer Key with Questions Memory Based PDF Click Here to Download
CMAT 2021 Slot – 1 Analysis, Students feedback by Ronak Shah (Unacademy)Watch Here
CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Shift-1, Difficulty Level, Exam Pattern, Expected Cut-offs by GradeupWatch Here
CMAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis, Strategy for Slot 2 Students by Ketankg C2C MentorsWatch Here
CMAT 2021 Memory Based Questions, Test Discussion by Vikrant Kathuria (Gradeup)Watch Here

CMAT 2021 Slot 2 Answer Key

CMAT 2021 Shift 2 Answer Key with Questions Memory Based PDF Click Here to Download
CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis Shift-2, Difficulty Level, Exam Pattern, Memory Based Discussion by GradeupWatch Here

Recommended: CMAT 2021 Exam Analysis

About CMAT 2021 – NTA, conducts the CMAT 2021 exam for admissions into the various management courses i.e PGDM / MBA etc. The exam is conducted in CBT Mode and has 100 questions in total. Qualified candidates are given admission into the 1000+ participating institutes / B – schools on the basis of their CMAT score, GD / PI and other evaluating process.

FAQs on CMAT Answer Key 2021

Qs. When will CMAT 2021 answer key be available?

Ans. You will get the unofficial answer key of CMAT exam just after the exam. However the official answer key releases a few days later.

Qs. How to download answer key of CMAT exam?

Ans. You can download the answer keys from here.

Qs. Can I challenge the answer key?

Ans. Yes, you can challenge the official answer key.

Qs. How can I download CMAT 2021 response sheet?

Ans. Candidates can download the same by logging in with their CMAT 2021 login credentials.

Qs. What happens if after revising the answer key, there are multiple correct answers.

Ans. If there are more than one correct answers, then only those candidates who had attempted correctly as per revised answer key will be awarded marks.

Qs. What happens if after revising answer key, NTA drops a question?

Ans. If NTA drops a question due to some technical error, then all candidates who attempted it will get full marks for it.

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