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CMAT Answer Key 2024, Question Papers (Shift 1 & 2) - Download NTA Official Answer Key PDFs & Response Sheets

CMAT Answer Key 2024, Question Papers (Shift 1 & 2) - Download NTA Official Answer Key PDFs & Response Sheets

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on May 22, 2024 02:53 PM IST | #CMAT

CMAT answer key 2024 is expected to be released soon, in online mode. The official CMAT 2024 answer key will be released along with the response sheet at By using the application number and password, candidates can download their CMAT answer key 2024. The shift-wise CMAT answer key will be available in pdf format. Read this article to know how to download answer key CMAT 2024, how to calculate CMAT score, etc.

CMAT Answer Key 2024

Candidates can use the official CMAT answer key to check their correct and incorrect number of attempts to estimate their CMAT 2024 score. Additionally, students can also calculate their probable CMAT score and know which college they can get based on this score.

NTA conducted the CMAT exam on May 15, 2024, in two shifts. Around 70,000 students took this NTA entrance exam for MBA admission. The CMAT 2024 question paper was of moderate difficulty, and the cutoffs are not expected to rise. The final scores will be normalized the CMAT result will be released as a percentile.

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CMAT 2024 Answer Key PDF Download Links

Download CMAT answer key pdf 2024 and solutions to the question paper by renowned CMAT coaching institutes below.

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CMAT answer key 2024 and analysis by Unacademy

Unacademy will be releasing detailed explanation of CMAT 2024 exam (shift 1 and 2).

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CMAT answer key 2024: Overview

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the official CMAT answer key 2024 along with CMAT response sheet within 3–4 days after the CMAT exam date 2024, probably by May 22. Students will get the direct link to download CMAT 2024 official answer key pdf here in a few days.

CMAT 2024 official
CMAT answer key 2024 release dateToday, May 22, 2024 (Expected)
CMAT 2024 result dateJune 6, 2024 (Tentative)
CMAT answer key statusOfficial CMAT 2024 answer key to be available soon
Login credentials to download CMAT 2024 answer keyApplication number and Password/ Date of birth
Details mentioned in CMAT answer keyCorrect answers of all CMAT questions
Number of students appearing for CMAT 202470,000+ students
CMAT 2024 exam dateMay 15, 2024
MBA colleges accepting 50-60 CMAT percentileAsia Pacific Institute of Management, National Institute of Agriculture Marketing, ITS Institute of Management, SCMS Cochin School of Business and many more
College accepting 60-80 CMAT percentileGIM Goa, JIMS, Rohini, Great Lakes Chennai, PUMBA, and much more
B-School accepting 80-90 CMAT percentileXIME Bangalore, KIIT School of Management, BIMTECH Greater, Noida, and many others
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CMAT Exam 2024 Important Links

CMAT Answer Key Release Date- Past 5-year trends

CMAT exam yearCMAT exam dateCMAT answer key release date (Provisional)CMAT answer key release date (Final)Number of days gap
CMAT 2023May 4, 2023May 12, 2023
CMAT 2022April 9, 2022April 19, 2022NA10
CMAT 2021March 31, 2021April 3, 2021April 9, 20243
CMAT 2020January 28, 2020January 30, 2020February 4, 20242
CMAT 2019January 28, 2024February 1, 2019NA4

CMAT Answer Key 2024: Live Updates

Check out all the live updates about the CMAT 2024 answer key. Here we will update all the details related to the CMAT response sheet 2024.

11:39 AM

At what time will the CMAT result be declared?

Now, candidates are eagerly waiting to know the CMAT answer key release date. After the CMAT 2024 answer key and objection window are closed, the authority will announce the CMAT result 2024.

10:18 AM

CMAT Answer Key: Login credentials required

To download the CMAT response sheet and answer key, students should visit the login window and enter the valid login details;

  • CMAT 2024 application number
  • Date of birth or password
  • Security pin

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When will the CMAT answer key 2024 be released?

As of now, no announcement has been made by NTA regarding the CMAT 2024 answer key release date. However, going by past-year trends, the CMAT answer key cum response sheet is expected to be released today, May 22, 2024.

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CMAT response sheet 2024 download

CMAT response sheet download is possible only through login. Candidates need to download the response sheet with the CMAT 2024 answer key using their application number and date of birth.

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CMAT answer key 2024 expected soon

The CMAT 2024 answer key and response sheet are expected to be released soon. The CMAT answer key 2024 pdf download link will be released online on the official website.

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CMAT Answer Key Challenge: Documents to upload

To challenge the CMAT 2024 answer key, students need to upload a document supporting their claim. This question should be addressed by a competent authority or book or resource.

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What is CMAT response sheet?

The CMAT response sheet 2024 is a question-wise document containing the answers given by the candidate in the exam. It will contain all the responses of candidates to 100 questions in CMAT 2024.

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Fees to challenge CMAT answer key 2024

The fee for challenging the CMAT 2024 answer key was Rs 200 per question last year. The CMAT answer key challenge fee amount is expected to be the same this year as well.

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How to challenge CMAT 2024 answer key?

To challenge the CMAT answer key 2024, candidates need to fill out the online form, which is available on the student dashboard. They have to mark the question they want to challenge, upload the supporting document, pay the fee, and submit the form.

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CMAT answer key 2024 challenge dates

CMAT 2024 answer key challenge dates will be announced along with the release of the CMAT answer sheet 2024 PDF. The answer key challenge window is usually open for 2–3 days.

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CMAT Answer Key Live Updates: Marking Scheme

The total mark for CMAT 2024 is 400. Given below is the CMAT marking scheme, question-wise:

  • +4 marks for every correct answer
  • -1 mark for every incorrect answer

11:30 AM

How to Download CMAT 2024 Answer Key?

  • Visit the NTA CMAT website,
  • Find and click on the 'CMAT 2024 Answer Key' tab
  • Next, enter CMAT 2024 Application Number and Password/ Date of Birth
  • The CMAT answer key 2024 and response sheet will be displayed
  • Click on download button and save a copy of CMAT 2024 answer key PDF on your desktop

10:01 AM

CMAT 2024 answer key download link

The CMAT answer key 2024 download link will be activated at Careers360 will share the CMAT answer key direct link here.

CMAT Answer Key 2024: Important Points

  • CMAT 2024 answer key will be available in online mode only
  • CMAT answer key will include section-wise questions, 4 answer options, and the candidate's response with the correct option
  • The final answer key of CMAT 2024 will also be available along with CMAT result
  • There will be a specific time for the objection of CMAT official answer key. No request will be entertained after the release of CMAT final key.
  • For every challenge, candidates will have to pay Rs. 200 per question
  • If the candidates challenge found to be correct, then the fee for that particular objection will be refunded

CMAT Answer Key Date 2024

CMAT Events

CMAT Dates

CMAT answer key release date

After 8 to 10 days of CMAT exam

CMAT 2024 final answer key date

June 6, 2024 (Tentative)

How to Download CMAT Answer Key 2024?

Candidates can refer to the below steps to download the official CMAT answer key.

Step 1: Go to the official NTA CMAT official website:
Step 2: Enter the CMAT login credentials, such as the application number and password/DOB.
Step 3: Enter the security pin as displayed on the screen
Step 4: On submission of valid details, the CMAT answer key and response sheet will be displayed.
Step 5: Click the download button and save the CMAT Answer Key 2024 PDF copy to your desktop.

Check out last year’s CMAT Final Answer Key PDF

CMAT Answer Key Challenge Window

NTA will allow every CMAT 2024 candidate to challenge the answer key if any answer is unsatisfactory. CMAT answer key challenge window will be open for 2-3 days during which aspirants can raise objections. Candidates must check these significant points associated with CMAT answer key 2024 to challenge them successfully through the CMAT objection window 2024.

  • A fee of Rs. 200 per question challenged shall be paid as a non-refundable processing fee.
  • The mode of payment the CMAT exam key challenge fee is only online (Credit/ debit card or net banking).
  • A panel of subject experts will be verifying the challenges made against the CMAT answer key 2024 by the candidates.
  • No challenge against CMAT answer key 2024 will be accepted after the deadline.
  • If found to be correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly.
  • CMAT final answer key 2024 will be released thereafter.
  • No individual candidate will be informed by the NTA about the acceptance or non-acceptance of his/her challenge.

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How to Challenge the CMAT Answer Key 2024?

If a candidate finds any discrepancies in the provisional CMAT answer key, they can further challenge the CMAT 2024 answer key by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA:
Step 2: Now login with your CMAT Application number and Date of birth, enter the security pin and click on the "Submit" button.
Step 3: Click on the "View Question Paper" tab for marked responses and to view or challenge the NTA CMAT answer key, click on the view/challenge answer key.
Step 4: Candidates can see the Question IDs are in sequential order.
Step 5: The ID next to the question under the column "Correct Option(s)" stands for the correct answer key to be used by NTA.
Step 6: If the candidate wishes to challenge this option, they may use any one or more of the option IDs given in the next four columns by clicking the check box.
Step 7: After clicking the desired option, scroll down, click on "Save your Claims" and move to the next screen.
Step 8: Candidates will see a display of all the option IDs they have challenged.
Step 9: Candidates will have to upload supporting documents for which they can select the "Choose File" option and upload (all documents are to be put in a single PDF file).
Step 10: Click on "Save your claims and pay fee" or, in case you want to modify the claims, click on the "Modify your Claims" tab.
Step 11: After saving the claims, candidates will find a screen displaying their challenges.
Step 12: Pay the CMAT 2024 answer key objection fee by clicking on the 'Pay Fee' tab. The claims will be saved after successful payment of the required fee.
Step 13: Select mode of payment and pay a non-refundable process fee of Rs 200/- for each question challenged. Make payment by using a Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ Paytm.

B-Schools Accepting CMAT Score 2024 (Location-Wise)

How to Calculate CMAT Score?

CMAT Answer Key 2024 contains question-wise correct answers, options selected by the candidate, marks given and marks deducted. With this information, candidates can calculate their raw CMAT score. Check out the CMAT marking scheme below:

  • 4 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • No marks are given/ deducted for unanswered questions.


  • Suppose you attempt 15 out of 20 questions in the Language Comprehension section. Out of 15, 9 answers are correct and 6 are incorrect. So, your score in the Language Comprehension section will be (9x4)-6 = 30. So your score is 30 out of 80 in LC.

Calculate the raw score of all the sections of CMAT in the same manner and add them to arrive at the overall score.

For the convenience of students, Careers360 has devised CMAT percentile predictor 2024 and CMAT college predictor 2024 tools that can quickly estimate your percentile. Based on this CMAT percentile, you will know the colleges where you can apply.

How to Calculate CMAT Percentile?

Candidates will easily calculate their CMAT 2024 percentile by using the below-provided formulae.

Percentile (P) = 100 x the Number of candidates who appeared in the examination with a raw score equal to or less than the candidates divided by the total number of candidates who appeared in the CMAT exam.


  • Suppose 10,000 candidates appeared in the CMAT 2024 entrance exam and a candidate gets Rank 1 then the CMAT percentile score will be 99.99.

Check the example for better insight.

  • Percentile (P)= 10,000 -1 (rank)/ 10,000 x 100= 99.99

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CMAT Result is compiled based on the final answer key. After the declaration of the CMAT result, no complaints regarding the NTA CMAT answer key will be entertained. The actual marks obtained by a candidate will be further considered for the calculation of CMAT Result 2024.

CMAT Answer Key 2024 (Shift 1): Memory Based

The CMAT 2024 answer key release date is yet to be announced. Those who appeared for CMAT 2024 (shift 1) exam can check the table below which consist of section-wise memory based questions and they also can estimate their CMAT 2024 raw score.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many applicants appeared for CMAT last year?

A total of 75,209 candidates registered for the last year CMAT exam and 58,035 candidates appeared for the exam.

2. What is the objection fee for CMAT provisional answer key? Will the CMAT answer key objection fee refunded?

One will have to pay Rs 200/- per question at the time of challenging the CMAT answer key. If the produced proof is genuine then the objection fee can be refunded, else not.

3. How can I pay the CMAT answer key objection fee?

CMAT answer key objection fee can be paid in online mode only by Debit card/ Credit card/ Net banking.

4. What is a good score to qualify CMAT 2024?

To qualify for CMAT 2024, candidates must have a score of approximately 270-347.

5. How can I get CMAT 2024 response sheet?

To access your CMAT 2024 response sheet, you need to visit the official NTA CMAT website. Log in using your CMAT application number and password. Look for the "Response Sheet" or "View/Challenge Answer Key" option. You can then view and download your CMAT response sheet, which will display your answers to the exam questions.

6. How do I get my CMAT answer key?

Candidates can get the CMAT answer key by visiting the NTA CMAT official website.

7. What is good marks for CMAT?

A score of around 345 and 360 marks can be considered to be good as it will fetch a percentile of 100 percentile in the CMAT exam 2024.

8. When the final CMAT answer key 2024 will release?

The final CMAT answer key 2024 will be released along with the result in the second week of June 2024 probably. 

9. Is there any provision of re-checking in CMAT?

No, there is no provision for re-evaluation or re-checking in the CMAT exam. 

10. What is the cut off for CMAT 2024?

CMAT cut off 2024 will not be released by NTA. Candidates can check the expected CMAT cut off here.

11. How can I check my CMAT answer key?

Candidates shall visit the CMAT official website to check and download the answer key once the authority issues it. 


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To get the previous year question papers with solutions, you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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The Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national-level Entrance Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India. It is an Online computer-based test held annually for admission to various Management programs offered by AICTE - approved institutions and university departments in india.

Click on the below link to download the previous question papers.

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About 1,350+ best MBA colleges accept CMAT score in India . Among these, 988 colleges are privately owned, 122 colleges are owned by public/government organisations, and public-private entities own 8 MBA colleges. CMAT is one of the main accepting entrance exams in top MBA colleges in India.

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Some of the top MBA colleges in Ahmedabad include IIM Ahmedabad, MICA, Institute of Management, Nirma University, ICFAI Business School, Indus University, Silver Oak University, GLS University , etc.

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Colleges that accept the CMAT will each declare the CMAT cut off date of 2024. As more than 1000 B-schools throughout the country accept CMAT scores for admission to their MBA and PGDM programs, applicants should aim for a 100 percentile on the exam, which is between 345 and 360 points.

To know the cutoff of top colleges in Gujrat, you can visit the website by following link:

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