CMAT Score vs Percentile Analysis 2021

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: October 20, 2020 | CMAT
CMAT 2021 is one of the leading MBA Exams in India to get admission into over 600 MBA colleges. The CMAT 2021 schedule has not yet been announced
CMAT Score vs Percentile Analysis 2021

CMAT 2021 is one of the leading MBA Exams in India to get admission into over 600 MBA colleges. The CMAT 2021 schedule has not yet been announced by NTA but a tentative schedule has been released by CollegeDekho for the reference of aspirants.

CMAT 2021 results are expected to be declared in the 1st week of February 2021 along with the CMAT merit list 2021 and CMAT list of toppers. Like the previous year, NTA will conduct the CMAT 2021 examination as per the previous year's exam pattern and syllabus.

As soon as CMAT 2021 results are out, students search for percentile score in CMAT examination. Students can predict percentile through our CMAT Percentile Predictor Tool There is a lot of comparison between CMAT score vs percentile, and a specific process is incorporated to determine the percentile of candidates on the basis of the CMAT score.

CMAT results are announced in the form of total score obtained by the candidates, percentile score and AIR (All India Rank). These details will be available on CMAT scorecard. CMAT rank allotment process is completely different from other national-level management exams. If you compare CMAT with CAT, NMAT, and XAT, the scoring, ranking and percentile process is completely different.

What Does This Article Contain

In order to give students an idea of CMAT scoring mechanism, rank allotment process and determining percentile score, CollegeDekho has come up with a detailed analysis of the same. This article will be discussing the following aspects of the CMAT Exam:

  • CMAT Score
  • CMAT Score Calculations
  • CMAT Seat Allocation
  • CMAT Score vs CMAT Percentile
  • CMAT Score vs CMAT Percentile Previous Year Analysis

CMAT Score 2021

CMAT exam is divided into four sections such as General Awareness, Language Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Technique & Data Interpretation. Each section in CMAT exam comprises of 25 questions for 100 marks (4 Marks), which means that CMAT is conducted for 400 marks (100 questions). However, there is a negative marking of -1 for each wrong answer. The total score in CMAT is calculated by totalling/ compiling marks gained or lost in each question.

How to Calculate the CMAT Score 2021

The table below explains the process to calculate the CMAT 2021 score with examples, let us have a look at it for a better understanding of the process:

Name of the Student

Questions Answered

No. of Correct Answers

No. of Wrong Answers

Marks Awarded for Correct Answers

Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answers

CMAT Final Score





90 X 4 = 360


360 – 7 = 353





78 X 4 = 312


312 – 22 = 290





84 X 4 = 336


336 – 16 = 320





62 X 4 = 248


248 – 38 = 210

As per the above example, wrong answers by students will have a negative impact on the overall score of CMAT.

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CMAT Rank Allotment Process 2021

CMAT ranks are allotted based on the overall score secured by candidates in CMAT. If two candidates secure same/ similar marks in CMAT, two candidates shall be allocated the same rank. However, the order in the rank list will be sorted out alphabetically.

Here is an example of CMAT rank allotment process that will help students to figure out what happens if two or more students secure the same marks:

Name of the Student

CMAT Overall Score

CMAT AIR (All India Rank)






















Check CMAT 2021 topper list for more clarity.

How to Calculate CMAT Percentile 2021

Based on the rank secured by students in CMAT, the percentile score is determined. The percentile score determines the score of the candidates equal to or less than the score of other candidates in the exam. CMAT percentile is calculated by applying the following formula –

Percentile (P) = N (Total No. of Candidates Appeared in CMAT Exam) – Rank of the Candidate divided by N multiplied by 100

Check the example below for a better understanding.


Let us assume that 50,000 candidates appeared for the exam. The percentile of 5 students might be as follows:

Name of the Student

CMAT AIR (All India Rank)

CMAT Percentile (as per formula mentioned above)



Percentile = 50000 – 1/50000 X 100 = 99.9



Percentile = 50000 – 7/50000 X 100 = 98.6



Percentile = 50000 – 11/50000 X 100 = 97.8



Percentile = 50000 – 22/50000 X 100 = 95.6



Percentile = 50000 – 120/50000 X 100 = 76



Percentile = 50000 – 230/50000 X 100 = 54

Note: Even though the CMAT percentile score is determined, the rank allotment is completely based on the overall score secured by the candidates.

Also Read: XAT Score Vs XAT Percentile Analysis

CMAT 2020 Score Vs Percentile Analysis

CMAT 2021 results are expected to be declared the first week of February 2021. Depending upon the performance of all the candidates, CMAT score and CMAT Percentile can increase or decrease in comparison to last year.

The CMAT 2020 expected percentile for various score ranges have been provided in the table below.

CMAT 2020 Score

CMAT 2020 Percentile



251 - 342

95 - 99.99

232 - 250

90 - 94.99

216 - 231

85 - 89.99

204 - 215

80 - 84.99

192 - 203

75 - 59.99

180 - 191

70 - 74.99

170 - 179

65 - 69.99

160 - 169

60 - 64.99

The table given above shows the CMAT 2020 score vs percentile analysis.

CMAT 2019 Score vs Percentile Analysis

CMAT 2019 Score

CMAT 2019 Percentile



300 - 361

98.11 - 99.99

282 - 299

95.17 - 97.98

262 - 281

90.15 - 94.94

247 - 261

85.27 - 89.88

234 - 246

80.37 - 84.95

221 - 233

75.06 - 75.95

In CMAT 2019, 100 percentile was given to students with 372 CMAT Score and 99 percentile to candidates with 310 CMAT Score. Approx to 64,582 students registered for CMAT 2019.

For Detailed information on previous years analysis check - CMAT 2020 Exam Analysis

You can have a look at the following to know more about CMAT 2021

We hope that the above explanation of CMAT scoring mechanism, rank allotment process, and comparison between CMAT Rank/ Score vs Percentile was helpful to you.

If you have any queries about CMAT scoring, rank and percentile mechanism, please ask your query through Q & A section of CollegeDekho. For the latest updates on CMAT, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.

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