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CMAT 2021 Answer Key (Final Released)

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2021 Final Answer Key has been released by NTA in the form of a PDF along with the CMAT 2021 Results. The Final Answer Key has been used to compile CMAT 2021 Results and can be downloaded from the link given below.

Direct Link to Download CMAT 2021 Final Answer Key

Earlier, NTA had released the CMAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key on the official website on April 3. Candidates who appeared for CMAT 2021 downloaded the answer key along with the question paper by signing in with their Application Number and Password. The CMAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key could be checked using the direct link given below.

Direct Link to Download CMAT 2021 Answer Key (Closed)

Candidates had the option to challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key by raising objections by filling an application form on the CMAT website. They could do so by paying a fee of Rs.1000. The deadline to challenge the CMAT answer key is April 5, 5 pm and the fee can be paid by April 5, 11:50 pm.

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CMAT 2021 Response Sheet (Out) - Download CMAT Answer Key Here

CMAT 2021 was conducted on March 31, 2021, in 153 exam centres across 30 states and UTs. Through their CMAT 2021 Response Sheet, candidates who appeared for the exam can raise objections to the CMAT 2021 Answer Key. After NTA considered the objections from all of the candidates, it has released the final CMAT 2021 Answer Key, which has the corrections. NTA has dropped 1 question from the Shift 1, and 3 questions from the Shift 2 question paper of CMAT 2021. The CMAT 2021 Result has also been released on the official website.

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The CMAT 2021 Answer Key or Response Sheet is an important document that every candidate must check carefully. It is very useful as it can help the candidate calculate their estimated score in CMAT 2021. Candidates will only be able to calculate their raw scores using the CMAT 2021 Answer Key with the help of the CMAT 2021 Marking Scheme. The final scores after normalization will only be released in the CMAT 2021 Results. After getting an estimate of their scores, candidates can use the following tools to get an idea of their college admissions.

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All of the important details about the CMAT 2021 Answer Key including the release date, the dates to raise objections, how to download, steps to raise objections can be checked on this page.

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CMAT 2021 Answer Key Dates

The expected important dates for the CMAT 2021 answer key is available below:



CMAT 2021 Exam Date

March 31, 2021

CMAT 2021 Answer Key Release Date

April 3, 2021 (Out)

Date to Start Raising Objections to CMAT 2021 Answer Key

April 3, 2021

Last Date to Raise Objections to CMAT 2021 Answer Key

April 5, 2021

CMAT 2021 Final Answer Key Release Date

April 9, 2021

Declaration of CMAT 2021 Result

April 9, 2021

How to Download CMAT 2021 Answer Key

Follow the steps given below to download your CMAT 2021 Answer Key.

Step 1: Visit the CMAT official website (

Step 2: Click on the link 'Display Question Papers and Responses'. The direct link to download the CMAT 2021 Answer Key is also available on this page.

Step 3: Enter your Application No, Password, and the Security Pin and click on Sign In.

Step 4: Your CMAT 2021 Response Sheet will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Check the Question Paper and Responses and take a print out for future reference.

How to Challenge the CMAT 2021 Answer Key

The candidates have to follow the given steps to challenge the CMAT 2021 answer key in case they find any inconsistency in the official answer key for CMAT 2021:

Step 1: Log on to the official website of CMAT (

Step 2: Click on the link to view the CMAT response sheet.

Step 3: Sign in with your Application Number and Password.

Step 4: Click on the option to challenge CMAT Answer Key.

Step 5: A list of the questions asked in CMAT will be displayed on the screen along with their options and their respective IDs.

Step 6: Review the correct answer provided and mark any option where you have found a discrepancy.

Step 7: Click on the 'Save Your Claim' button available at the end of the page.

Step 8: Upload any supporting documents and proceed to the next step.

Step 9: Review the list of your challenges visible on the screen, make any changes if needed else proceed to fee payment.

Step 10: The fee to raise challenges to the CMAT Answer Key is Rs. 1000 per question. Choose your desired mode of fee payment and complete the process.

Note: Challenges can only be submitted after fee payment. Candidates can pay the fee only through Debit/Credit Card/ Net Banking. If the challenge is found correct, the fee will be refunded to the candidate.

How to Calculate Score with CMAT 2021 Answer Key

Candidates can use the CMAT 2021 Marking Scores to calculate their scores with the CMAT 2021 Answer Key. The marking scheme of CMAT 2021 is as follows.

Type of Answer

Marks Awarded / Deducted

For Each Correct answer

+4 marks

For Each Wrong answer

-1 mark

For Unanswered Questions


Candidates must calculate their number of correct and wrong answers as given in the response sheet. Then, the raw score can be calculated with the simple formula given below.

CMAT 2021 Raw Sore = 4 x (No. of Correct Answers in CMAT Answer Key) - 1 x (No. of Wrong Answers in CMAT Answer Key)

Candidates who have are facing any problem while downloading the CMAT answer key may ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone.

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FAQs about CMAT Answer Key

What is the fee to challenge the CMAT answer key?

The fee to challenge the CMAT answer key is INR 1000 per question.

When will NTA release the CMAT 2021 Answer Key?

The CMAT 2021 Answer Key is usually released within a week after the exam has been conducted. For CMAT 2021, the answer key is expected to be released in the last week of February 2021.

When can I expect the answer key of CMAT?

The answer key of CMAT will be released one or two weeks after the exam day.

What details are required in order to download CMAT answer key?

You will have to enter the Application number and Date of birth/ password in order to download the CMAT answer key.

Can I download the CMAT answer key?

Yes, you can download the CMAT answer key by clicking on the save as/ download button provided on the page.

Who will release the CMAT answer key?

CMAT answer key will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

How can I calculate my scores using CMAT answer key?

You can refer to the marking scheme of CMAT in order to calculate your scores. As per the marking scheme of CMAT, +4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Is the CMAT answer key challenge fee is refundable?

The fee will be refunded only if the challenge is found correct.

How can I download the CMAT answer key?

You can download the CMAT answer key by logging in to the official website of CMAT. You will have to enter your application number and password in order to download the answer key.

What is the importance of CMAT answer key?

CMAT answer key allows the candidates to know the right answers to all the questions that were asked in the CMAT examination.

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