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Updated on
February 2, 2024

CMAT 2024 exam pattern, marking scheme, overall maximum score in CMAT 2024 leading to percentile score required for admission in B-schools remains the same at 400 marks. MBAUniverse.com has prepared the CMAT 2024 score Vs Percentile range from 51 to 100 percentile 

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CMAT offers admission chances in 1000+ AICTE approved MBA/PGDM colleges. CMAT 2023 exam is  expected in two shifts of 3 hours duration on May 5, 2025.  While CMAT 2024 exam Result will be released in the last week of May 2024 by NTA with CMAT Score and Percentile, before the result date, NTA releases the CMAT answer key to enable the test takers to assess their CMAT score leading to the CMAT percentile so that they could select the best B-school of their choice before the CMAT 2024 result is released. Check Table of Contents below the details of CMAT score for corresponding percentile range

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Table of Contents

  1. What is CMAT Score Vs Percentile? Calculation Process at a Glance
  2. CMAT 2024 Score Vs Percentile for Admission 2024: Key Highlights
  3. CMAT Score Vs Percentile 2024: Expected Top Range
  4. Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT Score & Percentile: 75 to 99+ %ile  
  5. Other Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score with Admission Open: 70 to 80 %ile
  6. CMAT 2024 Scoring Pattern: Important changes
  7. CMAT Score Vs Percentile: Important Points to Note
  8. CMAT Score scaling and Score Normalization Process: Leading to percentile score
  9. GATE pattern to convert CMAT score to percentile
  10. Score to Percentile Application of formula in CMAT 2024

1. What is CMAT Score Vs Percentile? Calculation Process
CMAT raw score obtained out of maximum 400 marks in CMAT exam is converted to CMAT percentile with the formula based on slot wise exam difficulty level, number of candidates appeared in exam, sectional and overall exam difficulty level among others. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has devised the process to obtain CMAT percentile score with raw score in CMAT exam. For example, a raw score of 170 in CMAT can be awarded 65 percentile and with a score of 251 to 342 you are awarded a percentile of 95 to 99.99. The score Vs Percentile calculation process in CMAT exam goes through various stages. Let us know the CMAT score Vs Percentile as calculated by NTA for MBA admission

  • Your Raw sectional and overall score obtained in CMAT exam.
  • Before calculating percentile, CMAT score is equated and normalized for the difficulty level for all the shifts
  • This raw CMAT score is converted to Scaled score
  • The scaled CMAT score is converted to percentile score.

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2. CMAT 2024 Score Vs Percentile for Admission 2024: Key Highlights

  • National Merit List: A National Merit Ranking (All India Rank) with CMAT score vs Percentile will be prepared based on the Marks secured against Total Marks.
  • Opportunity to get Higher Percentile at Low Score: In the 2024 score card, the CMAT score Vs percentile is expected to go up. The candidate with 345 – 350 marks is expected to score 100 percentile in 2024. Similarly, the CMAT score for 99 to 99.99 percentile in 2024 is expected in the range of 285 to 340 marks.
  • All Candidates in Merit List: CMAT National Merit list includes all the candidates who appear in the CMAT exam. The range of CMAT score vs percentile awarded to the test takers is from 0.005 percentile to perfect 100 percentile. No candidate is disqualified in the exam.  
  • Percentile Ranking Calculation: In case total marks are same for more than one candidate, the percentile ranking is done on sectional score considered in the order of :- Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation (QTDI), Logical Reasoning (LR), Language Comprehension (LC), General Awareness(GA), Candidates having less negative responses and Candidate older in age.

3. CMAT Score Vs Percentile 2024: Expected Top Range
NTA awards higher percentile at lower CMAT score as compared to other exams. The expected CMAT raw score range that may fetch respective percentile for MBA admission is as below:

CMAT 2024 Score Range out of 400 Maximum Marks
 CMAT Percentile Range
315-350
100
286-310
99.1 – 99.99
261-285
90-99
201-260
81-89
171-200
71-80
141-170
61-70
116-140
51-60
Below 116
Below 51

Source: MBAUniverse.com Analysis based on previous CMAT Score Vs Percentile Trends

 

4. Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT Score & Percentile: 75 to 99+ %ile  

Top B schools accepting CMAT scores need around 75 to 99 percentile to shortlist the candidates. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT with cut offs and admission status are as below:

Management Institute
Last year CMAT Cut off Percentile
CMAT 2022 cut off score/Rank
Admission Status
JBIMS Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP Round)
99+
To be released
Open 
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai
92+
To be released
Open 
SIMSREE Mumbai (Admission through DTE CAP)
95+
To be released
Open 
PUMBA Pune (Admission through DTE CAP)
94+
To be released
Open
Great Lakes Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM
90+
Rank below 5000
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IMT Nagpur
85+
Rank below 5100
Open | Apply Now
BIMTECH Greater Noida
80+
To be released
Open | Apply Now
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research
80+
To be released
Open | Apply Now
IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University
75+
 220 Marks
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
75+
To be released
Open | Apply Now
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75+
To be released
Open | Apply Now
SDMIMD Mysore: SDM Institute For Management Development
75+
To be released
Open | Apply Now
VIT Business School (VIT) Vellore
70+
To be released
Open | Apply Now

5. Other Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT Score with Admission Open: 70 to 80 %ile
Top MBA Colleges accepting CMAT 2024 Scores include IMT Hyderabad, Jaipuria Noida, NDIM Delhi among others. Read below the list of CMAT colleges with cut off and admission status

MBA Colleges
Cut off
Admission Status
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad
70-80
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Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Jaipuria Jaipur: Jaipuria Institute of Management
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Jindal Global Business School
70-80
Open | Apply Now
NTPC School of Business - NSB Noida
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Praxis Business School
70-80
Open | Apply Now
WE School Bangalore
70-80
Open | Apply Now
SRM University, Delhi-NCR
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Alliance School of Business Bangalore
70-80
Open | Apply Now
NDIM New Delhi
70-80
Open | Apply Now
SME Shiv Nadar University Greater Noida
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar
70-80
Open | Apply Now
Chetana’s CIMR Mumbai
70-80
Open
CIMP Patna
70-80
Open | Apply Now
EDII Ahmedabad
70-80
Open
IPE Hyderabad
70-80
Open | Apply Now
IIMS Pune
70-80
Open 
JIMS Rohini Delhi
70-80
Open | Apply Now
VJIM Hyderabad
70-80
Open | Apply Now
JKBS Business School Gurgaon   
70-80
Open | Apply Now

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6. CMAT 2024 Scoring Pattern: Important changes

On behalf of AICTE, National Testing Agency has introduced many changes in CMAT 2024 exam and scoring pattern and test duration. Key changes are:

  • CMAT 2024 test paper has time duration of 3 hours and consists of compulsory 5 sections
  • The Exam is divided in 5 sections with 20 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • There will be 100 questions for 3 hours exam
  • All are of objective type questions in MCQs form.
  • Question difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • Each correct answer is awarded +4 Mark
  • Each wrong answer is penalized with negative marking of -1 mark
  • No Individual Time limit to attempt question paper. Candidates can attempt any question from any section within the overall CMAT exam time limit
  • Merit Score and percentile is calculated on the basis of all the sections.
  • CMAT score card displays Actual score obtained out of 400 Marks, Sectional score obtained and the sectional and overall percentile obtained in the Exam. Last year CMAT score card had only rank and score and did not have percentile score
CMAT 2024 Exam Sections
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks Section-wise
Language Comprehension  
20
80
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
20
80
Logical Reasoning
20
80
General Awareness
20
80
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
20
80
Total: Sections-5
100
400

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7. CMAT Score Vs Percentile: Important Points to Note
A few key points to note about CMAT Score Vs percentile ranking process for MBA admission 2024 are as under:

  • The merit list indicates Roll number, Rank, section wise Marks obtained and NTA Score of all the candidates. CMAT-2024 score is valid for the admissions of academic session 2024-26.
  • The CMAT Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw marks) candidates
  • The CMAT scores of a Candidate are calculated as follows: 100 X Number of candidates appeared in the examination with raw marks EQUAL TO OR LESS than the candidate Total number of the candidates appeared.
  • The NTA CMAT exam 2024 Score of the Total is NOT an aggregate or average of the NTA Score of individual subject
  • The CMAT Percentile score is not the same as percentage of marks obtained
  • Admission authorities and institutions are free to take their own decision at the time of admission as to what weightage they wish to give to a particular section

7.1 CMAT 2024 scoring pattern
Following is the scoring pattern in CMAT 2024:

  • Maximum marks 400
  • Total questions are 100
  • 4 marks awarded for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for every wrong answer
  • CMAT Score card contains Raw as well as Percentile score

8. CMAT Score scaling and Score Normalization Process: Leading to percentile score
The process of converting the raw CMAT score to percentile score again depends upon many factors – number of candidates who have appeared in CMAT exam, number of CMAT exam slots, difficulty level of question paper slot wise. Taking all this into account scores are arrived at. This process goes on for score normalization and leads to percentile scores.  

 

8.1 Normalization depends on LoD
The Scaling & Normalization process of CMAT scores have also brought about certain changes as both the components take into account the level of difficulty of CMAT exam. While the Normalization process, as announced for CMAT 2024 scores, adjusts for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms, the scaled scores obtained by this process are converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting.

 

CMAT claims to have the most transparent process on score normalization and calculation of percentile. The process claims to focus on Fairness, Equity and comparison of performances across the test in CMAT 2024. 

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9. GATE pattern to convert CMAT score to percentile
The process of Normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

 

To understand the conversion of raw score to percentile score and to know about the score normalization process in CMAT 2023, understand first the GATE process which stands a bit changed.

 

Those appearing in GATE or have understood the process can understand it better but for those who are unaware about the process have to understand the GATE process first. In fact the commerce, science, medical, paramedical and graduates in Humanities who are appearing in CMAT 2023 still remain oblivious of the percentile VS Score calculation formula in CMAT 2023.

 

9.1 GATE normalization process 
During 2018, the CE, CS, EC, EE and ME examinations were conducted  in multiple sessions. Suitable normalization process was therefore applied to take into account any variation in the difficulty levels of the question sets across the different sessions. The normalization was done based on the fundamental assumption that "in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions".

 

According to the GATE committee, this assumption is justified since "the number of candidates appearing in multi-session subjects in GATE is large and the procedure of allocation of session to candidates is random. Further it is also ensured that for the same multi-session subject, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude."

 

9.2 GATE formula
Based on the above the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks, for CE, CS, EC, EE and ME subjects. From GATE 2014 onward (and year 2014-15 of the 2-year validity period of GATE 2013 score), a candidate's GATE score is computed by the following new formula.

 

where, S = Score (normalized) of a candidate; M = Marks obtained by a candidate ("normalized marks" in case of multiple-session subjects CE, CS, EC, EE and ME); Mq = Qualifying marks for general category candidates in that subject (usually 25 or μ + σ, whichever is higher); μ = Average (i.e. arithmetic mean) of marks of all candidates in that subject; σ = Standard deviation of marks of all candidates in that subject; Mt = Average marks of top 0.1 % candidates (for subjects with 10000 or more appeared candidates) or top 10 candidates (for subjects with less than 10000 appeared candidates); St = 900 = Score assigned to Mt;   Sq = 350 = Score assigned to Mq.

 

Percentile
A candidate's percentile denotes the percentage of candidates scoring lower than that particular candidate. It is calculated as: Percentile = ( 1 - All India rank( No. of candidates in that subject) x 100%

 

10. Score to Percentile Application of formula in CMAT 2024
The formula to calculate the percentile in CMAT can be devised.  The score normalization process formula by CMAT expert would be as follows-

 

Normalized mark (︿Mij) of jth candidate in ith slot, is given by
︿Mij = Mgt - MgqMti - Miq ( Mij - Miq ) + Mgq
where,

Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in the ith slot,
Mgt is the average marks of the top 0.1 % candidates in all slots,
Mgq is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in all slots,
Mti is the average of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in the ith slot,
Miq is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks of all candidates in the ith slot.

Example of converting Score to Percentile
Sample of 200,000 candidates taking CMAT, assuming that the maximum exam score is 300 (In place of actual 400) is taken below for ready reference. You can change it to 400 maximum marks and can fresh calculate the same.

 

Total Test takers = 2,00,000

slots = 2

Test takers in each slot = 1,00,000                                    [ .1% of it = 100]

 

Mij  = 170 out of 300               ( is the actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in 

                                                   the 2nd slot)

Mgt = [195 + 190 ]/2 = 192      ( is the average marks of the top 0.1 % candidates of

                                                    both the slots)

here, 195  and 190 are the average of the top .1% aspirants of all slots

 

Mgq =  112                               (is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks

                                                  of all candidates in both the slots)

Mti    =  190                               (is the average of marks of top 0.1 % candidates in 

                                                   the 2nd slot)

Miq    = 110                               (is the sum of mean and standard deviation of marks

                                                  of all candidates in the 2nd slot.)

 

So, according to the given formula, normalized score = (192-112)(170-110)/(190-110) + 112 = 172

 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a government organized computer based national level MBA entrance examination for entry into 1000 AICTE approved management programmes (MBA/PGDM) all over India. The Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) constituted by Government of India. CMAT offers unique opportunity to all the test takers as none of them is disqualified in its result.  

 

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