CMAT 2019 AIR Released

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2019 Merit List. Candidates who took the CMAT 2019 examination can check their All India Rank (AIR) at ntacmat.nic.in. The CMAT National Merit Ranking has been prepared as per the marks secured by the candidates in the exam. This year, out of 64582 registered students, a total of 54516 candidates appeared for the test on January 28 & 29, 2019.

With the release of AIR, Sharma Navanshu Surendra is a topper this year with perfect 100 NTA Score. His overall score is 372 out of total 400 marks. He has scored 100 in Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation (QTDI), 100 in Logical Reasoning (LR), 95 in Language Comprehension (LC) and 77 General Awareness (GA). After him, Kshitij Madan has secured NTA score of 99.9981657 and the third rank is achieved by Desai Bhargav with NTA score of 99.963314.


NTA score is synonymous to percentile, which means percentage of candidates who have marks equal or less than to a particular candidate.

This year, NTA has released the CMAT 2019 Result on February 06, 2019. Also, the candidates’ merit list is released like AICTE used to publish until last year. The only change this year is “NTA score“. Candidates are little confused about it but it is percentile only. It is similar to percentile publishes in other national level exams like CAT, XAT etc.

So, if a candidate has a 50 NTA Score or Percentile, then it means 27258 candidates have scored marks less or equal to that particular candidate. As per the formula mentioned on the official website, the percentile is (100* number of candidates having marks less than him or her)/ total candidates appeared for the exam.

In the CMAT 2019 Merit List or result, candidates raw score are also present. Candidates cannot calculate percentile from the score or vice-versa. Moreover, NTA has ranked candidates on the basis of their marks achieved in the exam. In case, two or more candidates have secured same marks then the tie-breaker rules are applied as per their sectional scores. The order of the sections is QTDI, LR, LC, GA. In case of the tie still not resolved then a candidate older in age is given merit.

NTA has also released the CMAT 2019 Final Answer Key. The pdf is available on the home page of the website. The result has been published after considering all the challenges raised by the students. There have been a few changes from the preliminary answer key. This year, there were no paper sets, only the order for the questions was jumbled for each candidate.

Candidates can now use NTA score or percentile to take admission to CMAT 2019 accepting institutes. For the admission to the academic year 2019-21, candidates take participate in the selection process of JBIMS, SIMSREE, KJSIMSR, PUMBA and other 1000+ colleges that accept CMAT. For most of the colleges, registrations are still open. Candidates can now also update their CMAT scores in the already filled in forms. For admission to colleges in Maharashtra, candidates have to participate in the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra.

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