# CMAT Score vs Percentile 2023: Know Formula, How to Calculate?

Common Management Admission Test 2024 ( CMAT )

Vipra Shrivastava
Senior Manager - Content
Updated on May 31, 2023 20:10 IST

Read this article to know how to calculate CMAT Score and CMAT Percentile 2023, along with important details related to CMAT 2023 result and marking scheme.

CMAT Score vs Percentile 2023 - Candidates who appeared for CMAT 2023 should know the key elements of the scoring and result preparation process so as to strategise their MBA admission accordingly. Thus, candidates must analyse their performance after taking the exam to assess their expected CMAT score beforehand. This helps them to shortlist the MBA colleges in their reach and prepare for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

Candidates can know their raw score and CMAT percentile with the help of CMAT 2023 answer key. To assess performance in the CMAT exam and estimate a percentile score, one needs to know two things  -

• What is CMAT score?
• What is CMAT percentile?

## CMAT score vs percentile 2023

MBA applicants are often confused between CMAT score and CMAT percentile. Like, MBA colleges shortlist candidates on the basis of CMAT percentile, but how is CMAT percentile calculated from the score? There is a huge difference between the two. In this article, we will discuss CMAT score vs percentile and how to calculate both. Given below are the five important questions on CMAT score vs CMAT percentile that we will answer in this article:

1. What is CMAT score?
2. How is CMAT score calculated?
3. How is CMAT rank allotted?
4. What is CMAT percentile?
5. How to calculate CMAT percentile?

### What is CMAT Score?

CMAT is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and the CMAT result is announced in the form of the total score, percentile score and all India ranks. CMAT score is the sum total of marks obtained by the candidate in each section of the CMAT question paper. Candidates are given marks in each section separately which are then totalled to arrive at CMAT Total Score (out of 400).

How is CMAT Score Calculated?

CMAT score is calculated by scoring the candidates on each question. Given below is the marking scheme of CMAT 2023:

• For each correct answer 4 marks will be allotted
• For each incorrect answer -1 mark will be deducted
• There is no negative marking for unanswered question
• The total score will be calculated by totaling marks gained or lost in each question

The CMAT question paper carries 100 questions, equally divided into four sections. Total marks allotted in 400. Take a look at CMAT marking scheme below:

CMAT sections

Number of questions

Marks allotted

Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation

20

80

Logical Reasoning

20

80

Language Comprehension

20

80

General Awareness

20

80

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

20

80

### Example:

Suppose in the Quantitative Technique and Data Interpretation section you attempted 15 questions out 20. Out of 15, 10 answers were right and 5 were wrong. So, your score in Logical Reasoning section will be 10x4-5 = 35. So out of 80 marks in this section, your score is 35.

You can calculate the score of each section in the similar manner and make an estimation of your overall CMAT score by adding them together.

## How is CMAT Rank Allotted?

CMAT ranks are allotted on the basis of marks scored by a candidate. The candidate who scores most marks out of 400 among all CMAT test taker, he/she secures All India Rank 1. For example in CMAT 2018, Atul Nimish Kulkarni scored 341/400 and was declared AIR 1. In CMAT 2017, Saras Suhane scored 350/400 so he was ranked on top.

In case more than one candidate secures the same ranking, the same rank is assigned to all of them but are displayed in the CMAT rank list by sorting their names alphabetically. For example last year, the candidate who was ranked AIR 1 scored 341/400. Two candidates scored 335/400 and they were ranked AIR 2. The rank of the subsequent candidate is then extended by the number of additional students having the same rank. Eg: if three students get 25th Rank then the subsequent candidate will be ranked as 28th.

## How is CMAT Percentile Calculated?

CMAT percentile is calculated on the basis of the rank of the student vs number of students who appeared in CMAT. For this, the formula given below is applied:

Formula to Calculate CMAT Percentile, prescribed by NTA is given below:

Percentile P = 100 x Number of candidates appeared in the examination with raw marks equal to or less than the candidate/Total number of candidates appeared

For example, suppose 10,000 candidates appeared in CMAT exam. And candidate A has got No.1 Rank. His CMAT percentile score will be: 100 x 9999/10,000= 99.99

You can also calculate the rank with the below given formula:

Percentile (P)= 10,000 – 1(rank)/10,000 x 100= 99.99.

Similarly, if a person has scored rank 3, his/her percentile will be 99.97.

For example, one candidate scored 100 percentile out of 54,516 candidates who appeared in the exam. Five candidates scored 99.99 percentile. One student scored 372 marks in total to obtain 100 percentile.

Another example: In one session, three candidates scored 100 percentile out of 64,448. On canddidate secured AIR 1 with 341 marks. Two other candidates scored 335 marks so they were ranked AIR 2. However, the CMAT percentile score of all the three was 100, which means CMAT ranks are based on total score obtained and not the percentile score.

## CMAT Score vs Percentile Comparison

Check the table below to understand CMAT raw score conversion into percentile. The table consists scores of CMAT 2020 in which 63,297 candidates appeared for the test.

CMAT Total Marks

CMAT Score

CMAT Percentile

400

347

100.00

400

342

99.9984201

400

340

99.9968403

400

338

99.9936806

400

335

99.9905209

400

330

99.9873612

400

329

99.9857813

400

328

99.9842015

400

327

99.9826216

400

325

99.9778820

400

324

99.9747223

400

323

99.9731425

400

322

99.9715626

400

321

99.9652432

400

319

99.9620835

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## FAQs on CMAT Score vs Percentile

Q: How much score will fetch me 99 percentile in CMAT 2023?

A: About 320 out of 400 marks will fetch 99 percentile in CMAT 2023. It means candidates need to solve at least 15-17 questions in all five sections of CMAT. Candidates also need to avoid negative marking for incurrent answers.

Q: What is CMAT percentile predictor?

A: CMAT percentile predictor is a tool that can calculate the percentile from total marks scored by the candidate. The formula to calculate CMAT percentile is number of candidates minus the candidate’s rank which is divided by total number of candidates and multiplied by 100. N-R/Nx100 = CMAT percentile

Q: What is the total marks of CMAT exam?

A: Total marks of CMAT is 400. CMAT has five sections - Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Each section has 20 questions and every question carries 4 marks for correct attempt. Total marks per section is 80.

Q: Is 230 a good score in CMAT?

A: 230 marks in CMAT convert into about 90 percentile. If you are targeting a college that accepts CMAT score in 90 percentile range, then it is a good score for you. However, if you are targeting a college with higher percentile, try to score higher.

Q: Is there negative marking in CMAT?

A: Yes, there is negative marking of -1 for every incorrect attempt. Thus, candidates must take care of the accuracy of the answers. They should not attempt a question that they are not sure about. Unanswered question has no negative marking.

Q: What is the difference between CMAT score and CMAT percentile?

A: CMAT score is the total marks that the candidate scores by solving the questions, i.e. sum total of correct and incorrect attempt. CMAT percentile is the percentage of candidates who scored higher than the rest of candidates. CMAT percentile is calculated on the basis of the rank of the student (highest score getter) vs number of students who appeared in CMAT.

Q: Which is more important for MBA admission – CMAT score or CMAT percentile?

A: MBA colleges use the CMAT percentile for selection and shortlisting of students for admission, thus the percentile is more important that score. The top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score for admission take into consideration both sectional and overall percentiles.

Q: How can I check which MBA colleges I can get with CMAT 85 percentile?

A: To check which MBA colleges are within the reach with CMAT 85 percentile, candidates cam use Shiksha’s CMAT college predictor. Candidates need to enter only their CMAT percentile and category and the tool with show the list of colleges which accept 85 percentile. Here’s the link: https://www.shiksha.com/business-and-management-studies/cmat-college-predictor

Q: Which are the top MBA colleges accepting CMAT in India?

A: CMAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam after CAT as it is a gateway to some of the top B-Schools in India such as JBIMS, SIMSREE, Great Lakes, BIMTECH, XIME, Christ University, WeSchool, DY Patil, etc. Also Read: Top MBA colleges accepting CMAT score

Q: Is there a provision of revaluation in CMAT for score improvement?

A: No, there is no provision of revaluation in CMAT. For score improvement, candidates can appear for the exam in the next academic session. They can prepare for one more year and crack the exam with higher scores.

Q: Does NTA release CMAT cut offs for admission?

A: No, the NTA does not release CMAT cut offs for admission to any MBA college. The B-schools select students on the basis of CMAT score fix cut offs for admission individually on the basis of certain parameters decided internally.
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