CMAT Cutoff 2023: Check CMAT 2023 Expected Cut Off, CMAT 2023 Score vs. Percentile

CMAT Exam Date: March 2023 (Tentative)

CMAT colleges cut off 2023

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CMAT 2023 Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency instead of AICTE starting 2019 for MBA admission. The CMAT 2023 exam will be held in single shift on April 2023. After  CMAT 2023 Result  announced , the CMAT 2023 cutoff list will be declared for almost 1000 AICTE-approved institutions and colleges that accept the CMAT 2023 score. Around 70000 students will appear for the CMAT 2023 exam.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting CMAT 2023 Score

CMAT Cutoff 2023: Important Dates

Application form release

 13th Feb 2023

Closing date to submit the online application

6th March 2023

Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only *

7th March - 9th March 2023

The release of Admit Card

 Will be announced later on website

CMAT Exam date

 Will be announced later on website

Answer key release

1 or 2 weeks after the examination

Result Announcement

Will be announced later on website

CMAT Expected Cut Off 2023

CMAT Cutoff 2023: Determination Factors

There are multiple factors based on which the cutoff for CMAT 2023 exam is calculated. The major factors that affect the cutoff for CMAT 2023 exam are:

1.    Number of Applicants who have appeared for the CMAT exam 2023
2.    Total number of available seats under the various management programmes in all the participating institutes 
3.    Total number of candidates who have passed the CMAT 2023 exam
4.    The difficulty level of the CMAT exam 2023
5.    Overall caliber of the students appearing in the CMAT exam 2023

CMAT 2023 Expected Score vs Percentile

CMAT Cutoff 2023: Expected Cutoffs

The overall cutoff against the CMAT 2023 score is expected to be:

CMAT 2023 Score - Overall

Expected CMAT 2023 Percentile








99 -100


CMAT 2023 Section Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation

CMAT 2023 Sectional Score












CMAT 2023 Section Language Comprehension

CMAT 2023 Sectional Score












CMAT 2023 Section Logical Reasoning

CMAT 2023 Sectional Score












CMAT 2023 Section General Awareness

CMAT 2023 Sectional Score












CMAT Colleges Cutoff 2023: Previous Year Cutoffs

Below is the CMAT Colleges expected cut off for the year 2023 released by various top colleges that accept the CMAT score. This will help students get an estimate of how high the cutoff for 2023 CMAT exam may go. Apart from that, the factors listed above also affect the cutoffs.

CMAT 2023 Accepting Colleges

Expected CMAT 2023 Cutoff Percentile

CMAT 2020 Cutoff Percentile

JBMIS Mumbai



GIM - Goa Institute of Management, Goa



KSOM, Bhubaneshwar






Great Lakes, Chennai



IPE, Hyderabad



Welingkar, Mumbai



IFMR, Chennai



Jaipuria Institute of Management



IMT, Hyderabad & Nagpur 80+  

Christ University Bangalore



XISS, Ranchi



It is also important for students to keep an idea about the CMAT sectional cutoffs as well. This helps the students prepare for the CMAT exam 2023 accordingly. Here is the look at the sectional cutoff out of 100 marks is:

CMAT Paper Sections CMAT Projected Cut Off
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Language Comprehension 45
General Awareness 40
Logical Reasoning 55

CMAT Cutoff 2023: Key Highlights

1.Each year the students may get different percentile for the same score. 
2.Usually the candidate who gets the highest score gets 100 percentile. But the percentile score also depends on the sectional scores and sectional percentile. Thus there are chances that candidates with different score may have the same percentile as well.
3.    A look at the statistics for 100 and 75 percentile score are:

CMAT Exam Year CMAT Exam Score out of 400 CMAT Percentile
2017 350 100
2017 165 75
2016 300 100
2016 125 75

4. If we compare, the overall performances over the previous years, CMAT 2017 was better as compared to CMAT 2016. The total number of students who got 90+ percentile was higher in CMAT 2017(5921) than in CMAT 2016(5511). Here is a look at the total number of students getting 90+ percentile over the last 2 years:-

CMAT Percentile

5.    Each college affiliated to AICTE releases their separate cutoffs each year. Candidates must check the official websites for each college to keep track of the cutoff and counselling process.

CMAT Cutoff 2023: Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

FAQ1. What are the steps after CMAT 2023 result is declared?
A. Those who clear the respective CMAT 2023 participating institute’s cutoff score will have to appear for selection procedure of that particular institute. Each college has its own selection procedure. The candidates have to appear for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) individually. The CMAT 2023 final selection of the candidates is on the basis of a candidate’s performance based on both the rounds.

FAQ2. Is there sectional cutoff in CMAT 2023?
A. NTA will release sectional and overall score. It depends on the respective participating college if they want to consider the sectional score or only the overall score.

FAQ3. Does NTA announce CMAT Colleges cutoff for the participating institutes?
A. No. NTA does not announce CMAT cutoff for its participating institutes. It will only release the CMAT 2023 result with the sectional and overall score. The selection process is subjective to the respective participating institutes.

FAQ4. When will the CMAT 2023 cutoff be declared?
A. After the CMAT 2023 result announced by National Testing Agency (NTA), the CMAT 2023 participating institutes will release their individual CMAT 2023 cutoff list.

FAQ5. Which colleges accept CMAT 2023 score?
A. Around 1000 AICTE approved colleges will accept CMAT 2023 score. The IIMs do not accept CMAT 2023.

FAQ6. Does KJ Somaiya accept CMAT score?
A. Yes, KJ Somaiya accepts CMAT Score and the expected cut off is between 95-99.

FAQ7. How to calculate CMAT 2023 score?
A. The CMAT 2023 raw score is calculated using the formula:

CMAT 2023 Score = (No. of Correct Answers * 4) – (No. of Incorrect Answers * 1)

The percentile is calculated by the following formula:

Percentile = ((Total number of candidates appearing for exam) – (Rank of the candidate))/ (Total number of candidates appearing for exam) x 100

FAQ8.Does IFMR accept CMAT score?
A. Yes, IFMR GSB Krea University accepts CMAT Score and the Applications through CMAT are open for which the last date to apply is  April 2023.

FAQ9. Does Pumba accept CMAT score?
A. Yes,PUMBA does accept CMAT Score.

FAQ10. Does Nirma accept CMAT score?
A. No,Nirma University does not accept CMAT score.The University only accept CAT score and only those who have above 85+ percentile can get call from NIRMA UNIVERSTY.

FAQ11. Does JBIMS,Mumbai accept CMAT score?
A. Yes, JBIMS,Mumbai accepts CMAT Score.

FAQ12.Does NL Dalmia accept CMAT?
A. Yes, NL Dalmia does accept CMAT Score.

FAQ13. Does SP Jain accept CMAT score?
A. No, SP Jain does not accept CMAT Score.

FAQ14. Is there a sectional CMAT Cutoff?
A. No, CMAT doesn't have sectional cut off but since every CMAT participating institute has its own selection criteria.

FAQ15. How to check the CMAT Cutoff?
A. Firstly, open the official website @ (or) On the home page, check the Public Notices section. In that click on the, “CMAT 2023 Cut Off".

FAQ16. What was the cut off of CMAT 2020?
A. NTA has released CMAT 2020 Cut-Offs & Scores on February 4, 2020, on NTA CMAT website.Cutoff for some of the colleges are give below:

Colleges Cutoff
Goa Institute of Management 98
Dept. of Management Sciences, University of Pune, PUMBA 98
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai (SIMSREE) 96
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 95
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai 95

FAQ17. What to do if there are issues in downloading CMAT 2023 scorecard?
A. For any queries or concerns regarding the download of the CMAT 2023 admit card, scorecard and result, the candidates must contact the National Testing Agency till the time the option to download the e-admit card and scorecard is available.

FAQ18. Is it mandatory to clear sectional cutoff in CMAT 2023 exam?
AIt completely depends on the college to which you are applying. If the CMAT 2023 participating college has set sectional cutoff, you will need to clear it, else the overall cutoff is enough.

FAQ 19. What are the factors deciding CMAT Exam Cutoff 2023?
A. Cut Off depends on the difficulty level of the CMAT 2023 Exam
It also depends on Number of seats in a particular institute
It also depends on the overall performance of the test takers.

FAQ 20. Is Work Experience required for applying for CMAT Exam?
A. As per CMAT eligibility criteria no work experience is required for applying for CMAT Exam.

FAQ 21. Will part-time work experience or internship be considered while applying to Colleges with CMAT score?
A. Internship or part time work experience is not considered. Only fill time work experience after graduation is considered.


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