MICAT Exam Pattern 2018

Sept. 23, 2017 4762 aditya1

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018MICAT Exam Pattern 2018: MICAT 2018 will be conducted in computer-based mode. According to MICAT exam pattern 2018, the test comprises six sections - Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General awareness (GA), Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT), and Descriptive Test (DT). MICAT 2018 will be conducted for 2 hours and 45 minutes. The question paper will carry 140 descriptive and objective type questions divided into three parts – Part I, II and III according to MICAT exam pattern. Part I comprises Psychometric test, all questions are compulsory. Part II of MICAT question paper consists VA, QA, GA and DCR while Part III comprises the Descriptive Test. MICAT exam pattern 2018 has been prescribed by MICA. MICAT exam pattern helps candidates to get an idea of the overall structure of exam like marking scheme, number of sections, questions and time duration. MICAT 1 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on December 17. Candidates can check below for more details on MICAT exam pattern.


Highlights of MICAT Exam Pattern 2018

Features Details
Mode of Exam Computer based
Sections 6
Duration 2 hours and 45 minutes
Number of questions 140
Negative marks 0.25 % (For VA, QA, GA and DCR)


MICAT exam pattern 2018

MICAT exam pattern changes every year. Therefore, it is expected that this year too the exam pattern might be changing. There will be 25 questions each in VA, QA, GA and DCR while the psychometric test will carry total 35 questions.  The Descriptive Test will carry only 4 questions. The exam comprises both objective and subjective questions. As per MICAT exam pattern, there are no negative marks for Descriptive and Psychometric sections. While for wrong answer in VA, QA, GA and DCR 0.25 % of the allotted marks will be deducted. Candidates can check below exam pattern based on previous year’s question paper OF MICAT.

MICAT 2018 exam pattern

Parts Section(s) Number of Questions Duration
Part 1 Psychometric 35 25 minutes
Part 2 Verbal Ability (VA) 25 1 hour and 45 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA) 25
General Awareness (GA) 25
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) 30
Part 3 Descriptive Test (DT) 4 35 minutes


The above-mentioned sections along with MICAT 2018 syllabus are explained below.

Psychometric test: This section carries 35 questions and it is necessary for candidates to attempt all the questions. There is no negative marks for wrong answers in the psychometric test. There will be three set of questions in this section. The Psychometric Test is designed to determine a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviour and personality traits of the candidates.

Descriptive Test: This section assess a candidate’s analytical and descriptive writing ability and creative skills. The total time given for attempting these questions is 35 minutes.

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR): This section carries 30 questions based on Visual Reasoning, Logical Data sufficiency, statement-assumption etc.

General Awareness (GA): Questions in this section are basically asked from business taglines, advertisements, slogans, corporate heads and other corporate topics such as brand and marketing campaigns.

Quantitative Ability (QA): This section will carry total 25 questions based on Data Interpretation, Mathematics, Geometry etc.

Verbal Ability (VA): There will be 25 questions in this section from phrase replacements, error spotting, jumbled paragraphs, synonyms, double blanks and Reading Comprehension passage.

MICAT sample papers

MICAT sample papers have been released by MICA. The sample papers are available online at Entrance Corner. The sample papers provide an insight into the test pattern as well as the types of questions asked in the exam. Besides, practicing MICAT sample papers will increase candidates’ speed and accuracy.

MICAT selection procedure 2018

MICAT selection procedure comprises three stages. In first stage candidates applying for the management programme will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2016 onwards) scores. In second stage all candidates will be assessed on the basis of different sections of MICAT 2018. In the third stage selected candidates will appear for both Group Exercise and Personal Interview. Merit list will be prepared based on a final composite score (FCS) and specific weightages will be given to CAT/XAT/GMAT, MICAT, GE and PI.

Category Weigtages
MICAT 30 %
GE 20 %
PI 30 %


About MICAT 2018

MICA is conducted for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C). MICAT is held twice in a year – MICAT-I and MICAT II. MICAT-I is scheduled to be conducted on December 17, 2017 while MICAT-II will be held on February 17, 2018. The better of the two MICAT scores will be considered for offering admission.

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