MICAT 2018: MICA will conduct the MICAT I exam on December 17. The entrance test will be conducted in computer based mode across 39 cities. MICAT 2018 admit card has been released on December 11. Candidates appearing for MICAT I 2018 can download their admit cards here. MICAT 2018 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 result will be declared on January 3. Based on MICAT scores and performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT candidates will be selected for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI). Online registration for MICAT II will start from January 3, 2018. The exam will be held on February 17, 2018. The final merit list of MICAT 2018 will be prepared on the basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT, MICAT, GE and PI for offering admission to candidates. MICAT is conducted by MICA for admission to 180 seats for the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C) programme. The test is conducted twice in a year and better of the two MICAT scores are considered for admission. In 2017, total 4453 candidates applied for MICAT 1 while 4518 applied for MICAT 2. Out of which 716 candidates will be selected for GE and PI. Candidates can check below for more details on MICAT 2018 exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff, result & selection process.
|Exam Name||MICA Admission Test|
|Commonly known as||MICAT|
|Exam category||Post Graduate Diploma|
|Programmes covered||Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C)|
The table given below provides the MICAT I and MICAT II Important Dates.
MICAT Important Dates
|MICAT I||Application Process Starts||September 26, 2017|
|Application Process Ends||November 30, 2017 at 11:55 pm|
|MICAT 2018 admit card||December 11, 2017|
|MICAT I Exam||December 17,2017|
|Announcement of MICAT Result||January 3, 2018|
|MICAT II||MICAT II application form to be released on||January 3, 2018|
|Last date to apply for MICAT II||February 5, 2018 at 11:55 pm|
|Issue of MICAT- II admit Card||February 9, 2018|
|MICAT II Exam||February 17, 2018|
|Announcement of MICAT II Result||February 26, 2018|
|GE & PI Roundat Delhi and Kolkata||Second/ Third week of March 2018|
|GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad||Second/Third week of March 2018|
|GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai||Second/ Third week of March 2018|
|Announcement of Final Result||March 31, 2018|
MICAT eligibility criteria have been prescribed by the examination authority. According to the eligibility criteria, applicants must have a CAT, XAT or GMAT (2016 onwards) score. Besides applicants should possess a graduation degree in any discipline. Final year graduation candidates are also eligible for applying to MICAT 2018. Foreign nationals can apply only if they have a foreign passport with GMAT score of 600 or more. Read more
MICAT application process closed on December 3. Candidates had to register online for the exam. Application fees for the exam was Rs 1965 for all categories and were accepted both online and offline. MICAT 2018 application form comprised three steps.
MICAT computer-based test will be conducted across 39 cities. However, GE and PI will be conducted at five cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai. Candidates have to select their preferred MICAT exam centres while filling the application form. Some of MICAT exam centres are given in the table below.
MICAT exam centres
MICA has been admit card of MICAT I 2018 exam online. MICAT-II will be released on February 9, 2018. MICAT admit card has been issued to only those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. To download admit card candidates have to enter their registration and application number. MICAT admit card have candidates name, roll number, examination venue, photo and signature and exam day instructions.
MICAT 2018 comprises Psychometric Test, Verbal Ability (VA), Quantitative Ability (QA), General Awareness (GA), Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) and Descriptive Test (DT). As per MICAT exam pattern, the exam will be held for 165 minutes duration. The question paper is divided into three parts and carries 140 objective as well as descriptive type questions and is divided into three parts. There is no negative marking for Part I and II while Part III has a negative marking of 0.25 percent. MICAT assess a candidates creative, analytical and verbal skills as well as the overall intelligence of the candidates. Check below MICAT exam pattern based on last years question paper.
MICAT exam pattern
|Parts||Section(s)||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Part 1||Psychometric||35||25 minutes|
|Part 2||Verbal Ability (VA)||25||105 minutes|
|Quantitative Ability (QA)||25|
|General Awareness (GA)||25|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)||30|
|Part 3||Descriptive Test (DT)||4||35 minutes|
MICAT syllabus comprises topics from Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and descriptive test. Verbal Ability questions are based on word combination, sentence correction, idioms, analogies, synonyms, antonyms etc. In Quantitative Ability section questions are asked from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics etc. General Awareness questions are based on advertising, marketing, politics, geography, current affairs, sports etc. Check complete MICAT syllabus.
The selection procedure of MICAT 2018 can be divided into three parts -
First, the candidates must appear for CAT/ XAT/ GMAT exam. Only the candidates who have appeared for one of these exams are eligible for MICAT.
The second stage comprises MICAT 2018 exam. To appear for this exam, the candidates must fill and submit the application form within the specified dates.
In the third stage, Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted. For GE and PI, the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of MICAT 2018 scores.
After the completion of the above-mentioned steps, the final result will be declared and the successful candidates will be allotted seats in the Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) offered by MICA. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appears in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on the total scaled scores.
Weightages for final composite scores
The result of MICAT I and MICAT II will be released online. MICAT-I result will be declared on January 3, 2018 while that of MICAT-II will be announced on February 26. In case of candidates who appear both for MICAT I and MICAT II, the better of the two scores will be considered. On the basis of MICAT 2018 result, the candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds of selection that comprise Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI). The result will be announced online in the form of scorecards. The candidates can download the scorecard by entering their credentials. The final MICAT result will be announced after the completion of GE/ PI.
MICAT cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that should score to be eligible for next stage of selection process. The examination authority does not release the cutoff. Candidates who will qualify the psychometric test shall be assessed for the various MICAT sections. The Descriptive Tests will be evaluated if the candidates secure minimum cutoff in these sections. Candidates securing the cutoff in Descriptive Test (DT) will be considered for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.Candidates can check below MICAT 2018 expected cutoff.
MICAT expected cutoff 2018
|Sections||No. of Questions||Sectional Cut offs/Number of questions to attempt|
|Verbal Ability||25||15 - 16|
|Quantitative Ability||25 - 27||7 - 8|
|General Awareness||25||6 - 7|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning||30||9 - 10|
|Overall||140 - 144||59 - 61|
MICAT Exam Centres 2018 – The exam centres of MICAT has been announced by MICA. According to MICAT exam centres, the computer based test will be conducted across 39 cities while Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) will be conducted in 5 cities in the country. Entrance Corner has provided the complete list of MICAT 2018 exam centres of computer based test as well as GE and PI. Candidates have to enter... Read more
MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2018 – The eligibility criteria of MICAT has been announced by MICA. According to MICAT eligibility criteria, candidates who have scores in CAT 2017, XAT 2018 or GMAT (2016 onwards) are eligible to appear for the exam. Besides, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Students who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply. The examination... Read more
Online registration of MICAT 2018 has started on September 25. MICAT 2018 application process has started one day before the scheduled date. The last date of MICAT application is November 30, 2017. MICAT-I 2018 exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 17, 2017. MICAT application form can be filled comprises three stages– registration, fee payment and preview of application. The first stage includes... Read more
MICAT Result 2018 - The result of MICAT-I will be declared online by MICA on January 3, 2018. MICAT-I exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 17, 2017. MICAT result will be announced in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can check MICAT result 2018 by entering their user ID and password. MICAT scorecard will contain the candidate’s total and sectional score as well as their qualifying status. On the basis of... Read more
MICAT Exam Pattern 2018 – The exam pattern of MICAT has been prescribed by its examination authority, MICA. MICAT exam pattern 2018 gives details about the marking scheme, sections, number of questions, total marks and time duration. MICAT 2018 will be conducted in computer based mode. According to MICAT exam pattern the exam comprises six sections - Psychometric (P), Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative ability and... Read more
Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA) has announced the exam dates of MICAT 2018. According to the notification, MICAT-I exam will be conducted on December 17, 2017 while MICAT-II will be held on February 17, 2018. Online registration for MICAT-I will begin on September 26, 2017. MICAT is conducted for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) programme. MICAT 2018... Read more
MICAT Cutoff 2018: The cutoff of MICAT is the minimum scaled score based on which candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds of the selection process. MICAT cutoff 2018 will not be released by MICA for admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications. The CAT, XAT or GMAT score of the candidates not only make candidates eligible for MICAT but these scores are are considered at the time of final... Read more
MICAT Selection Procedure 2018 – MICA Admission Test (MICAT) is conducted to select candidates for Post Graduate Diploma in Management–Communications (PGDM-C) programme offered by MICA, Ahmedabad. Candidates who are planning to appear for MICAT must familiarize themselves with the MICAT selection procedure 2018. For MICAT 2018 aspirants, it is mandatory to appear for CAT/ XAT/ GMAT exam. MICAT is conducted... Read more