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MICAT 2021 - MICA, Ahmedabad has announced the MICAT 2021 final merit list on May 11 through email. Candidates who have appeared in the GD and PI round can check their qualifying status on the MICAT final merit list. The institute released the MICAT phase 1 and phase 2 score card on December 21 and February 15, respectively in online mode. MICAT Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam 2021 was held on December 5, 2020 and January 30, 2021. MICA exam is held for admission to 36 PGDM and 180 PGDM-C seats at Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad. MICA Ahmedabad conducts MICAT twice a year – in December and January. For phase I, candidates could fill the application form of MICAT 2021 until November 25 (11:50 pm). The official name given to both the exams held in December and January is named MICAT-I and MICAT-II. Aspiring candidates are free to take up the exam in either of the sessions or both the sessions. Over 4000 candidates register for appearing in each session of MICAT ever year. To know more details related to MICAT exam 2021 like eligibility, application, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, selection, process etc. read the article further.
What is MICAT?
MICAT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the MICA, Ahmedabad twice in a year for admission to its flagship two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) programme. MICAT entrance exam is conducted online for the aspirants in the months of December and February. Candidates may write both MICAT I and II or only MICAT-I or MICAT-II. In case candidates take both MICAT-1 and MICAT-II, then section A, B, and C may not appear in the same order. If candidates have taken more than one exam out of CAT, XAT, GMAT, then the better of the two/best of the three exams' performance will be taken into account. MICA will filter approximately 1/10th of the total number of appeared candidates in the two MICATs for GE & PI based on CAT/XAT/GMAT and the total MICAT score.
Every year around 4000-4700 candidates apply for appearing in each of the sessions of MICAT, whereas 700-800 candidates are finally able to crack the examination, securing the MICAT cut off marks. In other words, over 17-18% candidates are able to finally make it to the next round of MICAT selection process. Check the MICAT registration actual figures from the previous year from the table below.
Total registered candidates for MICAT I
Total registered candidates for MICAT II
Shortlisted for MICAT I GE and PI
Name of the Exam
MICA Admission Test
Commonly known as
MICAT Application Process
Type of questions
Both subjective and objective
Weightage used in MICAT 2020 selection process
Seat Intake through MICAT
180 seats in PGDM - C and 36 seats in PGDM
PGDM (C) and PGDM
Since last year, the MICA, Ahmedabad has given the facility to the applicants to choose both the programmes (PGDM and PGDM-C) in the same application form of MICAT 2021. However, to do so, the aspiring candidates have to select the programmes in order of their preference – priority 1 and priority 2.
MICA Ahmedabad or Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad determines the eligibility criteria for MICAT-I and MICAT-II. It’s quite important that the MICAT eligibility is checked before registering for MICAT, as all aspiring candidates get to know if they are eligible for the examination at all. In case, candidates find that they do not meet certain areas as per the MICAT 2021 eligibility criteria, they can decide to apply somewhere else where they meet the eligibility criteria. Also, if MICAT eligibility criteria 2021 is not met and still candidates fill the application form of MICAT, they must have this knowledge that their candidature can be cancelled at any stage of the admission process and are liable not to get admission at MICA. Check for reference MICAT 2021 eligibility criteria from the table below, as per the requirements of the qualifying examinations and other exams.
Recognized bachelor's degree in any discipline
No age restriction
To appear in MICAT exam, candidates should have completed/passed or should be appearing in the final year of graduation in any discipline. However, the degree should be recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Additionally, the aspirants must have taken any one of these entrance exams – CAT 2020/XAT 2021/GMAT 2019 onwards. With having appeared and qualifying these exams, candidates can’t sit for MICAT.
MICA Ahmedabad has released the dates of MICAT-I and MICAT-II on October 7 along with the admission notification, via its official website. Candidates desirous of taking the examination must check out all the MICAT important dates 2021 from the following tables. How just staying aware of the MICAT 2021 important dates makes a difference is that you will be aware of the upcoming events and different processes of the admission. MICAT 2021 dates include events with their schedules and dates related to the entrance examination. Check all MICAT important dates 2021 associated with the events including the availability of registration window, admit card, examination, result, counselling, etc below.
MICAT 2021 Registration Date
October 7, 2020
November 26, 2020
Last date to fill the application form
November 25, 2020 (11:50 pm)
January 21, 2021 (8 pm)
Admit Card/Call letter Download
December 3, 2020
January 27, 2021
MICAT 2021 Exam Date
December 5, 2020
January 30, 2021
December 21, 2020
February 15, 2021
Announcement for candidates shortlisted for GE and PI
February 24, 2021
GE & PI in Delhi and Kolkata
March 19, 20 and 21, 2021
GE & PI at MICA Ahmedabad
March 9 and 10, 2021
GE & PI in Bangalore and Mumbai
March 13, 14 and 15, 2021
Announcement of final MICAT Result 2021
The MICA, Ahmedabad authorities have released the MICAT II application form 2021 from November 26, 2020, in online mode. The MICAT 2021 application form has been released on the official website of MICA Ahmedabad, i.e, mica.ac.in. Before interested candidates start to fill the MICAT application form 2021, they must be clear that all eligibility requirements must be met. Also, before MICAT registration 2021, candidates must keep all the requisite documents with them so that during the application filling process they don’t have to leave some stages incomplete midway and then collect the required documents. Once they have their documents with them, filling the MICAT application form become hassle-free and can be completed in one go. Check the different stages of MICAT 2021 application form here. Earlier, MICA had released the MICAT Phase 1 application form on October 7, in online mode.
Check out the several stages of MICAT registration form cum application form here.
Stage 1 – Registration – Get yourself registered for MICAT-I 2021 by using the name, email ID and mobile number.
Stage 2 – Log in and fill personal details – Fill in details like nationality, gender, date of birth and select three MICAT exam centres in order of your preference.
Stage 3 – Enter qualification details – Fill in educational details related to different levels of academics and work experience.
Stage 4 – Enter CAT/XAT/GMAT scores – At this stage, enter scores of the respective exam/s you have taken out of CAT/XAT/GMAT.
Stage 5 – Upload documents – Scanned images of the photograph and signature have to be uploaded as per the prescribed size and dimensions.
Stage 6 – Fee payment – An application fee of Rs. 1985 has to be paid online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or offline through DD in favour of MICA payable at Ahmedabad.
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad does not officially come up with any detailed syllabus of MICAT, however, candidates can have a clear understanding of the topics from where the questions in the actual exam would be asked. Thus, the MICAT syllabus 2021 includes wider topics which must be taken into account to prepare for MICAT exam. The syllabus of MICAT has the following topics.
Written communication skills
Social and Industry related issues
Candidates, if well-versed with the MICAT 2021 exam pattern, can do better than the other test-takers in the exam. The authority- MICA, Ahmedabad releases the MICAT exam pattern on its official website and through the official brochure. Candidates must go through the MICAT 2021 exam pattern to have a basic understanding of the type of questions expected to come in the exam. The MICAT exam pattern also makes the candidates aware of the sectional weightage given to different section, mode of the exam, total marks, sectional marks, marking scheme, etc. Thus, by knowing all these aspects of the MICAT, candidates can prepare for the examination accordingly. Check all details of the MICAT 2021 exam pattern from the table below.
Total questions and Time
36 questions in 25 minutes
It is important to answer all questions in the Psychometric section.
4 questions in 35 minutes
Answers to the Descriptive section should be typed in the space provided.
Section 1: Divergent & Convergent Thinking
Section 3: Verbal Ability
Section 4: Quantitative Ability
105 questions in 1 hour 45 minutes
All sections here carry negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
The officials of MICA have released the mock test of MICAT on its official website for candidates to practice from for the examination. The mock test of MICAT can be practiced for both MICAT-I and MICAT-II. Though the signing up details are asked, however, you can directly get access to the MICAT official mock test and link by clicking on the sign-in button. To practice the questions with the help of MICAT mock test 2021, candidates have to click on the mock link below. While candidates prepare for MICAT using the mock test of MICAT, they will certainly have an edge over their peers in the examination as such candidates get to work on many aspects of the MICAT including taking hundreds of questions to solve/answer from the mock test, increasing speed and learning time management by taking the mock tests multiple times, developing speed and accuracy, etc.
To take MICAT Mock Test – Click Here
Besides taking a lot of mock tests of MICAT, candidates must also practice for the examination using the MICAT sample papers. If aspiring candidates practice for the exam with the sample papers of MICAT, then chances are high that they will score better than their peers. The MICAT sample papers include sample questions which are similar to what appears in the actual question paper of MICAT. By practising the MICAT sample papers of MICAT, candidates will be able to polish their question-solving ability, increase speed, learn time management, and will be able to practise/solve questions of different nature and variety. Get your hands and download some sample papers of MICAT from the links in the table below.
MICAT Sample Question Paper 1
MICAT Sample Question Paper 2
MICAT Sample Question Paper 3
Best Books for MICAT 2021
Besides knowing the exam pattern, going through the syllabus of MICAT and considering sample papers and mock test of MICAT as important for the exam, it’s imperative that candidates also refer to the books which are best for the respective topics. These best books for MICAT 2021 are categorised the best ones as they are written and compiled by the best minds in those respective topics and have been referred by multitudes of the students in the past for the examination. Check the list MICAT best books from the table here.
Name of Book
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT
Sarvesh K Sharma
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading
Comprehension for CAT
Proficiency in Reading Comprehension
Psychometric Tests for Dummies
How to Pass Psychometric Tests
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
While filling the application form of MICAT 2021, the applicants need to select MICAT 2021 exam centres in the order of their preference and the proximity of the centre to their place of stay. Candidates must choose MICAT exam centres 2021 which are closest to their home/place of stay so that they can reach the venue on the exam day in time and without much hassle. The actual MICAT 2021 exam centre (allotted to the candidates) will be mentioned with its address on the admit card of MICAT. The examination – MICA admission test will be held in multiple exam centres across 48 cities in different states of India. The table below carries the list of MICAT exam centre cities where the examination will be held.
Registered candidates, who have filled their MICAT 2021 application form within the deadline and whose applications have been accepted by the MICAT officials could download MICAT 2021 admit card for Phase 1 from December 3. The admit card of MICAT-Phase 2 was released on January 27, 2021. The MICAT call letter 2021 has been issued online and candidates need to log into their registered accounts on the MICA Ahmedabad website to get access to it. To download MICAT 2021 admit card, candidates had to use their user ID and password. The process of downloading the call letter of MICAT 2021 has been mentioned below in simple steps along with the sample images.
Visit the official website of MICA Ahmedabad – mica.ac.in
Click on the admit card link
Now enter your MICAT 2021 ID and password and click on submit button
Your call letter of MICAT will be in front of you
Check all the details on it and download it
Take more than 1 printout of the downloaded MICAT 2021 call letter
Candidate’s MICAT log in ID
Candidate’s MICAT password
Space for invigilator’s signature
Test centre address
Programme name with session year
Exam day instructions
Space for candidate’s signature
Note: Do not forget to carry the hard copy of MICAT call letter to the allotted exam centre on the exam day along with a valid photo ID proof.
Meanwhile, candidates can check the MICAT exam day analysis for the previous year through which they can get to know the difficulty level of the test last year. MICAT exam day analysis will also give insights for aspiring candidates for this year as to how to prepare for the exam. Check MICAT I exam day analysis of 2020 below.
As per the 2020 test-takers, the English section was easy, Maths was moderate and general knowledge section was the toughest. In the quantitative section, trigonometry had the maximum sectional weightage as 8 questions were asked from trigonometry only. According to the MICAT I exam analysis 2020, around 8 questions were asked from Trigonometry in the quantitative section, while 2 questions were asked from times, periods and distance and one question from time and work.
MICAT 1 Exam Analysis Previous Year (2020)
Number of Questions
|Easy to moderately difficult|
Divergent Convergent Reasoning
|Easy to moderately difficult|
MICAT Phase 2 result has been released on February 15, 2021. Candidates who have taken the examination can check their scores in the MICAT exam 2021 by logging into the MICAT candidate accounts. In order to get access to MICAT 2021 results, candidates have to enter their user ID and password in the login window. The MICA has announced the MICAT-I result on December 21, in online mode, through its official website mica.ac.in. As per the MICAT result, the qualified candidates have to further appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) at various MICA campuses. MICAT final result 2021 has been published on May 11, 2021. Check complete details about MICAT 2021 result including the result accessing process here.
Follow the simple steps mentioned here and check your results with much ease.
Visit the official website of MICA Ahmedabad – mica.ac.in
Click on the result tab
Enter the login ID and password
The MICAT 2021 result will appear in front of you
Download the MICAT result/scorecard and keep it for future reference
MICA Ahmedabad does not officially release the MICAT cut off, however, the minimum marks for qualifying in all the stages of the MICAT are determined by the institute. MICAT cut off 2021 will be the minimum marks that candidates need to secure in each of the exam/selection stages to be considered for the subsequent stage. MICAT 2021 cutoff marks include the minimum marks to be secured in CAT/XAT/GMAT, MICAT, GD and PI.
The qualified candidates of MICAT exam have to further sit for GE and PI for MICAT selection. Candidates reflecting aptitude for expressing, assessing, and/or conceiving ideas that move people to action and achieve business results stand a better chance for shortlisting. If we start from the very beginning, then MICAT selection process involves 3-stages – qualifying CAT/XAT/GMAT, MICA Admission Test (MICAT) and GE & PI. Check all details including all stages of MICAT selection procedure 2021 below.
Step-I: CAT/ XAT/GMAT – One of these three exams has to be taken by the candidates and secure the cut off/positive scores. Based on these exams, candidates have to apply for MICAT 2021 and enter the CAT/GMAT scores and XAT registration number while filling the application form of MICAT 2021.
Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT) – Candidates, in the second stage need to take MICAT exam conducted by MICA Ahmedabad.
Test takers are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 3 sections
Section A: Psychometric Test
Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) - Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and Convergent Thinking
Section C: Descriptive Test
Step-III: GE & PI: Qualified candidates based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT have to further appear for both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI).
Section A of MICAT (Psychometric test) is a qualifier.
It must be noted that only those candidates’ relative performance on CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered who qualify the psychometric test. There are different parameters for the inclusion of the candidates for the further selection process. For considering the minimum cut off in CAT/XAT total percentile is considered, while for GMAT, the scores are considered.
Candidates, who qualify based on the performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT, their section B of MICAT will be assessed.
Further, qualifying candidates based on their relative performance subject to a minimum cut-off (as per the *normalized scores) of section B of MICAT will be assessed for their section C of MICAT. Each section will have its own cutoff.
Those, who qualify on the basis of points 1, 2, 3 and 4 above (on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cutoff (as per normalized scores) of section C of MICAT) shall be considered for shortlisting for GE and PI. Shortlisted candidates at this stage will be called for GE and PI at the different campuses - Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata & Mumbai. (GE & PI candidate list is prepared on the basis of the composite score formula of 50% weightage of CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% weightage of MICAT scores)
The shortlisted candidates (who appear in GE & PI) are considered for the inclusion in the final merit list are required to be recommended by the majority of the panelists of PI. Further, the final composite score for such candidates shall be calculated based on the following weightage:
Gujarat – 380 058, India
Contact Number: +91 2717 308250
Fax: +91 2717 308349
36 PGDM and 180 PGDM-C seats are offered by MICA, Ahmedabad through MICAT.
The application forms could be filled from November 26 for MICAT-II till January 21, 2021.
Yes, there are entrance exams that you need to take and secure a valid score in those. You should have appeared in either of the three exam - CAT/XAT/GMAT in order to be eligible for sitting in MICAT.
The scores are normalized by using statistical methods and taking into account the following factors:
Scores of all the qualifying candidates
calculation of scores for each sub-section
Yes, different stages of the MICAT selection process are given different weightage. XAT/CAT/GMAT and GE scores are given 20% weightage each, while the performance in the MICAT and PI are given 30% weightage each.
Approximately 1/10th of the total number of appeared candidates in the two MICATs are shortlisted for GE & PI based on CAT/XAT/GMAT and the total MICAT score.
The GD and PI are held across the cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
Every year around 4000-4700 candidates fill the application form of MICAT for both phases, whereas 700-800 candidates are finally able to crack the MICAT exam.
Candidates must have secured 85% or above 85% for both CAT and XAT is considered a good one for admission in MICA.
Yes, you are eligible for MICAT exam because according to the MICAT eligibility criteria, candidates should have completed/passed or should be appearing in the final year of graduation in any discipline.
There is no age limit for applying the MICAT entrance exam.
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