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    MICAT 2021: Result (Declared), Merit List, Cut Off, Selection Process

    Edited By Bachan Thakur | Updated on Jun 01, 2021 01:01 PM IST | #MICAT

    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.

    Know About What is MICAT

    MICAT Previous Years Stats

    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.

    MICAT Previous Year Statistics (2018)

    Total registered candidates for MICAT I


    Total registered candidates for MICAT II


    Shortlisted for MICAT I GE and PI


    MICAT 2021 - Overview



    Name of the Exam

    MICA Admission Test

    Commonly known as


    Conducting Body

    MICA, Ahmadabad

    Exam category

    Post Graduate

    Exam level


    MICAT Application Process


    Exam duration

    2:15 hours

    Type of questions

    Both subjective and objective

    Exam centres


    Weightage used in MICAT 2020 selection process

    • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%

    • MICAT: 30%

    • GE: 20%

    • PI: 30%

    Seat Intake through MICAT

    180 seats in PGDM - C and 36 seats in PGDM

    Programmes offered

    PGDM (C) and PGDM

    Specializations offered

    • Advertising and Brand Management

    • Marketing Analytics

    • Digital Communication Management

    • Media and Entertainment Management

    What’s new in MICAT 2021

    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.

    MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

    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.

    MICAT Eligibility Criteria - Qualifying/Entrance Exam

    Exam Name

    Qualifying Exam

    Entrance Exam



    Recognized bachelor's degree in any discipline


    No age restriction

    Mandatory points regarding MICAT Eligibility

    • 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.

    MICAT Important Dates 2021

    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 Dates 2021


    MICAT-I Dates

    MICAT-II Dates

    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

    Result announcement

    December 21, 2020

    February 15, 2021

    MICAT 2021 Admission Dates

    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

    May 11

    MICAT Application Form 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, 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.

    How to fill MICAT Application Form 2021

    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.

    MICAT Syllabus 2021

    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.

    Logical reasoning

    • Verbal ability

    • Written communication skills

    • General Awareness

    • Social and Industry related issues

    MICAT Exam Pattern 2021

    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.

    MICAT Exam Pattern



    Total questions and Time

    Exam Instructions



    36 questions in 25 minutes

    It is important to answer all questions in the Psychometric section.
    Any un attempted question will be allotted zero marks



    4 questions in 35 minutes

    Answers to the Descriptive section should be typed in the space provided.


    Section 1: Divergent & Convergent Thinking

    Section 2: General Awareness

    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.

    No marks will be deducted for un attempted questions.

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    MICAT Mock Test 2021

    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

    MICAT Sample Papers 2021

    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 Papers

    MICAT Sample Question Paper 1

    Download Here

    MICAT Sample Question Paper 2

    Download Here

    MICAT Sample Question Paper 3

    Download Here

    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.

    Best Books for MICAT 2021 Preparation


    Name of Book


    Quantitative Aptitude

    How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

    Arun Sharma

    Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

    Sarvesh K Sharma

    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

    Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT

    Ajay Singh

    Verbal Ability

    R.S. Aggarwal

    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading

    Arun Sharma

    Comprehension for CAT

    Proficiency in Reading Comprehension

    Ajay Singh

    Psychometric Tests

    Psychometric Tests for Dummies

    • Liam Healy

    How to Pass Psychometric Tests

    • Andrea Shavick

    Logical Reasoning

    A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

    • R.S. Aggarwal

    How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

    Arun Sharma

    MICAT Exam Centres 2021

    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.

    MICAT Exam Centres

    Test Cities

    Test Cities

    Test Cities























    Navi Mumbai


























    MICAT Admit Card 2021

    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.

    How to download MICAT Admit Card 2021

    • Visit the official website of MICA Ahmedabad –

    • 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

    Details Mentioned on MICAT Call Letter 2021

    Candidate’s name

    Candidate’s photograph

    Candidate’s MICAT log in ID

    Candidate’s MICAT password

    Space for invigilator’s signature

    Test centre address

    Programme name with session year

    Exam date

    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.

    MICAT Exam Day Analysis 2021

    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

    Difficulty Level

    Descriptive Test


    Easy to moderately difficult

    Divergent Convergent Reasoning



    General Awareness



    Verbal Ability



    Quantitative Analysis


    Moderately difficult

    Psychometric Test


    Easy to moderately difficult

    MICAT Result 2021

    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 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.

    How to check MICAT Result 2021

    Follow the simple steps mentioned here and check your results with much ease.

    • Visit the official website of MICA Ahmedabad –

    • 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

    MICAT Cut off 2021

    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.

    MICAT Selection Process 2021

    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.

    MICAT Admission Procedure - Stages

    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).

    Shortlisting of candidates for GE & PI

    1. Section A of MICAT (Psychometric test) is a qualifier.

    2. 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.

    3. Candidates, who qualify based on the performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT, their section B of MICAT will be assessed.

    4. 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.

    5. 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)

    MICAT 2021 Final Merit List Preparation

    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:

    • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%

    • MICAT: 30%

    • GE: 20%

    • PI: 30%

    MICA, Ahmedabad - Address

    Shela, Ahmedabad

    Gujarat – 380 058, India

    Contact Number: +91 2717 308250

    Fax: +91 2717 308349


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    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. How many seats are offered t MICA through MICAT 2021?

    36 PGDM and 180 PGDM-C seats are offered by MICA, Ahmedabad through MICAT.

    2. When can I apply for MICAT 2021?

    The application forms could be filled from November 26 for MICAT-II till January 21, 2021.

    3. Do I need to appear for both MICAT-I and MICAT-II?
    No It’s not mandatory, but optional. You may take the exam only in one session or in both the sessions.
    4. Are there any entrance exams that I need to take for appearing in MICAT or can I apply for it on the basis of the qualifying exam?

    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.

    5. How are the scores normalised for MICAT selection procedure?

    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

    6. Is there any stage-wise weightage that is considered for admission to MICA?

    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.

    7. Approximately how many candidates are shortlisted from MICAT to appear in GD and PI?

    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.

    8. Where all will the GD and PI be held?

    The GD and PI are held across the cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

    9. How many candidates appear in MICAT exam?

    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.

    10. What is a good score for MICAT exam?

    Candidates must have secured 85% or above 85% for both CAT and XAT is considered a good one for admission in MICA.

    11. I will be in final semester, am I eligible for MICAT 2021?

    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.

    12. What is the age criteria to apply for MICAT exam?

    There is no age limit for applying the MICAT entrance exam.

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