MICAT 2020 - MICA has released the application forms of MICAT on October 9 in online mode for Phase I at mica.ac.in and the last date to register is November 25. MICA Admission Test (MICAT) 2020 will be held as a computer based test on December 7, 2019 for phase I. Only candidates who have qualified in CAT 2019 / XAT 2020 / GMAT (2018 onwards) can apply for MICAT 2020. Phase I candidates will able to download their MICAT 2020 admit card from December 3, 2019 and check the MICAT result for Phase 1 on December 23. MICAT 2020 will be held across 48 exam centres in the country in two phases - December and February. About 7500 candidates are scheduled to appear for MICAT Phase I and II out of which around 800 will be shortlisted for the PI and GE. Selection will be on the basis of the scores obtained in MICAT, PI and GE for the 180 seats in PGDMC and 36 seats in PGDM offered by the institute. Know all about MICAT 2020 starting from eligibility criteria, important dates, registration, test to selection etc, by reading the article below.Latest: MICAT Application Form 2020 available now. Last date to register and apply is November 25.
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The application for MICAT II will be available from November 26, 2019 and the last date for filling the form is January 16, 2020 at 11:50 pm while the admit card can be downloaded from January 22, 2020. Phase II MICAT 2020 result will be declared by MICA on February 14. Selection to the two year PGDM- C and PGDM courses will be on the basis of MICAT scores. The better of the two MICAT scores will be considered for admissions which consist of a group exercise and personal interview.
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MICAT 2020 Overview
Name of the Exam
MICA Admission Test
Commonly known as
MICAT Application Process
Type of questions
Both subjective and objective
Advertising and Brand Management
Digital Communication Management
Media and Entertainment Management
Candidates can check and mark the important dates using the table below to avoid missing important deadlines for the application, downloading admit card or result.
MICAT 1 Dates
MICAT 2020 Registration
October 9, 2019
November 26, 2019
Last date to fill the application form
November 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm
Admit Card/ Call letter Download
December 3, 2019
January 22, 2020
MICAT I exam date
December 7, 2019
January 25, 2020
Declaration of Result
December 23, 2019
February 14, 2020
Announcement for candidates shortlisted for GE and PI
GE & PI in Delhi and Kolkata
March 13, 14 & 15, 2020
GE & PI at MICA Ahmedabad
March 2 & 3, 2020
GE & PI in Bangalore and Mumbai
March 5,6 & 7, 2020
Announcement of final MICAT 2020 Result
Fourth week of March 2020
In MICAT 2020, applicants are given choice to opt for PGDM-C or PGDM programme. Students who wish to opt for both the programmes, they will have to enter the programme of their first preference as priority 1 and the programme of second preference as priority 2.
MICA has opened registration for phase 1 of MICAT on October 9, 2019 and the last date for filling MICAT 2020 application form is November 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm. MICAT application form for phase II will start from November 26, 2019 to January 16, 2020. Candidates who wish to appear in both MICAT I & II will have to apply separately for both the exams. The best of the two scores will be considered for the final selection.
Candidates can follow the steps given below for filling MICAT application form 2020.
Step 1 – MICAT Registration: Candidates have to enter their name, mobile number, email ID and submit the same to register and fill the application form of MICAT 2020.
Step 2- Login to fill Personal Details: Candidates must enter details like nationality, gender, date of birth. They must also select at least three exam centres of MICAT in order of preference
Step 3- Qualification Details: Candidates must enter their educational details related to class X, XII, graduation and post-graduation ( if applicable). Details of any work experience must also be provided here
Step 4-Details of CAT 2019/XAT 2020/GMAT 2018 scores: Candidates must enter the scores of any one of the exams. GMAT scores can be from 2018 onwards.
Step 5- Uploading of Documents: Candidates must upload the scanned images of photograph and signature. The size of the file should be 80 KB and in JPG or JPEG format.
Step 6- Payment of MICAT Application Fee: This is the last stage before submission of the form. Candidates can pay the application fee online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or offline through DD in favour of MICA payable at Ahmedabad. The DD must be sent along with the payment advice to the institute after putting a signature on the given space.
MICAT 2020 Application Fee: Rs 1985
Step 7: Submit MICAT 2020 application form
Candidates must choose three exam centres of MICAT 2020 while filling the application form. Mudra Institute of Communication has specified 48 cities across the country for MICAT. The list of the MICAT 2020 exam centres is given in the table below.
MICAT 2020 Tests Cities
To appear for MICAT 2020, candidates have to fulfil the following eligibility criteria. MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria mention all the parameters such as the qualifying marks they need to have scored in their graduation, the entrance exam they need to get through to appear for MICAT and the age restriction.
Entrance exam: Candidates must have qualified in any one of the following national/ international entrance exams:
Note - If a candidate has appeared for more than one exam (CAT, XAT and GMAT), the better of the two/ best of the three exams performance will be taken into consideration for MICAT admissions. Weightage given to these scores for selection is 20% while for shortlisting the weightage is 50%.
Age limit: There is no age restriction for candidates who wish to appear in MICAT 2020.
MICA will release MICAT 2020 admit card for first phase on December 3, 2019 in online mode. Candidates have to enter their MICA ID and password to download the admit card. Candidates are required to carry a valid photo ID along with the admit card of MICAT 2020. Candidates can see the following details on MICAT 2020 admit card.
Name of the candidate
Scanned image and signature of candidate
Exam day guidelines
Roll number of the candidate
Address of exam centre
Candidates can download MICAT II admit card from January 22, 2020. Candidates can download the admit card till January 25.
Step 1- Click on the admit card link on the official website
Step 2- Enter MICA ID and password to login
Step 3- Click on the hall ticket tab of MICAT 2020
Step 4- Click On the Assessment Dropdown
Step 5 - Download MICAT Admit Card 2020
Step 6- Print Admit Card
In this section, candidates will find complete details pertaining to MICAT exam pattern 2020. To be precise, candidates will know about mode of the entrance exam, the type of questions that will be asked, marking scheme, the total number of sections, duration of the exam. The questions in the exam are divided into three sections as given below
Total questions and Time
36 questions in 25 minutes
It is important to answer all questions in the Psychometric section.Any unattempted 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 ThinkingSection 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 unattempted questions.
To attempt the exam, knowing the MICAT syllabus 2020 becomes mandatory. Candidates must know the subjects and topics from which questions will be asked MICAT. Candidates will have to answer questions from media, advertising and marketing. Candidates will be tested in the following abilities:
Written communication skills
Social and Industry related issues
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
MICA has released some sample papers of MICAT 2020 so that candidates can practice such that they qualify with success. Practicing the sample paper will give them an idea about type of questions that they probably have to answer in the entrance test. Students can also assess their preparation level and work on their weak areas. With the help of the MICAT sample papers 2020, candidates can draw a plan which they follow on the day of the exam to answer the paper with ease.
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The authorities will release the access of Mock test of MICAT 2020 in the last week of November. The facility of MICAT mock test 2020 is offered to candidate to aware them of the exam pattern/ structure of MICAT entrance exam. The mock test will enable test-takers to identify their weak and strong domains while improving their time management skills. With the help of the mock test, candidates can estimate how much time they should allot to every section of the entrance exam. MICAT mock test will also give them an idea about the total number of questions they need to answer and understand the exam pattern of the entrance exam.
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Following the right strategy and preparation tips to prepare for the exam definitely results in success. Candidates can follow the given below tips to prepare for the entrance exam:
The minimum marks that candidates need to obtain to be eligible for the next round of selection is the MICAT 2020 cutoff. The score obtained in each section of MICAT 2020 will be calculated into a normalized score separately. The total MICAT-I/MICAT-II score will also be normalized using appropriate statistical methods. It is to be noted that about 1/10th of the total number of candidates who appear in both MICAT I and II will be shortlisted for GE & PI based on their CAT/XAT/ GMAT and the total MICAT Score.
Candidates who have appeared for the exam can download the result of MICAT 2020 for phase I on December 23 while MICAT 2020 result for phase II will be announced on February 14. Candidates can check their results by entering their user id and password. MICA will declare the final result in online mode in last week of March 2020. Candidates can check if they are eligible for MICAT 2020 personal interview and group exercise by entering their application number.
Candidates can follow the steps that are given below to check MICAT 2020 result:
Step 1- Candidates must click on the result link on the official website
Step 2- Enter MICAT 2020 login ID and password
Step 3- Click on the login button
Step 4- The result of MICAT 2020 will reflect on the screen
Step 5- Download MICAT result 2020 and keep a copy of the same for future reference
After clearing and qualifying in MICAT 2020, candidates must further participate in a group exercise and a personal interview. The weightage given to each stage of the MICAT selection process is given in the table below.
Weightage Details for MICAT 2020 Selection Procedure:
Group Exercise (GE)
XAT, GMAT, CAT
Personal Interview (PI)
MICAT 2020 shortlisting criteria for GE & PI:
The order of shortlisting for MICAT 2020 GE and PE has been explained by MICA as follows. It is to be noted that each section of the entrance exam has its own cutoff and candidates are first assessed in section A, then CAT/XAT or GMAT scores followed by a performance in section B and lastly section C. The assessment is as follows.
Candidates must qualify first in section A of MICAT (Psychometric test)
Those who qualify in the Psychometric section will move to the next stage where their relative performance on CAT 2019/XAT 2020 /GMAT 2018 onwards will be considered. Only candidates who have scored the minimum cut-off in these entrance exams shall be considered further.
Next to be considered is Section B of MICAT 2020 where students who score the minimum cutoff (normalized scores) will be assessed further in section C.
Candidates who have qualified in all sections will be called for the group exercise and personal interview to be held at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai
The candidates' list for GE & PI is prepared on the composite score formula which is 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT + 50% MICAT scores
Candidates who appear in GE & PI will be considered for the final MICAT 2020 merit list only if they are recommended by the majority of the panellists of the personal interview.
The final composite score is based on the following weightage:
MICAT 2020: 30%
MICAT Previous Year Admission StatisticsFor 2018-20 batch, 2854 students applied for MICAT 1 and 4662 students applied for MICAT 2. A total of 748 candidates were shortlisted for group exercise and personal interview for the batch of 2018-2020.
Programmes Offered through MICAT 2020:
1. PDGM (C) - Specializations offered in the second year are
2. PGDM with specializations in
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91-2717-308313/ +91-9099-127399
The maximum intake for PGDM-C is 180 students, which is likely to be increased in 2020. MICA has mentioned this but has not specified the details.
The specializations are offered in the second year of the programme and are as follows:
1. Advertising and Brand Management
2. Marketing Analytics
3. Digital Communication Management
4. Media and Entertainment Management
Yes, a candidate is eligible to appear in both exams but two separate application forms have to be filled, along with the registration fee on the specified time. The better of the two scores will be considered.
No. Candidates must appear only in CAT, XAT or GMAT only to be eligible to appear for MICAT 2020.
There is no need for separate books to prepare for MICAT 2020. The books used for CAT or XAT are more than enough to prepare for the entrance test.
MICAT tests candidate's verbal ability, logical reasoning written skills and general awareness. To excel in these sections, candidates need to be well-read, innovative and intelligent. They should also read newspapers and practice in analytical and creative writing. For GE and PI, candidates do not have to carry out any prior preparation as it includes series of interactions where they are checked if they are suitable for the Strategic Marketing and Communication driven industry sectors.
Yes. Experience always counts and MICA is no exception. It is known to give preference to the right candidate with relevant work experience.
Yes. MICA has increased its intake of students through the newly created PGDM program from 2019-2020. The authorities, however, will continue to select 180 students in the PGDM-C program.
MICA offers a diploma called PGDM-C which is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Both the programs have MICA’s traditional emphasis on Strategic Marketing and Communication. The difference is that the new PGDM programme will offer specializations in Marketing, Branding, Design and Digital Transformation.
Admissions to the new PGDM programmes also will be through MICAT 2020. The merit list will be used for admissions to both the programmes.
There is no difference in the fee structure for both PGDM and PGDM-C and candidates have to pay the same fee.
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MICA Ahmedabad will release MICAT I 2020 application form in online mode in September 2019 with last date being in third week of November 2019.
MICAT is conducted twice in online mode for the various programmes that are offered at the institute.
The fee for MICAT 2020 application form is Rs. 1985 for all the categories.
MICAT II 2020 application form in third week of December 2019. The end date to fill the application form will be last week of January 2020.
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