MICAT 2020
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MICAT 2020 - Admissions to MICA's PGDM-C Programme is through MICAT 2020. Aspirants can fill the MICAT application form in online mode at mica.ac.in. Only candidates who have qualified in CAT 2019 / XAT 2020 / GMAT (2018 onwards) can apply for MICAT 2020. The last date to fill MICAT 2020 application form (Phase 1) is November tentatively. MICAT is a computer based test held across 48 exam centres in the country in two phases - December and February. Phase I candidates can download their MICAT 2020 admit card in the last week of November tentatively and check their MICAT result in the third week of December. The application for MICAT II will be available from December, 2019 while the admit card can be downloaded in the first week of February, 2020. Phase II MICAT 2020 result will be declared by MICA in the third week of February. Selection to the 2 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. Know all about MICAT 2020 starting from eligibility criteria, important dates, registration, test to selection etc, by reading the article below.
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MICAT 2020 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

2:45 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 MICAT180 seats in PGDM - C
Programmes offeredPGDM (C) and PGDM


MICAT Important Dates 2020

The important dates for MICAT 2020 Phase I and II is given below in the table. Candidates can check and mark the important dates in their calendar to avoid missing important deadlines.

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MICAT Important Dates


MICAT 1 Dates

Dates for MICAT 2

MICAT 2020 Registration

September 2019

Third week of December 2019

Last date to fill the application form

Third week of November 2019

Last week of January 2020

Admit Card/ Call letter Download

Fourth week of November 2019

First week of February 2020

MICAT I exam date

First week of December 2019

Second week of February 2020

Declaration of Result

Third week of December 2019

Third week of February 2020

MICAT 2020 Admission Dates

Announcement for candidates shortlisted for GE and PI

Third week of February 2020

GE & PI in Delhi and Kolkata

Second week of March 2020

GE & PI at MICA Ahmedabad

Third week of March 2020

GE & PI in Bangalore and Mumbai

Third week of March 2020

Announcement of final MICAT 2020 Result

Fourth week of March 2020

MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

To appear for MICAT 2020, candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria. MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria mentions 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.

MICAT Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying exam
  • A bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) system or equivalent examination in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Final year students can also sit for the exam.

Entrance exam

Candidates must have qualified in any one:

  • CAT 2019
  • XAT 2020
  • GMAT 2018 (onwards)

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%

Age limitThere is no age restriction for candidates who wish to appear in MICAT 2020

MICAT Application Form 2020

The application form for MICAT 2020 will be released anytime soon in September. The last date for filling MICAT application form 2020 is the third week of November 2019. MICAT application form for phase II will start from third week of December 2019 to last week of January 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.

How to fill MICAT 2020 Application Form?

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 filw shouold 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

MICAT Exam Centres 2020

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 Exam Centres

Test CitiesTest CitiesTest Cities
BhopalNavi MumbaiGhaziabad

MICAT Admit Card 2020

MICA will release MICAT 2020 admit card in the fourth week of November 2019 in online mode for phase I. 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 first week of February 2020. Candidates can download the admit card till second of February 2020.

How to download MICAT Admit Card 2020?

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

MICAT Exam Pattern 2020

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

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 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 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 unattempted questions.

MICAT Syllabus 2020

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:

  • Logical reasoning

  • Verbal ability

  • Written communication skills

  • General Awareness

  • Social and Industry related issues

Best Books for MICAT 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 Sample Papers 2020

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.

Click here to download MICAT sample papers. MICAT has also released MICAT Mock test . Check them out during preparation.

MICAT Preparation Tips 2020

Following right strategy and preparation tips to prepare for the exam definitely results into success. Candidates can follow the given below tips to prepare for the entrance exam:

  • Refer best set of books and study material to excel in the exam.
  • Keep the syllabus at your fingertips as this will enable you to know the topics from which questions are mostly asked in the exam.
  • Have good understanding of MICAT exam pattern as it will help you enhance your time management skill. You will get acquainted with the section that would require more time to solve. As a result, students will be able to draw a plan will help you to take the exam with ease.
  • Read newspapers, magazines, novels and blogs

MICAT Cutoff 2020

MICAT 2020 cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates needs to obtain to be eligible for the next round of selection. 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.

MICAT Result 2020

The result of MICAT 2020 for phase I will be declared in third week of December 2019 while MICAT 2020 result for phase II will be announced in third week of February. 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. The final merit list of MICAT 2020 will be declared in third week of April. Candidates can check if they are eligible for MICAT 2020 personal interview and group exercise by entering their application number.

How to Download MICAT Result 2020?

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

MICAT Selection Procedure 2020

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:



Group Exercise (GE)




Personal Interview (PI)




MICAT 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 firts assessed in section A, then CAT/XAT or GMAT scores followed by performance in section B and lastly section C. The assessment is as follows.

  1. Candidates must qualify first in section A of MICAT (Psychometric test)

  2. 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.

  3. Next to be considered is the Section B of MICAT 2020 where students who score the minimum cutoff (normalized scores) will be assessed further in section C.

  4. 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

  5. The candidates list for GE & PI is prepared on the composite score formula which is 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT + 50% MICAT scores

Final MICAT Merit List

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 panelists of the personal interview.

The final composite score is based on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%

  • MICAT: 30%

  • GE: 20%

  • PI: 30%

MICAT Previous Year Admission Statistics
For 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

  • Advertising and Brand Management

  • Marketing Analytics

  • Digital Communication Management

  • Media and Entertainment Management

2. PGDM with specializations in

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Design
  • Digital Transformation



Shela, Ahmedabad-380058


Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91-2717-308313/ +91-9099-127399

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MICAT 2020

Question: What is the number of seats available in MICAT?


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.

Question: What are the specializations offered at MICA for PGDM (C)?


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

Question: Can a candidate appear in both MICAT I and MICAT II?


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.

Question: What are the documents that candidates need to carry to the exam centre along with the admit card?


Candidates can carry any one of the following documents:

(I) Voter Id

(ii) Driving License

(iii) Aadhar Card

(iv) PAN Card

(v) College/Institute id

Question: Is there any official MICA group for MICAT discussion?


While one can't confirm any official MICAT groups, Facebook does have some. All you need to do is apply for an invite and based on your profile, they will allow you. Basically these groups aim to help each other with the type of questions asked, interview experiences, scores for each stage of MICAT etc. These are good support groups.

Question: How do you prepare for MICAT and GE-PI?


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.

Question: Is there any preference given to applicants who have work experience?


MICA prefers the incumbent candidates to have relevant work experience.

Question: Has MICA increased the intake of students?


 Yes, for the batch of 2019-2021, MICA has increased its intake of students through the newly created PGDM program. The authorities, however, will continue to select 180 students in the PGDM-C program.

Question: Does MICA offer a degree or diploma?


MICA offers a diploma called PGDM-C which is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 

Question: Can you explain how PGDM program is different from PGDM-C?


Both the programs have MICA’s traditional emphasis on Strategic Marketing and Communication. The new PGDM will be extra focused on Marketing, Branding, Design and Digital Transformation.

Question: How will I get admission in PGDM program?


Candidates will get admission according to the rank that will be mentioned on the merit list.

Question: Is there any difference in the fee of PGDM and PGDM-C?


The fee for both PGDM and PGDM-C is same. There is no difference between the two. The fee payable is the same.

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when MICAT form will be out? I need to know the process of it

Sapna Tiwari 9th Sep, 2019


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.

For more details, kindly consider visiting the following link-



Will I have to do again registration for second round of dte mp MBA admission, if i already registered for first round counseling..

Prachi tiwari 24th Jul, 2019

Hello Prachi Tiwari, if you had registered for the first round of counseling for DTE MP MBA, then there is no need to register again for the next rounds of counseling. As the candidate who are unable to get a seat in previous rounds are automatically eligible for the next rounds.


Can I have information about micat?

Geetanjali 23rd Jul, 2019
   MICAT is conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad. It is conducted twice
a year. A student can appear for both MICAT I and MICAT II, the better score of
the two will be considered. It has both subjective and objective
questions and is conducted for 2 hours 45 minutes. There are a total of 3
sections comprising of 145 questions. For more information, click on below
link: https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat

All the best

I want to get some information about MICAT

Priyanka 23rd Jul, 2019

Hi Priyanka!    MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) is the online entrance test for MICA's flagship course Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C). The programme focuses on Strategic Marketing and Communication.

MICAT is conducted twice in December and February. MICAT (I) 2018 was held on December 1, 2018 and MICAT (II) 2019 was held on Febraury 9, 2019. The result of MICAT I was declared on December 18, 2018 and the result of MICAT II was announced on February 19, 2019.


How to apply for BTech in ip University ( not biotech ) . And when is the the last date for applying?

ahan sen 6th May, 2019

Hi aspirant

From this year onwards IPU will take admission in B.Tech (Non-biotech streams) through JEE mains score .You can apply for the Delhi centralised counselling.

Visit here:https://jacdelhi.nic.in/publicinfo/public/home.aspx

The exam IPUCET will be conducted for B.Tech Biotech and rest of the branch will go through this counselling.You may register here.

Hope this was helpful.

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