MICAT Exam Day Guidelines 2020
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 - 11:07 a.m. IST by Shruti.garg
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They say, “The more a person knows, the better armed he is.” This axiom resonates aptly even with an exam like situation wherein a better knowledge will always help the candidates ace than the others. Not only about the syllabus of the paper, but factors which directly or indirectly influence the exam result. Let’s pick up MICAT for instance. As MICAT 2020 (January session) is round the corner, registered candidates must be burning the midnight’s oil to give their best shot in the examination. However, as the test is nearing, candidates should be aware about the dos and don’ts of MICAT II 2020. Thus, to help the student community Careers360 has come up with some essential tips which should be taken care of in the exam and before you are gearing up for taking MICAT 2020, so that you can focus only on attempting the examination without any last minute hassle. Read MICAT exam day guidelines 2020 below.

MICAT 2020

MICA Admissions Test (MICAT) is a national level online entrance test for MICA's flagship programme Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C). The test is held twice a year - in December and in January every year.

MICAT II 2020 Schedule

Before moving on to know the exam day instructions if MICAT II 2020, let’s have a look at the schedule, time and other important details of the examination.

MICAT Exam Details:

Exam Time

9 am - 11:50 am

Exam Duration

2.45 hours

Exam Reporting Time

Not After 8:30 am

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test or Online

Sectional Cutoff


Individual Sectional time


MICAT Exam Day Guidelines 2020

  • Candidates must carry their MICAT 2020 admit card with them on the day of the exam. In case admit card is not received by post, you can download the hall ticket from the MICA website (mica.ac.in) and print it on a white A4 size sheet.

  • Candidates will have to carry the printout of MICAT admit card along with any of the following valid identity proofs:

    • Voter ID

    • Driving License

    • Aadhaar Card (UID)

    • Pan Card

    • College/ Institute Identity card 2019

    • Candidates should also bring a ball point pen to the exam centre.

  • Candidates are not allowed to carry with them any of the following electronic devices to the exam centre:

    • Laptops

    • Calculators

    • Cell phones

    • Cameras

    • Beepers,

    • Digital diaries

    • Bags

    • Notebook

    • Any electronic equipment or pieces of paper are not allowed in the exam center.

  • Candidates must remember that they will not be allowed to leave the examination hall until the test is over.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the MICAT exam centre till the exam is completed

  • If the candidate leaves the exam hall, then he or she will not be permitted to re-enter the examination hall.

  • Paper for rough work will be given at the exam centre.

  • Candidates will have to sign the attendance sheet and admit card in the presence of the invigilator.Time yourself when you write, since there is sectional cutoff and you must attempt all sections in order to qualify.

  • VARC, QA, LR and Psychometric Tests are the most important sections and carry the highest mark.

  • Start with the sections you are confident about.

  • Be careful when you mark answers in the answer sheet. Best is to solve a section and tick all the correct answers in order to avoid any confusion.

Note: Carrying any one of the above-mentioned photo identity proofs is mandatory for candidates. Those who will not carry the admit card along with the identity proof, they will not be permitted to appear in the exam.

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Points to Remember Ahead for MICAT Exam

  1. Do your reading practice on the computer. Reading newspapers and business articles are not enough. You need to develop a habit of reading on screen. This will be beneficial in the reading comprehension (RC) section, as you will be able to save considerable time.

  2. Practice sample questions online to analyse time spent on each question and strategize much time you will be spending on a particular section.

  3. Ahead of the exam, do not study anything new

  4. Focus more on revision of whatever you have studied

  5. Keep your mind relaxed as panicking now will not be beneficial

  6. Practice solving the online mock test. The more you get used to working on a computer screen, the better it is.

MICAT Exam Pattern Instructions

  • There are a total of 105 approximately questions.

  • There are 3 main sections with 4 sub parts for 1 section.

  • The number of questions under each section:

    • Descriptive Test - 4

    • Verbal Ability (VA) - 25

    • Quantitative Ability (QA)- 25

    • General Awareness (GA) - 25

    • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) - 26

    • Psychometric Test (DT) - 160

  • The negative marking is ¼ of the total marks allocated for a particular question.

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I got 89%ile in XAT but only 83%ile in CAT. Will they consider my XAT score instead of CAT? And how much will I have to score in MICAT 2, say with a decent attempt of the descriptive section?

Sampriti Student Expert 4th Feb, 2020
Your XAT scores would be considered during the final selection if you've applied through both CAT and XAT. Meanwhile if you manage to score above 50 in MICAT then considering your XAT percentile, which is very good, you can easily get through if you perform well in the subsequent selection rounds. For the descriptive test the best attempt was to answer all the 4 questions. The first 2 being of 10 Mark's each and the 3rd and the 4th questions being of 20 and 30 respectively. So if you managed to do atleast the first 3 questions then that would be even better and can assure you a higher chance of final selection. The final selection is based on the following criteria

CAT/XAT percentile = weightage is 20%

MICAT = 30%

Group Discussions/Group Exercise = 20%

PI = 30%

i have score of 95 in cat and i was thinking how much should i score in micat to assure a call??

Pranav Mishra 26th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Your percentile in CAT is great congratulations for it, Now the marks you should need to score for getting a call will be 50+ to make yourself in a good position for getting admission, Although there are students who got less than 50 marks in MICAT and get a call but it is not a safe score for MICAT, So I would suggest you to score above 50 in MICAT exam for making yourself in a safe side for admission.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


my cat percentile is below 70, is there any chance that i will be further considered if i score well in micat?

Pranav Mishra 17th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As far as last year cutoff is concerned which is 78 percentile in CAT you have no chance. Getting good score in MICAT can get you a call till 75 percentile at some conditions but getting less than 70, In my opinion there is no chance, However MICA also accept XAT score so, if you have good percentile like 75-80 in it than you have a chance to convert it.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


My CAT percentile is 79. Ill be taking micat 2. Will I have any chance to compete after good micat scores despite my low cat percentile?

Harshita Gupta 16th Jan, 2020


During the selection process, CAT will have 20% weightage and MICAT will have 30% weightage. So, if you score well, your chances may increase. Your academic scores and your performance in GD and PI also matter when it comes to admission.

Please check the link below to understand how the admission process works after MICAT:


Hope this helps!


where is the exam center for micat in mumbai?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 27th Nov, 2019


According to test center of MICAT,test will be conducted in CBT across 48 cities in different parts of India.Cnadidates can choose maximum three centre from the list of centre.For having centre at Mumbai Candidates can go for cities with MUMBAI AND NAVI MUMBAI..MICAT qualified candidates will have to appear for GROUP DISCUSSION AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW ROUND for admission..

Refer to below mentioned link for more details regarding MICAT:


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