MICAT Exam Pattern 2020
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MICAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) released MICAT 2020 exam pattern on September 25, 2019. The exam pattern of MICAT provides comprehensive information to students about the number of questions likely to be asked, exam duration, marking scheme, the structure and mode of the exam. Those who are new to MICAT, the entrance exam is conducted twice in a year- MICAT I and II. MICAT I 2020 was conducted on December 7, 2019 while MICAT II was conducted on January 25, 2020. Candidates, therefore, must prepare well for the exam before the deadline. Knowing the exam pattern of MICAT in advance will add to candidates’ preparation as they will know the topics to be expected in MICAT 2020 exam and if there is any negative marking for an incorrect response. The main objective of MICAT exam pattern 2020 is to enable candidates to plan an effective strategy to score high in the entrance exam.
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MICAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of MICAT 2020 is given below in the table, candidates can go through it to know the details. In MICAT 2020, candidates cannot navigate to any other section of the test during answering descriptive and psychometric parts. Also, candidates cannot navigate to descriptive and psychometric parts while attempting questions from Part II. Test- takers, however, can navigate between sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of part II.

MICAT Exam Pattern



Mode of exam


Duration of the exam

2 hours 50 minutes

Total number of sections


Total number of Questions

105 approximately

Negative marking

¼ of the total marks allocated for a particular question will be deducted

MICAT Exam Pattern- Section- Wise

MICAT entrance exam is divided into three sections. The table consists of number of questions asked, and time duration allotted for each section as per MICAT Exam Pattern.



No. of Questions

Section I

Descriptive Test


Section II

Verbal Ability (VA)


Quantitative Ability (QA)


General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


Verbal Ability

  • This section includes 25 questions, which tests candidates’ comprehension, grammatical skills, and vocabulary. Candidates must note that 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

General Awareness

  • This section consists of 25 questions in total. Candidates are tested based on their knowledge of current affairs. It attracts a negative marking of 0.25 marks for any incorrect response.

Descriptive Test

  • This section comprises four questions in total, which scrutinizes candidates’ writing abilities. The descriptive test does not have any negative marking.

Quantitative Ability

This section consists of a total of 25 questions which tests candidates’ mathematical skills. Quantitative ability attracts a negative marking of 0.25 marks for wrong answers.

Psychometric Test

  • This section consists of 150 questions in total and attempting all of them is important for candidates. This psychometric test examines candidates’ personality and behavioral traits. There is no negative marking for this section.

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

  • Candidates have to answer 26 questions in this section, which judges candidates’ reasoning and analytical skills. 0.25 marks will be deducted for any incorrect answer.

MICAT Marking Scheme 2020

  • As per the exam pattern of MICAT 2020, there is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section.

  • The following sections have a negative marking - Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking. 0.25 per cent is deducted for every wrong answer.

Total Number of questions in MICAT 2020

Candidates must note that there is no fixed number of questions that are asked in MICAT. Every year, the total number of questions asked in each section in the entrance exam varies. In 2018 MICAT - I, there was approximately 105 questions asked in the exam. MICAT exam pattern, therefore, keeps on changing every year.

MICAT Syllabus 2020

Candidates who are aiming to crack MICAT 2020, they should keep the syllabus at their fingertips. The syllabus will help them know the exact topics and subjects from which questions will be asked in the exam.

MICAT 2020 Syllabus

Psychometric test- According to the Syllabus of MICAT 2020, It is mandatory for candidates to qualify this section of MICAT. The other sections from which questions asked are:

  • General awareness (GA)

  • Verbal Ability (VA)

  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MICAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What is the exam pattern of MICAT 2020?


MICAT 2020 will be a computer based online paper which will be consisting of 105 questions divided into 6 sections. The duration of the paper will be 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Question: How many sections are there in the MICAT paper?


MICAT paper will be consisting of 6 sections which are mentioned below: 

  • Descriptive Test
  • Verbal Ability (VA)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)
  • General Awareness (GA)
  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
  • Psychometric Test (DT)

For other details like number of questions and time allotted in each section kindly refer the article.

Question: What is the marking scheme for MICAT paper?


For the following section there is a negative marking of.25 marks

  • Verbal Ability
  • General Awareness 
  • Quantitative Ability
  •  Divergent and Convergent Thinking

There is no negative marking for descriptive and psychometric test.

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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:



i have a query in filling the micat form. i am from icse board where best of five used to be calculated for 10. and best of 4 for 12. are we supposed to give that or the aggregate marks? PLEASE HELP ITS URGENT

Rohan Rawat 18th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per my knowledge the MICAT-I application form is out and the last date for filling the form is 25th November 2019.


For filling the academic details the aspirant should have atleast 50% in his undergrads and around 65% and above in his class XII and class 10.

* Marks should be in percentage

The Aggregate of marks is considered and not something like Best of 4 or 5 subjects.

I hope this will help you!!


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

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 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.

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