MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated) - Check Duration & Marking Scheme
MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 - MICA, Ahmedabad (MICA) has released MICAT 2021 exam pattern on October 7 in online mode. MICAT exam pattern 2021 will guide you about the comprehensive information pertaining to exam structure, number of questions that are likely to be asked. Candidates will also get to know about the MICAT exam duration, and marking scheme among others. The objective of MICAT exam pattern 2021 is to enable candidates to create a sound strategy for appearing and scoring high in the MICAT entrance exam. Read the article below to know more details on MICAT 2021 pattern including the format of the question paper, duration of exam, mode of examination and more.
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MICAT Exam Pattern 2021
Aspirants can check the MICAT test pattern 2021 to get an understanding of the structure and format of the question paper so that the things do not come up as a surprise to them on the day of examination. Here is a brief about the MICAT exam pattern. Read it carefully to prepare a sound study plan to ace the exam this year:
MICAT Exam Pattern
Mode of exam
Duration of the exam
2 hours 15 minutes
Total number of sections
Total number of questions
0.25 for VA, QA, GA, and DCR
MICAT Exam Pattern- Section- Wise
No. of Questions
Verbal Ability (VA)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
General Awareness (GA)
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
Psychometric Test (DT)
Comprising 25 questions, this section tests candidates’ comprehension, grammatical skills, and vocabulary. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
This section consists of 25 questions in total. Candidates’ overall knowledge about current affairs is tested in this particular section. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for this section.
This section consists of 4 questions in total, which judges candidates’ flair of creative writing. A total of 35 minutes is allotted to complete this section, with no negative marking.
This section consists of a total of 25 questions. Candidates’ mathematical skills are tested in this section, with 0.25 marks as negative marking for wrong answers.
This section consists of 150 questions in total, which must be attempted by the candidates. This psychometric test judges candidates’ personality and behavioural traits. For this particular section, there is no negative marking.
30 questions are asked in this section, which judges candidates’ reasoning and analytical skills. A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for this section.
MICAT Marking Scheme 2021
There is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section.
The sections including Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking have a negative marking. 0.25 percent is deducted of the allotted marks.
MICAT Previous Year Analysis
Sample paper of MICAT will help the candidates to practice the type of questions that will be asked in MICAT.
MICA does release the sample papers for MICAT ahead of the exam so that they can practice from it and get an idea what type of questions will be asked.
Shortlisted candidates will appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. While preparing the final merit list, 30% weightage if allotted to MICAT Score.
Candidates who are aiming to take admission at MICA, Ahmedabad can go through MICAT 2021 syllabus as it will give them an idea of the topics and subjects which they need to prepare.
The paper is divided into 2 broad areas. Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive type questions and Paper 2 contains objective types of questions. The sectional distribution of questions is as follow:
MICAT 2021 Syllabus For Phase I
MICAT 2021 Syllabus For Phase II
MICAT mock test is offered to candidates to acquaint them with the structure of the computer-based test. Also, taking the mock test of MICAT 2021 will help them ace the MICAT exam. The mock test will enable candidates to identify their weak and strong areas while enhancing their time management skills. Through the mock test, students can also identify which type of questions they should attempt first. With the help of mock test, candidates can figure out how much time they should allot to different parts of the entrance exam. MICAT mock test will also give them an idea about the total number of questions they need to answer.
How to Prepare for MICAT 2021
If you wish to ace your MICAT entrance preparation, then keeping in mind a few important aspects will help you greatly. While you plan to apply for the examination, the first thing you should do is to grab MICAT entrance exam syllabus. Being aware of the MICAT syllabus means you know which all topics for different papers you have to study and that you need not search here and there for study material or other books and thus a lot of your time would be saved. Besides knowing the syllabus, it’s also quite necessary that you go through the exam pattern of MICAT as well to understand the marking scheme and weightage given to different topics and sections. It’s also advisable to practice a lot of MICAT entrance exam sample papers, previous year papers and take a lot of mock tests for a better result in the exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MICAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated) - Check Duration & Marking Scheme
Question: Who is the conducting body of MICAT 2021?
For the academic year 2021-2022, MICA, Ahmedabad is conducting the MICAT examination.
Question: What is the mode of MICAT exam?
The MICAT exam is held in a computer-based mode.
Question: Can I take the test from any computer?
No, a candidate will have to take the test on a pre-assigned center allotted in the MICAT Admit Card 2021 and will not have a choice to choose his or her venue and the assigned computer in the test center.
Question: Am I allowed to carry a calculator or mobile to the test venue?
No, you are not allowed to carry a calculator or mobile to the exam hall.
Question: Can a candidate use their own computer and give the test?
No, one has to necessarily go to the test venue allotted and appear for the test there.
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Questions related to MICAT
I am scoring around 50+ percentile in XAT can I apply for MICAT 2?
There is no such minimum cutoff to apply for MICAT - II . However, if you are having good scores of CAT/XAT you will have good chances to get admission in to top institute. And the registration form to apply for MICAT -II is open till 20th january 2021, exam will be conducted on 20th January 2021. To know more, visit here:
what is the criteria for PWD candidate
PWD candidate is a person who is suffering from atleast 40 percentage of Disability criteria as per mentioned by the Indian Government for getting the Reservation Benifits.
Disabilities such as low vision, blindness, mental illness, intellectual disability, dwarfism, and several other fall under the PWD category.
Hope that this answer helps you!!
Hey guys my expected CAT percentile is quite low - from 78-83% ish. Is there any chance of me getting a call for gdpi for MICA? micat 1 went average but I know I can score around 45 in micat 2. Overall extra curriculars and acad profile is decently strong.
Yes, you will get a call from MICA if you score more than 75 percentile in CAT/XAT/GMAT and score good in MICAT. The college takes into consideration score of both the exams for final selection. The weightage for selection is as follows:
MICAT Exam Score
Personal Interview (PI)
Group Exercise (GE)
You can check the previous year cut off from link below:
For MICAT, is the divergent and convergent section limited to 1. Word association 2. Verbal reasoning (statement conclusions and assumptions) and 3. Visual reasoning? (series of images - complete the series, guess the odd one, etc.) Or are other type of LR questions also possible?
For MICAT exam , you can expect the questions from following topics to be included in convergent divergent section:
Puzzles, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Number Series, Seating Arrangement, Data Arrangement, Data Sufficiency, Caselets, Bars, Graphs, Tables, Venn Diagrams, Pie Charts, Syllogism
But if we analyze previous year question papers , then number series and data sufficiency are the two topics that i would recommend you the most.
To know more , follow the given link:
To get into MICA we have to take the MICAT exam, but do we also have to fill a separate form for the MICA college? Like the one that happens with NMAT and SNAP.
MICA offers both Residential and online Programmes. Under Residential list, MICA offers:
Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications PGDM-C
Fellow Programme in Management FPM
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communication CCC
For being eligible for these programmes, you should have completed your Graduation in any discipline that is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities in 10+2+3 format or an equivalent qualification. Those appearing for final examinations of Graduation are also eligible to apply. MICA more of shortlists those Candidates who demonstrate aptitude for expressing, assessing and or conceiving ideas to achieve business results. MICA has a 3 step selection process which can be read and understood from the official website: https://www.mica.ac.in/postgraduate-programme/selection-process-and-timelines. But to give you an idea,
1. You have to appear for any one of the entrance examinations among CAT/XAT.GMAT. Your CAT 2020, XAT 2021 or GMAT 2019 onwards scores will be considered for MICA admission process. You need to update your score options in the online application form i.e. CAT 2020, xat 2021, GMAT 2019 onwards. Once you receive your CAT score/XAT Registration number and GMAT score, you need to update the details on the official website on or before January 20th, 2021. For XAT, you only need to mention the XAT registration number and your score will be collected from XLRI.
2. MICA Admission test:All Candidates will be assessed on MICAT which consists of 3 sections namely:
Divergent and Convergent Thinking/ Verbal Ability. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Awareness.
So even if you appear for CAT/XAT.GMAT, you still need to appear for MICAT.
3. Candidates who have been shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT and MICAT have to appear for both Group Exercise and Personal Interview. This is the 3rd step.
Group Exercise and Personal Interview Shortlisting process:
Psychometric test is a qualifier. Those who qualify in the Psychometric test have to also score a minimum cut off in CAT/XAT percentile/GMAT score. And their relative performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered. Those who qualify on the basis of their CAT/XAT/GMAT performance, Section B of MICAT scores will be assessed. And those Candidates who qualify on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cut off in Normalised scores of Section B of MICAT shall be assessed on Section C of MICAT. And the final composite score is calculated using the weightages:
- CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
- MICAT: 30%
- GE: 20%
- PI: 30%
MICAT is the entrance examination for admission to MICA Ahmedabad alone and so for admission to MICA, you need to fill in the MICAT application form, CAT/XAT/GMAT application form and appear for the exams. The MICAT application form is good enough. You do not need to fill another separate application form. For more information, please read our article: https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat