MICAT Exam Pattern 2020
Khushboo Verma, 07 Aug 2019, #MICAT

MICAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) will release MICAT 2020 exam pattern in September 2019. The exam pattern of MICAT will provide 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 will be conducted in first week of December 2019 while MICAT II will be conducted in second week of February 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 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.

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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 in to 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

Time Allotted

Section I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes

Section II

Verbal Ability (VA)


1 Hour 45 Minutes

(105 minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)


General Awareness (GA)


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)


Section III

Psychometric Test (DT)


25 Minutes

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

Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

  • Candidates have to answer 30 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 percent 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 were 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- 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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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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