MICAT Syllabus 2020
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MICAT Syllabus 2020: Candidates who wish to take admission at MICA, Ahmedabad in two years PG diploma course in Management Communications (PGDM- C) can go through MICAT 2020 syllabus as it gives them an idea about the topics and subjects that they need to prepare. Before starting your preparation for MICAT, it is necessary that you should completely know the syllabus of MICAT. As a result, you can make a timetable for the studies accordingly, which is easy for your preparation for MICAT 2020. After checking the syllabus, candidates should analyze their strong and weak areas and work on them accordingly. Students should note that the authorities do not officially declare the syllabus for MICAT, test - takers follow the questions asked in the past years. Some of the important sections for the MICAT syllabus 2020 are verbal ability, general awareness, subjective questions, verbal ability, psychometric test. As there is no well-defined MICAT syllabus, the topics listed below in this write -up are based on the trend of past years. Read the article that is given below to know all about the MICAT syllabus 2020.
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MICAT Exam Pattern 2020

Test - takers should go through MICAT 2020 exam pattern to know the kind and the total number of questions asked in the exam, duration, and also marking scheme.

MICAT Exam Pattern


Total Number of Questions

Time Allotted

Psychometric Test

36 questions

25 Minutes

Verbal Ability


1 Hour 45 minutes

Quantitative Ability


General Awareness


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning


Descriptive Test


35 Minutes

MICAT Syllabus 2020 - Type of Questions and Marking Scheme

Candidates will be asked both objectives as well as subjective questions in MICAT 2020. As per the exam pattern of MICAT 2020, there is no negative marking for the Descriptive section and Psychometric section. The sections that have a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer are- Verbal Ability (VA), General Awareness (GA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCR).

MICAT Marking Scheme and Types of Questions

MICAT 2020 Types of Questions Asked

MICAT 2020 Marking Scheme

Candidates are asked both objectives as well as subjective questions in MICAT entrance exam

25 percent marks for answering incorrectly in VA, QA, GA and DCR section and 1 mark for a correct response

MICAT 2020 Syllabus - Psychometric Test

This section differs from other management entrance examinations. Attempting all the questions in this section is mandatory for all candidates.

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Some of the key aspects of the Psychometric test are discussed below for the reference of all aspirants.

  • Candidates have to answer multiple-choice questions.

  • Questions in this section are designed to assess the behavior of candidates, including thinking ability, personality, strengths, and weakness. Students should answer honestly and with an open mind. Questions are based on life goals, career goals, situational judgment, etc.

  • According to past year questions, in the first set of questions, candidates were given three choices and they were asked to state which of them describes their behavior in the best manner.

  • In the second set of questions, candidates were asked to give a rating on a scale of 1 to 6 for the responses under a certain scenario in terms of their priority. There were around 8 to 10 questions asked in the exam.

  • The paper primarily aims to assess candidates’ personality and verify whether he/she is fit to be a part of MICAT.

  • Duration allotted for Psychometric test is 25 minutes

MICAT 2020 Syllabus - Verbal Ability

The main aim of the verbal ability section is to assess the grammar and vocabulary of candidates. The total number of questions asked in this section is 25.

Some of the important topics in verbal ability are:





Comprehension passage

MICAT Syllabus 2020- Quantitative Ability

In this section, around 25 questions are asked in the entrance exam. The topics from which the questions are asked in this section are:






Set Theory


MICAT Syllabus 2020 - General Awareness

The general awareness includes questions from current affairs. Candidates must be well versed in business and economics to ace in this section. The topics of general awareness from which questions are asked are:


Current Affairs

Business Brands and Media

Companies and their owner

Sports News

Advertising and Marketing


Indian Constitution

Science and Research



MICAT Syllabus 2020 - Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

Approximately 25-30 questions are asked in this section. To excel in this section, candidates should prepare for the following topics:

Visual Reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Sequence and Series

Word Association

Statement- Assumption

MICAT Syllabus 2020- Descriptive Test

Candidates have to answer descriptive questions in this section. Probably, four questions are asked in this section and there is no negative marking.

This section is totally about your perspective on a particular topic, wherein you can showcase your creativity, thoughts, and knowledge.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - MICAT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the syllabus for MICAT 2020?


For preparing for MICAT 2020 students should prepare for topics coming under the following sections: 

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

Other two tests which comes under the syllabus are Descriptive and Psychometric Test.

Question: What are the different topics that comes under the syllabus of MICAT 2020?


The important topics coming under the syllabus for MICAT 2020 are mentioned below section wise:

Verbal Ability: Articles, Comprehension, Passage, Tenses

Quantitative Ability: Algebra, Numbers, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation

General Awareness: Geography, Current Affairs, Literature, History

Divergent and Convergent Reasoning: Visual Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Assumption, Sequence and Series.

Question: What is exam pattern for MICAT 2020?


MICAT 2020 is computer based paper consisting of 105 questions divided into 6 section. The duration of exam is 2 hours and 50 minutes.

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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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