Latest Update for MICAT
- 3 days ago:
List of MICAT 2021 shortlisted candidates for GE and PI released
About MICAT 2021
MICA Ahmadabad conducted the MICAT entrance exam for phase I and phase II on December 5 and January 30, 2021, respectively in online mode. The application forms of MICAT 2021 for phase I and phase II were released on October 7 and November 26, respectively in online mode. Candidates could submit the application form for phase I and phase II till November 25 and January 21, 2021. MICAT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the MICA, Ahmedabad twice in a year for admission to its flagship two-year programmes-
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C)
Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of MICAT 2021. The authorities released the admit card of MICAT 2021 for phase I on December 3 and phase II MICAT admit card has been released on January 27. The phase 1 MICAT 2021 result has been announced on December 21. MICAT result 2021 has been announced for phase II on February 15.
Check the video on What is MICAT?
What is MICAT?
MICAT entrance exam is conducted online for the aspirants in the months of December and February. Candidates may write both MICAT I and II or only MICAT-I or MICAT-II. In case candidates take both MICAT-I and MICAT-II, then section A, B, and C may not appear in the same order. MICA admission test is held for admission to 36 PGDM and 180 PGDM-C seats at MICA, Ahmedabad. Every year around 4000-4700 candidates apply for appearing in each of the sessions of MICAT, whereas 700-800 candidates are finally able to crack the examination, securing the MICAT cut off marks. In other words, over 17-18% candidates are able to finally make it to the next round of MICAT selection process. Check the MICAT registration actual figures from the previous year from the table below.
MICAT Previous Year Statistics (2018)
|Total registered candidates for MICAT I||2854|
|Total registered candidates for MICAT II||4662|
|Shortlisted for MICAT I GE and PI||748|
MICAT 2021 Helpline
Shela, Ahmedabad - 380058, Gujarat, India
Phone No: 02717 688198, 9099127399
MICAT 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||MICA Admission Test|
|Short Exam Name||MICAT|
|Conducting Body||MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Exam Level||University Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1985 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 9 Minutes|
MICAT 2021 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
24 Feb, 2021
Interview - Phase II - Start Date | Mode: Offline
15 Feb, 2021
Result - Phase II | Mode: Online
30 Jan, 2021
Exam - Phase II | Mode: Online
27 Jan, 2021
Admit Card - Phase II | Mode: Online
26 Nov, 2020 - 21 Jan, 2021
Application - Phase II | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2020
Result - Phase I | Mode: Online
05 Dec, 2020
Exam - Phase I | Mode: Online
03 Dec, 2020
Admit Card - Phase I | Mode: Online
07 Oct, 2020 - 25 Nov, 2020
Application - Phase I | Mode: Online
MICA, the conducting body of MICAT prescribes the eligibility criteria of the entrance exam. Hence, it is important that candidates check the complete eligibility criteria of MICAT 2021 before filling the application form. The educational MICAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria are mentioned below:
MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Qualifying Score
- Candidate must have completed his or her bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- He or she must have completed a minimum of 15 years of education in the format of 10+2+3.
- The graduation degree in any stream will be considered valid
- Candidates who are in the final year of their bachelor’s degree can also apply for MICAT 2021
MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Qualifying Entrance Exam
As per MICAT eligibility criteria 2021, candidate should have a valid score in any one of the following entrance exam namely
- CAT 2020
- XAT 2021
- GMAT 2019 (onwards)
MICAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
According to the MICAT 2021 eligibility criteria, there is no age bar for candidates appearing in the online entrance exam.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
MICA, Ahmedabad released the application form of MICAT 2021 for phase II on November 26, 2020 and application form for phase I was released on October 7. Candidates could fill and submit the application form for phase II till January 21 (8 pm), 2021. The fee for MICAT 2021 application form was Rs. 1985 for all the categories. Candidates could pay the application fee for MICAT 2021 in online mode through debit card, credit card or demand draft.
While filling the MICAT 2021 application form, it was mandatory for the candidates to upload the following documents-
- Class 10 mark sheet
- Class 12 mark sheet
- Qualifying degree certificate
How to Fill MICAT 2021 Application Form 2021
Steps given below to fill the MICAT 2021 application form:
Step 1- Registration for MICAT: Firstly, Candidates have to register by using their valid email address and password.
Step 2- Fill an application form of MICAT 2021: After registration, candidates have to fill all the information such as personal details, academic details, work experience (if any) and select at least three preferred exam centres from the list available. Candidates have to select the city where they would like to present for the group exercise and personal interview.
Step 3- Exam selection: Candidates are select the exam in which they would appear -
(i) CAT 2020
(ii) XAT 2021
(iii) GMAT (2019 onwards)
Step 4- Upload Photo and Signature: Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature with a file size not more than 80 KB and in jpg or jpeg format.
Step 5- Application fee payment: Rs 1985 has to be paid by an applicant online through the following modes
Step 6- Submission of MICAT application form: Candidates have to click on the submit button, after fee payment.
|ST, SC, OBC, General||PWD||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1985|
|ST, SC, OBC, General||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1985|
MICAT 2021 Syllabus
Divergent and convergent thinking
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
To be able to appear in MICAT 2021 entrance exam, candidates have to prepare for it putting in all their efforts. Preparation needs information which includes knowing syllabus and exam pattern of MICAT 2021 officially prescribed.
To prepare for MICAT 2021, candidates need to know the important sections of the MICAT syllabus 2021 as given below:
Divergent Convergent Reasoning
Candidates also need to know the MICAT 2021 exam pattern to be able to strategize their preparation accordingly.
Detailed Exam Pattern of MICAT 2021
Number of questions
General Awareness (GA)
1 hour 45 minutes
Verbal Ability (VA)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
Psychometric Test (DT)
Books for preparation
Candidates must know the books to study for MICAT 2021. Some of them are given below.
MICAT 2021 Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Name of the books
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations
Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)
How to prepare for the Common Admissions Test (CAT)
Muhamed Muneer, published by Om Books
The complete CAT digest
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and other MBA entrance exams
Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson)
MICAT 2021 Books for Verbal Ability
Name of the books
The pearson guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
How to prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill)
Word power made easy
Pocket guide to vocabulary
The exam pattern of MICAT 2021 is prescribed by the authorities. MICAT 2021 exam pattern includes the number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme, the structure and mode of the exam. Candidates can check MICAT 2021 exam pattern from the table given below.
MICAT Exam Pattern 2021
|1||Mode of exam||Online|
|2||Language of exam||English|
|3||Time duration of exam||2 hours 15 minutes|
|4||Total sections in exam||3|
|6||Marking scheme||No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers in Section 1 and 3, however, 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers in VA, QA, GA, and DCR sections|
MICAT 2021 Exam Pattern - Section- Wise
|Parts||Section||No. of Questions|
|Section I||Descriptive Test||4|
|Section II||Verbal Ability (VA)||25|
|Quantitative Ability (QA)||25|
|General Awareness (GA)||25|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)||26|
|Section III||Psychometric Test (DT)||150|
Candidates can follow MICAT exam pattern 2021 and plan their preparation strategy for the MICAT 2021 entrance exam. MICAT assesses the analytical and verbal ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creativity potential of candidates. In addition, MICAT also tries to gauge general awareness about contemporary social and industry related issues, including areas covering media, marketing, advertising and business. It is to be noted that all psychometric questions are compulsory in MICAT.
MICA released the MICAT mock test 2021 window on November 21 in online mode. Candidates could access the MICAT 2021 mock test by entering the login and password. The mock test is the online replica of the exact MICAT 2021 test and allows candidates to get acquainted with the actual question paper and its pattern so that they do not find the actual test unfamiliar on the exam day. MICAT 2021 mock test also helps to develop speed and accuracy in terms of solving the questions available, which saves a lot of time on the day of the exam. The steps to access the mock test of MICAT is given below.
MICAT Sample Paper (official)
Steps To Practice MICAT 2021 Mock Test
Step 1: Click on the link to register
Step 2: Mention the login credentials
Step 3: Check the instructions page
Step 4: Read properly other important instructions for MICAT mock test 2021
Step 5: Check the demo questions in a mock test of MICAT
Step 6: Check the psychometric test group instructions
Step 7: MICAT mock test psychometric test will display on the screen
Step 8: Go through the descriptive test of MICAT 2021
Step 9: Practice questions in aptitude section of MICAT mock test 2021
Step 10: Fill the feedback form
Step 11: Exit from MICAT 2021 mock test
MICA, Ahmedabad released the MICAT II admit card 2021 on January 27, in online mode. The admit card of MICAT 2021 for phase I was released on December 3. To download their MICAT 2021 admit card candidates had to enter their login details like MICA ID and password. Only the registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of MICAT 2021. The admit card will be available to download till the exam date.
How to download MICAT admit card 2021?
Go to the official website of MICAT (www.mica.ac.in)
Enter login credentials, such as MICA ID and password
Click on the ‘Submit’ button
MICAT admit card 2021 will display on the screen
Download the admit card and take a printout for future use
Details mentioned in MICAT 2021 admit card
Candidate’s roll number
Name and address of allotted exam centre
Date and time of the exam
Exam day guidelines
What to carry along with admit card of MICAT 2021?
Candidates will have to carry anyone proofs of the following identity proofs along with MICAT 2021 admit card otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:
MICAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- College/ Institute Identity Card
- PAN Card
The result of MICAT phase I 2021 was released on December 21. MICA Ahmedabad announced the result of MICAT 2021 for phase II on February 14, in online mode. The result of MICAT 2021 was available in the form of a scorecard. MICAT result 2021 will be mentioned the qualifying status of the candidate. Candidates could check their MICAT 2021 result by logging in using their login credentials.
How to check MICAT 2021 result?
Visit the official website of MICAT (www.mica.ac.in)
Enter MICAT application number and password
Click on 'Get Result'
The result of MICAT I 2021 will appear on the screen
Check the information mentioned over it and download it
Take a print out and keep it safe
The MICAT final result will be computed after the GE and PI rounds are completed. Selection i.e. final MICAT result will be on the basis of the MICAT scores, performance in GE & PI.
The minimum marks needed to be eligible for the next round of selection is defined as MICAT cutoff 2021. The officials will follow certain parameters while preparing the cutoff of MICAT 2021.
These parameters are:
Total number of seats available
Total number of candidates appeared
Previous years’ MICAT cutoff trends
Difficulty level of the exam
MICA has not announced any cutoff in terms of relative marks for candidates to gauge. However, past year cutoffs have been used to estimate the expected MICAT cutoff
Expected MICAT Cut off by experts
No. of Questions
No. of questions to attempt
Mandatory to attend all questions
45-47 (Expected Overall cutoff)
Candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam may know that MICAT selection process has four steps as explained below:
Step-I: Valid Scores in CAT 2020/ XAT 2021/GMAT (2019 onwards).
All applicants must have a valid score in any one - CAT 2020/ XAT 2021 /GMAT (2019 onwards). The scores of these exams will be considered in compilation of the final merit list. The CAT score/ XAT registration or GMAT score as the case may be has to be updated in the online application form of MICAT. In case of XAT, the score is directly collected from XLRI.
Step-II: MICA Admission Test (MICAT 2021).
MICAT is the computer based test held in exam centres across 48 cities in the country. The test has three sections as mentioned below
Section A: Psychometric Test
Section B: (has 4 sub-sections) - Verbal ability, Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation, General awareness; Divergent and Convergent Thinking
Section C: Descriptive Test.
Step-III: Group Exercise & Personal Interview: Shortlisted candidates will appear for both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of their performance in CAT/ XAT/GMAT and MICAT in the ratio of 50:50.
Step-IV: Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of the final composite score compiled as follows
How will candidates be shortlisted for GE & PI rounds?
For GE & PI, the Psychometric test will be the first step to qualify.
Those who will qualify in the Psychometric test, their CAT/XAT/GMAT performance will be taken into consideration
Those who will qualify based on the CAT/XAT cutoff or GMAT score will further be assessed on the following MICAT sections: Verbal ability (VA), Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QADI), General Awareness (GA), and Divergent and Convergent Thinking (DCT).
Those candidates who will qualify on the basis of performance subject to a minimum cutoff in a scaled score for each of these sections (namely: VA, QADI, GA and DCT) and CAT/XAT cut-off or GMAT scores will have their Descriptive Tests analysed for selection.
Note: The list of qualified candidates will be prepared on the basis of scores of both phases of MICAT 2021 entrance exam if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.
Seat Matrix for MICAT 2021
|PGDM -C||180 seats|
MICAT Fee Structure (official)
Candidates who are selected may need to know the MICAT 2021 fee structure which has to be announced by the authorities. However, the fee structure of MICAT 2021 can be used to get an estimate of the amount required to study the course. An amount of 20,00,000 approx will have to be paid by students. This is inclusive of Tuition Fees, Residential Charges, Infrastructure Facility Charges etc.
MICAT 2021 GD and PI Process
Candidates shortlisted based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT appear in both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI).
MICAT Shortlisting Criteria for GE & PI
Section A of MICAT which is the Psychometric test is a qualifier.
The relative performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT will be considered for candidates who have qualified in the Psychometric section.
Candidates whose CAT score /XAT total percentile/GMAT score match the specified minimum cutoff will be shortlisted
Next performance in MICAT 2021 Section B will be assessed.
Candidates who score marks equal or above a minimum cut-off for Section B of MICAT will be subject to assessment of their performance in MICAT Section C.
It is to be noted that each section will have its own cut-off and candidates who meet this will be eligible for the next round of selection.
Those who qualify on the basis of a, b, c and d shall be short listed for GE and PI. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai are the places where the GE and PI will be conducted.
Shortlisting for GE & PI candidate list is prepared on the Composite Score formula of 50% CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT scores
The names of candidates will be given in the merit list, their final composite score will be created prepared on the following weightage:
MICAT 2021 Counselling Centers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: When can I apply for MICAT 2021?
Since there are two sessions, the application forms can be filled from October 7, 2020 for MICAT-I and from November 26, 2020 for MICAT-II.
Question: How many seats are offered by MICA through MICAT 2021?
36 PGDM and 180 PGDM-C seats are offered by MICA, Ahmedabad through MICAT.
Question: Where all will the GD and PI be held?
The GD and PI are held across the cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
Question: In case of any doubt/problems whom do I contact?
In case, you have any doubts or queries about the MICAT application form, you may contact on the following details:
Admissions Office, MICA, Shela,
Ahmedabad - 380 058, India,
Phone: 02717 – 308250 / 308313.
Question: What is the marking scheme of the MICAT?
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 from the allotted marks.
Question: Can I take the test from any computer?
No, candidates will have to go to their pre-assigned centre allotted on the MICAT II admit card and they do not have a choice to choose the venue and the assigned computer in the test centre.
Question: What documents are required at the MICAT Examination Center?
Candidates must go to the MICAT Examination Center along with the below-given documents.
- MICAT II Admit Card
- Scanned copy of Identity Proof for Verification (such as Aadhar Card, Driving License, Pan Card, Voter Id etc)
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 I attend 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: I would like to change my exam centre of entrance test on my admit card of MICAT 2021. Is it possible?
No, the allotted city will be decided as the final MICAT exam centre 2021 for the examination. The authorities will not entertain any application for the change of the exam centres.
Question: Is it possible to get the MICAT 2021 admit card through postal mode?
No, the admit cards will be provided via online mode only.
Question: What is the minimum score for the candidate in the group exercise and personal interview in order to get selected for the admission?
Candidates need to score at least 3.5 in the Group exercise round and a minimum of 4 score in the personal interview in order to be considered for the final selection for admission.
Question: What is the selection procedure of MICAT 2021?
MICAT selection procedure has different rounds whose weightage is assigned to the candidates to be considered during the final selection. Different weightage are assigned from the following things:
CAT or XAT or GMAT score
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