MICAT 2020 is a computer based test conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad for admissions to its Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) programme and PGDM programmes offered in Marketing, Branding, Design and Digital Transformation. MICAT will be conducted in two phases, MICAT-1 will be held on December 7, 2019 while MICAT II will be conducted on January 25, 2020. The application form of MICAT 2020 for the first phase is available from October 9 to November 25, 2019. MICAT II application form can be filled from November 26, 2019 to January 16, 2020. Candidates who qualify in CAT 2019/ XAT 2020 or GAMT 2018 onwards and also meet the MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria can apply for MICAT 2020. Aspirants can fill the MICAT application form for both phases as the better of the two scores will be considered for admission. The admit card of MICAT 2020 Phase 1 will be released on December 3, 2019 while the admit card for MICAT II 2020 will be available on January 22. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a group exercise and personal interview in March 2020. MICA will declare the MICAT 2020 result in online mode in fourth week of March. All those candidates who will appear in GE and PI, their names will be mentioned on the final merit list.
MICA has a four step admission process that is best explained below:
Step-I: Valid Scores in CAT 2019/ XAT 2020/GMAT (2018 onwards).
All applicants must have a valid score in any one - CAT 2019/ XAT 2020 /GMAT (2018 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 2020).
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
Upcoming Dates and Events
09 Oct, 2019 - 25 Nov, 2019
Application - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online Ongoing
03 Dec, 2019
Admit Card - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
07 Dec, 2019
Exam - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
23 Dec, 2019
Result - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
26 Nov, 2019 - 16 Jan, 2020
Application - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
22 Jan, 2020
Admit Card - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
25 Jan, 2020
Exam - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
14 Feb, 2020
Result - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
GE & PI Shortlist - Start Date | Mode: Online
22 Mar, 2020
Result - Final | Mode: Online
The authorities of MICAT 2020 prescribed the eligibility criteria of the entrance exam and candidates have to adhere to it to not get their application forms rejected. Therefore, it is important that they check the complete eligibility criteria of MICAT 2020 before filling the application form.
MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria includes parameters like age, qualifying exam, passing year etc.
According to MICAT eligibility criteria 2020, candidates will have to:
1 - CAT 2019
2 - XAT 2020
3 - GMAT 2018 (onwards)
Note: Candidates who can demonstrate an aptitude for expressing, assessing, and conceiving ideas that force people to action and achieve their business results have a better chance of being shortlisted.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form of MICAT Phase I is available from October 9 in online mode and the last date for filling is November 25, 2019. Candidates have to fill all the details required in the MICAT application form and submit it on or before the last date.
Candidates have to follow the steps given below to fill MICAT 2020 application form:
Step 1- Registration: Candidates are required to first register by using their valid email address and password.
Step 2- Filling of details: After registration, candidates have to fill their personal information, 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 appear for the group exercise and personal interview.
Step 3- Exam selection: Candidates are required to select the exam in which they would appear - (i) CAT 2019 (ii) XAT 2020 (iii) GMAT (2018 onwards)
Step 4- Documents uploading: Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature with file size not more than 80 KB and in jpg or jpeg format.
Step 5- Application fee payment: After filling all the details and uploading the documents required, candidates have to pay the requisite MICAT 2020 application fee of Rs 1985 via online mode.
For online mode, they can pay through:
Step 6- Submission: Candidates had to click on the submit button, after fee payment.
To be able to appear in MICAT 2020 confidently, candidates will have to prepare for it putting in all their efforts.
Preparation needs information which includes knowing syllabus and exam pattern of MICAT 2020 officially prescribed.
To prepare for MICAT 2020, candidates need to know the important sections of the MICAT syllabus 2020 as given below:
Candidates also need to know the exam pattern of MICAT 2020 to be able to strategise their preparation accordingly.
Detailed Exam Pattern of MICAT 2020
Books for preparation
Candidates must know the books to study for MICAT 2020. Some of them are given below.
MICAT 2020 Books for Quantitative Aptitude
MICAT 2020 Books for Verbal Ability
Practice makes a man perfect and sample papers of MICAT 2020 can help candidates practice for the exam. Before appearing in the exam, candidates must practice ample amount of sample papers to improve their efficiency, time management skills and speed.
During the preparation days, candidates must stay positive, in high spirits and must take care of their physical and mental health. They must avoid stress and pressure by taking necessary breaks.
The exam pattern of MICAT 2020 is prescribed by the authorities for candidates to know the number and type of questions that will be asked, the language in which they will be asked, time duration given to candidates and marking scheme followed etc.
Candidates can check MICAT 2020 exam pattern from the table given below.
MICAT Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates can follow MICAT exam pattern 2020 and plan their preparation strategy for the exam.
MICA will release the MICAT mock test 2020 in online mode in last week of November. Candidates can access the MICAT 2020 mock test by entering the login and password. Candidates will not be informed about the availability of MICAT mock test 2020 through an SMS.
Steps To Practice MICAT 2020 Mock Test
Step 1 - Click on the link to register
Step 2- Mention the login credentials
Step 3 - Check the instructions page
Step 4- Go through other important instructions for MICAT mock test 2020
Step 5 - Check the demo questions in mock test of MICAT
Step 6 - Check the psychometric test group instructions
Step 7 - MICAT mock test psychometric test 2020 will appear on the screen
Step 8 - Go through the descriptive test of MICAT 2020
Step 9 - Practice questions in aptitude section of MICAT mock test 2020
Step 10 - Fill the feedback form
Step 11 - Exit from MICAT 2020 mock test
The admit card of MICAT 2020 will be released by the authorities in online mode on December 3, 2020. Candidates can download their MICAT 2020 admit card by using their login details like MICA ID and password.
How to download MICA admit card?
Details mentioned over MICAT 2020 Admit Card
What to carry along with Admit Card?
Candidates will have to carry any of the following identity proofs along with MICAT admit card 2020 otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:
The result of MICAT 2020 phase 1 will be declared on December 23, 2019
The result of MICAT will be declared by the authorities in the form of scores in online mode. Candidates can check their MICAT result 2020 by logging in using their application number.
How to check MICAT 2020 result
The minimum marks required to be eligible for next round of selection is defined as MICAT cutoff 2020. The authorities will follow certain parameters while preparing the cutoff of MICAT 2020. These parameters are:
The selection process of MICAT 2020 involves three steps in total.
Step 1 - CAT/ XAT/ GMAT
Candidates need to have appeared in any of the above mentioned entrance exams and have obtained valid scores.
Step 2 - MICA Admission Test (MICAT)
Candidates will be assessed on their scores in MICAT entrance exam.
Step 3 – Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in CAT/ XAT/ GMAT and MICAT entrance exam will have to appear for both GE & PI.
How will candidates be shortlisted for GE & PI?
Note: The list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared on the basis of scores of both phases of MICAT 2020 exam, if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.
Candidates who will be shortlisted based on their performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT & MICAT, they will have to appear in both Group Exercise (GE) & Personal Interview (PI). The names of such candidates will be mentioned on the merit list, their final composite score will be created prepared on the following weightage:
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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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.
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