About MICAT 2018

MICAT 2019, the entrance exam conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad will help candidates get admission to its Post Graduate Diploma in Management Communications (PGDM-C) programme. It is important to note that MICAT 2019 will be conducted in two attempts, MICAT-1 being the first one which is scheduled to be held on December 1, 2018. The application form of MICAT 2019 for the first attempt is available from August 24 and the last date for filling it is November 20. It is advisable that candidates first check the complete eligibility criteria of MICAT 2019 and then only proceed to fill the application form. Candidates will be required to fill all the details required in MICAT application form 2019 and submit it on or before the last date. The admit card of MICAT 2019 for the first attempt will be released for all the registered candidates on November 26. The authorities will announce the final result of MICAT 2019 in online mode on March 25. The qualified candidates of the entrance exam will have to participate in the selection procedure of MICAT which includes group exercise and personal interview. Candidates who will qualify all the stages of entrance exam will be offered admissions further.

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
Duration 2.75 Hours

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MICAT 2018 Important Dates

24 Aug, 2018 - 20 Nov, 2018 Application | Mode: Online
26 Nov, 2018 Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2018 Exam | Mode: Online
18 Dec, 2018 Score Card | Mode: Online
25 Mar, 2019 Result | Mode: Online

The authorities of MICAT 2019 has prescribed the eligibility criteria of the entrance exam and candidates will 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 2019 before filling the application form.

MICAT 2019 eligibility criteria will have parameters like age, qualifying exam, passing year etc.

According to MICAT eligibility criteria 2019, candidates will have to:

  • Be graduates in any stream (10+2+3) or possess any equivalent qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities
  • Possess valid scores in any one of the following entrance exams:

        1 - CAT 2019

        2 - XAT 2019

        3 - GMAT 2017 (onwards)

  • Score 600 plus in GMAT
  • Possess a valid passport, if a foreign national applying for the exam
  • Have a valid GMAT score, if an NRI applying for the exam
  • Be a student who is in the final year of graduation

However, candidates who will 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

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, SC, ST, General PWD Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1985
OBC, SC, ST, General Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1985

The application form of MICAT 2019 is available from August 24 in online mode and the last date for filling it November 20. Candidates will have to fill all the details required in the MICAT application form and submit it on or before the last date.

Candidates will have to follow the steps given below to fill MICAT 2019 application form:

Step 1- Registration: Candidates will be required to first register by using their valid email address and password.

Step 2- Filling of details: After registration, candidates will 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 will also have to select the city where they would like to appear for the group exercise and personal interview.

Step 3- Exam selection: Candidates will be required to select the exam in which they would appear - (i) CAT 2019 (ii) XAT 2019 (iii) GMAT (2017 onwards)

Step 4- Documents uploading: Candidates will 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 will have to pay the requisite MICAT 2019 application fee of Rs 1985 via online mode.

For online mode, they can pay through:

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

Step 6Submission: Candidates will have to click on the submit button, after fee payment.

MICAT 2018 Application Process

MICAT E-books and Sample Papers

To be able to appear in MICAT 2019 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 2019 officially prescribed.

To prepare for MICAT 2019, candidates need to know the important sections of the MICAT syllabus 2019 as given below:

  • Psychometric Test
  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Divergent Convergent Reasoning
  • Descriptive Test

Candidates also need to know the exam pattern of MICAT 2019 to be able to strategise their preparation accordingly.

Detailed Exam Pattern of MICAT 2019

Sections  ParticularsNumber             of questions  Time             duration 
Section   I   Descriptive Test        4      35 Minutes
Section             II General  Awareness (GA)        25        1 Hour 45 Minutes           

(105             minutes)

Verbal Ability (VA)        25        
Quantitative  Ability (QA)25        
Divergent-Convergent             Reasoning (DCR)30        
Section III        Psychometric  Test (DT)36        25 Minutes


Books for preparation

Candidates must know the books to study for MICAT 2019. Some of them are given below.

MICAT 2019 Books for Quantitative Aptitude

S.No. Name  of the books        Author/ Publication        
1.        Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations        Abhijit  Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill)        
2.        How to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test        Muhamed  Muneer, published by Om Books        
3.The Complete CAT Digest        Arun Sharma        
4.        Quantitative  Aptitude for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams        Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson)        


MICAT 2019 Books for Verbal Ability

S.No.        Name  of the books  Author/ Publication
1.        The  Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning        Nishit Sinha
2.        How  to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension        Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill)        
3.        Word Power Made Easy        Norman Lewis        
4.        Pocket Guide to Vocabulary Barron 


Practice makes a man perfect and sample papers of MICAT 2019 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 2019 has been 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 2019 exam pattern from the table given below.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2019

S.No. ParticularsDetails
1Mode of exam        Online
2Language of exam        English
Time duration of exam2 hours 45 minutes
4        Total sections in exam3
5        Total number of questions 145; Section 1- 4, Section 2- 105, Section 3-36        
6Marking schemeNo marks will be deducted for incorrect answers in Section 1 and 3, however, ¼ of total marks will be deducted for wrong answers in Section 2        


Candidates can follow MICAT exam pattern 2019 and plan their preparation strategy for the exam.

The admit card of MICAT 2019 will be released by the authorities in online mode from November 26. Candidates will be able to download their MICAT 2019 admit card by using their login details like MICA ID and password.

How to download MICA admit card

  • Visit the official link to download the admit card
  • Enter Login details MICA ID and password
  • MICAT admit card 2019 will appear on the screen
  • Check all the details mentioned over it and download it
  • Take two printouts of the same and keep it safe for future use

Details mentioned over MICAT 2019 Admit Card

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Name and address of allotted exam centre
  • Date and time of the exam
  • Exam day guidelines

What to carry along with Admit Card?

Candidates will have to carry any of the following identity proofs along with MICAT admit card 2019 otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • College/ Institute Identity card 2019
  • PAN Card

MICAT 2018 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Mizoram Aizawl
Rajasthan Ajmer
Jaipur
Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Muzaffarnagar
Noida
Varanasi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Navi Mumbai
Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Goa Panjim
Bihar Patna
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • College/ Institute Identity Card
  • PAN Card

The result of MICAT-I 2019 will be declared by the authorities in the form of scores in online mode on December 18. Candidates will be able to check their MICAT result 2019 by logging in using their application number. 

How to check MICAT 2019 result

  • Visit the official result link     
  • Enter MICAT application number
  • The result of MICAT 2019 will appear on the screen
  • Check the details mentioned over it and download it
  • Take a print out and keep it safe

The minimum marks required to be eligible for next round of selection is defined as MICAT cutoff 2019. The authorities will follow certain parameters while preparing the cutoff of MICAT 2019. These parameters are:

  • Total Number of seats available
  • Total Number of candidates appeared
  • Previous Years’ cutoff Trends
  • Difficulty level of the exam

The selection process of MICAT 2019 will involve 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?

  1. For GE & PI, the Psychometric test will be a qualifier.
  2. Those who will qualify in the Psychometric test, their CAT/XAT/GMAT performance will be taken into consideration 
  3. 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).
  4. Those candidates who will qualify on the basis of performance subject to a minimum cutoff in 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 evaluated for selection.
  5. Candidates who will qualify on the basis of above points four mentioned and on the basis of relative performance subject to a minimum cutoff in Scaled Score in DT will be shortlisted for GE and PI.

Note: The list of shortlisted candidates will be prepared on the basis of scores of both phases of MICAT 2019 exam, if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.

MICAT 2018 Counselling Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Delhi New Delhi
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai

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