About MICAT 2020
MICA, Ahmedabad will announce the final result of MICAT 2020 in April in online mode. The authorities have announced MICAT 2020 result for phase II on February 13 in online mode at mica.ac.in. MICAT II 2020 exam was held on January 25 in computer-based mode. The authorities had released MICAT II admit card 2020 on January 23. The authorities has closed the registration procedure of MICAT 2020 for phase II. The authorities had extended the last date to fill the application form of MICAT 2020 for phase II. Earlier, the last date to fill the application form was January 16. Candidates could fill the application form till January 17, 2020. Admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma Management programmes in Communications, Marketing, Branding, Design and Digital Transformation will be on the basis of MICAT scores. List of shortlisted candidates available on February 14 with interviews and group discussions as per the given schedule below. Read about MICAT I and II, the application process, admit card download, result and scores, how shortlisting and selection through MICAT is done and more.
MICAT 2020 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 45 Minutes|
MICAT 2020 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
14 Feb, 2020
GE & PI Shortlist - Start Date | Mode: Online
13 Feb, 2020
Result - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
25 Jan, 2020
Exam - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
23 Jan, 2020
Admit Card - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
27 Nov, 2019 - 17 Jan, 2020
Application - MICAT 2 | Mode: Online
24 Dec, 2019
Result - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
07 Dec, 2019
Exam - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
03 Dec, 2019
Admit Card - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
09 Oct, 2019 - 26 Nov, 2019
Application - MICAT 1 | Mode: Online
MICA, the conducted body of MICAT prescribed the eligibility criteria of the entrance exam. Hence, it is important that candidates check the complete eligibility criteria of MICAT 2020 before filling the application form.
MICAT 2020 eligibility criteria includes many parameters like age, qualifying exam, passing year etc.
According to MICAT eligibility criteria 2020, candidates will have to:
Be graduates in any stream (10+2+3) or must have any equivalent qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities
Must have valid scores in any one of the following entrance exams:
1 - CAT 2019
2 - XAT 2020
3 - GMAT 2018 (onwards)
Score 600 plus in GMAT
Must have a valid passport, if a foreign national applying for the exam
Be a student who is in the final year of graduation
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The authorities had extended the last date to fill the application form of MICAT 2020 for phase II. Candidates could fill the application form till January 17, 2020 at 11: 50 pm. Candidates had to fill all the necessary information in the MICAT application form and submit it on or before the last date. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of MICAT 2020.
Steps given below to fill the MICAT 2020 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 2020: 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 2019
(ii) XAT 2020
(iii) GMAT (2018 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.
MICAT registration Phase 1 is closed. It was available from October 9 to November 25 in online mode.
|General, SC, ST, OBC||PWD||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1985|
|General, SC, ST, OBC||Online, Offline||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 1985|
To be able to appear in MICAT 2020 positively, 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:
Divergent Convergent Reasoning
Candidates also need to know the MICAT 2020 exam pattern to be able to strategize their preparation accordingly.
Detailed Exam Pattern of MICAT 2020
Number of questions
General Awareness (GA)
1 hour 45 minutes
Verbal Ability (VA)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
The authorities has extended the last date to fill the application form of MICAT 2020 for phase II. Candidates could fill the application form till January 17, 2020 at 11: 50 pm. Candidates had to fill all the necessary information in the MICAT application form and submit it on or before the last date. Before filling the application form, candidates must read the eligibility criteria of MICAT 2020.
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR)
Psychometric Test (DT)
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
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 2020 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
Practice makes a man perfect and sample papers of MICAT 2020 can help candidates practice for the exam. Before appearing in the entrance exam, candidates must practice of MICAT sample papers to improve their efficiency, time management skills and speed.
In the time of preparations days, candidates must stay positive, in high spirits and must take care of their physical and mental health. They must neglect stress and pressure by taking necessary breaks.
The exam pattern of MICAT 2020 is prescribed by the authorities. The exam pattern of MICAT includes the number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme, the structure and mode of the exam. Candidates can check MICAT 2020 exam pattern from the table given below.
MICAT Exam Pattern 2020
|1||Mode of exam||Online|
|2||Language of exam||English|
|3||Time duration of exam||2 hours 45 minutes|
|4||Total sections in exam||3|
|5||Total number of questions||145; Section 1- 4, Section 2- 105, Section 3-36|
|6||Marking scheme||No 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 2020 and plan their preparation strategy for the 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 MICAT mock test 2020 in online mode. Candidates can access the MICAT 2020 mock test by entering the login and password. The steps to access the mock test of MICAT is given below.
MICA has released some sample papers of MICAT for practice purposes. Candidates can check the same and use them to know and understand the MICAT question pattern.
MICAT Sample Paper (official)
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: Read properly other important instructions for MICAT mock test 2020
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 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
MICA, Ahmedabad released the admit card of MICAT 2020 for phase II in online mode on January 23, 2020. To download their MICAT 2020 admit card candidates must enter their login details like MICA ID and password.
How to download MICA admit card?
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 2020 will display on the screen
Download the admit card and take a printout for future use
Details mentioned in MICAT 2020 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 MICAT Admit Card?
Candidates will have to carry anyone proofs of the following identity proofs along with MICAT 2020 admit card otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:
College/ Institute identity card 2020
MICAT 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit Card
- Aadhaar Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- College/ Institute Identity Card
- PAN Card
MICA Ahmadabad will announce the final result of MICAT 2020 in online mode in April. The authorities have released the result of MICAT 2020 for phase II on February 14. The result of MICAT 2020 is available in the form of a scorecard. MICAT result 2020 mentions the qualifying status of the candidate. Candidates can check their MICAT 2020 result by logging in using their login credentials.
How to check MICAT 2020 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 2020 will appear on the screen
Check the information mentioned over it and download it
Take a print out and keep it safe
The final results of MICAT will be declared by March 31, 2020. 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 2020. The officials will follow certain parameters while preparing the cutoff of MICAT 2020.
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 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
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 2020 entrance exam if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.
Schedule of MICAT GE and PI:
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad
March 2 & 3, 2020
GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai
March 5,6 & 7, 2020
GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata
March 13, 14 & 15, 2020
Seat Matrix for MICAT 2020
- PGDM-C Intake: 180 seats
- PGDM Intake: 36 seats
MICAT Fee Structure (official)
Candidates who are selected may need to know the MICAT 2020 fee structure which has to be announced by the authorities. However, the fee structure of MICAT in 2019 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 2020 GD and PI Process
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).
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 2020 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 2020 Counselling Centers
Questions related to MICAT
MICAT 2 raw score 45.5, scaled 56.5 CAT PERCENTILE - 85.14 Based on ghis what are the chances gor getting shortlisted?
Score is moderate which will make difficult to get an admission. Moderate because your rank is close to cutoff value. as college cutoff list is not available it is difficult to say in which you can apply. Cutoff list will be released prior to counselling so keep an eye on it. Be attentive and keep taking updates so that you don't miss any information.
For more details , please go through the link given:- https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat-cutoff
Hope it helps!
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?
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??
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?
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?
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!