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About MICAT 2022
MICA Ahmadabad has released the MICAT shortlist 2022 for shortlisted candidates on February 18. The MICAT 2022 admission test for phase I was conducted on December 4 and phase II was conducted on January 29, in computer based mode. The institute has announced the MICAT result 2022 for phase I in the form of a scorecard on December 21 and for phase II, the result has been declared on February 17, in online mode. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria of MICAT 2022 before starting the application form. The admit card for MICAT 2022 admission test will be released on the official website of the institute. MICAT 2022 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)
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What is MICAT?
MICA Ahmadabad conducts MICAT entrance exam in computer based mode in 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
Total registered candidates for MICAT II
Shortlisted for MICAT I GE and PI
MICAT 2022 Helpline
Shela, Ahmedabad - 380058, Gujarat, India
Phone No: 02717 688198, 9099127399
MICAT 2022 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 2022 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
18 Feb, 2022
GE and PI shortlist - Start Date | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2022
Score Card - Phase II | Mode: Online
29 Jan, 2022
Exam - Phase II | Mode: Online
25 Jan, 2022
Admit Card - Phase II | Mode: Online
23 Nov, 2021 - 18 Jan, 2022
Application - Phase II | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2021
Score Card - Phase I | Mode: Online
04 Dec, 2021
Exam - Phase I | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2021
Admit Card - Phase I | Mode: Online
06 Oct, 2021 - 20 Nov, 2021
Application - Phase I | Mode: Online
The eligibility criteria of MICAT 2022 entrance exam is set by MICA, the conducting body of MICAT. Thus, candidates are advised to check the MICAT eligibility criteria 2022 before they sit down to fill the application form. They can check the educational MICAT 2022 eligibility criteria written below:
MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Qualifying Score
- Candidate must have a 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 graduation can still apply for MICAT 2022
MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Qualifying Entrance Exam
According to the MICAT 2022 eligibility criteria, candidate must have secured a valid score in any one of the following entrance exam given below
- CAT 2021
- XAT 2022
- GMAT 2020 (onwards)
MICAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
As per the MICAT eligibility criteria 2022, 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 has closed the MICAT 2022 application form submission deadline for phase 2 on January 18. MICA, Ahmedabad released MICAT 2022 application form for phase II on November 23. After filling the MICAT 2022 application form, candidates of all the categories have to pay a fee Rs. 1985. The MICAT application fee can be paid via debit card, credit card or demand draft.
While filling the MICAT 2022 application form, candidates have to upload the following documents-
- Class 10 mark sheet
- Class 12 mark sheet
- Qualifying degree certificate
How to Fill MICAT 2022 Application Form 2022
Steps given below to fill the MICAT 2022 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 2022: 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 2021
(ii) XAT 2022
(iii) GMAT (2020 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
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- Net Banking
Step 6- Submission of MICAT application form: Candidates have to click on the submit button, after fee payment.
|General, OBC, SC, ST||PWD||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1985|
|General, OBC, SC, ST||Offline, Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 1985|
MICAT 2022 Syllabus
Divergent and convergent thinking
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
Candidates need to prepare for the entrance exam with all the efforts to qualify the MICAT 2022 entrance exam with good marks. To prepare for the entrance exam, candidates should know important information such as syllabus and exam pattern of MICAT 2022 officially prescribed.
The important sections of the MICAT syllabus 2022 is given below:
- Psychometric Test
- Verbal Ability
- Quantitative Ability
- General Awareness
- Divergent Convergent Reasoning
- Descriptive Test
Candidates also need to know the MICAT 2022 exam pattern to be able to strategize their preparation accordingly.
Detailed Exam Pattern of MICAT 2022
Number of questions
General Awareness (GA)
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 2022 . Some of them are given below.
MICAT 2022 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 2022 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
Candidates preparing for the entrance exam should check the MICAT exam pattern 2022 prescribed by the authorities. The exam pattern of MICAT 2022 consist of various key details about the entrance exam such as the number of questions, exam duration, marking scheme, the structure and mode of the exam. Candidates can check the MICAT 2022 exam pattern from the table given below.
MICAT Exam Pattern 2022
|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 2022 Exam Pattern - Section- Wise
|Parts||Section||No. of Questions|
|Section I||Descriptive Test ||4|
|Section II||Verbal Ability (VA) ||20|
|Quantitative Ability (QA) ||20|
|General Awareness (GA) ||20|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning (DCR) ||20|
|Section III||Psychometric Test (DT) ||150|
With the help of MICAT exam pattern 2022, candidates can plan their preparation strategy for the 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.
The MICAT mock test 2022 window has been made available in online mode. Candidates can access the MICAT 2022 mock test by using their login and password. The mock test allows candidates to get familiarized with the structure and pattern of the actual question paper as it is the online replica of the MICAT 2022 test. By taking the MICAT 2022 mock test, candidates can increase their speed and accuracy in terms of solving the questions available, which can save a lot of time on the exam day. The steps to access the mock test of MICAT is given below.
MICAT Sample Paper (official)
Steps To Practice MICAT 2022 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 2022
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 2022
Step 9: Practice questions in aptitude section of MICAT mock test 2022
Step 10: Fill the feedback form
Step 11: Exit from MICAT 2022 mock test
The institute has released the MICAT admit card 2022 for phase II on January 25. The MICAT phase 1 admit card 2022 has been released on December 1, 2021. Candidates need to enter their login details such as MICA ID and password in the login window to download the MICAT 2022 admit card. Only those candidates who have completed the registration process can download the MICAT admit card 2022. The MICAT admit card can be downloaded till the exam date.
How to download MICAT admit card 2022?
Visit the official website - mica.ac.in.
Type in the login credentials, such as MICA ID and password
Press the ‘Submit’ button
MICAT admit card 2022 will appear on the screen
Download the admit card and take a printout for future use
Details mentioned in MICAT 2022 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 2022 ?
Candidates will have to carry anyone proofs of the following identity proofs along with MICAT 2022 admit card otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:
MICAT 2022 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 MICAT result 2022 for phase II has been declared on February 18. The MICAT result for phase I was announced on December 21. The MICAT 2022 result is declared in the form of a scorecard. The MICAT result 2022 mentions the qualifying status of the candidate. To check the MICAT 2022 result, candidates have to enter their login credentials in the login window.
How to check MICAT 2022 result?
- Go to the official website - mica.ac.in.
- Fill in the MICAT application number and password.
- Press the 'Get Result' tab.
- The result of MICAT 2022 will be displayed on the screen.
- Check the information mentioned over it and download it
- Take a print out and keep it safe for future reference.
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 that candidates need to be considered eligible for the next round of selection is defined as MICAT cutoff 2022. MICA, Ahmedabad will take the following factors into consideration while preparing the MICAT 2022 cutoff.
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 2021/ XAT 2022/GMAT (2020 onwards).
All applicants must have a valid score in any one - CAT 2021/ XAT 2022/GMAT (2020 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 2022).
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 2022 entrance exam if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.
Seat Matrix for MICAT 2022
|PGDM -C||180 seats|
MICAT Fee Structure (official)
Candidates who are selected may need to know the MICAT 2022 fee structure which has to be announced by the authorities. However, the fee structure of MICAT 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 Counselling Centers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When can I apply for MICAT 2022?
You can apply for MICAT 2022 by visiting the official website of the MICA, Ahmedabad.
Question:How many seats are offered by MICA through MICAT 2022?
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 2022 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 2022. Is it possible?
No, the allotted city will be decided as the final MICAT exam centre 2022 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 2022 admit card through postal mode?
No, the admit cards are 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 2022?
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
How can we get to know after the declaration of micat 2 result whether we have been shortlisted or not? How to access the merit list?
On February 17, 2022, MICA, Ahmedabad, announced the MICAT 2022 result for phase 2 on mica.ac.in. Using their login credentials, candidates may check the MICAT 2022 phase 2 result. MICAT result 2022 has been emailed to applicants' registered email addresses, and students who took the entrance exam can now verify their qualifying status.
To check the result, follow the below mentioned steps:
Visit MICA Ahmedabad's main website at mica.ac.in.
Select "MICAT 1 Result" from the drop-down menu.
On the screen, a candidate login window will display.
Click the "Login" tab after entering the user ID and password.
Download the MICAT scorecard 2022 and check your qualifying status.
For further information, check out the link provided below.
can I know what MICA syllabus is?
MICAT Syllabus - Psychometric Test
Basically, this is a personality test and this section is different from other management entrance examinations. It is mandatory for the candidates to attempt all the questions in this section. Some of the important aspects related to the test are explained below.
In this section, the questions are designed to assess the candidates’ behavior which includes thinking ability, personality, strengths and weaknesses etc. Questions are based on career goals, life goals, situational judgement. Candidates should answer the questions with honesty and open mind
Multiple-choice questions are asked.
Duration allotted for the psychometric test is 25 minutes.
According to previous year sample papers, in the first set of questions, out of the three options candidates should select the option which describes their behavior in the best way.
In the second set of MICAT questions, candidates were asked to give a rating on a scale of 1 to 6 for the responses in terms of their priority under a certain scenario. Around 8 to 10 questions were asked in the entrance exam.
MICAT Syllabus - Verbal Ability
The verbal ability section is used to assess the language proficiency of the candidates. The topics under the verbal ability section of the MICAT exam syllabus are given below:
Parts of speech
Spot the Errors
Fill in the blanks
Antonyms and Synonyms
MICAT Syllabus - Quantitative Ability
The quantitative ability section includes the same topics that are covered in the other MBA entrance exam. The topics that are covered under the quantitative ability of the MICAT 2022 syllabus are as follows:
Geometry 2D & 3D
HCF & LCM
Surds and Indices
Ratio and Proportion
Profit & Loss
Time & Work
Mixtures & solutions
Permutation & Combinations
MICAT Syllabus 2022 - General Awareness
The general awareness section of MICAT 2022 syllabus includes current affairs. The candidates should have a good knowledge regarding the topics of business and economics to score good marks. All the topics covered in the MICAT syllabus 20222 are given below:
Advertising and marketing
Books & Authors
MICAT 2022 Syllabus - Divergent-Convergent Reasoning
From this section of the MICAT syllabus 2022 approximately 25-30 questions are asked. The topics under this section are listed below:
Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
Sequence & Series
Hope it helps.
can i give both cat and xat %ile ? if yes then which score willl they consider ?
You have tagged MICAT, hence I believe your query is for MICA Ahmedabad, the entrance test scores of CAT/XAT/GMAT are acceptable for PGDM admission,
Further for Group Exercise & Personal Interview, candidates need to qualify Psychometric test firstly, and then on the basis of this, the performance in CAT/XAT/GMAT will be taken into consideration and further they will be assessed on the following MICAT sections: VA/QADI/GA/DCT, Those who will qualify the minimum cutoff for each of these sections- VA, QADI, GA and DCT and required cut-offs for CAT/XAT/GMAT, their Descriptive Tests will be analyzed for selection, the cut--offs for CAT/XAT is expected to be 80 percentile, to know more details regarding this, visit our page at https://media.careers360.com/exams/micat?utm_source=google&utm_medium=kg
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!!