About MICAT 2020

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

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%

  • MICAT: 30%

  • GE: 20%

  • PI: 30%

Exam level: University Level Exam
Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad)
Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes

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MICAT 2020 Important Dates

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

14 Feb, 2020

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:

  • 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 2020

        3 - GMAT 2018 (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

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.

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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:

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

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

Application Fees

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

MICAT E-books and Sample Papers


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:

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

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

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 2020. Some of them are given below.

MICAT 2020 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 2020 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 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

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 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?

  • Visit the official link to download the admit card
  • Enter login details, such as  MICA ID and password
  • MICAT admit card 2020 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 2020 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 2020 otherwise their entry will be restricted inside the examination hall:

  • Aadhaar Card 
  • Voter ID
  • Driving license
  • College/ Institute identity card 2020
  • PAN Card

MICAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Mizoram Aizawl
Rajasthan Ajmer
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Haryana Faridabad
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Navi Mumbai
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 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

  • Visit the official result link     
  • Enter MICAT application number 
  • Click on 'Get Result'
  • The result of MICAT I 2020 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 2020. The authorities 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’ cutoff tends
  • Difficulty level of the exam

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?

  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 four points 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 2020  exam, if a candidate has taken both MICAT-I and MICAT-II.

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). The names of such candidates will be mentioned on the merit list, their final composite score will be created prepared on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%

  • MICAT: 30%

  • GE: 20%

  • PI: 30%

MICAT 2020 Counselling Centers

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

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Questions related to MICAT

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when MICAT form will be out? I need to know the process of it

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 9th Sep, 2019


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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Will I have to do again registration for second round of dte mp MBA admission, if i already registered for first round counseling..

Akshit singhal Student Expert 26th Jul, 2019

Hello Prachi Tiwari, if you had registered for the first round of counseling for DTE MP MBA, then there is no need to register again for the next rounds of counseling. As the candidate who are unable to get a seat in previous rounds are automatically eligible for the next rounds.


Can I have information about micat?

Gaurav Sahoo Student Expert 23rd Jul, 2019
   MICAT is conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad. It is conducted twice
a year. A student can appear for both MICAT I and MICAT II, the better score of
the two will be considered. It has both subjective and objective
questions and is conducted for 2 hours 45 minutes. There are a total of 3
sections comprising of 145 questions. For more information, click on below
link: https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat

All the best

I want to get some information about MICAT

AJit Kumar Student Expert 23rd Jul, 2019

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.


How to apply for BTech in ip University ( not biotech ) . And when is the the last date for applying?

Bhumika Rani 6th May, 2019

Hi aspirant

From this year onwards IPU will take admission in B.Tech (Non-biotech streams) through JEE mains score .You can apply for the Delhi centralised counselling.

Visit here:https://jacdelhi.nic.in/publicinfo/public/home.aspx

The exam IPUCET will be conducted for B.Tech Biotech and rest of the branch will go through this counselling.You may register here.

Hope this was helpful.

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