Exam Pattern for MICAT 2019

Last Updated - January 30 2018

MICAT 2019 Exam Format follows the Multiple Choice Question pattern. It is divided into 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Aspirants are given 125 minutes to clear the test i.e. 35 minutes to attempt Paper-1 and 90 minutes to clear Paper-2. Both the tests are organized in online mode. Paper -1 includes 4 descriptive type questions while Paper-2 includes 90 MCQs.

MICAT 2019 or Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad Admission Test is organized for PG Diploma in Management. Every year almost 8000 aspirants appear for MICAT Exam. It will be held twice in a year. One, in the month of December and other in February.

Interested aspirants can apply online on the official website. MICAT Application Form will be made available in September 2018 for Paper-1 and in January 2019 for Paper-2. Both MICAT 1 and MICAT 2 scores are considered for final admission of aspirants. Aspirants can check all important details regarding MICAT 2019 Exam Format, marking scheme further in the article.

MICAT 2019 Exam Format Highlights

Exam NameMICA Admission Test
Organizing AuthorityMudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
Method of ExaminationOnline
Exam Period2.5 hours
Medium of ExaminationEnglish
Marking schemeNo negative marking in Paper1 ¼ mark is deducted in Paper-2
Total Questions140
Number of Papers2
Number of Sections6

MICAT 2019 Exam Format Details

MICAT 2019 will be organized in online method i.e. it will be a computer-based exam. MICAT Exam Format consists of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1 contains 4 descriptive type questions and Paper 2 contains 90 objective types of questions. The exam is mainly held to test thinking ability, reasoning ability, writing skills and General awareness of the aspirants. There are total 94 questions asked in the MICAT exam.

  1. The aspirants will be given 2 hours 5 minutes to clear the exam.
  2. The total marks are not disclosed by the examination authority- MICA.
  3. MICAT 2019 exam will be organized in the English Language.
  4. No negative marking will be eligible in Paper 1. However, ¼ marks will be deducted on attempting a wrong response in Paper 2.

The questions will be divided into following parts:

Paper INo. of QuestionsPaper IINo. of Multiple Choice Questions
Argument Writing4 Descriptive type of QuestionsPart IPsychometric Test30
Story WritingPart IIReasoning and Verbal Ability35
Essay WritingPart IIIGeneral Knowledge25
--Part IVVerbal Ability25
--Part VQuantitative Ability25-27
--Part VIDivergent and Convergent Reasoning25-27

Time Period for MICAT 2019

Aspirants will get 2 hours 5 minutes to clear the MICAT Test 2019. They must ensure that they submit the test within the stipulated time. No extra time will be offered to them.

Aspirants have to solve Paper-1 which is descriptive in nature in 35 minutes and Paper-2 which is objective nature in 90 minutes.

Marking Scheme for MICAT 2019

Till now, the official authority has not announced any official information concerned marking scheme eligible in the exam. Also, various marking scheme will be followed for Paper 1 and Paper2.

Marking Scheme followed in Paper-1

Paper-1 will be the descriptive pattern. Aspirants have to attempt 4 questions based on story writing, essay writing and Augmented writing. No negative marking will be done in this section and aspirants will be given 35 minutes to clear this section. They are advised to attempt all the questions to attain maximum marks in this section.

Marking Scheme in Paper-2

Paper-2 is divided into 3 parts. The first part will be of psychometric test. In second and third part i.e. logical and reasoning ability and General awareness section, 0.25 mark will be reduced for every wrong response. No negative marking is eligible here. Aspirants have to attempt 85 questions in approximately 120 minutes.

MICAT Syllabus 2019

MICAT 2019 includes 2 papers and the syllabus for both the papers is various.

In Paper-1, Writing Ability is one of the major areas where an aspirant’s ideas can be approached right at its source. It judges the aspirants based on their views on a particular topic. In this part, the aspirant will be given a topic and the aspirant will have to write both for and against the topic.

However, Paper-2 assess the aspirants’ analytical aptitude, differing thinking, written communication skills, and general awareness of the communications industry.

Reference Books for MICAT 2019

Aspirants can take help of certain books for their better preparation of MICAT 2019 exam and the same have been tabulated below.

Book NameAuthor Name
How to Prepare for DI?Arun Sharma
Word PowerMade Easy
High School English GrammarWren and Martin
How to Prepare for Quantitative Analysis?Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Pearson Guide for DI and LRNishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for LR?Arun Sharma

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