MICAT 2019 (MICA Admission Test)

Last Updated - January 29 2018

MICAT 2019 is a university level entrance examination organized by Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmedabad. MICAT is organized twice in a year as MICAT-I and MICAT-II. Aspirants will have to take minimum one of the three eligibility exams: CAT, XAT, and GMAT to appear in MICAT. It provides admission to courses in PG Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDMC).

Almost 8000 students register each year to compete against a total of 180 seats. Check below all important highlights of MICAT 2019 exam.

  • MICAT Result for paper-1 will announce in January while the result for paper-2 will announce in February 2019.
  • Separate forms will be allocated for both, details of which have been mentioned r in the article.
  • MICAT-I 2019 is expected to take place in the third week of December 2018 while MICAT-II will be held in the third week of February 2019.
  • It is an online exam, with both the papers having various exam format.
  • Aspirants must fulfill the at least eligibility norms need to appear for the exam.
  • The official notification for the same has not yet been announced.
  • MICAT Application Form 2019 will be made available in the online method only.
  • MICAT Hall Ticket will announce a few days prior to the respective exam.

Based on MICAT scores, aspirants are further shortlisted for Group Discussion and Individual Interview rounds. Find all details regarding the exam further in this article.

Highlights on MICAT 2019

MICAT Full FormMICA Admission Test
TypeNational Level Screening Test
DurationicityTwice a year
CoursePGDM-C (Graduate Diploma in Management – Communication)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Organized byMudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad
MICAT EligibilityAt Least 50% in bachelor’s degree
MICA Contact Details02717 308 250 | admissionenquiry@micamail.in

Important Dates for MICAT 2019

Tentative dates for registration, hall ticket, exam, and results for MICAT 2019 are as mentioned below.

EventMICAT - IMICAT - II
Registration starting date4th week of September 20181st week of January 2019
Registration closing dateLast week of November 20181st week of February 2019
Issue of call letter/hall ticket2nd week of December 20182nd week of February 2019
Exam date3rd week of December 20183rd week of February 2019
Declaration of Result1st week of January 2019Last week of February 2019
Shortlisting for Group Practice and Individual InterviewLast week of February 2019
GE-PI Ahmedabad (MICA)1st week of March 2019
GE-PI (Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai)2nd week of March 2019
Final ResultsLast week of March 2019

Eligibility Criteria for MICAT 2019

For admission in MICAT, aspirants obligatory to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Those aspirants who are appearing in the final year graduation examinations are also applicable to apply.
  • They must hold Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Foreign Nationals/ NRI’s obligatory to have a valid GMAT Score (600+) taken after 2012 and a passport.
  • Aspirants must apply with their scores of CAT 2018 / XAT 2019 /GMAT (2017 onwards).

MICAT Application Form 2019

MICAT 2019 Application Form can be filled and submitted via online method only at the official website. The registration for paper-1 shall take place from September 2018 until November 2018 while that for paper-2 will be held from 1st week of January until the first week of February 2019.

Aspirants will first obligatory to register themselves on the official website in order to proceed for filling in the application form. Follow these steps to fill MICAT Application Form.

  • Visit the official website of MICA
  • Click on the link ‘MICAT 2019 Registration’
  • Upload a photograph in the requisite pattern & size.
  • Fill details such as Participant name, mobile number, email address, security code and agree to the terms & conditions
  • Take a print out of the submitted form and keep it safe for future reference
  • Note down your User Id and Password
  • Login as “existing user” and fill the application form
  • Submit your MICAT Application Form and pay the application fee
  • Details in the form comprise Individual details, postal address, education details, experience details, test city.

MICAT 2019 Registration Fee

  • The registration fee of MICAT 2019 is INR1965.
  • The payment can be done via Credit Card, Demand Draft and Counter Payment (cash payment in MICA admission office).
  • The DD should be drawn in the favor of ‘MICA’ payable at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

MICAT Hall Ticket 2019

Admit cards for MICAT 2019 will be allowed to the aspirants in 2nd week of December 2018 for MICAT-I and in 2nd week of February 2019 for MICAT-II. Admits cards will be allocated against successful online registration at the official website.

Selected aspirants will need to download their hall tickets from the official website. MICAT Hall Ticket is a compulsory document to be carried at the exam center along with a photo identity proof. Follow these steps to download MICAT Hall Ticket.

  • MICAT 2018 Hall Ticket will be displayed
  • Enter your application number and Date of Birth
  • Log-in using registered id and password which was auto-generated during the registration procedure
  • Visit the official website of MICAT
  • Click on the hall ticket link
  • Download the Hall Ticket and take printout for further use

Exam Centers for MICAT 2019

MICAT 2019 will be organized across 39 centers in India.

DhanbadGurgaonGwalior
GuwahatiHyderabadIndore
JaipurJammuKanpur
KochiKolkataLucknow
MeerutNavi MumbaiMumbai
AligarhAllahabadBareilly
BangaloreBhopalBhubaneswar
ChandigarhChennaiDehradun
DelhiMuzaffarnagarNagpur
NoidaPanjimPatna
PuneRaipurRanchi
TrivandrumVadodaraVisakhapatnam
AhmedabadAizawlAjmer

Exam Format for MICAT 2019

MICAT will be held twice a year following a particular admission cycle. The aspirants will be tested on Psychometric, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test. Check below the highlights of MICAT 2019 Exam Format

Method of examinationOnline
Number of papers2
Number of sections6
Total questions140
Nature of questionsSubjective and Objective
Language of examEnglish
Period of exam2.5 hours
MAT Marking SchemePaper 1- No negative marking Paper 2- -0.25 marks for an inaccurate response

MICAT 2019 exam will include 2 papers to be finished in 125 minutes (Paper-1: 35 minutes and Paper-2: 90 minutes). MICAT-I consists of descriptive type questions while MICAT –II includes objective questions. Distribution of questions in both the papers has been tabulated below.

Paper INo. of QuestionsPaper IINo. of Multiple Choice Questions
Argument Writing4 Descriptive type of QuestionsPart IPsychometric Test35
Story WritingPart IIReasoning and Verbal Ability35
Essay WritingPart IIIGeneral Knowledge25
Part IVVerbal Ability25
Part VQuantitative Ability25-27
Part VIDivergent-Convergent Reasoning30

As per MICAT Marking Scheme, there is no negative marking for Paper-1 while any wrong response in Paper-2 attracts a penalty of 0.25 marks. 

MICAT Result 2019

MICAT Result will be released online on the official website. The result for MICAT-I will be announced in the first week of January 2019 and for MICAT-II in the last week of February 2019. Aspirants can check their scores on the website by using their login credentials.

Follow these steps to check MICAT Result:

  1. Log on to the official website of MICAT
  2. Enter your MICA ID and Password
  3. Click on Result tab
  4. Enter your Roll Number, Date of Birth and Application number
  5. MICAT Score Card will be displayed on the computer screen
  6. Download it for further use

MICAT 2019 Cut Off

MICA does not declare an official cut off for PGDMC. Final selection of the aspirants depends on the composite score based on 50% of CAT/XAT/GMAT and 50% MICAT score. MICAT Cut Off 2018 might range from 59-61. The expected MICAT Cut Off 2019 is given below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsSectional Cutoffs/Number of questions to attempt
Psychometric Test35All questions are compulsory
Verbal Ability2515 - 16
Quantitative Ability25 - 277 - 8
General Awareness256 - 7
Divergent-Convergent Reasoning309 - 10
Descriptive Test46
Overall140 - 14459 - 61

Selection Process for MICAT 2019

Once MICAT 2019 Result is declared, selected aspirants will be invited for GE/PI at different MICA campuses. Approximately 1/10th of the total number of aspirants who appear in the two MICATs will be shortlisted for GE/PI based on the total MICAT scaled score. The list for the same will be prepared on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if an aspirant has taken both MICAT I and MICAT II.

MICAT scorecards and GE/PI call letter can be downloaded by logging from the official website. Shortlisted aspirants will be called for GE and PI at Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore.

The list of shortlisted aspirants for Group Practice and Individual Interview will be declared in last week of February 2019. The final merit list of aspirants selected for admission to PG Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDMC) in MICA will be prepared based on the aspirants score in Final results based on the aspirant's MICAT total score and GE/PI performance will be declared in the Last week of March 2019.

 a) CAT 2018/XAT 2019/GMAT 2017 (onwards)

b) MICAT-I and MICAT-II scores

c) Performance in GE/PI.

MICAT 2019 FAQs

Ques. Can I appear for both MICAT-I and MICAT-II?

Ans. Yes. One can appear in both MICATs. The best of two exams score will be considered.

Ques. Is there the separate application form for MICAT-I and MICAT-II?

Ans. Aspirants obligatory to fill in the separate application form for both exams. Yes.

Ques. Can I register for MICAT-2 later if I am not appearing for MICAT-1?

Ans. Yes, you can register later for MICAT-II. You can give both or either of them. Shortlisting of GE/PI aspirants will be done on the basis of MICAT-1and /or 2 or better of the two scores if an aspirant has taken both MICAT-1 and MICAT-2.

Ques. What is the method of examination for MICAT?

Ans. MICAT is a computer-based exam and organized online only.

Ques. What are the CAT and MICAT cut-offs for MICA?

Ans. According to some reports, CAT cut-off used to be 90 percentile till 2009 but the new rules don't talk about any cut-off. One just needs to appear for CAT before MICAT.

To get a general idea, there are 160 seats in MICA for which around 800 are invited for GE/PI. 6000-8000 aspirants appear for MICAT every year which means that an aspirant obligatory to be in the top 10% to get a call. That roughly translates to 90 percentile.

Ques. What is the weight given to CAT/XAT/GMAt scores, MICAT scores, and GE/PI scores for final selection to MICA?

Ans. MICA considers only 2% of the CAT and XAT score. 50% weightage is given to MICAT scores while 8% weight is given to performance in Group Practice (GE) and 30% weight is given Individual Interview (PI).


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