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.
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.
|MICAT Full Form||MICA Admission Test|
|Type||National Level Screening Test|
|Durationicity||Twice a year|
|Course||PGDM-C (Graduate Diploma in Management – Communication)|
|Organized by||Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad|
|MICAT Eligibility||At Least 50% in bachelor’s degree|
|MICA Contact Details||02717 308 250 | firstname.lastname@example.org|
Tentative dates for registration, hall ticket, exam, and results for MICAT 2019 are as mentioned below.
|Event||MICAT - I||MICAT - II|
|Registration starting date||4th week of September 2018||1st week of January 2019|
|Registration closing date||Last week of November 2018||1st week of February 2019|
|Issue of call letter/hall ticket||2nd week of December 2018||2nd week of February 2019|
|Exam date||3rd week of December 2018||3rd week of February 2019|
|Declaration of Result||1st week of January 2019||Last week of February 2019|
|Shortlisting for Group Practice and Individual Interview||Last 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 Results||Last week of March 2019|
For admission in MICAT, aspirants obligatory to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
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.
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 2019 will be organized across 39 centers in India.
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 examination||Online|
|Number of papers||2|
|Number of sections||6|
|Nature of questions||Subjective and Objective|
|Language of exam||English|
|Period of exam||2.5 hours|
|MAT Marking Scheme||Paper 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 I||No. of Questions||Paper II||No. of Multiple Choice Questions|
|Argument Writing||4 Descriptive type of Questions||Part I||Psychometric Test||35|
|Story Writing||Part II||Reasoning and Verbal Ability||35|
|Essay Writing||Part III||General Knowledge||25|
|Part IV||Verbal Ability||25|
|Part V||Quantitative Ability||25-27|
|Part VI||Divergent-Convergent Reasoning||30|
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 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:
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:
|Section||No. of Questions||Sectional Cutoffs/Number of questions to attempt|
|Psychometric Test||35||All questions are compulsory|
|Verbal Ability||25||15 - 16|
|Quantitative Ability||25 - 27||7 - 8|
|General Awareness||25||6 - 7|
|Divergent-Convergent Reasoning||30||9 - 10|
|Overall||140 - 144||59 - 61|
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.
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).