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MICAT-II 2021 Exam Analysis is Out!!!

MICAT-II 2021 Exam Analysis is Out!!!

MICA, established in 1991, is a top-rated institute offering PGDM / PGDM-C, equivalent to an MBA with specializations in Advertising & Brand Management, Marketing Analytics, Digital Communication Management and Media & Entertainment Management. For admission into the PGDM / PGDM-C program of MICA, students have to take the MICAT Exam along with any one of the other MBA entrance tests (CAT, XAT, GMAT).

 MICA conducts MICAT its own entrance test MICAT. MICAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted twice in over 48 cities across the country.

MICAT- II 2021 was conducted today i.e. 30.1.2021.  Check out the article for complete exam analysis.

All candidates are assessed on MICAT, which consists of 3 sections

  • Section 1: Psychometric Test
  • Section 2: (as 4 sub-sections) - Divergent and Convergent Thinking; Verbal ability, Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation and General awareness;
  • Section 3: Descriptive Test

Major Changes Introduced in Exam

  • Significant Increase in the number of questions in Psychometric Test:
    • In 2018 and 2019, the section had 36 and 27 questions respectively to be answered in 25 minutes.
    • In MICAT 2020, 150 questions in 30 minutes.
    • In MICAT 2021, 150 questions were asked in 30 minutes.
  • Time of descriptive test reduced to 25 minutes for 4 questions.
    • Previusly, it was 30-35 minutes

Overall Structure of MICAT –II 2021 at a glance

Section Name

Number of Questions

Sectional Time

Section 1: Psychometric Test

150

30

Section 2: Aptitude Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80

Verbal Ability

20

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

20

General Awareness

20

Divergent & Convergent Thinking

20

Section 3: Descriptive Test

4

25

Total

234

135

Difficulty Level of MICAT- II 2021

Section Name

Level

Section 1: Psychometric Test

Difficult

Section 2: Aptitude Test (Overall)

Moderate- Difficult

Verbal Ability

Easy- Moderate

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Difficult

General Awareness

Moderate

Divergent & Convergent Thinking

Difficult

Section 3: Descriptive Test (Overall)

Moderate- Difficult

Overall

Moderate-Difficult (More Difficult than MICAT-I 2021)

  • 1 minute break between different sections
  • Navigation between sections not allowed
  • Section 2 carried 1 mark per question. 0.25 for each incorrect response
  • No negative marks for the Psychometric Test & Descriptive Test
  • Psychometric Test is compulsory and a qualifying test. Earlier, it was even compulsory to attempt all the questions in this section. However the instructions are now changed to: No marks would be given for an un-answered question in the Psychometric Test.

MICAT- II 2021 Section Wise Analysis

Psychometric Test:

Topics

Number of Questions

Ordinal Questions( Totally agree, Strong agree...) 8 options

117

True/False

33

Verbal Ability:

Topics

Number of Questions

RC- 1 (Climate Change)

4

RC-2 (Priming Effect)

5

Fill in the blanks

2

Error Spotting/ Correct Sentence

2

Para Jumble

3

Vocabulary

1

Synonyms & Antonyms

2

One word Substitution

1

QA & DI:

Topics

Number of Questions

Arithmetic

6

Algebra

2

Distance & Direction

1

Statistics

1

PNC/Probability

1+1

Height & Distances

2

Pie Charts

5

Line Graph

1

Divergent & Convergent Thinking:

Topics

Number of Questions

Visual Reasoning

2

Word Associations

7

Statement Assumption

3

Data Sufficiency

1

Blood Relation(Coded)

1

Analogy

2

Odd One Out

1

Coding- Decoding

2+1

General Awareness (5 Questions- GRID Matching):

Topics

Number of Questions

Current Affairs

4

Brand- Logo, Taglines, etc

5-6

Geography, Currency, Flag

0

Awards

1

Culture & Language

1

Science & Tech

0

Economics

0

Descriptive Test:

Topics

Answer in Less than 300 words

Stone, Paper, Scissors- Bitterest Rivals make the best team

For 3 points

Stone, Paper, Scissors- Bitterest Rivals make the best team

Against 3 points

How young managers can implement this to optimise managerial output

 

Picture Perception

2 keys in a key chain, 3 parrots, a lady selling green vegetables, a sun rising/setting behind a Pilon

Good Attempts:

Section Name

Number of Questions

Good Attempts

Psychometric Test

150

 

Verbal Ability

20

10-11

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

20

5-6

General Awareness

20

10-12

Divergent & Convergent Thinking

20

9-10

Descriptive Test

4

32-35

MICAT-II 2021 Selection Criteria

All those who meet the criteria described above, their final composite score shall be created based on the following weightage:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT: 20%
  • MICAT: 30%
  • GE: 20%
  • PI: 30%

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