MICAT Exam 2020 : About

MICAT 2020 is MICA Admission Test 2020. It is a management entrance test conducted twice a year by the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad for getting admissions into their flagship programme – Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM – C) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) session 2020-22.

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Exam Name

MICA Admission Test (MICAT 2020)

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Exam Conducting Institute

Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad

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Exam Level

National Level

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Courses Offered

PGDM – C, PGDM (equivalent to MBA degree)

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Exam Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

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Application Mode

Online

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Exam Date

MICAT-I – Saturday, 7th December 2019 MICAT-II – Saturday, 25th January 2020

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Exam Duration

2 Hours 45 Minutes or 165 Minutes

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Exam Language

English

MICAT Exam 2020 : Important Dates

The MICAT 2020 exam is conducted twice a year. Students can choose to give either MICAT-I or MICAT-II or both the exams. During the final consolidation of the scores, the better of the two MICAT scores are considered.

Please Note: Currently the registration window for MICAT-I is open.

MICAT-I Dates

Registration Window9th Oct 2019 – 25th Nov 2019 (11:50 PM)

Admit Card3rd Dec 2019

Exam DateSaturday 7th December 2019

Result23rd December 2019

MICAT-II Dates

Registration Window26th Nov 2019 – 16th Jan 2020 (11:50 PM)

Admit Card22nd January 2020

Exam DateSaturday 25th January 2020

Result14th February 2020

MICAT Selection Procedure Dates

MICAT GE & PI Shortlist14th February 2020

MICAT GE & PI; Location: Delhi, Kolkata 13th, 14th & 15th March 2020

MICAT GE & PI; Location: MICA, Ahmedabad2nd & 3rd March 2020

MICAT GE & PI; Location: Bangalore, Mumbai5th, 6th & 7th March 2020

MICAT Final ResultEnd of March 2020

MICAT Exam 2020 : Registration

  1. The MICAT 2020 application fee is INR 1985. The application fee is non-refund able.
  2. Currently the MICAT-I registration forms are available on the website.
  3. Once a candidate registers successfully on the website, they will receive a MICA ID and MICA Password. Using those credentials they can further go ahead and fill the MICAT-I Application Form.

Please Note: You need an Internet Explorer (version 11 and above) or Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61) or Google Chrome (version 50 to 69) in order to fill in the MICAT I

MICAT Exam 2020 : Eligibility Criteria

The basic requirements for MICAT 2020 exams are:

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelor degree in any discipline or an equivalent recognized by The Association of Indian Universities.
  2. Those in their final year of graduation can also apply.
  3. The Bachelor degree must be of the system 10+2+3 or an equivalent.
  4. Those with a creative and analytical streak and who can conceive and express their ideas fluently, stand a better chance.

MICAT Exam 2020 : Exam Pattern & Round Details

Step 1: CAT/XAT/GMAT

  1. Students can apply using CAT 2019 score or XAT 2020 score or GMAT scores (2018 onwards).
  2. The above scores must be updated on the website by 16th Jan 2020.
  3. In case the XAT 2020 is not available until then, students can provide their XAT registration number and MICA authorities will contact XLRI for the same.
  4. The overall weightage of CAT/XAT/GMAT score exam is 20%.

Step 2: MICAT

  1. The MICAT 2020 exam will have 3 sections, based on the performance of which the students will be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI).
  2. The overall weightage of MICAT exam is 30%.
  3. The Section A (Psychometric Round) acts a qualifier.
  4. The MICAT 2020 mock test will be released on the official website so that students can get a fair idea about the exam pattern and details.
  5. There are approximately 125 – 145 questions in the MICAT 2020 Exam Paper.
  6. The exam pattern of MICAT exam is:
Section No. of Questions Time Duration (In Minutes) Marking Scheme Description
Section A Psychometric Test 35 25 Subjective Marking. NO Negative Marking The details of this section will be released a few weeks before the MICAT-I exam. There is nothing right or wrong in this section.
Section B Verbal Ability 25 105 25% Negative Marks out of the allotted marks Verbal & Grammar Skills
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 25 Mathematical & Data skills
General Awareness 25 Current Affairs
Divergent & Convergent Thinking 30 Reasoning & Analytical Skills
Section C Descriptive Test 4 35 Subjective Marking. NO Negative Marking In this section, candidates will be provided with a few topics and/or picture-based questions. They will have to present a story or their arguments or views. They will be tested on the written skills.

Step 3: GE & PI

Group Exercise (GE)

  1. It is a team based round.
  2. Candidates are evaluated in reference to their group members.
  3. GE is not a qualifier round. There is no screening done after this round.
  4. The overall weightage of this round is 20%.

Personal Interview (PI)

  1. This is a one-on-one round where the candidate interacts with a panel.
  2. The candidates are evaluated on their ‘Creative Leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication’.
  3. This is final round in the selection process.
  4. The overall weightage of this round is 30%.

MICAT Exam 2020 : Selection Process

Those candidates who have appeared for either CAT/XAT/GMAT are qualified to apply for and write the MICAT-I or II exam. The Section A (Psychometric Test) is the qualifier round in order to move further down the selection process.

While short listing the candidates for GE & PI round, the following are kept in mind:

  1. Those who apply using multiple scores such as CAT 2019 and/or XAT 2020 and/or GMAT (2018 onwards), only the best out of three is considered.
  2. Those who appear for both MICAT-I and MICAT-II, their scores will be normalised and better of the two will be used for the final selection process.
  3. Normalised Scores (based on standardised statistical methods) will be used for each section while calculating the relative performance of students.
  4. While preparing the final GE & PI list both CAT/XAT/GMAT scores and MICAT-I and/or II scores are given equal weightage (50% each).
  5. Out of the total number of students applying for MICA’s PGDM-Cn or PGDM, roughly 10% clear for the GE & PI rounds.

Here is a flowchart explaining the selection process for GE & PI round:

PIE Chart

MICAT Exam 2020 : Final Merit List

The MICAT 2020 final merit list is based on the relative performance of students in each of the 4 rounds

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CAT/XAT/GMAT Scores

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MICAT Scores

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Group Exercise (GE)

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Personal Interview (PI)

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MICAT Exam 2020 : Result & Cutoff

The MICAT-I & II results are released within 1-2 weeks of the exam. (MICAT-I – 23rd Dec 2019; MICAT-II – 14th Feb 2020).

MICAT-I and MICAT-II scores are normalized using standardized statistical methods. This includes the overall score and sectional score.

The MICAT cutoffs are based on previous year MICAT data and performance of students.

MICAT Exam 2020 : Admit Card

  1. The MICAT 2020 admit card is available online on www.mica.ac.in
  2. Candidates can download the MICAT 2020 hall ticket by logging in on the official website using the MICA ID and MICA Password
  3. The MICAT-I Admit Cards are available starting 3rd Dec 2019.
  4. The MICAT-II Admit Cards are available staring 22nd Jan 2020.
  5. The MICAT 2020 Admit card will contain your – Name, Application Number, Exam Center, Exam Date, & Time.

MICAT Exam 2020 : Contact Details

  • General Queries
  • Phone: 02717 - 308313 / 308250
  • Email: admissions@micamail.in
  • Technical Queries
  • Phone: 022 68202750
  • Email: micahelpdesk@gmail.com
  • Address: Admission Office, MICA, Shela, Ahmedabad-380 058, India
  • Phone numbers are available till end of exam date 9AM-6PM (Monday to Saturday)

MICAT Exam 2020 : Exam Centers

The MICAT-I & II exams will be conducted across 48 cities in India. The MICAT 2020 Test Centers will be located in the following cities:

  1. Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Ajmer, Aligarh, Allahabad
  2. Bareilly, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
  3. Chandigarh, Chennai
  4. Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad
  5. Faridabad
  6. Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Guwahati
  7. Hyderabad
  8. Indore
  9. Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Jammu
  10. Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata
  11. Lucknow
  12. Meerut, Mumbai, Muzaffarnagar
  13. Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida
  14. Panjim, Patna, Pune
  15. Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi
  16. Surat
  17. Trivandrum
  18. Udaipur
  19. Varanasi, visakhapatnam

The GE & PI rounds will be conducted in 5 cities: Ahmedabad (MICA), Bangalore Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai