Careers360 writes Open Letter to MICA Director for transparency in MICAT results
MICA has cited policy for non-disclosure of MICAT scores and cut-offs. MICA admission office has already turned down any such demand saying scores can’t be disclosed to “keep the sanctity of MICAT as it is; given its nature.”
Raising concerns of thousands of distressed MICAT takers and MICA aspirants, Careers360 has now written an open letter to MICA director Dr Nagesh Rao seeking his immediate intervention towards bringing transparency in MICAT results.
Open Letter to MICA Director for transparency in MICAT results
Date: 30 December, 2015
Dr Nagesh Rao,
Director, MICA (Ahmedabad)
Subject: Transparency in MICAT Results
I write to draw your attention towards increasing resentment over non-disclosure of score cards of MICAT takers.
After MICAT results were announced on December 23, 2015, MICA aspirants have doubted your shortlisting criteria for GE-PI round. Many candidates have raised questions on secrecy that MICA maintains on the MICAT score cards.
Since MICA has introduced two MICAT exams – MICAT I & MICAT –II, for the same intake of 180 seats this year, many candidates have alleged that MICA has deliberately shortlisted less number of candidates to prompt MICAT-I takers to take the test again. The non-disclosure of score cards despite their repeated requests has further increased their doubts over MICAT evaluation process and its results.
While we congratulate the MICA team for introducing this new testing practice, we feel that a greater level of transparency and fairness in MICA testing system is also needed. Candidates are repeatedly asking for their scores just to understand their level of performance and how much more they need to work to get a coveted MICA seat.
Sir, your institution is regarded as the ‘best in class’ institution and has a reputation that is built over two-and-a-half decade. But, the irony is that being a private institution, it does not fall under the purview of Right to Information (RTI) Act. Thus, there is no way a candidate can get a detailed feedback on his/her MICAT test including section-wise score, section-wise cut-off, overall cut-off etc.
As a result, MICA aspirants have routed their anger through different social media platforms. Your ‘Official MICA Facebook Page’ has also witnessed comments that reflect huge disappointment among MICAT takers.
With thousands of MICA aspirants look up to your institute as a center of excellence in communication, this one-way communication where feedback from MICA is fairly missing is hampering your reputation. An urgent course correction is needed on your part.
MICA needs to carry on with its legacy of being the best institute in communication management and its policies need to be evolved to fit into changing times and audience. I strongly believe that a strong two-way communication will only strengthen credibility of the institution.
It’s time you strengthen your trust among test takers, win their confidence and come stronger as an institution which has always boasted excellence in communication.
Hence, on behalf of all MICAT takers, we demand:
Release MICAT-I score cards (& subsequently MICAT –II score cards also)
Announce the number of MICAT test taker and candidates shortlisted for GE-PI through MICAT-I ( & subsequently for MICAT –II also)
Announce the sectional and overall cut-off for shortlisting so that a candidate knows where does he/she stand with his/her own scores
The candidates rightfully deserve to ask for a comprehensive feedback on their tests. MICA aspirants look for your response on why MICA, which boasts communication as its core, is failing MICAT takers by not disclosing their score cards?
Being an institution of repute, you are looked up to. We expect you to continue to be looked up to. We at Careers360 hope that MICA agrees to the demands of test takers and brings transparency to its testing system.
Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Dean, MICA, Ahmedabad
Dr Shubhra P. Gaur, Chairperson, Admissions, MICA, Ahmedabad
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Questions related to MICAT
If I score 600 on GMAT and score 40+ on MICAT (with well-written essay), can I expect a call from MICA? PS: I want to join the 2021-23 batch and by then, would have 3 years of work experience in marketing and branding. Please help, and thank you in advance :)
Let me get this straight. There is no specific cutoff for MICAT Exam. In past, students have got calls for interview even at 45 scaled score and have not got any call even at 55 scaled score. Some of my acquaintances have even got calls at around 45 scaled score, 72 percentile in CAT and but they had exceptional writing skills. So it all depends on how your profile looks overall, not only on individual test scores.
MICAT 2 raw score 45.5, scaled 56.5 CAT PERCENTILE - 85.14 Based on ghis what are the chances gor getting shortlisted?
Score is moderate which will make difficult to get an admission. Moderate because your rank is close to cutoff value. as college cutoff list is not available it is difficult to say in which you can apply. Cutoff list will be released prior to counselling so keep an eye on it. Be attentive and keep taking updates so that you don't miss any information.
For more details , please go through the link given:- https://media.careers360.com/articles/micat-cutoff
Hope it helps!
I got 89%ile in XAT but only 83%ile in CAT. Will they consider my XAT score instead of CAT? And how much will I have to score in MICAT 2, say with a decent attempt of the descriptive section?
CAT/XAT percentile = weightage is 20%
MICAT = 30%
Group Discussions/Group Exercise = 20%
PI = 30%
i have score of 95 in cat and i was thinking how much should i score in micat to assure a call??
Your percentile in CAT is great congratulations for it, Now the marks you should need to score for getting a call will be 50+ to make yourself in a good position for getting admission, Although there are students who got less than 50 marks in MICAT and get a call but it is not a safe score for MICAT, So I would suggest you to score above 50 in MICAT exam for making yourself in a safe side for admission.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.
my cat percentile is below 70, is there any chance that i will be further considered if i score well in micat?
As far as last year cutoff is concerned which is 78 percentile in CAT you have no chance. Getting good score in MICAT can get you a call till 75 percentile at some conditions but getting less than 70, In my opinion there is no chance, However MICA also accept XAT score so, if you have good percentile like 75-80 in it than you have a chance to convert it.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
All the best.