MICAT 2018: MICAT is a national level entrance exam for admission to MICA’s flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) programme offering 180 seats. MICAT 2018 is conducted by MICA, Ahmedabad in computer-based mode. The exam is conducted twice a year, in December and February. MICAT carries around 140 questions from subjective and objective questions. Total duration of the exam is 165 minutes or two hours and 45 minutes. The registration process for MICAT - I 2018 is expected to begin from the last week of September and will end in the fourth week of November. The application process for MICAT – II 2018 is likely to start from the first week of January, 2018 and will end in the last week of January, 2018. This article of Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about MICAT 2018 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, cutoff, selection procedure, etc.
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All about MICAT:
Exam Name: MICA Admission Test
Short Name: MICAT
Exam Type: National
Exam Category: Post Graduate
The table below reflects the tentative important dates for MICAT 2018:
Expected Schedule for MICAT 2018
MICAT – I Registration
End of September, 2017
Last week of November
Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card
First week of December, 2017
MICAT – I Exam
Second week of December, 2017
MICAT -I Result (To be declared on the website)
Third week of December, 2017
MICAT – II Registration
First week of January, 2018
Last week of January, 2018
Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card
First week of February, 2018
MICAT – II Exam
Second week of February, 2018
MICAT – II Result (To be declared on the website)
Third week of February, 2018
GE & PI Shortlist
Third week of February, 2018
GE & PI at MICA, Ahmedabad
Second week of March, 2018
GE & PI all cities
Third week of March, 2018
Fourth week of March, 2018
The candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for MICAT 2018.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree (10 + 2 + 3) or an equivalent qualification in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for MICAT 2018.
A Foreign National (FN) student is eligible to apply if he/ she holds a foreign passport with valid GMAT scores (2016 onwards) of 600 or more.
An NRI students can also apply with a valid GMAT score (2016 onwards).
MICAT 2018 will be conducted twice. The better of two MICAT scores will be considered. Aspirants who wish to appear both MICAT – I and MICAT – II need to apply separately. The application process for MICAT – I 2018 is expected to begin from the fourth week of September and will end in the last week of November, 2017. The application form for MICAT – II 2018 is expected to be available from first week of January to last week of January 2018. Candidates are advised to fill the MICAT 2018 application form accurately along with the payment of the requisite fee for successful registration.
Steps to fill MICAT Application Form 2018
Candidates require to visit the official website and click on “New Registration” button.
Aspirants need to fill in the required details in the application from.
Candidates must upload their latest coloured passport size photo at the time of online registration for MICAT 2018.
The candidates need to enter their scores of the national level exams.
Aspirants can pay the application fee for MICAT 2018 through online or offline mode.
After successful registration, aspirants will receive an e-mail containing MICA ID and Password.
Note: Candidates can use MICA ID and Password to modify details online.
Application Fee for MICAT 2018
Candidates need to pay the application fee of Rs.1965 (for all categories).
The mode of application fee payment is through Credit Card/ Debit Card, Net Banking, Cash at SBI Bank, Demand Draft and Counter Payment.
The exam pattern of MICAT 2018 is expected to be on the similar lines as that of last year. As per the last year’s pattern, MICAT is a computer based test of two hours and forty five minutes (2:45 hrs) duration carrying approximately 120-145 descriptive as well as objective type questions.
The following table reflects tentative MICAT 2018 exam pattern along with total number of questions:
Expected MICAT 2018 Exam Structure
No. of Questions
2 Hour and 45 Minutes
Note: The total number of questions and time allotted may vary for MICAT 2018 exam pattern.
Marking Scheme: There is no negative marking for Part I and II. Part III has a negative marking of 0.25 per cent of the total marks allotted.
The MICAT has been designed to assess analytical and verbal ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creativity potential and general awareness about contemporary social and industry related issues, including areas covering media, marketing, advertising and business.
MICAT 2018 is divided into six sections:
The detailed MICAT 2018 syllabus is mentioned below:
Reasoning and Verbal Ability
Word Combination, etc.
Film and Media
National Current Affairs
Science & research
Set Theory, etc.
MICA PGDM-C aspirants planning to appear for MICAT 2018 must prepare and practice by solving MICAT sample paper regularly. The sample paper will give candidates an idea of the question types, syllabus and estimated time required to solve a question.
Candidates can expect to download the MICAT - I 2018 admit card in the first week of December. The MICAT – II 2018 admit card is likely to be available for download in the first week of February. MICAT 2018 admit card will be available in online mode. The candidates who have registered for MICAT 2018 will be issued the MICAT Admit Card. Test takers can download the admit card of MICAT 2018 by entering their MICAT ID and password. Candidates are required to carry a photo identity proof along with their MICAT 2018 Admit Card at the exam centre.
The admit card will have the following details:
Candidate's Roll Number
Candidate's Photo and Signature
Exam Day Instructions
It is expected that MICAT 2018 will be conducted in around 27 cities all over India. Candidates can choose one city to appear for MICAT exam. The name of the test centre, address and other information will be mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check the below mentioned list of MICAT 2018 exam centres:
MICAT 2018 Exam Cities
The result of MICAT – I 2018 will be declared in the third week of December in the form of score-cards. Once the MICAT – I 2018 result is announced, aspirants can fill the MICAT – II 2018 application form. The result for MICAT – II 2018 is likely to be released in the third week of February, 2018. Candidates will be able to check their MICAT – 1 2018 result online using their credentials. The best of two scores will be considered for the further selection procedure. Based on MICAT 2018 Result, candidates will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The GE-PI shortlist is expected to be announced in the third week of February, 2018
Once the result of MICAT – I & II 2018 is announced, MICA will determine the MICAT 2018 cutoff. The cut off of MICAT 2018 is the minimum mark or percentile that a candidate has to secure in order to get shortlisted for the selection process. Those who qualify for the psychometric test will get evaluated on various sections of MICAT 2018, which includes Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Divergent-Convergent Reasoning. The aspirants scoring the required cutoff for MICAT 2018 in the various sections will be assessed for the Descriptive test. In the end, the test takers scoring the minimum score in the DT will be considered for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. The expected cut off for MICAT 2018 is between 59 and 62.
MICAT Selection Procedure 2018
The selection process of MICAT 2018 consist of three stages:
1) Candidate should have a valid score in any one of the entrance exam among CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2016 onwards).
2) The aspirants will be assessed on MICAT 2018, which includes 6 sections: Psychometric, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Divergent-Convergent Reasoning and Descriptive Test.
Psychometric test is a qualifier.
3) The shortlisted candidates of MICAT 2018 will appear for Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.
Test takers will have to get 3.5 or more on a 5 point scale in GE.
Aspirants should get 4 or more on a 5 point scale in PI.
The aspirants who meet the criteria mentioned above, a composite score will be created based on the following weightage:
MICAT: 50 per cent
GE: 18 per cent
PI: 30 per cent
CAT, XAT and GMAT: 2 per cent
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