MICAT 2018

MICATMICAT 2018 - MICA Ahmedabad has commenced the registration for MICAT I from September 26. MICAT I 2018 will be held on December 17, 2017 in computer-based mode. MICAT 2018 is a national level entrance exam for admission to MICA’s flagship Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Communications (PGDM-C) programme offering 180 seats. The exam is conducted twice a year, in December and February. MICAT 2018 carries around 140 questions from subjective and objective questions. The total duration of the exam is 165 minutes or two hours and 45 minutes. MICAT II is scheduled to be held on February 17, 2018, for which the application process will commence on January 3, 2018. Last year, a total of 8971 candidates had applied for MICAT-I (4453) and MICAT-II (4518) out of which 716 candidates were shortlisted for GE-PI rounds. This article of Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about MICAT 2018 regarding eligibility criteria, application form, important dates, exam pattern, result, cut off, selection procedure, etc.

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All about MICAT:

MICAT Important Dates 2018


The table below reflects the tentative important dates for MICAT 2018:


MICAT 2018 Important dates


Start Date

MICAT – I Registration

September 26, 2017 to November 30, 2017

Issue of MICAT- I Call Letters/Admit Card

December 11, 2017

MICAT – I Exam

December 17, 2017

MICAT -I Result (To be declared on the website)

January 3, 2018

MICAT – II Registration

January 3, 2018, to February 5, 2018

Issue of MICAT- II Call Letters/Admit Card

February 9, 2018


February 17, 2018

MICAT – II Result (To be declared on the website)

February 26, 2018

GE & PI Shortlist

March 1, 2018

GE & PI at Delhi and Kolkata

Second week of March 2018

GE & PI at MICA Ahmedabad

Third week of March 2018

GE & PI at Bangalore & Mumbai

Third week of March 2018

MICAT Eligibility Criteria 2018


The candidates must fulfill 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.

  • Applicants must have valid scores of at least one of the entrance exams among CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (2016 onwards).

  • 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 Application Form 2018


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 registration process for MICAT – I 2018 has started from September 26 onwards and will end on November 30, 2017. While, the application form for MICAT – II 2018 will be available from January 3, 2018, up to February 5, 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 on the application form.

  • Candidates must upload their latest coloured passport size photo and signature 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, Demand Draft and Cheque.

MICAT Exam Pattern 2018


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 a total number of questions:


MICAT Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Time Allotted

Part I

Descriptive Test


35 Minutes

Part II

Psychometric Test


25 Minutes



Part III

Verbal Ability



105 Minutes

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


General Awareness


Divergent-Convergent Reasoning


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.


MICAT Syllabus 2018


The MICAT has been designed to assess analytical and verbal ability, logical reasoning, divergent thinking, written communication skills, creative 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:

  • Psychometric Test

  • Descriptive Test.

  • Verbal Ability.

  • Quantitative Ability.

  • General Awareness.

  • Divergent-Convergent Reasoning

The detailed MICAT 2018 syllabus is mentioned below:


Reasoning and Verbal Ability

  • Visual Reasoning

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Statement-Conclusions

  • Word Combination, etc.

General Knowledge

  • Advertising

  • Marketing

  • Film and Media

  • National Current Affairs

  • News Presenters

  • Sports News

  • Politics

  • Indian Constitution

  • Literature

  • Science & research

  • History

  • Geography, etc.

Quantitative Ability

  • Arithmetic

  • Numbers

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

  • Set Theory, etc.

MICAT Sample Paper 2018


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.


MICAT Admit Card 2018


Candidates can download the MICAT - I 2018 admit card on December 11. The MICAT – II 2018 admit card will be available for download on February 9, 2018. 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 Name

  • Candidate's Roll Number

  • Examination Venue

  • Candidate's Photo and Signature

  • Exam Day Instructions

MICAT Exam Centres 2018


It is expected that MICAT 2018 will be conducted in around 39 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:


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MICAT Result 2018


The result of MICAT – I 2018 will be declared on January 3, 2018, 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 will be announced on February 26, 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 will be announced on March 1, 2018


MICAT Cutoff 2018


Once the result of MICAT – I & II 2018 is announced, MICA will determine the MICAT 2018 cutoff. The cutoff 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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Contact Number: +91 2717 308250

Fax: +91 2717 308349

Email: [email protected]


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