MICAT II 2017 Analysis - Moderate exam with tricky QA and GK sections
Sreetama Datta, 14 Feb 2017, #MICAT
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MICAT II conducted on February 12, 2017 was tougher than MICAT I held on December 11, 2016. According to the experts, General Awareness and Quantitative Ability sections were tougher than the rest. The overall difficulty level can be termed from easy to moderate. The exam was conducted on computer based mode across 27 cities in India. No technical glitches were reported for the exam. This article brings to you the detailed section wise analysis of MICAT II based on expert inputs. The MICAT exam pattern and structure of the paper is given as below.

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MICAT II 2017 Structure

Section

Number of Questions

Duration in minutes

Descriptive Test

4

35

Psychometric Test

36

25

Reasoning

30

105

General Awareness

22

Verbal Ability

25

Quantitative Analysis

25

Let us take a detailed section wise analysis of  MICAT 2017

 

MICAT Analyis 2017 - Descriptive Test

This section tested the analytical and writing ability along with the creative quotient of the candidates. The first three questions were on the topic ‘Public opinion is vital for policy making’. In the first question, candidates had to write three points in favour of the topic and in the second question, they had to write three points against the topic. The third question was to write 200 words in either in favour or against the topic. It was specifically mentioned in the instructions that the stance could not be neutral.

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The fourth question in the Descriptive Test was to write a story by connecting various images given. The pictures were of traffic jam, a mother and daughter in the sea playing with each other, a long-winding circular staircase and snow-capped mountains.

 

MICAT Analyis 2017 - Psychometric Test

This was a compulsory section with no negative marking. There was no right or wrong answer. The aim of this section was to get an idea of the candidates’ personality traits. The first 10 questions asked the candidates to select the option closest to their personality. In the next 16 questions, candidates had to select one among two statements closest to their personality. The last ten questions consisted of six statements each. Here, a test taker had to rank the statements according to his or her choice. According to MICA, candidates whose choices reflect leadership skills will have a higher chance of getting shortlisted.

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MICAT Analyis 2017 - Logical Reasoning

This section had 30 questions with majority (19 questions) from Verbal Logic. Other topics included Data Sufficiency and Visual Reasoning. Questions on Word Association were on trickier lines. One of the questions on Statement-Assumptions were vague in nature.

 

MICAT II Logical Reasoning Analysis

S. No.

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

1

Word Association

15

Moderate-Difficult

2

Statement-Assumption

4

Easy-Moderate

3

Visual Reasoning

7

Easy-Moderate

4

Data Sufficiency

4

Easy-Moderate

MICAT Analyis 2017 - General Knowledge

This section had majority of the questions from business awareness and the topics included logos, taglines, CEOs, mergers & acquisitions, recent appointments among others. Current affairs questions on national and international  events, politics, court judgements, enquiry committees were also asked. No questions were asked from books-authors and history. Some of the questions were asked in match the column format.

 

MICAT II General Knowledge Analysis

S. No.

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

1

Current Affairs

9

Easy-Moderate

2

Brand and taglines

5

Easy-Moderate

3

Company & Owner

4

Easy

4

Brand & logo

2

Easy

5

Miscellaneous GK

2

Tough

MICAT Analyis 2017 - Verbal Ability

This section carried mix of questions from the topics like Vocabulary, Grammar, Jumbled Sentence among others. There was one Reading Comprehension passage which carried five questions. While the vocabulary and grammar questions were tricky, Jumbled Sentence questions were very easy. Following table brings the topics, number of questions and difficulty level of the questions.

 

MICAT II Verbal Ability Analysis

S. No.

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

1

Synonyms

5

Moderate-Difficult

2

Fill in the blank

5

Moderate

3

Spot the error

7

Easy-Moderate

4

Jumbled Sentence

4

Easy

5

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy-Moderate

MICAT Analyis 2017 - Quantitative Ability

According to the analysis by Career Launcher, this section was dominated by Arithmetic. The other major topic was Data Interpretation. The difficulty level of this section was higher than usual. Take a look at the topic wise number of questions and difficulty level.

 

MICAT II Quantitative Ability Analysis

S. No.

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

1

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)

3

Easy

2

Data Interpretation (Bar Graph & Pie Chart)

3

Moderate

3

Ratio

1

Easy

4

Series

3

Difficult

5

Set Theory

2

Moderate

6

Quadratic, Trigonometric and higher order equation

4

Difficult

7

Rectangle

1

Moderate

8

Profit & Loss

2

Easy

9

TSD

2

Easy-Moderate

10

Function

1

Moderate

11

Percentage & Fraction

3

Easy

As per Career Launcher experts, the MICAT II 2017 cutoff is expected to range from 59 to 62 marks. The result of MICAT II will be declared on February 20, 2017.

 

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